Quirindi, Host Town of the Quirindi Cup
Quirindi is a small town on the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia, in Liverpool Plains Shire. At the 2011 census, Quirindi had a population of 2 580. It is known as the Gateway to the North West, and is the nearest link to Gunnedah to the west and Tamworth to the north. The local economy is based on agriculture, with broad acre farming dominant on the black soil plains to the west and livestock grazing in the hilly eastern part of the district. The town is on the Kamilaroi Highway 15 kilometres northwest of its junction with the New England Highway at Willow Tree.
The Quirindi Racecourse is located at Wallabadah Road, Quirindi NSW. The racecourse is operated by the Quirindi Jockey Club and has raced for more than a century with 4 presidents and 3 secretaries since 1946. The Quirindi Racecourse is known as the show course of country racing.
Racecourse Facilities and Events
The racecourse has a full range of facilities available including a bar and dining room that overlook the course. The Quirindi Jockey Club hosts 15 meetings annually including the Akubra Quirindi Cup and G. A. Hill Lightning Handicap. Quirindi Jockey Club is set to host one of its finest feature race meetings of the year on February 19, 2016. Akubra Hats will sponsor the $35 000 Quirindi Cup for the twenty ninth year. One of eight TAB races set for the day, the Akubra Quirindi Cup should once again prove popular with local racegoers.
The $25 000 Julie Green Lightning Handicap will be another feature race set for the day along with other races sponsored by Harvey World Travel Tamworth, Quirindi RSL Club, The Community Mutual Group and The Tragics.
The Quirindi Racecourse
The track is regarded as one of the better surfaces in northern New South Wales and many provincial and local trainers are expected to nominate their horses for this race meeting. The racecourse is graded as a dead 4 track and features starts for 1000m races to 2000m races.
Horse racing is quite popular these days mostly as a betting sport with highlights like Caulfield Cup betting. This is largely due to the fact that it is designed in such a way that bets can be very easily and comfortably placed on the sport, and with the country races such as the Akubra Quirindi Cup becoming ever more popular with punters as events to wager on between major events. In fact Australia officially has the most race courses of any country in the world. And there was a total of over 14 billion Australian dollars wagered through 2009 to 2010.
With such a big community in Australia, horse racing punters have an opportune chance to get in on the betting world. While betting on these smaller local races isn’t quite as big as Melbourne Cup betting, it is still an excellent opportunity to make a little extra cash if you pick the right horse. And, thanks to online betting sites, you don’t even have to travel to Quirindi to place your bets. Simply log in for around the clock access to the best selection of odds.