Sale racecourse news, tips and profile

Sale Turf Club continues to be a constant fixture on the Victorian provincial racing calendar, with the racecourse playing host to 20+ meetings throughout the year. The injection of prize money to the country circuits has allowed Sale Turf Club to thrive over the years – particularly with the $200,000 Sale Cup (1600m), which brings genuine metropolitan quality racing to the last Sunday of October.

Greenwattle Racecourse isn’t just a venue for race-day, it also allows trainers to send gallopers for barrier trials and jump-outs throughout the year at an affordable price for stakeholders trying to enhance their equine talent.

Sale Turf Club also offers venue hire for parties, functions, and exhibitions, making for a family friendly environment for more than just your average horse racing participant.


Sale horse racing news

Sale Turf Club is home to plenty of racing and jump-outs, so the team at horsebetting.com.au will always try to provide readers with all the latest news and information from Sale and all surrounding tracks in country Victoria.

Here is the latest Sale racing news:

Sale Turf Club to host Victoria's first Good Friday horse racing meeting
The Sale Turf Club is set to go down in history, hosting Victoria’s first Good Friday thoroughbred raceday, backed by ...

Sale horse racing tips

Our dedicated team at horsebetting.com.au will be covering many of the meetings throughout the calendar year, trying to find readers all the best bets and quaddie numbers.

Here are the latest Sale race tips:

Sale racing preview
The Sale Turf Club will this weekend hold its annual Cup Day, where a very competitive nine-race card is highlighted ...
Sale racing preview
Racing returns to Sale Turf Club this Wednesday with a very competitive eight-race program kicking off at 1pm AEDT. See ...
Sale racing preview
Sale Turf Club is the venue for Victorian thoroughbred racing on Thursday afternoon, with gallopers predicted to be running on ...
Sale racing preview
Sale Turf Club hosts an eight-race program on Wednesday afternoon with the first race set to commence at 12:10pm AEST ...
Sale racing preview
Sale is home to an eight-race program on Wednesday, kicking off at 12:25pm AEST. Without much rain about, gallopers are ...
Sale racing preview
What Sale Races Where Sale Racecourse - 1227 Maffra-Sale Rd, Sale VIC 3850 When Sunday, August 22, 2021 First Race ...
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | August 12, 2021
Horse racing around the country sees four meetings being held around the country on this Thursday afternoon. Our racing analysts ...
Sale racing preview
HorseBetting.com.au's James Herbert brings you his best bets, value picks and quaddie selections for the bumper nine-race card at Sale ...

Sale racecourse address & travelling there

Sale Turf Club is located at 1227 Maffra-Sale Road, Sale, VIC, 3850 and is approximately 220km from the Melbourne CBD.

Located to the direct east of Melbourne, Sale Turf Club can be a testing day trip for racegoers, particularly from the major city.

The best mode of transportation from Melbourne is via Southern Cross Station. The train trip takes approximately three hours to get to Sale Railway Station, and from there you should be able to easily acquire an Uber or Taxi to take you to the course proper.

If you’re driving to the Sale race track, you’ll need to travel east along the M1 with the trip taking roughly two hours and 50 minutes until you arrive at your destination.

If you do decide to utilize public transportation, please be weary that travel times are always subject to change, so be sure to check accordingly on the day of travel.


Sale racetrack dimensions & profile

Greenwattle Racecourse is considered one of the more wide-open racetracks across Victoria, with a circumference 2,040m and home straight of 353m allowing every horse to get their respective chance.

Sale Turf Club allows maximum fields of 16 gallopers, with starting points located from 1000m to staying journey’s of 3200m for flat course and hurdle races as well.

The sprint trips including 1000,1100m, and 1200m all start from a chute position at the north-west side of the track, while all other starting locations disengage from the course proper.

Sale Turf Club Distances


Major races held at Sale

The $200,000 Sale Cup (1600m) is the feature race held at the Sale Turf Club and remains a major attraction during the spring carnival in October.

Recently celebrating its 20th anniversary since it’s inception in 2002, many of Victoria’s major jockeys and trainers have found success in the 1600m event, with Damien Oliver taking out the first edition of the race aboard the Pat Hyland-trained Panoramic Lad (2002).

The most recent edition of the Sale Cup was won by the Simon Zahra-trained Maktoob (2023).


How to bet on Sale races

Australia’s top racing bookmakers are the best and most efficient way of placing wagers on Sale races, and all racing across the nation.

You will also find on-course bookies available when you visit Sale racecourse, although there are benefits to betting online.

The benefits of betting online on the Sale races, include the outstanding promotions and bonuses offers that eligible customers can claim.

The top betting sites in Australia include some well-known brands such as bet365, Ladbrokes and Unibet. These bookies are accessible via mobile, including via betting apps.

Not only can you bet on current horse racing options, but futures markets are also available, with all the best form guides on display for members.

If you’d rather bet in-person, make sure you check out the betting ring at Sale Turf Club, where all the best local bookmakers and TAB facilities will be ready to take your wagers.

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