The Championships Light Up Royal Randwick

Sacred Falls
Sacred Falls is looking for his third straight Doncaster Mile. Photo: Jenny Evans/

On consecutive Saturday's in early April, Royal Randwick plays host to the Championships, two days of quality racing with prize money of almost $20m. The first of the big days is Easter Saturday, which boasts four Group 1 events - the Doncaster Mile (1600m), the Darley TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), the BMW Australian Derby (2400m) and the Inglis Sires' Produce (1400m). The program also features a Group 2 event and three Group 3s, with stakes across the eight races totaling almost $10m.

Established in 1860, Royal Randwick recently enjoyed a $170m redevelopment, which includes a five level grandstand and the 'Theatre of the Horse' outdoor tiered amphitheater for punters to get a close-up look at the runners.


Royal Randwick - 'Theatre of Dreams'. Image courtesy of:
 Royal Randwick's 'Theatre of the Horse'. Image courtesy of:


The Championships only came to life last year. Sydney's social set certainly comes out to play, with black and white fashion the order of the day.

Chris Waller's champion miler Sacred Falls is going for his third straight victory in the Doncaster. 
To help you select a winner in the four Group 1 events, click below for the all important Tatts Stats.


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