Turf Club

The Sydney Turf Club was established in 1943. It is Australia’s principal Race Club. An Act passed by the New South Wales parliament – that is, the Sydney Turf Club Act – took forty years to draft and gave the club the powers to hold race meetings.

The Sydney Race Club conducts sixty-two race meetings annually at the Rosehill Gardens and the Canterbury Park tracks. The Sydney Turf Club Act empowered it to close all other proprietary clubs in the Sydney area through a special Racing Compensation Fund.

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The annual meetings conducted by the Sydney Turf Club include: the prestigious Golden Slipper Festival; Thursday Night Racing; and, the Spring Racing Carnival during the summer months. The Sydney Club has around seven thousand members and nine directors. They also employ one hundred and sixty full-time staff and more than eight hundred casual staff. The Sydney Turf Club provides high quality entertainment by staging thoroughbred horse racing. They also offer excellent facilities for the customers, with viable wagering products both on and off-course.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

The two top Australian premier racing venues – Rosehill and Canterbury Park – are managed by the Sydney Turf Club. Rosehill Gardens is home to the Sydney Turf Club and is located in Parramatta, Western Sydney. One of the premier racecourses in Sydney, Rosehill was opened in 1885. The Rosehill Gardens accommodates more than three hundred and fifty horses and the State’s top trainers.

The Brisbane Turf Club (Queensland, Australia) is located seven kilometres from the city’s central business district in Doomben. It is acknowledged as one of the most progressive racecourses in Australia. Brisbane Turf Club conducts around forty-six meetings annually at the Garden Racecourse. It was opened in 1923 and this racecourse is rich in tradition. Race days in Doomben are still considered to be one of the best entertainment days in Australia.

The Brisbane Turf Club has come a long way since it was incorporated in 1923. In its early days, it was called the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club and was one of the most popular racing clubs in Australia. The Albion Park racecourse was the main attention then. It was well known as the ‘Creek’ due to the creek running through it when it was a swampy marsh. It was initially turned into a trotting venue.

The Brisbane Amateur Turf Club, after nearly a decade, bought its own land for constructing a racecourse. The racecourse – Doomben track – was finally finished and opened in 1933. The Doomben racecourse was closed during the Second World War. It was reopened again in 1946. In the sixties, the Brisbane Turf Club built the track in such a way that it was one of the best known of all Queensland’s horse racing venues. The first race after the reopening was the TM Ahern and Doomben Cups. Now the Doomben Cup is considered to be the best middle distance race in Australian racing.

The Brisbane Turf Club sold its original racecourse, Ascot Park, in 1982 to fund significant expansion. The track is a clockwise course with a circumference of 1750 metres and a home straight of 350 metres.

In 1971, the Brisbane Turf Club introduced the ‘Queensland Horse of the Year Award’. In 1980, the Club extended its membership to women. A big change came to the Brisbane Turf Club on 1st July, 2009, when it merged with the Queensland Turf Club. The merged club was named the Brisbane Racing Club. There was no big change for punters, as they can still watch their favourite horses at either Doomben or at Eagle Farm. Punters can place bets on their favourite horses on either track. The newly formed Club has announced a $10.2 billion redevelopment plan for both Doomben racecourse and Eagle Farm. New grandstands will be built; track facilities will be improved; and, stables will be developed.

Punters are just waiting to see their favourite horses racing in the newly developed racecourse. There are many online websites that offer a host of bonuses on Doomben Cup betting odds. Punters need to be knowledgeable on horses, jockeys and racecourses. You should decide on a strategy prior to betting. First plan the amount of money you are going to invest and try straight bets if you are not sure about any other kind of betting.

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