Winx is in A1 condition for Chipping Norton Stakes

Winx is in A1 condition for Chipping Norton Stakes

20 Feb, 2017

Trainer Chris Waller has reported that his champion mare Winx is in A1 condition as she prepares to chase her fifteenth straight win the Group 1 $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Winx kept her winning momentum going in scoring her fourteenth win in succession with an effortless first up victory in …

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Hartnell given top weight in 2017 Doncaster Mile

Hartnell given top weight in 2017 Doncaster Mile

20 Feb, 2017

The John O’Shea trained Hartnell has been allocated the top weight of 58kg for the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 1, day one of ‘The Championships’.

Hartnell has had one run back for the Autumn Carnival for a second to Winx in Group 2 $250,000 The Star Apollo …

Faatinah included in 2017 Oakleigh Plate nominations

Faatinah included in 2017 Oakleigh Plate nominations

20 Feb, 2017

Black Caviar Lightning last scratching Faatinah has been included among the nineteen nominations for the 2017 Group 1 $500,000 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Faatinah will have to pass a vet’s check to be cleared to run on Saturday but Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes said that the Nicconi four year old had …

Black Heart Bart heads small nominations for 2017 Futurity Stakes

Black Heart Bart heads small nominations for 2017 Futurity Stakes

20 Feb, 2017

Trainer Darren Weir’s stable star Black Heart Bart heads the small nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 italktravel Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart is one four Weir trained horses among the seven nominations for the Caulfield weight for age sprint and the low numbers have forced the Melbourne Racing Club …

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. …