140 Horses In 2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations

140 Horses In 2015 Melbourne Cup Nominations

1 Sep, 2015

The 2015 Melbourne Cup nominations have been released and 140 horses have been included in the initial entries for the Group 1 event that will be held at Flemington on November 3.

The Melbourne Cup has been dominated by international stayers in recent years and that is set to continue in 2015 after 31 internationals …

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The Offer continues Melbourne Cup countdown in Wyong Gold Cup

The Offer continues Melbourne Cup countdown in Wyong Gold Cup

1 Sep, 2015

Sydney Cup winner The Offer continues his low key Melbourne Cup preparation when he lines up in the Listed $150,000 Wyong Gold Cup (2080m) at Wyong on Friday.

The Offer was one of eight stayers trainer Gai Waterhouse entered for the Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 3 when nominations …

Pornichet is primed to go one better in Chelmsford Stakes

Pornichet is primed to go one better in Chelmsford Stakes

1 Sep, 2015

Trainer Gai Waterhouse is hoping that her stable star Pornichet can live up to his glittering trackwork and go one better in the Group 2 $250,000 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Pornichet resumed from a short break to run second to the Chris Waller trained Royal Descent in the Group 2 $250,000 Pro-Ride …

Chautauqua A Risk In McEwen Stakes

Chautauqua A Risk In McEwen Stakes

1 Sep, 2015

Chautauqua is set to return to the races in the 2015 McEwen Stakes and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes admits that the talented sprinter will be vulnerable in the Group 2 event at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Chautauqua was sent to the spelling paddock following his third place finish behind Dissident in the Group 1 All Aged …

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.

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Pride Happy With Concorde Stakes Duo

Pride Happy With Concorde Stakes Duo

1 Sep, 2015

Joe Pride will have Ball Of Muscle and Craftiness in the 2015 Concorde Stakes field and the leading trainer is happy with both sprinters ahead of their return to racing in the Group 2 event this weekend.

Ball Of Muscle worked his way through the grades impressively over the summer period and he made his …

Ladbrokes First With Cash In Deposits At Newsagents

Ladbrokes First With Cash In Deposits At Newsagents

14 Aug, 2015

Ladbrokes Australia have maintained their status as market leaders in innovation by releasing a new ‘Cash In’ feature that allows customers to instantly deposit money into their Ladbrokes.com.au account at over 1000 participating newsagents right around Australia.

This new agreement with national network Nparcel means that Ladbrokes.com.au are the first online bookmaker in Australia that …

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