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Aaron Hamilton

Although an AFL fan (Adelaide Crows), Aaron’s main passion in life is horse racing and, having always been too big to be a jockey and knowing nothing about training horses, he decided to enter the racing industry as a racing journalist.
Currently completing a BA in journalism at the University of South Australia, he has previously written for Winning Post and The Races magazines and is now the racing correspondent for Bettingpro.com.au. He has also worked as a racing official for the past three years for Thoroughbred Racing South Australia.
Aaron has a great record in the Melbourne Cup having picked 10 out of the last 12 winners (he missed Efficient and Viewed) and lists Lonhro as his favourite horse of all time. His racing career highlight was getting to walk Black Caviar after her win in the Group 1 Goodwood Handicap at Morphettville.

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Saturday Quaddie Tips

Our form analysts have combined their Quaddie tips for Saturday’s main metropolitan meetings and will be hoping to land some elusive Quaddies.

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Victoria Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw

The all-important Victoria Derby barrier draw will take place on Tuesday, October 25.

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Cox Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw

See the final field and barrier draw for the Cox Plate.

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Manikato Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

See the barrier draw for the 2022 Manikato Stakes.

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The Everest Final Field & Barrier Draw

The all-important barrier draw for The $15 million The Everest (1200m) will be announced on October 11.

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Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw has been released for Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.

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Wednesday Quaddie Tips January 13

Looking for Wednesday Quaddie tips? Our expert gives his Quaddie selections for the metropolitan meetings in Victoria and NSW.

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Melbourne Cup Trifecta & First 4 Tips

Looking for Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips and First 4 Predictions? Our form analyst has a great record landing the exotics and reveals his betting strategy to try and win big.

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Caulfield Cup Exacta, Trifecta & First 4 Tips

Looking to land the Trifecta or First 4 in the 2020 Caulfield Cup? Check out our expert Caulfield Cup exotics tips and selections to suit any budget.

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PB Lawrence Stakes Tips & Preview

Aaron Hamilton previews the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes and gives his best bets and predictions for the race.

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Ramornie Handicap Tips & Preview

Looking for Ramornie Handicap Tips? Our feature race expert previews the 2020 Grafton sprint showpiece and gives his best bets and predictions.

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Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Preview

Group 1 racing takes place at Eagle Farm on Saturday and our form expert has previewed the QLD showpiece event and given his best Stradbroke Handicap Tips.

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Jockeys to Back & Sack – April Edition

Wondering which in-form jockeys to follow? At the end of the month we look at which jockeys to back and which jockeys to sack.

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Tuesday Track Specialists April 28

Racingbase.com.au pinpoints the best jockeys & trainers to follow at each Australian racecourse in our Tuesday track specialists report.

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Friday Track Specialists April 24

Racingbase.com.au pinpoints the best jockeys & trainers to follow at each Australian racecourse in our Friday track specialist report.

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Thursday Track Specialists April 23

Racingbase.com.au pinpoints the best jockeys & trainers to follow at each Australian racecourse in our Thursday track specialist report.

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Wednesday Track Specialists

Racingbase.com.au pinpoints the best jockeys & trainers to follow at each Australian racecourse in our Wednesday track specialist report.

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Tuesday Track Specialists April 20

The old adage of ‘horses for courses’ can also be applied to jockeys that excel at certain tracks, and trainers with a home ground advantage.

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Might And Power Tribute 2.1k Views

Might And Power Tribute

Racehorses don’t come much tougher than Might And Power. The New Zealand-bred son of Zabeel crushed his rivals in some of the most dominant front-running displays ever witnessed on a racetrack.

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Best of Noel Callow – let me entertain you

Larrikin jockey Noel (King) Callow has been entertaining racing fans in and out of the saddle since 1990 having had his first race start aboard Count Cardinal.

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The Championships prizemoney cut by up to 50%

Racing NSW have announced prizemoney in the 2020 The Star Championships will be cut by as much as 50 percent due to the challenges arising from COVID-19.

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Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Temporarily Suspended

Wednesday’s thoroughbred meeting at Sandown has been called off following Race 2 with the news that a participant has been in contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19.

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Racing Bet of the Day March 17

Looking for free horse racing tips? Our award-winning Racing Bet of the Day has been producing a consistent profit since its inception in 2014.

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14-strong field for Chipping Norton Stakes

A classy field of 14 has been announced for Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.

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14 fillies to contest Surround Stakes

The final field and barrier draw has been announced for Saturday’s Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.

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Apollo Stakes Tips – looks a battle in three

A field of 10 have assembled for Saturday’s Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick where three runners clearly standout.

