Australian racing

Sky Racing World Adds Fourth Racetrack To Its Schedule

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based distributor of international horse-racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has increased its Saturday night offering from three Australian Racing meets to four for North American fans. Saturday, July 15th will mark the first week of fourth track availability and comes in response to the growing popularity […]

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Flemington: New $128 Million Grandstand Aims To ‘Take Racing To A New Level’

Construction is underway at Flemington Race Course in Australia of a new $128 million grandstand that Victoria Racing Club officials say will offer racegoers an “unrivaled race day experience.” The Herald Sun reports that the Victoria Racing Club grandstand, which is being built on Flemington’s home straight, is scheduled to be complete in time for the running of […]

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‘It’s Been A Great Experience’: Aussie Blake Shinn Considers Riding In U.S. On Regular Basis

Jockey Blake Shinn only has about 10 days left of his North American riding stint before he heads back to Australia, but there’s a strong chance that U.S. racing fans will see the talented Aussie riding stateside once again in the not-too-distant future. Racing.com reports that Shinn has thoroughly enjoyed his experience riding at Arlington Park […]

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Aussie Trainer Alleges ‘Restraint Of Trade, Discrimination’ In Lawsuit Filed Against Racing NSW

Former trainer Pam Webber, who was based at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, has filed a lawsuit in the NSW Supreme Court against Racing NSW and its CEO, Peter V’landys, for alleged “restraint of trade, discrimination, and oppressive conduct.” ABC News reports that Webber claims that V’landys and Racing NSW refused to […]

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Aussie Jockey Michelle Payne Stood Down After Positive Drug Test

Melbourne Cup-winning rider Michelle Payne has been stood down after testing positive for a banned substance at a race meet at Swan Hill Racecourse June 11. The Sporting Life reports that Payne tested positive for the appetite suppressant Phentermine, which is prohibited under Australian rules. A statement issued by Racing Victoria read: “Stewards have received a report from Racing Analytical […]

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Australia: Racing Community Mourns Death Of Exercise Rider At Bendigo Racecourse

The Australian racing community is mourning the death of Donna Philpot, a former jockey who was working as a licensed exercise rider and stable employee at Bendigo Racecourse. Sky News reports that Philpot died as the result of injuries sustained Tuesday when the horse she was working stumbled and fell, throwing Philpot to the ground and rolling on […]

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Australia: Tabcorp, Tatts Group Approved For $11 Billion Merger

The Australian Competition Tribunal gave the green light to the huge $11 billion merger between tote companies Tabcorp and Tatts Group. According to a report at Punters.com, Tabcorp operates the tote company in Victoria and New South Wales, while Tatts Group controls Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory. The merger had been opposed by corporate bookmakers such as Crownbet […]

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Sky Racing World Enhances Australian Racing Product For North America

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Kentucky-based distributor of Southern Hemisphere horse racing content to the Americas and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has integrated new graphics for its simulcast Australian horse-racing content to North American advance depositing wagering (ADW) sites, tracks and OTBs. The company has also expanded its partnership with TVG, the racing […]

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Happy Face: Australia’s Horsey McHorseface Notches His First Career Win

There were smiles and cheers all around as one of Australia’s most popular racehorses earned his first career victory Monday. Fan-favorite Horsey McHorseface broke his maiden in his fourth career start, coming from just off the pace to win a seven-furlong maiden race at Cessnock Racecourse in New South Wales Named as a nod to […]

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Magic Millions Broodmare Sale Posts Record Gross

Former outstanding Melbourne based racemare Gregers has topped the 2017 Magic Millions Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast. The daughter of Commands, presented in foal to Victorian sire sensation Written Tycoon, was purchased for $1.75 million by the team from Yu Long Investments. The sale of Gregers was one of two lots today to sell for […]

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