Buffering draws perfectly for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Buffering draws perfectly for Chairman’s Sprint Prize

28 Apr, 2016

Queensland’s number one sprinter Buffering has drawn perfectly at barrier three for the Group 1 HK$10,000,000 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Jockey Damian Browne will have no trouble taking up his usual forward position in the fourteen horse field and the seven times Group 1 winner will be …

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Step Up In Distance to suit Eagle Way in Gunsynd Classic

Step Up In Distance to suit Eagle Way in Gunsynd Classic

29 Apr, 2016

The step up in distance to the 1630m will suit Gold Coast three year old Eagle Way when he contests the Group 3 $125,000 ANTEC Gunsynd Classic at Doomben on Saturday.

Eagle Way hit the line hard when a first up second over 1400m in a Gold Coast BenchMark 75 Handicap on April 16 and …

Forster’s 3 dominate betting in Gunsynd Classic

Forster’s 3 dominate betting in Gunsynd Classic

29 Apr, 2016

Trainer Desleigh Forster’s three runners, Too Good To Refuse, Cylinder Beach and I’m Belucci, dominate the betting for the Group 3 $125,000 ANTEC Gunsynd Classic (1630m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Too Good To Refuse heads the market order at $4.80 at Ladbrokes.com.au and is coming off a last start win in the $75,000 Toowoomba Guineas …

Didntcostalot the best of Gollan’s 2 in Victory Stakes

Didntcostalot the best of Gollan’s 2 in Victory Stakes

29 Apr, 2016

The front running Didntcostalot looks the best of Tony Gollan’s two runners in the Group 2 $200,000 National Fire Industry Association QLD Victory Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Gollan will also saddle up Fontelina as he attempts to win the Victory Stakes for the second time in three years after quinellaing the race in …

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. …

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