Top Horse Racing News Australia

Looking for more information about horse racing in Australia? Read our articles for news and tips about your favourite sport, from top horse racing trainers to the most anticipated races.

Top Australian jockey Hugh Bowman

The Best Australian Jockeys

While the horses are, of course, our main focus when we look at all races, they cannot reach the finishing post without a quality jockey guiding them to victory. A jockey controls how a horse runs in a race - the tactics of the ride and the positioning on the course are pivotal in deciding the winner of a race. 

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One of Darley Stud's top steeds

The Best Horse Racing Breeders in Australia

Australian horses are among the most powerful and well-bred in the world of thoroughbred racing, and with hundreds of stud farms across the country, there are plenty of breeders out there who have ambitions of regularly winning the biggest group races.

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Chris Waller

The Best Australian Horse Racing Trainers

While the pedigree and breeding of a race horse is what gives a horse the potential to be a race winner, a donkey, or even a legend, it is their training which defines the real life success that a horse has when racing at the highest level. 

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Spring Group 1 Races

Interesting Spring Group 1 Races

Group 1 is the top category of Australian thoroughbred flat racing. To qualify, a race must offer at least $350,000 in prizemoney. There are over 60 Group 1 races in Australia at the moment. Victory in one of these is the outright goal for horses, jockeys and trainers who have never done so.

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Winx

Making and Breaking a Champion Racehorse

How did Winx rise to become the champion that she has? The short answer is that she runs faster than any of the other horses, such that more than a few savvy trainers plan the campaigns of their horses to avoid racing Winx. A few will take her on, but those that do unabashedly admit that the reason is that the races Winx enters offer top prizemoney.

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Spring Racing in Australia 2018

Spring Racing in Australia 2018

The 2018 – 2019 Australian Thoroughbred racing season is soon to begin. Spring carnivals will be conducted at many racecourses, but from the perspective of punters and casual followers of thoroughbred flats racing, the big events will be found at Flemington and Caulfield in Melbourne, and Royal Randwick and to a lesser extent, Rosehill in Sydney

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The Australian Triple Crown

Australian Triple Crown

One of the prestigious events in horse racing the world over is the Triple Crown for 3 year olds. Canada, England, USA, France, and Australia, have their own versions of the Triple Crown, which guarantees a horse a notable place in horse racing history.

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History Of Horse Racing

History Of Horse Racing

The first horses arrived in Australia aboard the ship Lady Penrhyn on the 26th of January, 1788. This date is considered synonymous with the founding of Australia. This is not at all surprising since England supplied the first colonists, and had been racing horses for hundreds of years prior.

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Online betting on horse racing

What to Look for When Choosing a Horse Racing Betting Site

There’s no question that betting remains central to the appeal of horse racing, and indeed, its image around the world. Major events like the Kentucky Derby, Cheltenham Festival and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe continue to attract heavy numbers of punters who fancy their chances of correctly predicting the winner of the latest eagerly-anticipated race.

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