Randwick Racecourse

Randwick Racecourse is one of four horse racing tracks owned and operated by the Australian Turf Club, along with Rosehill Gardens, Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm. Randwick and Rosehill are the two main tracks in Sydney, with more than 40 metropolitan race meetings held across the two tracks each calendar year. Randwick plays host to 20 Group 1 races, with eight of those held across the two days of The Championships in autumn, while The Everest is the showcase race in spring. The Sydney Eastern Suburbs track has held race meetings since 1833.

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Randwick horse racing tips

There are a host of meetings held at both Randwick and the inner Kensington track each year and our expert horse racing tips are usually released in the days leading up to the meetings.

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Randwick horse racing news

Considering that Randwick is one of the most popular race courses in the country, our racing journalists regularly cover the latest racing news from this track.

Bigger targets in mind for Andermatt
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Punt Drunk: Kementari wins thanks to Nash brilliance
With plenty of hope and expectation put on a few horses on Saturday, it was pretty grim viewing for the ...
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Kementari storms home to claim Hall Mark Stakes
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Espiona back to her best at Randwick
The Chris Waller-trained Espiona has come out and smashed her rivals in the James H.B. Carr Stakes at Randwick, showing ...
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Randwick address & how to get there

Randwick Racecourse is located on Alison Road, Randwick, which is approximately 5km from the Sydney CBD.

There are a few ways that you can get to Randwick. Some of the more popular ways are of course via rideshare companies, such as taxis and Uber, you can take the 373 – departing from Museum Station – or 396 – deparing Martin Place Station – bus route, or get off the tram at Wansey Road station, which is about a 7-minute walk from the track.

If you have a bit more time up your sleeve on race morning and feel like getting out and seeing a few sights along the way to the races, it takes around an hour to walk from the CBD to Randwick, through Moore and Centennial Park.

Randwick race track specifications & details

The course proper at Randwick has a circumference of 2227m, and a 410m straight, making it the largest horse racing track in New South Wales. There are four chutes at Randwick: 1000m, 1100m, 1200m, 1400m and 1600m, while races held at Randwick range between 1000m and 3200m. The Randwick Course Proper is a turf track, as is the inner track – Randwick-Kensington – which is predominantly used for midweek metropolitan meetings and trials, while there are also grass, dirt and sand training tracks.

Major races held at Randwick

As we previously mentioned, 20 Group 1 races are run and won each year at Royal Randwick, along with The Everest and a host of other Group 2, Group 3 and Listed races. The Championships is the jewel in the crown for racing at Randwick, with eight Group 1 events held over back-to-back Saturdays, typically at the beginning of April. The Sydney Cup (3200m) is the staying feature at Randwick, while racing fans get to see the best sprinters in the world compete in the TJ Smith Stakes (1200m). The Doncaster Handicap (1600m) is one of Australia’s most famous and prestigious handicap races, while the Australian Derby (2400m) is one of the countries oldest events.

Some of the best horses have Group 1 races at Randwick, including Winx, Black Caviar, Sunline, Octagonal, and the great Phar Lap. In more recent times, Nature Strip has made the Randwick 1200m course his own, winning three consecutive TJ Smith Stakes (2020-2022) as well as the 2021 edition of The Everest, while Chautauqua also won three TJ Smith’s in a row (2015-2017).

Another huge race at Randwick and a great initiative from Racing NSW is the advent of The Kosciuszko, which is raced on the same day as The Everest. This race is only open to country trainers and is aimed at spreading the spoils of the booming racing scene in NSW among the country participants.

The Everest, Royal Randwick
The Everest, Royal Randwick

How to bet on the Randwick races

Australia’s top online bookmakers are the best way to wager on New South Wales Racing, with all betting sites offering markets for Randwick races on the race day and on the days leading up to Saturday meetings.

For all of the big Group 1 races and The Everest, futures markets will be available months in advance, allowing punters to often get enhanced odds about their favourite horses. Many of the best Australian betting sites have got bookmaker apps available, which give you instant access to racing markets from all over the world.

Randwick Racecourse also has TAB facilities, as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a number of bookmakers are set up for race days.

Randwick race dates

Across both Royal Randwick and the Kensington track, 45 race meetings are held at this venue each year. Generally, those meetings will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, however public holiday racing can often be held at these tracks on days like ANZAC Day, Boxing Day and Easter Monday.

Randwick horse racing trainers

There are over 20 trainers based on course at Randwick, with more than 600 horses stabled there. With plenty of training facilities and access to multiple training tracks, Randwick is regularly buzzing on racedays and in the early hours of the morning.

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