Racecourse is a racecourse for horseracing in the
Eastern Suburbs in Sydney, New South Wales. Randwick
Racecourse, is operated by the Australian Jockey Club
and formally known as Royal Randwick and known to
many Sydney racegoers as headquarters. The racecourse
is located approximately 6 km from the Sydney Central
Business District in the suburb of Randwick.
horseracing, Randwick Racecourse has been used as
a venue for many other events including concerts and
Rolling Stones played at Randwick on their 1973 Pacific
Tour. In 1970, Pope Paul VI celebrated mass at Randwick
as part of his pastoral visit to Australia. The Racecourse
was also the site of a mass held by Pope John Paul
II in 1995 for the Beatification ceremony of Australia's
first potential saint Mary MacKillop.
will also be the site of the vigil and final mass
at the conclusion of the XXIII World
Youth Day in July 2008.
will have to be stopped for several weeks, due to
the alterations needed to hold over 400,000 people.
move had been opposed by the Randwick Trainers Association,
which holds lease interests over some areas intended
to be used for the event.
dispute has since been resolved, by the federal government
and the state government jointly pledging $40 million
as reimbursment to the racing industry.
The famous racecourse has also appeared in several
films, including Mission: Impossible II. (Wikipedia).