Gold Coast Betting Tips, Top Odds & Quaddie | Saturday, 08/05/21
Horsebetting.com.au brings you the race-by-race Gold Coast betting preview for the Gold Coast Cup day held on Saturday, May 08. Including all the top tips, value bets and the quaddie selections.
Morphettville racing tips, best bets and quaddie picks | SA 8/5
Full preview of the Morphettville meeting on May 8, 2021, including best bets, quaddie numbers and race-by-race form analysis and tips.
Gosford race-by-race betting preview | The Coast | May 8, 2021
Horsebetting.com.au brings you the race-by-race betting preview for the Gosford races held on Saturday, May 08. See all the top tips, value bets and quaddie selections for the race day here.
Today's horse racing tips & best bets | May 7, 2021
Day 2 of the Wagga Gold Cup Carnival headlines horse racing action around the country, with the listed Wagga Gold Cup the featured event of the day. Horse racing around the country sees seven meetings scheduled for this Friday afternoon....
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Ascot racing tips, best bets and quaddie selections | WA tips 8/5
Horsebetting brings the Ascot racing tips, best bets and quaddie selections for the May 8 meeting. WA racing tips for Eurythmic Stakes Day 2021.
Caulfield race-by-race preview & best bets | May 8, 2021
HorseBetting.com.au brings you the best bets and top odds for every race at Caulfield on Saturday, May 8, as well as free quaddie picks.
South Australian Derby tips & betting strategy | 8/5/2021
Horsebetting.com.au brings you the South Australian Derby at Morphettville in race 8. The top betting strategy and betting odds are found here.
SA Sires' Produce 2021 betting preview | Morphettville R2
The South Australian Sires' Produce Stakes will be held in race 2 at Morphettville on Saturday, May 08. The top betting strategy and best odds...
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Le Don De Vie on track for Doomben Cup after Warrnambool win
The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Le Don De Vie could be headed towards the Group 1 Doomben Cup on May 22 following his win in...
Warrnambool goes Wilde as local trainers cash in
Local trainer Symon Wilde took out an impressive double on Thursday as the 2021 Warrnambool May Racing Carnival came to a close.
Sherry has high hopes for Marway after Wagga Town Plate win
Apprentice hoop Tom Sherry made the trek to Wagga for just one ride on Thursday afternoon, but it proved a fruitful journey as his mount,...
Second Grand Annual for Gold Medals
Another Kiwi duo will go down in racing folklore after their herculean battle at Warrnambool on Thursday. In Bonecrusher versus Our Waverley Star fashion, New...
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Terri Rae hunts Great Easter chocolates
Terri Rae will do her best to transform a couple of North Island imports into stakes winners at Riccarton on Saturday. The Riccarton trainer will...
Wet track a concern for Force Of Will
Wet track conditions hold the biggest concern for trainers Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott ahead of Force Of Will’s tilt at the Listed Gold Coast...
Big aspirations for Brooks’ jumpers
One of the most exciting weeks of jumps racing is coming to a close at Warrnambool, but things are only just starting to ramp up...
Home stakes targets for Carston pair
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Jerry Chau and Douglas Whyte excel at Happy Valley with trebles
In a symbolic confluence of generations, Douglas Whyte and Jerry Chau shared the Happy Valley spotlight with milestone trebles on Wednesday night (5 May) as...
Hayes looks to maintain late-season surge with seven at the Valley
Spurred on with 10 wins since the beginning of April, David Hayes is looking to maintain his late-season surge when he heads to Happy Valley...
Hong Kong Derby hero Sky Darci satisfies Moreira, Conghua for Cruz’s Exultant
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Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup glory for Butterfield
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Del Mar shut as COVID-19 hits jockey ranks
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US Triple Crown trainer Baffert suspended
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Kentucky Derby will open doors to fans
The Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of North American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, will allow spectators on September 5.
Tiz the Law wins Triple Crown's Belmont
Favourite Tiz the Law has won the Belmont Stakes, claiming victory on Saturday in the first leg of the revamped Triple Crown schedule.
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Pakistan Star Makes Dubai Debut
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This month's Dubai World Cup racing event is in grave doubt after the UAE suspended all sporting events across the country.
US jockeys to avoid Dubai World Cup
Three American jockeys have chosen to stay at home rather than travel to compete at the rich Dubai World cup meeting.
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Champion Mare Enable Retired From Racing
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Mohaather makes amends in Sussex Stakes
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Stradivarius creates Goodwood Cup history
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Six take on Stradivarius in Goodwood Cup
Irish Derby winner Santiago will be among six rivals for benchmark UK stayer Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup.
