Vancouver heads 2015 Golden Rose Stakes order of entry

Vancouver heads 2015 Golden Rose Stakes order of entry

27 Jul, 2015

Gai Waterhouse’s brilliant colt Vancouver heads the early order of entry for the Group 1 $1m De Bortoloi Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 12.

Vancouver is the number one money earner with $2.362 million in the bank with wins from four starts including a sensational victory in the Group 1 $3.5m …

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First Seal gets go ahead for Warwick Stakes return

First Seal gets go ahead for Warwick Stakes return

31 Jul, 2015

Flight Stakes winner First Seal got the go ahead to resume for her Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 2 $250,000 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on August 22 following her Randwick barrier trial appearance today.

While First Seal finish fourth in a high quality 840m trial on the Kensington track to Golden Slipper winner …

Japonisme getting closer to a start in the Golden Rose Stakes

Japonisme getting closer to a start in the Golden Rose Stakes

31 Jul, 2015

Late two year old bloomer Japonisme will be one step closer to gaining a start in the Group 1 $1m De Bortoloi Wines Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill on September 12 if he can win again at Rosehill on Saturday.

Japonisme is a winner of his last two starts, breaking his maiden status with …

Warwick Stakes Likely For Kermadec

Warwick Stakes Likely For Kermadec

31 Jul, 2015

Trainer Chris Waller has confirmed that Kermadec is likely to return to racing in the 2015 Warwick Stakes at Royal Randwick on August 22.

Kermadec was given his second quite trial over 840 metres at Royal Randwick this morning and he finished sixth behind Vancouver without being asked for an extra effort by jockey Glyn …

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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