Jumps racing has a rich history, right back to when riders would race “from steeple to steeple” and over every obstacle in between. Now with standardised soft brush jumps it represents the real heartland of community racing, that is accessible for riders and trainers and a fantastic day out for everyone who comes to watch.
Beginning in Warnambool in March, you can celebrate the very best of jumps racing this season. With over 60 races throughout Autumn and Winter and an increase in minimum prize money at every race, it’s a fantastic environment to make a pick and back your judgement!
To kick it off, our five country premium meetings prize money has been lifted to $35,000 per race and at our two metropolitan midweek meetings - a massive $50,000 a race.
The six-race season-ending meeting at Sportsbet-Ballarat will again be headlined by the Melbourne Cup of jumps racing, the Grand National Steeplechase which will offer a record $630,000 in prizemoney. Increases in prize money will also apply to the showcase JJ Houlahan Hurdle and the three restricted races.
Experience the excitement of Jumps Racing at its finest this season.
The Coleraine Racing Club is host to Australia's oldest ongoing jumps race, The Great Western Steeplechase, having first been run in 1858 and still going strong today.
The Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is truly one of Australia’s most iconic racing events. Three straight days of racing action over the jumps and on the flat, each day bigger than the last.
Experience the famous live hedge steeplechase at Casterton Racecourse, racing 3 times a year, you won't find another race day like it.
A highlight of the jumps racing calendar is the E-Cycle Solutions Grand National Jumps Day. With $615,000 available in prize money and a race card of six jumps races; the day brings together the best jumps horses in Australia.