Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The Birdsville Race Club and TAB today announce a partnership that sees TAB (formerly UBET) sign on as the naming rights sponsor of the headline 2019 Birdsville Cup, following UBET’s inaugural sponsorship of the race in 2018.

The deal follows an announcement from Racing Queensland earlier this year to expand QLD’s country TAB offerings, which now sees the 2019 Birdsville Races set to become a fully funded country TAB meet for the first time in the event’s 137-year history.

On the back of these arrangements, overall prizemoney for the carnival’s 13-race program increases to a record $233,500 – up 14 per cent from the total prize-purse in 2018.

This year, for the first time, prizemoney will also be awarded to top-10 finishers across all the carnival’s 13 races.

The TAB Birdsville Cup will once again award a record-equalling $40,000, while total prizemoney for the carnival’s feature sprint – the Road Tech Marine 1200m Open Handicap – will increase to $25,000.

In addition to prizemoney increases, the partnership means that TAB will be onsite at the Races to look after punters’ betting needs – and that punters will be able to enjoy a bet on any of the carnival’s 13 races at nationwide TAB outlets or online.

Punters across Australia will also be able to experience the excitement of the ‘Melbourne Cup of the Outback’ from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to a renewed national telecast deal between the Birdsville Races and Sky Racing.

The partnership will see the carnival’s full 13-race line-up televised into homes nationally via Sky Racing.

“We are thrilled to have TAB on board as the naming rights sponsor of the 2019 Birdsville Cup and Sky Racing as our national telecast partner,” said Birdsville Race Club Vice President, Gary Brook.

“We have built upon both partnerships from 2018 – and the combined resources of both TAB and Sky Racing give us the backing needed to expand the footprint of the Races – and to elevate the event offering for jockeys, trainers and punters nationwide – whether it’s on ground at the racetrack, in a TAB in a city or regional area, or at home.

“Distance and location are no longer barriers to being able to watch and bet on ‘The Melbourne Cup of the Outback’,” Mr Brook added.

“TAB is delighted to support the iconic Birdsville Cup for 2019. Our business is closely linked to Australian communities and we’re so pleased this year’s Birdsville races is a fully funded country TAB meeting. Tabcorp’s businesses are the biggest financial supporters of racing in Australia, last financial year we returned $1 billion to the Australian racing industry” Tabcorp Head of Wagering, Sean Scott said.

“Those not able to make the pilgrimage to Birdsville will be able to catch all the racing action on Sky Racing,” Mr Scott added.

With just over two weeks to go until the iconic Birdsville Races on September 6 & 7, 2019, event organisers are preparing to welcome an influx of more than 7,000 intrepid travellers to the tiny township of Birdsville on the edge of Queensland’s Simpson Desert for a bumper two-day program of thoroughbred horseracing, and unique Outback entertainment and activities.

The Birdsville Races is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.

As part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s Year of Outback Tourism, the bucket-list experience attracts visitors to Outback Queensland from the beginning of August, who set up camp early to enjoy the region’s yabby races, street parties and various other events that lead into the big Friday and Saturday race days.

Nominations for the 2019 Birdsville Races are set to close on Tuesday, 27 August 2019.

 
*Head to the Promotions page on the website to find out how to claim. Excl multis & quaddies. Applies to first racing bet (excl multis & quaddies) for existing customers only. Excl VIC & SA. Promotional T&Cs apply and available on website. Gamble Responsibly. 1800 858 858. www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.
Featured News

Punters quick to plunge on Cox Plate 2019

Punters were quick out of the gates to back a runner at double figure odds to win Saturday’s Cox Plate....

Avilius suffers bleed ahead of the 2019 Cox Plate

Triple Group One winner Avilius will undertake an enforced gallop in a bid to run in the Cox Plate after...

Melbourne Cup contender back on track after injury scare

Assistant trainer Sam Freedman says the stable has dodged a bullet with Steel Prince who will progress his Melbourne Cup...

Caulfield Cup winner suspended and fined $20,000

Damian Lane has been suspended and fined $20,000 following his win on Mer De Glace in the Caulfield Cup. Lane...

Mer De Glace wins Caulfield Cup for Japan

Japan has claimed a second Caulfield Cup victory in five years with Mer De Glace overcoming a slow start to...

Yes Yes Yes beats the older horses in The Everest

The youngest horse in the race has upstaged his older and more experienced rivals to win the $14 million Everest...

Caulfield Cup placegetters on target for Melbourne Cup

Trainer Danny O’Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne...

Cox Plate, Melbourne Cup bet could net punter $586,300

A punter with the TAB is confident that they have identified the winners of two Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Geelong Cup

The Geelong Cup is a Group Three race held at Geelong Racecourse each year. The 2400m event is held in October each year and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

 
 
Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.