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Everything You Need To Know Ahead of The TAB Everest

  The TAB Everest, the world’s richest turf race,the $10 million sprint makes its debut here at Royal Randwick ANDDD here is what you need to know and where you need to be! The Theatre of the Horse The...

 

The TAB Everest Contenders

Tickets have been bought, barriers have been drawn and everyone is ready for Australia’s biggest racing event! So who are the 12 Everest runners? And what do we need to know? It’s a sprint race over 1200m...

 

Those Summer Nights

Summer Nights at Canterbury Park are back and Friday nights have never looked so good. Canterbury Park is a quaint racecourse located in the heart of Sydney’s inner west and is considered the home of Sydney n...

 

Everything you need to know about Colgate Optic White Stakes Day

Arguably one of the most happening days of Sydney Spring Carnival, Colgate Optic White Stakes Day has more going on than you can imagine. I don’t know about you but we are pretty excited for Royal Randwick's fir...

 

Horses to keep your eye on this Sydney Spring Carnival

Clutching your race book… off to the TAB for a bet... but on who? If you’re a beginner at the track and a novice when it comes to punting we’ve pulled together a list of five horses to keep your eye on th...

 

The Perks of Sydney Winter Racing

Head to the races in Sydney this winter for an authentic racing experience (without the crowds). Sydney winter racing offers a unique chance to experience racing at a lovely, calm pace. At least, calmer than that...

 

The Crazy World of the Kentucky Derby

With the 143rd Kentucky Derby going down this weekend, here's a peek into the wacky world of the iconic horse racing event.  The 143rd Kentucky Derby falling Saturday 6 May 2017 is set to be another huge, dazzl...

 

ANZAC Day Races Happening Around OZ

With ANZAC Day looming large, it's time you sorted out how you'll be spending it. In our humble opinion the races is a worthy choice for the proceedings! Here's the details of the major events happening around Au...

 

Sydney Carnival: The Fun's Not Over Yet

Sydneysiders are in for a final treat for Sydney Carnival this weekend at Royal Randwick with Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day. Just when the Championships wrapped up and you thought things couldn't get any better ...

 

A Brief History of our Favourite Horse Winx

Winx has done it again and claimed her 17th consecutive victory. So what's the background story behind this amazing mare? Winx is like no other horse seen before and she has captured the heart of fans around the ...

 

Cool Things To Do Over The Championships At Royal Randwick

The coolest things you need to do while you're at Royal Randwick for The Championships. With so much going on over The Championships Days 1 and 2 at Royal Randwick this April, it's hard to know which way to look....

 

Horses to Look Out for over Autumn Carnival

As the finest weekends of Sydney racing gallop full pelt towards us (hi Championships Days 1 and 2), you’re probably too busy scrambling to sort out head pieces or pocket squares to be too bothered with much els...

 

6 Ways to Have a Wallet-Friendly Day at the Races

We're the first to admit a day at the track can be a costly exercise when factoring in the deadly combination of the wedding-grade dress code and all-day drinking, bets and lunch. Jump on these cost savers with y...

 

Sydney Carnival 2017 Has Officially Launched

The Sydney Carnival (you previously knew it as Autumn Carnival) officially launched today at Royal Randwick, and going by today's sneak preview, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Sydney racing, fashion an...

 

The Everest of Australian Racing is Landing in Sydney this October

Royal Randwick is set to become the home of the world's richest turf race. One race. $10 million in prize money. This is The Everest, and just like the mountain it’s named after, it’s set to tower into the cl...

 

Kingswood, Street Food, Pimms and Lawn Games | Melbourne's Shiniest Racing Event is Happening This February

It's big, it's blue, it's sparkly - it's the Ladbroke's Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield.    Along with Flemington's Super Saturday, the Blue Diamond is one of the biggest racing events this end o...

 

5 Horse Trainers to Watch this Autumn Carnival

As they say, there is no better feeling than that ‘winning feeling’, and with thousands trying on the crown of training race horses, only very few succeed. Here are five trainers to watch out for this autumn...

 

Instagram Recap: Australia Day Races 2017

There was plenty of fun to be had at your local track (or polo ground) for Australia Day 2017.   The Australia Day silks salute at Royal Randwick with @adamhyeronimus on Aquatic for @starthoroughbreds...

 

Australia Day at the Races 2017: The Best Parties Happening Around the Country

Pop-up bars, beach activities, barbecues and more. We've rounded up the details of the best Australia Day racing events happening around the nation this January 26th - all you need to do is round up your crew. &...

