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The Autumn Sun still rising

The Autumn Sun still rising

| March 13, 2019

The Autumn Sun’s explosive victory in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas was more than enough to guarantee this regally-bred colt an auspicious future stud career. If his stallion passport needed one more stamp, it was provided in the Group One Randwick Guineas.  The Autumn Sun (Redoute’s Choice x Azmiyna) produced one of the most stunning performances […]

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How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

How to be a racehorse owner even if you’re not rich

| February 26, 2019

Owning your very own racehorse sounds like a cool idea to many, and maybe a dream for some. But isn’t racehorse ownership only reserved for the wealthy and elite of society? Maybe owning a racehorse that’s currently already a champion might be out of reach for most people, but there are ways to own a […]

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British Horse Racing Cleared for Return

British Horse Racing Cleared for Return

| February 17, 2019

In an unusual and not often seen move, horse racing in Britain was suspended last week amid fears of an outbreak of equine flu. On the 7th of February, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) made the decision to suspend races until further notice. In all 23 meetings did not go ahead and this was in […]

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Betting and wagering

The Four Essential Rules to Gambling Online in Australia

The Four Essential Rules to Gambling Online in Australia

| March 13, 2019

The Land Down Under is no stranger to gambling. In fact, the total gambling expenditure for an adult in Australia was at least $1,251.39 in 2017 and its total race betting expenditure for the same year reached $3.313 billion.  With online gambling making headway around the world, Australians are also getting hooked on online casinos […]

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Ins and outs of Australian online gambling regulation

Ins and outs of Australian online gambling regulation

| February 28, 2019

Gambling has been a topic of contention in Australia for decades. The country is no stranger to the practice. Reportedly, some 80% of the general public gambles in one way or another. With the rest of the World loosening its regulations on gambling, Australia is increasingly pressured to get on with the times. The country […]

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Ways to Play: the State of Modern Race Betting in Review

Ways to Play: the State of Modern Race Betting in Review

| February 27, 2019

Horse racing – and horse betting for that matter – has been around for thousands of years. It’s a tradition that’s stood the test of time across countries, across cultures. Today, the sport is bigger than it’s ever been, with over five hundred races a day in the US alone. It’s more accessible, it’s more […]

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International racing

Horse racing: Plans for Racing on City Streets

Horse racing: Plans for Racing on City Streets

| March 21, 2019

Horseracing is a popular sport worldwide. In recent years, there have been elaborate plans to introduce the sport in the streets. Some bookers offer an attractive Ladbrokes bonus code to horse racing punters. Peter Philips, stages an equestrian horse race several years ago in the Horse Guards Parade. In this post, we explore the plans […]

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The Ultimate Lowdown on Kentucky Derby 2019

The Ultimate Lowdown on Kentucky Derby 2019

| March 14, 2019

The popularity of sports betting in Australia is at an all-time high right now. With so many sports options available throughout the year, there is a sense of excitement that bookmakers and punters try to capture whenever an event of significant importance is taking place around the world.  When it comes to horse racing, there […]

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Iconic American Horse Racecourses

Iconic American Horse Racecourses

| March 1, 2019

Organized horse racing started in the United States in 1868. Since those salad days of the sport, horse racing has become one of the biggest events across the nation. The American Triple Crown is one of the most watched and followed sporting event of the year in the U.S. Comprising the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, […]

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Special interest stories

Haflinger – A Rising Star Among Race Horses

Haflinger – A Rising Star Among Race Horses

| March 22, 2019

The horse from the Haflinger- or Avelignese, according to the Italian name- is a small mountain breed originating in Tyrol, a historical region located between Austria and northern Italy. The breed’s ancestors are the horseradish populations living in this region since the Middle Ages. It started to be considered as a race by the end […]

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An overview of thoroughbred horses

An overview of thoroughbred horses

| March 12, 2019

The Thoroughbred first came about in Britain over the 17th and 18th centuries, which was sparked by an increasing interest involved in racing. The Thoroughbred pedigree is associated with bloodlines from three key Arabian stallions. None of these were ever raced. The majority of the Thoroughbred genes come from just 31 original ancestors, with all […]

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Great race calls in Australian horse racing

Great race calls in Australian horse racing

| March 12, 2019

Great race calls play a pivotal role in creating and enhancing the theatre of horse racing. They bring the races to life and make them live on through the ages. Racecalling is a rare skill. To be able to convey to the audience the sheer emotion of horse race while paying attention with adequate detail […]

