Derryn Heads Pre-Field Kingsford-Smith Cup Odds 2017

Derryn Heads Pre-Field Kingsford-Smith Cup Odds 2017

Lindsay Park’s class colt Derryn is the pre-field favourite in 2017 Kingsford-Smith Cup betting ahead of the race formerly known as the BTC Cup running in Brisbane on Saturday.

Derryn is favourite in futures Kingsford Smith Cup 2017 betting ahead of the Eagle Farm Group this Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Stradbroke Handicap for Jungle Edge after BRC Sprint win

Stradbroke Handicap for Jungle Edge after BRC Sprint win

Cranbourne trainer Mick Bell has the Stradbroke Handicap in his sights for Jungle Edge who scored an all the way win in the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben today.

Jungle Edge, above winning at Rosehill, led all of the way to win the BRC Sprint at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

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Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Melbourne Cup 2017 Take Four for Who Shot Thebarman

Chris Waller’s evergreen veteran stayer Who Shot Thebarman is in the paddock gearing up for a fourth shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ with the 2017 Melbourne Cup target pending in the spring.

Chris Waller’s consistent two miler Who Shot Thebarman is being prepared for a fourth shot at the Melbourne Cup 2017 this November. Photo: Ultimate ...

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Good Standing Heads 2017 Fred Best Classic Nominations

Good Standing Heads 2017 Fred Best Classic Nominations

James Cummings’ highly-rated Sydney raider Good Standing is one of the early standouts among Saturday’s Fred Best Classic 2017 nominations for the Group 3 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Good Standing is one of the headline 2017 Fred Best Classic nominated three-year-olds for the Brisbane event this Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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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.