Every now and then you’ll be sitting down talking all things racing and someone will drop some racing terminology that you’ve either never heard before or have no idea what it means. Here at Puntology we’ll try and put all things racing into our words, words of the punter. Age of Horse – All racehorses celebrate their […]
- the science which deals with the successful wagering on horses and the processes which act on them
- the art of winning on the punt
- the art of filling your pockets with cash at the expense of the bookmakers, the tote or your mates
Puntology is for the professional and mug punter alike. It’s the easy to use reference for all things racing so you can either beat the bookie, beat your mates or master the racing game.
When in the company of people in the horse racing industry it’s easy to get lost when they start talking about the parts that make up a horse’s anatomy. Here at Puntology we’re happy to give you the 101 Of Horse Anatomy.
In this edition of Puntology we explain some of the different types of betting that we can have on the horses throughout Australia. They are many and varied and with the explosion over the last decade of mobile betting, Australian bookmakers are offering punters a variety of ways to have a bet at a much […]
Everybody who races a horse does so for the thrill and fun of it. Sure, there can be some frustrating times. Just trying to get your horse to the track can be one of the biggest frustrations there is. But once you get there, there is no bigger rush watching your fine steed go around. […]
The Australian Group Races 2019 – 2020 season commences in August and below are all Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 races up until the end of 2020. Please note that all dates are approximate only. May-04-19 Gold Coast G2 Hollindale Stakes 1800m Weight-for-age May-04-19 Gold Coast G3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic 1200m 2yo […]
Melbourne has several major race tracks that are used throughout the year. Each track has their own layout where barriers can play a major part in determining the winner of a race. In this edition of Puntology we pass on our local knowledge to highlight some of the pitfalls of drawing certain barriers at certain […]
Sydney has 4 major race tracks that are used throughout the year. Each track has their own layout where barriers can play a major part in determining the winner of a race. While the weather throughout the year is normally fine and mild, Sydney is notorious for heavy tracks in the late Autumn due to […]
Brisbane has 2 major race tracks that are used throughout the year. Currently Eagle Farm is undergoing some remedial work to repair the track after the recent redevelopment went wrong. Both tracks sit side by side across the road from each other but have very different layouts. In this edition of Puntology we pass on […]
Perth uses 2 different tracks throughout the year. The Perth Racing Carnival is held on the Ascot Racecourse which is regarded as WA’s #1 premier track and is used throughout the warmer months. During the cooler months, racing is transferred to Belmont to rest Perth’s #1 track. ASCOT RACECOURSE Ascot Racecourse is Western Australia’s premier […]
Gear changes are a standard part of almost all form guides today. They list changes to the equipment that each horse will carry or wear into a race. A Trainer makes gear changes on a horse with the aim of either improving its performance or protecting the horse from the effect of physical issues (i.e. […]
Adelaide has 1 main racing facility at Morphettville however with 2 different tracks. The Race Club has about 35 racing meetings in the year with the major events including The Adelaide Cup, Australasian Oaks and Robert Sangster Stakes in March and Group 1 SA Derby and the Goodwood Handicap in May. MORPHETTVILLE RACECOURSE The Morphettville […]
1. CLASS INTRODUCTION In thoroughbred racing, the term “class” is used in two different ways. Firstly it is used to describe the different types and grading of races in Australia. The lowest end of the class hierarchy is a Maiden race. The highest end is a Group 1 Weight For Age (WFA) race. Secondly and […]