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

  • Hyrhorec gambles on a harness racing future Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Don’t try and tell top trainer Ryan Hryhorec that harness racing has no future in South Australia….
  • Licensed trainer-driver disqualified four years Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards have concluded an inquiry that commenced on Monday June 19, 2017, into a report received from Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) that Cobalt abov. […]
  • Did My Field Marshall bleed? Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Stewards have concluded an inquiry into a report received that My Field Marshal NZ may have suffered a bleeding attack subsequent to winning Race 6 the ‘TAB.COM.AU 4YO. […]
  • Recommencement of disqualification Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards commenced an investigation into the involvement of Mr Shannon Wonson, a disqualified person, in the training of a registered standardbred on Wednesday M. […]
  • Russell Commens – 10 months disqualified Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW) Stewards concluded an inquiry that commenced on Thursday June 15, 2017, into a report received from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory that plasma Total C. […]
  • Louis Franc fined $1500 Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    The Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) Racing Appeals and Disciplinary (RAD) Board today heard a matter in regards to a charge issued by HRV Stewards under the Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR) agains. […]
  • Star mare rocked by sickness Tuesday, 27 June 2017
    Star New Zealand mare Rocker Band is the latest casualty for the Brisbane harness racing winter carnival. …
  • Brisbane is next for Butt Monday, 26 June 2017
    Tim Butt has fond memories of Queensland….
  • Bid to ‘unbundle’ racing rights rejected by Australian Competition Tribunal Sunday, 25 June 2017
    The Australian Competition Tribunal heard that racing.com … The proposal jointly put forward by Racing Victoria, Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria was also condemned by the tribu. […]
  • My Field Marshal shocks favourites to win Len Smith Mile at Menangle Saturday, 24 June 2017
    My Field Marshal is trained by Tim Butt and driven by his brother Anthony, who for much of the last two decades pillaged Australian harness racing riches, winning everything from Inter Dominions to a. […]
  • Butt brothers and Field Marshal upset Australian big guns in Len Smith Mile Saturday, 24 June 2017
    Butt’s decision to skip feature races in New Zealand earlier this season, in favour of a late season Australian raid … The Marlborough Harness Racing Club’s meeting was transferred to Addington beca. […]
  • Harness Racing Tips – Menangle (Sun) Thursday, 22 June 2017
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