You don’t need to spend too long browsing the Motive Travel website to realise that we are particularly fond of the fine sport of horseracing. Over the 40 years that Motive have been in business, we’ve organised racing tours to every corner of the globe, taking in the greatest equine action on the planet.
From the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Ascot in Great Britain, to ‘the fastest two minutes in sport’ at the Kentucky Derby, Motive Travel have always put together unbeatable packages for racing lovers across Australia.
The house of horses
Over those four decades, we’ve lost count of how many satisfied punters that have joined us on our jolly jaunts to take in the most prestigious horseracing events on the planet. In Australia, the sport remains hugely popular – only the AFL and rugby league draw larger crowds than a day at the races. Australia itself has more racecourses than any other country in the world – over 400 – and only the United States starts more races each year, according to HorseRacing.com.au.
Motive Travel have always put together unbeatable packages for racing lovers across Australia.
It’s apparent, then, that Australia is a nation that can’t resist the roar of the crowds or the thundering of hooves on race day. We’re also fond of a little flutter from time to time. Figures obtained by The Daily Telegraph reveal that we betted AU$300 million on last year’s Melbourne Cup alone, with the average bet falling around the $43 mark.
Making moves with Motive
Over the years, Motive Travel have gradually become the go-to guys when it comes to attending prestigious horseracing events, both at home and further afield. Whether it’s the pure history of the Cox Plate or the glitz and glamour of the Dubai World Cup, Motive Travel have built an enviable reputation as Australia’s premier travel agency when it comes to putting together world class horseracing tours.
We don’t plan to rest on our proverbial laurels, as we’re always looking to expand our range to give our customers even greater choice. We’re currently taking a look at the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomph, which takes place in the French capital next October, and the Singapore Gold Cup which occurs in the following month.
Though we are still finalising what we are going to include in either of these forthcoming tours, you can rest assured that we will pull out all of the stops to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime!