Racing NSW and Gosford Race Club are pleased to announce a major infrastructure project to rejuvenate racing at Gosford Racecourse.

Following on from the recent $3.4 million investment into a new all-weather training track, the two bodies will jointly fund works to the Course Proper that will see the home turn re-cambered to a gradient of 6% to maximise the competitiveness of racing. Further works will also see remediation of the current reverse camber in the home straight and removal of undulations in the track.

This infrastructure project will cost a total $2.0 million and will greatly benefit racing at Gosford Racecourse for years to come.

“A consistent camber on the home turn especially on a tighter track like Gosford is imperative for competitive racing. This project will enable horses regardless of their race positioning a greater chance of winning a race. That, in turn, will make Gosford more attractive to a wider range of trainers and horses and more appealing for punters” Daniel Lacey Gosford Race Club CEO stated.

Works are due to commence in May 2024 following the fourth running of the richest raceday on the Central Coast, the $2.1 million ‘The Coast Raceday’. The project is expected to take seven months to complete. Information regarding the transfer of Gosford race dates will be posted on the Gosford Race Club’s website and social media platforms in due course.

The running of the 2024 The Coast Raceday will see the richest ever raceday to be held on the Central Coast with a number of feature races being given a prizemoney boost this year, including:

Gosford Gold Cup prizemoney increasing from $260,000 to $300,000

Takeover Target prizemoney increasing from $200,000 to $250,000

The Thunder Thousand prizemoney increasing from $175,000 to $200,000

The ten-race card will now boast prizemoney of just over $2.1 million headlined by the $500,000 The Coast race.

“This level of prizemoney is unprecedented for Gosford and can only be achieved via the support of Racing NSW” Michael Cusick Chairman of Gosford Race Club stated. “I have been Chair for over a decade and the strategic direction that my Board embarked on is now coming to fruition. There are some very exciting times ahead for the race club and Gosford as a region in general” Michael Cusick Concluded.

For more information please contact Daniel Lacey CEO of Gosford Race Club via email on