Royal Randwick
Royal Randwick
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Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling theatre of sport, culture, fashion and cuisine, racing’s premier playground will entertain you with the extraordinary. Situated minutes from the CBD and in close proximity to the airport, Royal Randwick can be found in Sydney’s eastern suburbs where the ‘Sport of Kings’ is celebrated all year round. Particularly coming to life during The Spring and Sydney Carnivals. Royal Randwick is the proud home to the world’s richest 2000m turf race, the $4million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the World’s richest turf race, the $10million The Everest. The venue sets a world-class standard in racing and hospitality, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike. As Australia’s longest standing racing venue, Royal Randwick has helped shape and been a part of Australian culture for over 150 years.
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LUXit
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
Had the privilege of attending the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation's ladies' lunch at The WINX Stand. Kudos to the venue for its elegance and seamless service from the staff. The venue's accessibility and ample parking made it easy for the 1000 attendees to gather. The appetizing and warm food was an added delight, contributing to the overall success of the event. A big thanks to the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation and Royal Randwick for organizing such an impactful gathering.
Written 30 October 2023
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Chris T
Brooklyn Park, Australia55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
Easy to get to on the Tram, great facilities. The new Winx stand is huge but empty on my day, great to be there when there was not a crowd.
Written 18 June 2023
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10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A couple of years back (disregard November 2021 as I couldn't select beyond a year) I visited Royal Randwick for the Cup Day races. Needless to say it was a fine experience until a "security guard" or "bouncer" refused to allow me to go in a particular area because it was apparently "booked". Fair enough if it was booked, but it was his rude attitude and inconsistent behaviour that ruined the rest of my day at the races.

Initially, I had walked into this special area fine with a group of friends and none of us were stopped or checked to ensure we had a booking/reservation. We were in this area standing at the fence to get a better view of the horses. At the time, we weren't aware that this area was booked (only realised after the incident - seeing all these signs).

Moments later, I exited the area by myself to grab a sip of water. I came back - and he says that I'm not allowed in and gives zero explanation. I ask him why not, but he still doesn't give me a reason but still stays I'm not allowed in. Eventually after a few more why nots, he raises his voice and says "it's booked", which almost sounded as if he made it up on the spot. Not once did I ever raise my voice nor interact with this "security guard" or "bouncer" previously.

Seemingly, he did not bat an eyelid when I walked in with a group, but as soon as I walked in by myself he felt the need to act all intimidating and defensive.

I called and emailed Australian Turf Club about this incident, but no one picked up the phone or responded to my email. Needless to say it shows the true colours of their customer service. Don't bother wasting your money going to this place, it's $40 for the entry fee. You are probably better off using that $40 betting on some horses instead.
Written 29 January 2022
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Viktor H
Niederbipp, Switzerland3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
How can racing admission fee be 40 Australian dollars which idiot thought of that one.
Thanks but no thanks that’s the last time I’ll go to Royal Randwick. Wake up people your robbing us blind
Written 26 December 2021
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NickyP54
Bargara, Australia1,372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Lost my shirt, but had a great time on Randwick Guineas day! Very easy public transport access via the new light rail facility. Reasonable general gate entry fee, excellent public viewing areas for mounting yard and finishing post. Good catering facilities and well stocked bars with minimal queues. An overall feeling of well-maintained spaciousness.
Written 14 March 2020
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karen h
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Had a brilliant day in the sun. Boxing day racing and it was very packed. Easy to get to, bus from wynyard stopped right outside. Free entry to international passport holders, got ticket and straight in, no queue. Second visit here and first time there seemed to be more food stalls. Inside the main hall there was only pies sandwiches sausage rolls,felt like I was at a football game! Luckily found a Greek stall outside on the grass and had amazing honey chicken and chips, gorgeous. Tons of bookies to take your bets so no queues there. Drinks take a bit longer, not many bars for the amount of folk but then it keeps the drunks down, not being able to drink too fast. Everyone dresses up and looked amazing and smart, police and staff keep good control and I was glad to see staff stopping three lads smoking on the grass, well done. A brilliant day but ladies remember your flat shoes to change into....
Written 26 December 2019
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Daniella W
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Easy to get to parking on the infield if you have to drive or public transport is easy too.. Plenty of different types of areas to relax, eat and drink. Great atmosphere.
Written 20 December 2019
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Barbara H
Melbourne, Australia140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Came to the races on Melbourne Cup. A great venue, the race track was lovely. Great facilities, plenty of options to enjoy the day both inside and out. We chose general admission and spent the day on the lawn area where tables were set up.
Plenty of food vans set up and there was a few food areas inside.
Inside was plenty of bookies to place your bets plus the counter areas and some large scene TVs to watch the races.
Would definitely return a great day.
Written 28 November 2019
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geoff r
Greater Newcastle, Australia113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Day at the races for my birthday with family, this is a great facility the atmosphere electric, food and drink available. I recommend you organise your mode of transport home as it is extremely busy. (note it was Wynx's last)
Written 30 April 2019
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Footprints703350
Bondi Junction, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
the course is wonderful....perfect day out. Food and drink well catered for. Easy to navigate around Royal Randwick
Written 27 April 2019
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