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Horse Racing Betting Sites

We rank and review all the best betting sites & apps for horse racing in Australia.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites List

Neds

Best Overall
  • The most options, features & extras
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, money tracker, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, same race multis, money back odds, pick your own odds, and special bets (eg. odds vs evens)
  • No live streaming
  • Higher fixed odds exist
Choose Neds
Best Racing Bookie in Australia
Visit Neds Go to website
Website: neds.com.auFounded: 2017
Owner: Entain plcHeadquarters: Bowen Hills, Queensland
Neds Betting
Neds App Australia
Neds Racing Betting

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Neds only launched in 2017 but it has quickly become one of Australia's most recognisable bookies. We reckon that Neds is Australia's best horse racing betting site because they offer punters a huge variety of markets, features, race day statistics and price information, and, of course, great odds. We also like that Ned's support team is available 24/7, that their app for Apple and Android phones is fast and packed with features, and that they accept PayPal and many other instant deposit methods.

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PlayUp

Highest Odds
  • Market-leading racing prices
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Form guides and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, tote + 5%, and exotics
  • Limited extra features
  • Fewer payment options
Choose PlayUp
Generous Bookie, Best Fixed Odds
Visit PlayUp Go to website
Website: playup.com.auFounded: 2007
Owner: PlayUp Interactive Pty LtdHeadquarters: Sydney
Play Up Australia Sports Betting
Playup Australia App
Play Up Australia Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

PlayUp is one of Australia's newest betting sites (launched 2019) and is quickly making a name for itself as one of the best - especially among professional punters. You can expect fast and simple betting apps, a really helpful customer support team, plenty of generous extras, a top fantasy betting platform in Draftstars, Same Game Multis, Best Tote odds, and most importantly - the best fixed odds offerings in Australia. Overall, PlayUp is a great choice for both serious and casual punters - especially if you're looking for high odds without all of the gimmicky features of other bookies.

Playup.com.au

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Moneyball

Best app
  • Unique betting app, odds and markets
  • Most AU and NZ races, some INTL races
  • Speedmaps, form guides, race/runner comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'top 2', fixed 'place', and special bets (eg. head to head)
  • Totes coming soon
  • No same race multis
Choose Moneyball
Intuitive App, Best for Multis
Visit Moneyball Go to website
Website: www.moneyball.com.auFounded: 2015
Owner: YoLo InvestmentsHeadquarters: Darwin
Moneyball Website
Moneyball Australia App
Moneyball Selling Points

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Moneyball re-branded from a fantasy-only betting platform to an app-focused sports and racing bookmaker at the end of 2021. Today, Moneyball certainly doesn't offer the range of betting options that you'll find at sites like Bet365 or Sportsbet but they do offer the best multi odds in Australia, daily custom markets, arguably the simplest and quickest app experience, along with creative quizzes, prediction competitions, and specials. You can also expect cash out, fast payouts, and an above-average number of esports options.

Moneyball.com.au

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BetBetBet

Best New Bookie
  • Excellent service and doesn't limit
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, and exotics
  • No betting apps
  • Limited ways to deposit/withdraw
Choose BetBetBet
Honest & Personal Local Bookies
Visit BetBetBet Go to website
Website: betbet.net.auFounded: 2021
Owner: BetBetBet (James Filgate & Lyndon Hsu)Headquarters: Melbourne
Bet Bet Bet Australia
Bet Bet Bet Racing
Bet Bet Bet Sports Betting

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

BetBetBet is owned and operated by a Melbourne-based team and run by local bookmaking legends. Needless to say, the 50+ years of on-course experience that these guys carry means you'll get a fair, respectful, and personalised service. BetBetBet is missing plenty of features and less-popular sports markets, but with Best of the Best odds on metro races, competitive fixed odds, and a clean and easy-to-navigate platform, this is a top choice for more experienced punters who are sick of the corporate bookies. BetBetBet also processes withdrawal requests at least twice a day using Bendigo Bank instant withdrawals - meaning you'll get your money fast.

Betbetbet.net.au

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Bet365

Value on Outsiders
  • Unique features, odds & markets
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and special bets (eg. 'cover bets')
  • No speedmaps, tips etc.
  • No Same Race Multis
Choose Bet365
Best Multi Builder & Cash Out
Visit Bet365 Go to website
Website: bet365.com.auFounded: 2006
Owner: Hillside (Australia New Media) Pty LimitedHeadquarters: Darwin
Bet365 Australia Betting Site
Bet365 Australia App
Bet365 Australia Live Betting and Streaming

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Bet365 is the biggest betting site in the world - and for good reason. Bet365 Australia has everything - the most markets to choose from, the most deposit and withdrawal methods, the best live streaming and live betting services, and some of the best odds. While the old-spreadsheet design might put some punters off, it's hard to look past the sheer range of markets and features offered by Bet365 Australia.

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Booki

Best for NZ races
  • Top fixed and tote prices
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Form guides and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, tote + 5%, and exotics
  • Limited extra features
  • Fewer payment options
Choose Booki
Competitive Offering, 24/7 Support
Visit Booki Go to website
Website: booki.com.auFounded: 2021
Owner: Booki.com.au Pty LtdHeadquarters: Sydney
Booki Australia
Booki Australia App
Booki Racing Betting

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

One of Australia's least well-known corporate bookmakers, Booki is a small Aussie-owned operator that launched in late 2021. Despite its relative anonymity and lack of self-promotion, this betting site offers it all. A huge range of Australian and international races, sports and futures options, same game multis, cash out, Best Tote + SP, 24/7 support, fast payments, Android and iOS apps, and best of all, market-leading pre-match and pre-race fixed-odds prices across the board. As with any small operator, we'd love to see even more markets and payment options but if you're a punter who hasn't got a Booki account yet then we reckon you're missing out.

Booki.com.au

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Dabble

  • Copy expert tipsters & chat with punters
  • All AU, NZ and many INTL races
  • Follow tipsters, copy bets, banter with punters
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top 4, best tote + starting price, and exotics
  • No betting website
  • Missing traditional racing features
Choose Dabble
Follow Experts & Banter with Mates
Visit Dabble Go to website
Website: dabble.com.auFounded: 2021
Owner: Dabble Sports Pty LtdHeadquarters: Dariwn, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Albury

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Aside from the lack of deposit and withdrawal options (card and bank transfer only), Dabble is a quality new bookmaker with the real potential to alter Australia's betting landscape. Dabble offers users the ability to follow friends and tipsters, copy their bets, and banter with other punters betting on the same games or races. As well as taking social betting to a whole new level, Dabble has a deep range of racing and sports markets at competitive prices and a slick app with quality on-call customer support. Overall, Dabble is worth trying out, even if you don't think 'social betting' is really your thing.

