Horse racing has a long history in Australia. The most prominent meet is the Melbourne Cup held on the first Tuesday each November. Sydney too has a long history of horse racing with the first organised race meet in Hyde Park in October of 1810. In 1833, land was sanctioned for the purposes of a new racecourse. Today this land is known as Randwick Racecourse.
The Royal Randwick plays host to Autumn, Spring and Summer Racing Carnivals throughout the year. Buses 372, 374, 339 and 376 run from Eddy Avenue (Central Station). Car parking onsite is complimentary and is accessed from High Street.
An alternative to the Royal Randwick are Rosehill Gardens which host the Golden Slipper Festival annually in late autumn. The festival culminates in the AAMI Golden Slipper Day. The festival is held over three days with the last day hosting the world’s richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds. Rosehill Gardens are located immediately next door to Rosehill train station.