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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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Aunt Irene the standout bet at Tampa Bay on Wednesday

The banker bet on Wednesday's eight-race card at Tampa Bay Downs is Aunt Irene, which can get favourite backers off ...
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Glorious Artist

Artist tops the weights

Glorious Artist (133lb) was fourth in the 2019 KOR Group 1 Korea Cup (1800m) and returns to his preferred surface, ...
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Rain no concern for Buddies and Moore

The John Moore-trained Buddies returns to the Sha Tin dirt as he looks to build on an impressive record on ...
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Fonner Park racing tips and news

Saygoodnightgracie is Tuesday’s nap at Fonner Park

Saygoodnightgracie is a good chance to win her third race in as many starts this Tuesday at Fonner Park, while ...
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Southern Legend

Plan B enacted as Southern Legend heads to Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy

Southern Legend will take on an unscheduled assignment in the Group 2 Chairman’s Trophy (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday ...
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Will Rogers Downs racing news & tips

Can Tiago’s Song top the pops at Will Rogers Downs?

Favourite backers can get off to a good start when Tiago’s Song wins the first race at Will Rogers Downs ...
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Warrnambool Carnival Reduced To Two Days
The iconic Warrnambool racing carnival has been reduced to two days as racing administrators continue to plan revised meetings amid the cornavirus pandemic.Racing Victoria and the Warrnambool Racing Club announced the abbreviated carnival will see an all-jumps program on the first day, May 5, with an all-Flat meeting on May 6.The decision to cut the carnival from three days was made after consultation with Country Racing Victoria and the Australian Jumping Racing Association.The opening day will see Warrnambool's three feature jumps races, the Galleywood Hurdle (3200m), the Brierly Steeplechase (3450m) and the Grand Annual Steeplechase (5500m) staged along with a ...
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With the luxury of Quackerjack's place in the Doncaster assured for months, trainer Mark Newnham has been able to tailor his preparation to ensure the timing is perfect heading into the famous Randwick mile.Quackerjack earned a ballot exemption to Saturday's Group One Doncaster Mile when he won the Group Two Villiers Stakes over the course in December.The four-year-old has performed at his best off three-week gaps between races, so Newnham has stuck to that model after his last-start fourth in the Ajax Stakes on a heavy track."His preparation has gone the way I wanted it," Newnham said."His best performances have ...
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Melbourne Cup
The Victoria Racing Club is determined to run the Melbourne Cup this year, even if it is held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.The commitment comes after Moonee Valley Racing Club's chief executive Michael Browell said his club would consider not staging the 100th running of Cox Plate this year if it could not be run in front of a crowd at The Valley in October.Racing in Australia is continuing through the COVID-19 crisis with crowd lockouts and only essential staff attending meetings.First run in 1861, the Melbourne Cup has been run every year since, continuing through two ...
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Qld Trainer, Jockey Premierships On Hold
Racing Queensland will suspend all jockey and trainer premiership counts until further notice.Queensland is now on five regions for racing purposes during the COVID-19 outbreak with the southern Queensland area divided into north and south.Jockeys have to nominate one area where they will ride and trainers are restricted to their own region.A Racing Queensland spokesperson said in the interest of fairness all premiership counts across the state would be suspended from Monday this week.As it stands Baylee Nothdurft is in the box seat to become the first apprentice since Zac Purton (2002-03) to win the senior metropolitan title.Nothdurft sits on ...
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Toby Edmonds
Unlucky Grey Missile has finally drawn a good barrier as he heads a big team from the Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership at the Gold Coast.The Edmonds partnership has lived up its vow to support regional racing and will play a major hand at the Gold Coast as it closes in on 100 winners in a season for the third time.Racing Queensland has split the state into five regions to try to combat the conronavirus outbreak.The southeast corner is further split into two of those regions which had created the unusual situation of the state having two major metropolitan ...
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Strong Qld Fields Catch Baldwin Off Guard
Veteran trainer Barry Baldwin is surprised by the quality of racing at the two regional metropolitan meetings in southeast Queensland.Racing Queensland, in an effort to keep racing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has divided the state into five regions for racing with the metropolitan meetings restricted to north and south areas.It means there will be two major metropolitan meetings a week with the Gold Coast on Fridays and Brisbane on Saturdays.Baldwin trains at Eagle Farm, which is in the northern region, and he had intended to run two of his better horses Lady Appleton and Motion Granted at Doomben on Saturday.But ...
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Hollie Doyle Keeping Fit Hoping For Return
Britain's leading female jockey Hollie Doyle is keeping herself busy to make sure she is ready for the resumption of racing, whenever that might be.Doyle, 23, is riding out every day and will be primed for a return to action once the go ahead is received on the track."There's not a lot we can do really. We've got to keep the horses going," Doyle said."I'm just riding out every day and getting my exercise. At least we're all in the same position.Her partner Tom Marquand is in Australia where racing is still being run under strict protocols surrounding the coronavirus ...
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Glorious Artist
Glorious Artist (133lb) was fourth in the 2019 KOR Group 1 Korea Cup (1800m) and returns to his preferred surface, the Sha Tin dirt, with trainer Frankie Lor pleased with his gelding ahead of tonight’s (1 April) test in the Cheung Sha Handicap. “His form’s good, everything is good - this time though he carries a big weight so we’ll see how he goes. I think the 1650 (metres) is ok but I feel the 1800 (metres) is better, but still this should be ok as there aren’t too many suitable races for him,” Lor said. Three-time champion jockey Zac ...
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The John Moore-trained Buddies returns to the Sha Tin dirt as he looks to build on an impressive record on his favourite surface in today’s (1 April) finale, the Class 2 Cheung Sha Handicap (1650m). A three-time course and distance winner, the four-year-old gelding is yet to finish outside of the top three from six attempts on the dirt track, but with showers forecast to continue through the week in Hong Kong, there is the likelihood of a wet surface this time. Moore, though, was quick to quash any concern that the track condition would be a hindrance to the ...
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Animate Wins Provincial Championship Qualifier
Trainer Kris Lees has added to his chances in the Provincial Championship Final, with three-year-old Animate booking his spot with victory in the final qualifying heat.The Lees-trained Animate won Tuesday's $150,000 Provincial Championship Qualifier (1350m) which was held at Newcastle after being washed out at Wyong on Sunday.The first three placegetters in each of the five heats earned a spot in the final and Animate's victory means Lees has qualified five runners for the $400,000 race at Randwick on Saturday week.Animate defeated the Kim Waugh-trained Oxford Tycoon by three quarters of a length with the Damien Lane-trained Oakfield Captain third.The ...
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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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