With the autumn racing season now in full swing, fans and punters have plenty to get excited about this weekend starting with six quality TAB meetings taking place today, Friday March 25, 2011.
While country and city tracks in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland will all be home to race meets this afternoon, the highlight Friday horse racing event is the cracker eight-race card at Moonee Valley this evening.
Host to the final Melbourne Autumn Festival of Racing meeting, the twilight line-up at Moonee Valley tonight is top class and is headlined by Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).
The 2011 William Reid Stakes field features seven star sprinters lead by the queen herself, Black Caviar, set to start as one of the shortest priced favourites in the history of Australian horse racing.
For the best odds on the Moonee Valley night racing programme tonight and to get in on the earlier racing action of the other Friday horse racing events, head to Luxbet now.
Today’s Horse Racing
- Albury (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 12:45pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Kicking off today’s racing is a bumper nine-race card at Albury Racecourse in New South Wales, Race 1 the $15,000 Dahlsens 2YO Handicap (1000m) set to jump at 12:45pm (AEDST).
Plenty of exciting handicap features to enjoy a Friday punt on here but the best race on the programme will be Albury Race 7 – the $170,000 Albury Gold Cup (2000m) at 4:21pm (AEDST).
The 2011 Albury Gold Cup field features 16 stayers including Kiwi galloper Ginga Dude on the rails and allocated a hefty topweight of 60.5kg, Lloyd Williams’ C’est La Guerre and Danzero four-year-old Extra Zero. Favourite to win is #5 Fanjura at a quote of around $4 after running a game third to Whobegotyou in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) last start. Check the full markets at Luxbet now!
- Geelong (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 1:00pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Victoria’s first TAB meet this Friday will run at Geelong where the first of seven races, the $12,000 Channel 31 Geelong News SV 3YO Maiden Plate (1200m), will jump at 1:00pm (AEDST).
Final race on the card looks the highlight with the $12,000 Centrebet Get on to Get out 0 – 62 Handicap (1300m) brings things to a close at 4:40pm (aEDST) and for the win we are tipping #9 Loveisadelight for trainer Darren Weir.
- Tamworth (NSW) – Race 1 jumps at 1:07pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Tamworth Racecourse will host the second New South Wales meet this afternoon the eight-race programme kicking off at 1:07pm (AEDST) with the $10,000 TD’s Pain Place Maiden Plate (1000m).
Don’t miss Tamworth Race 6 the $10,000 Tamworth City Toyota Class 1 Handicap (1200m) at 4:09pm (AEDST) where our money is on the improving #5 Wrong Man.
- Mount Gambia (SA) – Race 1 jumps at 1:16pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
South Australia’s Mount Gambia track will come alive today with an exciting eight-race line-up due to get underway at 1:16pm (AEDST) with the $12,000 MGRC Cup Carnival Lara Float Trainers Incentive Hurdle (2800m).
- Ipswich (QLD) – Race 1 jumps at 1:27pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Queensland’s sole TAB meet this Friday is running at Ipswich Racecourse starting at 1:27pm (AEDST) with Race 1 the $12,000 McNamara & Associates Class 2 Handicap (2150m) where we are tipping #4 I Love Tobouggie coming off some great recent form.
- Moonee Valley (VIC) – Race 1 jumps at 6:45pm (AEDST) – Bet now at Luxbet
Moonee Valley’s Friday Night Programme is sensational this evening, the eight-race card getting underway at 6:45pm (AEDST) with the $70,000 TBV Newmarket Insurance Handicap (1600m).
Highlights are Moonee Valley Race 6 – the $200,000 Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at 9:15pm (AEDST) and of course Race 7 – the $500,000 Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) taking centre stage at 9:45pm (AEDST).
Check out our full Moonee Valley William Reid Stakes Night Racing Tips.