Dabble.com.au

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MidasBet

  • New, simple, and easy to use
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, and exotics
  • Less international markets
  • Not as many features
Choose MidasBet
Excellent for Racing, Launched 2022
Visit MidasBet Go to website
Website: midasbet.com.auFounded: 2022
Owner:Headquarters: Sydney, NSW
Midas Bet Australia
Midas Bet Racing Betting
Midas Bet Sports Betting

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Built on the popular GenerationWeb betting platform, MidasBet is a new bookmaker that focuses on offering a simple, deep, and reliable product with plenty of generous extras. MidasBet launched in July 2022 and offers all popular betting options including local and international horse and greyhound racing plus pre-match and futures markets for around 15 different sports. Racing is MidasBet's key strength, with Best Tote odds for all Aussie gallops, plus exotics, full form guides, price flucs, fixed win and place odds, and racing futures.

Midasbet.com.au

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WinnersBet

  • Always good value with generous extras
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, and exotics
  • No betting apps
  • No same race multis
Choose WinnersBet
Aussie-Owned, Opening Specials
Visit WinnersBet Go to website
Website: winnersbet.com.auFounded: 2020
Owner: Da HeHeadquarters: Melbourne
Winner Bet Australia
Winners Bet Racing
Winners Bet Sports

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

WinnersBet may not have the fanciness and features of some of Australia's biggest corporate bookmakers but when it comes to no-nonsense betting with high odds and a simple betting platform, WinnersBet takes the cake. WinnersBet offers a range of sports odds but they excel for horse racing with Best Tote odds on all Aussie races, Best of the Best odds, a protest payout, and high fixed odds.

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Ladbrokes

  • Reliable bookmaker, great for beginners
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, money tracker, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, same race multi, money back odds, pick your own odds, and special bets (eg. odds vs evens)
  • Same as Neds
Choose Ladbrokes
Quick Payments & Great Support
Visit Ladbrokes Go to website
Website: ladbrokes.com.auFounded: 1886
Owner: Entain plcHeadquarters: Brisbane
Ladbrokes Australia
Ladbrokes Australia App
Ladbrokes Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Founded in 1886 in the UK, Ladbrokes moved to Australia in 2013 where it has since made a name for itself as one of Australia's most popular betting sites. Ladbrokes Australia acquired Neds in 2018, so you will find similarly great racing markets and features on the two bookies including full-form guides, racing and betting stats, and price fluctuations. With fast deposits, a range of top sporting markets, consistently high odds, and simple, secure betting functionality, Ladbrokes definitely deserves its status as one of Australia's best bookmakers.

Ladbrokes.com.au

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Betstar

  • Many ways to pay, fast payouts
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, money tracker, pick your own odds, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, same race multi, and special bets (eg. favourite vs field)
  • Same as Neds/Ladbrokes
Choose Betstar
Easy to Use, Great for Racing
Visit Betstar Go to website
Website: betstar.com.auFounded: 2007
Owner: Entain plcHeadquarters: Melbourne & Darwin
Betstar Australia
Betstar Australia App
Betstar Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Betstar was originally the product of one of Australia's most prominent booking families - the Eskanders - who launched the site in 2007. It has since been bought by the same company that runs Ladbrokes, Neds, and bookmaker.com.au. This isn't a bad thing though. The result is that Betstar boasts competitive odds, a huge range of betting options, and tons of features like Cash Out, Same Game/Race Multis, and Past the Post & Protest Payouts. On top of this, Betstar's site is modern, easy-to-use, and great for both casual and more experienced punters.

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Bookmaker

  • Protest payout and plenty of extra info
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, money tracker, pick your own odds, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, same race multi, and special bets (eg. favourite vs field)
  • Same as Neds/Ladbrokes/Betstar
Choose Bookmaker
Simple, Secure, Reliable Bookie
Visit Bookmaker Go to website
Website: bookmaker.com.auFounded: 2011
Owner: Entain plcHeadquarters: Brisbane
Bookmaker com au
Bookmaker Australia App
Bookmaker Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Bookmaker.com.au was founded in 2011 and quickly became a dominant player. Soon after, the company was acquired by Entain plc which also owns Neds, Ladbrokes, and Betstar. Because of this, Bookmaker has a huge range of betting markets, many features, and lots of payment options and is particularly good for Australian and international racing. The downside is that if you already use one of the other Entain betting sites, you won't find many new things on Bookmaker.com.au. Even so, Bookmaker is a quality bookie with many things to get excited about.

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BlueBet

  • Mid-sized Aussie bookie with a unique offering
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote + starting price, exotics, same race multi, mystery bets, and special bets (eg. odds vs evens)
  • Delay in streaming
  • Card/bank withdrawals only
Choose BlueBet
Small Local Bookie, High Odds
Visit BlueBet Go to website
Website: www.bluebet.com.auFounded: 2015
Owner: BlueBet Pty LtdHeadquarters: Sydney
Blue Bet Australia
Blue Bet App
Blue Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

If you're looking for a true blue Aussie bookmaker then BlueBet is a great choice. 100% Australian owned and run by veteran bookie Michael Sullivan, BlueBet provides one of the best betting experiences for Aussie punters. Top BlueBet features include same game and same race multis, cash out, social betting, low minimums, best tote + SP, and a protest payout. As one of the smaller players, you can also be sure that you'll get great customer service from BlueBet as well as some pretty aggressive odds on outsiders.

Bluebet.com.au

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Unibet

  • Underrated bookie with consistently good prices
  • All AU, NZ and INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote + starting price, and exotics
  • Support not 24/7
  • Apps need upgrades
Choose Unibet
Many Markets & Payment Options
Visit Unibet Go to website
Website: unibet.com.auFounded: 1997
Owner: Kindred GroupHeadquarters: Sydney
Unibet Australia Sports
Unibet Australia App
Unibet Australia Live

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Unibet is a well-rounded international betting site with something for every Australian punter. With a top-notch live betting interface, Apple Pay, PayPal, Neteller & Skrill payment options, and some of the best Australian racing and sports odds in the country you’ll definitely have a quality betting experience at Unibet. Unibet Australia is also a top betting site for horse racing and live streaming and the Unibet blog is a great place to find tips and predictions from betting experts.

Unibet.com.au

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Pendlebury Bet

  • Great value despite limited options
  • Most AU and NZ races, few INTL races
  • Price fluctuations
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote + starting price, and exotics
  • No betting apps
  • Older site, missing markets
Choose Pendlebury Bet
Unbeatable Fixed Odds (Racing-Only)
Visit Pendlebury Bet Go to website
Website: www.pendleburybet.com.auFounded: 2020 (1968 offline)
Owner: Jeff PendleburyHeadquarters: Sydney
Pendlebury Bet
Pendlebury Bet Racing
Pendlebury Bet Greyhounds

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Family-owned and operated by Sydney bookmaking legend Jeff Pendlebury, Pendlebury Bet is guaranteed to give you great fixed odds prices on all Australian gallop and harness races. Before signing up you should be aware that Pendleburybet's offering is very limited compared to corporate betting sites, there are no apps, the site is not very modern and they don't do sports betting. But, if you want great racing prices, and to support a real local operation, you can't find many better online bookies than Jeff.

