2015 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Srikandi Too Good

2015 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Srikandi Too Good

20 Jun, 2015

Standout mare Srikandi has continued her perfect record on the Gold Coast this afternoon; posting a second-consecutive victory at the highest level in the featured Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) ahead of Avoid Lightning.

Srikandi’s chances for success appeared to take a huge blow mid-week when she was allocated the outside gate, but the Dubawi …

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McEvoy Thrilled to Saddle Bull Point

McEvoy Thrilled to Saddle Bull Point

30 Jun, 2015

Unlucky yet to break through for a maiden race win at the highest level, trainer Tony McEvoy has been thrilled to have gained the training rights for Bull Point, and believes the rising five-year-old offers his stable a great chance of Group 1 success during the 2015 Spring Carnival.

Bull Point began his racing career …

Cox Plate the Likely Target for Alpine Eagle

Cox Plate the Likely Target for Alpine Eagle

30 Jun, 2015

Tony McEvoy was understandably thrilled with the results posted by Alpine Eagle through the Autumn Carnival and has revealed the rising four-year-old will be set for a racing return in August.

Resuming for consecutive successes in a pair of minor South Australian sprints, Alpine Eagle arrived in Victoria for an impressive win in the Group …

First Seal Seeking Group 1 Success in Spring

First Seal Seeking Group 1 Success in Spring

30 Jun, 2015

First Seal was again the standout performer for John Thompson through autumn while unlucky not to post a second Group 1 success, and will likely be kept to races of around a mile upon resuming in the 2015 Spring Carnival.

The winner of the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) most notably last spring, First Seal …

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.

Racing Field & Form News

Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations Include Lord Of The Sky

Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations Include Lord Of The Sky

29 Jun, 2015

Lord Of The Sky has undoubtedly found career-best form to date since returning to racing in 2015 and leads a talented field of 16 sprinters included in Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) nominations, to be contested at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday.

Posting a maiden black type victory in the 2014 edition of the …

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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