On this page you will find Sandown racing tip statistics for Australia's leading form experts and racing personalities. This will include valuable information such as profit on turnover (POT) at the track, which is highly beneficial when deciding which Sandown selections you want to follow.
When there is no meetings coming up at Sandown and there are no selections to display, this page will show the Sandown leaderboard where profit statistics are calculated from every selection entered for Saturday racing and midweek meets run at the track.
Both the tip stats and leaderboard are valuable in highlighting which tipsters in the media are the best judges at Sandown. Will one of the analysts from the Racing.com stable tip their socks off at Sandown, or will an unheralded amateur prove that they're the one to follow at the track?
Located 25 kilometres south-east of Melbourne's CBD and not far from Dandenong, Sandown Racecourse (Ladbrokes Park) is Melbourne's newest racecourse, having been opened in 1965. This makes Sandown the only metropolitan racecourse in Sydney or Melbourne to be built in the twentieth century.
Sandown's biggest day of racing falls on the Saturday after the Flemington Spring carnival, where it hosts two Group Two races: the Sandown Guineas over a mile, and the Zipping Classic over a mile and a half. The Zipping Classic in particular is a quality race, attracting Melbourne Cup runners looking for a win before they go for a spell.
The Sandown track is unique as it boasts two courses at the one location. The Lakeside and the Hillside course. Sandown Lakeside is the shorter option, with a circumference of 1857 metres, and a home straight of 407 metres. The name Lakeside refers to the turn into the straight being closer to the lake in the centre of the track.
The alternate course came about after a track redevelopment in 2001, which added an additional home turn after the original, extending the length of both the back and home straights.
In this Hillside configuration, the home straight is a whopping 491 metres, giving horses an addition 41 metres to run compared to Flemington's 450-metre straight. Boasting one of the longest straights in Australia, it is the course used for Saturday meetings. This provides all jockeys an opportunity to manoeuvre their horse into the clear and make a dash at the winning post.