Sydney's Rosehill Racecourse, home of the Golden Slipper. Our unofficial guide to Rosehill racetrack to help you win more at the Rosehill races. Rosehill Racecourse map, barrier positions, track bias indicators. Free Autumn Racing Carnival info.
Administration: Formerly Sydney Turf Club, since 2011 part of the Australian Turf Club, a merger between the STC & Australian Jockey Club.
Feature Races: The highlight of Australian autumn racing is the $3.5million Golden Slipper. Other races of note at Rosehilll racecourse include the Coolmore Classic, Ranvet Stakes and Rosehill Guineas.
History: Founded in 1947, the first Golden Slipper event was held in 1957 and won by TODMAN by an impressive 8 length margin. The prestigious BMW Stakes is also held at Rosehill on the same day as the Slipper, with such champion winners as HYPERNO (1978) KINGSTON TOWN (1980) BONECRUSHER (1986) and OCTAGONAL (1996 & '97)
Golden Slipper Race Record: 1:08.81 CALAWAY GAL (2002).
Blue Diamond - Golden Slipper Double: Courtza (1989), Bounding Away (1986), Manikato (1978) John's Hope (1972).
Golden Slipper Lead Up Races: Blue Diamond, Skyline Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Reisling Trial, Todman Trial.
How to get to Rosehill Racecourse:
By Car: Located about 17kms from the Sydney CBD via the Western Motorway, parking is available on course.
By Train: Rosehill Gardens is the only racecourse in Sydney with direct access to a rail line.
Characteristics: circumference is 2048 metres, length of the home straight is 408 metres. Racing is in a clockwise direction. There are four long sweeping turns at Rosehill, drawing an inside gate is an advantage at all starts. Difficult to lead all the way when the rail is true, but favours on pace runners when the rail is out 4 metres or more. Runners will avoid the ground near the inside rail when the track is rain affected. Known as a specialists track.
1100m: Barrier stalls are located in an angled chute inside the main course. Straight run of 400m to the first turn, inside barriers have an advantage as it is difficult to run on, particularly when the rail is out.
1200m: Starts at the end of the chute in the centre of the course. Straight run of 500m to the first turn, it is possible to win from an outside gate at this start, but on pace runners have an advantage when the ground is rain affected.
1300m & 1350m: Starts on the back straight of the course proper. Run of 350m to the first corner, inside barriers have an advantage.
1400m & 1450m: Located in the back straight, inside barriers have an advantage, particularly when then rail is out.
1500m: Starts in a small chute at the end of the back straight. A fair start but majority of winners start inside barrier 11.
1750m & 1900m: Barriers are located just after the winning post on the left side of the course. Inside barriers are a distinct advantage.
2000m: Similary to the 1700m & 1900m starts, begins at the end of the chute on the left of the course. Straight run of 450m to first turn, most winners start inside barrier 11.
2400m: Begins on the course proper at the top of the home straight. Barriers are of little importance due to the distance involved.
See the Sydney Track Bias Report for more information on this weeks racing conditions, including scratchings & weather.
About Rosehill Racecourse - New South Wales, Australia.
Home of the Golden Slipper, world's richest race for 2yo horses.
Rosehill Track Bias, Starting Distances, Barriers Map
Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival - the Golden Slipper at Rosehill.
What to wear at Rosehill Races
Members Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear a suit, sports coat or blazer and tie, except during the period of daylight saving, when a jacket is not required. Ladies are asked to dress to a 'suitable standard in keeping with the distinction of the Members' Reserve.'
Entry to the general admission areas of the racecourse requires guests to be neatly dressed. Shoes and a shirt must be worn at all times. Guests wearing fancy dress costumes will be denied entry to the racecourse.
Rosehill is home to the Golden Slipper, the world's ricest race for two-year-old horses with a purse of $3.5million. Winners of the Melbourne's premier Group One race for two-year-olds, Caulfield's Blue Diamond Stakes in February, are often aimed to the Golden Slipper and supported in early betting - however the last to win was Courtza in 1989. A better lead up form guide to the Slipper is to follow runners from the Skyline Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Reisling Trial & Todman Trial.
Racing at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day also includes the George Ryder Stakes and the BMW.
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