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All Star Mile – world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds

All Star Mile – world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds

| January 17, 2020

The All Star Mile is the world’s richest mile race for thoroughbreds and what a bonanza for horse racing in Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia. Facing growing opposition from other states programming ultra rich novelty races, the VRC have stumbled on a winner by racing over the mile distance and providing a marquis event […]

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Japanese horses claim 2019 Spring Carnival riches

Japanese horses claim 2019 Spring Carnival riches

| January 13, 2020

The 2019 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will be remembered for the exceptional Japanese horses that took huge prizes back to the land of the rising sun.  They say right now, Japanese horses are the best in the world. Who can argue with the likes of Almond Eye, Deep Impact, Admire Rakti, Delta Blues, Pop Rock, […]

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Five key moments of the 2019 Spring Racing Carnival

Five key moments of the 2019 Spring Racing Carnival

| January 8, 2020

The Spring Carnival is completed for another year and as usual it produced many epic moments. From lightning-fast sprints to epic staying contests, the 2019 Spring racing Carnival had it all. Everyone has their favourite moments and there are many to choose from, however a quick scan of the village forums helped me settle on […]

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Betting and wagering

Australian iGaming Market Overview: Horse racing keeps primacy in betting

Australian iGaming Market Overview: Horse racing keeps primacy in betting

| December 17, 2019

The iGaming industry is very successful and profitable thanks to the environment this horse racing takes place. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that is trendy in lots of countries, the first one being Australia. This month, Australia released an official annual report for gambling that showed sports betting brought almost 1 billion Australian dollars […]

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How horse racing has changed over the years

How horse racing has changed over the years

| November 6, 2019

Horse racing, a sport that has been enjoyed since prehistoric times, is still one of the most popular today. Once dubbed the ‘Sport of Kings’, this sport has a long, interesting history, from its beginnings to modern times. Here’s how it has evolved over time. Early history Horse racing is among the oldest games in […]

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Is Horse Racing a good sport for betting

Is Horse Racing a good sport for betting

| October 31, 2019

You will find several Australian punters asking the same question about the difference between horse racing and other types of betting. It might also make you wonder if there is really a certain difference or are there any comparisons? Determining the Odds One of the major differences between horse racing and online casino gaming is […]

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International racing

Championship Races Set to Headline Thrilling Cheltenham Festival

Championship Races Set to Headline Thrilling Cheltenham Festival

| February 17, 2020

The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us and punters from not just the UK, but all over the world, will be gearing up for the four-day event. The best national hunt horses from the UK & Ireland take each other on throughout the festival, with a total of 28 races, seven each day.  Headlining […]

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Willie Mullins has sights set on Dublin Racing Festival

Willie Mullins has sights set on Dublin Racing Festival

| February 5, 2020

The Dublin Racing Festival is nearing and the top trainers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are preparing for the event. Horse racing fans and punters are gearing up for the big two-day event. Punters can get the latest bet bonuses and tips for the Dublin Festival here before they wager on the races.  Famed Irish horse […]

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Largest prize ever for a horse race soon to take place in 2020

Largest prize ever for a horse race soon to take place in 2020

| January 30, 2020

There are some incredible horse races around the world, with some amazing prize pots. However, the Saudi Cup is going to be the richest horse race in the history of the sport after the money for the prize positions was confirmed to be $20 million for the new event, which is set to occur in Riyadh and […]

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Special interest stories

Australia Takes Further Steps to Ensure Safe Online Gambling for the Locals

Australia Takes Further Steps to Ensure Safe Online Gambling for the Locals

| January 2, 2020

Australian love to bet on horse racing and it’s become one of the most popular sports for online betting. Together with other forms of betting, Australia is always somewhere in the top 5 countries that gamble the most. Australians are fond of gambling and one of the other most favourite ways to gamble is through […]

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Mobile apps bring horse racing into the spotlight

Mobile apps bring horse racing into the spotlight

| December 17, 2019

Mobile apps bring horse racing to the fingertips of millions of people who can watch the events as they unfold and even place bets. Mobile apps not only stream the races as they happen but also allow punters to bet either before the jump or in play. These new technologies are bringing horse racing into […]

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How to become a jockey

How to become a jockey

| December 3, 2019

Do you aspire to be a jockey? Maybe you’re just not quite sure how to get on the right track. Either way, you can find out everything you need to know in this post. Personal Requirements If you want to become a jockey, then you do have to meet some personal requirements. You will need […]