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An early look at the 2019 Aintree Grand National

An early look at the 2019 Aintree Grand National

| February 26, 2019

The Grand National may still be many weeks away, but it is never too early to start analysing the potential winners of the most prestigious steeplechase race in the history of horse racing. This year’s Grand National will be held on Saturday 6thApril and is the most valuable jump race throughout Europe, with a prize […]

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Horse Racing in Australia

Horse Racing in Australia

| February 24, 2019

Australians love horse racing. It’s one of the most popular activities in Australia after football and rugby, and with good reason. In Australia, you can find more than 300 race locations; this is one of the countries with the most horse racing in the world. Australia also comes in third as the top prize money […]

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Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

Rooney U-Turn on Cheltenham Festival Handicaps

| February 22, 2019

In December Paul and Claire Rooney, who are high-profile trainers in the UK, informed their trainers by letter that they were not to enter any of their horses into races at Cheltenham this year. The pair had felt that there was an increased injury risk to horses using the track and with animal welfare at […]

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TopBetta now available for village punters

TopBetta now available for village punters

| February 19, 2019

Thoroughbred Village (TBVillage) is proud to announce that we are now offering access to one of Australia’s emerging betting and gaming companies, TopBetta. TopBetta is a fun Aussie bookie, licensed in N.T., with some really interesting betting options to separate themselves from the pack of global corporates. After launching in 2013, Topbetta has built up a […]

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Successful Horses the US May Have Never Heard About

Successful Horses the US May Have Never Heard About

| February 17, 2019

Horses have always played an important role in humanity’s life – that until they were replaced in most utilitarian areas by the machines filling the air with toxic fumes and carbon compounds. Today, in turn, a horse has become a symbol of welfare, speed, and performance, not to mention a contributor to mental health through […]

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What is the Best Breed of Horse for Horse Racing?

What is the Best Breed of Horse for Horse Racing?

| February 14, 2019

One of the most popular forms of horse racing is Thoroughbred racing but there are other breeds involved in the sport that often get disregarded or ignored. From a betting perspective, having knowledge of other breeds can be beneficial in understanding the characteristics of each type of horse, and how that may give one horse an […]

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Lightning showcases Australia’s premier sprinters

Lightning showcases Australia’s premier sprinters

| February 13, 2019

Australia is a rich and fertile ground for world-class sprinters. Victories in some of the premier sprint races in the world, including 4 memorable wins in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (Choisir, Starspangledbanner, Black Caviar and Merchant Navy) shows Australia’s sprinting prowess at the top level. Australia’s reputation as a producer of elite […]

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Cheltenham 2019 Preview

Cheltenham 2019 Preview

| February 12, 2019

Runners with a Point to Prove It’s now just over a month to the Cheltenham Festival (12-15 March). Britain’s national hunt racing showcase has its usual melange of superstars in imperious form and others leaving trainers scratching their heads. While it makes sense to back the likes of Altior (4/9, Champion Chase) or Buveur D’Air (7/4, […]

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Tips to Help You Enjoy the Next Televised Horse Race

Tips to Help You Enjoy the Next Televised Horse Race

| February 5, 2019

Horse racing is one of the most enjoyable and popular sports that is followed across the world. If you want to make the most of the next horse racing viewing experience, you need to make sure you are set up for having the most complete and enjoyable experience you can. Watching the horse racing is […]

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Biggest National Hunt Events you should watch out for – 2019

Biggest National Hunt Events you should watch out for – 2019

| February 3, 2019

Horse racing is quite popular in the UK, Ireland, and France. If you are a fan of it, you should already be knowing about the National Hunt events. Fret not, if you are not aware of those – we’ll give you the details about everything necessary you need to know. National Hunt racing involved horses […]

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Sizing John set for dramatic Cheltenham return

Sizing John set for dramatic Cheltenham return

| January 31, 2019

It seems a long time since Sizing John was dominating the racing press. The gelding has not been seen in action in well over a year – his last outing was the Christmas Chase at Leopardstown back in December 2017. Since then, he has been dogged by injury and there were the inevitable whispers that […]

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Most beautiful racecourses in Australia

Most beautiful racecourses in Australia

| January 17, 2019

Did you know that Australia’s thoroughbred horse racing industry is #3 on the entire planet? Isn’t that amazing? The most important race in Australia is the Melbourne Cup. It has captivated Australians and has them under its thrall. As a matter of fact, it’s considered to be the “race that stops a nation.” Another popular pastime […]

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