Gosford Races News

Maroney Avenue will be looking to recover his winning form when he runs in the Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford racecourse this Thursday January 10, 2013. Trainer Rodney Northam is hopeful the five-year-old can rebound from his sixth placing behind No Looking Back in the Listed Carrington Stakes at Rosehill…


Gosford Races

Gosford is located in New South Wales, Australia. The city is approximately eighty kilometres from Sydney and has a population of around 158,000. The Gosford Races are a big draw card in the area and attract serious punters and those just looking for excitement and fun.

The first meet at the Gosford Races took place in 1913. A historic track, there is certainly quality races on offer to this day.

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The track itself has a circumference of 1710 metres and a straight of 250 metres. The course is known for its lengthy straight and extremely tight turns.

Gosford Race Meets

Starting in January, the Gosford Race Club holds twenty race meets per year. Some of the more premier races include: the Gosford three year old Guineas; the Belle of the Turf; The Gosford Gold Cup; the Christmas Race Day; New Years Eve Race Day; Easter Sunday Race Day; and Anzac Day Race Day.

The Gosford Gold Cup takes place over a distance of 2100 metres and has prize money of $150,000. The Gosford Guineas is run over 1200 metres. A listed race, the Guineas is for three year olds (handicapped) and is worth $100,000.

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Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

The Gosford Races might not be amongst the bright lights of a large city meet but they do offer quality horse racing action and are well worth betting attention. You can bet on the Gosford Races without even being there. Just because you can’t make it that particular meet or just want to relax at home, does not mean you have to miss out on the action. You can place a bet online. It will save you a whole heap of time and aggravation. It’s uncomplicated, streamlined, and will leave more time for the important things.

While the Gosford Races offer a fantastic betting opportunity, don’t overlook the moneymaking potential of higher stakes races such as the Melbourne Cup. As Australia’s biggest race it offers punters a whole slew of tasty odds. Just jump online to check out the odds, and then place an early bet or two for your chance to rake in some very substantial payouts indeed.