Australian Harness Racing Betting Tips

Australian Harness Racing

Harness racing in Australia and New Zealand is also know as the “Trots”, which is short for trotting. Standardbred horses are used in both pacing and trotting events and races are usually between 1600 metres and 2650 metres. Harness racing differs greatly from thoroughbred horse racing and has its own set of laws and rules governing what can and cannot be done by the driver during a race.

Handicapping occurs in harness racing just as it does in horse racing and varies based on age and ability of the horse.

The Inter Dominion is one of the largest and most famous harness races in the country, in which horses from Australia and New Zealand have contested since 1936, alternating between AU and NZ each year.

Major Group 1 Harness Races

  • Miracle Mile
  • A G Hunter Cup
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Victoria Cup
  • Australian Pacing Championship
  • Australian Pacing Gold
  • Inter Dominion Pacing Championship
  • Inter Dominion Trotting Championship

Latest Australian Harness Racing News

  • Horsham hosts service tender to Pegasus Spur Wednesday, 16 August 2017
    The Horsham & District Harness Racing Club in conjunction with naming rights sponsor of the 2018 Horsham Trotters Club, Woodlands Stud NZ, have today launched their 2017/18 trotting stallion service t. […]
  • Bill’s Memory comes flooding back Tuesday, 15 August 2017
    Harness racing trainer-driver Bill Trembath is rapt to just have a runner in the Race To Royalty, but in Hows The Memory he may have much more than just a competitive starter….
  • New General Manager of Integrity appointed Tuesday, 15 August 2017
    Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has appointed Brent Fisher as General Manager of Integrity. …
  • First nominations received for Inter Dominion Monday, 14 August 2017
    The first harness racing nominations have been received for the TABtouch Inter Dominion, which commences at Gloucester Park on Friday 24 November 2017….
  • Who Killed Kenny wins at Newcastle Monday, 14 August 2017
    Who Killed Kenny looked right at home in taking out the Newcastle City Holden Pace last at the Newcastle Paceway on Saturday night. Trained by Danny Mackney at Nemingha the Kenneth J – Fakin Romar. […]
  • Night racing continues at Bankstown Paceway Monday, 14 August 2017
    All of the action and excitement of live harness racing continues at Sydney’s Bankstown Paceway this month as part of the Canterbury Bankstown City Council Cup winter festival of racing….
  • History of harness racing book set for launch during world conference Monday, 14 August 2017
    The book, World Harness Racing was co-authored and edited by Jerry McCabe and … Finland and is one of the biggest sports in Sweden and is very popular in France and Australia. “The betting is a big. […]
  • Dispute could hold up other infrastructure plans Saturday, 12 August 2017
    Is the standoff over the future of Albion Park causing the delay in other infrastructure project allocations and announcements?…
  • Island publisher launching book called ‘World Harness Racing’ Saturday, 12 August 2017
    Australia and New Zealand — all raced to participate. Jerry McCabe, managing editor and co-author of World Harness Racing, says the selection of driving legends chosen by the sport-governing bodies. […]
  • Qld time limit rule changes needed Saturday, 12 August 2017
    All legs of the WDC will be televised live on Sky Racing, starting tomorrow morning Australian time. Eleven of the top harness racing drivers from around the globe will compete in the first of five le. […]
  • Qld time limit rule changes needed Friday, 11 August 2017
    It is quite a long time since arrests were made in South East Queensland harness racing, related to alleged “race fixing” practices….
  • What’s happened to harness racing, and why does it keep happening? Friday, 11 August 2017
    What’s happened to harness? I’m fortunate to have one good friend who follows harness racing across Australia very closely. He’s taught me a huge amount about gate speed, last halves, handing up. […]

Other Harness Racing Websites