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Danon Smash, Resistencia headline Takamatsunomiya Kinen hopefuls
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Godolphin star bounces back at Deauville
Pinatubo, who races for Godolphin out of the Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Charlie Appleby's Newmarket yard, has returned to his best form.
Irish fillies dominate in Group 1 French Oaks
Irish-trained fillies have made a sweep of the French Oaks placings with Fancy Blue winning for rookie trainer Donnacha O'Brien.
Way To Paris lands overdue Group One win
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French racing cleared to resume
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Highlights of the Australian racing calendar
In years gone by it has been a case of the Melbourne Spring Carnival first, daylight second and the Sydney Autumn Carnival in third place. But the launch of The Championships in 2014 in Sydney has provided a worthwhile challenger to the Melbourne Cup Carnival and the rest of the star-studded spring in the Victorian capital. It has not caught up yet, but if The Championships can continue to prosper they may soon attract just as much attention around the country and abroad.
- The biggest week of the racing year is still the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Four meetings at Flemington: Victoria Derby day on the Saturday, Melbourne Cup day on the Tuesday (always the first Tuesday in November), VRC Oaks day (Ladies Day) on the Thursday and wrapping up with Emirates Stakes day on the second Saturday. Derby day is considered by many as the best punting day of the year, with usually 10 races and fields of the highest calibre. Cup day can be a bonanza for the astute punter with the Great Race awash with cash from the once-a-year flutterer and value to be found everywhere. It’s never easy though, especially with the continuing dominance of stayers bred in the northern hemisphere. The month leading up to the Cup carnival is also a wonderful time to be following the racing scene. Races such as the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate are great events in their own right. The Caulfield Cup is a multimillion-dollar handicap and the Cox Plate the weight-for-age championship of Australasia run at the great amphitheatre of Moonee Valley.
- The aforementioned Championships take centre stage with eight Group 1 races contested over two days at Randwick, home to a towering new grandstand and the Australian Turf Club, which was formed by a merger of the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club. Day one includes the Doncaster Mile, T.J. Smith Stakes, ATC Australian Derby and ATC Sires’ Produce. Day two’s rich haul includes the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (a 2000m weight-for-age contest that has designs on taking the Cox Plate’s mantle), Sydney Cup, Australian Oaks and Queen Of The Turf Stakes. Other highlights of the glittering autumn include the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper Stakes, at Rosehill. Then there is the Sydney Triple Crown for three-year-olds: the Group 1 Randwick and Rosehill Guineas are the first two legs, with the ATC Derby the classic grand finale.
- A wonderful time in the southern capital. Standout races include Melbourne’s biggest race for the juveniles, the Blue Diamond Stakes. There is the sprint triple crown of the Lightning Stakes, Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap, while the Australian Guineas is an important race for three-year-olds, with the winner guaranteed a career at stud, provided, of course, it is male and a fully intact one at that . The Melbourne autumn comes to a fitting finale at Flemington with the Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap sharing top billing on a great card, before the baton is passed on to Sydney.
- When the fanfare of the Sydney Autumn has died down, all eyes turn north for this carnival, the highlight of which is the state’s best race, the Stradbroke Handicap at the historic Eagle Farm circuit. Trainers will target the double of the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke. Throw the Doomben Cup and Queensland Derby and Oaks into the mix, and it’s a carnival not to be missed. It’s quite common for horses which emerge during the winter in Brisbane to become major players in Melbourne in the spring. The warm weather does them the world of good.
- Sandwiched between the Sydney autumn and Brisbane winter comes come a string of feature races at Morphettville in the South Australian capital. There are the group 1 Australasian Oaks, Robert Sangster Stakes for fillies and mares, the South Australian Derby and the state’s biggest race, the 1200m Goodwood Handicap, won by the mighty Black Caviar in 2012.
- The sun-drenched West Australian capital steps up to the plate as far as racing goes late in the year. Its greatest race is the Group 1 Railway Stakes over 1600m at Ascot. On the same day, usually in late November, the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes is contested over 1200m. The following week comes the final Australian Group 1 of the calendar year: the Kingston Town Stakes over 1800m. But the carnival rolls on in the west, with another highlight the Perth Cup, a group 2 2400m race contested each New Year’s Day.
- There are no Group 1s but plenty of prizemoney and pizzazz has made this a real stand-out on the January racing calendar. The main races are the sales-restricted $2 million MM Two-Year-Olds Classic and the $1m race for three-year-olds. Plus there are the MM Cup and MM Sprint and a wonderful vibe with many of the heavy hitters of Australian and international racing on the Glitter Strip for the Magic Millions sales, trying to buy a runner in the next year’s big MM race.