The first day of summer 2010, Wednesday December 1, is a cracker in the world of racing with six racecourses around Australia set to host TAB meetings punters can enjoy a bet on to kick start the season.
Tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania will come alive with quality racing action throughout the day.
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Horse Racing Today
- Ballarat (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
One of Wednesday’s best meets will take place at Victoria’s Ballarat racecourse who have a bumper eight-event card running today starting with the $15,000 Uni of Ballarat Equine Centre Maiden Plate (1200m) at 1:00pm (AEDST).
Highlights on the card include Race 5 – the $22,550 Karington Jewellery Country Showcase 0 – 62 Handicap (1000m) at 3:20pm (AEDST) where our pick is #3 Social Drinker, and Race 8 – the $22,500 Sportsbet.Com.Au Country Showcase 0 – 72 Handicap (1400m) where our pick is #5 King Diamond.
- Canterbury (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
In New South Wales Canterbury has the best race line-up today with seven events due to run. Things get underway with the $27,000 Computer Air Plate (1200m) at 1:15pm (AEDST) with horses prepared by Bart Cummings, Peter Snowden and Gerald Ryan facing off.
Races six and seven are the highlights at Canterbury today and in Race 6 – the $27,000 The Integra (1200m) Gai Waterhouse’s Essence Of Success is our favourite, while in Race 7 – the $27,000 Hastie Services Handicap (1900m) #4 Dragon Dance is hard to go past after a number of scratchings.
- Doomben (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:58pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse has a great seven-race programme running today starting with the $13,000 Lyndhurst Stud Fillies & Mares Class 4 Handicap (1350m) at 1:58pm (AEDST) where #3 Gondola Girl is our favourite to win at good odds.
Another race not to miss will be Race 7 – the $13,000 Fujitsu Class 3 Plate (1650m) where there are lots of runners capable of an upset so check the form and markets at Luxbet now.
- Port Lincoln (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 1:08pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Port Lincoln in South Australia will host eight top races this Wednesday, things kicking off just after 1pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 Mitre 10 Port Lincoln/Sabois Maiden Plate (1000m).
Tips of the day are #4 Skyelilly Miss in Race 3, #5 Ice Tee in Race 7 and #3 Off The Richter in Race 8.
- Ascot (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 3:33pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Leading up to Saturday’s highly anticipated Group 1 Kingston Town Classic, Ascot Racecourse first have a quality eight-event card running this afternoon starting with the $20,000 Perthracing.Com.Au Handicap (1800m) at 3:33pm (AEDST) where #3 The Pudge is our pick to win for trainer Neville Parnham.
All eight Ascot races today are Handicap features and other tips from the team at Races.com.au are:
#6 Kranji Dude in Race 3 – the $20,000 Westspeed 3YO Handicap (1200m) at 4:53pm (AEDST)
#9 Secret Ruler in Race 5 – the $15,000 Ascotevents.Com.Au Handicap (1200m) at 6:08pm (AEDST)
#5 Siamese Cat in Race 6 – the $20,000 Assured Ascot Quays Handicap (1000m) at 6:45pm (AEDST)
- Hobart (TAS) – Race 1 jumps at 12:40pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Tasmania’s premier racing venue, Hobart, has an entertaining seven-race programme scheduled today with the first event being the $12,000 Twentieth Century Plumbing 3YO & Upwards Maiden Plate (1200m) at 12:40pm (AEDST).
Best race of the day is Race 5 – the $12,000 City Of Glenorchy Handicap (1600m) at 3:02pm (AEDST) where a diminutive but quality field of sprinters will face off – #2 King Of Gondor our pick to win.