Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

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Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Rosehill RC.jpg
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse from above
LocationWestern Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates33°49′27″S 151°01′36″E / 33.82417°S 151.02667°E / -33.82417; 151.02667Coordinates: 33°49′27″S 151°01′36″E / 33.82417°S 151.02667°E / -33.82417; 151.02667
Owned byAustralian Turf Club
Date opened1885[1]
Notable racesGolden Slipper Stakes
Official website
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse stand
Rosehill railway station

The Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is located in the Western Sydney suburb of Rosehill, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It operated by the Australian Turf Club. Rosehill holds horse races for thoroughbred gallopers on a grass surface. It is one of the two premier racecourses in Sydney, the other one being Randwick Racecourse. One of the main events held at Rosehill is the Golden Slipper race for two-year-olds. The track has a circumference of 2,048 metres (6,719 ft) with a home straight of 408 metres (1,339 ft).[2]

The racecourse is served by trains on the Carlingford line stopping at Rosehill station.


John Bennett purchased a large section of Rosehill to construct a racecourse and recreation area.[3] Construction started in 1883 and was completed in April 1885[4] for a grand total of £12,000.[5] Bennett constructed a private railway line connecting the racecourse to the main line located at Clyde[6] which opened on 17 November 1888.[7]

From 1943 Rosehill Gardens Racecourse was managed by the Sydney Turf Club[8] and remained so until 2011 when the Sydney Turf Club and Australian Jockey Club combined to become the Australian Turf Club. The Australian Turf Club are the current owners and operators of Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.[9]


The following is a list of Group races which are run at Rosehill Racecourse.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Canterbury Stakes Open Open wfa 1300 March
1 George Ryder Stakes Open Open wfa 1500 April
1 Golden Slipper Stakes 2YO Open sw 1200 April
1 Rawson Stakes/Ranvet Stakes Open Open wfa 2000 March
1 Rosehill Guineas 3YO Open sw 2000 March
1 Storm Queen Stakes/Arrowfield Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 2000 April
1 T A D Kennedy Stakes/Coolmore Classic Open F&M qlty 1500 March
1 The BMW Stakes Open Open wfa 2400 April
1 The Galaxy Open Open hcp 1100 March
1 Golden Rose Stakes 3YO Open sw 1400 September
2 Ajax Stakes Open Open qlty 1500 March
2 Apollo Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 February
2 Hill Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1900 September
2 Hobartville Stakes 3YO Open sw 1400 March
2 Magic Night Stakes 2YO Fillies sw 1200 March
2 Pago Pago Stakes 2YO C&G sw 1200 March
2 Phar Lap Stakes 3YO Open sw 1500 March
2 Premiere Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1200 August
2 Reisling Stakes 2YO Fillies sw 1200 March
2 Shannon Stakes 3YO+ Open qlty 1500 September
2 Silver Slipper Stakes 2YO Open sw 1100 February
2 Tea Rose Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1500 September
2 Theo Marks Stakes 3YO+ Open qlty 1300 September
2 Todman Stakes 2YO C&G sw 1200 March
2 Tulloch Stakes 3YO C&G sw 2000 April
3 Birthday Card Stakes 3YO+ F&M qlty 1200 March
3 Concorde Stakes 3YO+ Open qlty 1100 August
3 Gloaming Stakes 3YO Open sw 1800 September
3 Kingston Town Stakes 3YO+ Open hcp 2000 September
3 Millie Fox Stakes Open F&M qlty 1300 February
3 Missile Stakes Open Open wfa 1100 August
3 Research Stakes 3YO+ F&M qlty 1200 September
3 Run to the Roses 3YO Open sw+p 1200 September
3 Star Kingdom Stakes Open Open qlty 1100 March


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