About

The Randwick races are a series of races ran over the course of the season at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Royal Randwick

This course’s close proximity to Sydney’s main Business district makes it the number one choice for racing fans and everyday punters looking to win a few ‘bob’. Known among the locals as the Headquarters for Australian horse racing, the Randwick Races are also accessibly online opening up the HQ to the world.

Royal Randwick track is 2224m in circumference and 28m wide on the straights, and annually there are approximately 45 Randwick races held.

A large track the Randwick races are the home ground for the Australian Jockey Club and over 600 working horses.

An all year course, Royal Randwick presents three carnivals every year, allowing the public both online and person to enjoy a great many Randwick races.

Australian Turf Club (ATC)

Considered by many across the country to be the first choice when it comes to racing, the AJC had been around since 1842, and shows its presence throughout the season at the Royal Randwick Racecourse and also at Warwick Farm. Both courses are located in Sydney, but naturally only one course can be home to the Randwick races.

The ATC came about as the result of a merger between the AJC and Sydney Turf Club in 2009.

Autumn Carnival

The Autumn Carnival presents 6 days packed with Randwick races, offering action and excitement to one and all. A great event for the whole family The Autumn Carnival boats an impressive array of Randwick races with prize money topping $22 million dollars over the course of the carnival.

The Randwick race days during this carnival are Challenge Stakes Day, Chipping Norton Stakes Day, Randwick Guineas Day, Australian Derby Day, Doncaster Handicap Day, and Sydney Cup Day.

The main Randwick races held include the ATC Australian Derby and the Doncaster Handicap, although in total there are 29 races held covering Groups 1, 2 and 3.

ATC Australian Derby

The Derby is contested over 2400m on a right hand course and is the second most rewarding of the Randwick races held during the Autumn Carnival. The prize fund for the best steed is $1.3 million dollars and is only contested for by 3-year olds competing at set weights.

This particular Randwick race is considered the premier race for 3 year-olds in the country.

Doncaster Handicap

This is a highly competitive Randwick race held over a distance of just 1600m, contested for by Group 1 thoroughbreds, it is arguably the main draw of the carnival. The purse for this great event is $1.8 million dollars and is the ideal attraction not just for the gathered crowds but also for anybody watching online.

Spring Carnival

The spring carnival sees the focus changed towards the lower groups with the openings days Randwick races being the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.

The Randwick races see the stakes increase as the carnival moves on with the Group 1 races starting with the George Main Stakes and finishing with the Epsom Handicap. Both races are run over 1600m and provide the highlight of the Randwick races for this carnival, which while undoubtedly less impressive than its autumnal big brother; it only serves to increase the important of online betting.

There are a total of 18 races this carnival, which lasts from the beginning of August and culminating on the first Saturday in October.

George Main Stakes

This 1600m Randwick races event is contested by Thoroughbreds on a weight-for-age basis and offers a pot of around $300,000 dollars, it is one of the main draws at the Spring Carnival and is equally attractive to online punters.

Epsom Handicap.

The highlight of the Randwick races for the Spring Carnival, this 1600m race offers a prize of over $350,000 dollars and is open to horses aged 3 and over. The course is relatively short and therefore is filled with action from the off and offers very attractive prospects for an online flutter.

Summer Carnival

This carnival is a very small lower stakes event held over the hottest months of the year and because of this it is probably more attractive to Internet punters than anything else. Enjoy the action of the Randwick races from the comfort of your own home, the same odds and heated action, but without the heat of the day.

The Summer Cup and the Villers Stakes are the two races held as Group 3 and 2 events respectively. The Villers Stakes occurs around the middle of December while the Summers Cup takes place on Boxing Day (December 26th) and is run over 2400m under handicap conditions. The prize money on offer for these Randwick races is relatively low at $125,000 for the Summers Cup and $150,000 for the Villers Stakes, making them both prime targets for online betting.

The Randwick races present the best of both worlds to the online punter. You have the large draw and high rewards offered by the Autumn Carnival which sees money placed on the very best in the business, and the freedom given to punters by internet betting means no matter where you live you never have to miss the action. Even if you live in Sydney, but don’t fancy the large crowds surrounding the Australian Derby or one of the other large Randwick races, then you can simply log onto your bookmaker of choice and place your bets there.

Similarly, when it comes to the quieter carnivals, and the draw of the races doesn’t pull you into the ground, or the heat of mid summer is too much for your to bear, but still the idea of a flutter on a Randwick race is itching away at you, then the world of online betting is open to you.

The best online bookmaker is Ladbrokes.com.au.