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

  • Scott Pascoe back on the winners list Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    Popular South Australian harness racing trainer-driver Scott Pascoe landed his first winner in more than 10 years when Samalise scored a thrilling win in the PFD Food Services Pace (1800m) at Globe De. […]
  • Bendigo racing history to go online Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    The result of every harness race run in Bendigo from 1855 to 1954 will soon be available at the click of a finger. It follows months of pain-staking research from passionate Melbourne-based harness ra. […]
  • Teaching an old horse new tricks Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    At an age when most horses are heading into retirement, Brettoneux has only just begun his harness racing career….
  • Harness Racing NSW to pump $2.8 million into prizemoney Tuesday, 20 February 2018
    HARNESS racing stakeholders in NSW will be the beneficiaries of … well as the upper echelon which are bred in the ‘Premier State’. This is timely as the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sales are. […]
  • Grand Circuit champion hangs on a miracle Monday, 19 February 2018
    The race to the top is on. And while the mighty champion Lazarus leads the way, it is not a given that he takes the harness racing title….
  • Bendigo harness racing history to go online Monday, 19 February 2018
    It is not the first time Peck, who previously worked for the former Australian Trotting Record publication, has compiled in-depth works for Victorian harness racing clubs. His previous research works. […]
  • Lazarus may need miracle to win mile Monday, 19 February 2018
    A Miracle Mile that Lazarus couldn’t lose is starting to look like one the champion pacer will struggle to win….
  • Marburg secures first TAB Meeting Monday, 19 February 2018
    Racing Queensland’s commercial strategy to convert non-TAB to TAB race meetings where possible has resulted in two TAB meetings being allocated to the Marburg Pacing Association for the first time i. […]
  • Two genuine chances for Dixon Monday, 19 February 2018
    Grant Dixon might have one hand on the 2018 NSW Derby with the exciting Colt Thirty One, but the champion Queensland trainer knows his opponents will be lining up to loosen the grip in Saturday night. […]
  • The big four on Miracle Mile night Monday, 19 February 2018
    These are the barrier draws for the Big 4 harness racing Group One races at Club Menangle on Saturday night, 24th February….
  • Huge driving effort sees Downs family raise big funds Monday, 12 February 2018
    HARNESS RACING: Stacey Weidemann had an evening to remember at Tamworth … Stacey’s three wins, coupled with a victory for Lola on Mac Sweet, raised $1600 in total for Australia New Zealand Gynaecolo. […]
  • Group fights to stop homes on Globe Derby Park harness racing land Sunday, 11 February 2018
    In December, the South Australian Harness Racing Club voted to sell off 70 per cent of Globe Derby Park to investment company GIC. Club president Richard Miller said this would secure the long-term fu. […]

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