Pendleburybet.com.au

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VicBet

  • Top customer care and betting experience
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, pick your own odds, head to head, and special bets (eg. odds vs evens)
  • No betting apps
  • Missing extra features
Choose VicBet
BoB Odds on Every AU Race
Visit VicBet Go to website
Website: vicbet.comFounded: 2005
Owner: Rod ClearyHeadquarters: Melbourne
Vic Bet Bookmaker
Vic Bet Racing
Vic Bet Racing Futures

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

With Australia's most personal and dedicated customer service and all the racing bet types you can imagine, VicBet is a fantastic option if you want to bet on racing. VicBet offers BoB, Top Fluc, Best Tote + SP, Fixed, Each Way, Head to Head, Exotics and Special Bets (Odds vs Evens, Fav vs Field etc.) on every Australian thoroughbred race. Betting is also available on various international meets and future meets. It should also be said that VicBet is not a 10/10 only because they do not have an app yet and because they don't offer sports betting markets.

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Swiftbet

  • New bookie with everything you need
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • No unique features/options
  • Uninspiring design
Choose Swiftbet
Solid Bookie, New in 2022
Visit Swiftbet Go to website
Website: www.swiftbet.com.auFounded: 2022
Owner: Swift Bet Pty LtdHeadquarters: North Melbourne
Swiftbet Racing
Swiftbet Australia App
Swiftbet

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Natalie Hinkley (one of Australia's only female bookies) and Anthony Jupp helped bring us Swiftbet in 2022. Today, Swiftbet is of Australia's fastest-growing new bookmakers, benefitting from the experience of its owners and dedicated Melbourne-based team, along with betting software supplied by BetMakers.

As a punter, Swiftbet offers all Australian meets, attractive features like same game and race multis, Best Tote and Top Fluc racing odds as well as competitive fixed odds racing prices. Swiftbet has no features or betting options that you won't find elsewhere but as far as small local bookies with great customer service go, this is one of the best.

Swiftbet.com.au

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GetSetBet

  • $200,000 max payout, past the post payout
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • No FAQ or About Us
  • Nothing special
Choose GetSetBet
Fast Withdrawals, Friendly Support
Visit GetSetBet Go to website
Website: www.getsetbet.com.auFounded: 2021
Owner: Swopstakes Australia Pty LtdHeadquarters: New South Wales
Get Set Bet Australia
Get Set Bet Australia App
Get Set Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Is GetSetBet worth signing up for? Is GetSetBet just another BetMakers brand?

Yes and yes. Launched at the end of 2021, GetSetBet (owned by the popular knock-out sweepstake brand Swopstakes) is one of those mid-tier Aussie bookies that shouldn't be your first choice but still has plenty going for it. It's Aussie owned, has a very high maximum payout of $200,000, and a range of sports and racing options including Best Tote odds, same game/race multis, and futures. GetSetBet's key selling points are their responsive and helpful customer service team and painless, fast withdrawal process.

Getsetbet.com.au

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RealBookie

  • Small Aussie-bookie, 24/7 racing markets
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • Best for AU racing
  • Card, POLi & Bank payments only
Choose RealBookie
Market-Leading Prices, Daily Bumps
Code: MYBETTINGSITES
Visit RealBookie Go to website
Website: realbookie.com.auFounded: 2020
Owner: RealBookieHeadquarters: Melbourne
Real Bookie
Real Bookie App
Real Bookie Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

RealBookie is brought to us by Mark Sampieri and Chris Lester - two veterans of the Victorian bookmaking scene. This Aussie-owned operation is on a mission to challenge the corporate giants and does this by providing attentive, helpful customer support, 5,000 plus weekly racing markets, and other features like live streaming and same game multis. While you can expect fewer sports betting options and payment methods from RealBookie, you can count on at least a couple of horses and teams to have the best odds in every market.

So, should you sign up with RealBookie?

Yes, if you're sick of corporate bookmakers and want to support a small local betting site then you'll find great prices on RealBookie but you will have to forgo many of the smaller prop, special and alternative markets found on other bookmakers.

Realbookie.com.au

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TexBet

  • Experienced, weekly tips via email
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps, form guides, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • International streaming only
  • Missing racing features
Choose TexBet
Top Aussie-Owned Racing Option
Visit TexBet Go to website
Website: texbet.com.auFounded: 2020
Owner: O'Shea Bookmaking Pty LtdHeadquarters: Tamworth, NSW
Tex Bet Australia
Tex Bet App
Tex Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Most small Australian bookmakers are very similar. They offer markets for most Australian horse and greyhound races, some of the more popular sports markets, and their odds are generally competitive. To some extent, this is true for TexBet, although in our experience, TexBet also excels with a fast sign up process and a very responsive app. TexBet also offers racing speedmaps, same game multis, daily expert tips, live streaming for selected international races, along with helpful, solution-orientated, live chat and phone support.

Texbet.com.au

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Southern Cross Bet

  • Regional racing bookie with a country focus
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', best of 3 totes, and exotics
  • Doesn't offer top fluc odds
  • App is a bit 'old school'
Choose Southern Cross Bet
Regional NSW Bookie That Cares
Visit Southern Cross Bet Go to website
Website: www.southerncrossbet.com.auFounded: 2004
Owner: Mark Johnston Bookmaking Pty LtdHeadquarters: Bathurst, NSW
Southern Cross Bet Bookmaker
Southern Cross Bet App
Southern Cross Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Mark Johnston's family-owned and run Southern Cross Bet is quite probably Australia's biggest regional bookmaker. As you might guess then, Southern Cross Bet is certainly not the deepest nor most featured-packed racing/sportsbook in Australia but it does have a wide range of racing markets, competitive odds, same game multis, apps, and all of your money will go back to country-based people and sporting organizations. Still, without top fluc odds and a somewhat limited book all-round, there are alternative Australian bookies that will give you a similar or slightly better experience so we would only recommend Southern Cross Bet to punters who are sick of bigger bookies or who want the incentives that come with creating a new betting account.

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PuntersPal

  • Phone betting & protest payout
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, tote + 5%, and exotics
  • No betting apps
  • No race comments/tips
Choose PuntersPal
Protest Payout, BoB Odds, SGMs
Visit PuntersPal Go to website
Website: www.punterspal.com.auFounded: 2003
Owner: Shane Filipek Bookmaking Pty LtdHeadquarters: Sydney
Punters Pal Australia
Punters Pal Horse Racing
Punters Pal Sports Betting

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Shane Filipek's PuntersPal is the online branch of his renowned Sydney-based on-track service. As such, punters can expect a smooth betting experience with plenty of features (Protest Payout, BoB odds, Full Form Guides, etc.). and markets (thousands of weekly sporting markets, racing futures, and Same Game Multis on soccer, rugby, and Aussie rules matches). PuntersPal also accepts phone bets, offers less common payment options like cash, and guarantees all payouts thanks to their NSW Bookmakers' Co-operative membership.

So, should you sign up with PuntersPal?

PuntersPal doesn't have any unique features but with brand new apps in 2023, great racing fixed odds, BoB odds every Saturday, and thousands of racing, sports, and esports markets there's a lot of value to be found. So yes, if you are looking to support a local Aussie bookie with two decades of experience on his slick new online betting platform then PuntersPal is worth signing up with.

