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We aim to give you an insight into how to bet smart and find the best odds on the biggest events and feature race future, no matter where you are based.

With so many online bookies catering for so much racing from all corners of the globe, the challenge can be in knowing who to trust and where to look when it comes to getting set for a wager.

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Beckett Believes Racing Can Work To Return

English trainer Ralph Beckett believes racing in Britain will be ready to resume behind closed doors should it be given ...
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Shout The Bar

No Bar Too High For Hyeronimus In Group 1

As a kid, Adam Hyeronimus would watch and marvel as Gai Waterhouse dominated Sydney's biggest races.At Rosehill on Saturday, the ...
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Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant Claims Group One Tancred

The talented but sometimes fizzy Verry Elleegant has shown a new-found maturity to win the Group One Tancred Stakes at ...
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Eric The Eel

Kendrick Clings To Derby Ambition For Eric

Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick will explore all avenues to get Eric The Eel to the ATC Australian Derby after his ...
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Santa Anita

Santa Anita Ends Racing Over COVID-19

Santa Anita has called racing off because of the coronavirus after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department.The track ...
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Woodsman wins but Aussie holiday cut short

Matamata trainer Tony Gillies banked some travel money when progressive jumper Woodsman ran out a ready winner of Friday’s Ocean ...
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Positive Peace
Progressive mare Positive Peace has continued a rise through the grades to capture her fifth straight win in the Group Two Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill.With her trainer Bjorn Baker cheering from his lounge room rather than on track, Positive Peace took the step up to stakes level in her stride to dominate Saturday's 1500m race for fillies and mares.It extended the four-year-old's winning sequence which began in a benchmark-70 at Warwick Farm in January, while she has taken her overall record to eight wins from 17 starts.Baker won the Epona Stakes last Saturday with another mare, Missybeel, and again left ...
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Prov Championship Heat Called Off At Wyong
A new timeslot will have to be found for the Provincial Championship qualifying heat at Wyong after the race was washed out.After running the first seven events on Saturday's card, heavy rain left racing officials with little option but to postpone the $150,000 feature.Jockeys riding at the meeting felt it was unsafe to continue due to poor visibility.It is the second time a qualifying heat on the central coast has been affected by wet weather with a heat at Gosford scheduled for March 14 postponed to Newcastle five days later.A full field of 16 had been due to contest Saturday's ...
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Hellova Street
Evergreen Tasmanian galloper Hellova Street has led throughout to claim the Golden Mile at Bendigo.Saturday's win in the Listed 1600m race was his 21st career win from 58 starts and his 11th at stakes level.Taken to the front by jockey Michael Dee, Hellova Street ($19) defied the opposition to win by 1-3/4 lengths from Iconoclasm ($11) with Admiral's Joker ($6) 1-1/4 lengths away third.Hellova Street had been prepared by Scott Brunton in Tasmania throughout his career before being left with the Victorian stable of Patrick Payne following his last-start third to Guizot in the Anniversary Vase at Caulfield on March ...
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Shout The Bar
As a kid, Adam Hyeronimus would watch and marvel as Gai Waterhouse dominated Sydney's biggest races.At Rosehill on Saturday, the hard-working jockey teamed up with the trainer to land his first Group One win aboard Shout The Bar in the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).The race was billed as a match-up between Funstar and Probabeel, who have finished one-two in the shorter fillies events this autumn.But after being flushed wide early, Funstar finished a battling fourth while Probabeel charged late but could not reel in Shout The Bar.The filly gave Tulloch Lodge, operated by Waterhouse and co-trainer Adrian Bott, its third ...
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Verry Elleegant
The talented but sometimes fizzy Verry Elleegant has shown a new-found maturity to win the Group One Tancred Stakes at Rosehill.On the corresponding day a year ago, the Chris Waller-trained Verry Elleegant won the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) and went on to claim the ATC Australian Oaks (2400m).While some fillies win an Oaks on sheer ability rather than staying prowess, Verry Elleegant demonstrated on Saturday she has both as she stamped herself a spring Cups contender.The mare also demonstrated her fortitude to back up seven days after a fighting second to English horse Addeybb in the Ranvet Stakes.Racing continues through ...
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Riddle Me That
A year after Prince Of Sussex gave Matt Laurie a big two-year-old victory at Bendigo, Riddle Me That has supplied the trainer with a win in a Listed race at the track.Prince Of Sussex won the Bendigo VOBIS Gold Rush at the corresponding meeting last year before going on to claim the inaugural VOBIS Showdown at Caulfield four weeks later ahead of a Hong Kong sale.While Riddle Me That may not be in the class of Prince Of Sussex, Laurie thinks the gelding can continue on an upward spiral after landing his fifth win in Saturday's Bendigo Guineas.Ridden by Daniel ...
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Natalie Young has praised the patience of Michael Walker in guiding Snogging to a first-up victory at Bendigo.After being badly locked away, Walker was able to find clear air passing the 200m mark, taking Snogging to a narrow victory in Saturday's Bendigo Gold Bracelet (1400m)."It was a great ride as at the 300-metre mark I thought we were going nowhere," Young, who trains in partnership with Trent Busuttin, said.Sent off a $21 chance, Snogging fought off Clarice Cliffs ($9) to score by a short-head with the early leader Twitchy Frank ($8) a neck away third.Young was surprised by the starting ...
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One Stryke
Versatile Lauren Abbott is hoping One Stryke's Doomben win will be a catalyst for a rule change about the number of horses Queensland trainer-jockeys can prepare.Abbott, a former successful North Queensland rider, is one of only two Brisbane-based trainer-jockeys.Ridden by Jim Orman, One Stryke ($21) gave Abbott her second metropolitan Saturday winner when he won the XXXX Dry Plate (1050m)."At the moment trainer-jockeys here are restricted to having five horses. I only renewed my jockeys' licence because I am light," Abbott said."Jim (Orman) rides a lot of my horses but sometimes he can't ride the lightweights and I can't get ...
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Shout The Bar Wins Group One Vinery Stakes
Jockey Adam Hyeronimus has captured his first Group One race with Shout The Bar winning the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill.Capping a meteoric rise, Shout The Bar held on bravely to beat New Zealander Probabeel and Nudge in the $500,000 race for three-year-old fillies.The odds-on favourite Funstar finished fourth after she was posted three-wide from the middle stages ...
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Anthony Cummings has taken bragging rights over his son James in the Star Kingdom Stakes, with Vegadaze leading in a trifecta for the famous racing family in the Group Three race at Rosehill.Ridden by in-form visiting English jockey Tom Marquand, the Anthony Cummings-trained Vegadaze capitalised on a race-fitness edge and showed tenacity to defeat the James Cummings-trained pair Manicure and Kementari in Saturday's 1200m sprint."It was just nice to see a good horse doing really well and nicer to beat two nice horses in the ones that James prepared," Anthony Cummings said."And things are what they should be."Vegadaze ($11) was ...
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Our writers all have extensive knowledge of all codes of racing and betting. More importantly, they all have a passion for what they are writing about and a desire to get an edge on the bookmakers. So they will endeavour to steer you in the right direction when it comes to assessing where the value lies in wagering markets.

