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Canterbury Park Racecourse

#1 of 5 things to do in Canterbury Features Animals
King Street, Canterbury, New South Wales 2193, Australia
Review Highlights
Loved our night out at Canterbury races

Great atmosphere at the night meeting with food stalls and kids entertainment. We had a ball... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
p c
Sydney, Australia
Needs a freshen up..

Great venue for watching races as the track is small and always close to the action with a great... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Sydney, Australia
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No venue takes you closer to the action in Sydney racing than Canterbury Park. Renowned for having one of the premier racing surfaces in Australia, this is where you have the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a world leading sport. Just 11km from the Sydney CBD, Canterbury Park is the undisputed home of Sydney night racing. You’ll be counting down to Friday when Canterbury Park turns it on with a distinctly festive feel to its classic night race meets. Whether you’re there for the buzzing social scene or up for the fast paced, heart pounding action, the racing fraternity here know how to have fun. For a quick escape from the daily grind and for sheer entertainment value, the odds are in your favour as Canterbury Park also has a substantial midweek-racing calendar with Wednesday being the star of the show.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
King Street, Canterbury, New South Wales 2193, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great atmosphere at the night meeting with food stalls and kids entertainment. We had a ball. Track is just right not too big and not too small. Beautiful track and gardens. We like it better than Randwick.

Thank p c
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great venue for watching races as the track is small and always close to the action with a great parade ring for pre race viewing of horses. Most of the catering staff are really friendly and helpful and the food selection is quite adequate ,...More

Thank hijinx474
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Had a great arvo,as usual at this track.You can get close to the action,the tote staff are frieindly,the staff at the food outlet are a bit off ,though. But all in all its a great track to enjoy an afternoon at the races

Thank clive w
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I enjoy my visits to Canterbury Racecourse but feel that it's in desperate need of funds from the ATC to refurbish and bring the grandstand up to scratch. Facilities are basic and member facilities in particular are poor.

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 13 May 2016

I have been to here during the day and also at night. Always have a fantastic time trying to back a winner with my friends. As good as it is during the day,night racing is even more enjoyable. It doesn't get the crowds that the...More

1  Thank Danythefox
Reviewed 12 May 2016

A great place for racing on Wednesday, Friday nights in summer and the occasional Saturday. Close to the action with a pleasant outdoor area with an excellent view of the race track. Enjoy a cold beverage, place a bet with the bookies and maybe enjoy...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I live just up the hill from the race course, in Summer, daylight savings, they have Friday night racing which is really fun. You can take your own picnic and buy the drinks there. Kids are welcome. It's very relaxed night out. They have a...More

Thank Polley01
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

To spend a day out at this old Sydney racecourse is to experience history.. One of the first tracks to be established in the city it still retains that atmosphere... An oasis of green set amidst the narrow congested roads of the inner western suburbs...More

Thank Scentedlotus
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We try to get to the night racing at Canterbury Park as often as we can, it's a great night out and only held on certain weekends during daylight saving time in Summer. It's great atmosphere, sitting outside, eating drinking and occasionally having a punt....More

2  Thank Polley01
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