Material Man Heads 2018 Perth Cup Odds

Material Man Heads 2018 Perth Cup Odds

Kingston Town Classic runner-up Material Man is the co-early favourite in pre-field Perth Cup 2018 odds for the New Year’s Day feature race in W.A. this summer. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) have received 27 nominations for this season’s Group 2 $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) and currently two stayers are vying for futures favouritism….

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2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results: Melbourne Cup The Long-Term Goal For Vengeur Masque

2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results: Melbourne Cup The Long-Term Goal For Vengeur Masque

The 2018 Melbourne Cup will be the long-term goal for Vengeur Masque after he returned to winning form with a very tough victory in the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington this afternoon. Vengeur Masque narrowly missed out on a place in the 2017 Melbourne Cup when he was narrowly beaten in the Group 3…

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Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained Vega Magic out of next year’s autumn carnival but the stable are still confident the Group 1 winning sprinter will be back for a second shot at the 2018 The Everest in the spring. Perth expat Vega Magic injured himself in November…

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2018 Perth Cup Horses Head Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field

2018 Perth Cup Horses Head Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field

This Saturday Ascot Racecourse will host the next traditional Perth Cup 2018 lead-up with the top fancies for the New Year’s Day classic facing off in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes field. Formerly known as the C.B. Cox Stakes but renamed in 2016 in honour of Western Australian Racing Hall of Famer Ted van Heemst,…

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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.

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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.