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Palmerbet

  • Long-time corporate bookmaker with extra features
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, form guides, race comments, early speed, predictor, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote + starting price, and mystery bets
  • Service needs improvement
  • Odds could be better
Choose Palmerbet
Quality App & Aggressive Odds
Visit Palmerbet Go to website
Website: palmerbet.comFounded: 2013
Owner: Palmer Bookmaking Pty LtdHeadquarters: Sydney
Palmerbet Australia
Palmerbet App
Palmerbet NRL

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

As one of the few truly competitive Aussie-owned bookies, Palmerbet has become a popular choice for both serious and casual punters alike thanks to their quality betting apps, aggressive odds & high limits. Since 2013, Palmerbet has offered 100+ markets for popular sports, fixed odds and Best Tote odds for racing, as well as plenty of stats, previews, and predictions for all Aussies trying to get a bet on. As a well-rounded, transparent, and fun betting site, Palmerbet is a great choice.

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BoomBet

  • Known for good prices and a no-nonsense service
  • All AU, NZ and many INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, speedmaps, form guides, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, and exotics
  • No phone betting
  • Early markets unavailable
Choose BoomBet
Modern, Fast & Great Fixed Odds
Visit BoomBet Go to website
Website: boombet.com.auFounded: 2021 (1998)
Owner: Sportsbetting.com.au Pty LtdHeadquarters: Melbourne
Boom Bet Australia
Boom Bet Australia App
Boom Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

Rebranded from Sportsbetting.com.au in 2021 after a lawsuit from the corporate fat cats at Sportsbet - BoomBet is a contemporary Aussie bookie specialising in high racing fixed odds and a simple, easy-to-use platform. Like a few of our other favourite small betting sites, BoomBet doesn't offer every feature, payment option, and sports market but they do have great support, intuitive apps, and popular racing products like Best of the Best and Top Fluc odds.

So should you sign up with BoomBet?

Yes, if you bet on the races or the most popular sports markets you should take advantage of BoomBet's modern app & competitive prices. However, if you're into features like live betting or same game/race multis then this is not the bookie for you.

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CrossBet

  • A decent offering with good prices
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • Few extra features
  • Not great for international meets
Choose CrossBet
Responsible, Generous Limits
Visit CrossBet Go to website
Website: www.crossbet.com.auFounded: 2020
Owner: CrossBetHeadquarters: Brisbane & Darwin
Cross Bet
Cross Bet Australia App
Cross Bet Racing

Summary

Author: Mason Kelliher Mason Kelliher

CrossBet is a solid bookie with all the major sporting markets and heaps of local and international racing events. We love to see same game/race multis, racing streaming, exotics, Best Tote odds, 24/7 support and quick betting apps but we'd appreciate a cash out option, more helpful About Us and FAQ sections, more payment options and generally more extras. So, CrossBet is a good local bookie, you can request faster withdrawals and their prices can be up there with the best but they certainly aren't changing the game.

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RobWaterhouse.com

  • Thousands of weekly racing markets
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Speedmaps and form guides
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best tote, exotics, and same race multis
  • Controversial owner
  • Had issues in the past
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Website: robwaterhouse.comFounded: 2020
Owner: Rob "Robbie" WaterhouseHeadquarters: Sydney
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We won't lie, even though RobWaterhouse.com launched in June 2020 we didn't write a review and start recommending them until May 2022. That's because the Rob Waterhouse website and apps were pretty rubbish for a few years. Today, however, RobWaterhouse.com has fixed all of their previous payment and usability issues, they have introduced same game/race multis and they now offer competitive pricing across all local and offshore racing markets as well as all major sporting leagues.

Trust us, you'll want to use the code MBS when making your first deposit with RobWaterhouse.com!

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TopSport

  • More options than most small racing bookmakers
  • All AU, NZ and most INTL races
  • Price fluctuations, form guides, race comments, and expert tips
  • Fixed 'win', fixed 'place', top fluctuation, best of the best, best tote + starting price, exotics, and special bets (eg. favourite vs field)
  • No speedmaps
  • Outdated design
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Website: www.topsport.com.auFounded: 1998
Owner: Merlehan Bookmaking Pty. LtdHeadquarters: Tweed Heads, NSW
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TopSport is a small bookie that shows its own racing margins, doesn't limit punters, and offers Same Game Multis where the odds actually add up. You'll find an extensive range of popular sports and racing markets on TopSport, plus market-leading odds for many outcomes. You can also expect personalised and local 24/7 customer support as well as a range of unique betting options.

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Draftstars

  • The only horse racing fantasy operator
  • Daily fantasy for bigger AU races
  • Biggest DFS racing prize pools
  • Private and public competitons
  • No traditional markets
  • Limited racing games
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Website: www.draftstars.com.auFounded: 2015
Owner: Playup Interactive Pty LimitedHeadquarters: Sydney
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Hands down, Draftstars is Australia's best fantasy betting site. There are no season-long commitments, entry fees range from $0 to hundreds of dollars and Draftstars has Australia's biggest fantasy betting prizes. AFL, NRL, EPL, NBA, NFL, Racing, Golf, and heaps of other sports are available on Draftstars' easy-to-use website and apps. With head-to-head challenges, free fantasy games, private matches, and public leagues there's something to suit every Australian fantasy player. Draftstars is not a good choice for traditional betting though.

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What's the best horse racing betting site Australia?
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Telling you what the best horse racing betting site Australia has is not as simple as it seems. The answer to this question depends on what you're looking for. However, with high odds, a huge range of racing markets, plenty of same race multi options, and tons of racing previews and form guides, Neds takes the cake for me.

Online Horse Betting Sites

How do you bet on horse racing?

Simply sign up with an Australian online horse betting website from this page, deposit money, pick a horse and whether you think they will 'Win' or 'Place' and then place your bet!

What are horse racing betting sites?

Horse racing betting sites are online bookmakers that accept wagers on the outcomes of horse racing events in Australia and internationally.

Where can you do online horse betting Australia?

At any of the online racing betting sites on this page! We only list the best legal horse racing betting sites in Australia.

Online Betting Sites for Horse Racing - FAQs

Answering all of your burning questions about horse racing betting websites and online horse betting in Australia.

What are the horse racing betting sites in Australia?

There are many different and some very similar horse racing betting sites in Australia.

Our betting experts have compared and ranked all the best ones based on criteria like their odds, betting options, extra features, payment options, betting apps, and customer support.

