Sacred Falls On Top Of Doncaster Mile Field

Sacred Falls On Top Of Doncaster Mile Field

31 Mar, 2015

The 2015 Doncaster Mile field has been released and two-time winner Sacred Falls will have the chance to record an historic third straight victory in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Sacred Falls will carry the top weight of 58 kilograms in the Doncaster Mile and will head into the $3.5 million …

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Moriarty doubtful Doncaster Mile runner on wet track

Moriarty doubtful Doncaster Mile runner on wet track

2 Apr, 2015

Wet track dud Moriarty is a doubtful runner in the Group 1 $3m The Star 150th Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on day one of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday if the track is significantly rain affected.

Trainer Chris Waller said that he would consider scratching Moriarty, one of the outsiders of the field at $67, …

Australian Derby 2015: Quick Strike Could Surprise

Australian Derby 2015: Quick Strike Could Surprise

2 Apr, 2015

Quick Strike is rated one of the outsiders in the 2015 Australian Derby field, but trainer Chris Waller believes that the progressive galloper is a genuine winning chance in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Quick Strike started his autumn preparation with a solid third in the Café Culture Handicap (1250m) at …

2015 T.J. Smith Stakes Tips: Sweet Idea The Value

2015 T.J. Smith Stakes Tips: Sweet Idea The Value

2 Apr, 2015

Ratings expert Daniel O’Sullivan has Sweet Idea on top of his 2015 T.J. Smith Stakes tips and is happy to take on Chautauqua, Terravista and Lankan Rupee in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Chautauqua, Terravista and Lankan Rupee are currently on top of the 2015 T.J. Smith Stakes betting market, but …

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.

Melbourne Cup 2014 Results: Protectionist Is The Winner

Melbourne Cup 2014 Results: Protectionist Is The Winner

4 Nov, 2014

Protectionist produced an outstanding staying performance to record a most impressive victory in the 2014 Melbourne Cup at Flemington this afternoon.

The German stayer had his Melbourne Cup odds slashed after he made his Australian racing debut with a fast-finishing fourth in the Group 3 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) and the talented galloper justified the …

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