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July 3, 2015RacingThe Skinny on Australian Horse Racing

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July 3, 2015 Louisville, Ky. (Analyzed Sports)

The Skinny on Australian Horse Racing

In recent years, online sports/race books and dedicated horse racing websites have played a key role in bringing Australian horse racing to North America. There is no denying the high level of quality presented by racing in the Southern Hemisphere. Unfortunately, Americans are just now getting exposure to some of the best horse racing in the world.

Issues With Bringing Australian Horse Racing to N.A.

As dedicated horse players, Americans have learned to appreciate quality horse racing no matter where it’s provided. Many North America simulcast wagering outlets routinely offer racing from Argentina, Europe, Hong Kong and Japan. On the other hand, Australian horse racing has been a bit slower to catch on for a variety of reasons. First, key racetracks in Australia offer racing cards just as American gamblers are going to sleep. Secondly, the Australian horse racing industry does a poor job of promoting première races to countries outside of Europe and the Southern Hemisphere. Finally, American horse players are given very little exposure to the racing stars in both Australia and New Zealand.

Opening the Door

North American horse players are just as dedicated to horse racing as horse players in other parts of the world. Unlike those other horse players, North American gamblers tend to have a strong preference for racing in the United States and Canada. However, wagering pools show Americans will show up and wager on the big races with the best horses given the right promotional information. The days of Black Caviar show Americans will show up. Currently, online race books offer race tipping and horse racing tips on races in Australia in an effort to help the sport. However, many of these sites are prohibited from accepting players from the US. With that in mind, it’s up to sites like TVG, Twin Spires and DRF Bets to find ways to promote Australian horse racing and bring the players out late at night. Also, the racing legislative bodies in Australia would be well-served to make an effort to draw top American horses down under. It’s not often that American racing stars make the trek to the Southern Hemisphere to participate in important races.

The Skinny on Australian Horse Racing

In an effort to help American horse players, here is some useful information .

Key Race Tracks: – Flemington Racecourse (Victoria), Caulfield Racecourse (Victoria), Moonee Valley Racecourse (Victoria), Royal Randwick Racecourse (New South Wales), Rosehill Gardens (New South Wales), Doomben Racecourse (Queensland) and Ascot Racecourse (Western Australia).

Key Group 1 Races: – Melbourne Cup (November at Flemington), Caulfield Cup (October at Caulfield), W.S. Cox Plate (October at Moonee Valley), Australian Derby (April at Randwick), Randwick Guineas (March at Randwick), Rosehill Guineas (March at Rosehill), Blue Diamond Stakes (April at Caulfield), Golden Slipper Stakes (April at Rosehill) and C F Orr Stakes (February at Caulfield).

Top Jockeys: – Brad Rawiller, Dean Yendall, Greg Ryan, Robert Thompson, Timothy Bell, Michael Cahill, Adrian Coombe, Matthew Neilson, James McDonald, Jeff Penza, Dom Tourneur, Linda Meech, Hugh Bowman, William Pike, Tommy Berry, Nash Rawiller, Christian Reith, Brendan Ward, Damien Oliver and Damian Lane.

Top Trainers: – Bart Cummings, Gai Waterhouse, Lee Freedman, David Payne, Peter Moody, David Hayes, Peter Snowden, Chris Waller, Mark Kavanagh, Colin Hayes and Jack Denham.

By using the information listed above plus the race tipping and horse racing tips provided by online racebooks, the American horse player should be better prepared to take a swing at Australian racing. By focusing on the top races at the top tracks, North American betters will get a chance to see some of the best racing in the world.

 

 

This article was written by Tony Samboras who is a sports writer that has written several articles for many websites. His sports writing has led him to where he now writes professionally about horse racing tips for Australian races.

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