Gold Coast races are held at Gold Coast Racecourse in Australia’s most popular holiday destination Surfers Paradise. The Gold Coast Racecourse is Australia’s busiest racetrack with the Gold Coast Turf club hosting 60 race meetings a year.
The undoubted jewel in the crown is the Magic Millions Carnival each year. The three day event doesn’t have any group racing because the fields are restricted to Magic Millions graduates but this doesn’t mean there isn’t Group 1 performers on show.
The Magic Millions Carnival isn’t just about horseracing with the Magic Millions Sales providing plenty of interest. There has been some sensational horses go through the Magic Millions Sales ring and they have gone on to make their own mark on the Australian racing scene.
The latest Magic Millions graduate to make his mark was the Magic Millions 2YO classic winner Phelan Ready who would go on to take out the world’s richest 2YO race, the Golden Slipper at Rosehill races.
Gold Coast Racecourse Details
Circumference: 1885 Meters
Straight: 400 Metres
The Gold Coast Racecourse has a track circumference of 1885 metres with a final straight of 400 metres.
Major Gold Coast Races
The most important Group race on the Gold Coast racing calendar is the A.D Hollindale Cup an 1800m event. The Prime Ministers Cup is another important date on the racing calendar but these races pale in comparison to the Magic Millions Carnival, which sees the running of the $1million 2YO Magic Millions Classic.
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Address: Racecourse Dr, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217, Australia
Telephone: (07) 5538 1599
Getting to Gold Coast Races
For those of you that have been to the Gold Coast on a holiday, you will know that it’s a five minute taxi ride to basically anywhere on the Gold Coast from Surfers Paradise to Broadbeach so getting to the Gold Coast Racecourse is a very easy thing to do if you want to enjoy a day at the races.
The Gold Coast Turf Club does run a courtesy bus from Tweed Heads along the Gold Coast Highway to the racecourse both before and after the races.