Scenery at the town of Uelzen, Germany .
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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Australian Road Trip Guide For Horseracing Lovers

We all know that Australia is a big country and there’s no denying it, but for the horseracing fan who loves to road trip here are a few suggestions for where you can go to enjoy your favourite sport at multiple venues on the same trip. The key is obviously to pick a few places that aren’t across the country from each other, so here we have picked Queensland and New South Wales. You can go from Brisbane to Melbourne in around 19 hours in light traffic, but why rush? Here are some suggestions for stops on the way!

Brisbane

To begin your journey, why not head on over to Eagle Farm and Doomben Races for the day? With the merger of the two in the late 2000s forming the Brisbane Racing Club and boasting top notch facilities, 5-star food and spectacular racing you can have your fill of both on this leg of the journey before continuing south. Eagle Farm is also the site of the largest screen in the Southern Hemisphere ‘Big Screen on the Green’, well worth a visit to watch all kinds of sporting events or even movies on different days, while Doomben Races has arguably one of the best racing surfaces in Australia. There really is something for everyone here.

Sydney

You can then head south along to Sydney arriving in just 10 hours depending on traffic once again, not too long a drive as long as you have remembered snacks, drinks and access to Rosehill racing tips ready for your next stop! No trip to Sydney is complete without a stop at Rosehill Gardens with its iconic sweeping track, especially if you can time it for March and the Golden Slipper. The Australian Turf Club also boasts Canterbury Park with its exceptional night races, Warwick Farm known for its Australia Day Meeting and of course Royal Randwick. Australia’s longest running racing venue, and described as the jewel in Sydney’s racing crown, this is a must-stop on any horseracing lover’s road trip!

Melbourne

To finish off your journey, continue driving down to Melbourne for around 9 more hours, another great chance for the mini game, great tunes and maybe even some eye spy to round out the trip. Flemington Racecourse is another absolute must for you horseracing lovers, home of the Melbourne Cup Australia’s most famous horse race. The most popular annual 3200 meter race in Australia, if your calendar has more free time in November then this is the race to build your trip around, but there are plenty of other top races to see, as well as amazing facilities like the £45million grandstand and new members grandstand. 

With so many fantastic racecourses to visit all over Australia, a road trip can be an amazing and enjoyable way to experience a few different venues with friends or family. We have given you a rough guide to just a small section of this great country, but there are so many other racecourses and wonderful places to visit. So whether you like the look of ours or decide to plan your own, make sure you stuff the cooler full of food and drink, make a banging playlist of tunes and get ready to see Australian horseracing in a whole new way!