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 races, our Australian racing 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 Melbourne Cup in recent years 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.
There are few horses on the planet better know now than Australian super mare, Winx. She has won an incredible twenty-six races on the bounce at the time of writing and will be looking to close out 2018 with another trip back to the Cox Plate for a fourth consecutive year. While European horse racing fans were upset that she didn’t make the journey to Royal Ascot in the summer, connections have no desire to take their star on unnecessary journeys when history awaits her at Moonee Valley at the end of October.
When are your Australian tips updated?
Our Australian Tips go live on the site between 9-10pm every night. Including a NAP, a NB as well as an Acca and single tips, there is something to please everyone. Our Australian tipster in a native antipodean, working in the horse racing industry for a number of years so when you back our Australian tips, you can be secure in the knowledge that our tipster is a man who has immersed himself in the ‘Sport of Kings’ in the southern hemisphere.
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