Tag: 'Racing Victoria'

Sale Turf Club

Good Friday racing set for Sale in 2022

On Thursday morning, Racing Victoria (RV) alongside Country Racing Victoria (CRV) announced that Sale Racecourse will host the inaugural Good Friday race meeting in Victoria...
No racing in Victoria

Punt Drunk: The race-free week nobody asked for

Punt Drunk returns to your screen as we delve into the events of the week that has gone and look forward to what is ahead,...
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Country Victoria to hold Good Friday racing from 2022

On Tuesday morning, Racing Victoria announced that from 2022 an annual Good Friday meeting will take place in country Victoria pending State Government approval.
Johnny Get Angry

Racing Victoria announce $16m bump in prizemoney for 2021-22

Racing Victoria announced on Monday that there will be an increase of more than $16 million in prizemoney for the 2021-22 racing season.
Coin Collector wins at Bendigo

O’Brien in strife after Coin Collector returns positive drug test

Danny O’Brien is the latest trainer to find himself in hot water, with his galloper Coin Collector returning a blood sample which contained a prohibited...
Twilight Payment

The Melbourne Cup is in danger of losing its status in Australian racing culture

The Melbourne Cup is without a doubt the biggest and best race in Australia each and every year. But, is it slowly losing its appeal...

Racing Victoria Makes Big Changes To The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, it is the race that stops the nation on the first Tuesday of November and it is our showpiece race each and...
Sir Dragonet

International runners to wait and see for 2021 Spring Carnival

The commencement of the Melbourne Spring Carnival is four months away, yet there is plenty to be played out between now and then. The key...
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Punt Drunk: Racing Victoria rolling in record turnover

Punt Drunk takes a glance at the top stories in racing as we head into the weekend, including Racing Victoria's record profits and Craig Williams'...

Jericho Cup kicks off with qualifier at Warrnambool

Hopefuls chasing a start in the Australia’s longest flat race, the Jericho Cup, get their chance to experience the course in a qualifying race at...
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Punt Drunk: Racing Victoria pay up despite raceday blunder

Punt Drunk takes a look at today's best bets and the top stories from the last 24 hours in racing, including Chris Munce's three-month ban...

Legendary Jockey Jim Johnson Passes Away

Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey and Australian Racing Hall Of Fame member Jimmy Johnson has died at the age of 92.

Blue Diamond Favourite In Injury Scare

Racing Victoria veterinarians will re-inspect three Blue Diamond runners, including leading contenders Enthaar and Dosh, after they failed fitness tests.
Punt Drunk - January 28, 2021

Punt Drunk: Bivouac and Nature Strip back on the track

Punt Drunk takes a look at the latest headlines in local and international horse racing, including Racing Victoria's new whip rules for the upcoming Country...

Punters Cop It Up The Clacker While The Tossers Live It Up

Punt Drunk | Wednesday January 20 2021 G’day punters and welcome to another edition of Punt Drunk, and with the autumn carnival fast approaching there...

Seymour To Undergo Another Reconstruction

Victorian racing officials have decided the Seymour racetrack needs to be reconstructed for the second time in five years after a period of turbulence.
Ben Melham

Ben Melham Disqualified For Five Months

Star jockey Ben Melham has been rubbed out for five months after the Victorian Racing Tribunal found him guilty of betting and providing false information.
Punt Drunk horse racing news & views

Punt Drunk: Crowds back at Flemington for Christmas races

The Punt Drunk team take a look at some of the top stories in racing this week, including Michelle Payne's decision to part ways with...

Whip Free Racing Put On Hold In Victoria

Racing Victoria has decided not to proceed with hosting some 'whip for safety only' races after seriously considering the proposition.

RV Ramps Up Review Into Overseas Horse Deaths

Racing Victoria says animal welfare is its main focus as it conducts a review into the spate of international horse deaths during the spring carnival.

Countdown To All-Star Mile Set To Begin

First nominations for the $5 million All-Star Mile will be taken this week ahead of the third running of the unique race.
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Daily horse racing news – Thursday, 26 November 2020

HorseBetting.com.au brings you today's top stories from the horse racing industry, including the latest word on Udyta Clarke's health...

Aussies Bet Huge Amount On Melbourne Cup

Australians showed they still love a punt on the Melbourne Cup with the race attracting record turnover despite the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Racing Officials Reviewing Use Of Whip

A new study has again thrust the use of the whip into the headlines, two months after Racing Victoria called for national reform on the...

Lightning Causes Bendigo To Be Called Off

Racing Victoria stewards had no alternative other than to abandon Bendigo after two races due to an electrical storm which had settled in for the...