Australia Horse Racing Highlights
In Australia, horse racing is a huge attraction for sports fans and for those who love to have a wager on their favourite sport. At Unibet.tv, the live streaming coverage extends throughout Australia and beyond. Some of the world’s most famous renewals lie in other parts of the world so it’s important to provide extensive reach in order for horse racing fans to maximise their enjoyment.
Spring Racing Carnival
Six separate meetings make up the Spring Racing Carnival and it’s a time when some of the world’s best horses, trainers and jockeys focus on Melbourne’s most iconic tracks. The Melbourne Cup Carnival goes off in early November but the remaining events provide a host of top class group ones.
Among the biggest races across the Spring Racing Carnival are the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate, the Moonee Valley Gold Cup, the VRC Oaks and the Victoria Derby. There’s a host of horse racing during October and November and Unibet.tv has it all covered.
The Melbourne Cup
The highlight for most racegoers is the Melbourne Cup but the country provides a host of high class meetings throughout the racing calendar. First run back in 1861, the Melbourne Cup is simply Australia’s most famous horse race. Known as ‘the race that stops a nation’, it’s one of the richest events in the world and that will naturally attract huge global interest.
The Melbourne Cup is the pinnacle of the Spring Carnival which focuses on a world class set of meetings in Melbourne throughout October and November.
Autumn Racing Carnival
Horse racing in Australia covers a large part of the year and, from early March onwards, attention switches to Sydney and the Autumn Racing carnival. Eight consecutive weeks of racing traditionally kicks off at Randwick with the Group One Chipping Norton Stakes and the action develops through March and April.
Other top class renewals to look out for during the Autumn Racing Carnival include the Golden Slipper, the Coolmore Classic, the Australian Derby, the Sydney Cup and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Once again, this is a time when the world focuses on Australian horse racing and, if you can’t be there in person to take in the action, Unibet TV is on hand to capture all the drama.
The official Spring Racing Carnival may be held in Melbourne but, over in Sydney, there is a meeting that has attracted a huge following since it debuted in 2017. The Everest takes place at Randwick during the Sydney Spring Carnival and some significant backing for the event means that it is the richest horse race in the world.
The Everest carries prize money in the region of $14 million and, rather than run a qualification process, it literally sells starting places. It’s an unusual event and it’s not without its critics but there’s no doubt that The Everest holds a special place in the Australian horse racing calendar.
The Grand National
Horse racing started to emerge in the UK hundreds of years ago and, some of the biggest meetings in the world were incepted from the 1700s onwards. Away from Australia, the UK and Ireland is the main focus for horse racing punters, and Unibet.tv streams coverage of a multitude of events.
The Grand National is, perhaps, the most famous of all horse races and, while it came along a little later in 1839, it is the day when casual and serious punters combine in a busy few hours for the sportsbooks. Run around four miles and 514 yards of the Aintree Course, the Grand National is a serious test of endurance with no fewer than 30 fences to be negotiated along the way.
Big prize money is on the table and for many, this is the highlight of the entire horse racing year.
UK’s Finest Meetings
As well as the Grand National, the UK hosts an extensive list of flat and National Hunt meetings. Royal Ascot is a popular event, stretching out across five days of top class action and a number of Group One renewals take place.
The Cheltenham Festival is highly anticipated and, for four days in March, the top jockeys, horses and trainers assemble for a world class meeting. The main focal point is Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup but there are many major renewals on the cards.
The Derby, The Oaks, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas are also listed among a vast range of UK horse races covered by Unibet.tv.
USA, France and more
In the United States, the Kentucky Derby is the equivalent of the Melbourne Cup while, over in France, it’s all about the Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe. Let’s not forget the Dubai World Cup and the Breeders Cup - just two more major horse races that are picked up by our live streaming service.
All around the world, there are countries with a proud horse racing heritage and it’s important to provide as much live action as possible.
Live Streamed Horse Racing
Horse racing is available on our live streams right through the year, so you can look out for these big meetings or you can get involved on a more regular basis. The greatest jockeys are involved, along with the best trainers in the business and there’s always something to look forward to.
Saddle up, place your bets and watch the live stream to see if you will be joining your own selections in the winners’ enclosure.