Horse Racing Betting Tips, Form Guide, Odds & Results

horse racing form guide

Racing Form Guide

To make money out of your betting, you have to do your research and the best way to do that is to get yourself a good horse racing form guide. The layout of Australian horse racing form guides will vary, but they all offer the same important details. A comprehensive form guide will feature details about a horse's win-loss record, its career prize money, ability on different tracks, and on various types of going. Some advanced form guides will also give you the option to view all of a horse’s races, including video replays, making it possible for you to build up a thorough understanding of a horse’s strengths and weaknesses.

Free Racing Betting Tips

Free Racing Betting Tips

These days, Aussie punters expect more from their horse racing betting tips than gossip or speculation. Modern horse racing betting tips bring together detailed technological analysis and the expertise of the professional horse watcher to offer high quality advice. Punters looking for horse racing betting tips have a range of paid or free tips to choose from. There are tipping services specialising in every aspect of racing, from racing form and trends to speed and pace figures, all offering the possibility of additional insight, helping punters to boost their horse racing betting.

Australian Horse Racing News

Australian Horse Racing News

In the early years of horse racing news, race fans depended on inconsistent newspaper coverage to get their news, but nowadays, punters can call on a variety of horse racing news sources. All of the popular racing papers are online, along with hundreds of racing news sites, outlets and blogs. Many of the major trainers also have their own sites, and these can provide useful information, while a number of Aussie and international bookmakers offer a full racing news service, including injury updates, race videos, interviews and analysis of important developments. The horse racing punter has never had it better!

TAB horse racing results

TAB Racing Results

In the old days, Aussie punters had to wait to find out the full horse racing results in the newspaper or tune into their radios. But now you can catch the latest horse racing results as soon as the race has finished, via news sites and online bookmakers. Horse racing results come in varying formats, but usually include the same vital information such as the time of the race, the going conditions, prize money awarded, the distance beaten for each horse, barrier position, weight and starting price. Some results services also display the Tote dividends.

Melbourne Cup Tips

Melbourne Cup Tips

The Melbourne Cup is without doubt Australia’s most important horse race. It was first run in 1861, and is a fiercely contested 3,200 metre race staged at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of each November. One of the richest 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 usually includes some of the world’s top horses. Ahead of the race itself, all major racing sites will publish Melbourne Cup betting tips and Melbourne Cup odds are examined and debated by racing fans from Hong Kong to Kentucky.

horse racing racecourses

Horse Racing Racecourses

There are over 400 horse racing racecourses spread throughout Australia. These courses are known as Metropolitan, Provincial or Country. Metropolitan tracks stage the main Group races and usually provide the highest class of racing. Provincial racecourses are mostly to be found outside the major cities and they hold some Provincial Cup races that are of Group or Listed standard, while Country tracks offer lower quality contests and are generally not covered by the TAB or off-course bookmakers. The most important Australian racecourse is Flemington in Melbourne, Victoria, which stages the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Horse Racing Jockeys

Horse Racing Jockeys

No other sports demand the degree of determination and endurance that horse racing requires of its jockeys. Only the very toughest sports person is able to stick to the strict diet and exercise regimen needed to be a professional jockey, and some of Australia’s jockeys have become world wide legends. It was men like Tot Flood and James Barden who pioneered the crouching riding style in the late 1800s, and that method was soon adopted by jockeys in every country. Now great modern jockeys like Blake Shinn, Damien Oliver and Glen Boss are carrying the flag for Australian riding professionalism.

Horse Racing Trainers

Horse Racing Trainers

Australia has been home to some of the world’s most successful horse racing trainers. Maybe the most famous is Tommy J Smith, the man who ruled Australian racing for three decades, winning a staggering 282 Group Races. Bart Cummings, who claimed the Melbourne Cup twelve times, is another Aussie training legend, together with Colin Hayes, whose Barossa Valley training site turned out champions such as Almaraad, Beldale Ball and Unaware. Wel known modern trainers like John O’Shea, Chris Waller, Darren Weir and Gai Waterhouse uphold the proud traditions of Australian horse racing training, sending out exceptional runners to fight for some of racing’s top prizes season after season.

