Winx Is The 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Winner

Winx Is The 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Winner

25 Feb, 2017

Star mare Winx had no problems getting through the wet Royal Randwick track and cruised to yet another victory in the 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes this afternoon.

There was plenty of speculation before the Chipping Norton Stakes that Winx would be scratched from the race due to the heavy track and connections were clearly concerned, …

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Jukebox well down the list in 2017 Golden Slipper order of entry

Jukebox well down the list in 2017 Golden Slipper order of entry

27 Feb, 2017

Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher will be racing against time to get his unbeaten colt Jukebox fit and qualified to run in the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18.

Jukebox is currently placed sixty-sixth in the latest Order Of Entry for the Golden Slipper that was released by the Australian …

Prebble booked to ride Attention in 2017 Australian Guineas

Prebble booked to ride Attention in 2017 Australian Guineas

27 Feb, 2017

Sydney three year old Attention is set to back up in the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday with Hong Kong based jockey Brett Prebble booked to ride.

Attention finished a gallant fourth against the older horses at weight for age behind Black Heart Bart, Tosen Stardom and Ecuador in the …

Cylinder Beach to take on Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Cylinder Beach to take on Winx in Queen Elizabeth Stakes

27 Feb, 2017

Eagle Farm trainer Desleigh Forster is dreaming of taking on super star Winx with her stable star Cylinder Beach in the Group 1 $4m Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 8, day two of ‘The Championships’.

Cylinder Beach made it three wins from his last four starts when he lumped 60kg to …

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 Launch Odds Boost Betting Product Exclusive

Ladbrokes Launch Odds Boost Betting Product Exclusive

2 Mar, 2016

In another Australian online bookmaker first from the leading sportsbook down under Ladbrokes Australia have gone live with their exclusive new Odds Boost betting product giving punters increased prices on any race every day.

Odds boost gives every Ladbrokes member better odds on any racing market of their choice daily and is simple to use. …