Australian Horse Racing Comparison

Sports Punter now has an Australian Horse Racing Ante-Post Betting Odds Comparison service available. This service compares the odds of Australia's corporate bookmakers, giving punters the opportunity to shop around, and find the top odds Betting with the best odds will result in significantly larger profits when you win.

Click Here for our ante-post comparison service. Please note that the free service is restricted to a limited number of bookmakers. Our Premium Service is available on a try before you buy basis, and uses more bookmakers.

There are many online bookmakers in Australia that allow you to bet on most horse racing meets. Most of these offer promotions which make them a much better alternative to the TAB. On this page we describe the horse racing products on offer from the online bookmakers to help you select which is most suitable for you.

Sportsbet accepts wagers on Australian and international horse, harness and greyhound racing. City Best, Country Best, Fixed Odds, Top Fluc, SP, Quinellas and Trifectas are available for thoroughbred racing and harness and greyhound are paid at Home Tote. Racing All-Ups as well as Racing and Sport Mulitbets are available online or over the phone. All are available to 10 legs.

  • City Best Plus

    Select City Best Plus when placing your thoroughbred Win and Each-Way wagers online for Metropolitan meetings (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) and you will receive the better of the dividend declared by the three Australian TAB's or the Starting Price (SP).
    Only one company offers best of the three for the place portion of Each Way wagers - Sportsbet!

  • Lucky Loser

    Sportsbet's Lucky Loser bet allows you to select one horse in each race listed on the Lucky Loser race card that will be unplaced. That's right! Pick a horse in each race that does not pay a place dividend and you win.
    The individual odds for each horse you back to lose are multiplied together for all the races on the Lucky Loser bet card to maximise your dividend.

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  • IASbet

    As Australia�s leading bookmaker since 1973, IASbet offers the best in Product, Price, Privacy and Service. Better odds than TABs and Bookies, a global range of markets, high bet limits and innovative weekly specials are standard member benefits.

    Established in 1996 by bookmaking legend Mark Read, IASbet is a publicly listed ASX company and Australia�s leading corporate bookmaker. With turnover in excess of $1.3 billion the organisation provides a complete safe and secure environment for your deposits and winnings. IASbet is subject to independent review and audit ensuring maximum security.

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    A selection of welcome bonuses

    SuperPrice - better odds than TABs & bookies*
    Bet SuperPrice and be guaranteed that the payout will exceed at least 2 Australian TABs. In fact SuperPrice often exceeds all Australian TAB operators for Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound 7 days a week. Bet types: Win, Place, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Multiple and Flex-betting. For more details click here

    Racing - world-leader in horses harness & greyhound
    IASbet offers a daily price service on all Australian Horse, Harness and Greyhound racing. Plus New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong horse racing. Bet types: Top Fluctuation, Fixed Price, Exotics, Early Bird (pre-post), Track Odds, SP and Future Racing.
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    THEclub - racehorse owners & breeders privileges
    Are you a racehorse owner or breeder? THEclub, assures you of the best odds available, and provides you with an exclusive rebate scheme. It's free to join, just register your horse/s with Customer Services and reap the rewards: Top Odds + 10% | 10% Rebate | $100 Free Bet.
    For more details click here

    Mark Read�s 2nd chance specials
    Ever had your sure bet beaten by a neck or miss its target? IASbet takes the heartache away with daily money-back specials on Australian Racing, as well as selected AFL, NRL and English Premiership matches.
    For more details click here

    Best odds at the highest betting limits on the Net
    IASbet caters for all betting requirements from the casual $1 punter to high rollers & bookmakers. IASbet operates at the lowest of bookmaking margins, which equates to the best odds available for punters.

    Easy deposits, fast withdrawals
    IASbet makes banking easy through a comprehensive range of secure solutions:

  • Credit & Debit Cards - Instant deposits via Visa or MasterCard Credit and Debits Cards.
  • POLi - Instantly transfer funds from your Australian bank account absolutely FREE, 24/7 year-round.
  • BPay - Deposit from your Australian bank account via the Internet or through telephone banking.
  • Bank Transfer - Make a Local or International bank-to-bank transfer to fund your account.
  • Neteller - Enjoy the convenience of instant deposits and fast withdrawals through this leading e-wallet.
  • Moneybookers - Popular e-wallet offering Instant deposits and fast withdrawals via multiple funding options.
  • EntroPay - Instant deposits for all MasterCard or Visa Card holders anywhere in the world through a pre-paid virtual visa card.
  • Mail Cheque - IASbet accepts Cashiers, Bank Drafts, International Money Orders or Personal Cheques, mail to us today.

    Accepted currencies: AUD, NZD, GBP, EUR, CAD, SGD, MYR, RMB, and HKD.
    Hours of Operation: 24/7 Internet betting, Telephone betting and Customer Service.
    Licensing: Australia
    Customer Service: Superior Customer Service available 24/7 via phone, e-mail and live chat.
    Website: Go to IASBet

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    Sporting Australia also have a wide variety of betting options for Australian horse racing.

    • MaxiDiv

      MaxiDiv is unique to Sportingbet Australia and guarantees you a dividend greater than the largest dividend paid by the three TAB's (NSW, VIC and UniTAB).

      This product is win only and is available seven days at all venues up until post time. Eachway bets are accepted, however the place portion is paid at the official UniTab dividend.

      The maximum dividend paid out under MaxiDiv is $100.

    • Quinella

      Sportingbet Australia offers quinellas on all thoroughbred races. Quinellas are paid at UniTab odds. We also offer you Box Quinellas and Standouts.

      The maximum dividend paid out for a Quinella is $200.

