Albury Races News

The Albury Racecourse is hosting its highly anticipated Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival at the moment, which draws in thousands of spectators and punters for the fantastic racing on the track, but just as importantly the fantastic atmosphere the Carnival produces. The Carnival is regarded as one of the…


Albury Races

The Albury Race club at Lavington, New South Wales, conducts sixteen races for thoroughbreds every year. The highlight is the club’s own – the Albury Gold Cup – run in March each year. The Albury Races are much sought after by race lovers around the country.

The Club’s humble beginnings date back to 1840. The first race to be run was from Hovell Tree to the botanical gardens. In 1881, the Albury Racing Club was formed. As early as 1886, bookmakers were allowed on the field of the Albury Races. By 1920, the totaliser was operating and by 1946 Albury Club had the photo finish camera installed. After these events, the race club saw a steady rise in popularity and crowds. In 2008, a record number of 20,117 race goers witnessed the Albury Gold Cup. The prize money at this stage was a whopping AUD $125,000. In 2009, a new sand training track was developed at the Albury Race Club.Albury Races

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Come March, when the hype from the 2012 Melbourne Cup is well and truly over, the Albury Race Club starts preparing for the fun-filled grandeur of the Albury Gold Cup. It is usually a two day racing event and is filled with festivities. This event attracts crowds from all over Australia and is an elite social gathering. Throughout the racing period, buses operate from central Albury to the racecourse every thirty minutes. The cost of this bus service is very reasonable.

The racecourse has car parking facilities for a limited number of vehicles, but the patrons have to use buses or taxis to get to the tracks. As with all racing events, the Albury Races has prizes for fashion in three categories: the Millinery; the Men’s Classic Race Wear; and, the Women’s Classic Race Wear.

The fashions in the field is judged using a number of criteria. First stage contestants are examined closely to see if they have fulfilled the dress and accessories criteria. If the criteria have been satisfied, they are given a fan with a number on it and then proceed to the heats in groups of ten. The top three contestants are then selected in each heat and finalists are announced. The top ten from the preliminary will go to final judging. The judges then select the top three. The contestant with the highest score is the winner of the 2008 Myer Fashions and a runner up is also announced.

There are also the pulsating races. These races are usually the class races, maiden races and the trophies. Apart from the Albury Gold Cup, the club conducts other races too. The Albury races are conducted throughout the racing year. Intervals are used to host entertainment events. The members’ lounge overlooking the race track is ideal for weddings and parties.

The Albury Racing Club’s main bar has recently been refurbished and services include: full bar facilities and free car parking. Apart from the Albury Races, the beautiful gardens offer a number of locations perfect for holding a marquee style wedding or special event.

Some of the other Albury Races you can place an online bet on are: the Twilight races; the 300 Club Race; the Commercial Club Race Day; the January Race Day; and, the May Race Day. Perhaps the biggest highlight so far in 2009 at the Albury Races took place on the 27th of March. On this day, the horse – Cape D’Amore – pipped the finish to take the 2009 Albury Gold Cup. Bolle came in second followed by Aussie Bomber and Grand Champion. If you note the statistics, you will see that Cape D’Amore was tabbed $7.10 for the win and $2.10 for a place, whereas for Bolle it was $1.30 and for Aussie Bomber $5.20.

Apart from the usual bets, such as the Quinella, Trifecta, Group or Maiden, there are many other kinds of betting types when contemplating a bet on the Albury Races. The Daily Double is an interesting type of bet where one bets on the winners of two races before the race begins.

The Jackpot lets you pick six winners in six races. The prize money is enormous. A bet on a Future event is one of the most profitable. At the beginning of every season the sports book lists odds for all horses to win a particular event. These odds keep changing as the racing day approaches. If you win, you get paid at the original odds you took. You bet on the horse and the jockey in this betting system.

Many online bookmakers give customers a certain amount of free cash to begin their online betting experience. They also give the latest Form Guide free of charge. The Form Guide provides such information as: the race name; number; race time; weight; jockey colours; distances won; earnings per race; trainer; race time; and, race history.

The Punters’ Challenge is one of the Albury Race bet types, where teams of eight people bet and place wagers of $1500. Annual membership to the club is only AUD $90. This provides admission to the race course and access to the members’ bar for all Albury races. This includes the much anticipated 2010 Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival.

You can place a bet on the Albury Races online

It doesn’t matter if you can’t make it the Albury Races. There is no need to travel or fight the crowds. You can place all bets online – at home. Even if you are stuck at the office or are flying half way around the world – you need not worry. You can easily wager online. From the Albury Races all the way up to the Melbourne Cup, you’ll find the best odds online. All you need is an online bookie and the Internet. You will never miss out on placing a punt on the Albury Races again. Why should you when it is as convenient as placing a wager online.