Kembla Grange racecourse

Kembla Grange Racecourse is operated by the Illawarra Turf Club and is one of the many provincial tracks used across NSW.

It’s believed to be in operation heading back to the 1800s; however, the Illawarra Turf Club have owned and operated the track since it’s first recorded meeting in December of 1997.

Kembla Grange racecourse

Kembla Grange Racecourse is the host of many provincial meetings throughout the racing season, with many trainers electing to operate out of these regions. This allows them to be eligible for feature races down the line such as — The Provincial-Midway Championship — raced at Randwick during the Autumn carnival.

Kembla Grange also hosts a standalone Saturday meeting for the $1,000,000 The Gong, which has been a staple of the racing season since being introduced in 2019. Other features include the Kembla Grange Classic (Group 3) for the fillies, a traditional lead up for the Vinery Stud Stakes (Group 1).


Kembla Grange horse racing news

HorseBetting.com.au is constantly updating it’s news cycle for provincial meetings across Australia, including Kembla Grange, bringing readers all the latest and breaking news from the track.

With Your Blessing runs rivals ragged
John Thompson’s concerns about heavy track conditions were quickly extinguished by With Your Blessing at Kembla Grange, powering to a ...
King Of The Castle delivers at Kembla
New Zealand-bred gelding King Of The Castle took his career earnings past A$500,000 with a typically tenacious performance at Kembla ...
Detonator Jack
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Detonator Jack produced a spectacular performance in The Gong (1600m) at Kembla Grange on ...
Riodini wins The Gong 2022
Were it not for a badly-timed injury, Alan Galbraith believes Proisir would probably never have found his way to Rich ...
Riodini wins The Gong 2022
After over 1000-days out of the winner’s enclosure the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Riodini has won the $1,000,000 2022 ...
Atheleric proves a class above in The Warra
Market mover pre-race Athelric ($5) for team Godolphin and James Cummings have taken out the 2022 edition of The Warra ...

Kembla Grange racing tips

Kembla Grange meeting’s are a consistent on the NSW racing calendar and HorseBetting.com.au provides free tips, including best bets and value bets throughout the year.

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Kembla Grange is set to host seven races on a very muddy track this Tuesday, and HorseBetting.com.au brings you free ...
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The Kembla Grange Classic headlines an eight-race card at the Illawarra course this Friday afternoon. See our free racing tips ...
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Kembla Grange racecourse address & how to get there

Kembla Grange Racecourse is located at Princes Highway, Kembla Grange NSW 2526, about 9km south of Wollongong.

There are many options to make you way to this horse racing track if you’re interested in getting to a meeting at Kembla Grange Racecourse. The most common being an Uber or a Taxi, especially if you’d rather not drive yourself to the course, although, if that is something you’d like to do, directions are simply enough.

So long as you’re travelling south on the Princess Highway from the Wollongong direction, you can simply turn off the Highway as the racecourse has its own exit onto Dapto Rd.

If you’d like to make your way to the course via public transport, you can of course do that as well. You can get the train from the likes of Dapto Train Station and Wollongong Train Station to Kembla Grange Station. From there, it’s is only a 600m walk on the Dapto Rd before you arrive at Kembla Grange Racecourse.

When leaving the course, you may want to utilise the Taxi Ranks available at the entrance to the course. The Illawarra Turf Club also provide a courtesy bus leaving the track if that’s a preferred option.


Kembla Grange racecourse dimensions & details

Kembla Grange Racecourse has similar specifications to Randwick and races similarly as well with backmarkers coming into play. The course has a circumference of 2,200m with a home straight of 420m.

There are two chute position for the circuit with the 1200m and 1000m races for the sprinters starting from outside the course proper.

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Major races held at Kembla Grange

Kembla Grange Racecourse is the host of the time honoured Kembla Grange Classic (formerly known as Keith F Nolan Classic) at Group 3 level and is one of the traditional lead ups for the Vinery Stud Stakes. Single Gaze (2016) holds the spoils as the only galloper to do the double since the inception of the race in 2003.

The Gong is the newest of the features to hit Kembla Grange with $1,000,000 on offer. The inaugural edition of the race was taken out by Mister Sea Wolf (2019) and the latest winner being Riodini (2022).

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Kembla Grange plays hosts to some quality racing all year round. Photo credit: bradleyphotos.com.au

How to bet on Kembla Grange races

If you’re looking to have a bet on racing out of Kembla Grange Racecourse, or any other track for that matter there are many different online bookmakers that will take your money. The most efficient way to do so is through online bookmakers, providing the bests fixed odds, tote fluctuations, and exotics in the days leading up to the meeting.

Most online betting sites provide promotions as well, so be sure to find your best option to suit your betting strategies.

If you’re on track, don’t forget to check out the betting ring, as bookmakers will be ready to accept your bets, including those at Kembla Grange if that’s the course you elect to attend.

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