Horse Racing Betting

horse racing form guide

Form Guide

To make money from your betting you need to know your form and the best way to get that knowledge is with a top quality horse racing form guide. The design of Australian horse racing form guides will vary, but they all provide the same important information. A good form guide will include details about a horse's win and place record, its prize money earnings, record on different tracks, and ability on a range of goings. Some modern form guides will also make it possible for you to peruse all of a horse’s races, including video replays, making it easier for you to establish the necessary knowledge of a horse’s ability and current form.

horse racing betting tips

Horse Racing Betting Tips

These days, Aussie punters expect more from their horse racing betting tips than speculation or gossip. Modern horse racing betting tips are obtained through the interaction of detailed technological analysis and the expertise of the professional race watcher, producing top quality advice. Punter looking for horse racing betting tips can choose from a wide range of paid or free tips. There are tipping services covering every aspect of the sport, from those that focus on form and trends to the latest in speed and pace figures, and all of them can provide greater insight, helping punters to boost their chances of profit.

horse racing news

Horse Racing News

Before the internet, punters depended on unreliable newspaper coverage to get their news, but these days, they can use a wide selection of horse racing news sources. All of the main racing papers have an online presence, together with hundreds of racing news outlets, blogs and forums. Some of the major trainers also have sites, and these can provide useful information, while a number of Aussie and international bookmakers bring punters a full racing news service that can keep you up to date with injuries, jockey and trainer interviews, injury news and the details of major industry developments.

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Horse Racing Results

The days when punters had to wait to find out the full horse racing results in their daily newspaper are long gone! The modern Aussie punter can get the latest horse racing results within seconds of the race finish, through news sites, social media and online bookmakers. Horse racing results are available in a variety of different formats, but they will usually include the same basic details including the time of the race, the official going, prize money awarded to the placed horses, distance beaten, barrier number and weight, while some results services also display the Tote dividends.

Melbourne Cup Betting Tips, Odds, Form Guide, Field, Results

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s biggest horse race. It was first held in 1861, and is a hotly contested 3,200 metre race staged at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of every November. One of the most valuable turf races in the world, it attracts a global audience of race fans keen to find out the Melbourne Cup results and the Melbourne Cup field invariably includes some of the world’s top horses. In the build-up to the day of the race, all the main Aussie racing sites will show Melbourne Cup betting tips and Melbourne Cup odds are the subject of passionate debate among punters worldwide.

horse racing racecourses

Horse Racing Racecourses

There are over 400 horse racing racecourses in Australia. These courses are categorised as Metropolitan, Provincial or Country. Metropolitan tracks are home to the major Group races and will host the best in racing action. Provincial racecourses can usually be found outside the major cities although there are some Provincial Cup races that can be classed as Group or Listed standard. Country tracks are the venue for lower quality contests that are usually not covered by either the mainstream bookmakers or the TAB. The most famous Australian racecourse is Flemington in Victoria; the home of the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Horse Racing Jockeys

Horse Racing Jockeys

Few others sports demand the degree of determination and stamina that horse racing requires of its riders. Only the most dedicated individuals can stick to the strict diet and exercise program that is necessary to become a professional jockey. Some of Australia’s most successful jockeys have gone on to become legends around the world; men such as Tot Flood and James Barden, who, in the late 1800s, pioneered the crouching riding style that is now standard in the sport. Great modern jockeys such as Blake Shinn, Damien Oliver and Glen Boss continue to fly the flag for the traditions of Australian riding professionalism.

Horse Racing Trainers

Horse Racing Trainers

Australia has been home to many of the world’s best horse racing trainers. Perhaps the most famous was the legendary Tommy J Smith, the man who was the king of Australian racing for three decades, winning an amazing 282 Group Races. Bart Cummings, who claimed the Melbourne Cup twelve times, was also a Aussie training legend, along with Colin Hayes, whose Barossa Valley training home turned out champions like Almaraad, Beldale Ball and Unaware. Famous modern trainers such as Chris Waller, Darren Weir and Gai Waterhouse continue to lead the way, training exceptional runners year after year.

Race Horses

Race Horses

Horses arrived in Australia in 1788 and in the centuries since, our thoroughbreds have been among the world’s most popular race horses. The first equine star of Aussie racing was Malua, foaled in 1879, who was versatile enough to win classic flat races as well as the VRC Grand National Hurdle. Tulloch, who recorded three speed records, and won at distances ranging from 1,000 metres to 3,200 metres was another Aussie equine legend, along with the three-time Cox Plate winner Kingston Town, and Australia’s Wonder Horse, the famous Phar Lap, who ruled Aussie racing in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Punt App

Punt App is a brilliant new tool designed to help Aussie punters boost their winnings. It offers a host of handy features including sports and racing betting tips and a cutting edge odds comparison service that brings you all the information you need to win.

One of the newest operators in the Australian industry, Neds has established a good reputation for the quality of its horse racing service and they offer many great features for punters including the Neds Bet Boost and the Neds Multi Builder. The Neds Mobile App is one of the best in the industry and new Neds punters can earn Bonus Bets worth $500.


TAB is probably Australia’s best known betting brand, and can be found at venues and racetracks all across Victoria and New South Wales. TAB provides an excellent mobile app, which has useful features such as shortcut keys and video streaming. TAB customers can benefit from a range of Bonus Bets deals with TAB betting promotions and TAB Rewards


Ladbrokes is a well-known bookmaking name, with famous racing links and they offer a huge choice of racing betting options Aussie punters. The Ladbrokes betting platform gives you access to handy tools such as Odds Boost, Info Hub, Multi Maker and more, while new Ladbrokes punters can earn as much as $500 in Bonus Bets. The Ladbrokes Mobile App also makes it simple to use your Ladbrokes account on the go.


One of the largest bookmakers in Australia, BetEasy provide the competitive BetEasy Rewards Program, which gives you points for every bet you make. New punters can earn a BetEasy Bonus of $500 and racing fans will like the BetEasy live streaming service, which offers coverage of all Victorian thoroughbred races. The BetEasy App is packed with great tools such as Live Chat, Racing Live Vision and the Quick Bet option.


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Ubet has built up a reputation for punter-friendly service, and they have many popular betting tools, such as Fixed Price Multis and Cash Out, which makes it easy for punters to claim their winnings even while the race is ongoing. New customers can earn Bonus Bets of up to $250 and the Ubet Mobile App includes great features like Enhanced Multi Bets.