Sydney’s 2021 Spring Racing Carnival to Conclude with Golden Gift Stakes

As the Spring Racing Carnival sweeps across Australia, the nation is heating up with the same kind of racing fever that sweeps the country every year. Though the biggest race of the season is held in Melbourne, what many may not know is that the entire carnival covers both Victoria and New South Wales with several key races taking place at Sydney’s esteemed racetracks.

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Key dates to remember

Sydney’s Spring Racing Carnival kicks off every year with the Winx Stakes which is held in mid-August at Randwick Racecourse. Randwick is home to many great horse races throughout the year in Australia and is Sydney’s most popular racecourse. The Carnival in Sydney is always concluded by the Golden Gift Stakes. The final race on the calendar is held at Rosehill Racecourse but it is not necessarily the final event of the season. The closing day of the Spring Racing Carnival in Sydney has been dedicated to Girl’s Day Out which is a fashion event held at Rosehill Gardens. 

The 2021 Spring Racing Carnival calendar

Though there have been many changes to the usual calendar for the Spring Racing Carnival in Australia for 2021 which have greatly affected attendance numbers, the show must go on. All of the races in the Sydney Carnival are set to occur as planned, predominantly to be located at the Randwick and Rosehill racecourses. Sydney plays host to the world’s richest race on turf, the Everest Race, which is known as one of the spectacular closing acts of the Carnival. Other important events on the 2021 calendar include the Golden Rose, the Epsom Stakes, the Golden Eagle and the Kosciuszko.  

The Spring Racing in Sydney brings together some of the country’s finest horse and jockey teams to compete for some major prize money. For punters and race-goers alike, there is nothing quite like a day at the Randwick or Rosehill races to get the adrenaline pumping and to enjoy the thriving atmosphere of Australian horse racing’s best and brightest. 

Top tips for the 2021 Everest

Sydney sees some of the country’s best contenders competing on its tracks. Though the priorities of horse owners and trainers can sometimes be split between Melbourne and Sydney events, some top thoroughbreds are competing in this year’s Sydney carnival. Recently qualifying for the Everest race are Libertini and The Inferno, both of which are tipped to put up a good fight in the race. Other horses which have qualified for the 2021 Everest include Eduardo, Rothfire, Lost and Running and Masked Crusader. With $15 million up for grabs in prize money, this race is one of the most important on the Australian calendar for owners and spectators alike.

A Carnival for everyone to enjoy

As the Spring Racing Carnival in Sydney rolls on, thousands continue to follow the festivities from home and online. Though the 2021 Spring Racing Carnival is not exactly as it has been in previous years, we are still seeing a wonderful group of thoroughbreds battling it out for the top positions in the Australian world of horse racing. Whether a day at the races is on your bucket list for 2021 or you are planning a visit to Sydney in the future, make sure some of the most esteemed races in the country are on your list of things to experience.