betting on horse racing in Australia has long been a part of the social and cultural fabric of this great nation and betting on horses is perhaps the most popular sporting pastime and activity undertaken on most weekends of Australia’s sporting calendar. The Australian fascination with the sport dates back to the early years of the settlers, and race betting has continued to grow to this day amidst the potential promise of a swift pay-out from a race that is over in a matter of just a few minutes.
The Melbourne Cup
The highlight of the Australian horse racing betting fans is undoubtedly the Melbourne Cup which has long been dubbed the ‘race that stops the nation’ and indeed, such is the mounting popularity of this event, horse racing Victoria has been integral in the decision to make the day of this event a Public Holiday in the state of Victoria.
The Melbourne Cup is held each year on the first Tuesday of November and is Australia’s most prestigious race for thoroughbreds over a two-mile course and is the pinnacle of the melbourne sporting calendar. It has been sponsored by Emirates for the past few years and last year’s prize money was $6.2 million, while betting amounts exceed tens of millions of dollars on just this one day alone!
Elsewhere in Australia, and indeed the sporting world, millions of people attend race-meets at their respective race courses, attend social functions, get involved in sweep-stakes and other horse racing games as millions of dollars changes hands in the online horse betting arena as well as track-side bookmakers.Melbourne Cup Facts and Figures
Makybe Diva is the most successful horse in the history of the Melbourne Cup as it won the prestigious race three times on the trot in 2003, 2004 and 2005 while the likes of Think Big, Rain Lover, Peter Pan and Archer have all won on two occasions.
Red Cadeaux was the only horse to finish runner-up on three occasions in the Cup but unfortunately in 2015 had to pull up due to a fetlock injury. The Australian racing fraternity and indeed horse racing betting news in general, was rocked by the announcement that the horse had to be euthanised two weeks later.
Jockeys Bobby Lewis and Harry White share the most Melbourne Cup wins (4 apiece) while legendary Australian horse trainer, Bart Cummings, holds the record for most wins by a trainer with 12 victories.
Most wins by an owner is held by Lloyd Williams who was the owner of the 2016 Melbourne Cup winning horse, Almandin, who was ridden by jockey Kerrin McEvoy.The Australian Racing Carnivals
The Australian racing calendar is divided into three very distinct seasons; Spring Carnival, Autumn Carnival and Winter Carnival, with the most popular being the Spring Carnival which includes the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and of course the biggest sports betting event of the year, the Melbourne Cup.Spring Carnival
The Spring Carnival starts in August and runs through until early December. September sees Sydney horse racing meetings at Rosehill and Randwick, while October also sees Randwick hosting three further events with the Epsom Handicap, Flight Stakes and the Metropolitan Handicap.
The Carnival then shifts down to Victoria with races being held at Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley and this period of the calendar includes the other two premier events in the racing calendar which are the Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.
The Caulfield Cup is held at the Caulfield race course usually in mid-October and is noted as one of the key indicators as to how a horse’s chances are rated for the upcoming Melbourne Cup and the winner is granted automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup such is its prestige in the racing calendar.
The Cox Plate is usually held a week later at Moonee Valley and is the pre-cursor to the Melbourne Cup which is held the following week at Flemington Racecourse. The Cox Plate also attracts the top horses from within Australia and also internationally as the event sits within the Spring Carnival in Melbourne.
The Spring Carnival culminates in Ascot in Perth, Western Australia, with race meetings held between mid-November and early December.Autumn Carnival
The Autumn Carnival is the second biggest of the Australian racing calendar and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the numerous horse racing tips available for this period which runs from mid-February through to mid-May.
There’s a lot of quality races and betting opportunities to take a look at as there are a total of 34 Group One races spread across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Sydney and Melbourne host the majority of the races with Adelaide putting on the final four meetings at Morphetville.
Sydney’s race courses include Randwick, Rosehill and Warwick Farm while Melbourne hosts race meetings at Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley.
Sydney’s major races include the Golden Slipper in mid-March at Rosehill, the BMW Stakes at Rosehill the week later, while April sees Randwick host the Doncaster Mile in Week 1 of the Championships along with the Australian Oaks in Week 2 of the Championships seven days later.
Melbourne’s major races include the Australian Guineas and the Randwick Guineas in the first week of March at Flemington, while the same course hosts the Australian Cup and the Newmarket Handicap a week later.Winter Carnival
Last but not least is the Winter Carnival, or as it’s locally known, the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival as the meetings are held exclusively in Queensland with a total of eight Group 1 races that are held at Eagle Farm and Doomben.
The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival is the highlight of the Queensland Betting calendar and two Group One races in particular hold specific interest for horse racing tips Australia with the Doomben 10,000 being held at Doomben race course in May, and the Stradbroke Handicap being held at Eagle Farm in June.How do I place a bet? Research is vital!
