$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200*
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonuses*
$502 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $502 in bonuses*
Deposit $100, Bet with $350
Sign-up, deposit $100 & receive $250 in bonus bets. That's $350 to bet with!*
$400 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$250 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 in bonuses*
$200 in Bonus Bets
Get your first deposit matched with up to $200 in bonuses*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

Industrial action that threatened to disrupt Saturday’s Caulfield Guineas race meeting has been called off.

The bans and stoppages were cancelled after 47 track and maintenance workers at Caulfield accepted a pay rise of 4.5 per cent a year from the Melbourne Racing Club on Friday.

More than 30,000 people are expected at Caulfield on Saturday to watch the Group One $1 million Caulfield Guineas and champion sprinter Black Caviar’s bid to win her 14th race from as many starts in the Group Two Schillaci Stakes.

Melbourne Racing Club chief executive officer Alasdair Robertson said he was pleased the matter had been resolved ahead of the club’s most important week.

“It was unfortunate timing for any proposed action so we’re very pleased it has been resolved and we’ll just go ahead with what we expect to be a terrific week,” he said.

“I found it disappointing that members of this industry would seek to take action during such a critical time.

“The Guineas day is the first of the major race days, so it is probably why action was targeted that day.

“The club always believed that they put forward a very generous offer and during further discussions overnight, a compromise was reached between both parties that is satisfactory to both the club and the workers.”

Australian Workers Union Victorian secretary Cesar Melhem said the outcome was sensible and gave its members the pay deal they were seeking, with the 4.5 per cent a year pay increase calculated on a compounding basis.

In a three-year deal, the Melbourne Racing Club previously offered a 4.2 per cent a year pay rise to be calculated on a 2011 rate.

Melhem said the workers were relieved that the action on Saturday did not have to go ahead.

“They work tirelessly all year for these big race days and would have been more disappointed than anyone if there had been disruption,” he said.

“Along with all the rest of us, they can now look forward to seeing Black Caviar race tomorrow.”

He said the union hoped to achieve the same pay increase for its members at Flemington and Moonee Valley.

AAP TURF

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Big Bets – 19/8/2017

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Punters Smash Japanese import

The Japanese should always be respected when they come down under and punters have launched into one at Caulfield in...

Would Winx win the Melbourne Cup?

We take a look at the stats, figures and history of the Melbourne Cup to see if Champion mare Winx...

Crazy bookmaker takes on Winx

One of Australia’s biggest bookmakers is set to take on the Mighty Mare Winx this Saturday in the Group 2...