Rockhampton’s exciting Winter Carnival and Newmarket Handicap
Rockhampton’s biggest races and feature race days is set to entice more trainers and owners to the tracks. Prize money for the prestigious Newmarket race which is run annually in June will now be 100,000 dollars. There will also be three additional races with good prize money offered. As noticed at the races recently, the numbers of trainers and owners have travelled large distances to be part of the racing carnivals held at Callaghan Park race track in Rockhampton. The Newmarket becomes the third 100,000 dollar race in the Rockhampton racing calendar, alongside the Rockhampton Cup and the Capricornia Yearling Sale Classic. The additional investment in the Newmarket prize money is a just recognition of the quality and class of the race.
Callaghan Park Race course at Rockhampton is widely regarded as the hub of racing in central Queensland. The winter racing carnival starts on 25 June, and during the following week the feature race, the Newmarket handicap, takes place. The week long racing extravaganza attracts some of Qujeensland’s top horses.
The Newmarket race is run over a distance of 1300 metres and is an open handicap race.
Famous Horse Races or Small Country Races
Australians love to bet on their horse races, whether it is one of the famous races or one of the races held in a small country town. Sports facilities these days offer an array of available bets on every possible sport, so it is becoming more and more simple to choose a favourite sport and place a bet on the outcome.
Statistics show that horse racing in nearly every country of the world is one of the most popular sports that punters choose to bet on. In the horse racing world there is a variety of bets that the punter can choose.
There are the ordinary bets, like the win, the place and the each way bet, but also possible are the more exotic bets, like the trifecta, or double, or treble bets. Also different sports sites may offer different odds. Sometimes the exact conditions for the bets will differ from country to country, so it is always wise to find out the details before placing a bet.
Methods of Choosing Winners
Statistics also show that about one in every three races is won by the favourite. By simply betting on the favourites, the punter can increase the odds of winning. Betting on favourites can be an easy method to use when it comes to placing a bet on a horse.
The odds will drop considerably, however, on these horses, as so many people have placed a bet on them. Also it is wise to remember that who will end up in the winner’s circle does not depend on past performances. It depends entirely on what happens in a specific race, on a specific track, and under certain conditions. When the punter is learning to become successful at picking a winner, he has to develop an ability to evaluate the available information. As with other gambling games, there are some basic bets and some long shots. It is a good idea to learn the difference.
This is not an easy path to follow, as betting on horse racing is a skill, not really a game of chance. Experience is valuable when it comes to picking winners.