Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
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
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Record wagering turnover was achieved across the three-day Warrnambool carnival

Record wagering turnover in excess of $62 million has been achieved across the three-day Warrnambool carnival.

Punters have shown their support for the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival with a record $62.12 million being wagered across the three days of racing.

With COVID-19 restricting the 2020 to a two-day meeting, wagering figures announced on Tuesday by the Warrnambool Racing Club were an increase of 19% on those from the 2019 meeting.

The WRC also announced an official crowd attendance of 26,549 across the three days.

While that may have been down on previous carnivals, COVID-19 restrictions allowed for only 12,000 patrons to be on-course each day.

WRC chief executive Tom O’Connor said the three-day carnival was a significant event for the Victorian thoroughbred industry as well as injecting $15 million into the local community.

“After a spectator free event in 2020, the goal was always to deliver a grand event for the Warrnambool community in 2021,” O’Connor said.

“Through the support of the volunteer committee, full-time staff, the casual workforce and contractors we were able to achieve this.

“The COVID-19 measures put in place worked well and were looked favourably upon by the Victoria Health authorities on-course during the event.

“The WRC set out to implement a COVID-Safe Event under the Victoria Governments Public Event Framework and we accomplished this.”

O’Connor said the club would continue to work with Racing Victoria on lifting the benchmark and maiden races to mid-week metropolitan standard while prize money increases for the Warrnambool Cup, Wangoom Handicap and feature jump races was also on the radar.

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

Free 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...

Watch 📺 Is this the biggest moral beat of the year?

The horse KING OF HEARTS (Sebring – Eloping) started at $26 so many people weren’t on it, but those who...

Winx’s sister breaks her maiden

A half-sister to four-time Cox Plate champion Winx has broken through for her maiden victory on the synthetic track at Pakenham....

Star stayer Zaaki returns a positive pre-race sample

Racing NSW stewards have fined trainer Annabel Neasham after Zaaki returned a positive pre-race sample during the Sydney autumn carnival....

Peter Moody

Peter Moody thinks Sandown should not be sold

Champion trainer Peter Moody has reiterated the call of fellow trainer Mick Kent for the Melbourne Racing Club not to sell...

Hall Of Fame trainer hospitalised after track accident

An accident at Morphettville trackwork has resulted in trainer Leon Macdonald being hospitalised. Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald...

Top jockey banned for 10 years for threatening to kill a racing official

Top New Zealand jockey Jason Waddell has been banned from racing for 10 years for threatening to kill a racing...

Tattersalls Tiara

The is a race held at and is the feature female event of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The () boasts...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or