Sandown racecourse

Sandown racecourse

Sandown racecourse

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Sandown racecourse was built for the Victoria Amateur Club back in 1965. The racecourse is located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, a few kilometers from the CBD. When the racecourse was established it had a circumference of 1892 meters and a home straight of 407 meters. In 2001 however, the racecourse underwent a major reconstruction where the developers created two turf tracks. One of the courses which is called lakeside course ended up with an 1857 meter circumference and a home straight of 407 meters. The other course known as the hillside course has 2087 meters in circumference and a 491 meters home straight.

Races held in Sandown racecourse

There are four major races that are held in the racecourse during the month of November. The races include;

  • Sandown classic; the name of the race was changed to Zipping classic. This is a group 2 horse race. The race is run under the weight for age conditions. This race is open to horses that are three years old and above and they run over distance of 2400 meters.
  • Sandown guineas; this is a group 2 horse race and it is opened to horses that are three years and above at set weight. The horse usually run over a distance of 1600 meters
  • Eclipse Stakes; this is a group 3 horse race. The race is run under the handicap conditions and is open to horses that are three years old and above. The horses usually compete in an 1800 meter distance.
  • Sandown Stakes; this also a group 3 horse race. Unlike the above named races, this race is open to horses that are four year old and above who run over a 1500 meter distance. The race is held under the handicap horse race conditions.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
2 Zipping Classic Open Open wfa 2400 November
2 Sandown Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 November
3 Eclipse Stakes 3YO+ Open qlty 1800 November
3 Sandown Stakes 4YO+ Open qlty 1500 November
1 All Aged Stakes Open Open wfa 1400 April
1 Champagne Stakes 2YO Open sw 1600 April
1 Doncaster Handicap Open Open hcp 1600 April
1 Epsom Handicap Open Open hcp 1600 October
1 Flight Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1600 October
1 George Main Stakes Open Open wfa 1600 September
1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes 3YO+ F&M qlty 1600 April
1 Randwick Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 March
1 Spring Champion Stakes 3YO Open sw 2000 October
1 Sydney Cup Open Open hcp 3200 April
1 T J Smith Stakes Open Open wfa 1200 April
1 AJC Metropolitan Handicap Open Open hcp 2400 October
2 AJC Chairmans Handicap Open Open hcp 2600 April
2 Breeders’ Classic 4YO+ Mares sw+p 1200 February
2 Chelmsford Stakes Open Open wfa 1600 September

Distance Record Time Date Horse
1200m 1:08.970 18/11/2006 Tesbury Jack
1300m 1:15.940 18/11/2006 Jennings
1400m 1:22.000 18/11/2006 Swick
1500m 1:28.470 17/04/2013 Index Linked
1600m 1:34.870 18/11/2006 Sender
2100m 2:07.520 26/01/2006 Highclere
2400m 2:27.670 14/12/2005 Genebel
3000m 3:12.960 03/08/2005 Conzeal
3000m 3:21.840 09/03/2005 Super Cobra
3100m 3:16.120 03/03/2010 Mr Riggs
3100m 3:21.110 07/09/2007 Aces High
3100m 3:27.500 29/03/2003 Specular
3300m 3:44.360 17/04/2013 Xaar Best
3400m 4:04.800 03/09/2003 Millennium Dancer