Sandown Racecourse - Austadiums

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Sandown Racecourse (officially known as Ladbrokes Park) is situated 25 kilometres from the city along the Princes Highway and hosts both horses and motorsport. Blessed with one of the finest racing surfaces in Australia, Sandown is an undulating course which has been redeveloped through 2002 into a dual circuit venue - with the individual tracks known as Lakeside and Hillside.

Sandown Racecourse is within sight of the Dandenong Ranges, with the track offering excellent racing in all weather. The track is recognised by the racing industry as the best wet weather track in Australia.

The traditional course was formerly 1892 metres in circumference with a minimum width of 30 metres and the home straight was 407 metres in length. The uphill run to the winning post tests a horse's stamina.

In November 1997, the course unveiled the first stage of new $6 million facilities. August 1999 saw the completion of the second stage refurbishment. The project progressed over eighteen months, and earned Sandown Racecourse the reputation as a premier racing and entertainment facility.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Address:
Capacity: 50,000 Seats:
Record Crowd: 52,000 - June 1965 Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003:
Lights: No Arena Roof: No
Video Screen: No Arena Dimensions:
Built: 1965 Redeveloped: 1999
Former Names: Ladbrokes Park Ticketing:
Sports Played: Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Home Teams:
Annual Events: Sandown Classic
Sandown 500
Historic Events:
Directions: Transport:
Sandown Racecourse is located 25 kilometres from Melbourne's city centre and can be reached by following Dandenong Road/Princes Highway and also via Springvale Road. The turn-off to the racecourse is clearly signposted. Access is also available via the Monash Freeway. Take the Springvale Road exit (turning right into Springvale Road from Ferntree Gully Road), turn left onto the Princes Highway, then take the racecourse turn-off. Sandown Park station is located close to the racecourse entrance gates. Trains depart regularly from Flinders Street Station for racemeetings. The Pakenham/Dandenong train takes 40 minutes from Flinders Street to Sandown Park station.
Parking: Accommodation:
There is ample free car parking at the course.

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