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How to bet on favourites in horse racing

How to bet on favourites in horse racing

Favourites win more often so it makes sense to bet at the top of the market. This article outlines several ways in which the punter can make healthy returns by betting on favourites. We also consider some of the traps that punters must avoid in order to achieve positive revenue outcomes.

August 5, 2020 | By More
A quick guide to the Melbourne Cup 2020

A quick guide to the Melbourne Cup 2020

If you are based in Australia and enjoy staying up to date with the world of horse racing, you’ll likely have heard of the Melbourne Cup. The Cup is Australia’s most famous thoroughbred horse race. It takes place every single year. Horse racing fans and jockeys come from across Australia just to see what all […]

June 23, 2020 | By More
Track bias in horse racing – an important guide for punters

Track bias in horse racing – an important guide for punters

Track bias can offer great assistance to the serious punter. Understanding the nature and origin of track bias allows the punter to gain more confidence in the assessment of race form. Some horses are ruled out of contention by track bias whereas others gain significant advantage. However, it is important to identify the bias and […]

March 20, 2020 | By More
Big punters love to bet on horse racing in Australia

Big punters love to bet on horse racing in Australia

Australia is a world-leading environment for betting on horse racing. No wonder some of the biggest international punters regularly come to this part of the world to bet on the big races. Horse racing is a super popular sport in this country, and as such is highly regulated and controlled. Racing authorities quickly deal with […]

January 13, 2020 | By More
Reasons why you shouldn’t stop punting on horse racing

Reasons why you shouldn’t stop punting on horse racing

You’ve come across many articles in the media telling you countless reasons why you should stop punting on horse racing. There are so many negative stereotypes. It makes you feel guilty about continuing with your favourite past-time activity. But have you wondered why people still bet the horses, and why new ways to bet keep […]

November 30, 2019 | By More
2019 Melbourne Cup analysis – runner by runner

2019 Melbourne Cup analysis – runner by runner

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation and viewed by millions of people world-wide. First run in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is indelibly linked in the Australian psyche for over 150 years. The Melbourne Cup is an Australian institution so finding the winner is an important national challenge, up there with singing […]

November 5, 2019 | By More
Derby Day – the finest of thoroughbreds and fashion

Derby Day – the finest of thoroughbreds and fashion

The Spring Carnival in Melbourne is one of the biggest sporting carnivals in the world and kicks off with Victoria Derby Day, the greatest thoroughbred race day of the year. There is nothing like being in Melbourne for Cup week and not even a wet Saturday will dampen the spirits of the near hundred thousand […]

November 2, 2019 | By More
2019 Cox Plate historical form analysis

2019 Cox Plate historical form analysis

The 2019 Cox Plate is the first of the post-Winx era. The great mare was successful in the past 4 years (2015-2018) putting the race out of reach for the best of the best. The Cox Plate winner is the champion of champions for that season. No other race encapsulates what it is to be […]

October 26, 2019 | By More
Red-letter day at Caulfield for Villagebet free racing tips

Red-letter day at Caulfield for Villagebet free racing tips

A barnstorming finish by Super Seth in the Caulfield Guineas capped off a red-letter day for villagebet’s free racing tips. Super Seth was the “Weekend Special” on Villagebet’s Racing Tips and Best Bets page on the Saturday morning. Super Seth was also top selection for the Guineas in our historical form analysis feature, published every […]

October 25, 2019 | By More
Bet Boost increases your winnings on horseracing markets

Bet Boost increases your winnings on horseracing markets

Bet boost adds a little extra to your bet dividend. It’s available as you place your bet, so just click on the bet boost button and watch the size of your potential winnings increase. Boost your bet and increase your winnings on sports and horseracing markets. Whether you win or lose, getting good odds on […]

October 20, 2019 | By More
Caulfield Cup – a race rich in grit and history

Caulfield Cup – a race rich in grit and history

The attention of racegoers across the nation turns to Caulfield this weekend for the running of the Group 1 Caulfield Cup, one of Australia’s big quartet of feature horse racing events. The Caulfield Cup is rich in history and previous winners include most of the champions of Australian racing. It is the premier mile and […]

October 18, 2019 | By More
Caulfield Guineas Day – Australia’s current and future stars

Caulfield Guineas Day – Australia’s current and future stars

Caulfield Guineas Day is one of Australia’s greatest race days. Every year, the elite thoroughbreds of Australia compete to establish who is best in class. The day features a smorgasbord of prestigious Group Ones, highlighted by the stallion-making, premier mile race for 3YOs in the country. The Thousand Guineas for fillies The first Group One […]

October 12, 2019 | By More
Turnbull Stakes and Epsom headline Flemington and Randwick

Turnbull Stakes and Epsom headline Flemington and Randwick

The Turnbull Stakes and the Epsom are the main features at Flemington and Randwick today. A total of 4 scheduled Group Ones signal an emphatic return of the Spring racing carnivals, after close of the football seasons. Each week at Villagebet, we offer a unique perspective to form analysis by trying to identify winners based […]

October 5, 2019 | By More
So Si Bon ready for G1 glory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

So Si Bon ready for G1 glory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and the George Main Stakes are the two feature Group One’s this weekend. Both offer plenty of value for punters. The 1600m George Main Stakes is a WFA feature in the harbour city. Down south in the Victorian capital, Caulfield hosts the Sir Rupert Clarke, a 1400m handicap. Caulfield feature […]

September 21, 2019 | By More