The Townsville Turf Club has just announced a new sponsor for one of its biggest and best race days. This Great Northern race will be known from now on as the Mike Carmey Tomcar Great Northern Race Day, for2 year old Classic Race Day. The Townsville Turf Club says this race day has been well known throughout North Queensland and in particular racing circles as one of the best major race days in the state. The Turf Club is steeped in history and moved to its present race track at Cluden Park in 1882.
The feature race Great Northern is for two year old horses, and the prize money is for 100,000. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres, and the race day has been a significant part of the Turf Club’s history for over two decades. The Winter Racing Carnival and the Townsville Cup day is an event that has grown significantly during the last fifteen years or so, and is now regarded as one of the biggest and most popular race days in regional Australia. The Great Northern Cup day is one of the biggest social events in Northern Queensland. The Great Northern is run at Townsville at the beginning of winter, and at the last count there were more than twelve thousand race goers in attendance.
Townsville’s Winter Racing Carnival
The Winter Racing carnival at Townsville now begins each year on the first day of winter, 1st June. There are six great local races, featuring the celebrated 100,000 dollar Mike Carney Tomcar Great Northern 2 year old Classic. There is also a great carnival atmosphere, lots of family activities, and of course local bookmakers and lots of public seating at the side of the Turf. North Queensland runners face stiff competition in keeping the Great Northern prize at home, as this race attracts some quality horses from all over the state.
Many Exciting Races in Australia’s Calendar
There are so many well known and well attended horse races run in Australia every week. There are the world famous races, like the Melbourne Cup, and there are many smaller races, all producing their own interest and excitement. Australians love to wager on their horse races, and the opportunities for doing do are plentiful and often profitable. These races are usually connected to their own Racing Clubs of different states, who hold their own competitions. These Race Days are generally a hugely important social event of the home town or city, and as such always attract a large number of spectators and punters.
Horse racing is a very old sport. As soon as people discovered the fun of racing their animals to find out the fastest and strongest, betting on the outcome of horse races has been an integral part of society’s sporting calendar. Crown oaks betting can be done at the race track, or in betting shops, even in casinos, but the latest trend is to the speed and convenience of online betting. This is the most recent development in any sport, and today is one of the Australian punter’s favourite pastimes. Gambling has become one of the world’s most profitable industries, which is growing in every country.
Reputable betting sites are all ready to assist punters with the latest information on the form of the runners, the jockeys riding them, and all the different odds available.