The Gosford Race Course is located approximately 70 kilometers north of Sydney and about 90 kilometers south of Newcastle. It is strategically located amongst dozens of famous holiday destinations, the perfect starting point for visitors who would like to explore the district. The track is surrounded by beaches and bushland which makes the place looks picturesque.
Gosford race track is shaped as a triangle with a circumference of 1,710m with a long home straight of 250m. The track also consists of two turns that are very tight plus it also has a 45 degree bend at the end of the home straight. It does have great facilities to offer the members and spectators which include the MJ Cusick Stand and the Riverdale Bar. There is also the JH Little members stand which is the best spot to look at the saddling area and the winning post. The said stand has a caf' area, a bookmaker's area, two totes that are separated from each other. The MJ Cusick Stand has two levels that are open to the public. This stand overlooks the betting ring area.
The track is under the operation of the Gosford Race Club. The first meeting was held in November 1913. Normally the race course holds about 20 meetings per year. This includes the Gosford Gold Cup, the Pacesetter Stakes, Belle of Tune Stakes, Carlton Slipper, Schweppes Guineas and the Gosford 3yo Classic.
There are two major Australian horse racing events that the Gosford Racecourse holds every year. First is the Gosford Gold Cup with $150,000 in prize money. Second is the Raine and Home Gosford Bell of the Turf Stakes with prize money of $100,000. These two races are included in the Gosford Spring Racing Carnival that is held for a month and starts in the middle of October.