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A Breeders’ Cup Champ Feuds For ‘20 Pegasus: Spun to Run is in High Hopes

A Breeders’ Cup Champ Feuds For ‘20 Pegasus: Spun to Run is in High Hopes

| January 16, 2020

On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the Pegasus World Cup will celebrate its newest season featuring the strongest horse racers in the world. It will take place in the racing field of Gulfstream Park, Handendalle, Florida. The Pegasus will commemorate its fourth season still holding a prestige as one of the richest horse racing events in […]

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Horse racing – indelibly etched in the Australian spirit

Horse racing – indelibly etched in the Australian spirit

| January 8, 2020

Horse racing has a long and colourful history in Australia. Since 1788 when horses arrived with the first wave of British settlers, Australians have raced horses to compete for coveted prizes. As racing became more organised, around the turn of the century, the quality of bloodstock improved. Wealthy folk began to import thoroughbreds to gain […]

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Birdsville: Australia’s wildest horse races

Birdsville: Australia’s wildest horse races

| November 15, 2019

The Birdsville Races are a blast from the Australian past. It is a trip back in time to an outpost situated in the Queensland outback far from modern comforts. Its uniqueness is what draws so many horse race punters and adventure seekers to the dry, dusty stretches of land to watch two days of horses […]

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5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

5 Bucket list Australian racecourses not to miss

| November 14, 2019

Australia’s rich horse racing history has made it one of the country’s national pastimes. The popularity of horse racing over the last century-plus has led to amazing facilities being built across Australia. Today, Australia has some of the most iconic horse racing venues in the world and they rival those found in England, the United […]

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Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

Australia’s 5 Richest Horse Races

| November 14, 2019

Australia is a country rich in horse racing history. The racing calendar Down Under has some of the biggest races in the world including the famous Melbourne Cup. Large prize purses are given to competitors and a horse can become a legend overnight by winning the major events. Before you wager on the next big […]

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Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

Local horse Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup in thrilling race

| November 14, 2019

The 159th running of the Melbourne Cup was a thriller with Vow and Declare winning the famed race. While eyes were on the winner, a protest was filed by stewards at the race as second-place finisher Master of Reality impeded third-place finisher Prince Arran in a photo finish. Australian horse racing fans are gearing up for […]

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Fabric for women’s fashion in horse racing – winter collection 2019

Fabric for women’s fashion in horse racing – winter collection 2019

| November 12, 2019

Premier world horse racing carnivals like the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in Australia are not only showcases for elite thoroughbreds but also key events to highlight women’s fashion. “Fashions on the field” originated at the Flemington Spring Carnival in 1962 and quickly became a launching pad for iconic fashion trends. On Victoria Derby Day 1965 […]

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What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

What Can We Learn From Past Melbourne Cup Results?

| November 8, 2019

Betting on the Melbourne Cup is always a nerve-wracking affair. This year’s instalment of the great Australian horse race was no different. With legendary riders banned and the runner-up demoted, it shows that there are few things more unpredictable than the Melbourne Cup. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t make any […]

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The 5 Biggest Purses in Horse Racing Right Now

The 5 Biggest Purses in Horse Racing Right Now

| November 1, 2019

Over the last couple of years, there has been something like a horse racing arms race among the top nations to host the “Sport of Kings”, with new or repackaged races offering mind-boggling prize money. While the sport is one that reflects on its history than few others, money nevertheless talks loudly in horse racing, and several […]

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Online Bets: A New Trend in Horse Racing

Online Bets: A New Trend in Horse Racing

| October 16, 2019

Sports betting has been existing for as long as sports are around. It takes one of mankind’s greatest hobbies (sports) and makes it even more thrilling by adding a personal stake to the outcome. Long History of Sports Betting The first records of sports betting date back more than 2,000 years ago to the Greeks. […]

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Breeders’ Cup 2019 Preview

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Preview

| October 13, 2019

In 2007, the Breeders’ Cup meeting was extended from one day to two days and in 2019 the event will be staged on the first two days of November.  On all but one occasion the horse racing competition has been held in the United States and that’s the case again this year although in 1996 the […]

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Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

Four 2019 Melbourne Cup Contenders

| October 6, 2019

Another renewal of the race that stops a nation, the Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup, is fast approaching. Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne becomes the centre of the equine universe on Tuesday, 5th November. Some of the leading Melbourne Cup contenders are trained in the British Isles and the date already has significance in the UK […]

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