Australia Racecourse Guides

Horse racing is a hugely popular sport in Australia. According to the latest surveys, only AFL and Rugby League draw in bigger audiences down under, than the major Australian horse racing meetings.

The first recorded thoroughbred races first took place on the continent at the start of the 19th century. Today, more than 70 Group One races are staged on the flat, spread between ten of Australia's finest racecourses. 


Australia Racecourse Guides

  • (AUS) Ascot Tips
  • Caulfield Tips
  • Doomben Tips
  • Eagle Farm Tips
  • Flemington Tips
  • Moonee Valley Tips
  • Morphetteville Tips
  • Randwick Tips
  • Rosehill Tips
  • (AUS) Sandown Tips

Track History

Flemington Racecourse, home of the world-famous Melbourne Cup, is known as horse racing HQ in Australia. Racing at Flemington dates right back to 1840 when the course was simply known as Melbourne Racecourse.

The oldest racecourse on the continent is Royal Randwick, which first staged race meetings in 1833. Eagle Farm, Caulfield and Morphettville also began hosting horse racing in the 1800s.

Track Characteristics

Most racecourses in Australia are flat, oval-shaped turf tracks. That doesn't mean that different tracks don't have their own distinguishing characteristics that punters should keep in mind.

The home straight at Flemington is longer than most on the continent, meaning it's easier to make up late ground at Flemington than it is at tighter venues like Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Rosehill. Randwick also boasts a long home straight and the track tends to run slow, so proven stamina can be crucial in races staged at Royal Randwick. 

Major Meetings

Australia's most famous race is the Melbourne Cup. Known as "the race that stops a nation", millions of punters all over the world tune into Flemington racecourse in November to find out the winner of that year's Melbourne Cup.

Along with the Melbourne Cup, Australia's most prestigious races are the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate and the Golden Slipper. Huge prize pots are also on offer in famous races like the Doncaster Handicap, the Victoria Derby, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Caulfield Guineas.

Australia Racing Tips

Every week, we'll publish the card tips for the major meetings that are taking place in Australia that weekend.

We'll also cover major races like the Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate with feature previews. All of our tips are free to read and can be found in the Australian Racing Tips section on our website.

Australia Horse Racing Live Stream

The best place to watch horse racing would be on your television, in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes, that isn't possible. Our busy lives often get in the way, and we have to watch horse racing on the go.

Visit the horse racing live streaming page on our website to find out how you can stream Australian racing live today.