Betting

Horseracing

Superb day, great fields, but where were the punters?

Max Presnell Only 25,525 went to Royal Randwick on Saturday for an outstanding program on a brilliant day, confirming racegoing is struggling to be a popular spectator sport in Sydney.

Horse Racing

Shamus Award drifts in betting for Australian Guines

Michael Lynch When a three-year-old takes on his elders first up in Group 1 company and runs a respectably close third, he might be expected to tighten up in the market for a classic race against his own age group...

Racing

Rubick bolts to top of Golden Slipper betting

SPORT Rubick ridden by Brenton Avdulla wins the first race at Rosehill on Saturday 25 January 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Exciting was the word for Rubick's first race-day appearance, which shot him to favouritism for the Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper, at Randwick on Saturday.

Tom Waterhouse's betting blues

Tony Wright dinkus.

Tony Wright Bookmaker refused big wager on his mother's horse

A mug's guide to Melbourne Cup betting success

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Nash Rawiller riding Fiorente wins the Dato'Tan Chin Nam Stakes during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 14, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Kyle Mackey-Laws When it comes to the Melbourne Cup, as a collective group of gamblers, we suck. Big time.

Racing

Racing looks to Asian betting pools for shore up revenue

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots With the footy finals behind us, the Spring Carnival starts in earnest and racing gets its annual moment in the sporting spotlight.

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Singo's doubts over top mare not reflected in early betting with bookies

No joy between Singleton and Waterhouse (Thumbnail)

Michael Sharkie Despite John Singleton's concerns regarding the condition of More Joyous before last Saturday's All Aged Stakes, punters showed no hesitation in backing his mare to win her ninth group 1.

Horseracing

Inquiry to use betting books, phone records

GAI & ROBBIE WATERHOUSE

Kate McClymont, Nick Ralston Controversial racing identity Robbie Waterhouse is set to be drawn into the stewards' inquiry that has embroiled his wife, trainer Gai Waterhouse, his bookmaking son Tom and the family's former close...

Horseracing

Boxing or betting: the ring knows all

Max Presnell

Max Presnell Gai Waterhouse had an easy points win over John Singleton in the second of their title series on Monday but lost one round on a foul.

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Horseracing

Never mind the betting, just sit back and watch this gem sparkle

Max Presnell dinkus

Max Presnell Budding champion Atlantic Jewel is easy to tip but hard to back in Saturday's Underwood Stakes at Caulfield, while Hawkspur, given an added boom by Jim Cassidy, is at more attractive odds for...

racing

Owners, jockey charged in Astronomer betting inquiry

Chris Roots Racing NSW stewards have charged two owners with laying their own horse to lose on Betfair and a jockey with not allowing it to run on its merits in a maiden at Goulburn on June 16.

Horse Racing

Oliver 'hurt' by betting allegations

Damien Oliver

Andrew Eddy Damien Oliver today issued a statement claiming he had been "hurt" by allegations in today’s Sunday Age that the jockey had bet $10,000 on a rival horse in a race in which he was riding.

Oliver betting scandal: Opposition to push for inquiry

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker The Victorian opposition will ask the state's racing watchdog to launch an inquiry into the handling of the Damien Oliver betting scandal by Racing Victoria.

Cup favourite jockey Damien Oliver admits to betting scandal

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker AUSTRALIA'S top jockey Damien Oliver - who will ride equal favourite Americain in today's Melbourne Cup - has admitted to racing authorities that he bet on a rival horse in a 2010 race and expects to...

Handling of betting scandal simply shameful

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Andrew Eddy Incompetence is nothing new to sports administration. In this country, racing has ebbed and flowed in its fortunes over the years depending on decisions made by men and (a handful of) women at the...

Horseracing

Oliver set to plead guilty to betting, misconduct charges

Damien Oliver on Melbourne Cup Day.

Michael Sharkie Jockey Damien Oliver is expected to plead guilty on Tuesday to two charges of misconduct relating to bets placed on his behalf on rival horse Miss Octopussy in October 2010.

Jockeys to answer questions on betting

Jockey Damien Oliver

Patrick Bartley JUST three months after champion rider Damien Oliver was outed for 10 months for placing a $10,000 bet, another three jockeys are embroiled in a betting inquiry.

Horse Racing

Jockeys embroiled in new betting scandal

Jockey Michael Walker.

Patrick Bartley EXCLUSIVE Just four months after champion jockey Damien Oliver was outed for 10 months for placing a $10,000 bet, another three jockeys are now embroiled in another betting scandal.

Police demand CCTV footage in illegal betting ring investigation

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Chris Roots POLICE have demanded CCTV footage from a Camden pub as they investigate an alleged illegal betting ring operating on harness racing.

Racing

John O'Shea hopes Gypsy Diamond can help him finish on a high

Chris Roots John O'Shea would love to finish his time as a public trainer with a group 1 win with Gypsy Diamond in the Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.