Thought horse racing was big in the UK? Horse racing in Australia is a whole different ball game – it has more racecourses than any other nation and is second only to the United States in the number of horses taking part.
The best quality of racing in Australia takes place at the metropolitan meetings, mainly taking place in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland although there are others. Our free Australian horse racing tips will focus largely on these meetings because of the better quality of racing. You’ll probably have heard of a number of tracks; Flemington, Caulfield, Canterbury, Randwick and Ascot!
Sprinters and milers dominate Australian racing, so expect to see a lot of tips for flat races. While jumps racing does happen, it’s limited to a small number of tracks. There are two major carnivals during the winter (our summer), the Great Eastern Steeplechase and the Grand Annual, and we’ll be not just tipping for them but providing detailed previews and news in the build up. There’s only a handful of races compared to the UK sadly.
For the biggest Australian races, it’s likely that our tips will contain plenty of recognizable names. Max Dynamite, Trip To Paris, Big Orange, Red Cadeaux & Kingfisher were just some of the raiders at the 2015 Melbourne Cup and there was a supporting cast in attendance including Rich Ricci, A P O’Brien, Jamie Spencer, Ed Dunlop, Ryan Moore & William Buick among others.
Where can I watch Australian horse racing?
Bear in mind that Australia is approximately 12 hours ahead of us, so all the Australian racing takes place early in the morning. If you’re awake to watch it, you’re in luck – At The Races shows Australian racing live from 2am! There are some races on before this but