It’s A Dundeel Returns To Winning Form In Queen Elizabeth Stakes

It’s A Dundeel Returns To Winning Form In Queen Elizabeth Stakes

19 Apr, 2014

Arrowfield Stud got the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Stakes result that they were looking for; with It’s A Dundeel taking out the $4 million event in what could be the final race start of his career.

It’s A Dundeel had not recorded a race win in three starts during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, but returned…

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Waterhouse and Berry wrap up treble with win in Sapphire Stakes

Waterhouse and Berry wrap up treble with win in Sapphire Stakes

19 Apr, 2014

Gai Waterhouse and Tommy Berry completed a winning treble on the second day of ‘The Championships’ with Cosmic Endeavour leading all of the way to take out the Group 2 $300,000 Drummond Golf Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick today.

The in-form Berry took Cosmic Endeavour ($8) straight to the front and the Northern Meteor filly…

Spring Carnival awaits Our Voodoo Prince after Easter Cup win

Spring Carnival awaits Our Voodoo Prince after Easter Cup win

19 Apr, 2014

A Spring Carnival campaign lies ahead for Our Voodoo Prince after the English import took out the Group 3 $150,000 Le Pines Funerals Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield today.

Our Voodoo Prince kept his Australian record intact with his third win from three starts since arriving from England.

The Chris Waller trained six year old…

Sistine Demon demolishes the field in the Victoria Handicap

Sistine Demon demolishes the field in the Victoria Handicap

19 Apr, 2014

In-form sprinter Sistene Demon demolished the field in the Group 3 $150,000 Race-Tech Victoria Handicap (1400m) with a runaway six lengths win at Caulfield today.

The Andrew Noblet trained Sistine Demon ($3.30 favourite) made light of a wide barrier and crossed the field in the first one hundred metres to travel sweetly in front before producing…

Australian Horse Racing

Horse racing in Australia first began when the First Fleet docked on Australian soil on January 26th, 1788, and brought with it one stallion, one colt and two fillies from Cape Town, South Africa. Since that day, Australian Horse Racing has prospered into one of the most established and widely respected racing industries in the world.

The Australian horse racing calendar consists of 19,376 horse races that are held across 2,694 race meetings each year. Of these races, 19,281 are comprised of flat racing, while only 95 are classified as jump races. The country has a staggering 194,736 race starters, made up of 31,776 individual runners, competing on Australia’s 367 racecourses each year.

Australia’s most coveted race is the annual Melbourne Cup, which takes place on the first Tuesday of November each year and is worth an incredible $6 million. Every year this historic event, which began in 1861, attracts crowds in excess of 100,000 people. 2003’s Melbourne Cup holds the record for the highest number of attendees, with 122,736 people gathering to watch Makybe Diva win her first of three consecutive Melbourne Cup titles.

The Melbourne Cup attracts an annual viewership of nearly 2.6 million people, not including those who watch the race at pubs, schools and offices, and truly is the ‘race that stops a nation’. Every year, each person on average in Australia places $8.50 worth of bets on the race that incites interest from the entire country.

Horse racing in Australia offers some of the most lucrative prize money in the world, with almost $422 million paid out annually to money winning horses. This figure is the third highest in the globe, behind only Japan ($1.36 billion) and the United States of America ($1.42 billion). Throughout the year Australians turn over more than $14.3 billion in wagering, equalling an average of $637 per person. $10 billion of this money is punted on the TAB, while in excess of $4.3 billion is spent on the track or with online bookmakers. 46.9% of all bets placed are win tickets, while the second most common ticket type is trifecta bets, which account for 16.1% of all wagers made.

The horse racing industry generates more than $6.2 billion in revenue for the Australian economy each year and provides jobs for 250,000 people, demonstrating the reach of racing industry on our culture. Racing culture is so prevalent in our day to day life that approximately 1 in every 89 Australians are working in the industry.

Ladbrokes First To Market With EFTPOS Card For Payouts

Ladbrokes First To Market With EFTPOS Card For Payouts

6 Mar, 2014

Ladbrokes Australia has launched a branded EFTPOS card that will allow punters to immediately claim their winnings following the conclusion of a race.

The Ladbrokes branded EFTPOS card, which is a world first in the betting industry, will enable punters from right around Australia to use every ATM or EFTPOS machine as an immediate payout…

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