Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Tips & Betting Advice

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The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is Australia's top festival leading into the cooler months.

Boasting one of the great races on the Australian calendar, the Group One Golden Slipper, the Sydney autumn is a must see set of six race days for thoroughbred enthusiasts.

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Betting Odds

Check the individual races pages for the latest betting markets, news and tips on the big Group One races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

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Major races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival


The Group One Golden Slipper is without question the must-watch race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival with worldwide eyeballs drawn to Rosehill Gardens for the afternoon.

While techinically part of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, the Grand Finals of Australian racing The Championships headlines the autumn not just in Australia, but right around the globe.

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival History


The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is the city's top racing period throughtout the full year.

There's two main sections of the Sydney autumn and that's the Golden Slipper Carnival, which has over 150 years of history in the harbour city and the grand final of Australian racing, The Championships.

Known as Australia's premier autumn program, the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is one of the world's top festivals and a showpiece event throughout the calendar year.

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival FAQ

When does the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival start?

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival kicks off in February but doesn't truly hit full stride until March when the Golden Slipper and The Championships begin to roll around.

Where is the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival held?

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival is held at the two prominent venues in the city, Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick. 

When is the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper is one of Sydney's main races and arguably the best event on the autumn calendar. It is held during March each year.

When do The Championships start?

The Championships take place across consecutive weekends at Royal Randwick in April each year.