Mahuta to kick off Spring in Bletchingly Stakes

Mahuta to kick off Spring in Bletchingly Stakes

25 Jul, 2016

Three year old find of the season Mahuta will kick off his 2016 Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Mahuta strung together six wins since October last year and quickly worked his way up through the ranks after winning his maiden at Kyneton.

At his second …

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Star Of Monsoon to be tested as a Caulfield Guineas prospect

Star Of Monsoon to be tested as a Caulfield Guineas prospect

26 Jul, 2016

Lightly raced two year old Star Of Monsoon will be tested as a Caulfield Guineas prospects when he resumes in the Casino Prince @ Vinery Two Year Old Maiden Handicap (1200m) at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Trainer Gerald Ryan had always had a big opinion of the Lonhro colt and wasn’t frightened to kick off his …

Runway Star will need the run in Bletchingly Stakes

Runway Star will need the run in Bletchingly Stakes

26 Jul, 2016

Adelaide trained mare Runway Star will need the run when she steps out in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday, according to her jockey Dom Tourneur.

Tourneur was aboard Runway Star at her last two starts during the Autumn Carnival before she was sent to the spelling paddock and the …

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

Old North to target Spring Mile Races

26 Jul, 2016

Godolphin’s rising four year Old North will be targeted towards the feature ‘mile’ races during the upcoming Spring Carnival.

Old North was winner over 2000m during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival when he won the Group 2 $175,000 Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill but Godolphin said on twitter today that the Lonhro colt would be set …

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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