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The Championships Day 1

The Sydney Autumn Carnival moves to Royal Randwick on Saturday 2 April for The Championships Day 1 featuring the BMW Australian Derby. The day will be highlighted by world-class racing and a not-to-be-missed performance by ATC Ambassador Ronan Keating after the last race in the Theatre of the Horse.
Part one of the Grand Finals of Australian racing will see the running of some of Australia’s most iconic races, including the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes, the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile, and the $2 million BMW Australian Derby.
A day celebrating not only the best in racing but the best in style too, racegoers are encouraged to wear black and white in keeping with the tradition of a day the Derby is raced. Men and women who feel particularly on trend should enter the Myer Fashions on the Field competition where they can compete for a prize pool valued at over $60,000. Judged by ATC ambassador Storm Keating and Myer ambassadors Jennifer Hawkins, Jodi Anasta and Kris Smith, the stakes will be high.
Little Sydney is tipped to be the hottest ticket to The Championships, and a highlight event for the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival. A curated selection of iconic Sydney restaurants; Chiswick, Icebergs and China Doll, will come together under one roof to host food lovers and Sydney’s social set. Tickets are available at for $450 per person.

Racegoers can also enjoy the Little Bondi pop up on the Leger Lawn, bringing a taste of Bondi Beach to the track with favourites from Icebergs and The Bucket List. The Clinique Pamper Lounge will be on hand for complimentary makeup touch ups, while Members can enjoy freshly shucked oysters at the ‘Get Shucked’ Oyster Bar ‘located next to the Veuve Cliquot airstream behind the Officials Stand.

For those who want to continue the celebrations, The Star, the official post-race day party venue, will provide transport to the venue.
Gates open: 10.30am
First race: 12.10pm
Last race: 5.50pm

Alison Road, Randwick

TICKETING: For all ticketing and hospitality information visit
$40.00pp General Admission/$20.00 Concession
• Tickets to Little Sydney are now on sale via priced at $450 per person, including exclusive entry into the Little Sydney hospitality precinct featuring premium beverages, gourmet food and live entertainment

TRANSPORT: For more information on transport to Royal Randwick please visit
• Free infield parking via High Street
• Direct bus services from Central Station
• Members’ Coach Service

WHAT: The Championships Day 1
WHEN: 02/04/2016 (10:00 am - 7:00 pm)
WHERE: Royal Randwick Racourse

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