The Tea House was built in 1914, burnt down in 1917 and rebuilt to the same plans. It has huge spaces within its walls and can and has hosted all sorts of events, aside from just being somewhere to dine on race days. It was still there in October last year but may well be gone now.
My often defective memory tells me that the previous Labor state government gave bucketloads of money to Randwick racecourse to re-develop the race course as compensation for the disruption the pope's visit caused.
The Australian Jockey Club and the Sydney Turf Club merged last year and became the Australian Turf Club, so that is who to blame for the destruction of this architecturally rare, beautiful and historic building.
There appears to be very few photos of the Tea House available on the net. Here are a couple from the ABC.
This recent one appears to be the rear of the building while the second much older photo shows the wide verandahs and balconies as befits the style of architecture for a hot country such as India. As you can see, it has been well maintained with an intact slate roof.
You can see the roof here at Nearmap.
Might Victor have attended Randwick and dined at the Tea House? Unlikely. Maybe Lord Sedgwick with his interest in nags might have been there? Maybe Ann O'Dyne