Australian Horse Racing

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Here you will find comprehensive information on Horse Racing throughout Australia including information on racecourses throughout Australia with maps and references for the horse racing enthusiast.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing is an important spectator sport in Australia, and gambling on horseraces is a popular pastime with about AUD$12.5 billion wagered annually with bookmakers and the Totalisator Agency Board ( TAB). The two forms of Thoroughbred horse racing in Australia are flat racing, and also races over fences or hurdles in Victoria and South Australia. Thoroughbred racing is the third most attended spectator sport in Australia, behind Australian rules football and rugby league, with almost two million admissions to the 330 racecourses throughout Australia in 2007-2008.

On an international scale Australia has more racecourses than any other nation. It is second to the US in the number of horses starting in races each year. Australia is third, after the US and Japan for the amount of prizemoney that is distributed annually

Racing in Australia is administered by the Australian Racing Board, with each state's Principal Racing Authority agreeing to abide by, and to enforce, the Australian Rules of Racing.

Besides being a spectator sport, horse racing is also an industry, which provides full- or part-time employment for almost 250,000 people, the equivalent of 77,000 jobs. About 300,000 people have a direct interest as owners, or members of syndicates in the 30,000 horses in training in Australia

Public interest in Thoroughbred racing, especially during the main spring and autumn racing carnivals, has been growing in recent years with over 100,000 attracted to the running of the Melbourne Cup, the Victoria Derby and the VRC Oaks race meets. The Golden Slipper Stakes, Caulfield Cup and W S Cox Plate are also major attractions

Australian Race Course Information
Albury
Alice Springs
Ararat
Armidale
Ascot
Bairnsdale
Balaklava
Ballarat
Ballina
Bathurst
Beaudesert
Belmont Park
Bendigo
Berrigan
Broken Hill
Cairns
Camperdown
Canberra
Canterbury Park
Casino
Casterton
Caulfield
Cessnock
Clare
Coffs Harbour
Colac
Coonamble
Corowa
Cowra
Cranbourne
Dalby
Darwin
Deniliquin
Devonport
Donald
Doomben
Dubbo
Eagle Farm
Echuca
Edenhope
Elwick
Esk
Flemington
Forbes
Gatton
Gawler
Geelong
Gilgandra
Glen Innes
Gold Coast
Gosford
Goulburn
Grafton
Grenfell
Gundagai
Gunnedah
Hanging Rock
Hawkesbury
Horsham
Inverell
Ipswich
Kalgoorlie
Kangaroo Island
Kembla Grange
Kempsey
Kilcoy
Kilmore
Kyneton
Lismore
Mackay
Mildura
Moe
Moonee Valley
Moree
Mornington
Morphettville
Moruya
Mount Gambier
Mowbray
Mudgee
Murray Bridge
Murtoa
Murwillumbah
Muswellbrook
Naracoorte
Narromine
Northam
Nowra
Oakbank
Orange
Pakenham
Parkes
Penola
Port Augusta
Port Lincoln
Port Macquarie
Port Pirie
Queanbeyan
Quirindi
Randwick
Rockhampton
Rosehill Gardens
Sale
Sandown Park
Scone
Seymour
St. Arnaud
Stawell
Stony Creek
Strathalbyn
Sunshine Coast
Swan Hill
Tamworth
Taree
Tatura
Terang
Toowoomba
Townsville
Traralgon
Wagga
Wangaratta
Warracknabeal
Warrnambool
Warwick Farm
Wellington
Werribee
Wodonga
Wyong
Yarra Glen