Rosehill Racecourse can be found around 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney's City Centre.
Rosehill Racecourse is operated by the Australian Turf Club.
The Racecourse is located west of Sydney in the suburb of Rosehill. It is approximately 23 kilometres from Sydney's CBD.
In 1943 the Sydney Turf Club was founded and is the youngest of Australia's Main Racing Clubs. The Turf Club was created following the New South Wales parliament passing the Sydney Turf Club Act. This Act took over 40 years to come into force and gave the Turf Club the right to conduct 62 race meets annually at the Rosehill Racecourse and Canterbury Park Racecourse combined.
The Sydney Turf Club and the Australian Jockey Club officially merged in February 2011 to form a new Sydney racing club, the Australian Turf Club and commenced racing on Monday 7th February 2011 in NSW. The NSW Government in 2011 pledged $24 Million for new facilities and improvements to Rosehill Racecourse.
Rosehill Racecourse is fully grassed. The track width at the winning post is 20 metres and the circumference is 2,048 metres. It has a good long home straight being 408 metres long and all races run in a clockwise direction.
There are numerous training tracks at the course including these 4 main tracks.
- Inside Grass Track 1538 metres
- Fast Cinders Track 1436 metres
- Slow Cinders Track 1357 metres
- Sand Track 1712 metres
The racecourse is known as a specialist track. Rosehill Racecourse is a box like shape with even sweeping corners. Runners from the rear can win due to the long straight.
Rosehill Racecourse offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting facilities as well as corporate boxes and a fully-covered betting ring.
Facilities At The Racecourse
- Bacardi Cocktail Bar
- On the Lawn
- Members Bar
- Public Bars
- Marscay and Baguette Suites
- Grand Pavilion
- Private Suites
- Open Terraces
- Betting and Bookmakers Facilities
The Rosehill Racecourse is the home of Sydney's biggest horse race, the Golden Slipper Stakes. The Slipper is the richest two-year-old race in the world. The Golden Slipper in 2010 was given a set date - the first Saturday in April, for a trial period only.
Rosehill Racecourse hosts two major carnivals in autumn and spring that provide top class racing including the prestigious Golden Slipper Stakes Festival and Spring Racing Carnival.
Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill Racecourse In April
- Golden Slipper Stakes G1 1200 metres
- The BMW Stakes G1 2400 metres
- George Ryder Stakes G1 1500 metres
- Storm Queen Stakes G1 2000 metres
- Queen of the Turf Stakes G1 1500 metres
- Tulloch Stakes G2 2000 metres
- TL Bailleu Handicap G3 1400 metres
- Star Kingdom Stakes G3 1200 metres
- Neville Sellwood Stakes G3 2000 metres
Spring Racing Carnival at Rosehill Racecourse In September
- Golden Rose Stakes G1 1400 metres
- Theo Marks Stakes G2 1400 metres
- Kingston Town Stakes G3 2000 metres
- Stan Fox Stakes G2 1500 metres
- Shannon Stakes G2 1500 metres
- Research Stakes G3 1200 metres
- Colin Stephen Quality G3 2400 metres
Transport To Rosehill Racecourse
- By Train: The Rosehill Railway Station (Carlingford Line) is approx 380 metres from the tracks Main Entrance
- By Bus: Bus transport to the track is available courtesy of Veolia Bus Transport to Alfred Street leaving only a short walk to the entrance of the racecourse. Strathfield Bus Station, Everton Road also offers a shuttle service that leaves for the track every 30 minutes.
- By Ferry: Parramatta Wharf is the closest Ferry Port along with a free shuttle bus service (hourly) to the racecourse and return. Clyde Wharf also offers a shuttle bus service departing every 20 minutes to the racecourse.
- By Car: The racecourse is located on James Ruse Drive with majors roads to the course being Victoria Road, the M4 Tollway and Parramatta Road. Take note that traffic on racedays is heavy. There is ample free parking in and around the racecourse.
AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB
98 King Street
PO Box 21,
Ph. (02) 9930 4000
Fax (02) 9930 4098
Australian Turf Club hosts the following feature races run at Rosehill Racecourse, Ajax Stakes | Concorde Stakes | Golden Rose Stakes | Kingston Town Stakes | Run To The Rose | Pago Pago Stakes | The BMW | Rosehill Guineas and more.
Find below all the Group Races run at the Rosehill Racecourse during the season.
Rosehill Racecourse Barrier Guide
- 1100 metres: Is found in a chute inside the main course proper. There is a straight run for approximately 300 metres before it joins the course proper and then runners are faced with the double turn. Inside barriers are an advantage.
- 1200 metres: As with the 1100 metre start but runners have 400 metres before the turn. Despite the new track camber, inside barriers still have an advantage.
- 1300 metres: This start is located on the course proper and provides runners with just 250 metres of straight run before the first of two turns. Inside barrier draws have a big advantage.
- 1350 metres: Same as the 1300 metre start but now provides runners with a 300 metre straight run before the first turn. Inside barriers are an advantage.
- 1500 metres: This barrier is starting in a chute off the course proper at the end of the back straight. It provides runners with a straight run of about 450 metres to the first turn. Again, inside barriers have the advantage especially with big fields.
- 1900 metres: Is located on the course proper giving runners 350 metres straight run before the fist turn. Inside barriers are an advantage.
- 2000 metres: Similar to the 1900 metres start but is in a chute off the course proper and gives runners a run of about 450 metres to the first corner. Inside barriers are favoured.
- 2400 metres: This start is located on the course proper in the home straight. It provides runners with a straight run for almost 400 metres to the winning post for the first time. Inside barriers have only a slight advantage.