Romantic Moon Included In Winter Challenge Field

Romantic Moon Included In Winter Challenge Field

30 Jul, 2014

Promising mare Romantic Moon will have the chance to record her first black type race win in over a year at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after she was included in the 2014 Winter Challenge field.

Romantic Moon stamped herself as a filly to watch when she took out the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) during…

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McDonald Wins Sydney Jockeys Premiership

McDonald Wins Sydney Jockeys Premiership

30 Jul, 2014

Leading hoop James McDonald claimed outright victory in the 2013/2014 Sydney Jockeys Premiership by steering Bascule to victory in the Testa Rossa at Vinery Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm this afternoon.

McDonald went into the final metropolitan meeting of the 2013/2014 racing season needing just one win to pull clear of Nash Rawiller in the race…

Puccini The Right Horse For Cox Plate

Puccini The Right Horse For Cox Plate

30 Jul, 2014

Trainer Peter McKay is confident that Puccini is the right type of horse for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) that will be held at Moonee Valley during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

McKay revealed in June that Puccini will be included in the nominations for both the Cox Plate and Group 1 Caulfield Cup…

Birchley considers Spring campaign for Headwater Country

Birchley considers Spring campaign for Headwater Country

30 Jul, 2014

Eagle Farm trainer Liam Birchley is considering a Spring Carnival campaign for Headwater Country after the two year old won a Doomben barrier trial on Tuesday.

Birchley was impressed with Headwater Country’s one and a quarter lengths win in the 850m trial, beating Golden Slipper placegetter Bring Me The Maid.

The Peter Moody trained Bring Me…

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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The Cleaner A Happy Horse Ahead Of Don’t Hold Back Handicap

The Cleaner A Happy Horse Ahead Of Don’t Hold Back Handicap

30 Jul, 2014

Popular galloper The Cleaner has been in excellent form this preparation and trainer Mick Burles is expecting another strong performance from his star galloper in the Jeep Don’t Hold Back Handicap (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

The Cleaner has become one of the most popular horses in Australia because of h is brave front-running style…

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…

Horse Racing Calendar 2014

Upcoming Horse Racing

Aurie's Star Handicap

9 Aug
Group 3
Flemington Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Missile Stakes

9 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

PB Lawrence Stakes

16 Aug
Group 2
Caulfield Racecourse
1400m
$200,000

Vain Stakes

16 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1100m
$150,000

Quezette Stakes

16 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1100m
$150,000

Warwick Stakes

23 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$175,000

Silver Shadow Stakes

23 Aug
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

Show County Quality

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$125,000

Toy Show Quality

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1300m
$125,000

Up And Coming Stakes

23 Aug
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1300m
$125,000

Memsie Stakes

30 Aug
Group 1
Caulfield Racecourse
1400m
$400,000

HDF McNeil Stakes

30 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

The Heath

30 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

WW Cockram Stakes

30 Aug
Group 3
Caulfield Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

The Run To The Rose

30 Aug
Group 3
Rosehill Racecourse
1200m
$125,000

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