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Expressway Stakes Day, in many circles, is the unofficial start of the Sydney Autumn Carnival. Held at the famous Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, it hosts a number of Listed and Group races, but the headline is definitely the Group 2 Expressway Stakes, the first weight-for-age group race of the New Year in Sydney. Held in late January or early February, racing enthusiasts and punters are treated to a spectacular start to the Autumn Carnival.
The horses aren’t the only attraction on the day, with rides and entertainment for the whole family. Even though this day isn’t seen as an ‘official’ carnival day, many of our top horses have stepped out for the event in the past. Turf champions like Lonhro (2003) and Saintly (1996) have been successful in the Expressway.
|RACE NAME||STATUS||PRIZE MONEY||DISTANCE||RACE TYPE|
|EXPRESSWAY STAKES||GR 2||$200,000||1200M||WFA|
|WIDDEN STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1100M||2YOF SW+PEN|
|CANONBURY STAKES||GR 3||$150,000||1100M||2YO C&G SW+PEN|