Here's what they found:

List of Horse Racing Betting Sites in Australia

  1. Neds The most races, multi-options, and detailed stats
  2. PlayUp Australia's best fixed odds for racing
  3. Moneyball App-first bookie, top 2 markets, great multi prices
  4. BetBetBetLocal bookie, doesn't limit winning punters
  5. Bet365 Consistently high fixed odds for all races
  6. Booki New site with BoB odds and Vic Tote + 5% for NZ races
  7. Dabble App-only bookie with copy, follow and chat options
  8. MidasBet Easy to use with competitive pricing
  9. WinnersBet Best Tote odds for all Aussie gallops
  10. Ladbrokes Plenty of form guides, tips, and previews
  11. Betstar Best Tote, Top Fluc, and special betting markets
  12. Bookmaker Protest and fast Past the Post payouts
  13. BlueBet Same Race Multis for Aussie gallops and dogs
  14. Unibet Well-designed horse racing betting interface
  15. Pendlebury BetOld site, missing markets, but excellent prices
  16. VicBet Request bet options, many markets, great service
  17. Swiftbet New in 2022, Top Tote odds on all AU races
  18. GetSetBet Fast withdrawal processing and great support
  19. RealBookie Experienced, competitive with bumps and tips
  20. BoomBet Will always have the best price for some runners
  21. TexBet Local bookie with weekly tips and extras
  22. Southern Cross BetRegional bookie, plenty of daily markets
  23. PuntersPalPhone betting/support with Best Tote + SP odds
  24. PalmerbetEarly speed, speedmaps, and many expert tips
  25. CrossBet Protest payout and live streaming options
  26. RobWaterhouse.com Plenty of meets offered
  27. TopSportShows their own racing margin, quality odds
  28. Draftstars Best racing fantasy betting site

Which racing betting sites have the best odds?

PlayUp, Bet365, and Pendlebury Bet consistently have the best fixed odds prices for Australian racing, Booki offers Super TAB + 5% for NZ races, Moneyball and Neds have the best Multi prices, and VicBet has Best of the Best odds on every Australian race.

What are horse racing betting sites?

Horse racing betting sites are online websites that are run by betting companies. Online horse racing betting sites allow Australians to bet on horse races (and other sports) from Australia and around the world.

Top horse racing betting sites in Australia include Neds and PlayUp.

What are the best betting sites for horse racing?

According to our experts, the best horse racing betting site in Australia is Neds.

That's because they offer all Australian and most big international races every year with high fixed odds as well as Best Tote, Top Fluc, and Bets of the Best prices. They also have comprehensive betting tips and previews, a wide range of same race multi options, and comprehensive form guides, runner comments, and betting tips for both small and big racing meets.

Moneyball (best multi prices and unqiue top 2 markets) and PlayUp (Australia's best fixed odds) are also great options.

What is the best horse betting app?

Neds has a really fast, easy-to-use, and comprehensive racing betting app so we think it's the best racing betting app in Australia. PlayUp's app is also very simple and also has Australia's best fixed odds so it's a great choice.

The Draftstars app is also really easy to use (although you can only use it for fantasy racing betting) and the BlueBet app has heaps of previews and tips.

How do you use online horse betting sites?

Using online horse racing betting websites is easy:

  1. Choose a horse racing bookie from this page
  2. Use the green buttons to visit their site
  3. Create your free account and make a deposit
  4. Select a racing market and horse(s)
  5. Enter your bet stake and select 'Place Bet'

Are there any new horse racing betting websites?

The newest horse racing betting website in Australia is MidasBet which was launched in July 2022. Swiftbet was also launched a couple of months earlier in 2022.

BetBetBet, Dabble, Moneyball, Booki, BoomBet, and GetSetBet are also new racing bookies and they all launched in 2021.

Which online horse racing betting sites have live streaming?

Sportsbet has a partnership with Sky Racing so offers free Australian and New Zealand racing streams.

Otherwise, Ladbrokes live streams Victorian races, RealBookie, and other BetMakers bookies like Swiftbet and GetSetBet have streaming of many international meets, and both Bet365 and Unibet have local and international racing streams.

What's the best horse betting site for the Melbourne Cup?

The best betting site for the Melbourne cup is Neds.

Neds provide heaps of stats, form information, and betting tips plus great odds across the board making them awesome for both experienced punters and first-timers. Neds also has Melbourne Cup betting markets available months before the race is set to start which is great if you're looking to get high odds before the final field is set.

Read more about where to bet on the Melbourne Cup here.

What do SP, Tote, Tup Fluc and Fixed odds mean?

  • Fixed odds - Fixed odds refers to the current price that a bookmaker has set for a horse
  • Starting Price (SP) - SP or Starting Price refers to the price a horse is paying when the racing market closes
  • Best Tote - Best Tote or Top Tote refers to the highest price from all 3 major Australian Totalizers (TABs)
  • Middle Tote - Middle Tote or Mid Tote refers to the second-highest price from all 3 major Australian Totalizers (TABs)
  • Top Fluc - Top Fluc refers to the highest price a horse is paying in the time between when the market opens and when it closes
  • Best of the Best - The highest price of either the best tote, starting price, or top fluctuation

Online Horse Betting

Online horse betting in Australia can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.

At horse racing betting sites you can bet on 'runners' to Win or Place, you can bet on the top 2, 3 or 4 runners, and you can even create multibets by combing multiple horse bets into one for a higher payout.

Learn more about how to bet on horse racing.

There are Australian, and international races, to bet on every day of the year at betting sites for horse racing in Australia and plenty of major racing events in the calendar that garner the attention of millions of punters.

Approximately one million Australians bet on racing in a typical month

Top online betting horse racing events in Australia include the Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, The Everest and The Championships - all of which are available at the best Australian betting sites.

When you bet on horse racing in Australia there are many things you'll want to keep in mind. These things will also help you to choose between best horse racing betting sites Australia has.

Below we have outlined the top factors we consider when looking for horse betting sites - you can use these as a guide when deciding which horse racing bookies are right for you.

How we rank online horse racing betting sites Australia

💯 Online Horse Betting Odds

High odds mean more winnings so the horse betting sites with the highest odds are often the ones you want to use. We rank the horse racing betting sites with high odds at the top of our lists.

Depending on the racing betting sites that you are using you will have a few options when choosing your racing odds.

  • Fixed Win/Fixed Place - The price you take is the price you get.
  • Starting Price (SP) - You get the final price that the horse is paying before the race starts.
  • Best Tote - You get the highest win dividend paid by any of the three major TABs.
  • Mid Tote - You get the second-highest win dividend paid by the three major TABs.
  • Top Fluc - You get the highest win price bet on a horse between the time that the price opens and the price closes.
  • Best Tote + SP - You get the highest price from either the best tote or starting price.
  • Best of the Best - You get the highest price from either the best tote, starting price, or top fluctuation.

Not all of these options are always available. Therefore, you will want to consider which odds, of the ones offered, will give you the highest payout. PlayUp has Australia's best-fixed odds and you'll always find high fixed odds on Pendlebury Bet and Bet365, otherwise, VicBet has Best of the Best odds for every Australian race.

🏇 Online Horse Betting Markets

Two things to consider when evaluating an Australian horse racing betting site's range of markets are how many races they offer and how many bet types they offer for each race.

  • Number of races - All of the best horse racing betting sites offer betting on Australian horse racing but only the top racing bookies have markets for New Zealand, the UK, the US, France, Sweden, Japan, and many more countries around the world.
  • Bet Types - All races will have Win and Place betting options but Exotics like Quinellas, Exactas, Trifectas, First 4 and Quadrellas are also popular. Racing multis - where you combine multiple bets into one for a higher payout - are also offered at the top horse racing betting sites in Australia. You may also find special bet types like odds vs evens or favourite vs field on some racing bookmakers.

