Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
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

Chris Waller opened the Rosehill Boxing Day meeting with yet another victory but the leading trainer would have loved to have seen more people watching Hawkspur continue a winning streak.

Hawkspur made it three wins on the trot with victory against a small field in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1900m) in front of disappointing crowd of racegoers at the Sydney racetrack.

“It’s hard to begrudge Sydney racing but just bear a thought that Melbourne are racing for $80,000 today and we’re racing for $42,000,” Waller said.

“I’m not whingeing at all, but we’ve got to promote these types of days.

“We’ve got to get people to the races. People had their big family day yesterday and want something to do. Create a bit of atmosphere and have a short, sharp program to get people to the track.

“I’ve got a family too and I want them to come when there’s an atmosphere.”

The Summer Cup meeting on Boxing Day is traditionally held at Randwick but has been shifted to Rosehill while Randwick’s facilities are being renovated.

Randwick will be available for autumn carnival racing but Waller is looking to the Brisbane winter with Hawkspur.

He said lead-up races to the Queensland Derby would be likely targets.

Corey Brown has been aboard for all of Hawkspur’s wins and Waller resisted the temptation to use a claiming apprentice despite the gelding’s 59kg.

“I was tossing and turning all week about whether I should have been claiming on him or not but Corey got him into winning form and now he’s won three in a row with Corey on,” Waller said.

“He just keeps taking another step. He had a bit of weight today but he beat them fair and square.”

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free List of the Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

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

Owner banned over death of horse

An owner has received a 21 month ban from ownership following the body condition and subsequent death of a horse....

Star female jockey may not ride again

Star female jockey Raquel Clark is unsure if she will be allowed to get back into the saddle following her...

Australian G1 winner dies in Hong Kong

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut has died in Hong Kong after being injured in an accident on a walking machine....

Watch: This’ll Testya shows she is something special

Boom mare This’ll Testya was sent out as the short priced favourite at Ascot and she lived up to her...

Champion mare Winx to be a mum

The owners of champion Winx are expected to confirm she is successfully in-foal to super sire I Am Invincible in...

Watch: Scary scenes as police open fire at stablehands

Races at Turffontein on Saturday night were delayed as scary scenes broke out across the racecourse after police opened fire...

Photographer hit by runaway horse

Watch: Photographer hit by runaway horse

A photographer has been taken to hospital after a horse broke through the running rail at an Irish meeting overnight....

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
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.