April 2016 Racing Highlights

April is the month to see the best horse flesh getting around:

RATS Apr


The jewel in the crown of Sydney racing, the biggest event on the Sydney Racing calendar is The Championships. Held in April over 2 stunning Saturdays, The Championships in 2015 boasted 12 Championship races and offered over $20m in prizemoney. In 2016 and beyond the event is set to attract worldwide attention, drawing the best horses from Australian and beyond.
www.thechampionships.com.au

Hawkesbury’s highly successful ‘Stand Alone’ meeting is staged in April, meaning the track is granted ‘metropolitan’ status for the day. Hosting 3 major races including the Hawkesbury Guineas, Rowley Mile and Darley Crown, all of the best city trainers and jockeys make tracks to Hawkesbury and take ‘racing back to its roots’.
www.hawkesburyraceclub.com.au


If you only go to the races once a year in Sydney, make it now!




DATE
RACETRACK
FEATURE DAY
2 Apr 16
ROYAL RANDWICK
The Championships Day 1
8 Apr 16
ORANGE
Orange Cup Day
9 Apr 16
ROYAL RANDWICK
The Championships Day 2
9 Apr 16
HOLBROOK
Holbrook Cup Day
9 Apr 16
WARIALDA
Warialda Cup Day
9 Apr 16
COOTAMUNDRA
Southern Districts Picnics
16 Apr 16
ROYAL RANDWICK
All Aged Stakes
16 Apr 16
HILLSTON
Hillston Cup Day
16 Apr 16
GRENFELL
Grenfell Picnic Meeting
23 Apr 16
MERRIWA
Merriwa Cup Day
23 Apr 16
TOMINGLEY
Tomingley Picnic Cup
24 Apr 16
TAMWORTH
Tamworth Cup
25 Apr 16
ROYAL RANDWICK
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
GOSFORD
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
BATHURST
Bathurst Soldiers Saddle Day
25 Apr 16
ARMIDALE
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
KEMPSEY
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
CESSNOCK
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
DENILIQUIN
Diggers Cup
25 Apr 16
MURWILLUMBAH
Anzac Day Races
25 Apr 16
NYNGAN
Anzac Day Races
30 Apr 16
HAWKESBURY
Hawkesbury Cup Stand Alone

Race dates listed above are just some NSW highlights in April. To find upcoming race meetings near you so you can plan your day at the track, visit 2015/16 Race Dates

 

The Latest Racing News

Racing NSW refutes Betfair’s claim that NSW racing should charge race fields fees that suits Betfair’s business model.
Please note the following Racing NSW Industry Forums this week:-
Racing NSW Stewards today commenced an inquiry regarding a report that the racehorse Polemic tested positive to the notifiable disease strangles in August 2016 whilst located at the Osborne Park stables of Godolphin Australia.
Racing Australia is introducing new reforms commencing 1 August 2017. First announced in November 2016, these measures are known as the Trainer and Owner Reforms (TOR) and have been incorporated into the Australian Rules of Racing.
It’s no secret Quirimbas relishes racing at her home track. The three-year-old filly has notched a win and two seconds from three starts at Gundagai and will be out to add to her record this Saturday.