2016 Orr Stakes Results: Suavito Wins

2016 Orr Stakes Results: Suavito Wins

13 Feb, 2016

Talented mare Suavito returned from a lengthy lay-off with an outstanding victory in the 2016 Ladbrokes Orr Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

Suavito took out both the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) during her autumn preparation last year, but she missed the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival after having bone …

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Tuscan Sling To Mannerism Stakes After Bellmaine Stakes Win

Tuscan Sling To Mannerism Stakes After Bellmaine Stakes Win

13 Feb, 2016

Tuscan Sling held-off a fast-finishing Azkadellia to deliver trainer Darren Weir his fourth win at Caulfield this afternoon in the 2016 Bellmaine Stakes.

Weir started the day with a victory in The Big Screen Company Handicap (1800m) and he took out the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) with Mahuta and the Group 3 Carlyon Cup …

Sultry Feeling scores first up win in Triscay Stakes

Sultry Feeling scores first up win in Triscay Stakes

13 Feb, 2016

First up specialist Sultry Feeling scored a tough win in the Group 3 $150,000 Robrick Lodge Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick today.

The James Cummings trained Sultry Feeling was having her first run back since finishing fourth to Scarlet Billows in the Group 3 $200,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Melbourne …

2016 Apollo Stakes Results: Winx Wins

2016 Apollo Stakes Results: Winx Wins

13 Feb, 2016

Cox Plate winner Winx returned to the races with a fighting victory over Solicit in the 2016 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Solicit took up the running in the early stages of the race and Kerrin McEvoy made sure that the race was run at a genuine tempo, while Hugh Bowman elected to …

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.

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Ghisoni Scratched From Light Fingers Stakes

Ghisoni Scratched From Light Fingers Stakes

13 Feb, 2016

Undefeated filly Ghisoni has been scratched from the 2016 Light Fingers Stakes that will be held at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Ghisoni was one of several fillies that have received betting support in the lead-up to the Light Fingers Stakes and she was set to start the race as favourite, but trainer John O’Shea elected …

Ladbrokes First With Cash In Deposits At Newsagents

Ladbrokes First With Cash In Deposits At Newsagents

14 Aug, 2015

Ladbrokes Australia have maintained their status as market leaders in innovation by releasing a new ‘Cash In’ feature that allows customers to instantly deposit money into their Ladbrokes.com.au account at over 1000 participating newsagents right around Australia.

This new agreement with national network Nparcel means that Ladbrokes.com.au are the first online bookmaker in Australia that …

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