The Championships 2019 Tips & Picks

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.

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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 8, 2019 AEST or Friday April 7, 2019 GMT

Race Name
2018 Winner
Widden Stakes
Carbine Club Stakes
Chairman's Handicap
Sir Charles Road
Country Championships Final
P.J. Bell Stakes
Sires' Produce Stakes
El Dorado Dreaming
Australian Derby
T.J. Smith Stakes
Trapeze Artist
Doncaster Mile
Happy Clapper
Adrian Knox Stakes

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
2018 Winner
Fernhill Handicap
South Pacific Classic
California Turbo
Percy Sykes Stakes
Pure Elation
Provincial Championships Final
Serene Miss
Arrowfield Sprint
Australian Oaks
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Sydney Cup
Who Shot Thebarman
Queen of the Turf Stakes
Sapphire Stakes

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.