Our website is always a work in progress as we find new frontiers for online betting. Anywhere a cup or trophy is up for grabs, you can be certain the odds-makers will be keen to frame a market and the punters won’t be far behind.

Global horse racing – From Flemington to Churchill Downs

With wall-to-wall sport on cable TV and online, you will never be short of a race on which to have a wager. Horse racing is beamed live from various tracks around the world almost every day of the year.

From the home of the Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs, to the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November, each year the team at will be on hand to give you advice and talk you through your punting experience.

With the growing global nature of horse racing Racing Online strives to give an unbiased view and ratings of horses as they cross oceans to tackle some of the biggest races in the world.

For instance as early as the late 1980s horses from afar began journeying to Victoria, Australia regularly to tackle the world famous Melbourne Cup. With it often the case in the modern years that more than half the field will be made up of international raiders.

The growing impact of the Asian horse racing scene has proven to be a hit with many horses from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe opting to send talented types here for the big purses.

Great racing from around the globe

Australia: The racing Down Under has always revolved around Melbourne’s spring carnival, but since 2014 there has been a seismic shift from that line of thinking. Sydney has stepped up to the plate, consolidating many of its autumn carnival highlights into two days of racing known as The Championships. The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, with its enormous prizemoney, is seen as the challenger to the W.S. Cox Plate as the weight-for-age championship of Australasia. Then there are the ARC Derby and Oaks, Sydney Cup, Doncaster Mile, T.J. Smith Stakes and more. That’s eight Group 1 races at Royal Randwick, yet only time will tell if The Championships can challenge the attraction of the Melbourne spring. Highlights such as the Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and the jewel in the crown, the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington, make spring racing unmissable for expert and novice gamblers alike.

United Kingdom: There is nothing like the chaos of the Grand National at Aintree. A huge pack of steeplechasers tackling some 30 fences and four miles of gruelling action. The race generally becomes a survival of the fittest. Far more urbane is Britain’s Royal Ascot Carnival. There is plenty of pomp and pageantry with the Queen in attendance and top hat and tails in abundance, but this week-long festival also features some of the best racing you are likely to see. Elsewhere, the English Derby and Oaks rank among the most coveted races in Europe.

Dubai: The most powerful racing empire in the world is controlled from Dubai. Godolphin’s tentacles reach into nearly every racing jurisdiction and the quality of its horseflesh is incredible. The Dubai World Cup, run at the stunning Meydan track which opened in 2010, is the richest race in the world with $US10 million in prizemoney. The Dubai World Cup day meeting has total prizemoney of more than $US25 million.

France: The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamps on the banks of the Seine is arguably the most sought-after race in Europe. The list of recent winners includes superstars such as Montjeu, Sea The Stars and Treve. The 2400m Arc is among the richest turf races in the world and is run over 2400 metres in early October. On the weekend of the race, seven Group 1 races are run at the track.