Depending on what you want to bet on, consider the range of markets offered by your horse betting sites in Australia. Neds and Unibet all have a huge range of Australian and international horse racing betting markets.

📈 Online Horse Betting Features

Because online horse betting is so popular in Australia, many betting sites give you stats, previews, tips, and other types of information to help you make informed horse racing bets. Some of the top racing features offered by racing betting sites include:

  • Tips - Many online horse racing betting websites have expert racing tipsters who share their favourites and opinions on which runners might be worth betting on and why.
  • Previews - Racing previews are also written by industry experts and can tell you information about the track, jockeys, runners, and which horses are expected to perform well.
  • Form Guides - Detailed form guides are available for all Australian horse races, and at the best racing betting websites, for international races too. These can tell you how well a horse has done in its last races, what kind of tracks they prefer and how they run a typical race.
  • Statistics - For the more experienced bettors, statistics like price fluctuations, speed maps and other horse betting information can show you where there is value and which horses may perform better than others.

Whether you are an experienced punter or new to online horse racing betting websites features like the ones above can really help you to place winning racing bets. Neds and Unibet offer tons of features and previews for online horse racing betting.

📲 Online Horse Betting Apps

Of course, these days, many punters use their mobile phones to bet instead of walking into a physical betting agency or even using their desktop computers. Therefore horse betting apps are becoming increasingly important for Aussie punters.

We consider the speed, navigation, usability, and overall look and feel of horse betting apps when deciding which are best. Neds' and PlayUp's horse betting apps are our favourites because they are really easy to use, have great features and have plenty of racing options.

🖥 Online Horse Betting Live Streaming

Horse racing betting used to be something that was only done at the track but today most Aussie do online horse betting. Therefore, the importance of live streaming is growing. Sportsbet streams all NZ and Australian races for free and Unibet and Bet365 also have a huge range of international horse racing live streams every day.

💬 Online Horse Betting Customer Support

Like all bookmakers, horse racing betting sites with friendly, helpful, and available customer support teams are great. Many punters don't use these features but if something ever goes wrong, or you ever need and help then it's nice to know that help is there.

The quality of an online horse racing site's customer support team also gives an indication of their quality and how much they care about their customers.

BetBetBet and Swiftbet have really helpful and friendly customer support teams.

Online Horse Racing Betting Sites

Below we've listed what we reckon are the best horse racing betting sites Australia has. We've used the criteria above when creating our list but of course, depending on what you're looking for, your top online horse betting websites may be different from ours.

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites 2023

  1. Neds All Aussie races with Top Fluc and Best Tote odds
  2. PlayUp Australia's best fixed odds & quality betting app for racing
  3. Moneyball Quality app with top 2 markets and great multi prices
  4. BetBetBet Small bookie that won't limit winning players
  5. Bet365Particularly good odds for underdogs, UK, & Irish races
  6. BookiYour best option for NZ races with VIC Tote + 5% odds
  7. Dabble Follow expert tipsters and chat with likeminded punters
  8. MidasBet Small, Aussie-owned horse racing betting website

With BoB odds for every Australian meet, and the ability to request your own bets like head to heads, VicBet is also worth a mention. So is Pendlebury Bet, which despite having a much more limited range of options has very competitive fixed odds prices for Australian racing.

Best Betting Sites for Horse Racing Australia

  1. Top choice with plenty of race day info

  2. Best fixed odds & racing betting app

  3. Unique Top 2 racing markets

  4. Fast withdrawals, BoB odds

  5. Most payment methods in Australia

  6. Offers BoB & Tote +5% odds

  7. Social betting options like Copy Bet

  8. Simple bookie with Best Tote odds

  9. Best tote odds & protest payout

  10. High odds & plenty of racing features

  11. Fast Past the Post payouts

  12. Many futures markets for big races

  13. Aggressive odds on outsiders

  14. Really easy to use with extra stats

  15. Smaller operator with high prices

  16. Fantastic service & request options

  17. Top Tote odds on all AU races

  18. Smaller bookie with fast withdrawals

  19. 5 daily bumps, 5,000 weekly markets

  20. 60+ years experience, local option

  21. Phone betting and support

  22. BoB odds on metro Staurdays

  23. Many features & accepts bet requests

  24. Fixed odds for most international races

  25. 24/7 support and solid offering

  26. Plenty of local and international meets

  27. Shows their own racing margin

  28. Best fantasy racing betting site

  29. Soon introducing horse betting

  30. Bet for or against horses on the exchange

  31. Best for Aus & NZ live streaming

  32. Solid choice with plenty of racing markets

How I choose the best horse racing betting sites
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

When looking for the best horse racing betting sites I consider their odds, range of markets, apps, live streaming options, additional features and then their customer support - in that order. Ultimately, I want to bet on the races I want, with high odds, then all of the other features are great bonuses.

Top 5 Horse Betting Sites Australia

Alright we know we've already given you two lists of the best Australian betting sites for horse racing but here's a little more in-depth information about our 5 favourite horse racing bookies. Hopefully, it helps you decide which online horse betting site is best for you.

#1 Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

Neds Horse Racing

Heaps of Racing Features, Markets & Stats

ODDS & MARKETS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
RACING APP★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10
RACING FEATURES★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
CUSTOMER SUPPORT★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★8/10

With the likes of Sportsbet and Ladbrokes being the most dominant bookies in the Australian online horse betting game picking Neds as our favourite racing bookie may seem surprising to some. However, when you consider everything that Neds offers to Aussie punters it starts to make sense.

You can bet on all Australian races and hundreds of international races at Neds. Their odds are consistently high with plenty of SP, Top Fluc, Best of the Best and Best Tote options. You can also build Same Game Multis for most Australian meets and read heaps of stats and previews for most races offered.

Note that Neds and Ladbrokes are almost identical (because they have the same owners - therefore we recommend choosing only one of these bookies).


Neds Racing Betting

It looks good, the odds are good, the multi building options are good and there's tips and previews - Neds is a great online horse racing betting website

#2 Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

PlayUp Horse Racing

Australia's Best Fixed Odds

ODDS & MARKETS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
RACING APP★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★7/10
RACING FEATURES★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★8/10
CUSTOMER SUPPORT★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10

As one of Australia's newest betting sites, PlayUp is quickly becoming the horse racing bookmaker for many Aussie punters, especially for professional bettors. Two of the big reasons why are that PlayUp has a great betting app and has Australia's best fixed odds (as well as Best of the Best and Super TAB + 5% odds).

With all Aussie races, pop out form guides, and the slickest design of any online horse racing site in Australia, PlayUp is a great choice. Its site and app are also really easy to use so great for beginners or if you are planning on betting on mobile.


Playup Australia App

PlayUp has one of our favourite horse betting apps and Australia's best fixed odds

#3 Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

Moneyball Horse Racing

Best Prices for Multis & Top 2

ODDS & MARKETS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10
RACING APP★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★7/10
RACING FEATURES★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10
CUSTOMER SUPPORT★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10

Moneyball, the ex-fantasy betting provider is now a fully-fledged mobile-first bookmaker. Although lacking tote betting options at the moment Moneyball has Thoroughbreds, Harness, and Greyhound racing markets for a range of countries including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, France, Germany, Ireland, and even USA and Korea.

