Horse Race Betting

There are no guaranteed winners in horse race betting, but here at, we have a few pointers to boost your chances of making a profit long-term.

There are no guaranteed winners in horse race betting, but here at, we have a few pointers to boost your chances of making a profit long-term.

The very first thing we recommend that you do is take advantage of the many free bets and deposit bonuses on offer with australian bookies to increase the size of your betting bank. After all there is no better way to make a profit on horse race betting than betting for free!

Once you’re signed-up with a number of firms, you’ll be able to take the best odds available. For example; why back Makaybe Diva at odds of $5.00 with Bookmaker A when you can bet on the same horse at $5.50 or $6.00 with Bookmaker B or C?

You’ll also be able to make use of the various bonus offers and money back specials promoted by bookmakers to gain enhanced winnings or a level of insurance on your bet. For example; Say Manikato is a $4.50 favourite at Bookamkers A & B, but Bookmaker B is offering money back if your horse is 2nd, then surely a punt with Bookmaker B makes more sense as you’ll get a refund to have another shot, should the selection run 2nd.

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Follow Top Trainers In Top Races

Trainers such as Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman don’t come along very often, but it can pay to follow handlers which have a good record at a certain racecourse or an affinity with a particular meeting or event.

Cummings is best known for training a record 12 Melbourne Cup winners, now imagine picking up on his attachment to ‘the race which stops a nation’ after say the first couple of wins!

Freedman’s charges have won four Golden Slippers, four Caulfield Cups, two Cox Plates and five Melbourne Cups, so he certainly knows how to prep a horse for a big races and the family still train today.

Victoria based Peter Moody trained exceptional unbeaten mare Black Caviar and has been responsible for many other notable race wins.

With a swag of Group 1’s to his credit including the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup, David Hayes is the only Australian trainer to win the Japan Cup and has continued in his father Colin’s footsteps to become hugely successful.

With a Melbourne Cup, Adelaide Cup, Blue Diamond Stakes, Emirates Stakes and Cox Plate wins on his CV, Mark Kavanagh is a consistent high achiever and his runners should always be considered when making your horse race betting calculations.

Other top trainers to follow include Peter Snowdon and Gai Waterhouse, while punters can make their lives a lot simpler by including every runner from the Waller stable in their Sydney selections, such is his dominance there.