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Australia Horse Races

Australia Horse Races
Horse racing is a key sport in Australia, with the Melbourne Cup been 2nd only to the State of Origin Rugby League in terms of national sporting interest, so it is no surprise that there are nearly 400 racecourses spread across the vast country of Australia.

Whilst not every race and race track in Australia offers live streaming to fans in the UK, if the race is shown, you can watch live via our Australian horse races live streaming.

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Australian Races Live Streaming


Here Is How To Watch Live Horse Racing With Bet365

Step 1: Click here to sign up to 18+(A funded account/deposit is needed) (If you already have an account go to step 2

Step 2: Click on “Horse Racing”, found at the left hand side of the page, in the darker area for desktops or at the top of the page on mobile devices.

Step 3: Find the race that is of interest to you and so long as a square with a > symbol appears, you can watch live.

Step 4: Click on the text stating the race (on the left hand side) and then on the play symbol to watch along live.

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Please note: Geo-restrictions do apply, a funded account and/or bet placed 24 hours prior to game is required for access.

Choose Where To Watch
All of these bookies offer live Australian races streaming, choose your favourite or simply the bookie requiring the lowest stake (the bet you need to place to watch live horse racing via the bookmaker).

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Australia Races Live

Australian racecourses are split into 3 district classifications: Metropolitan, Provincial and Country racetracks.

Metropolitans tracks are home to big group races and are the most popular racecourses normally located to the big cities including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Provincial races are one often located near to cities and towns but that don’t have the size and facilities to attract the top horses and race meeting whilst Country races are located near to smaller towns and settlements and are just of interest to locals.

For European based fans, it is the major Metropolitan racecourses that are covered by bookies, with many races available to watch live online.

100% Legal Live Streams

All of the live horse racing streams featured on GGTV are 100% legal and 100% safe. Many websites feature illegal streams that simply steal the content direct from the likes of At The Races and Racing UK and whilst there may be a small cost to watch the races via legal streams (but let’s face it you are likely to be betting on the action anyway!) you can be sure that there are no computer viruses and/or other nasty’s infecting your computer/phone/tablet when watching.

So How is GGTV Different?

The streams that we feature here on GGTV are offered by bookmakers who have paid for the rights to bring you live horse racing action, so you can watch races that you have bet on.

What Can You Watch?

Different bookies have different services with some only focusing on the UK and Ireland whilst some bring you the action from all around the world. If you are after a specific race, please visit our preview section or for all races from a specific track, check out our track guides.

You can also click on the bookies in the table above for all the info you need.

Watch Racing From Australia

Whilst horse racing in Australia often goes overlooked by British and European racing fans, aside from the Melbourne Cup of course, but that is a huge shame as it is one of the countries in the world offering not just high quality racing but a high quantity of race meetings throughout the year.

Horse racing is the country has a long history going back to soon after the first Europeans settled in the country and now offers over 350 racecourses that are in the akin well equipped with starting gates, phot finish cameras and automatic totalizators (or tote board) to give fans in attendance all of the key information.

With so many racetracks spread across the country it will come as no surprise that horse racing is one of the leading spectator sports in Australia with only Rugby League, the dominant football code and sport in the country, eclipsing it.

There are more racecourses in Australia than any other nation and it is second only to the United States of America in terms of the number of horse racing and registered to race and it is also third in terms of the amount of prize money offered throughout the year coming behind only the USA and Japan.

Horse racing in the country is under the control of the Australian Racing Board, with each state own Principal Racing Authority aboding by the laws and rules set down by them. These rules are set out in the Australian Rules of Racing which helps to keep the racing and standards consistent across all of the Australian states.

Whilst racing in Australia takes place through the calendar year in Australian, the main race season is usually thought of as been in spring and autumn when the main racing carnivals, race festivals, take place.

Amongst the biggest meetings of the Australian racing calendar are the Melbourne Cup, the Victoria Derby and the VRC Oaks whilst standout races include the Golden Slipper Stakes (a group 1 race for 2 year olds run over 1,200 metres and held at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney), the Caulfield Cup (A group 1 handicap race for horse aged 3 and over run over 2,400 metres at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne) and the W S Cox Plate ( group 1 race run over 2,040 metres by horses aged 3 and over at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne).

With no horses native to the Australian continent, it was mostly from the breeding stock of South African racehorses that the developing sport relied on in the early days when the former slave ship the Lady Penrhyn brought a stallion, a colt, three mares and two fillies from Cape Town.

Of course it didn’t take long for the country to start producing their own race stock and their own bloodlines and now Aussie racehorses are exported around the world as leading race hordes, especially to America, where Australian horses have enjoyed huge amount of success.

Australian horses and jockeys lead an international life with many working across Asia as well as at home, especially in the likes of Singapore, Japan and South Korea whilst many now make the trip to Dubai and even Europe on regular occasions.

Never miss a race from Australia’s top racecourses again by signing p to one of our great Aussies races live stream partners and watch horse racing form Australia.

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