Thoroughbred

Thoroughbred Race Horses

Horses first arrived in Australia in 1788 and over the last two centuries, Australian thoroughbreds have numbered among the world’s most successful race horses. The first star of Australian racing was Malua, the versatile horse foaled in 1879 who won both classic flat races and the VRC Grand National Hurdle. Tulloch, who won at distances between 1,000 metres and 3,200 metres was another Aussie equine star, as were the triple Cox Plate winner Kingston Town, and Australia’s famous Wonder Horse, the irreplaceable Phar Lap, who ruled the roost in Australian horse racing from 1928 to 1932.

Punt App

Punt App is a cutting edge new tool created to help Aussie punters boost their winnings. It offers a selection of useful features such as sports and racing betting tips and a handy odds comparison service, providing all the key details you need to make a winning bet.

Neds

One of the newer bookmakers on the Australian market, Neds has established a good reputation for its horse racing service and they provide great features for punters such as the Neds Bet Boost and the Neds Multi Builder. The Neds Mobile App is one of the best around and Neds offer Bonus Bets deal worth up to $500 for all new punters.

TAB

TAB may be Australia’s most famous betting brand, and is a familiar name at racetracks across Victoria and New South Wales. TAB provides one of the most advanced mobile apps in the Australian industry, which includes shortcut keys, video streaming and state of the art security. TAB customers are also able to claim a number of bonus bets with weekly TAB betting promotions and the popular TAB Rewards scheme.

Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes a grand old bookmaking name, famous for its racing links and they offer a wide choice of racing markets for Australian punters. The Ladbrokes betting platform gives you access to features such as Odds Boost, Info Hub, Multi Maker and others, while new Ladbrokes customers can claim up to $500 in Bonus Bets. The Ladbrokes Mobile App also makes it simple to get into your Ladbrokes.com.au account and bet on the go.

BetEasy

One of the largest betting companies in Australia, BetEasy host the competitive BetEasy Rewards Program, which offers points for every bet placed. New punters can enjoy a BetEasy Bonus of up to $600 and racing fans will enjoy BetEasy’s live streaming of all Victorian thoroughbred races. The BetEasy mobile App is full of useful tools such as Live Chat, Racing Live Vision and a Quick Bet option.

Bet365

Bet365 is one of the best known betting names in the country. They provide a range of handy features for racing punters such as Bet365 Quick Code – a simpler way to get your bets on using your phone - Bet365 Cash Out, Live Streaming, Push notifications and others. With the Bet365 mobile app you can also use your Bet365 account on the go.

Sportsbet

Sportsbet is known for offering some of the best weekly betting promotions in the industry, as well as a big choice of racing betting markets. They also give punters access to useful features that include the Multi Builder and the Power Play – a tool that can boost your odds for one racing bet every day. New customers can bag a $500 bonus bet when they sign up and the Sportsbet Mobile App offers easy access to hundreds of racing markets.

Unibet

Unibet is a famous global betting name and provides popular features that include the Unibet Streak and the Expert Edge. Unibet offer a number of Bonus Bets deals including a $150 Signup Bonus Bets for new punters, and the user-friendly Unibet Mobile App works well with all Android, Windows or Apple devices

TopBetta

One of the newer bookmakers in the Australian industry, TopBetta offers a host of innovative features including Betting Tournaments and the GOAT Top, which is guaranteed to pay out at the top dividend of the Australian Totes. TopBetta give new punters a Bonus Bets deal of up to $250 at the time of their first deposit and the TopBetta Mobile App provides everything you need to inform your betting in the TopBetta racing markets.

UBet

Ubet has earned a reputation for punter-friendly service, and has several popular betting tools, such as Fixed Price Multis and Cash Out, which makes it possible to claim your winnings before the race is over. New customers joining Ubet will qualify for Bonus Bets of up to $250 and the Ubet Mobile App includes a number of features such as Enhanced Multi Bets.