Horse Racing Betting

Horse racing is the third most attended spectator sport in Australia. There are nearly 400 racecourses throughout Australia and public interest in racing has been growing in recent years. The main racing takes place in spring (Spring Carnival), in summer (Summer Carnival) and in autumn (Autumn Carnival).

Horse racing in Australia is administered by the Australian Racing Board, with each state's Principal Racing Authority agreeing to abide by, and to enforce, the Australian Rules of Racing.

Public interest in racing, especially during the main Spring and Autumn racing carnivals, has been growing in recent years. Over 100,000 people were attracted to the running of both the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day. The Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate are also major attractions during the Spring Carnival.

Horse racing lives deep in Australian culture and racing has provided some highly celebrated thoroughbred icons such as Phar Lap and lately Makybe Diva.

Some of the main horse races in Australia include:

Melbourne Cup
Caulfield Cup
Caulfield Guineas
Cox Plate
Oaks Day
Sandown Classic
Stakes Day
Turnbull Stakes
Victoria Derby
Golden Slipper
Blue Diamond Stakes
Doncaster Handicap
Adelaide Cup
Perth Cup
Sydney Cup

For the best fixed odds and market odds betting on Australian horse racing check out Betfair. Australians only betting exchange, offering better odds, greater choice and more control over your betting experience.