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Metropolitan Race Clubs

Australia's Metropolitan Race Clubs all provide a wealth of racing information to the punting public free of charge with their online websites. Race clubs are able to post anything from club rules and regulations to racing carnival details and club history, which all benefits the punter.

Horse Racing Info has listed all the major Metropolitan websites for each State below for easy reference.

Victoria Metropolitan Race Clubs

'Racing Victoria Limited' is the governing body of racing in the state of Victoria. Metropolitan racing takes place at four city race tracks in Melbourne. These are Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Sandown.

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) administers racing at Flemington and the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) conducts racing at Caulfield and Sandown. Moonee Valley Racing Club hosts racing at Moonee Valley.

Victoria is home to the Melbourne spring racing carnival in October & November and the Melbourne autumn racing carnival in February & March.

Melbourne hosts Australia's most famous race, the Melbourne Cup, along with the Caulfield Cup & WS Cox Plate.

New South Wales Metropolitan Race Clubs

The 'NSW Thoroughbred Racing Board' governs racing in New South Wales. Metropolitan racing takes place at four city tracks in Sydney which are Randwick, Rosehill, Canterbury and Warwick Farm.

Metropolitan racing in Sydney is run by the Australian Turf Club (ATC), an amalgamation of the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) and the Sydney Turf Club (STC) in February 2011, which commenced racing on Monday 7th February of that year.

New South Wales is home to the Sydney autumn racing carnival in March & April and the Sydney spring racing carnival in August & September.

Major feature races in Sydney are the Golden Slipper, Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Epsom Handicap and Doncaster Handicap.

Queensland Metropolitan Race Clubs

Queensland racing is governed by the 'Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board'. Metropolitan racing takes place at two city courses in Brisbane, and they are Doomben and Eagle Farm, which are both operated by the Brisbane Racing Club.

In July 2009, a merger between the Brisbane Turf Club (BTC) and Queensland Turf Club (QTC) resulted in the formation of the 'Brisbane Racing Club'.

Queensland is home to the popular Brisbane winter racing carnival in May & June each year.

Feature races in Brisbane include the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap.

Metropolitan horse racing in Brisbane

Track Info Map Website Main Race
Doomben racecourse Track Map BRC Doomben 10000
Eagle Farm racecourse Track Map   Stradbroke Hcp

South Australia Metropolitan Race Clubs

'Thoroughbred Racing S.A. Limited' governs racing in South Australia. Metropolitan racing in Adelaide takes place at Morphettville, following the closure of former city tracks, Cheltenham and Victoria Park, in 2008-09. The South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) is the principal race club for racing in Adelaide.

South Australia is home to the Adelaide racing carnival which is held during the months of March & May each year.

Adelaide feature races include the Goodwood, Sangster Stakes and Adelaide Cup.

Metropolitan horse racing in Adelaide

Track Info Map Website Main Race
Morphettville racecourse Track Map SAJC Goodwood
Morphettville Parks racecourse Track Map

Western Australia Metropolitan Race Clubs

'Racing and Wagering WA' governs racing in Western Australia and it's a government-owned body. Western Australian Turf Club (now known as Perth Racing) is the principal race club and holds racing at Ascot racecourse in summer and Belmont Park racecourse in winter.

Western Australia is home to the big Perth racing carnival which takes place during summer in November & December each year. Perth also hosts an autumn carnival in April at Ascot, along with a winter carnival in May & June at Belmont.

Perth feature races include the Railway Stakes and Perth Cup.

Metropolitan horse racing in Perth

Track Info Map Website Main Race
Ascot racecourse Track Map WATC Railway Stakes
Belmont racecourse Track Map WATC Belmont Sprint

Tasmania Metropolitan Race Clubs

The 'Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council (TTRC)' is the statutory body for racing in Tasmania and was set up by the Australian Racing Board to look after racing at Hobart and Launceston racecourses.

Tasmania is home to the Tasmanian summer racing carnival each February with the Hobart Cup and Launceston Cup the main feature races.

Metropolitan horse racing in Tasmania

Track Info Map Website Main Race
Hobart racecourse Track Map TRC Hobart Cup
Launceston racecourse Track Map TTC Launceston Cup

International Horse Racing

International racing in Hong Kong and Singpaore is very popular with Australian punters. Thoroughbred racing takes place at Happy Valley racecourse and Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong and Kranji racecourse in Singapore.

Visit our International Racing page for more details on Hong Kong Racing and Singapore Racing.

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