Australia boasts some of the world’s most esteemed and scenic racecourses, which are home to many celebrated and prestigious horse racing carnivals and feature events.

Every state has a range of quality provincial, country and metropolitan racecourses that host great race meetings all year round.

The most famous and well-used Australian race tracks are those close to the state capitals such as Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

These metropolitan racecourses host the highly anticipated racing carnivals that attract the crème of the Australian racing crop.

Flemington Racecourse in Victoria is the most recognised and respected track within Australia as it is home to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup Carnival. Other major tracks in Victoria include Caulfield Racecourse, where the Caulfield Cup is held, and the Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Other premier tracks around the nation include the Royal Randwick Racecourse and the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, which are the two elite Sydney tracks home to the legendary Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

In Queensland the two key racing venues are the Eagle Farm Racecourse and the Doomben Racecourse, which share the feature races of the sunshine state’s Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Click on the links below to read details on all of Australia’s leading racecourses so you can plan your next day out at the races!