An event held in Sydney in March and April each year, the Autumn Carnival is a major Australian Thoroughbred horse racing series. A sport played all over the world, Thoroughbred horse racing involves racing Thoroughbred horses. An event organized by the Australian Turf Club, the Autumn Carnival runs for six weeks and takes place at two Sydney racecourses: Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick.
If you’re thinking of heading to the 2017 Autumn Carnival then here’s some useful info for you. The 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival has two hallmark events: The Championships at Royal Randwick and The Longines Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill Gardens. Thing you can expect at the event include entertainment, hospitality and the finest fashion: things that Sydney is reknowned for. However, the main attraction of the Carnival is the Thoroughbred horseracing. At the event, you will get to witness the world’s best jockeys, trainers, and thoroughbreds.
The Carnival includes forty-five group races. Additionally, the total prize money offered is more than AU$ 33 million. The majority of this prize money is allocated to The Star Doncaster Mile, the richest mile handicap in the world and The Longines Golden Slipper, the richest race in the world for two-year old horses. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Sydney Carnival is where legends take birth, champions triumph, and history is written.
Part of the Carnival, the Championships at Randwick carrying prize money of $18 million, are jointly organized by the Australian Turf Club and Racing NSW at Randwick on two consecutive Saturdays in April. To give you a heads up, following is an itinerary of events:
The Doncaster Mile
The Doncaster Mile, the $3 million race, takes place on the first day of the Championships. To be specific, the race will take place on Saturday April 1.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
The richest race of the Carnival, Queen Elizabeth Stakes takes place on Saturday April 8, the second day of the Championships. The total prize money of the race is a staggering AU$4 million.
The Golden Slipper
Prior to the Championships at Randwick, three races take place in March at the Rosehill racecourse. The most notable of these races is the Golden Slipper, the Group 1 race carrying prize money of $3.5 million.
There you have it—an itinerary of the major events of the Sydney Carnival. A major event held in NSW each year, the Sydney Carnival is a racing event that begins in February with the Group 2 Expressway Stakes. Though, the first Group 1 race of the year takes place in March when Chipping Norton Stakes is held at Warwick Farm.
The Sydney Carnival is a great event to follow and bet on. You can attend the races, back your favourites, and if luck favours you, win big. In short, the Sydney Carnival is an annual event that you simply cannot afford to miss.