POLICE have praised the behaviour of punters at the Bendigo Cup.
Acting Senior Sergeant Damian Keegan told the Bendigo Advertiser on Thursday morning there were no arrests as a result of Wednesday's races.
"The behaviour of the crowd was good," he said.
"I'm not too sure how the booze bus went, if there were any drunk-drivers but, overall, the crowd was very good.
"It was good to see.
"Obviously with the weather it had the potential to get a bit messy so it was positive."
Bendigo Jockey Club president Brendan Drechsler has confirmed the race meet was one of the biggest days on Bendigo's calendar.
The Cup drew more than 10,000 people.
Mr Drechsler said the level of support created major benefits for the city.
"I would say it is country Victoria's social and sporting event of the year," he said.
"It's a great day of racing.
"We had a vibrant crowd.
"The place just oozed atmosphere."
Acting Senior Sergeant Keegan said police had additional patrols and foot-traffic on hand for the event.
Acting Senior Sergeant Keegan said he was not aware of any post-Cup problems at Bendigo's popular night spots.
"Hopefully that sort of behaviour goes through to other areas around the state for their Cup events," he said.