SA Harness: MBR Update

We are delighted to announce that from 1 September 2021, the Market Base Rate (MBR) on all South Australian (SA) harness racing markets is being reduced from 8% to 6%.

The 6% MBR now brings South Australia in line with all other harness racing states other than NSW.

Customers will now retain 25% more of their commission on winnings when they bet on SA harness racing, as well as having an almost seamless experience when betting across our different harness products.

The reduced MBR will first be applied to the Globe Derby Park meeting held on 4 September 2021 and all SA harness racing meetings held thereafter.

This announcement is a win for customers and the SA harness racing industry. A reduction in commission should boost participation and stimulate turnover which, in turn, benefits the racing governing bodies who receive product fees.

It is important to recognise the progressive approach taken by Harness Racing South Australia as taxation and regulation continues to rise in the wagering space. For anyone who is supportive of maintaining lower fees and in turn a more vibrant betting ecosystem, please get behind their product and support them moving forward.

Stay tuned to the Betfair Hub for SA harness racing tips and previews every Monday, starting with the Globe Derby meeting on 6 September 2021.

Should you have any further questions please call 1300 238 324 or email

Full details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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