Randwick Racecourse, operated by the Australian Turf Club, Sydney New South Wales
Randwick Racecourse is one of Australia's most famous racecourses and features the largest racetrack in New South Wales and is operated by the Australian Turf Club. Its signature racing event is the Australian Derby.
The first race at the track was held in June, 1833, being a private match between two horses.
On January 28th, 1833, The Governor, His Excellency Major-General Sir Richard Bourke, reserved a piece of land on the Botany Road for a new racecourse, originally called Sandy Course but now known as Randwick Racecourse.
Randwick Racecourse has been holding race meetings for over 180 years.
In 1992 the Australian Jockey Club was given the right to call it 'Royal Randwick' after a request to Queen Elizabeth.
In 1977 Randwick Racecourse was modernized with computerized betting system which lead to a large increase in government revenue.
Today, the Randwick Racecourse is regarded as Sydney's racing headquarters. The racecourse is located approximately six kilometres from the Sydney CBD in the suburb of Randwick. Besides horse racing, the venue has been used for many other events including masses and concerts. Randwick Racecourse in 1995 was used as the site for a mass by Pope John Paul II and before that in 1970, Pope Paul VI had another mass to celebrate his visit to Australia. The racecourse has been seen in many movies such as Mission Impossible II.
Queen Elizabeth visited Randwick on February 22nd, 1992 and opened the newly built $30 million Paddock Grandstand.
Sydney's oldest racecourse, dating back to 1860 will undergo a 150 million dollar redevelopment in 2012-13. The redevelopment will included a new grandstand, mounting yards and other facilities to bring it back to one of the worlds premier race venues. Racing will recommence at the track in Spring 2013.
Randwick Racecourse has a circumference of 2213 metres and the straight is 410 metres long. This large course has sweeping bends and gives all runners a chance at winning. Not the best wet weather course due to poor drainage.
Randwick Racecourse has multiple race tracks including the Course Proper, which is the largest track in New South Wales, and the Kensington Track (Second largest track in Sydney) which is used for racing, training and trials.
Randwick also has more training tracks which are grass, dirt & sand tracks, as well as a Bullring and Equine Pool. It houses more than 20 Trainers and 650+ horses.
Facilities At Randwick Racecourse:
The Randwick Racecourse hosts 2 Racing Carnivals each year – the Spring Racing Carnival and the Autumn Racing Carnival.
The Spring Carnival is held every September through to November with races including:
The Autumn Racing Carnival is held every April and May with races including:
Members Area Dress Standard:
Transport To Randwick Racecourse:
AUSTRALIAN JOCKEY CLUB
77 - 97 Alison Road,
PO Box 3,
Ph. (02) 9663 8400
Fax (02) 9662 6292
Randwick Racecourse is the home of the Australian Derby | Doncaster Handicap | Sydney Cup | Australian Oaks | Epsom Handicap | Summer Cup | Breeders Classic | Chairmans Handicap | Chelmsford Stakes | Emancipation Stakes | Furious Stakes | George Ryder Stakes | George Main Stakes and more....
Find below all the Group Races run at Randwick Racecourse during the season.
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3|
|Australian Derby||Chairmans Handicap||Adrian Knox Stakes|
|ATC Oaks||Breeders Classic||Bill Ritchie Handicap|
|Queen Elizabeth Stakes||Chelmsford Stakes||Colin Stephen Quality Handicap|
|Sires Produce Stakes||Emancipation Stakes||Craven Plate|
|All Aged Stakes||Furious Stakes||Frank Packer Plate|
|Champagne Stakes||Light Fingers Stakes||Southern Cross Stakes|
|Doncaster Handicap||Roman Consul Stakes||Kindergarten Stakes|
|Epsom Handicap||Royal Sovereign Stakes||Randwick City Stakes|
|Flight Stakes||Sapphire Stakes||San Domenico Stakes|
|George Main Stakes||Stan Fox Stakes||Skyline Stakes|
|Randwick Guineas||Villiers Stakes||South Pacific Classic|
|Spring Champion Stakes||Summer Cup|
|Sydney Cup||Sweet Embrace Stakes|
|TJ Smith Stakes||The Shorts|
|The Galaxy||Tramway Quality Handicap|
Randwick Racecourse Barrier Guide