Thursday Horse Racing – January 13th

Today, Thursday January 13th, there are four quality TAB race meetings scheduled to take place in Australia today with racing in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.

The high levels of rainfall right across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales have had a number of affects on the Australian racing schedule including today’s Ballarat meeting being transferred to the Geelong Synthetic course due to the state of the track in Ballarat following 80mm of rain falling in the last 24 hours.

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Horse Racing Today

  • Geelong (VIC) Race 1 jumps at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Abandoned – Bet now at Luxbet

Today a bumper eight race programme will take place at the Geelong Synthetic track in Victoria starting with the $15,000 Uni of Ballarat Equine Centre Maiden Plate (2200m) at 1:00pm (AEDST).

Update: Due to heavy rain, racing at Geelong today has been abandoned after the running of Race 1.

The highlight of the card is race six – the $22,000 Country Showcase 0 – 68 Handicap (2200m) – where our pick of the field is #8 Flying Hula drawn on the rails in barrier one.

  • Penola (SA)Race 1 jumps at 1:10pm (AEDST) – Abandoned– Bet now at Luxbet

South Australia is host to one TAB meet today when a quality card featuring eight events runs at Penola. First up on the programme is the $8,500  Jacob’s Creek ‘St Hugo’ Sabois Maiden Plate (1100m) at 1:10pm (AEDST).

Update: Racing at Penola today has been abandoned after the running of Race 4.

Events worth a punt on here include Race 4 – the $10,500 Blok Estate Coonawarra Handicap (1100m) where #2 Nylostroem looks hard to beat, and Race 7 – the $18,000 Coonawarra Cup (1700m) where our pick of the field is #5 Peace An Quiet.

  • Gosford (NSW)Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

While parts of New South Wales are starting to get inundated with heavy rainfall, in Gosford the weather is Fine and a track rated Good will see seven races run there today starting with the $16,000 Www.Gosfordracing.Com.Au Maiden Handicap (1600m).

New South Wales racing tips at Gosford this Thursday include #10 Liquorice Lover in Race 4 – the $16,000 De Bortioli Wines Class 1 Handicap (1100m), and #10 Jewel Quest in Race 7 – the $16,000 Thoroughbred Publishing Benchmark 65 Handicap (1600m).

  • Bunbury (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 4:09pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Later this afternoon the Bunbury track in WA will come alive with the first of eight races, the $10,000 Bunbury Stakes Day Now on Sunday Maiden (1100m), kicking things off at 4:09pm (AEDST).

Best races on the Bunbury schedule are Race 6 – the $11,500 Total Telephone Handicap (1675m) where our favourite to win is #5 Romillus despite their wider draw, and Race 7 – the $12,500 Partners in Racing Handicap (1100m) where #5 Army Miss coming off three consecutive wins should start the clear favourite.