Doomben 10,000 Hopes Head 2017 Victory Stakes Nominations

Doomben 10,000 Hopes Head 2017 Victory Stakes Nominations

A line-up of potential 2017 Doomben 10,000 runners make up the Victory Stakes nominations for the early Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival lead-up at Eagle Farm Racecourse this weekend.

Fell Swoop is nominated to defend his title in the 2017 Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm in Brisbane on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Saturday sees two Group status races take place at ...

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2017 SA Derby Favourite Tops Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

2017 SA Derby Favourite Tops Chairman’s Stakes Nominations

Pre-post favourite to take out the South Australian Derby 2017 next month, Odeon is the headline nomination for Saturday’s Chairman’s Stakes at Morphettville.

Local SA Derby-bound Morvada is one of the key 2017 Chairman’s Stakes nominations for this Saturday in Adelaide. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

To be run on the main track, this season’s $120,000 Group 3 SA Chairman’s Stakes...

Summer Racing News

2017 Launceston Cup Results: Big Duke Beats Count Da Vinci

2017 Launceston Cup Results: Big Duke Beats Count Da Vinci

The Darren Weir-trained favourite Big Duke saluted for the punters in the 2017 Launceston Cup results in Tasmania on Wednesday reversing the order of the Hobart Cup quinella with a win over Count Da Vinci.

Race favourite Big Duke (pictured at Moonee Valley) enjoyed a classy win in the 2017 Launceston Cup for Darren Weir. Photo: Ultimate Racing ...

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Queensland Derby 3YOs Top Gunsynd Classic 2017 Nominations

Queensland Derby 3YOs Top Gunsynd Classic 2017 Nominations

A line-up of potential 2017 Queensland Derby-bound three-year-olds make up the Gunsynd Classic nominations for one of the two feature races at Eagle Farm Racecourse this weekend in Brisbane.

Dual Group 1 winner Prized Icon headlines the 2017 Gunsynd Classic nominations in Brisbane this Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) attracted a bumper ...

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Since Australia’s first official race meeting in 1842, horse racing has become embedded into Australian culture with thousands of races taking place each year. From the local town handicaps to the world-renowned Melbourne Cup, racing fans across the country are enthralled with the drama, excitement and passion associated with horse racing. For many horse racing is their life, with thousands of people devoting their lives to the training and breeding of quality racehorses. The Australian racing industry has produced many names which will go down in history as racing legends. Around the world, names such as Phar Lap, Makybe Diva and Bart Cummings are famous for their victories in Australian horse races.

Governed by the Australian Racing Board, the Australian horse racing industry is flourishing with over 8 major racing carnivals taking place each year including the Sydney Autumn Carnival, Sydney Spring Carnival, Brisbane Winter Carnival, Adelaide Racing Carnival, Perth Racing Carnival, Tasmanian Racing Carnival, Melbourne Autumn Carnival and the world famous Melbourne Spring Carnival.

These carnivals host some of the world’s greatest races starting with the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Railway Stakes in Perth to the BMW Stakes and Golden Slipper 2015 at Rosehill in Sydney to the prestigious Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup in Melbourne. From Randwick racecourse in Sydney to the breathtaking Flemington racecourse, Australia features some of the world’s most beautiful, historical and best designed racecourses.

Now with Fashions on the Field and Ladies Day races taking place, Australian races are also serving as a great social event. Not only a celebration of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, these carnivals also serve as a way for the greater community to get together to celebrate the one thing they have in common, their love for horse racing and the frivolities that take place on the day.

The other highly important aspect of Australian horse racing is the punters and their love for betting on the race. Particularly with the larger million dollar races, punters are able to access a wealth of betting markets that offer great odds and fantastic payouts if you are able to pick to the winning horses. With such tools as betting tips, daily news updates, and the Melbourne Cup field now available on sites such as this one, betting on these prestigious events is that much easier.

Races.com.au is designed to inform and educate horse racing enthusiasts in any area of the industry. Whether you enjoy betting on races, getting involved in raceday fashions or want to update your knowledge on racing history, this site has all the information you will need!

Horse racing is not just big in Australia but right around the world. In the UK horse racing is a hugely popular spectator sport and is one of the biggest sports for betting.