ATC AND RACING NSW CELEBRATES ICONIC WINX STAND’S 12-MONTH ANNIVERSARY
December 2, 2022
The Australian Turf Club (ATC) and Racing NSW will celebrate the 12-month anniversary of the official opening of the $46.6 million WINX Stand at the Royal Randwick Christmas Festival on Friday 2 December, with free Winx-inspired vanilla cupcakes for racegoers in the iconic venue.
Named in honour of legendary race mare Winx who won 33 consecutive races, including 25 at Group 1 level and 28 victories in Sydney, the state-of-the-art WINX Stand was built to create a world-class venue and experience for all racegoers year-round as part of their ticket purchase to Royal Randwick.
WINX Stand was also designed to cement Royal Randwick’s reputation as the pre-eminent venue for Sydney’s meetings and events, evidenced this week by the exclusive Universo Ferrari exhibition, the first time the world-renowned Italian luxury vehicle and motorsport brand held this prestigious event outside of Italy.
It supported an additional 55,000 visitors and 82 non-raceday events held in the stunning two-storey venue since December 2021.
WINX STAND FAST FACTS
Designed by Cox Architecture, built by Taylor Construction and project managed by Mostyn Copper, WINX Stand has played host on racedays across the last 12 months to:
- 64,000+ General Admission racegoers
- 8,800 Champagne corks popped
- 84,000 beers served
- 16,000 burgers served
- 44,870 french fries served
- 26,700 pies and sausage rolls served
- 2,573 thoroughbred race starters
- 20 Group 1 winners including one dead heat
- Anamoe winning the 2022 Winx Stakes and Fujitsu General George Main Stakes – the only horse to snare two Group 1 victories within 12 months at Royal Randwick
- 40 DJ sets
Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Jamie Barkley said: “In conjunction with our partners at Racing NSW, we are incredibly proud to see how the $46.6 million WINX Stand has been embraced over the last 12 months by more than 64,000 General Admission racegoers and 55,000 guests of the meetings and events industry.”
“Named after one of the greatest racehorses in history, WINX Stand is a leading world-class venue to enjoy a general raceday experience or to host a corporate or private event, and we look forward to many more visitors creating lasting memories and wonderful stories that can be shared time and again from this iconic venue at Royal Randwick.”
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