Caulfield Racecourse is a famous racing venue in Australia and home to the Melbourne Racing Club. It is a fine venue for thoroughbred horseracing and an events venue with all the cutting edge facilities for world class hospitality
The racecourse is situated 8 km from Melbourne city centre in its South East Suburbs. The venue has a lot of history in the Sport of Kings’ having held race meetings since 1859. The racecourse started out with some grueling races for jockeys who had to ride through sand hills, heath and rough bush. This is how the racecourse got its nickname The Heath.’ It is a nickname that local race
goers use with a lot of fondness when referring to the venue.
racecourse has a triangular shaped track with three straights, a total
circumference of 2.08 km and a final straight stretching for 367 meters. Races on the track are run in an anti-clockwise direction. The racecourse hosts 20 raceday meetings which include some mouth-watering races steeped in history such as the C F Orr Stakes, Caulfield Cup, Oakleigh Plate, Blue Diamond Stakes, Futurity Stakes and Underwood Stakes.
During Spring, the racecourse comes alive with the most important race of the calendar, BMW Cup Carnival which runs for three days. Race goers are treated to some amazing racing during this time with races meetings such as The Ladbrokes Guineas Day followed by the Catanach’s Jewelers Blue Sapphire Stakes and finally the BMW Cup Day. The last day of racing includes the world’s greatest 2400m handicap races that easily send the fans into a frenzied mood.
The Caulfield racecourse has plenty of amenities for race goers and members as well. One such facility is the Clarke grandstand which has been glassed to endure maximum comfort even in winter and summer months. The stand also has magnificent views of the home turn, mounting yard and winning post.
The Caulfield racecourse is fitting for a day of exciting races and some fun with the family. What’s more, there is plenty of parking and the train station is less than a hundred meters away in case you intent to use public transportation.