The Championships Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 and it now features some of the world's biggest thoroughbred racing.

With over $20 million in stake money on offer across two Saturdays, The Championships is rivaling the Melbourne Cup carnival for attention and it's Sydney's biggest carnival.

Held every April on consecutive Saturdays at Randwick, The Championships highlights the very best in Australia and around the world over multiple disciplines.

Sprinting, middle-distance and staying events are all featured over the two days and punters target this carnival every year.

With four Group 1 races featured each day, The Championships is non-stop action and is only getting bigger on the global scale.

The Championships Day 1 Race Card


The Doncaster Mile is the featured Group 1 on the first day of The Championships.

Day 1 is run on Saturday April 4, 2020 AEST or Friday April 3, 2019 GMT

Race Name
2019 Winner
Widden Stakes
Bivouac
Carbine Club Stakes
Ringerdingding
Chairman's Handicap
Gallic Chieftain
Country Championships Final
Noble Boy
P.J. Bell Stakes
Houtzen
Sires' Produce Stakes
Microphone
Australian Derby
Angel of Truth
T.J. Smith Stakes
Santa Ana Lane
Doncaster Mile
Brutal
Adrian Knox Stakes
Aliferous

The Championships Day 2 Race Card


Day 2 is just as good as the opening day, with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes being run for $4 million.

The Sydney Cup is one of the key lead-up races for the Melbourne Cup and the day also includes the Queen of the Turf and the Australian Oaks for the fillies and mares.

Race Name
2019 Winner
Sport Mile
Power Scheme
South Pacific Classic
Fasika
Percy Sykes Stakes
Anaheed
Provincial Championships Final
Bobbing
Arrowfield Sprint
Classique Legend
Australian Oaks
Verry Elleegant
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Winx
Sydney Cup
Shraaoh
Queen of the Turf Stakes
Kenedna
Sapphire Stakes
White Moss

The Championships betting


Betting for the individual Championships races is open throughout most of the year.

Races such as the Doncaster Mile and Queen Elizabeth Stakes attract big attention from both Australian and offshore punters, which forces bookmakers to open futures markets early.

Be sure to check out our Championships tips for every Group 1 race across the two Saturday meetings.

Royal Randwick guide


Randwick is Sydney's premier race track and was given its Royal status in 1992 when Queen Elizabeth II visited the course.

It's the home of the Australian Turf Club and is host to not only The Championships, but 17 Group 1 races in total throughout the year.

The Everest was staged at Randwick for the first time in 2017 and Randwick continues to attract the big races and best horses from around the world.