Horse racing in Australia was once regulated by organizations such as the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs and the National Office of Australian Racing, which was established in 1990. The role the Australian Conference of Principal Racing Clubs played in Australia can be traced back to the early 1900s, and in 1998 the present Australian Racing Board was established. This is a non-profit organization that not only ensures that the rules and regulations of horse racing are adhered to, but it also works towards promoting and developing the sport.
Australia has numerous race tracks in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Amongst these tracks are Caulfield Racecourse, Randwick, Flemington Racecourse and Moonee Valley. Tracks, such as Flemington Racecourse have been hosting horse racing since the 1840s. Also, many Australian racing events have become international gatherings including the Golden Slipper, Epsom Handicap, Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and the Cox Plate.