Thursday Horse Racing March 17 – Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Day 2011

The biggest event on the Thursday horse racing programme today March 17 is the 2011 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap running in Sydney, but punters also have three other exciting TAB meets to check the odds on as well as the Newcastle race line-up.

Racing is set to run at tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia this Thursday so there is sure to be a race out there to entice every punter.

Newcastle Race 7 – the $125,000 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m) at 4:54pm (AEDST) is the headline event today with the likes of the John O’Shea-trained Glintz, Anthony Cummings’ Trader and last year’s winner of the Group 1 The Metropolitan Herculian Prince set to face off.

Stay tuned to for our exclusive Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting tips to be published shortly.

Below is a brief rundown of all of today’s TAB race meetings including the jump time of Race 1 at each meet and tips for the best races on each card.

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Today’s Horse Racing

  • Sale (VIC)Race 1 jumps at 12:30pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Victoria’s sole TAB meet today will take place at Sale Racecourse where a bumper nine-race programme is due to get underway at 12:30pm (AEDST) with the $15,000 The Laurels Function Room SV 2YO Maiden Plate (1213m).

Best events on at Sale today are Race 7 the $22,500 Sale Ladies Probus Country Showcase 0 – 72 Handicap (1722m) at 3:57pm (AEDST) where we are tipping #11 Mazrena to score an upset after a promising last-start third, and Race 9 the $22,500 Probus Day Country Showcase 0 – 68 Handicap (1422m) at 5:17pm (AEDST) where our money is on #4 Aussie Public drawn ideally in barrier four.

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

Sydney’s Newcastle Racecourse will be home to a cracker eight-event programme today, the pinnacle meeting held at the track during the autumn getting underway at 1:15pm (AEDST) with the $18,000 Cheryl Salisbury Benchmark 70 Handicap (1600m).

Newcastle race tips from the team at include:

Race 4 – the $16,000 Michael Bridges Fillies & Maiden Handicap (1200m) at 3:00pm (AEDST) tip #8 Double Unique – Bet now at Luxbet

Race 5 – the $16,000 Tinkler Sports Group 2YO Maiden Plate (1200m) at 3:35pm (AEDST) tip #1 Boys On Tour – Bet now at Luxbet

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  • Sunshine Coast (QLD) Race 1 jumps at 2:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Racecourse has a quality seven-race programme set to run today starting with the $10,000 XXXX Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap (1400m) at 2:00pm (AEDST).

Final event on the card, Sunshine Coast Race 7 the $12,000 Hot 91 Class 5 Handicap (1200m) at 5:45pm (AEDST), looks the feature here and for the win we are tipping #5 Rovert currently paying juicy odds at Luxbet.

  • Bunbury (WA)Race 1 jumps at 2:55pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet

Later this afternoon Bunbury Racecourse in WA will be host to the final Thursday race meeting with a huge 10-event card due to kick off at 2:55pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 Swan Brewery Maiden (1100m).

Bunbury Race 9 the a beauty not to miss with the $130,000 Listed XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup (2200m) at 7:57pm (AEDST) where our money is on #8 Significant despite their wide draw.