The internet now provides a plethora of information relating to horse betting tips and racing betting strategies as well as providing up-to-date information regarding Australian horse results through a number of online bookmakers.
Australian bookmakers such as TAB, William Hill, Sportsbet, Crown Bet, Unibet and bet365 provide live results as well as statistics to assist with your racing betting, and they all of course have a great focus on horse racing in particular to satisfy the Australian betting markets.
Numerous sports betting sites/ forums will include plenty of racing tipsters in general, but beware as these tipsters tend not to be very reliable, both in terms of previous tips not being proofed by an independent company, and promises of untold wealth through their ‘get rich quick’ schemes from their racing betting systems, which haven’t been tested over a long period of time.
However, the Racing Australia website provides a wealth of useful and important information for those punters wishing to know more about race fields and form, track conditions as well as race results with this site being an important guide.
But if you’re looking for a service that provides professional tips then it’s definitely worth shopping around as not only strike-rate of winning tips is important, but also the percentage of yield that a particular service has provided over at least a year or at least 100 picks, so you can evaluate their longevity in the industry, but also get an indication as to their strengths and weaknesses as a tipster.
For instance, are they better at finding winners at particular courses, in certain conditions ie good to firm only, or only when certain jockey/owner combinations attend a particular course?
There are many things for the racing betting novice to consider when looking at racing in Australia in particular as there are many country races held throughout the year, but these have been the downfall of many a casual horse punter as the quality of the field is nowhere near that of say a Group One meeting at Caulfield for example.
It is therefore recommended to steer clear of the country races and leave these to the locals as they can be a minefield in terms of picking winners and losing your hard-earned cash in just a few races can be a very painful experience!
With the average punter in Australia spending roughly $1,200 per person on sports betting each year you can see why we recommend that before you deposit your hard-earned money in any sportsbook you check out our section of Australian sportsbooks that offer horse racing. We have done all the research so you don’t have to.
From playing the ponies to cheering on our favourite racing drivers, Australians are passionate about the high speed and adrenaline of racing betting. In fact, racing betting is up there with rugby and Australian Rules Football as one of the top three events preferred by local punters.
Unfortunately, the pace of modern living means many of us simply lack the time to attend races or even visit or call our bookmakers. But now, thanks to online racing betting, Australian bettors need no longer sacrifice their punting pleasure to the demands of the rat race. Online betting allows you to deposit, place bets, check odds, withdraw winnings, and so much more from the comfort of your own home. What’s more, mobile racing betting allows you to do all of these things wherever you are!
Allow us to present Australia’s finest internet betting sites, for a safe, convenient, lucrative and exciting experience that covers all kinds of racing and the entire spectrum of wagering options.Best Racing Betting Odds Mobile Horse Racing Betting Australia
Horse racing is now the second-most punted sport on the Internet. In Australia, which has more racecourses than any other nation, a whopping AU$14 billion is wagered annually. Our betting sites allow you to get in on all that action without ever travelling to the track.
Get the best online racing betting totes, odds and more with Australian classics like the Victoria Derby, Melbourne and Caulfield Cups, Cox Plate, and Crown Oaks Day; international meets like the Dubai and Ryder Cups; and countless smaller races taking place every weekend all over Australia and the world.
If the centuries-old sport of harness racing is more your speed, our premier online racing betting bookmakers will allow you to weigh in and win on in excess of 1 900 pacers and trotters held annually. These include Australia’s most prestigious races such the Inter Dominion Series, Miracle Mile, A.G. Hunter Cup, Victoria Cup, Australian Pacing Championship, New South Wales Derby, Australian Derby, Australian Pacing Gold, and Australasian Breeders Crowns.
With Australia being one of only eight countries worldwide where greyhound racing is practised professionally, greyhound racing betting snaps at the heels of horse racing as an Australian favourite. A particular appeal of greyhound racing betting is the chance that a winning dog just might actually catch the lure!
Our outstanding greyhound betting sites allow you to wager on hundreds of exciting races worldwide, including Australian favourites like the Sky Channel Adelaide Cup, Hotham Body Repairs Association Cup, National Futurity, MTD Australian Cup, Sky Racing Galaxy, Golden Easter Egg, Radio Sport 927 Sandown Cup, and many, many more.Auto Racing Betting
If the horsepower you’re looking for is found under the hood, our stellar online racing betting bookmakers have an impressive variety of races for you to wager on.