Moneyball also stands out as one of the few bookies to offer top 2 markets - where you can bet on a runner to come first or second. On top of this Moneyball has a number of unique daily special markets including head to heads - always offered at competitive prices.


A man betting on horse racing using the moneyball betting app

Moneyball is an app first bookmaker with unique multi boosts, special bets and top 2 markets

#4 Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

BetBetBet Horse Racing

Great Customer Care

ODDS & MARKETS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10
RACING APP0/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★7/10
RACING FEATURES★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★8/10
CUSTOMER SUPPORT★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10

BetBetBet may not have a horse racing betting app but their website is well-optimized for mobile providing thousands of domestic and international markets with competitive fixed odds prices and even Best of the Best odds on Metro Saturdays.

BetBetBet also has fast twice-daily withdrawal processing, full form guides, all expected exotic options and they also have opening specials.


Bet Bet Bet Racing

BetBetBet stands out as one of Australia's newest and smallest racing bookies but also because of their commitment to accept big bettors and winning punters

#5 Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

Bet365 Horse Racing

All-Round Bookie, Great Prices, Many Markets

ODDS & MARKETS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
RACING APP★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★9/10
PAYMENT OPTIONS★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★10/10
RACING FEATURES★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★8/10
CUSTOMER SUPPORT★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★8/10

Bet365 is known for its high odds and wide range of markets and when it comes to online horse betting, Bet365 is again one of the top bookies. All Aussie racing markets are covered extensively as are all international races. Bet365 has particularly good prices for roughies.

With the most payment methods of any Australian horse racing betting website, thousands of international live streaming options, and an easy to use app you won't be disappointed if you choose Bet365 for your online horse racing bets.


Bet365 horse racing live streaming

There are always international racing streams available for players with funded Bet365 accounts

Understanding the top horse racing betting sites
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

We reckon Neds is the best horse racing betting website because they have everything. Thousands of markets, high odds, same race multi betting options, and horse racing websites and apps that are packed with features and information.

PlayUp almost always has Australia's best fixed odds plus an easy-to-use and fast racing betting app. However, PlayUp has fewer payment options and international racing markets meaning it is less extensive but still popular for both pros and beginners.

Moneyball is unique in that they are app focused, have plenty of daily special markets like head to heads and top 2 options as well as traditional win and place bets, although currently do not offer a tote product.

Then BetBetBet is a lot smaller than these bookies meaning they lack the range of features offered by the likes of Neds but make up for it with personalised service, unique prices, and BoB odds every metro Saturday.

Bet365 is a bit different from the bookies above. They are missing some of the extra horse racing features like speedmaps and tips, however, their international focus is far better than any other bookie and their fixed odds (particularly for outsiders) are excellent. They also have the most payment options, international streaming, and a top-notch app.

How to use Horse Betting Sites Australia

At most horse racing betting websites you'll get an overview of the races that are next to start in the 'Next to Go' section. Otherwise, you can filter between Thoroughbreds, Harness racing and Greyhound racing.

The first thing you'll need to do before you can start betting on the races is to choose a horse racing betting website and sign up. This takes approximately 2 minutes.

When you enter a horse racing betting market you'll be able to filter through the days races at the top of the screen. Below this, you'll get an overview of the race, track, weather and perhaps some expert picks.

The main section of a given online horse racing market is taken up by each horse, their odds for Win and Place bets as well as their flucs (price fluctuations) and form.

If you're looking for more specific information about online horse betting sites and their types of bets and odds jump to the section below.

Unibet horse racing betting website

The Unibet horse racing website is a great example of how online horse betting bookmakers look in Australia

Using Horse Racing Betting Sites Australia
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

  1. Choose between the racing betting websites on this page
  2. Click a green 'Visit' button and create your free account
  3. Deposit money using one of the avaible payment methods
  4. Choose a race, a horse and a bet
  5. Enter your bet stake and hit 'Place Bet'

How to do Online Horse Betting

Okay so you've got the gist of betting sites for horse racing in Australia and maybe you even know which horse racing bookie you want to use but maybe you're still unsure of what types of odds to use and what types of bet to place.

If you're here to do some Melbourne Cup betting then check out our full guide or go to our 5-step article explaining how to bet on the Melbourne Cup.

Horse Betting Sites Bet Types

  • Win - You bet on the winning horse
  • Top 2 - You bet on a horse to come 1st or 2nd
  • Place - You bet on a horse to come 1st, 2nd or 3rd (in smaller races only 2 horses place)
  • Top 4 - You bet on a horse to come 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th
  • Quinella - You bet on the first two horses to finish (in any order)
  • Exacta - You bet on the first two horses to finish (in the correct order)
  • Trifecta - You bet on the first three horses to finish (in the correct order)
  • First 4 - You bet on the first four horses to finish (in the correct order)
  • Quadrella - You bet on the winning horses from four different races
  • Boxed Exotics - The bets above (excluding Win and Place bets) are known as exotics. You can 'box' an exotic meaning you cover all combinations of the horse finishing order.
Horse betting sites odds and bet types

Here you can the range of bet types and odds offered for a typical race at Unibet Australia

Horse Betting Sites Odds

  • Fixed Win/Place - The price you take is the price you get
  • Starting Price (SP) - You get the price a horse is paying when the racing market closes
  • Best Tote - You get the best price from all 3 major Australian TABs
  • Middle Tote - You get the middle price from all 3 major Australian TABs
  • Top Fluc - You get the highest price a horse is paying in the time between when the market opens and when it closes
  • Best Tote + SP - You get the best price from all 3 major Australian TABs and the Starting Price
  • Best of the Best - You get the best price from all 3 major Australian TABs, the Starting Price, and the Top Fluctuation
Online Horse Betting Tips
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

When placing a bet at an online horse racing betting site there are a few things I like to keep in mind.

  • What are the flucs (price fluctuations) doing? Flucs tell you how popular a horse is in the moments before a race. If the starting price of a horse is decreasing then it means there are more people betting on it which indicates it might be a good bet.
  • Which odds will be the highest? The best odds change depending on the flucs so check whether the starting price or fixed odds price will give you the highest payout. If you take the fixed odds price you will guarantee the amount of your winnings you receive whereas taking the starting price means you get what the market determines the horse is worth.
  • Can you combine bets for security or extra winnings? Consider exotics or racing multis to combine your favourite horses into one bet. This may give you extra security or may mean you are taking more risk with the promise of a higher return.
  • Has the horse/jockey performed well recently? Of course, like any betting, it is important to do your research, understand why you are picking a certain horse or jockey and what their most recent races can tell you about how they might perform in their next one.

Horse Betting Sites with Horse Betting Apps

Most of the things you'll want from horse racing betting sites in Australia are the same things that you'll want from horse betting apps. This includes good odds, lots of markets, live streaming and plenty of form information and racing previews.

