Canterbury Racecourse Tips & Latest News

One the major racecourses in Sydney, Canterbury is located just 15 minutes outside the NSW capital's CBD.

Home to mostly mid-week racing and night cards, Canterbury is ususally the go-to venue if the bigger venues like Randwick or Rosehill need to have their meetings transfered.

Canterbury Racecourse History

The first horse racing in Canterbury was in 1852 when Cornelius Proud cleared part of his property for use as a racecourse, which was used regularly by locals.

In 1871, after a few years with no race meetings being held, Frederick Clissold and Thomas Austen Davis held a race meeting on land that had been leased by Davis close to the existing racecourse 

In 1884 the site was leased as the headquarters of Canterbury Park Race Club.

The Sydney Turf Club (STC) acquired the racecourse and held its first meeting in January 1945. The STC held the racecourse until 2011 when the Sydney Turf Club and Australian Jockey Club merged to become the Australian Turf Club. 

The Australian Turf Club are the current owners and operators of Canterbury Park Racecourse.

Canterbury Racecourse Bookie Promotions

Follow our news updates and betting information pieces for the latest on what corporates are offering Canterbury bookie promotions on upcoming events.

Canterbury Racecourse Free Bets

Due to Australian regulations bookmakers are no longer allowed to offer free bets to prospective or existing customers.

However, bookmakers do still sometimes offer money back specials for existing customers which essentially amount to free bets if successful so check with your bookie to see if they are delivering Canterbury free bets.

Canterbury Racecourse Fixtures

The Canterbury fixtures are released prior to the new season.

Check out the Australian Turf Club (ATC) website for the full list of meetings the race course is holding throughout the year.

Canterbury Racecourse Bet Of The Day

Our experts watch and analyse races around the clock to save you the time and effort.

All you need to do is trust their expertise and make yourself some cash. Check for the Canterbury bet of the day in the days leading into the meetings.

Canterbury Racecourse Social News

Those looking for the latest Canterbury social news should visit @aus_turf_club on Twitter.

You can also check out the Australian Turf Club's Facebook page for all the latest information on upcoming races and news directly from the club.

Canterbury Racecourse FAQ

How to get to Canterbury racecourse?

To get to Canterbury by train take the T3 Bankstown Line to Canterbury Station, which gets you within a ten minute walk from the station to the front gate. 

If you are keen on other modes of public transport, the buses stop at the front gates, Canterbury Park is uniquely accessible with Sydney Buses providing services from most major destinations to the racetrack.

For those wanting to drive, limited members’ reserved parking is situated in front of the main entry, off King Street. Unreserved General Race Day Parking is available within the track, entry via King Street adjacent Frederick Street.

Does Canterbury have on site parking?

Punters looking to drive to Canterbury have access to general race day parking, while members have limited reserve parking at the main entrance.

Can you take food into Canterbury?

Patrons are free to bring food into the Cantebury grounds but BYO is prohibited under the liquor licensing laws.

Can you take alcohol into Canterbury?

Cantebury has strict liquor licensing laws which prevents patrons from bringing in alcohol to the racecourse grounds.