Melbourne's Sandown Racecourse, Victoria. Get the latest odds for racing at Sandown Hillside Lakeside. Racecourse map, barrier positions, track bias indicators. Have a bet on racing at Sandown on us!
About Sandown: Circumference of Lakeside is 1857 metres, length of the home straight is 407 metres. Circumference of Hillside is 2087 metres, home straight is also 407 metres. The track was fully renovated and racing resumed in February 2014, the result was a fair and even racing surface that allows the best horse in the race to win.
Characteristics: Generally quite fair, there is a rise in the home straight to the winning post which is quite long, look for horses with the fitness to make a sustained finishing run.
Lakeside: positioned on the inside of the course and can be quite susceptible to wet weather, being drawn in and trying to lead on the rail under these conditions will present problems and winners will be the ones finishing on late. However, unlike the other Melbourne courses, when the rail is in the True position and the track is Good it is possible to lead all the way.
Hillside: generally exhibits little bias, although we often see horses swooping from behind on days when the rail is out 5 metres or more. Barriers are of little importance.
Sandown Racecourse, Hillside & Lakeside - Ladbrokes Park
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Administration: Melbourne Racing Club which also governs racing at Caulfield and Mornington.There have been a number of sponsorship changes in recent years, currently known as Ladbrokes Park.
History: As well as being Melbourne's fourth Melbourne Metropolitan racing track, Sandown is also one of the few permanent motor racing circuits left in the world. Built in the 1960's, names such as Fangio, Moss, Brabham, Brock, Skaife and Richards have competed there. Sandown is the first Victorian racecourse to carry a sponsors name. Minor renovations to the horse racecourse in 2003 resulted in the introduction of two separate tracks at this course – Hillside and Lakeside. The clubs feature race is the Sandown Zipping Classic (formally the Sandown Cup) and takes place the Saturday after Flemington Emirates Stakes Day.
Admission: With the majority of meetings at Sandown being held on Wednesdays, the Melbourne Racing Club have made entry to the Wednesday meetings free to the public.
How to get to Sandown Park:
By Car: Located about 25kms from the Melbourne CBD or 8 kms from Dandenong via Princes Highway, parking is available on course. Melways reference 80 D7.
By Train: Sandown Park Railway station via the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.