 

5 Reasons to Become a Member at Your Local Race Club

You may not have ever given it much thought, but being a member at your local race club is an investment that pays dividends. Here's five benefits you probably haven't considered:   1. Your passport into ...

 

SAVE THE DATE: The 2017 Autumn Carnival Events You Do Not Want to Miss

Get up the calendar app on your phone and block in these dates now! Autumn Carnival is just around the corner and you won’t want to be double-booked for these hot events.   Sydney   TAB Chipping No...

 

A Newbie Racegoer's Guide to Placing a Bet

Having a bet on a horse can be an entertaining spin on a day’s racing. While there’s no guarantee to picking a winner, here we simplify the process so you know your way around.   What do I need? Upon e...

 

The Magic Millions Barrier Draw in Pictures: Zara Phillips and Horses on the Beach

Incredible imagery from the Magic Millions Barrier Draw on the Gold Coast.  Above: Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips conducting the 2017 Magic Millions Barrier Draw. Above: Mike Tindall and Zara Phil...

 

9 Reasons to Attend the Races in the Off-Season

With all the fuss made during spring and autumn carnival, it's easy for the race track to drop off your radar during the summer months. Here are nine good reasons to continue to attend the races outside the major...

 

5 Reasons to Attend the Gold Coast’s Magic Millions

The 2017 Jeep Magic Millions Carnival is a week-long celebration of prestige equine sports – a must-attend event for famous faces around the country and abroad. Hosting 14 unforgettable events on racing’s 2017...

 

Instagram Recap: Sydney Royal Randwick Cup Day '17

A little rain didn't put a dampener on the proceedings at Royal Randwick's first race day of 2017.   A 🏇kind of day #Races 🍾⚡️#RoyalRandwick #racecourse #sydney #horse#monday #imallergic #my...

 

Year of the Rooster: Everything you need to know about The Star Chinese Festival of Racing

It’s not every day you get a racing event and a Chinese Festival of food and entertainment rolled into one, but that’s just what The Star Chinese Festival Racing event is promising lucky Sydney siders this Feb...

 

Best Horse Instagrams of the Silly Season

No one should be working too hard at this time of year. Look at these jolly equine Instas instead.   These frosty Siberian cuties... Would they fit in a stocking?! #yakutia n #horse #siberia A pho...

 

Hottest Racing Events this Summer

Gather your squad! We've compiled the hottest racing tickets around the country this summer.   Newcastle Boxing Day Races – 26 December 2016 As any local will tell you, Newcastle Boxing Day Races are a t...

 

Everything you need to know about Magic Millions

Magic Millions is dazzling jewel on the Australian racing calendar, taking place each year in January on the Gold Coast. It’s the only racing event in Australia with a total prize money of $10million, and past y...

 

Everything you need to know about Portsea Polo

Firstly, what is it?! The Portsea Polo is the annual highlight on the summer racing polo calendar. That’s right, as the name suggests, it’s a polo event rather than a horse race, and it all takes place at P...

 

A Trackside Eve: New Year’s Eve (or Day) at the Races

What better way to bring in the New Year than by warming up with some fun at the track? We’ve sourced the details of racing events around the country to help you decide how to spend the big day.   Darwi...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 7

Moonee Valley was racing central on Friday and Saturday, as Cox Plate Weekend drew thousands of punters to Victoria for epic action – on and off the track. On Friday evening, despite rain, wind and chilly tem...

 

The Weekend Ahead 19/10/16

This weekend Victoria’s Spring Carnival action shifts to Moonee Valley, with a dazzling double bill of night and day racing. On Friday night, the William Hill Manikato Stakes, a line-up featuring the country�...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 6

Spring Carnival racing fever spread across the nation over the weekend as crowds flocked to the track for big events in three states. A full-throttle day of celebrations at BMW Caulfield Cup Day showed that Vic...

 

The Weekend Ahead 15/10/16

There’s a hat-trick of racing action across three states this BMW Caulfield Cup weekend, as the nation’s eyes turn to the big Saturday at Caulfield in Victoria, while Sydney’s Royal Randwick and Perth’s As...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 5

Fashion was the big winner in a huge weekend of Spring Carnival racing. Royal Randwick’s brand new Fashion Chute proved an enormous hit in its debut at Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day, with hun...

