Short priced favourite Azkadellia has drawn the outside barrier in the ten horse field for the Group 1 $750,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Azkadellia wrapped up her Doomben 10000 preparation with a solid gallop on the Doomben course proper on Tuesday morning and trainer Ciaron Maher was happy with …
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Brisbane Cup bound Real Love and Junoob are set to clash again in the Group 3 $125,000 Channel Seven Premier’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
The Premier’s Cup, to be run under Quality Handicap conditions, has brought together a field of twelve with the Darren Weir trained Real Love drawing barrier four and Junoob …
Godolphin’s smart filly Ghisoni was out of luck at the barrier draw for the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Ghisoni has drawn barrier ten in the field of eleven fillies and mares with James McDonald booked to ride again.
Trainer John O’Shea was toying with the idea of running …
The John O’Shea trained two year old Souchez has drawn nicely at barrier two in the Group 2 $250,000 Mitavite BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Souchez is coming off a last start third to Winning Rupert in the Group 2 $175,000 Moet & Chandon Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben on May …
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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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Racing Field & Form News
Sunshine Coast trainer Stuart Kendrick has given the go ahead for his filly Divine Centuri to take on the older horses in the Group 1 $750,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1350m) at Doomben on Saturday.
A rousing gallop by Devine Centuri on Tuesday morning was enough to convince Kendrick that the filly was worthy …
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- Ghisoni out of luck in Glenlogan Park Stakes barrier draw
- Divine Centuri to take on older horses in Doomben 10,000
- Souchez headlines nominations for BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes
- Precious Gem among the nominations for Glenlogan Park Stakes
- Hauraki Still On Top Of Doomben Cup Betting
- Wide barrier no concern for Imposing Lass in The Roses
- Counterattack needs luck from wide barrier in Fred Best Classic
- Spiritjim to show improvement in Doomben Cup
- Blinkers go on Hauraki in Doomben Cup
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