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

British bookmakers say the cancellation of the Grand National because of the coronavirus outbreak will be devastating to the racing industry.

Jockey Club Racecourses have announced the biggest betting race of the year – which would have featured Tiger Roll going for a hat-trick of wins – will not take place at Aintree next month.

Betting on the race is usually in the vicinity of STG300 million ($A602,647).

“The cancellation of the Grand National meeting is a devastating loss for everyone and will cost the racing industry millions at a time when we are already feeling the strain of a completely decimated sporting calendar,” Unibet’s Brett Williams said.

“But it goes without saying the treatment and care of those suffering, or potential sufferers, of the coronavirus is paramount and Unibet fully support the decision made by racing’s governing bodies.

“This is an unprecedented situation we are all facing and it is extremely important the whole industry pulls together and adheres to the guidelines and reacts accordingly to all advice issued

“All bets on the Grand National have been voided.”

Simon Clare, PR director for Ladbrokes Coral, echoed Williams words.

“The Grand National is the biggest betting horse race of the year, so its cancellation is clearly a blow to the sport, to betting operators and to racing fans,” he said.

Racing in England will go ahead behind closed doors this week after Scotland and Ireland moved to spectator-free racing last Friday.

The famous Cheltenham jumps festival went ahead last week with more than 250,000 people attending over the four days.

*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 $500 bargain buy a future star?

I’m not saying this filly will scale any great heights, and no doubt there will be comments below after reading...

Hefty cobalt bans for father-daughter trainers

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has handed lengthy cobalt bans to father-and-daughter training partners Terry and Karina O’Sullivan. The...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes plunge on Japanese star

Punters think Japan will continue their dominance when they come down under via Danon Premium, who has been backed with...

11/4/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick, Queen Elizabeth Stakes day

Day Two of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday is shaping up to be one of the race meetings of...

Watch: Victorian Premier happy for racing to continue

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has given the state’s racing industry his support to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Tasmanian...

Snowdens want to retire Redzel

Dual Everest-winning sprinter Redzel may have run his last race with co-trainer Peter Snowden signalling retirement is looming. Redzel ran...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The is a race held at in New South Wales each year during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The ()...

Sydney Cup

The is a race held at in New South Wales each year during the Sydney Autumn Racing 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 © 2020 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.