Celebrating Racing at Home
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Sydney’s racecourses as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is our guide on how to enjoy a raceday from home.
Where to watch the races
Don’t miss a minute of the racing action broadcast live and free on Channel 7 from 12.00pm AEST.
You can also view the live action on Sky Racing 1 through Foxtel – simply switch to Channel 526, or you can tune in via the TAB App.
What to wear
Enjoying a raceday at home is the perfect excuse to get out of your lounge-wear and get your glam on, while you dress up to celebrate the occasion.
Whether it’s flamboyant millinery, your finest suit or elegant dress, don’t be afraid to dress up and stay in for a day in front of the races.
And of course, don’t forget to share your raceday look with us on social media with #FunOffTrack.
What to Eat
Put together a charcuterie board with what you already have, we suggest mixing your favourite cheeses and cured meats then add snacks like fruit, nuts, vegetables, crackers and dips.
Or, let the experts do it for you. Catalina Rose Bay are offering raceday hampers with freshly shucked oysters and other favourites, paired with a selection of beverages, delivered to your door, while Bistro Moncur invite you to select your favourite dishes from their delectable à la carte raceday take-away menu.
What to drink
When it comes to beer, Heineken is the official beer of Royal Randwick, so Heineken should be your first choice. Try the low calorie and low carb option, Heineken 3, or an alcohol-free beer, Heineken 0.0.
For Champagne celebrations, enjoy a bottle of Moët & Chandon, and don’t forget to show off your #MoëtMoment.
Enjoy the Schweppes Signature Series, perfect on their own or mixed into your favourite cocktail if you’re feeling creative.
What to do between races
Run a virtual sweepstake with your friends; you can split the prizemoney for first, second, third and last, or the winner can take it all.
Alternatively, jump on Zoom and hold your very own horse auction, where each horse in the race is auctioned off. The favourite will go for a higher price than the longshot. Use the auction money as a pool, where the winner takes all.
Be sure to post your photos of you celebrating the races from home to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter tagging @atc_races with #FunOffTrack.
So let’s all stay safe, stay social and stay tuned to the world’s best racing action live on TV – together at home!
A day of racing wouldn’t be complete with a flutter. TAB have an easy to navigate app with live coverage of the racing action that you can download, and if you’re a beginner or just want some handy tips, we’ve got you covered.
TAB have immortalised seven past and present racing greats in thread. Visit the sock stable to purchase a pair of your favourite socks with net proceeds of every purchase to be donated to various Equine Welfare Funds around the country.
Stay Safe and DRINKWISE
The Australian Turf Club is proud to be partners with DrinkWise, a not-for-profit organisation promoting a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. While celebrating the races at home, remember to stay safe and DrinkWise.
Updated 12 April 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
We continue to strictly adhere to all directives and guidelines issued by the Federal Government and health authorities. Racing will be conducted with no spectators. Australian Turf Club have postponed our on-sale dates for all race meetings as we monitor the situation, and will adapt our approach as necessary.
Only pre-approved and accredited essential staff and racing participants are permitted at race meetings. All of these people are temperature checked by Racing NSW before the start of a race meeting.
At this stage, Australian Turf Club cannot say when spectators will be able to be able to attend racedays.
Australian Turf Club classifies licensed trainers, registered stablehands, licensed jockeys, RNSW officials, club staff and essential personnel (vets, farriers, medical staff, feed merchants, horse transport drivers and limited media) as essential staff permitted to attend trackwork and barrier trials.
Trackwork and barrier trials are part of essential training and wellbeing of racehorses. Both of these activities are conducted under the same directives and guidelines as race meetings
Australian Turf Club have closed our offices to visitors for the foreseeable future and directed staff who can work remotely to do so.
Australian Turf Club have also placed our racecourses into lockdown meaning that only essential staff and authorised service providers are permitted to enter.
Yes – all racecourse grounds and Rosehill Bowling Club are currently closed to the public.
The lockdown of the racecourses will be in place until further notice. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and it is not possible to predict what may unfold in the weeks and months ahead.
If you have purchased a general admission ticket for a raceday where spectators can no longer attend then your account will be automatically refunded by our ticketing agency Moshtix.
An Australian Turf Club representative will phone you to discuss your options including reallocating your hospitality booking to a future raceday.
The team can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 469 428
If you have an event booking that can no longer go ahead due to the Government restrictions an Australian Turf Club representative will be in touch with you to discuss options including reallocating to a future suitable date.
The team can be contacted on email@example.com and 1300 469 428
Australian Turf Club continue to serve our Members and are looking to continue to provide regular updates regarding racing and your Membership.
Membership is available to contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 9663 8419 and we will reply or contact you by phone as soon as possible.
The Australian Turf Club’s social media channels and website will provide regular updates and the weekly email communications will continue.
An Australian Turf Club representative will phone you to discuss The Chairman’s Club membership including adding additional days to Spring Carnival or extending the table membership until August 2021.
We thank Members for their patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation and will keep Members updated on the status of Membership as the situation becomes clearer.
Our race meetings continue to be broadcast on Channel 7 and across SKY Racing and its digital platforms. Make sure to tune in for all the live action.