The Toughest Horses of the Modern Era

The Toughest Horses of the Modern Era

22 May, 2017

Whether it being through the sheer volume of race wins, the ability to maintain an outstanding form line throughout several years of competition, or returning to the winner’s stall after serious injury, Australia has witnessed some of the world’s toughest racehorses in the modern era.

Veteran gelding Extra Zero wound back the clock at Flemington …

Latest Horse Racing News

Sales bound Miss Cover Girl among Glenlogan Park Stakes nominations

Sales bound Miss Cover Girl among Glenlogan Park Stakes nominations

22 May, 2017

Group 1 winning mare Miss Cover Girl  is among the nominations for the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday, her last race start before heading to the broodmare sale at the Gold Coast at the end of the month.

Trainer Kelly Schweida is hoping to send Miss Cover Girl …

Kiwi filly Melody Belle among BRC Sires’ Produce nominations

Kiwi filly Melody Belle among BRC Sires’ Produce nominations

22 May, 2017

Group 1 winning Kiwi filly Melody Belle is among the nominations for the Group 2 $250,000 Mitavite BRC Sires’ Produce (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Matamata co-trainers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards have settled Melody Belle into her new surrounding in Brisbane with a second in a 1050m Deagon barrier on May 9 following …

Two derby winners among nominations for Grand Prix Stakes

Two derby winners among nominations for Grand Prix Stakes

22 May, 2017

Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon and South Australian Derby winner Volatile Mix are among the nominations for Group 3 $150,000 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Twenty-five three year olds have been entered for the Grand Prix Stakes which is a very important lead up race for the Group 1 …

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. …