Royal Randwick Track Guide
Course proper (outer track above)
Track Circumference - 2224m Length of Home Straight - 410m Track Width at Winning Post - 28m
Kensington track (inside track above)
Track Circumference - 2088m Length of Home Straight - 401m Track Width at Winning Post - 18m
Otherwise know as "headquarters", Royal Randwick is the centre of carnival racing in Sydney and the showpiece of the The Australian Turf Club. Feature races that are run here include the Group One Doncaster Mile and Queen Elizabeth Stakes during The Championships in the Autumn racing season. The recent investments have made the track an impressive venue to visit including the beautiful contrast of the old members stand against the neigbouring main grandstand and its modern design. The Theatre of the Horse provides a unique experience before each race, a mounting yard with rows of stunning flowers and tiered viewing areas all centred on the stars of the show.
The Royal Randwick track is a grand test of any racehorse with open spaces and a lush grassed surface. The final home turn is tight enough to make the horses work just as the pressure is going on, then early in the straight an uphill section called the 'Randwick Rise' can get the best of horses off-balance and starting to tire.
A wide and long home straight provides an amazing spectacle for the run home, especially from the upper levels of the main grandstand.
Royal Randwick is very central, just a few kilometres south of the Sydney CBD. A varirty of bus routes will take you to the track and there is extensive parking in the centre of the course. For further information on getting there see The Australian Turf Club website.