    • SP Insurance

      Available only on selected feature racing events, as published on the website. This product gives you the security of fixed price wagering together with the potential for greater odds at the end of betting.

      Punters who take a fixed price bet on a selected metropolitan feature race will be credited with the SP (starting price) dividend should this offer higher odds than their fixed price bet.

    • Best Odds

      Best Odds pays the better of the official bookmakers starting price (SP) and the final dividend offered by one of the three Australian TAB's. Win and Each way betting is available subject to the following rules.

      Internet bet - Best Odds pays the better of SP and the final dividend declared by the UniTAB only.

      Telephone bet - Best Odds pays the better of SP and the final dividend offered by one of the three Australian TAB's as nominated by the client when placing the bet.

    • Fixed Price

      This is Sportingbet's daily fixed price service, available when you ask for a quote over the telephone or choose the price product on the internet.

      We offer fixed price betting 7 days a week on thoroughbred racing only. Win and Each Way betting is available subject to the rules as published on the internet.

    • Starting Price (SP)

      This is the official and final bookmaker's price at the time the race begins.
      Available 7 days on all thoroughbred races.
      Win and Each Way betting is available subject to the rules as published on the internet.

    • Best Fluctuation

      Offers you the best of the official published bookmakers fluctuations.

      Internet bets - best fluctuation bets accepted over the internet up to 30 minutes prior to the race on Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and major Adelaide race meetings. Win a maximum of $5000 at the best fluctuation; balance of the stake placed paid at SP.

      Telephone bets - must be placed prior to 12pm AEST; this product is available at meetings determined by Sportingbet Australia. Win a maximum of $10,000 at the best fluctuation; balance of the stake placed paid at the official bookmakers SP.

    • Win Only

      This is when you bet to win first place ONLY in an event - that is, there is no payment for coming 2nd or 3rd. A win only is also known as 'straight out' betting.

    • Place Only

      This means you bet that a specified horse will finish amongst the nominated placings of an event, usually 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Place Only dividends will be paid at tote odds.

      When placing place only bets on the telephone, the customer can choose which tote. Internet place bets are all paid at UniTab odds.

    • Each Way

      Where you bet to win and/or be placed in an event. This requires a bet amount for each possible outcome (win and/or place).

      Each-way bets are subject to Sportingbet's rules (see site for details).

    There are no credit card charges for depositing with Sportingbet.

    Click Here to Bet on Horses With Sportingbet Australia


    As many punters already realise, there are many factors that make Betfair their punting destination of choice.

    Back and lay and trade:
    The Betfair betting experience is the most unique around as we are a betting exchange.

    Thanks to Betfair's exchange format, you have the choice of backing or laying. It's the only place in Australia you can do it.

    Get the best value:
    By betting against other punters, you get an average of 20% better odds on win & place markets than the tote#. Take the Golden Slipper for example, where eventual winner Phelan Ready would have given you a whopping 25% better dividend than the TAB

    Bet right up to the winning post:
    The exciting new phenomenon of betting live, in-running online on all Wednesday and Saturday metro meetings. - has been highly popular among punters, proving that the dying second isn't dead yet. Find out more about betting in-the-run at Betfair's dedicated site.

    The racing punter's one-stop shop:
    The Australian Racing Zone is a one-stop shop with schedules, form, live feeds, results archives, odds comparisons, horse, trainer and jockey statistics, and much more. We reckon it's the best resource going around for the horseracing, harness and greyhound punter.

    Click Here to Bet on Horse Racing with BetFair

    Flemington Sports Bet

    With almost 20 years in Victorias sports betting industry, we are Victorias Original Sports Bookmaker.

    Operating out of our offices at Flemington racecourse we provide a wide range of betting options on Australian and International Sports as well as providing a full phone service on all Melbourne metropolitan race meetings.

    Flemington Sportsbet is a partnership between licensed bookmakers, Norm Short and Jason Sylvester.

    Flemington Sportsbet is a Victorian Government (Australia) Licensed Sports Bookmaker and is guaranteed by the Victorian Bookmakers Authority. Racing Victoria regulated for Sport and Internet betting. Betting on Australian and International Sport Governed by the VBA Code of Conduct.

    Flemington Sportsbet offers a variety of betting options on all horse racing such as:

    Best Tote

    Best Tote is available on all metropolitan race meetings. Best Tote win guarantees a dividend equal to the highest official win dividend paid by any of the three Tab�s (NSW, VIC or QLD) Best Tote place guarantees a dividend equal to the highest official place dividend paid by the three Tab�s (NSW, VIC or QLD).

    Middle Tote

    Middle Tote is available on all provincial and country race meetings.
    Middle Tote win guarantees a dividend equal to the second highest win dividend paid by the three Tab�s (NSW, VIC or QLD) Middle Tote place guarantees a place dividend equal to the second highest dividend paid by the three Tab�s (NSW, VIC or QLD).

    Top Fluctuation

    The highest official fluctuation as recorded by the Australian Pricing Network (APN) during the entire pre-race betting period . Top Fluctuation is available on metropolitan racing up until the first fixed odds price call comes through, usually approximately 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the race.

    Flemington Sports Bet Accepts:

    Credit Card Deposit
    Bank Account or BPay Deposit
    Credit Card Withdrawal
    Bank Account Withdrawal

    Go To FlemingtonSportsbet

    This page wouldn't be complete without mentioning the TAB. With lower odds and the TABs big profit margins ripping into your betting account, the online bookmakers are a better bet. Some bookmakers will even offer promotional odds such as best of 3 TABs to guarantee you the best prices.

    This website is for Australian sports betting and only promotes Australian bookmakers. Overseas punters are advised to use our International Sports Betting site which includes more horse racing information from a wide variety of bookmakers.

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