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: AAP

Mike Smith has ridden a record-breaking 217th Grade One winner on Omaha Beach in the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita.

Smith surpassed the mark set by retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey to set a new mark for United States thoroughbred racing.

“Jerry is someone that comes from my hometown,” Smith said.

“I was born in New Mexico, but raised in Texas, in El Paso, where he’s from. His father was my dentist, so he’s always meant a lot to me, so to surpass him means a whole lot.”

Smith won four stakes on Saturday’s card.

Santa Anita had pushed opening day of its winter/spring meet back two days because of concern about rain.

The track has been under fire with 37 horse deaths at Santa Anita since last December.

Omaha Beach was forced to miss this year’s Kentucky Derby because of entrapped epiglottis. The colt is set to be retired after next month’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup in Florida.

“This is really special for us, opening day at Santa Anita,” winning trainer Richard Mandella said.

“After all the trouble we have been through this year, this place is The Great Race Place and we all need to remember that.”

 
*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...

Darwin Cup results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Darwin Cup. The Darwin Cup was raced at Darwin racecourse on 2/8/2021....

Jockey gets last laugh after social media attack

After race 7 at Lismore finished on Friday, a bloke got onto twitter and just attacked the rider. Firing words...

COVID scare forces staff change at Moonee Valley

Track manager Marty Synan and his staff were looking to racing returning at The Valley following a four-month break. But...

Verry big decision awaits James McDonald

Leading Sydney jockey James McDonald has less than three weeks to make a decision on whether he will partner Verry...

Watch 📺 Late contender for sick beat of the season

There isn’t many races left in this years racing season but we have had a late contender for the worst...

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 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.