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Randwick


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History

The first official horse race in Australia took place during 1810 in Hyde Park (in Sydney).

In 1833 the Governor announced that a piece of ground along Botany Road was to be the home of a new racecourse. A committee was set up to design and develop the racecourse which was known for a while as 'Sandy Course' and the first race held there, was a private race between only 2 horses. The racecourse was used regularly for racing until 1938, when it changed over to a training facility only due to the deterioration of the track.

The Australian Jockey Club came into being in 1942, and established their headquarters at what was now called the Homebush Course until 1860. When the racecourse reopened under its new name, in mid 1860, the crowd topped 6000. The racecourse is known today as the Randwick Racecourse.

Facilities

The Randwick Racecourse is 2213m, with a straight of 410m. It is an exceptional all-weather course with sweeping bends and the straight has a gentle slope upwards, known as "the rise". Champion thoroughbreds Phar Lap, Octagonal, Kingston Town amongst others have all been winners at Randwick.

The $4.6m Queen Elizabeth II grandstand was opened in 1969 with more than 40 000 people visiting Randwick on the first open day. Crowd capacity is 300 000 plus and there are a number of dining options available; from quick-grab fast foods to sumptuous 5-star dining.

Randwick Racecourse has had its share of non-racing limelight too. In 1973 the Rolling Stones performed there during their Pacific Tour and it has appeared in a number of movies, the most notable being Mission Impossible: II.

Randwick? - Notable Races

Australian Derby

AJC Oaks

AJC Queen Elizabeth Stakes

AJC Sires Produce Stakes

All Aged Stakes

Champagne Stakes

Doncaster Handicap

Epsom Handicap

Flight Stakes

George Main Stakes

Randwick? - Contact Details

The Randwick Racecourse is situated along Alison Road in Randwick NSW 2031 Australia.

The telephone number is (02) 9663 8400.


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