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Barrier Trials NSW – latest blackbookers from the NSW barrier trials

Our trial expert will keep you up to date with all the horses to follow from the NSW barrier trials.

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Blue Diamond Prelude Tips (Fillies & C&G)

Saturday’s Blue Diamond Preludes (1100m) for fillies and colts and geldings will be the final hit-out for most heading toward the Blue Diamond Stakes.

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Expressway Stakes Tips – class mare to strike first-up

Saturday’s Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Randwick will see the return of a couple of high-class autumn contenders – and I think they can fight out the finish.

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Blue Diamond Preview Tips

2YO racing action builds on Saturday with the Blue Diamond Previews for fillies and colt and geldings taking place at Caulfield.

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Australia Stakes Tips – early speed battle a key factor

Friday night’s Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at The Valley looms as an epic battle of speed and race tactics.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic Tips 2020

A field of 16 for Saturday’s Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) sees an even split of eight colts and geldings and eight fillies line up.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips 2020

Alligator Blood is the short-priced favourite for Saturday’s Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) and looks extremely hard to beat.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic barrier draw 2020

The barrier draw for Saturday’s Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) has been declared.

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Perth Cup Tips 2020 – hat-trick for Star stayer

The Adam Durrant-trained Star Exhibit can create history at Ascot on Saturday by becoming the first horse to win the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on three occasions.

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Kensington Tips December 18 – 2 best bets for Kensington on Wednesday

Wednesday’s thoroughbred racing in NSW comes from Kensington with a seven-race card to be run on a Good 4.

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Villiers Stakes Tips – Gem to strike third-up

There are two main form races leading into Saturday’s Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick with 11 of the 15 runners coming through these events.

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Kingston Town Classic Tips – Pike aiming for another royal victory

The final Australian Group 1 race of the year takes place at Ascot on Saturday with the $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m) attracting a field of 16.

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Bletchingly Stakes Tips – Sesar a clear standout

A small but classy field of nine has been declared for Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. 

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Tips Horses To Follow (QLD) – Blackbookers from Saturday’s Queensland racing

Some good early speed in Race 5, the Shanks Electrical BM58 Handicap (1100m) at Pakenham on Friday should prove ideal for Tykiato as she tries to launch from the rear.

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Flemington Finals Day Tips – race-by-race guide to Finals Day at Flemington

A total of nine races will be held at Flemington on Finals Day, and our form analyst has every race covered with his top four selections.

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Racingbase.com.au Podcast – Saturday Best Bets for May 4

Racingbase.com.au form analysts Aaron Hamilton and Jackson Oldham preview this weekend's racing and give their best bets for Morphettville and Flemington, as well as previewing the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks and TAB Classic.

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The Championships Day 2 Tips – race-by-race guide to Randwick on Saturday

Day 2 of The Championships takes place at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 13, with more than $11 million in prizemoney up for grabs on the 10-race programme.

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The Championships Day 1 Tips – race-by-race guide to Randwick on Saturday

Day 1 of The Championships takes place at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 6, with more than $10 million in prizemoney up for grabs on the 10-race programme.

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Racingbase.com.au Podcast – Saturday Best Bets for March 30

Racingbase.com.au form analysts Aaron Hamilton and Jackson Oldham preview this weekend's racing and give their best bets for Rosehill and Bendigo, as well as previewing the Viner Stud Stakes and Tancred Stakes.

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Racingbase.com.au Podcast March 23 – Saturday Best Bets for Golden Slipper Day

Racingbase.com.au form analysts Aaron Hamilton and Jackson Oldham preview Friday night’s William Reid Stakes at The Valley as well as previewing the Golden Slipper Stakes, Rosehill Guineas, George Ryder Stakes, The Galaxy and the Ranvet Stakes.

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Apollo Stakes Tips – Tom rates higher than Winx

Yes, you read the heading correctly, and yes, I’m referring to Tom Melbourne rating higher than the mighty mare Winx in Saturday’s Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. 

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Blue Diamond Prelude Tips – best bets for the 2YO sprint races

With the Blue Diamond Previews run and won, it’s time to step things up a notch and give most Blue Diamond Stakes contenders their final hit out. 

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Expressway Stakes Tips – Alizee to star in autumn opener

While Saturday’s Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) is technically a level below elite, the race always attracts genuine Group 1 horses and 2019 is no different. 

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Blue Diamond Preview Tips – best bets for the 2YO features

The first major step toward the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) takes place at Caulfield on Saturday with the running of the previews for fillies and colts and geldings.

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Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas Tips – stick with the Boom horse

If the rain stays away, Boomsara is the one to beat in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) at Gold Coast Racecourse. 

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