Horse racing is thoroughly enjoyed in Australia. Aside from enjoying the competitive races, the spectators place huge bets on their favourite contestants. Betting enthusiasts put billions of dollars each year on horse races in an attempt to win big. Many horse racing events are held throughout the year, giving bettors the opportunity to earn some money while watching a great racing event.
Melbourne Cup is the top racing event in Australia, which is held at the Victoria Racing Club ever year. It is also referred to as “The race that stops the nation”. Aside from the Melbourne Cup, many other top tier horse racing events are also held in the country.
W.S Cox Plate
W.S Cox Plate horse race is held at the Moone Valley Racecourse. It has been named so in the honour of the club’s founder. It is one of the most anticipated racing events and is watched in Australia as well as New Zealand. The race track is of 2,040m and up to 14 horses can participate in the race. Only the skilled and experienced jockeys can lead their horses to victory.
Horses older than 3 years of age can participate in Caulfield Guineas event. The winning horses and trainers usually get entry in other top racing events such as the Melbourne Cup and W.S Cox Plate. The event has a big winning purse. However, what makes the event more interesting for trainers is the fact that winning this race increases their chances of having a great career.
Golden Slipper Stakes
Golden Slipper Stakes is another top event in which 2 years old horses can get entry. It is one of the richest races in the country, with a winning purse of $3,500,000 AUD. The event has been regularly held in Sydney since 2009. Only the top horses with expert trainers get entry in the event.
Australian Derby Day
Australian Derby Day is a top tier racing event for 3 year old horses and is held in the first week of November. They have to cover a distance of 2,400 meters on the turf track to claim their victory. It is a great racing event for betting enthusiasts. Betting apps, such as Blue bet, facilitate users to place bets on their favourite horses.
The 2,000m race indicates the beginning of the Melbourne spring racing carnival that continues for six weeks. The race is held in Melbourne every year and the total winning amount is $500,000. This racing event acts as a practice ground for horses that are going to participate in the Melbourne Cup and W.S Cox Plate events. Four years old horses can participate in one of the top racing events of Australia.
Horses must cover a distance of 1,200 meters in order to win the Newmarket Handicap event. It is regarded as a premier sprint race in the country, with total winning purse of whopping $1,250,000. More than 24 horses get selected for the race. It is a test of the jockeys where they have to find gaps and lead their horses to victory.