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Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse is one of the four horse racing venues located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The only metropolitan racecourse built in the 20th century (for the Victoria Amateur Turf Club), was opened before a crowd of 52,000, in June 1965.

Sandown Racecourse is situated 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD on the Princes Highway in the suburb of Springvale in the City of Greater Dandenong.

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 of 407 metres.

With the increase in the number of overseas horses being attracted to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival a Quarantine Centre was established at Sandown Racecourse and used for the first time in 1997.

The Sandown Racecourse also features a motor racing circuit on the outside of the racecourse, referred to as Sandown Raceway.

Notable Races

Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
Sandown Classic Open Open wfa 2400 November
Sandown Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 November