Canterbury race track is situated about 15 minutes south-west of Sydney's city centre and is the predominant midweek racing venue in Sydney and home of night racing which has a fully enclosed air-conditioned betting area.
Night meetings at Canterbury generally take place on Thursday or Friday nights in Sydney and one of the better races held there through the year is the listed Canterbury Classic in January. It is home to the Australian Turf Club.
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) and also make improvements to Rosehill Gardens ($24Million).
Canterbury no longer has a racing carnival as such, as all feature group races have been moved across to Rosehill racecourse. The Canterbury track is predominantly used now for midweek and night racing but does host the odd listed race throughout the season.
Listed races held at Canterbury racecourse each year.
Canterbury has an excellent racing surface and has become a popular venue for night racing in Sydney.
Canterbury is a small, tight track which has a circumference of 1,567 metres and a short straight of 308 metres which suits horses who can lead or race on the pace.
Circumference: 1,567 metres
Straight: 308 metres
Sydney Turf Club
Postal - Po Box 21 Canterbury NSW 2193
Street - Canterbury Park Racecourse, King Street Canterbury NSW 2193
How to get to Canterbury Park Racecourse?
Canterbury Park Racecourse is located south of Sydney in King Street, Canterbury which is around 15 minutes from the CBD.
Trains run to Canterbury Station on the Bankstown line which leaves about a 5 minute walk to the Canterbury track, while a complimentary return shuttle service runs from Everton Road Strathfield Station to Canterbury Park Racecourse on race days.
Sydney has three other city racing tracks which can be found below;