 

The Weekend Ahead 5/10/16

Prepare for a double bill of spectacular race days in NSW and Victoria this weekend, as Royal Randwick and Caulfield both host major Spring Racing Carnival events. Royal Randwick will be bathed in gold on Satur...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 4

Saturday saw Royal Randwick’s Theatre of the Horse become a theatre for rock n’ roll in a rousing climax to a huge day of racing. TAB Epsom Day took the Spring Racing Carnival party up a notch by closing the d...

 

The Weekend Ahead

It’s TAB Epsom Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday, and rock n’ roll comes to the races in massive style as rock legend Richie Sambora headlines Sydney’s biggest Spring Racing Carnival day. He’ll take the ...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 3

Spring Racing Carnival 2016 galloped on into another glamorous weekend, with a girl-power fuelled Saturday at Rosehill Gardens in NSW and a fun-packed family day at Caulfield in VIC. Racing's most influential w...

 

The Weekend Ahead

The fun forecast is in – and Spring Carnival is set to deliver another big weekend of racing fun around the country. At the beautifully refurbished Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Ronald McDonald House Westmead Gol...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 2

Thousands flocked to a red-hot 2016 Spring Racing Carnival weekend, with Royal Randwick decked out in gorgeous splashes of crimson for Saturday’s Colgate Optic White Stakes Day. Against the spectacular backdr...

 

The Weekend Ahead

Our glimpse of all the fun to come this weekend at the races Get set for an epic weekend of spring racing, with fashion lovers painting Royal Randwick ruby red for Colgate Optic White Stakes Day this Saturday. ...

 

Weekly Review: Spring Week 1

The 2016 Spring Racing Carnival burst into life in NSW and Victoria over the weekend, with racing royalty, celebrities and punters turning out at Rosehill and Flemington to celebrate the start of the season. A ...

 

How To Pick A Melbourne Cup Winner

Here are five factors that could help you choose the right horse in the race that stops the nation. With a huge field of 24 horses and jockeys from all over the world plus a gruelling 3200m of distance, the Mel...

 

Girl Power

The racing world is full of female achievers. Here are some to watch out for. Back in the day, racing was a man’s world, with females battling to break into the boys’ club. But now they’re excelling in al...

 

Horsey Who’s-Who

Keen to impress at the track? Drop a few of these famous equine names. Black Caviar Few won’t have heard of the fastest horse in Australian history, her 25 unbeaten starts and her triumphant trip to Royal ...

 

The Thrill Of Magic Millions

There’s nothing quite like this summer Gold Coast racing Carnival when it comes to high-octane glam. Horses and jockeys pounding down the sand at Surfers Paradise, royals, parties and mega money – welcome t...

 

Know The Lingo

You’ll soon be talking the talk with our handy guide to some of Australian racing’s key words and phrases: Barriers: The gates from which the horses start the race. You’ll see them move into position before...

 

How To Take The Perfect Trackside Selfie

After all that time putting your look together, you want to share. Here’s how to capture an Instagram-able selfie at the races See the light Lighting can make all the difference between an instant delete a...

 

How To: Talk Trackside (We Share The Lingo You'll Need)

When you walk through the stiles of an Australia racetrack, you’ll encounter a whole new set of terms that can bewilder the uninitiated. To help you navigate some of the more common racing vocabulary, ATC Market...

 

Explore the Home of the Kentucky Derby

Not one for understatement, the Kentucky Derby is said to be “the greatest two minutes in sport”, and as possibly the most famous race in the world, it’s hard to argue with that. (Just don’t mention this n...

 

Spotlight On Brisbane: Doomben Racecourse Eats & Drinks

While Eagle Farm undergoes renovations, Doomben is delighting racegoers with special on-course food and service. Enjoy the views at 10,000 Dining And 10,000 Dining tops the list of great places to help you have ...

 

How To Read a Form Guide

Fancy a flutter? It helps to understand the lowdown on each runner in your race book. Here’s how to read form like a pro.   CURRENT RACE Age/ Sex: C is colt, F is filly, G is gelding, H is horse (mal...

 

Great Racing Moments to Reference

When you head out to the track, it’s important to understand the long traditions of the sport. If you’re not up to speed with all the history, here are few great racing moments to commit to memory as nominated...

 

The First Lady of Racing: Gai Waterhouse

If there’s one thing Australia’s first lady of racing isn’t afraid of, it’s showing her emotions. Not to mention her emojis. “Officially in love with #Lot 370,” tweets Gai Waterhouse about a newly a...

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