2015 Hollindale Stakes Results: Leebaz Returns To Winning Form

2015 Hollindale Stakes Results: Leebaz Returns To Winning Form

25 Apr, 2015

Leebaz almost missed out on a run in the 2015 Hollindale Stakes, but the talented gelding made the most of his late call-up to the race to record an impressive victory in the Group 2 event.

Leebaz jumped from the gates strongly and jockey Jim Byrne elected to settle the Zabeel gelding just behind Hooked …

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Hawkesbury Guineas Ideal Step for Bachman

Hawkesbury Guineas Ideal Step for Bachman

27 Apr, 2015

Talented three-year-old Bachman was unable to make much of an impact in his first-up start two weeks ago but has reportedly taken valuable condition from the hit-out ahead of Saturday’s Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m).

Claiming two race wins and as many minor place finishes through his ten career starts so far, Bachman jumped from …

Toowoomba Cup Likely for Pornichet

Toowoomba Cup Likely for Pornichet

27 Apr, 2015

French import Pornichet was amazingly unable to make the field for last Saturday’s featured Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and appears likely to contest Saturday’s Toowoomba Cup (2150m) in place, despite his likely allocation of a race-high 61kgs.

Pornichet took a few races to find his feet this time but has since registered typically strong …

Fenway Headlines 2015 Australasian Oaks Nominations

Fenway Headlines 2015 Australasian Oaks Nominations

27 Apr, 2015

Three-year-old Fenway was unlucky to be ruled out of the Australian Oaks at Randwick three weeks ago as a result of injury, but headlines a classy list of 38 nominations for Saturday’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville.

Posting two wins and one minor place finish for trainers Lee and Shannon Hope over her …

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.

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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