Tiger Tees leads all the way to win the Warwick Stakes

Tiger Tees leads all the way to win the Warwick Stakes

23 Aug, 2014

A clever front running ride from Glyn Schofield saw Tiger Tees win the Group 2 $175,000 Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Randwick today, wrapping up a winning treble for trainer Joe Pride.

Pride combined earlier in the day with Hugh Bowman for wins with Rock Sturdy in the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap (1400m) and Tiger…

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Iconic back to his best with win in Carlyon Stakes

Iconic back to his best with win in Carlyon Stakes

23 Aug, 2014

Trainer Tony McEvoy is aiming to get Iconic back to Group 1 company after the four year old scored a first-up win in the in the Listed $120,000 1Print Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley today.

Today’s win was Iconic’s fourth from thirteen starts and his first since winning a three year old race over 1000mat…

My Sabeel beats a smart field in the Toy Show Quality

My Sabeel beats a smart field in the Toy Show Quality

23 Aug, 2014

Former barrier rogue My Sabeel put paid to a smart field of mares to take out the Group 3 $125,000 Toy Show Quality (1300m) at Randwick today.

My Sabeel made light of a dramatic class rise and ploughed through the Randwick mud to give jockey Glyn Shcofield back to back feature race wins after taking out…

Terravista wins first up in Show County Quality

Terravista wins first up in Show County Quality

23 Aug, 2014

Handy sprinter Terravista showed his liking for the heavy track conditions with a first up win in the Group 3 $125,000 Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick today.

Terravista’s win was the second for the day for jockey Hugh Bowman and trainer Joe Pride who took out the first on the program with Rock Sturdy.

Pride…

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.

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

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

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1600m
$300,000

McEwen Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Moonee Valley Racecourse
1000m
$175,000

Chelmsford Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1600m
$175,000

Furious Stakes

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1200m
$175,000

Concorde Stakes

6 Sep
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1000m
$125,000

Tramway Handicap

6 Sep
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$175,000

Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap

6 Sep
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1400m
$125,000

Golden Rose Stakes

13 Sep
Group 1
Rosehill Racecourse
1400m
$1,000,000

Theo Marks Stakes

13 Sep
Group 2
Rosehill Racecourse
1300m
$200,000

Kingston Town Stakes

13 Sep
Group 3
Rosehill Racecourse
2000m
$125,000

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