The Bendigo Jockey Club warmed up for Sunday's big Mosstrooper Steeplechase Day with a cocktail reception in the MyJet hangar at Bendigo Airport on Saturday night.
Former AFL great Robert 'Dippa' DiPierdomenico was guest of honour at the reception.
TVN racing personalities Sam Hyland and Terry Bailey interviewed racing identities such as horse trainer Patrick Payne and leading jumps jockey Steven Pateman during the night.
Ree McCaig from McCaig Air Conditioning was the big winner from the reception, collecting a Hong Kong trip donated by Bendigo Travel and Cruise Centre in a BJC sponsors draw.
In an ironic twist, Bendigo Travel and Cruise Centre then won the sponsors draw second prize of a table for four at a Moonee Valley race night.
The eight-race Mosstrooper Steeplechase Day program kicks off at 11.56am on Sunday.
One lucky patron who takes the coupon from the back page of Saturday's printed edition of the Bendigo Advertiser to the track and picks all three feature jumps race winners will take home $10,000 cash.