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With the 2012-2013 race season now upon us, it is almost time for the highly anticipated spring racing carnival to swing into action. While there is a great deal of action packed racing taking place in August, the major carnival meets kick off in September. The first of these will…
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Race network is an excellent source of information about the exciting sport of horse racing which stands as one of the most popular sports in Australia.
Horse racing is one of Australia’s favourite past times, with the sport delivering much joy and excitement to people of all backgrounds.
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Australia has a large race network and is home to some of the richest and most prestigious races and racing venues in the world.
Without doubt the most famous race on the Australian racing calendar is the Melbourne Cup. Offering $6.2 million in prize money, the race sees the very best stayers in the world arrive at Flemington Racecourse to compete in a gruelling 3200-metre test.
Also taking place in Melbourne in the spring time is the world’s richest 2400-metre handicap race the Caulfield Cup ($2.5 million), the Caulfield Guineas and the Australasian weight-for-age championship, the Cox Plate.
Sydney is also host to some world-renowned racing, which occurs as part of the harbour city’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Perhaps the most famous event is the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the Golden Slipper, which takes place on the same day as the BMW for stayers.
Other well-known and lucrative Sydney races include the Doncaster Mile and the Sydney Cup.
As host of the Melbourne Cup, Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne is known globally as one of the world’s best tracks. Melbourne is also host to two other outstanding racing facilities in Caulfield and Moonee Valley which each host their share of elite racing action.
Sydney, Australia’s most famous city, hosts two premier racing facilities. The prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse and Rosehill Gardens both hold top class race meetings regularly throughout the year.
There is no denying that betting is the cornerstone of the racing industry. Eager punters study the form carefully when deciding their winning picks. Many things can influence a betting decision including recent and career form, track conditions and class of race. Within a race network, many people will debate their winning selections and gather together to cheer home their winning selections either at the track or in front of the television.