As Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing approaches and the betting markets for the 2011 Australian Cup and 2011 Newmarket Handicap begin to heat up, today punters can warm up their wagering muscles with five TAB meetings taking place around Australia.
Thursday racing will take place at country and city tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia today giving you plenty of opportunities to win big off the ponies and add to your online betting account at Luxbet before the elite Group racing action this weekend.
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Today’s Horse Racing
- Ballarat (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The opening race meet this Thursday will take place at Victoria’s Ballarat Racecourse where a bumper eight-event card is due to get underway at 1:00pm (AEDST) with Race 1 – the $15,000 Ballarat Begonia Festival March 12 – 14 Maiden Plate (1200m).
Ballarat Race 6 is a must watch with the $22,500 Tanya Daniels The Good Guys Country Showcase Fillies & Mares 0 – 78 Handicap (1400m) running at 3:57pm (AEDST) and we have our money on the sure-to-be favourite #5 Owners Priority seeking their fourth consecutive win.
The other highlight will be Race 8 – the $22,500 Sportsbet.Com.Au Country Showcase 0 – 62 Handicap (1400m) bringing things to a close at 5:17pm (AEDST) and for the we are tipping #4 Fine Dina.
- Townsville (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:05pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Queensland’s sole TAB meet today is set to run at Townsville up North with a huge nine-race programme kicking off at 1:05pm (AEDST) with Race 1 – the $10,000 Racing Queensland QTIS Maiden Handicap (1000m).
Plenty of top Class Handicaps to check the markets for at Luxbet on the Townsville card today, but the feature event not to miss is Race 7 – the $150,000 Office Choice Pen to Paper QTIS 600 2YO Plate (1200m) at 4:41pm (AEDST) where our pick of the juveniles is #12 Craiglea Marlena.
- Hawkesbury (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:15pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The New South Wales racing action continues this afternoon at Hawkesbury Racecourse with the first of eight quality races, the $16,000 Rouse Hill Stanhope Gardens News 2YO Handicap (1400m), due to jump at 1:15pm (AEDST) and of the small six-horse field #3 Bikini Star for trainer Bart Cummings is our favourite to cause an upset.
Hawkesbury Race 8 looks the highlight there when the $16,000 Blue Mountains Gazette Colts, Geldings & Entires Benchmark 65 Handicap (1400m) runs at 5:35pm (AEDST) and where we have our money on #4 L’academie De Joie paying juicy odds for punters that bet now at Luxbet.
- Coffs Harbour (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:25pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The track at Coffs Harbour will be home to seven exciting races this afternoon starting with the $10,000 Allied Airconditioning 2YO Handicap (1000m) at 1:25pm (AEDST) and to win Race 1 we are tipping #4 Bengal Angel coming off two close second place finishes.
Best race at Coffs Harbour to place a bet on looks to be Race 4 – the $10,000 Holcim Class 1 Handicap (1200m) at 3:10pm (AEDST) and to take the prize we fancy #12 Choices drawn well and having shown some promise at their recent starts.
- Pinjarra (WA) – Race 1 jumps at 4:08pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
The last Thursday race meeting will run at WA’s Pinjarra Racecourse, the eight-event programme kicking off at 4:08pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 The Gate Bar & Bistro Maiden (2003m).
Pinjarra Race 7 – the $12,000 Matthews Transport Handicap (1000m) at 7:57pm (AEDST) – is shaping up as a beauty and savvy punters will be betting on #4 Siamese Cat through Luxbet.