Australian Horse Racing Apps
The Australian horse racing apps market is a fairly compact one. With about a dozen apps being available for sports betting in general, some are more what you might consider horse racing apps ‘first and foremost’. Then there are the also rans.
Here, we look at what our review team considers to be the best horse racing apps in Australia’s sports betting apps market:
Best horse racing apps: Crownbet
Crownbet is an app that has it all for the savvy punter. Thoroughbred racing for Australia and New Zealand as well as international races, harness racing too. The horse racing home page shows you the races that are about to jump, and there are quick links to today’s and tomorrow’s races. By clicking more on the featured race you can view the whole field, with details of the jockeys and horses past races available. Crownbet have partnered with the Victorian Racing to provide live streaming of all races in Victoria, which you can view once you have logged in. Even greyhound racing is covered. Best of all is the simplicity of this app. Within a few taps on the app you should be where you need to, Create an account here.
Best horse racing apps: bet365
Bet365 caters to the requirements of the discerning horse racing punter. Great news is that by joining Bet365 with just a twenty dollar deposit, you’ll be eligible for a bonus deposit from Bet365 matched dollar for dollar. Why wouldn’t you join? This offer is valid for all Australian residents except those in WA, SA, Victoria & NSW and the dollar match is for deposits up to two hundred dollars.
Bet365 have an excellent range of racing, including Australian and NZ, UK & Ireland, some North American and selected international races (Dubai World Cup, French – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe). A good summary is shown for each race, with additional info usually a click or two away.
Best horse racing apps: Luxbet
Luxbet offers both domestic and international racing options, so is great for the punter looking to play at any time of day,Create an account here. Also great when you are chilling on a Saturday night and want a punt, the UK is covered so timing is good if you want a change from the dishlickers. The race form is a couple of clicks away for any race, and gives some good detail on the conditions of the track when looking at historical placings.
Best horse racing apps: Madbookie
Although you may not have heard of these guys as they don’t spend the same money as their competitors on advertising, they are a really good option for horse racing targeted specifically at the Australian market. You will pretty much need an Australian bank account to transact with these guys, but they offer a wide range of horse racing betting both domestically and internationally, including South Africa, Singapore and the UK/Irish market.You can sign up here, Madbookie mobile and don’t forget to check our review for your bonus code!
About the horse racing industry in Australia
The history of horse racing in Australia is nearly as old as the First Fleet settlement. Australians love of the gee gees remains just as strong today, with over 360 race courses around the nation, and over 30,000 racing horses registered, with 300,000 claiming full or part ownership of a horse. The industry claims direct employment of over 250,000 people on a full or part-time basis.
Some of the races are part of the national culture, including the best known race the “race that stops the nation” – the Melbourne Cup. However, for punters in the know this is rarely the best punting day, with many more predictable races and distances throughout the Spring Carnival.
There is a national governing body in the Australian Racing Board, which has taken over from the previously state based governing bodies, although all governing bodies are represented in the ARB. Victoria has Racing Victoria Limited, NSW has Racing NSW, Western Australia has Racing and Wagering WA – a government owned body, SA has Thoroughbred Racing S.A. Limited, QLD has Racing Queensland, Tasmania has the Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council, NT has Thoroughbred Racing NT and the ACT has the Canberra Racing Club.