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Sandown

SANDOWN

Sandown Racecourse (also known as Sportingbet Park) is one of the four horse racing venues located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

The track is situated approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD on the Princes Highway in the suburb of Springvale in the City of Greater Dandenong. 

There are two tracks at Sandown Racecourse – Lakeside and Hillside.

History

Sandown Racecourse is the only metropolitan track to be built in the 20th century and was opened in June 1965 before a crowd of 55,000. In October 2001, the Melbourne Racing Club commenced the redevelopment of Sandown Racecourse. The widening of the existing track created two turf tracks. The course using the outer home turn and outside 30 metres in the main straight was named Sandown Hillside, and the course comprising the reconfigured inner home turn and full 45 metres wide straight was named Sandown Lakeside.

Feature races
Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) - November
Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) - November
Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) - November
Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) - November

Track Description
Sandown Racecourse is considered to be one of the best wet weather tracks in Australia as it stands up to continuous rain. It is a large, open track with a long straight, however, the tough uphill run home is a true tests to a horse's stamina. 

Lakeside
Circumference - 1,891 metres
Straight - 407 metres 
Direction - Anti-Clockwise

Hillside
Circumference - 2,097 metres
Straight - 491 metres 
Direction - Anti-Clockwise

Contact Details:
Melbourne Racing Club
591-659 Princes Hwy
Springvale, Victoria
Ph: 03 9518 1300 
Website: Melbourne Racing Club Website

How To Get There:

Car
Sandown Racecourse is situated in Springvale approximately 25 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. It can be reached by following the Princes Highway or Monash Freeway to the Springvale Road exit and then following the clearly marked signs to the Sandown racecourse turn-off.

Train
The nearest train station is Sandown Park Station on the Cranbourne or Pakenham Lines, and the racecourse is right next to the train station. Visit the Metlink website to plan your journey to Sandown Racecourse.

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