THE Melbourne spring carnival may be winding down, but there is plenty of top-notch thoroughbred racing to be enjoyed elsewhere this weekend.
It’s a super Saturday over in Perth as the action heads to Ascot for the $1,000,000 Railway Stakes and the Group 2 WA Guineas.
Meanwhile, thousands will flock to Dowling Forest for the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup – one of Victoria’s oldest and most prestigious country race meets.
Check out these Saturday racing specials, money back offers and other online betting bonuses from our trusted Australian bookmakers.
2016 Railway Stakes betting bonuses
Luxbet.com has the pick of the deals for Railway Stakes Day 2016, with $51 in bonus bets up for grabs if your fixed win bets runs second or third in any of the first five races at Ascot.
Eligible punters can get an even better $56 cash back deal, so it’s a good idea to sign up at Luxbet, make a deposit and see if you qualify.
Those who want even more value on the early events can also grab a $50 bonus cash refund at Sportsbet for the first three races.
For the headline act (race eight), CrownBet is offering a $25 bonus bet match if your horse finishes second in the Railway Stakes 2016 after you backed it to win at fixed odds.
WA Guineas bookie specials
Dating back to 1937 and boasting a purse of $500,000, the 1600m Western Australian Guineas is one of the top weight-for-age events on the Perth racing calendar.
As with the Railway Stakes, CrownBet will match your stake with up to $25 in bonus cash if your fixed win tip for the WA Guineas 2016 (race seven) runs second.
Palmerbet is also running a $50 money back special on selected Saturday races, so visit the ‘Promotions’ page at Palmerbet.com.au to see what’s on offer.
2016 Ballarat Cup bonuses
The 2200m Ballarat Cup is a listed race that has a habit of throwing up surprises, so it’s well worth backing up your bets with some bookmaker bonuses and cash back insurance.
Sportsbet customers can enjoy the very same deal offered for the early Railway Stakes races: a matched refund up to $50 in bonus wagers if your fixed odds win bet runs second or third in the first three gallops at Dowling Forest.
For the main event, head over the CrownBet.com.au and get a $25 refund in bonus money if your fixed win wager on the $300,000 Ballarat Cup 2016 (race eight) finishes in second or third place.
If you want bet specials on every single race throughout Ballarat Cup Day, Bet365 is the place to go.
Back a winner at fixed price or tote odds in any run at Dowling Forest on Saturday and get a refund up to $100 cash if your tip in the following race doesn’t win.
The same bookie is also running a best price guarantee on fixed odds winners against the official starting price on all Australian thoroughbred racing, so sign in at Bet365.com to take maximum advantage.
Greyhound racing specials
It’s a big week in dog racing with the final of the 2016 Melbourne Cup greyhounds at Sandown Park on Friday night and Saturday races at The Meadows and Wentworth Park.
Australia’s best online bookmakers have a heap of greyhound betting specials for those who fancy a flutter on the dishlickers.
2016 Melbourne Cup Final specials
– Up to $25 back in bonus bets at Sportsbet if your dog runs second at fixed win odds in the Bold Trease Final (race six) or the Melbourne Cup Final (race eight).
– Up to $50 back in bonus bets at CrownBet if your dog runs second at fixed win odds in the Melbourne Cup Final.
Saturday greyhound racing bonuses
– Double your winnings up to $20 at Sportsbet on your first fixed odds winner of the night at The Meadows.
– Earn double CrownBet Rewards points for fixed odds bets on all races at The Meadows and Wentworth Park.
– Back a winner at The Meadows or Wentworth at William Hill and score a bonus bet up to the amount of your stake (second place number x third place number = bonus value).
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