Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is located 23 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD and is home to the Golden Slipper, which is the richest two year old race in the world.
The Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 raced over a distance of 1200 metres and is held at Rosehill each year in April. The Golden Slipper was first run in 1957 and is now worth over 3.5 million dollars.
Rosehill also hosts many other races during Sydney’s autumn and spring racing carnivals such as the Rosehill Guineas and the Queen of the Turf Stakes. During the autumn carnival, Rosehill hosts 18 group races over three consecutive Saturdays with a total prize pool that reaches almost $11 million.
Rosehill Gardens was constructed in 1885 and was home to the Sydney Turf Club, which was established in 1943, making it the youngest of Australia’s Principal Race Clubs. In 2011 the Sydney Turf Club merged with the Australian Jockey Club and Rosehill is now run under the banner of the Australian Turf Club. Rosehill is now home to a modern three tiered stand with premium viewing capacity, as well as many restaurants and bars.
Rosehill Racecourse is a clockwise racing track with a circumference of 2,048 metres and a 408 metre long straight. The main Rosehill track has a grass surface, while there are four training tracks, including one grass, one sand and two cinder.