Home of the Golden Slipper, world’s richest race for 2yo horses.

Rosehill Racecourse is located in Sydney, Australia and is the home of several important races in the Australian betting calendar, such as the Golden Slipper Stakes, Queen Of The Turf Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas. These races are watched by fans of horse racing not just in Australia, but all over the world. The course is open every year between March and September.

Rosehill Gardens is one of two premier racecourses in Sydney that are operated by the Australian Turf Club, with the other course being Randwick Racecourse. The course is best suited to thoroughbred gallopers, and it is these type of races that are mainly held at the course, which has a grassy surface that is ideal for this type of racing.

For spectators that wish to go and watch Sydney horse racing live at the racecourse, the easiest way to get there is by train, as there is a dedicated station just for the racecourse. There is also ample parking for people who choose to travel by car.

A day out at the races is not complete without a little flutter on a horse or two, and bets can be placed quickly and easily in the covered betting areas. If you are lucky enough to place a winning bet, then your money is available to collect immediately.

The facilities at Rosehill Racecourse have also helped it to gain a reputation as the premier racecourse in Sydney. There are a number of bars and restaurants for you to relax in before and after the races. The spectator stands offer excellent views of the whole racecourse and are the perfect place to cheer your horse on to victory.

Rosehill has a circumference of 2,048 metres with sweeping turns and a long straight of 408 metres which gives all horses a chance whether they be on the pace or coming from a fair way back. Rosehill produces plenty of track specialists and barrier positions are important due to most starting gates under 1900m having only a short run to the first turn.

Circumference: 2,048 metres
Straight: 408 metres
Direction: Clockwise

Rosehill Race Track Contact Details

Sydney Turf Club
James Ruse Drive,
Rosehill NSW 2142

(02) 9930 4070

Getting There

Here are your transport options if you want to know how to get to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse:

By Train

The nearest train station is Rosehill, on the Carlingford line. It is then a mere 400 metres to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Plan your journey with the Cityrail Timetable.

By Bus

Veolia Transport NSW will deliver you to Alfred Street; it is then a short walk alongOak street to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Plan your journey on the Veolia Transport website.

By Car

Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is about 30kms from the Sydney CBD, located on James Ruse Drive in Rosehill. Take either the Western Motorway, or the M2, from Sydney. There is free parking available at the entrance to Unwin Street.

Rosehill Racecourse


900m – Starting in a chute, runners have about 350m before the final turn to gain position. Inside barriers have an advantage into the turn, but there is ample opportunity on the straight to gain any lost ground.

1100m – Starts in a chute that dissects the infield and heads straight to the home turn. The angle of the chute sees runners begin the race with a 300m dash before negotiating one turn exiting the chute, before a 50m straight that leads to the final turn. This unique layout gives inside barriers a decent advantage.

1200m – Starting at the back of the same chute as the 1100m races, inside barriers still enjoy the same advantage.

1300m – Barriers are placed on course proper and runners now have to negotiate the second to last and last turn. It’s only a 250m straight at the beginning which sees inside barriers winning more often than not.

1500m – Races now move back 200m into a chute which now gives runners 450m worth of straight before negotiating the first of two turns. Inside barriers have slightly less of an advantage, but a beneficial one nonetheless.

1800m – Located on course proper, it’s the first of the distances that sees runners take on three turns throughout the race. A small 300m stretch leads into the opening turn of the race giving inside barriers the best chance of setting themselves up for the finish.

1900m – The same as 1800 but the extra 100m at the beginning takes away just a small bit of the advantage that inside barriers would enjoy.

2000m – Moving back 100m into a chute near the courses fourth and final turn, runners now get a lengthy 500m before they have to negotiate a turn which doesn’t give inside barriers much of an advantage.

2400m – The major distance of the course, 2400m races sees thoroughbreds start on the finishing straight and head 400m before taking on the first turn and subsequently the entire circumference of the course. Barriers don’t make much of a difference.