The Championships Betting Tips & Betting Advice

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The Championships were inaugurated in 2014 and have quickly become Australia's top autumn meeting. 

Over $20 million in stake money on offer across two Saturdays at Royal Randwick with The Championships playing host to eight Group One races in total across a range of weights and distances.

The Championships Racing Schedule

  • Date Race Name State Prize Money Distance Track

April 2023

The Championships Betting Odds

The eight Group One races of The Championships have betting odds all year round given the stature of the events. The Doncaster Mile and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in particular are among the elite of the elite in Australian racing.

Check the individual betting pages for betting markets and tips on the big Group One races of The Championships.

The Championships Bookmaker Offers


The Championships bookie offers come thick and fast as April approaches. Our trusted bookmaker partners offer promotions, specials and offers on The Championships.

We will keep you updated with the promos available or try betting via one of the top bookmakers for The Championships.

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The Championships Final Fields & Barrier Draws


The barrier draws for the major Championships races are conducted in the week leading into each race day. Check The Championships Group One pages for the barrier draw results.

The Championships Live Streaming


The Championships can be live streamed with an account with Sportsbet or TAB, who both offer access to all Sky Racing Channels.

The Championships History


The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a “Grand Finals” concept to showcase the best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival.

Held on the first and second Saturday of April each year, The Championships' twelve races will be hotly contested to determine champion status over different age groups and distances, including eight Group One races. 

Glittering emerald encrusted trophies, designed by acclaimed Sydney jeweller Cerrone are awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey of each race.

With a total of $21.2 million prizemoney on offer The Championships are one of the world's richest racing festivals. The very best horses in Australia will compete against some of the finest international contestants, at what is a feature occasion in Sydney’s social and sporting calendar.

The Championships FAQ

When does The Championships take place?

Ran across two consecutive Saturdays, the opening day in the first Saturdat in April with day two taking place a week later.

Where are The Championships Races held?

The Championships are held annually at Royal Randwick racecourse, which is located in Sydney, Australia.

What are the Group One races of The Championships?

The Championships Day One Group One Races

Doncaster Mile
Australian Derby
Sires Produce Stakes
T J Smith Stakes

The Championships Day Two Group One Races

Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Sydney Cup
Australian Oaks
Queen Of The Turf Stakes 

How can I live stream The Championships?

To find out how you can watch the live stream of The Championships and all Australian horse races visit our live streaming page at bets.com.au