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The Championships

The Championships

This is due to the rain-affected postponement of the Longines Golden Slipper meeting on 20 March 2021, and the subsequent decision by Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club that all race meetings forming part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will now run seven days later than originally scheduled

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate The Championships, a popular horse racing event held at Royal Randwick racecourse.

Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, 12 races are held with over $20 million in prize money up for grabs.

The Championships 2021, Randwick Horse Races, Dates & Dress Code

The Championships is held at the beautiful racecourse known as Royal Randwick, not too far from the Sydney CBD. The races have been running in some form since 1866 and Randwick is one of the most historic and beautiful tracks in Australia.

Having a bet on the Championships is very popular, with hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on the races over the 2 days. Most people place bets through the official TAB or through a bookmaker in person, although many of the races are televised and people also bet online at home or at a local pub or gaming venue.

Pop-up bars, live bands and DJs, uplifting hospitality experiences restaurants and Sydney’s finest street vendors help create an unforgettable atmosphere. For fashionistas, Longines Prize for Elegance is a highlight.

On day 1 and off the track, Fashion Stakes competition, live DJs, pop-up bars, uplifting hospitality experiences and pop-ups from Sydney’s finest street vendors create an unforgettable atmosphere. Time-travelling DJ, Hot Dub Time Machine will bring his infectious tunes to the Theatre of the Horse after the last.

On Day 2, Rock legend Jon Stevens will perform as the headline act in the Theatre of the Horse after the last performing hits such as ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Touch’ and ‘Hot Chilli Woman’, along with classics from his late friend Michael Hutchence’s INXS including ‘New Sensation’  ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ and ‘Need You Tonight’. X Factor and Eurovision star Isaiah Firebrace will also perform a rendition of the national anthem before the feature race.

The Championships race is a day full of fun and frivolities. Dress up in your Autumn finest, bring a group of friends (and maybe even a picnic). Food and drinks can be purchased at the racetrack and ATMs are available inside the racecourse, however, due to the large crowds, lines are often long. Betting is a popular past-time, so make sure to bring some extra cash to place a bet.

For large events, special event buses run frequent express services to and from Central Station dropping racegoers inside the main gate of the racecourse. You can use your Opal card or purchase a ticket onboard the shuttle bus on the day.

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What date is the Championships?
What time is the Championships?
The Championships Day 1 - Saturday, 10th April 2021
Members Gates Open: 9:30am
Public Gates Open: 10am
First Race: 11:35pm
Last Race: 5:10pm
Hot Dub Time Machine Concert: 5:15pm

Racing Highlights:
- Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile
- Group 1 $2.5m TJ Smith Stakes
- Group 1 $2m Australian Derby
- Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires'
- The Newhaven Park Country Championships Final


The Championships Day 2 - Saturday, 17th April 2021
Members Gates Open: 915am
Public Gates Open: 9:45pm
First Race: 11:15am
Last Race: 4:55pm

Racing Highlights:
- Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- Group 1 $2m Schweppes Sydney Cup
- Group 1 $1m Australian Oaks
- Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Stakes
- Group 2 $1m Arrowfield 3YO Sprint
- Group 2 $1m Percy Sykes Stakes
- Polytrack Provincial Championships Final

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Where is the Championships located?
What is the Championships address?
What are the Championships entry prices?
The Championships Day 1
Premium General Admission Tickets
The Playground VIP Booth (18yrs+) – with Leger Lawn race viewing: $120
Cenetennial Room - Level 3, QE.II Grandstand: $89
General Admission Tickets
Kensington Room - Ground Floor, QE.II Grandstand: $65
The Playground (18yrs+) - with Leger Lawn race viewing: $60

The Championships Day 2
Premium General Admission Tickets
The Playground VIP Booth (18yrs+) – with Leger Lawn race viewing: $120
General Admission Tickets
Kensington Room - Ground Floor, QE.II Grandstand: $65
The Playground (18yrs+) - with Leger Lawn race viewing: $60

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