Hong Kong: This mecca of horse racing boasts only two tracks, but they have become home to some of the most competitive and strictly controlled racing on the planet. Not to mention the enormous turnover all races in Honkers attract. Happy Valley is a tight circuit set spectacularly amid skyscrapers in the centre of the action. Sha Tin is a more traditional racetrack well away from the city centre which attracts enormous crowds and even bigger plaudits for its International Race Day, featuring Group 1 races the Hong Kong Cup, HK Mile, HK Vase and HK International Sprint. Many of the best jockeys and trainers in the world have set up shop in Hong Kong.

Japan: An emerging powerhouse in the thoroughbred ranks, with its locally trained horses winning regularly all around the world. The Japan Cup, a 2400-metre weight-for-age test at Tokyo Racecourse on the last Sunday in November, is the jewel in the crown of Japanese racing. It is the second-richest turf event in the world.

North America: The United States has the fabulous Breeders’ Cup Championships Series, a two-day extravaganza of Grade 1 races boasting extraordinary prizemoney and attracting superstar thoroughbreds, riders and trainers from home and abroad. It is held at a different venue each year. In 2015 it was at Keeneland, in 2016 at Santa Anita, in 2017 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California while in 2018 it will be held at Churchill Downs. But for its sheer magnetism of the masses, the Kentucky Derby is near-impossible to beat. It has been on our bucket list since reading the memorable essay of Hunter S. Thompson’s trip to the 1970 Derby which appeared in Scanlan’s Monthly. Of course, the Kentucky Derby is just the first leg of the holy grail of American racing, the Triple Crown, which also includes the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes in New York.

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The Sport of Kings holds a special place in our hearts. There’s nothing like the grand spectacle of the biggest races played out in front of enormous crowds on the greatest racecourses on the planet. Flemington, Sha Tin, Meydan, Churchill Downs, the pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot and so on.

At we will do the legwork and chase up the background information on the biggest and best races and race-days around, and how to bet on them with the best chances of getting a good return.

With advancements in technology, there are no impediments to sitting back on your lounge in Bristol and backing one of the string of European stayers tackling Australia’s Cox Plate or Melbourne Cup. Or sitting in a pub in Brisbane and having a trifecta on the Hong Kong Cup from Sha Tin.

The gambling world has become ever more connected and with so many options it can seem a minefield. We will attempt to take the mystery out of it. The bookmakers we recommend are all among the best and most reliable. When you win, you want to get paid, and our favoured operators have passed the test of time.

Mobile sports betting apps

The statistic prove betting on racing is happening more and more on smartphones and tablets. All of the bookmakers and racebooks we promote have mobile apps and websites available for punters, with the bet options available equal to those you would find on the bookmakers desktop versions.

One area you may find slightly different to the desktop bookmakers websites is the deposits or banking, where you might find there are less payment methods. Despite this you will still find plenty of options, depending on where you are betting from.

Most countries like Australia and England have regulated sports betting industries, meaning we can download apps from electronic shops like the Apple App Store and the Android powered Google Play store. If you are in the USA, China or another country with strict gambling laws you may not be able to download a ‘market app’, rather you will have to use the bookies’ mobile sites.

Generally a bookmakers mobile site will look and function exactly the same as the app – but may be missing features like live streaming or some odds feed features. Overall though mobile betting is becoming more and more popular meaning the services are improving quickly. Racing Online will review the best apps

Freebets and bonuses at online betting sites

There is great value to be found in signing up at multiple online bookmakers, or if you are a once in a blue moon punter you can increase your outlay by signing up at a new bookmaker. Wherever you are in the world, there is a very strong chance there is betting sites offering “welcome packages” or “sign-up bonuses” to people in your jurisdiction.

While the traditional freebets offer where the bookie just gives cash to do as you wish with is pretty much dead, when you sign-up at a betting site and make your first deposit often the bookie will match this outlay. Giving you twice the money to bet with. For instance you might deposit USD $1000 and the the bookie has promised to match your first deposit 100% up to $750. This means you would have $1750 ($1000 initial outlay + 750 bonus) to bet with.

With the bonus amount you are gifted there is usually restrictions placed on it, meaning you have to wager the amount before you can withdraw it.

How to find the best sites to bet on horse racing

There are some key criteria uses to judge a racing betting site. Here are some of the things we deem to be of the utmost importance.

Sign-up bonuses: If you are ready to test your judgment with cash bets, be alert for the best deals available. Many of our recommended betting operators offer to match your initial deposits up to substantial amounts with bonus bets. Some of these deals are not available to all customers, as they are not allowed in certain states and territories.

Superior licensing: All our preferred wagering groups must meet stringent criteria and be registered in a trustworthy jurisdiction. They must also meet tough banking standards, with many offering the same sort of online security for your details that you would expect from a major bank. We always endorse betting at a site registered in your jurisdiction.

Competitive odds: It often pays to have accounts with several different bookies. This will allow you to shop around for the best prices and also to take advantage of any special offers. A few cents difference in price here and there may not seem much, but it can make all the difference when you tally it up at the end of the week/month/year. It could mean the difference between winning and losing over the long haul.

Mobile adaptability: With the fast-paced nature of life we believe it’s important a betting company has good mobile products. The sites we endorse at the very least have a fully functioning mobile website, while most have shiny state of the art apps.

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