Depending on your auto race of choice, you can bet on American NASCAR or Australian AUSCAR races or on other auto races taking place year-round, all over the world.Choose a Variety of Racing Betting Options
One of the most appealing features of racing betting of all forms is the incredible number of betting options available. Whether you are new to the sport or a practised punter, there is a betting option to suit your tastes on our top online racing betting sites – including Win and Place bets, Exotic bets, Multi bets, and special bets
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The major focus on any Saturday is metropolitan racing but there are plenty of us out there that don't mind a dabble at the support meetings across the country so here are our best bets.Greg Polson Preview and top three bets for Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour can be a tough track to find a winner but we have found three worth an investment on Friday.Greg Polson Preview and top three bets for Cessnock
The decision to wait for Cessnock on Friday for a Kim Waugh-trained gelding looks a winning move whilst a horse that provided yet another chapter in the Punters Hard Luck Story Book last start is set to make amends.Early betting trends for Doomben October 14
Punters have smashed a Robert Heathcote-trained sprinter in early betting at Doomben on Saturday.The Everest tips and trifectas
The $10 million The Everest will be run at Randwick on Saturday and here are the tips and trifectas from our editorial team.Caulfield Guineas tips and trifectas
The $2 million Caulfield Guineas will be run at Caulfield on Saturday and here are the tips and trifectas from our editorial team.Caulfield Guineas analysis
The Racenet Speedmaps and form analysts have combined to give punters a leg-up in the $2 million Group I Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on Saturday.The Caulfield Guineas rank outsider that could make his trainer Rich Enuff
Ken Keys once narrowly failed to join the Group I club with a raging Caulfield Guineas favourite but reckons his $151 Guineas outsider can make an impact on Saturday.The stats that matter for the weekend’s Group I races
Historical data can be a useful tool in finding feature race winners and Racenet has drilled down through past results of Caulfield’s four Group I races this weekend to come up with some real value possibilities.Top bets from Paul Joice for Saturday
I’m confident I can conquer The Everest on Saturday and on what looks a terrific program will also be trying to fill my hiking boots with plenty of winners.Top bets from Laurie Sainsbury for Saturday
Popular pundit Laurie Sainsbury is fired up for one of his favourite race days of the year – Caulfield Guineas day on Saturday.Top bets from Clinton Payne for Saturday
I was keen to throw a couple of tips in from Caulfield but I haven’t been this keen on a Sydney meeting for quite a while and as the saying goes - the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.Top bets from The Armchair Punter for Saturday
I'm spreading my attention between Randwick and Caulfield this Saturday on what shapes as a tough day for the punt but I still reckon we can find a winner, and most importantly some value as well.Appleby's latest wave starts in Herbert Power
Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby will begin his quest for more Melbourne money on Saturday.Don't rule out any of Waller's foursome in Toorak Handicap
Chris Waller’s four-pronged attack to win his first Group I Toorak Handicap (1600m) includes two regular winners and a pair that haven’t won in close to a combined 1000 days.Can Chautauqua do the unimaginable again in The Everest?
At some point during Saturday’s inaugural running of the $10 million The Everest there is going to be a group of punters wanting to write off champion Chautauqua but his co-trainer Michael Hawkes says that’s what makes him special.First-up Super Cash out for more fresh success in Schillaci
Super Cash took a couple of big scalps first-up last time in and gets her chance to enhance an impressive fresh record in Saturday’s Group II Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.Top bets from Ben Dorries for Saturday
I’m not the mountain climbing type – small hills are more my go – but I reckon English will be the chosen language at the summit of racing's Everest on Saturday.Top bets from Brad Waters for Saturday
Recent form doesn’t warrant such confidence but I’m expecting make a few bucks at Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas meeting.Mullins secures Moreira for Melbourne Cup
Irish trainer William Mullins has locked up Hong Kong-based star Joao Moreira to ride another of his charges in the Melbourne Cup.Upcoming Group 1 Races October, 2017 Betting Resources
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Both off line and online Australian horse racing betting is one of Australians most widely enjoyed hobbies or profession. There are 3 major types of racing to bet on in Australia, all of which have their own unique betting options, form guides and specific knowledge that’s required in order to win your bets consistently, as well as getting the best odds available which is what OzePunting.com aims to help you do. Whether you are betting with an online bookmaker on the internet, using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone to bet with mobile betting apps or having a punt on the races offline using one Australia’s TOTE’s, I hope that OzePunting can provide you with the tips you need to get better odds and win more often on your choice of greyhound, harness or horse racing event.
The most popular type of racing that is bet on down under. Thoroughbred horse racing is without a doubt the most popular kind of racing in Australia, and the world. Get free tips for betting on the Melbourne Cup and other major thoroughbred horse races here.
Often referred to as the “trots”, pacing and trotting. Horses competing in these races are standardbred as opposed to thoroughbreds for horse racing. There is still a lot of excitement to be had watching the trots and plenty of money to be made with the tips provided by OzePunting.com
The dogs, greyhounds are an incredibly fast breed of dog who chase a mechanical bunny around a circuitr. Sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s ace horse”, if you win betting with the free tips from OzePunting.com, it doesn’t matter what they’re called.Latest Australian Racing Betting Odds
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