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

Melbourne Cup 2019 Hope Finche...

Begood Toya Mother Wins the 20...

Begood Toya Mother Wins the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Begood Toya Mother was also good to punters at Caulfield on Saturday as Daniel...

2019 George Main Stakes Result...

2019 George Main Stakes Results: Avilius Wins on Way to Cox Plate

Godolphin great Avilius has shot to the top of 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate...

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rock...

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rocks Into 2019 Caulfield Cup Field

Trainer Chris Waller has a confirmed Caulfield Cup 2019 contender with the...

Kolding on to the Epsom After ...

Kolding on to the Epsom After Thrilling Bill Ritchie Win

Chris Waller’s Epsom Handicap 2019 chances have dramatically improved thanks...

Horse Racing Today

Melbourne Cup 2019 Hope Finche...

2019 George Main Stakes Result...

2019 George Main Stakes Results: Avilius Wins on Way to Cox Plate

Godolphin great Avilius has shot to the top of 2019 Ladbrokes Cox Plate...

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rock...

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rocks Into 2019 Caulfield Cup Field

Trainer Chris Waller has a confirmed Caulfield Cup 2019 contender with the...

Flight Stakes Odds Firm on Tea...

Flight Stakes Odds Firm on Tea Rose Stakes 2019 Winner Funstar

Odds-on favourite Libertini ran third as the beaten favourite in Saturday’s...

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke St...

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

Caulfield Racecourse is host to 2019 Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day...

Race Results

Melbourne Cup 2019 Hope Finche Wins Kingston Town Stakes

Begood Toya Mother Wins the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

2019 George Main Stakes Results: Avilius Wins on Way to Cox Plate

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rocks Into 2019 Caulfield Cup Field

2019 The Shorts Results: The Everest Next For Pierata

Race Previews

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

George Main Stakes Day Scratchings: The Shorts Field Down to 5

The Shorts 2019 Field & Betting Update: Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight Out

2019 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds Update: Caulfield Cup Hopes on the Line

Begood Toya Mother Tops Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 Betting

Fields & Form

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

George Main Stakes Day Scratchings: The Shorts Field Down to 5

The Shorts 2019 Field & Betting Update: Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight Out

2019 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds Update: Caulfield Cup Hopes on the Line

Begood Toya Mother Tops Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 Betting