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

  • Show trotting resurgence Saturday, 19 May 2018
    The Marburg Show for 2018 has come and gone. For the second year, the Marburg Pacing Association, Garrards Horse and Hound and the Royal George Hotel Rosewood have provided a two hour window of harnes. […]
  • Hill and Duggan make it four straight Friday, 18 May 2018
    Harness racing duo Paul Hill and Ricky Duggan stretched their amazing winning record in The Elderslie Horse Care and Spelling Two-Year-Old Sweepstakes Final to four years in a row in Hobart on Friday. […]
  • Debutante driver straight on to winners list Friday, 18 May 2018
    Cobram Harness Racing Club’s meeting earlier this month belonged to Samantha Govers, who drove her first winner within an hour of her first drive in a race….
  • Alanah Pitt scores her first win at Wagga Friday, 18 May 2018
    The trip back to Hay was made a lot easier after harness racing driver Alanah Pitt scored her first win at Wagga on Friday….
  • Infamous Swedish caller’s ‘greatest’ hits Friday, 18 May 2018
    Despite a number of attempts, the Punters.com.au  team hasn’t been able to track down the identity of the infamous caller of Swedish racing but it’s fair to say he’s a bit of a character. …
  • HRNSW to consider local rule after change of tactics rule scrapped Friday, 18 May 2018
    The contentious guideline will be repealed by all states in coming weeks after Harness Racing Australia earlier this week confirmed AHRR44 would be scrapped. New notice: State controlling bodies will. […]
  • SPORTS SCENE – Colchester County story within a story Friday, 18 May 2018
    The duo won one of their pairs games. Finck returned home from Australia with an interesting harness racing photo-finish from Albion Park in Adelaide. Finck felt that the winning horse, Somepartysomew. […]
  • Steward takes action over social media slurs Friday, 18 May 2018
    Chief harness racing steward Barbara Scott will give written notice of possible action against trainers and reinsmen who have made derogatory comments about her on social media….
  • Impressive fields for Carnival of Cups Thursday, 17 May 2018
    Cowra Harness Racing Club president Darryl Davis couldn’t be happier with the fields for this Sunday’s Carnival of Cups meeting….
  • Albany inquiries finalised – Suspensions Thursday, 17 May 2018
    RACE 5 – ALBANY HARNESS RACING MEETING 16 FEBRUARY 2018…
  • Jilliby Kung Fu leads Aussie charge at Harness Jewels Tuesday, 15 May 2018
    IT is more than 30 years since a team of Aussies so large and talented raided New Zealand harness racing. You have to go back to the 1995 Christchurch Inter Dominion, won by champion Aussie stayer Gol. […]
  • Retired Ballarat pacer Savesomtimetodream selected for national retaining project Tuesday, 15 May 2018
    He is back in training, but not for a racing campaign this time. The son of Village Jasper has been selected for a special starring role in a Harness Racing Australia retraining program, “There Is N. […]

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