Rosehill race track can be found around 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney's city centre and offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting
facilities as well as
corporate boxes and a fully-covered
betting ring. It is home to the Australian Turf Club.
Rosehill is also home to AAMI Golden Slipper Day which is the finish of the club's autumn racing carnival, and the day showcases the world's richest race for two-year-olds, the $3.5 million AAMI Golden Slipper. In all, the autumn carnival has 18 Group events over three consecutive Saturdays, with nearly $11 million in prize money.
The Sydney Turf Club (STC) was founded in 1943 and is the youngest of Australia's Principal Race Clubs. It was formed following an Act passed by the New South Wales parliament called the Sydney Turf Club Act. The Act had taken 40 years to draft and gave the club the power to hold 62 race meetings a year at the Rosehill and Canterbury tracks.
The Sydney Turf Club (STC) and the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) officially merged in February 2011 to form a new Sydney racing club, the Australian Turf Club (ATC) and commenced racing on Monday 7th February in New South Wales.
The NSW Government secured a $174million funding package to redevelop Randwick racecourse ($150M) along with improvements to Rosehill Gardens ($24Million).
Rosehill Racing Carnivals
Rosehill hosts two major carnivals in autumn and spring that provide top class racing including the prestigious Golden Slipper Festival in April and Golden Rose Day in August.
Autumn racing carnival at Rosehill
Held in March & April each year, the Rosehill autumn carnival offers high quality racing and is headlined by the $3.5million AAMI Golden Slipper for two-year-olds and ably supported by the $2.25million The BMW at weight-for-age.
Below are the main races of the Rosehill autumn racing carnival.
Spring racing carnival at Rosehill
The spring carnival is held in August & September each year with the $1,000,000 Group 1 Golden Rose the feature race of the spring for 3yo gallopers.
Below are the major races of the Rosehill spring racing carnival.
Rosehill Race Track Details
Rosehill has a circumference of 2,048 metres with sweeping turns and a long straight of 408 metres which gives all horses a chance whether they be on the pace or coming from a fair way back. Rosehill produces plenty of track specialists and barrier positions are important due to most starting gates under 1900m having only a short run to the first turn.
Circumference: 2,048 metres
Straight: 408 metres
Inside grass 1,538 x 27m
Slow cinders track 1,357 x 7m
Fast cinders track 1,436 x 7m
Sand track 1,712 x 6m
Rosehill Race Track Contact Details
Sydney Turf Club
Canterbury Park Racecourse,
Canterbury NSW 2193
Po Box 21
Ph: 02 9930 4000
Fax: 02 9930 4099
Website: Australian Turf Club Website
How to get to Rosehill racecourse
Rosehill Gardens can be reached by road, around 23kms to the west of Sydney CBD and is located on James Ruse Drive, a major arterial road linking close by with Victoria Road, the M4 Tollway and Parramatta Road. Trains also run right to the racecourse, or by the Rivercat service from Circular Quay and other city locations
Raceday Complimentary Bus Services
Rosehill: Strathfield Station offers a return shuttle service runs from Everton Road Strathfield Station to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and starts at 10.00am with trips every 30 minutes (dependent on traffic congestion). The last service departs from P3 bus stop James Ruse Drive at 5.30pm (Winter) or 6:30pm (Summer) returning to Strathfield Station.
Canterbury Park: Strathfield Station offers a return shuttle service from Everton Road Strathfield Station to Canterbury racecourse beginning at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm depending on traffic congestion. Departure times from Canterbury are usually 20 minutes after the second last and last race.
Parramatta Station/Wharf offers a return shuttle service from Parramatta Station to Parramatta Wharf to Rosehill with pick ups from Parramatta Station (Argyle Street) at 9.40am, 10.40am, 11.40am, 12.40pm & 1.25pm. A return service is run from Unwin Street at 3.40pm, 4.40pm, 5.40pm & 6.02pm to Parramatta Wharf and Parramatta Station on request.
Clyde Station/ Wharf: offers a shuttle service every 20 minutes from Clyde to Rosehill Station from 9.52 am until 7.00 pm.