Randwick Racecourse News

Day 2 of the inaugural The Championships is scheduled to take place at Royal Randwick this weekend, Saturday April 19thand will feature four Major Group 1 events; offering race fans, trainers and connections of plethora of high level racing. In addition to the four Group 1 races, the final day…


Randwick Racecourse

The Randwick racecourse is situated in Sydney, Australia. It is about 5km from the city centre and considered one of the best horse racing tracks, not only in Australia but in the world. For over 150 years or so, the magnificent Randwick track has been the host of Sydney’s best thoroughbreds and remains the premier spot for top class racing for the sport known as the ‘Sport of Kings’.

Racing at Randwick started way back in 1833 and the track then was known as “Sandy Course’. It went to homebush in 1838 and the after the creation of AJC in 1842 it was then moved back to Randwick in 1860. In 1992, Queen Elizabeth endorsed the track as the Royal Randwick.

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Upcoming Races

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

The track

Randwick is a wide course, with a lot of tradition and history in terms of charming ‘old world’ structures and modern state of the art facilities, like dining and bars with a panoramic view of the course.

The technical specifications of the track are:

1. The track is spread over 202 acres of land.

2. The total number of trainers available on Randwick are usually 24 at a time.

3. A big number as much as 600 horses are at work at Randwick.

4. The Randwick racecourse consists of 8 racing tracks.

a. The Course proper track is a fully grassed track with the size of 2224m.

b. The Kensington track is used to racing, training and trails; it is the second largest track in Sydney with the perimeter of 2100m.

c. The dirt track, Steeple, jump out and the sand tracks are used for training purpose.

d. Clinders track and the B grass track is used for warm ups.

Horse racing and betting

The Randwick racecourse has a betting auditorium located on the ground floor of the official stand which surrounds the Randwick track catering for all punters and their allied needs such as:

1. Bookmaker and Tote betting

2. Sports betting

3. Seating arrangement in an air conditioned environment.

4. A caf?nd a bar that has a complete range of snacks and drinks.

5. State of the art Audio and video amenities displaying odds, bookie boards and live broadcasting on large plasma screens to facilitate the audience.

The bookmakers accept wagers on all thoroughbred race meetings which are run in NSW, Victoria and South Australia and are covered by the NSW TAB. Auditorium bookmakers are obliged to lay horses to lose different amounts at all NSW and other interstate meetings in the auditorium.

Racing tips

A few important racing tips which a punter should keep in mind:

1. Have a comfortable amount of money in bank.

2. Pre decision an amount that you are interested or willing to bet for a particular race.

3. Don’t waste time on the races where you a have a tough favorite and it looks difficult to beat him.

4. Always establish the order of preference using whatever handicapping methods you prefer.

5. Have a clear picture that how the race will be run, you should be an informative person in the track.

6. Prepare your mind while going on the track for betting, have a planned day.

7. When you have adopted a strategy and you are in the middle of the betting, stick to your potential strategy. You should be able to win or lose your money on your decisions only.

8. Remain composed and flexible when you think its time to change your strategy, look to exploit the available short priced horse in the exotics.

9. Don’t increase your wagers when you win.

10. Have a heart and have fun on the track, its not always your type of a day.

Horse racing is a fun sport when it comes to betting, especially on a lucky day you will find your horse amongst the winners and on a bad day, the favourite will finish as a lay off. Apart from horse racing and betting, Randwick offers a lot of other events and traditional festivals which are enjoyed on the day. The best thing is that you don’t need to turn up to the race meet at Randwick to enjoy the experience of watching and betting upon your favourite jockeys, horses and race meets. In fact, the betting options available at online bookmakers is endless. Start off with Randwick and move up to Melbourne Cup (when the time comes). There is no end to the horse betting action available online. You can relax at home, bet online and watch your horses come home. It has never been more convenient or relaxing to place your winning wagers online.

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