The town of Murwillumbah lies in the foothills of the McPherson Range in the Tweed river volcano valley of New South Wales, about 800 kilometres north east of Sydney and about 13 kilometres south of the Queensland border.
The Tweed River Jockey Club Racecourse is situated in the scenic Tweed Valley just three kilometres north of Murwillumbah, with the dramatic backdrop of Mount Warning. This Jockey Club conducts eleven Race Meetings a year, one of which is the prestigious Murwillumbah Cup.
The top racing day in Australia’s racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup, is always a grand celebration held at the beautiful Murwillumbah Racecourse, and it keeps getting bigger and better, with several thousand racegoers turning up for the day’s events.
The ultimate racing action for June each year is the Tweed River Jockey Club’s most prestigious race of the year, the Murwillumbah Cup. This is run over a distance of 2000 metres, which distance favours all the stayers in the field. The race carries a prize of 33,000 dollars. The prize money for the whole day’s racing is 148,000 dollars. The Murwillumbah Cup is the main event of the busy winter racing carnival at Murwillumbah, during which this was the venue for three big racing meetings in quick order. A good deal of excitement is also to be had by the fashion contests held at the course during the winter carnival, as well as the various activities set up to entertain the children of all the race goers.
Whether punters are interested in a once a year bet, or more serious betting, there will be at the course a strong local and interstate bookmakers ring, and tote, to cover all the local racing.
There is a Great Love of Horse Races in Australia
The love of horse racing among the population of Australia has increased with the growth of all the racing events being held every year in the farming and industrial towns throughout the country. Betting on these races, especially online betting, has also grown in leaps and bound s and is now one of the favourite pastimes of all punters in Australia.
Form of the Racers should be Studied
There are basically three different types of horse racing, thoroughbred, steeple chasing and harness racing. Thoroughbred racing is by far the most popular, and horse races are held in most countries of the world. There are hundreds of race courses worldwide, and over 350 of them are in Australia. Punters usually want to know the condition of each race track before placing a bet, as well as the form and parentage of each horse, details of the races each horse has run in the past and from which post position at the gate the horse will start. This is known as studying the form, and is supposed to enable the punter to determine which horse will win the race. Certainly, taking into account all the variables will help increase the chances of predicting a winner.
The simplest bet the punter can place is the win bet, and then the place bet, and the each way bet, which is a wager on two possibilities, that the horse will win or be placed. Predicting the outcome of a race is not a science, but can certainly be a skill that can be acquired by punters willing to do a little research.