Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse

Sandown Racecourse (commercially known as Ladbrokes Park) is situated 25 kilometres from the city along the Princes Highway and hosts both horse racing 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.

The future of Sandown is somewhat unknown. The land, owned by the Melbourne Racing Club, is worth plenty and there are rumours the club may sell the land to a commercial and residential development.

Location
Address
591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale VIC 3171  
Capacity
30,000  
Record Crowd
52,000 - June 1965
Highest Crowd since 2003
 
Lights
No  
Arena Roof
No  
Video Screen
No  
Opened
1965
Redeveloped
1999
Former/Other Names
Ladbrokes Park
Ticket Agent
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Sports Played
Horse Racing
Motor Sports  
Home Teams
 
Annual Events
Sandown Classic
Sandown 500
Last Event
Next Event
20/09/20: Supercars: Sandown  
Directions
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.
Transport
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
There is ample free car parking at the course.
Accommodation
See nearby Sandown Racecourse hotels and more. VIEW ACCOMMODATION
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