About Melbourne Horse Racing

As Australia’s second most populated city, Melbourne is among the largest metropolitan areas in the country.

Situated in the south-east of the country, Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and retains a large history of cultural and sporting development. The city has evolved into a centre of arts, commerce, education, industry, sports and tourism.

With an increasing population of just under 4,000,000 people, Melbourne has been in the worldwide public eye over the last few years; largely after playing host to the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Labelled the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne takes pride in its football, cricket, rugby league and horse racing with numerous sporting events and some of the leading teams in many major sports.

The city contains a plethora of Victorian and contemporary architecture, with plenty of character exuding from its core.

Melbourne CBD at Night

Melbourne CBD at Night

Melbourne Racecourses

Melbourne is absolutely the home of horse racing in Australia. While each state has its big races, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the most important period of racing each year. While most people focus only on the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival, Melbourne racing is also held at several other racecourses.

Flemington Racecourse

Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse plays host to the annual Melbourne Cup, a sprint horse racing festival which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Highly regarded as one of the richest turf races in the world, the Melbourne Cup provides a highly lucrative opportunity to make some money online. Online bookmakers across the nation focus on this event and offer plentiful guidance and information to help you to make the best choice

Caulfield Racecourse

Caulfield Racecourse is the home of the Victoria Racing Club and it hosts many major races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. These include the Caulfield Cup, the Caulfield Guineas, the Thousand Guineas, and the Underwood Stakes. For those who follow more than the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield is considered the home of Melbourne horse racing.

Sandown Racecourse

Not as eminent as Flemington or Caulfield, Sandown Racecourse is nevertheless host to some major races like the Sandown Classic, Sandown Guineas, and Sandown Stakes.

Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racecourse is one of the closest racecourses to the heart of Melbourne, and it offers Melburnians some major races such as the Manikato Stakes and the prestigious WS Cox Plate.

Geelong Racecourse

The Geelong Racecourse is certainly not a major course, but it does hold the Geelong Cup. Despite being only Group 3 status, the Geelong Cup is considered an excellent guide for Melbourne Cup performance as it has one of the longest lengths out of the lead up races.

Spring Racing

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Transact earns a shot at South...

Bellevue Hill a chance to back...

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Last Saturday’s Rosehill juvenile winner Bellevue Hill is a chance to back up...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force has a tight grip on the...

Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the new favourite after the...

Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Wildcard entry Mystic Journey has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 $5m...

Race Results

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Kenedna Wins the 2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes for Ciaron Maher

Shraaoh Shines to Earn Chris Waller Back to Back Sydney Cup Wins

Winx Writes Final Chapter with Perfect Queen Elizabeth Stakes Win

Chis Waller Claims Verry Elleegant Third Australian Oaks Victory

Race Previews

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Queen of the Turf, Doncaster Mile Next Up for Invincible Gem

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Fields & Form

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field