Horse Racing Carnivals

If you're wanting to bet on a major thoroughbred horse race in Australia, chances are it's a part of a horse racing carnival.


Australian racing doesn't typically cater to the one-off races - with exception for The Everest, and punters will often find the big races being a part of a larger carnival, such as the Melbourne Spring Carnival or the Sydney Autumn Carnival (The Championships).

Betting throughout these carnivals is where Australian racing thrives and there's a big global audience attracted to the carnivals.

The most popular betting carnival is the Melbourne Spring Carnival, which emcompasses races such as the Melbourne Cup, Darley Classic and many more Group 1 races.

The Championships is another high-quality carnival held over two consecutive Saturdays at Randwick. With some of the world's best horses in action, punters love betting into these markets.

Australian horse racing carnivals to bet on


From big to small carnivals, punters can bet on them all. Markets open depending on the racing schedule but many of the big carnival races are open all year round for punters to snap up the value on offer.