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Canterbury Park is situated in the Sydney region of New South Wales and is about 7 miles away from the city centre. It can be described as a 'user-friendly course offering racegoers their closest view of explosive thoroughbred action.' It was the first proprietary racecourse in New South Wales and opened on 19th January 1884.

The medal/key ring shown above was issued in 1985 to celebrate the successes of Kingston Town in winning 11 Group 1 races as well as 3 consecutive Cox Plates from 1980 until 1982.

Sydney TC 1971.JPG (14781 bytes) It hosted two Group One races in 2008 which were the Ranvet Stakes over 1900 metres in March, and the Queen of the Turf Sakes run over 1550 metres also in March. The racecourse is the major mid-week racing venue and the home of Sydney night racing.


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The Ranvet is usually run at Rosehill Gardens but in 2008 was won by Tuesday Joy at Canterbury Park.

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With grateful thanks to Sue Hutchison (AJC) for providing information and scans

Sydney_1991.JPG (9918 bytes) The Queen of the Turf Stakes is also traditionally run at Rosehill Gardens, but in 2008 was won at this track by Forensics.  
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