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Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival gets underway this weekend

Spanning both Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick, the Sydney Racing Carnival is a must

The 2020 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is the place to be this season.

With six huge race days across both Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick, there are plenty of excuses to squeeze in a day out in March and April.

Chandon Ladies Day (Rosehill Gardens – Saturday 14 March)

It all begins this weekend with the Chandon Ladies Day. Sydney’s first pink race day will be held in support of the McGrath Foundation, raising funds for Breast Care Nurses and increasing breast awareness across the country.

Tickets begin at just $30* online for General Admission, with gates opening at 11.30am and the first race at 12.45pm.

You can treat yourself to the Pink Fashion Lunch supporting this great cause, with My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge designing a delicious three-course meal.

Throw on a touch of pink and enjoy all the action on-track, as well as plenty of DJs and pop-up bars to keep you entertained all day.

Longines Golden Slipper (Rosehill Gardens – Saturday 21 March)

With an astonishing five Group 1 races on track, the Longines Golden Slipper, the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, will headline the day. The race is in its 64th year in 2020, worth over $3.5 million.

Grab tickets from just $40* for General Admission, and you will even be treated to a performance from rock legend Jon Stevens post-race, free for all ticketholders.

Stakes Day (Rosehill Gardens – Saturday 28 March)

The annual family day marks the final day of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival and is the perfect outing for the young and old alike.

With DJs and pop-up bars setting an amazing atmosphere, there is plenty for the kids off-track, including pony rides, a petting zoo, and a stack of free country-themed activities.

On-track you will be treated to two Group 1 races, including the Kia Tancred Stakes (worth $1.5 million) and the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes.

The Star Championships Day 1 (Royal Randwick – Saturday 4 April)

The action at Royal Randwick begins with the most elegant of race days. Racegoers will dress in black and white, with the day headlined by both the $2 million Group 1 Australian Derby and the $3 million Group 1 The Star Doncaster Mile.

Le Petit Pony Club, a French-inspired party precinct will debut its Parisian inspired glamour, free to all ticket holders.

With champagne, cocktails, French street food, DJs, and beautiful views of the iconic racetrack, what better way to spend your Saturday afternoon?

The Championships Day 2, Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day (Royal Randwick – Saturday 11 April)

Headlined by the prestigious Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a world-class field is guaranteed with $4 million in prize money on the line.

Two more Group 1 races will top off world-class racing with the Schweppes Sydney Cup ($2 million) and Australian Oaks ($1 million).

All racegoers can also see time-travelling, party-starting DJ Hot Dub Time Machine who will take you back through time, throwing a live concert after the final race of the day.

Schweppes All Ages Stakes Day (Royal Randwick – Saturday 18 April)

Le Petit Pony Club will continue for all racegoers with street food vendors, pop-up bars and more as the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival draws to a close.

With two Group 1 races on the day, you can be sure the on-track action will be just as entertaining as off-track.

To grab your tickets to the 2020 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, head here.

*Fees apply

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