As the proud home of the world's grandest two-year-old race named the Golden Slipper, the Rosehill Racecourse is one of the best specialist tracks in Australia. Set in a vast block of land 23 kilometers west of Sydney's CBD, it has a 2,048-meter racecourse circumference and a 408-meter straight that's wounds up clockwise. The long straight and its characteristic sweeping corners imply an increase in the possibility of wins from behind and amazing recoveries from the rear runners. Rosehill has a grass-covered main track and three other training courses covered with sand and cinder.
Aside from the well-appointed tracks, it also features an impressive three-tiered stand which provides excellent viewing experience for punters, decent food served in the restaurant, and thirst-quenching drinks in the bar. It also offers corporate boxes and fully-covered betting boxes which ensures the comfort and convenience of the enthusiasts
The famous Golden Slipper Stakes which brought Rosehill to the frontline is held annually during the month of April. The premier run was made in 1957 and has been increasing in value since then. Presently, its worth is pegged conservatively at 3.5 million dollars. However, aside from this world-famous event, it also holds other major races including the Rosehill Guineas and the Queen of the Turf Stakes in celebration of Sydney's autumn and spring carnival which dishes out million-dollar prizes.
The Rosehill track was previously administered by the Sydney Turf Club which is the youngest principal race club in the country. It was formed in 1943 pursuant to the passage of a legislation instituted by the New South Wales Parliament. Another right granted expressly by the law is the organization of 62 race meetings annually in Rosewood. However, the Sydney Turf Club went into a February 2011 merger with the Australian Jockey Club to form the Australian Turf Club which was much talked-about in the racing community.