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  • VRC pays tribute to the Cups King

    VRC Chairman Michael Burn paid tribute to Bart Cummings AM, who passed away aged 87 in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Bart Cummings was a dear friend of the VRC and we extend our sincere condolences to Valmae and the entire Cummings family,” Mr Burn said. “In the sport […]

  • Racing royalty takes over CBD on first day of spring

    On the first day of spring a tram-load of racing royalty will descend on Melbourne’s CBD, heralding that Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is just around the corner. John “Patto” Patterson, Flemington’s Clerk of the Course for more than 50 years, will lead the group, carrying the 2015 Emirates Melbourne Cup […]

  • CrownBet to be premier Victorian wagering partner

    Australian online bookmaker CrownBet has today been announced as the Premier Wagering Partner of Racing Victoria and the Seven Network for the Racing.com broadcast and online platforms for the next sixteen months, as well as Seven’s suite of thoroughbred racing in 2016. Register an account with CrownBet.com.au via this LINK […]

  • Ruby Walsh magic sees bookmaker donate $10,000

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Star jockey Ruby Walsh pulled out a ride for the ages aboard the legendary Bashboy to win today’s Grand National Steeple and in doing saw online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au donate $10,000 to the Ballarat Foundation. On top of donating $5,000 to the Foundation, Sportsbet offered […]

  • Victoria Racing Club appoints new CEO

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has appointed Simon Love as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Mr Love has held the position of VRC Executive General Manager Corporate, Finance and Strategic Initiatives since 2010 and previously held executive roles in the gaming industry with Crown Limited (now Crown […]

  • Flemington honours ANZAC Centenary

    Flemington’s traditional ANZAC Day racemeeting will hold special significance this year, forming part of Australia’s centenary commemorations. Long an ANZAC Day institution, this year the raceday will mark 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War, while paying tribute to Australia’s courageous service men and women from all […]

  • Bookmaker launches Live Victorian Racing campaign

    Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au in conjunction with Ralphsmith Communications today launched its latest campaign – Live Victorian Racing – Anywhere! LIVE RACING: Sign-up at Sportsbet.com.au via this link to start watching live racing now! As the first and only corporate bookmaker to stream all Victorian Thoroughbred races live to its customers, […]

  • Stud completes purchase of Vancouver

    Coolmore have today completed the purchase of a controlling interest in the unbeaten Golden Slipper winner Vancouver and are delighted the current owners are going to participate in his racing and stud career. “There was obviously a massive amount of interest in the horse so we are delighted to have […]

  • Online bookmaker to broadcast Victorian racing

    There were talks of Victorian racing rights being sold to corporate bookmakers in a new deal for racing vision and it seems that is the case with online bookmaker Sportsbet announcing all members (who have deposited at least once) are now able to watch live horse racing from their phones. […]

  • Sportsbet sponsors VRMA for third straight year

    Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is proud to announce it has renewed its official naming rights sponsorship of the Victorian Racing Media Association (VRMA). 2015 marks the third straight year Sportsbet has partnered with the VRMA. Sportsbet CEO Cormac Barry said he looks forward to supporting one of the thoroughbred industry’s key stakeholder groups […]