Top 10 Group 1 Winners of the 2016/17 Season

Top 10 Group 1 Winners of the 2016/17 Season

26 Jun, 2017

Following Tycoon Tara’s gutsy triumph in the Tattersall’s Tiara at Doomben on Saturday, all Group 1 races of the 2016/17 Australian racing season have been run and won.

Before focus shifts to the forthcoming Spring Carnival and a brand new season of top level racing, we have revisited the Top 10 Group 1 Winners of …

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The Monstar and Ulmann equal top weights for Glasshouse Handicap

The Monstar and Ulmann equal top weights for Glasshouse Handicap

27 Jun, 2017

The Brett Cavanough trained The Monstar and Darren Weir’s Ulmann are equal top weights for the Listed $175,000 HMR Projects Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Last start Randwick winner The Monstar and The Wangoom winner Ulmann have both been allocated 59kg for the Glasshouse Handicap.

The Monstar is also the 59.5kg …

2017 Mackay Cup top weight Craiglea Deken to carry 61kg

2017 Mackay Cup top weight Craiglea Deken to carry 61kg

27 Jun, 2017

The widely travelled Craiglea Deken has been handicapped with the top weight of 61kg for the $75,000 Mackay Cup (1800m) at Ooralea Race Course in Mackay on Saturday.

Craiglea Deken is the winner of fourteen races from thirty-nine starts and has visited the winner’s circle from Townsville in North Queensland to Toowoomba in the South …

Benzini top weight for 2017 Caloundra Cup

Benzini top weight for 2017 Caloundra Cup

27 Jun, 2017

Kiwi stayer Benzini has been allocated the top weight 59.5kg for the Listed $175,000 The Pump House Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

The Adrian and Harry Bull trained Benzini had to lump 60kg in the Listed $175,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich on June 17 when six and three …

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. …