Sandown Racecourse is one of
the four horse racing venues located in
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
- This page is for Sandown Racecourse, Australia.
the racecourse in the United Kingdom, see Sandown Park
for the Victoria Amateur Turf Club, it is the only metropolitan
racecourse built in the 20th century and was opened before a crowd
of 52,000, in June 1965.
Racecourse is situated 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD on the Princes
Highway in the suburb of Springvale in the City of
The original course was a turfed oval shape, 1892 metres in
circumference and 30 metres wide, with sweeping cambered turns and
an uphill home straight
With the increase in the number of overseas horses being attracted
to the Melbourne Spring
was established at Sandown Racecourse and used for the first time
Sandown Racecourse also features a motor racing circuit on the
outside of the racecourse, referred to as Sandown Raceway.
In October 2001, the Melbourne
commenced the redevelopment of Sandown Racecourse.
This consisted of an additional 30 metre wide home turn and
widening of the main straight from 30 to 45 metres, and widening of
the turn out of the straight from 30 to 45 metres. This created two
turf tracks. The course using the outer home turn and outside 30
metres in the main straight was named Sandown Hillside, and the
course comprising the reconfigured inner home turn and full 45
metres wide straight was named Sandown Lakeside. The Lakeside
course has a circumference of 1857 metres and a home straight of
407 metres and the Hillside course is 2087 metres in circumference
with a home straight of 491 metres. Racing on the reconfigured
tracks commenced on 25 January 2003 with the number of meeting
hosted at Sandown being increased from 32 to 41 per season.
The Melbourne Spring
traditionally closes with the Sandown Carnival.
This carnival features two meetings, Sandown Classic Day and
Eclipse Stakes Day in November each year.
can be reached in, 40 minutes, from Flinders Street
Station in the city via Sandown Park railway
station on the Pakenham and
The following is a list of Group races
which are run at Sandown Racecourse.