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28/2/2015 edition

Group 1 Horse Racing Results

Common advice given to punters by the horse racing media and in many publications educating punters about betting on horse racing is that the best races are also the best betting races for them. "Bet in the best quality races on very good, consistent horses," punters are regularly told.

Well, let's see if that is yet another betting myth.

So we're checking out the results of Group 1 races.

Do the favourites - usually very good consistent horses, win these races and when they don't win put in good runs? Is there any value when the favourites do win?

Or do the despised outsiders win Group 1 races? Meaning of course that punters are losing their money wagering in these races.

Here is the Group 1 horse racing result from Flemington on Saturday, 21st. February, 2015.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Flemington: Track Good.

R7: $500,000 Lightning Stakes. Group 1. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1000 metres.
Field size: 6
Winner: Lankan Rupee
Jockey: Craig Newitt
Trainer: Mick Price
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $2.60
Bookmaker starting price: $2.60
Best tote: $2.60
Second: Brazen Beau - beaten by 2.75 lengths
Jockey: Craig Williams
Trainer: Chris Waller
Bookmaker starting price: $5.00
Favourite: Deep Field
Finish: 3rd.
Jockey: James Winks
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Bookmaker starting price: $2.15 favourite


Here is the Group 1 horse racing result from Caulfield on Saturday, 14th. February, 2015.
(Where possible registered names have been used for the races.)

Caulfield: Track Good.

R8: $400,000 C. F. Orr Stakes. Group 1. 3YO & UP. Weight for Age.
Distance: 1400 metres.
Field size: 15
Winner: Dissident
Jockey: Ben Melham
Trainer: Peter G. Moody
Bookmaker top fluctuation: $2.90
Bookmaker starting price: $2.80 favourite
Best tote: $2.80
Second: Entirely Platinum - beaten by 1.5 lengths
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Trainer: Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Bookmaker starting price: $14.00

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