Lankan Rupee On Top Of 2015 Newmarket Handicap Weights

Lankan Rupee On Top Of 2015 Newmarket Handicap Weights

3 Mar, 2015

The 2015 Newmarket Handicap weights have been released and Lankan Rupee will carry the top-weight of 58.5 kilograms in the Group 1 event at Flemington next Saturday.

Lankan Rupee carried 56.5 kilograms when he scored a dominant win over Spirit Of Boom and Knoydart in the 2014 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m), but he will …

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Hayes Confident Criterion Will Sprint Well Fresh In Canterbury Stakes

Hayes Confident Criterion Will Sprint Well Fresh In Canterbury Stakes

3 Mar, 2015

Co-trainer David Hayes is confident that Criterion can sprint well fresh when he returns to racing in the 2015 Canterbury Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Criterion has generally produced his best performances over staying trips, winning the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) in Sydney last year, but he …

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

Merion On Trial for Sydney in Australian Guineas

3 Mar, 2015

The Michael Moroney-trained Merion currently sits at number 20 in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) order of entry, for which a total of 29 three-year-olds are nominated.

The luckless gelding will be on trial for a trip to Sydney later in the autumn when he lines-up at Flemington this Saturday.

“He’ll be on trial …

Firehouse Rock to Back-up in Australian Guineas

Firehouse Rock to Back-up in Australian Guineas

3 Mar, 2015

There will be no rest for three-year-old Firehouse Rock this weekend as the colt is set to run in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) just one week after running third in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m).

Firehouse Rock is currently sitting at number 21 on the order of entry for the Australian Guineas …

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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.

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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