However, the best horse betting apps offer more than this.

The best horse betting apps are simple to navigate, load fast and make betting on the races easy

All the best betting sites for horse racing in Australia have iPhone and Android apps. iPhone apps can be downloaded from the App Store but android horse racing betting apps must be downloaded directly from the bookmaker's mobile website.

When choosing horse betting apps you may not to check out our betting apps page or download a couple to see if you like them. You'll want to pay special attention to their odds, how well laid out their racing markets are and how easy it is to access from guides and racing previews.

Before downloading horse betting apps we recommend signing up with your chosen online horse betting site first.

Playup horse betting app

The PlayUp horse betting app is one of the best on the market

Top Horse Betting App

PlayUp Horse Betting App

Australia's Best Fixed Odds

✅ Free for iPhone & Android

✅ Fast to load

✅ Really easy to navigate

✅ Full form guides

✅ All Australian and many international races


The best horse betting app?
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

With Australia's best-fixed odds and an intuitive mobile app it's hard to look past PlayUp for a flutter although Neds' apps do have more features and international racing markets and Moneyball's UX is arguably superior.

You can download the PlayUp iPhone app from the App Store and the PlayUp Android app from the PlayUp website when you are on their mobile website from your Android device.

Visit PlayUp

New Horse Racing Betting Sites

New horse racing betting sites are attractive for many Aussie punters because they often bring new features and better odds to the table.

New racing betting sites are not always better than more established bookies but they can be.

Australia's newest horse racing bookmakers are MidasBet and Swiftbet which launched in 2022, along with BetBetBet, Dabble, Moneyball, Booki, BoomBet, and GetSetBet which all launched in 2021.

Old betting sites for horse racing generally beat new betting sites for horse racing when it comes to things like live streaming and range of markets but for new betting experiences and great odds new horse racing bookies are often the way to go.

3 side by side iphones showing the betbetbet mobile betting website

BetBetBet has everything you need to get a racing bet on whether you want quality fixed odds, the best tote price or to back a roughie in a future race like the Melbourne Cup

New Horse Racing Betting Site Australia

BetBetBet Horse Racing

Honest & Personal Local Bookies

✅ Won't limit winning punters

✅ Twice-daily fast withdrawals

✅ BoB odds on metro Saturdays

✅ Mobile-optimized website

✅ Futures, Protest Payout, form guides


The Best New Horse Betting Site?
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

While we think that PlayUp and Neds, are some of Australia's best horse betting sites, if you want quality as well as newness then a site like BetBetBet is hard to look past. BetBetBet won't limit winning punters, their odds are competitive and they are run by a team with 50+ years of experience in keeping racing-minded punters happy.

Visit BetBetBet

Horse Racing Betting Sites with Live Streaming

Live streaming is one of the most sought-after features of online horse racing betting sites in Australia.

That's probably because there's nothing quite like cheering on your horse and when you can't be at the races the next best thing is to be following the action live.

At most online horse racing betting websites you'll need to have money in your account to access live streaming

Not all horse racing betting websites offer live streaming but the few that do like Bet365, Unibet, Sportsbet, Neds and Ladbrokes are some of the biggest online racing betting sites in the country.

Sportsbet Australia App

Sportsbet offers free live streaming of all NZ and Australian races thanks to their partnership with Sky Racing

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites for Live Streaming

Sportsbet Horse Racing

Popular for Novice Punters

✅ Free live streaming of all NZ & Aus races

✅ Same race multi builder

✅ Live racing betting options

✅ Form guides, speedmaps & price flucs

✅ Racing Blackbook & Best Bet tips


The Best Racing Betting Sites with Live Streaming
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

Sportsbet streams all Australian and NZ races for free which makes their live streaming feature better than any other Australian racing site (because you generally have to place a bet to access live streaming options).

On top of this, the quality of Sportsbet's live streams are consistently better than any other racing betting site and with high odds, a huge number of local and international racing markets, and the most horse racing features, Sportsbet is undeniably one of the best horse racing betting sites Australia has.

Visit Sportsbet

Horse Racing Betting Sites with Best Odds

Many racing betting sites have similar tote and SP odds but not all horse racing bookies offer top fluc odds, best of the best odds, and high fixed price odds.

We like the horse racing betting websites that have high fixed odds and that consistently offer Top Fluc, Best Tote +SP or Best of the Best odds.

When you choose the odds you want to take it's important to understand where the value is.

The starting price will generally be better when the horse is not favoured in the moments before the race whereas the fixed odds price might be the best option if a horse is likely to be backed just before the jump. Top fluc odds are often good if you're not betting early because you secure the highest price offered in the moments leading up to the race's start but best of the best odds are always the highest (unless you secure a great fixed price).

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VicBet is the only Australian betting site to offer Best of the Best odds on every Australian race

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites for Odds

VicBet Horse Racing

BoB Odds on Every AU Race

✅ Competitive fixed odds prices

✅ Request special racing markets

✅ Form guides and price flucs

✅ AU, NZ, and Intl racing

✅ Boosts, Protest Payout


Racing Betting Sites with the Best Odds
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

  • PlayUp for consistently high fixed odds
  • Pendlebury Bet for occasionally high fixed odds
  • Bet365 for fixed odds on roughies & futures
  • VicBet for BoB odds on all Australian races
  • Booki for Super TAB + 5% on NZ races
  • Neds for Same Race Multis
  • Moneyball for cross-race multis

Visit VicBet

Horse Racing Betting Sites for the Melbourne Cup

If you're not lucky enough to be at Flemington for the Melbourne Cup, or if you want to skip the queues, then using one of Australia's Melbourne Cup betting sites or apps is your best option.

All horse racing betting sites in Australia have Melbourne cup odds which are all pretty much the same, so no single horse racing bookie really stands above the best.

Neds is a top Melbourne Cup bookie because of the extra features available

Neds is great for the Melbourne Cup, and other big Australian races like the Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, The Everest, and The Championships because they have tons of features and offer odds months in advance.

This means that you can get a great price if you want to bet early, but it also means that if you're doing your Melbourne Cup betting in the weeks or days leading up to the race you'll have tons of options like Best Tote odds, exotics, special bets, mystery bets, same race multis as well as full form guides, runner comments, speedmaps, previews, and Melbourne Cup predictions.

Neds App Australia

Neds has a huge range of Melbourne cup betting options plus all the information that you need to make an informed bet

Best Horse Racing Betting Sites for the Melbourne Cup

Neds Horse Racing

Many Features & Great Odds

✅ Great betting app

✅ Same race multis

✅ Speedmaps, special bets & exotics

✅ Plenty of stats, previews, and runner information

✅ Best Tote, SP, Top Fluc & Best of the Best odds


The Best Melbourne Cup Betting Sites
Mason Kelliher

Mason Kelliher

While it's true that many bookies offer very similar Melbourne Cup odds it's hard to look past the range of extra features that Neds offers for new and more experienced punters. This includes heaps of stats and information, quick and easy betting options plus great prices with fixed odds, exotics, and Best Tote odds all available.

Visit Neds

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