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Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Address: 77 - 97 Alison Rd, Randwick, New South Wales 2031, Australia
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+61 2 9663 8400
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Royal Randwick is the jewel in the crown of Sydney racing. A compelling...

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.

From celebrities to socialites, millionaires to mums and dads, manicured lawns and striking venues are spectacle of colour and anticipation set around the Sport of Kings. Situated minutes from the CBD and in close proximity to the airport Royal Randwick is home to Sydney’s richest horse race, the $4million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and as Australia’s longest standing racing venue, has been a highlight on the social calendar for over 150 years.

Setting new standards for racing entertainment, the recent multimillion dollar redevelopment has transformed this prestigious location into a flourishing social scene, enriched by over 35 bars and restaurants, reserved dining establishments and cutting edge facilities for members and racegoers alike.

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Love going to the track

My first visit to Randwick was the Summer Cup in 1969. Became a member and have spent many carnival days watching some champions race. Gave up my membership when they encouraged... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rose Bay, Australia
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Rose Bay, Australia
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to Randwick was the Summer Cup in 1969. Became a member and have spent many carnival days watching some champions race. Gave up my membership when they encouraged Princess's to come to the track. It became a bit of a scene . The new stand has only encouraged this. On a recent wet day with Winx racing... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went to the course for the first time on the 25th feb prior to traveling overseas the next day, found the facilities very good and whilst is was a miserable day weather wise we were very comfortable. one low point and that is the fact you are cut down to two beers per person after a certain , a pain... More 

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129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended Royal Randwick for the first day of the Championships and was super excited to have a runner in the Derby. The Theatre of the Horse is brilliant and the facilities are great. That being said a massive on pace bias where anywhere off the fence being a burial ground (unless you are a freak grey sprinter) put a... More 

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Thank Nebuliza
Ben H, Director of Sales at Royal Randwick Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback here on TripAdvisor. It's always an exciting time when you have a runner in one of the feature races, so well done in that regard! Appreciate the sentiment in regards to track bias, with the amount of rain and heat and rain again that we have copped over... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brother and father day out on a busy Saturday and I was not disappointed! Bus was easy to catch from Central and dropped straight at the gate, entry price was a bit up there ($35) but apparently the big day's you pay a premium. Food trucks, quick food and bistro type of meals with different bars around the... More 

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Ben H, Director of Sales at Royal Randwick Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive feedback here on TripAdvisor. It's always a logistical challenge on the really big days to ensure everything goes smoothly and that lines/waiting times are kept to a minimum, so really happy to hear that by and large it all went well. We have quite a few things in... More 

Perth, Australia
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107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Been to Randwick on two occasions now from Perth and enjoyed the experience. Easy to get to, theatre of the horse mounting yard is picturesque and grandstands have great views. Taxi ramp on exit is well organised

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Thank 505John
Ben H, Director of Sales at Royal Randwick Racecourse, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on tripadvisor. The Theatre of the Horse is quite unique and a great spectacle, you should have seen it on the Monday that Winx ran! We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day. We look forward to having you over from the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I have experienced Royal Randwick from almost every angle, corporate function, Members reserve and general public entry. Go in with the right mindset and you'll have a great afternoon, if you also manage to make a few dollars, it's an added bonus!

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Ben H, Director of Sales at Royal Randwick Racecourse, responded to this review

Hello Andrew Thank you for taking the time to write a review here on tripadvisor. Extremely grateful for your positive feedback, and I hope that each time you've visited us that you have experienced that little added bonus! Kindest regards, Ben & the ATC. More 

Wagga Wagga, Australia
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

An Opportunity to dress up, share champagne and good times with friends. A beautiful setting and wonderful amenities

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Thank you for positive feedback here on tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the champagne and the good times, and our tracks and maintenance team always love to hear that the venue is looking pristine. Looking forward to your next visit with us. Kindest regards Ben & the ATC. More 

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108 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fab day out at International race day on boxing day. Free entry to those with international passports. Lots of space and plenty of chairs. Drinks reasonable prices. Great views from the balcony!

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Dear Terri Thank you very much for your kind words here on tripadvisor, we love hearing our guests had a great day and enjoyed the facilities at Royal Randwick. Hopefully you had a win on the horses to top it off and we look forward to welcoming you back to one of our venues in the near future. Kindest regards... More 

North Ryde, Australia
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253 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We recently scored an invitations to the members area at Rotal Randwick on Moet and Chandon day. How special. The chairman's lounge was amazing. We received a Vintage Moet from 2006 which was really special. My wife had all the luck punting that day but the view from the grandstand across the track is outstanding. It was quite a windy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Chairman's Lounge, on Coxs plate day, awesome experience if you are lucky enough to score a ticket. Best day out amongst the well heeled and well dressed of the who's who of Sydney social scene. Food, can be better, service room to improve expected better was ok, view great, atmosphere great, restaurant manager too tired to give a damn, too... More 

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