Thoroughbred horse racing was first held in Australia way back in 1810 and since that time the sport has been extremely popular right around the country. Racing is one of the biggest industries in Australia and we have more racecourses than any other country in the world – what other nation comes to a complete standstill for a horse race?
Betting on horse racing remains extremely popular, despite the threat from sports betting, but the way that punters place their bets has completely changed in the last 20 years. Previously punters were restricted to placing their bets with an on course bookmaker or on the tote at their local TAB or Pub, but the advent of online bookmakers means that anybody in Australia can place a bet on various racing carnivals from the comfort of their own home. Ladbrokes offers a wide range of betting options like Pick Your Own Odds, Best Of The Best, Favourite vs Field and money back specials that simply weren’t available for punters as little as five years ago.
The Ladbrokes blog features a wide range of information about all the major events on the Australian horse racing calendar and our team of racing journalists make sure that punters at Ladbrokes are kept up to date with all the relevant news before they place their bets. Ladbrokes also gives punters a hand by offering betting tips for meetings right around Australia every single day.