Sale Cup News

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the $150,000 Sale Cup, which will run at Sale Racecourse this Sunday October 27, 2013. A total of 14 horses have accepted for the 2013 Sale Cup final field, including Mouro. Mouro has won four of his 11 race starts and has…

The Sale Cup

The 2017 Sale Cup is a Group 3 mile event held at Sale Racecourse in Victoria. The Sale Cup is open to horses aged three years and older and is run under handicap conditions.

Paying a total of $150,000 prize money, the Sale Cup is a fairly lucrative listed race and is usually well-attended by notable horses and racegoers alike.Sale Cup

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Run over 1600m, the Sale Cup is a great competition of local horses versus foreign raiders and major names from Melbourne.

The 2017 Sale Cup will be held on Sunday, October 29th, 2017.

History of the city of Sale

The annual Sale Cup horse racing meeting is held in Sale: a cathedral city in the state of Victoria, Australia. Hitherto an uninhabited wetland, it received its first settler, Archibald McIntosh, in 1844. Fired by the virginity of the then marshy country-which was only accessible via a punt across the Latrobe River-McIntosh established his “Flooding Creek” property thereby bequeathing the wetland its first name.

To open up the settlement to the outside world, a post office going by the same name (Flooding Creek) was opened on 30th September 1848. In 1851, the settlement was renamed Sale after its gazettement although the name change was officially recognized on 1 January, 1854 (in Memory of Sir Robert Sale).

From 1851, it benefitted from the Omeo gold rush because of its location and became an important service centre of East Gippsland region. The 1860s witnessed further expansion of Sale with the establishment hotels, shops, offices, courthouses among other innumerable amenities. The population hit the 1800 mark in 1863 and Sale was now declared a borough. It was later linked to Melbourne by road in 1865.

The 1880 saw the construction of the Sale canal that linked it to the open sea and this not only translated to the growth of shipping but also the establishment of a railhead. This culminated in Sale being a port in 1890. From a port, Sale became a town in 1924 and then a city in 1950.

Sale is endowed with abundant natural resources. The discovery of oil and gas in 1965 led to an economic boom, especially after it became the residential base of the Esso-BHP oil and gas exploration and development program. The building and construction industry was a major beneficiary of this boom.

The city has a vibrant electronic and print media with famous tourist attraction sites such as the 360° swing bridge-the only one of its kind in the world-and the wetland, which is a World Heritage area. The presence of modern communication facilities makes it easier for Australians to take part in online betting exchanges(in horse racing) in which the odds of a horse are set by the prevailing market conditions which are in turn determined by the activity of the bettors.

There are numerous sports that the people of Sale have embraced. This includes Australian Rules football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, badminton, tennis, and horse racing. In fact, the city has a horse racing club, the Sale Turf Club, which hosts about 20 race meetings excluding the popular, addictive, and money-minting Sale Cup (usually held in October). The high liquidity associated with the Cup is due to the fact that 80% of the total amount in the betting pool is shared out among the winning bettors. Besides, the online participation in betting by Australians will propel this annual event to even greater heights since the remaining amount will be distributed among the state, race track and horse men thereby providing the much-needed financial support.

Horse Racing

Horse racing, a major economic activity and the backbone of the multi-billion betting industry, was first introduced in Australia in 1834. Since the establishment of the first country racing club at Wallabadah in 1852 and the Wallabadah Cup thereafter, horse racing has grown by leaps and bounds making Australia one of the three leading thoroughbred racing nations in the world.

The popularity of betting in horse racing has led to the introduction of different types of betting. In “bet to win,” you stake money on the horse and if it comes first, the bet is a winner. In ‘bet to place,” you are betting on either your horse to finish the first or second position while in “bet to show” you are banking on your horse taking one of the three top spots. Given this wide field of choice, the probability of winning is quite high.

Thoroughbred Racing

There are various types of horse racing: Quarter horse racing, endurance racing, harness racing and thoroughbred racing. Thoroughbreds are the breed of horses that take part in thoroughbred racing, which is usually done over moderate distances but at very fast paces. A typical thoroughbred race is done on the flats or over jumps. There are two types of thoroughbred racing; flat racing, which takes place in an oval-shaped track and is based on speed and stamina, and jump racing which is run over long distances and the horses have to carry more weight.

The popularity of thoroughbred racing among Australians entices many of them to bet online given the fact that there is a positive correlation between betting and the fortunes of horse racing. For instance, when bookmaking was banned in America in the early 1900s, there was massive dissipation of interest in the sport until 1908 when Pari-mutuel Betting-wagering against all the other bettors and not the house-was adopted.

The Sale Cup

One cannot talk about horse racing in Australia without mentioning the energy sapping and adrenaline-inducing Sale Cup. In fact, every October, all roads lead to Sale. The Cup traces its origin from 1842 and it’s the most watched out meeting organized by the Sale Turf Club. The sheer number of stables who approve the race by participating in it is more than enough to make any Australian be part of the winning team by placing his/her bet online on the most likely horse to triumph. It is common knowledge that this event is a training ground for future racehorse champions. In fact, stars such as the mare Makybe Diva-the only racehorse to ever win the Melbourne Cup thrice in row-learnt her trade at Sale.

The organizers of this Cup have adopted a multi-dimensional approach by incorporating hospitality packages, promoting fashion consciousness and state-of- the- art race tracks to guarantee stress-free horse racing.

Past Great Winners

The success of the Sale Cup would not have been possible without the input of the following past great winners amongst others: Electromotive(2008), Mr. Baritone(2007), Emerald Jack(2006), Benedeti (2005), Inspire(2004), Lord Ardsley(2003), Panoramic Clad(2002), Oval Office(2001), Our Guided Missile(2000), Sir Linford(1999), and Perfect Harmony(1998).

It is prudent for Australians to engage in horse race betting, especially during the Sale Cup so as to further increase its popularity and create employment opportunities in addition to broadening the tax base.