Canberra Cup News

A talented field of 12 runners has been confirmed for Sunday’s featured 2015 Canberra Cup (2000m), highlighted by the inclusion of several particularly exciting stayers. Leading trainer Chris Waller will saddle just one runner in the 2015 Canberra Cup, but is offered a great chance of success via Permit, who…


Canberra cup

In 2016, the Canberra Cup will race on the 6th of March, 2016.

There has been a strong interest in horse racing in the world today. There is a variety of horse racing sports in the world today. These include thoroughbred racing, harness racing and quarter racing among others. The focus of this article is the thoroughbred racing. Thoroughbred racing is in two forms that is flat racing and jump racing. The jump races are in twofold. They mainly involve jumping over hurdles and steeplechase. In the past, racehorses were owned by the rich and famous of society. The maintenance of such a horse requires a lot of money in terms of special feeding program, frequent checks by the veterinary doctor and the trainer’s services. The resources required therefore were not within easy reach of everyone.Canberra Cup

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In the recent past, however ownership has changed hands from individuals to legal entities in the form of syndicates. In fact, the recent winners of major races across the world are owned by such entities. It has become necessary to form such arrangements because of the enormous cost implications inherent in the business. It has become an exciting business opportunity for the race savvy in terms of the big prize money that comes with winning. These thoroughbreds also race under registered colors thus providing even bigger revenues to owners of such colors. These colors are identical to trade marks. Such racehorses also provide an additional revenue stream in the form of stud services. Breeding of such high quality horses is big business and the owners of such breeds make enormous profits from such services.

Racing in Canberra

The Canberra cup takes place at the thoroughbred park. The Canberra club runs it. The Canberra club runs four listed races. These are the Canberra cup, the Black Opal stakes and the National Sprint and Canberra guineas. They have varied prize money for each race. The Canberra Cup has a cash prize of 100,000$ while the black opal stakes has a cash prize of 200,000$. The national sprint has a prize money of 100,000$ while the Canberra guineas has a cash prize of 75,000$. The horse racing fraternity has a strong relationship with an organization known as the Racing Information Services Australia (RISA). Its focus is to provide consolidated information to the Australian horse racing fraternity and other stakeholders. It provides information on 2600 race meetings with 19500 races across 350 racetracks in Australia. The people who benefit from their information are race clubs, breeders, jockeys, trainers and punters.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

Rosehill Guineas

(2000m)

Rosehill

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

George Ryder Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$1,000,000

3YO & UP

Group 1

The Galaxy Handicap

(1100m)

Rosehill

$350,000

Open Handicap

Betting activities

The races attract large crowds to the racetracks. Betting shops do a lot of business during the course of the races. There is also a lot of online betting that goes on. The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s richest horse racing event and holds a global renown for also being quite prestigious. Punters all over the world place bets for it online each year. This year, the 2013 Melbourne Cup’s prize money reaches a total of $6.2 million. As a punter, you have the opportunity to place a wager for the thoroughbred of your choice. However, before placing your wager it is important to do some research on the horses that will participate in the races. One of the things to consider is the racing history or the recent performance of a horse. This information is readily available from RISA or from formbooks. You must consider the history of the horse in recent competitions of similar standing because this will give you an indication of likely performance in the race.

Also, consider the performance of the trainer and the jockey. Has the jockey ever ridden a winner? Does the trainer have any experience in training thoroughbred horses for racing competitions? Has the trainer ever trained a winner in the recent competitions? The trainer’s experience in training racehorses is a critical factor to consider. Significant experience in training enables the trainer to sport a horse with winning potential. The jockeys experience will also count. You do not want to put your money on a horse whose rider’s experience and performance is not clear. Consider also the racetrack. Does it have a turf surface or dirt surface? Some horses perform well on turf surfaces only while others perform better on dirt. Identify the horses that have good performance records on similar surfaces. You may be lucky to find a racehorse that performs well on both surfaces.

When it comes to betting you need to have a realistic understanding of the terminologies in use at the tracks. You need to understand the odds. There are favorites and underdogs. The favorites are the horses that bookies and other stakeholders expect to have the greatest potential of winning. The bookmakers generally set the odds. They are set in a manner to ensure even betting across the board. It is not prudent to rely entirely on the odds in making your decision. Also, consider the information that tipsters provide on various horses. The information provided by such parties will give you crucial hints regarding the horses that you need to consider.

The sports book

One of the best places to obtain information crucial to the races is the sports book. Sports books are online sites that maintain vital information on the performance of racehorses. However, this information is only available to registered members. To increase your chances of making good betting choices, it is advisable to join a sports book. There are very many such sites on the internet. You need to be careful so that you do not fall prey to a fraudulent site. Ask your friends to recommend a credible site that you can join. Consider the online reviews before deciding the book to register as a member. These reviews provide the experiences of people who have used such resources. You will be able to determine the sites that keep their word and those that may be fraudulent.

Do not join a sports book that claims to provide resources on different sports. You will not get your moneys worth in such sites. The best sites provide a variety of options to the member. They also provide a money back guarantee to the member if the member does not get the expected service from them. Sports books also employ the services of experienced tipsters and odds makers. Before making a decision, it is important that you consider their advice.