Waller has five runners in Festival Stakes

Waller has five runners in Festival Stakes

26 Nov, 2014

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller is set to dominate the Listed $100,000 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday with five runners in the final field of fourteen.

Waller will saddle up Strawberry Boy (Joshua Parr, barrier 9), Heart Testa (Hugh Bowman, 8), Hoylonny (Jason Collet, 12), I’m Imposing (Tye Angland, 6) and Multilateral (Glyn …

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Godolphin Happy With ATC Cup Duo

Godolphin Happy With ATC Cup Duo

28 Nov, 2014

Godolphin have both Malice and Gallatin in the 2014 ATC Cup field and Racing Manager Jason Walsh is happy with both gallopers heading into the Listed event this weekend.

Malice started his 2014 Spring Racing Carnival back in August and has performed consistently in his five race starts; with the Teofilo gelding taking winning form …

Bascule to be tested for Autumn Campaign

Bascule to be tested for Autumn Campaign

28 Nov, 2014

Promising three year old Bascule will be tested for an Autumn campaign when he resumes from a spell in the $80,000 1Print Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Bascule showed loads of potential as a late two year old and early three year old with a debut second to subsequent Group 3 winner and …

Buffering Records Jump Out Win Ahead Of Hong Kong International Sprint

Buffering Records Jump Out Win Ahead Of Hong Kong International Sprint

28 Nov, 2014

Buffering recorded a win in a jump out at Flemington this morning in his final serious hit out before making the trip to Hong Kong for the 2014 Hong Kong International Sprint, but trainer Robert Heathcote revealed that jockey Craig Williams was forced to work harder than he expected on the talented sprinter.

Buffering jumped …

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.

Racing Field & Form News

Senta De Noche To Lead In Starlight Stakes

Senta De Noche To Lead In Starlight Stakes

28 Nov, 2014

Trainer Kris Lees has revealed that Senta De Noche will take up the running in the 2014 Starlight Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Senta De Noche started his spring preparation with a credible fourth in the Australian Open Polo Handicap (1050m) at Doomben on September 13 and took up the running to return to …

Complete 2014 Melbourne Cup Form Guide: Every Runner Analysed

Complete 2014 Melbourne Cup Form Guide: Every Runner Analysed

2 Nov, 2014

The 2014 Melbourne Cup form guide is very important reading for punters looking to find the winner of the Group 1 event that will be held at Flemington on Tuesday.

This year’s Melbourne Cup is full of horses coming from a wide range of different form lines and our team of horse racing experts have …

Horse Racing Calendar 2014

Upcoming Horse Racing

ATC Cup

29 Nov
Listed Race
Rosehill Racecourse
2000m
$100,000

George Moore Stakes

6 Dec
Group 3
Doomben Racecourse
1200m
$200,000

Kingston Town Classic

6 Dec
Group 1
Ascot Racecourse
1800m
$500,000

AJ Scahill Stakes

6 Dec
Group 3
Ascot Racecourse
1400m
$200,000

Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic

6 Dec
Group 3
Ascot Racecourse
1400m
$150,000

Villiers Stakes

13 Dec
Group 2
Royal Randwick Racecourse
1600m
$175,000

CB Cox Stakes

20 Dec
Group 2
Ascot Racecourse
2100m
$250,000

Summer Cup

26 Dec
Group 3
Royal Randwick Racecourse
2000m
$125,000

BJ McLachlan Plate

27 Dec
Group 3
Gold Coast Racecourse
1200m
$150,000

Vo Rogue Plate

27 Dec
Group 3
Gold Coast Racecourse
1300m
$150,000