Sydney is a city known for landmarks like the Opera House, but little do people know that there’s more to the metropolis than just that. Horse racing is a major part of the city’s culture, as it maintains a great racing event to bring together only the best. The event – called The Championships – is the most anticipated racing event in all of Australia. Bettors from across the country even make deals over the Internet, making it an even bigger betting event.
The Championships, as it is so fondly called Down Under, is an initiative of the Racing NSW and is hosted by the Australian Turf Club. Here’s a quick look at some of the other things you need to know about this major event:Breathtaking Venue
The Championships takes place in Sydney on two Saturdays in April. With its exquisite harbour serving as the backdrop, there’s no better city in Australia to host this event. The Championships has become a much-anticipated event for participants on a local, national, and even international level.
BMW Sydney Carnival
The Championships serves as the highpoint of the broader BMW Sydney Carnival. The racing fever explodes during the Carnival, with six consecutive Sundays of world-class racing, fascinating entertainment, and striking fashion.
This Year’s Celebration
At least 25,000 racegoers enjoyed the height of this year’s Championships. This includes CEOs of top companies, Hollywood stars, and the Prime Minister himself. As usual, some of the world’s most prominent thoroughbreds competed for the $18.2 million prize money.
The first day of The Championships was a big success, and the attendance was massive despite the rough weather. Better weather on the second got nearly 35,000 people to come, making it an undeniably great finale for this year’s event.
Darren Pearce, Australian Turf Club CEO, said, “There has been great public support over the two days and we will now sit down with Racing NSW and review how we can improve and grow The Championships.” This only guarantees the strong base of the inaugural The Championships that will only grow stronger as years go by.