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Zaaki wins The Q22

Zaaki headlines strong nominations for Doomben Cup Day

A total of 187 horses have been nominated for this Saturday's Doomben Cup meeting, with Zaaki once again the star ...
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Barry Cooke, Lindsay Alice racing news

Valenciano salutes in Denis Staunton Memorial Cup for Cooke

Alice Springs trainer Barry Cooke had every right to be confident when he took Valenciano to Tennant Creek for Saturday’s ...
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Sairyn Fawke racing news

Fawkes makes winning debut in Tennant Creek Cup on Starouz

Having made the decision to return to South Australia in August, Sairyn Fawke has celebrated by winning the Tennant Creek ...
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Jungle Magnate claims South Australian Derby

Jungle Magnate claims South Australian Derby

Champion Victorian trainer Mick Price’s respect for “underrated” Jungle Magnate reached new heights after his comfortable almost two-length win in ...
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Mazu hangs on to claim Doomben 10,000

Mazu hangs on to claim Doomben 10,000

Mazu has extended his winning run to six, with a tough victory in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at ...
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Point Nepean wins the Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Point Nepean wins the Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Point Nepean won himself the golden ticket into the race that stops a nation, thanks to a brave ride by ...
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Mazu hangs on to claim Doomben 10,000
Mazu has extended his winning run to six, with a tough victory in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Eagle Farm. The Snowden-trained three-year-old justified Arrowfield’s decision to run Mazu in the 2022 and 2023 editions of The Everest. Despite looking under pressure upon straightening, Sam Clipperton lifted the race favourite up off the canvas, to deny Paulele in the shadows of the post. 2022 Doomben 10,000 Replay “I was thinking at the 600 (metre mark), we’re in strife,” Clipperton said. “He was chasing a hot speed and was out of his comfort zone. He really wasn’t sure on ...
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Dark Destroyer wins the Rough Habit Plate
Dark Destroyer built on his impressive runner-up performance in April’s Queensland Guineas (1600m), winning Saturday’s Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Eagle Farm. The New Zealand-based three-year-old moved up stylishly at the top of the straight in the Group 3 event, towing jockey Sam Weatherly into the race. Despite only winning by two tenths of a length, the son of Proisir was left in front a long way from home, which allowed Paternal to put in a late effort along the fence, albeit to no avail. 2022 Rough Habit Plate Replay “I’m very grateful to the connections for sticking with me, ...
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Point Nepean wins the Andrew Ramsden Stakes
Point Nepean won himself the golden ticket into the race that stops a nation, thanks to a brave ride by Alana Kelly in Saturday’s Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington. With a ballot exempt spot in November’s Melbourne Cup (3200m) the grand prize, Kelly put the talented up-and-coming stayer in an awkward position in the run – wide without cover. After whipping around the field as the field approached the final turn, Kelly had her mount moving up four wide under pressure. He had to continually fight off proven stayer Luncies and the fast finishing Through Irish Eyes, but Point Nepean packed plenty to ...
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Bring The Ransom causes massive upset in Dark Jewel Classic
In his typical larger-than-life style, Bjorn Baker would have celebrated his win with plenty of feeling after Bring The Ransom took out the $200,000 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at Scone. Particularly when it wasn’t the horse everyone was expecting to triumph, the five-year-old mare a $51 outsider’s winning chance with online betting sites. Baker spoke more highly of Exotic Ruby before the race, the six-year-old mare’s last start being a win in the Hawkesbury Crown on April 30. She finished back in 11th. But the Warwick Farm-based trainer would have been over the moon with Bring The Ransom’s performance, stepping up ...
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Swiss Exile too good in Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic
Swiss Exile has won the first feature race of the afternoon at Eagle Farm, leading all of the way in the Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic (1200m). The Annabel Neasham-trained colt had been yet to win a race in four starts prior, but late money with online bookmakers suggested that a change of form was on the cards. And that it was. The son of Pariah found enough in the tank late to fend off the challenge from the classy Exo Lady under the urgings of jockey Sam Clipperton. 2022 Spirit Of Boom Classic Replay “It wasn’t the plan ...
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Twin Stars shows class in Sires' Produce Stakes win
When Twin Stars got to a good position with 300m still to go in the $127,250 South Australian Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), experienced jockey Barend Vorster certainly wasn’t panicking. He knew his two-year-old colt had enough left in the tank to hold off the competition from there, and that was exactly what happened. “It helped getting that nice draw (barrier three) today. I always knew once he had that run under his belt (second in the Breeders’ Stakes at Morphettville on April 30) he was going to bounce back,” Vorster told Racing.com. “He landed in a good spot today and ...
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The Nephew wins at Benalla
Victorian trainer Patrick Payne admits he doesn’t know what kind of performance he will see from The Nephew in the $502,250 South Australian Derby (2500m) at Morphettville on Saturday ...
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Solar Blast racing news
SA Sires’ Produce Stakes hopeful Solar Blast is raw talent but certainly has an engine, and if he can run truly at Morphettville tomorrow, is a realistic chance of claiming a Group 3 victory at just his second start ...
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Exotic Ruby heads Baker chances on Dark Jewel Day
Bjorn Baker was slapping high-fives and punching the air after Exotic Ruby’s win on the line in the Hawkesbury Crown two weeks ago, and the trainer confident she can do it again in the AU$200,000 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) on Saturday at Scone in New South Wales, Australia ...
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Price not confident Jungle Magnate can beat SA Derby favourites
Leading Victorian trainer Mick Price is widely known for telling it how it is, and he is not getting too confident about Jungle Magnate’s chances in the $502,250 South Australian Derby this weekend at Morphettville ...
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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 RacingOnline.com 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 RacingOnline.com 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 RacongOnline.com 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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