Celebrating Racing at Home
Racing fans are now welcome back to Royal Randwick under our COVID-Safe plan. For those who can't make it, view our guide on how to enjoy a raceday from home
Where to watch the races
Don’t miss a minute of the racing action broadcast live on Sky Racing 1 through Foxtel – simply switch to Channel 526, or tune in via the TAB App.
What to wear
Enjoying a raceday at home is the perfect excuse to get out of your lounge-wear and get your glam on, while you dress up to celebrate the occasion.
Whether it’s flamboyant millinery, your finest suit or elegant dress, don’t be afraid to dress up and stay in for a day in front of the races.
And of course, don’t forget to share your raceday look with us on social media with #FunOffTrack.
What to Eat
Put together a charcuterie board with what you already have, we suggest mixing your favourite cheeses and cured meats then add snacks like fruit, nuts, vegetables, crackers and dips.
What to drink
When it comes to beer, Heineken is the official beer of Royal Randwick, so Heineken should be your first choice. Try the low calorie and low carb option, Heineken 3, or an alcohol-free beer, Heineken 0.0.
For Champagne celebrations, enjoy a bottle of Moët & Chandon, and don’t forget to show off your #MoëtMoment.
Enjoy the Schweppes Signature Series, perfect on their own or mixed into your favourite cocktail if you’re feeling creative.
What to do between races
Run a sweepstake with your friends; you can split the prizemoney for first, second, third and last, or the winner can take it all.
Alternatively, hold your very own horse auction where each horse in the race is auctioned off. The favourite will go for a higher price than the longshot. Use the auction money as a pool, where the winner takes all.
Be sure to post your photos of you celebrating the races from home to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter tagging @atc_races with #FunOffTrack.
So let’s all stay safe, stay social and stay tuned to the world’s best racing action live on TV – together at home!
A day of racing wouldn’t be complete with a flutter. TAB have an easy to navigate app with live coverage of the racing action that you can download, and if you’re a beginner or just want some handy tips, we’ve got you covered.
Stay Safe and DRINKWISE
The Australian Turf Club is proud to be partners with DrinkWise, a not-for-profit organisation promoting a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. While celebrating the races at home, remember to stay safe and DrinkWise.
Updated 12 April 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
In line with the NSW Public Health Order, Australian Turf Club venues are open to a limited capacity to satisfying the 1 person per 4sqm law.
All raceday attendees must have a ticket issued by Moshtix. Members hard card passes cannot be used to gain entry. Details of attendees must be registered with the Club for track and trace purposes.
Each ticket includes a seat within a specified zone, offering full amenities including wagering facilities, restrooms, bars, eateries or dining. Movement to other zones is restricted, so we ask that you remain within your chosen zone.
Mid-week race meetings are open to Owners, Members and the public.
Attendance for mid-week race meetings does not need to be registered online and a ticket does not need to be issued.
Upon arrival at the racecourse, guests will be required to undergo temperature checks and scan a QR code to register their name and contact details as per the NSW Government Public Health Order Track & Trace Policy.
Any person that has travelled to or from Victoria after 24 June 2020 is not permitted to purchase tickets to or attend race meetings under current NSW Government advice regarding COVID-19 until they have completed a period of self-isolation for 14 days.
If you’ve visited a COVID-19 hot spot, please follow government advice.
Anyone who has visited a location deemed as a COVID-19 Hot Spot by the NSW Government, may not be permitted entry to a raceday.
Of course, our racedays are a little different at the moment. Our venues are open to a limited capacity to satisfying the 1 person per 4sqm law.
Strict social distancing restrictions will be in place, we ask that you please observe 1.5m social distancing at all times.
Patrons will have their temperature checked on arrival using thermal imaging technology.
To adhere to the Track & Trace Policy, all guests attending the racecourse must register their name and contact details with the Club.
We ask that you stay seated at all times. You can move with purpose to make food and beverage purchases, for wagering or restroom requirements or to visiting equine areas. If your area permits race viewing, you may stand or use outdoor seating areas to watch the race; we ask that you return to your seat immediately after.
All drinks must be consumed sitting down, and if you are standing to watch the races, we ask you to do so without a drink in hand.
Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as food and beverage outlets, function spaces and facilities (i.e. restrooms).
Signage will be displayed throughout the venue to inform and enforce health, good hygiene and physical distancing practices.
We ask that you respect staff and any COVID-Safe guidelines in place on the day.
To reduce hand-to-hand contact, our racecourses will be operating cashless food and beverage retail outlets and restaurants.
Yes, all patrons will have their temperature checked upon arrival using either hand held thermometers or thermal imaging camera technology. Find out more about the technology here.
Any patrons exhibiting signs of fever will be quarantined and reviewed by a medical professional for further assessment prior to entry.
As per COVID Restrictions, we ask that you stay seated at all times. You can move with purpose to make food and beverage purchases, for wagering or restroom requirements or to visiting equine areas.
If your area permits race viewing, you may stand or use outdoor seating areas to watch the race; we ask that you return to your seat immediately after.
Each ticket includes a seat within a specified zone. Movement to other zones is restricted, so we ask that you remain within your chosen zone.
Our racecourses operate cashless retail outlets and restaurants for food and beverage purchases. Wagering operators will accept cash, with ATM facilities available for those wishing to withdraw cash for wagering purposes.
TAB Operators, Electronic Betting Terminals (EBTs) and bookmakers will be available on the day. Wagering facilities will accept cash with ATM facilities available on-course.
Alternatively, you may place a bet using the TAB App on your phone.
Some of our hospitality packages are all inclusive of food and drink with all-day beverage package.
If your booking includes a drink on arrival and you wish to purchase further beverages, you may do so on the day.
For those in the seating-only areas, food and beverage will be available for purchase from retail service outlets. These will be operating cashless.
Patrons are not permitted to bring food and drinks on course.