Ballarat Turf Club is preparing for its biggest crowd since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The BTC is hoping to attract more than 1000 racegoers to the Grand National Steeplechase Day on Sunday, August 29.
BTC chief executive officer Belinda Glass said while it was likely many more would be permitted to attend as COVID-19 restrictions on sporting events continued to be eased, the club would be happy to get up to 1500 on course for one Victoria's premier jumps racing days.
She said she expected about 500 to be seated in the various function spaces.
Glass said the final number would be dictated by restrictions, which at the moment required four square metres for every patron at seated indoor events.
The BTC has released a series of dining packages for the day. Discount prices are being offered to Ballarat Turf Club, Australian Jumps Racing Association, Warrnambool, Hamilton, Sale, Terang Sandown, Casterton, Pakenham and Coleraine members.
BALLARAT Turf Club marked milestone on Tuesday with its 50th race meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic struck early last year.
Belinda Glass said the club took the opportunity to recognise the efforts of the whole racing industry to get through the COVID-19 safe period without an interruption to racing.
She said Victorian clubs had been fortunate to have strong guidance from Racing Victoria.
"I'm really proud of our team at BTC and we think hitting 50 race days is something to acknowledge and timely to thank our members, sponsors and patrons for their support and patience during times we have been forced behind closed doors."