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  • Melbourne Cup Carnival wins at Australian Tourism Awards

    The Melbourne Cup Carnival was declared the winner of the Major Festivals and Events category at the Australian Tourism Awards for the second time in three years. The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) was recognised for the 2014 event’s remarkable economic impacts and promotion of Victoria and Australia to audiences around… Read More »

  • Tabcorp enters UK online wagering market

    Tabcorp have released the following media statement this morning outlining their partnership with News UK to enter the UK online wagering market next year. Media Release: Tabcorp Holdings Limited and News UK have today announced the signing of an agreement to partner in the launch of a new online wagering… Read More »

  • Crown Oaks Day shines through the rain

    A month’s worth of rain in an hour couldn’t dampen the spirit of the 57,560-strong crowd at Flemington on Thursday as star filly Jameka delivered Ciaron Maher back-to-back victories in the Group 1 Crown Oaks, and yet another feature race for Damien Oliver. VRC Chief Executive Simon Love said the… Read More »

  • The race that doesn’t stop Twitter

    It may be the race that stops a nation, but on Twitter, the Melbourne Cup does anything but. In 2014, Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings recorded 9.9 million Tweet impressions for Melbourne Cup Day – the most recorded impressions by Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for any Australian event, ever. This was more… Read More »

  • Bookmaker opens 2015 Melbourne Cup novelty betting markets

    Larrikan Today show host Karl Stefanovic is favourite to out guzzle his colleague Eddie McGuire at Flemington tomorrow. Sportsbet.com.au has posted a suite of novelty markets for the big day with the online bookmaker tipping a close battle between the TV heavyweights, but Stefanovic is a $1.80 favourite to have… Read More »

  • Waller odds on to shed a tear over Cox Plate

    Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au rates Chris Waller a $1.25 chance to cry if he wins tomorrow’s Cox Plate. Waller will saddle the $5.50 favourite Winx, Kermadec ($7.50) and Preferment ($13). Winx is $2.00 to be his first runner home ahead of Kermadec ($2.60). If Winx wins, the $4.00 for Waller not… Read More »

  • VRC announces Harry White Whip trophy for Cup jockey

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) on Thursday announced a new Flemington tradition—the Harry White Whip trophy—to be awarded to the winning jockey of the Emirates Melbourne Cup each year. The trophy is named in honour of four time Melbourne Cup winner and Australian Racing Hall of Fame member Harry White,… Read More »

  • Ladbrokes partners with MRC

    The Melbourne Racing Club is proud to announce a new partnership with Australia’s most innovative bookmaker, Ladbrokes. This Saturday’s BECK Caulfield Guineas Day will launch the first phase of their significant partnership with the Melbourne Racing Club via sponsorship of the $400,000 Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes followed by the… Read More »

  • 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… Read More »

  • 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… Read More »

  • 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… Read More »

  • 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… Read More »


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