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Royal Randwick is racing headquarters in Sydney, home to a world class four level grandstand which offers members and visitors a spectacular view of the course as well as cityscape views across Sydney. The ‘Theatre of the Horse” is a huge amphitheatre around the parade ring connected to the ground level of the grandstand. Feature races at Randwick include the world's richest sprint race on turf - The Everest - as well as The Epsom Handicap and the Doncaster Mile.
Randwick Racecourse Map & Barriers Guide:
About Randwick racetrack:
Characteristics: there are two tracks at Sydney’s Royal Randwick. The course proper is the largest turf racecourse in NSW with a circumference of 2227 metres, length of the home straight is 410 metres long and 28 metres wide. A large, sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight, horses race in a clockwise direction. Most runners will have their chance when the rail is in the True position and the going is Good.
There is a second, smaller inner course at Randwick known as Kensington, fields are limited and on pace runners usually have an advantage.
Randwick Barriers Starting Positions:
1000, 1100m & 1200m metre starts: Barrier stalls are located in an angled chute at the back of the course proper. There is a straight run to the home turn, inside barriers have a slight advantage.
1400m: Starts in a chute off the back of the course, angled run to the first corner then a straight run to the home turn. Inside barriers have a slight advantage.
1600m: Located in a short chute off the back of the course. Straight run of 650m until the first turn, inside barriers are a slight advantage.
1800m: Begins on the course proper on the left hand side of the track. Barriers are of little importance.
2000m: Located on the turn just out of the home straight. Runners are on a curve until they reach the back stretch of the course. Fields are restricted, inside barriers are a distinct advantage, particularly when the rail is out.
2400m: Barriers are positioned in front of the grandstand in the home straight. Barriers are of little importance.
3200m: Only one race over this distance every year, the Sydney Cup. In recent years winners have started from inside barrier 9.