For Australian and international horse racing fans, there are many spectacular races that take place every year in Australia. Horse racing is widely regarded as one of the biggest and most popular betting sports anywhere in the world attracting bettors from all corners of the globe. In the Australian horse racing calendar one of the biggest horse racing events of the year has to be the Wellington Boot racing carnival.
The “Boot” as referred to by the locals is held at Wellington racing club in March of every Year. The carnival has become one of the biggest and most popular country race meetings in New South Wales and indeed the entire country. Since it began in 1981, is has attracted a number of celebrities from all over the globe.
The Biggest Race in New South Wales
The Wellington Boot racing carnival is a two day racing spectacular which includes a series of racing events that aim to promote sports and tourism in New South Wales. The main Boot race is held at the end of the weekend on the Sunday. The race itself is run over a distance of 1100 meters for two year olds. The racecourse itself is oval in shape with tight turns making it a technically challenging race. The Wellington race track has three chutes, one at 1100 meters, one at 1400 meters and one at the 200 meter mark.
The Wellington Boot race is considered to be one of the most spectacular sporting events in the country. The total prize money is a whopping 100 000 Australian Dollars for the winner of the race. The Boot Carnival also features a 10 000 Australian Dollar trainer bonus for winning the boot and two other races. For the Jockey’s there is the Jockeys challenge for both male and female on the day with a 300 Australian dollar prize with a winning trophy.
The Boot Carnival Activities
The Wellington Boot is a carnival that caters for the whole family. In addition to the main racing events, the Wellington racing carnival offers a number of fun and exciting competitions and activities for all ages. One of the biggest events of the weekend is the fashions on the filed event. Here visitors don their best attire and stand a chance of winning one of the main prizes as the best dressed man or woman on the field. The yearling raffle has also become part of this historic event. A $25 ticket will ensure that you are in the raffle to win a Magic Millions yearling. The lucky winner can choose to keep the yearling or sell it at the auction on the Sunday.
Betting On the Boot
For international sports betting fans, the good news is that the Wellington Boot Cup is open to online betting. Bettors can go online and place any number of bets on one of Wellingtons greatest races. For those who are new to online horse racing, the best way to get started is by placing a standard win bet. This is a simple bet on which horse you think will win the race. For the more experienced bettors, the Boot offers an opportunity to place some of the bigger and more exotic bets.