2014 Cox Plate Tips: Fawkner The Horse To Beat

2014 Cox Plate Tips: Fawkner The Horse To Beat

24 Oct, 2014

Fawkner is on top of the 2014 Cox Plate tips of leading form analyst Daniel O’Sullivan and he believes that the talented gelding will prove tough to beat in the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley tomorrow.

Fawkner is the 2014 Cox Plate tip of Smartform’s Daniel O’Sullivan. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Fawkner …

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2014 Manikato Stakes Results: Lankan Rupee Wins

2014 Manikato Stakes Results: Lankan Rupee Wins

24 Oct, 2014

Lankan Rupee led from start to finish to record a narrow win in a remarkable edition of the 2014 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Lankan Rupee (inside) holds on to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Sarah Ebbett

Jockey Craig Newitt was cristiscised for being too conservative on Lankan …

Improved Cox Plate form is expected from Guest Of Honour

Improved Cox Plate form is expected from Guest Of Honour

24 Oct, 2014

The Marco Botti stable expects the widely travelled Guest Of Honour to show improved Cox Plate form when he lines up in the Australasian Weight-For-Age Championship at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

English galloper Guest Of Honour is the outsider for the Cox Plate field. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Guest Of Honour is rated …

Short 2014 Cox Plate Form Guide

Short 2014 Cox Plate Form Guide

24 Oct, 2014

The 2014 Cox Plate form guide can be difficult to read for punters that are not racing experts, so we have done the hard work and summed up the form of every single runner in the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley tomorrow in a single sentence to help you find the winner of the …

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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2014 Cox Plate: Yendall Happy To Be On Wandjina

2014 Cox Plate: Yendall Happy To Be On Wandjina

24 Oct, 2014

Dean Yendall has been booked to ride Wandjina in the 2014 Cox Plate and the veteran hoop will be making his debut in the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Dean Yendall will partner promising three-year-old Wandjina in the 2014 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley tomorrow. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Yendall …

72 Horses In Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

72 Horses In Melbourne Cup First Acceptances

7 Oct, 2014

72 horses remain in the hunt to contest the 2014 Melbourne Cup after first acceptances were released by Racing Victoria this afternoon.

Turnbull Stakes winner Lucia Valentina is one of 72 horses that has been included in the 2014 Melbourne Cup first acceptances. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Japanese stayers Admire Rakti and Bande …

Horse Racing Calendar 2014

Upcoming Horse Racing

Cox Plate

25 Oct
Group 1
Moonee Valley Racecourse
2040m
$3,000,000

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

25 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$200,000

Moonee Valley Gold Cup

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
2500m
$250,000

Moonee Valley Vase

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
2040m
$200,000

Crystal Mile

26 Oct
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$200,000

Red Anchor Stakes

26 Oct
Group 3
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Terio Stakes

26 Oct
Group 3
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$150,000

Bendigo Cup

29 Oct
Listed Race
Bendigo Racecourse
2200m
$240,000

Victoria Derby

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
2500m
$1,500,000

Mackinnon Stakes

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
2000m
$1,000,000

Coolmore Stud Stakes

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$500,000

Myer Classic

1 Nov
Group 1
Flemington Racecourse
1600m
$500,000

Salinger Stakes

1 Nov
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$300,000

Wakeful Stakes

1 Nov
Group 2
Flemington Racecourse
2000m
$300,000

Carbine Club Stakes

1 Nov
Group 3
Flemington Racecourse
1600m
$200,000