The starting gate has been raised on the Ladbrokes.com Big Bird Race and the flight for The
Duke of Edinburgh's Challenge Cup is on. All 17 Tasmanian Shy Albatrosses (TSAs) are saddled
up with their electronic jockeys (transmitters) and most have begun their arduous migration.
Between now and the end of the race punters, owners, birders and scientists will be able to
follow their progress and take a stake in future seabird conservation by placing a bet on the
The book on the race has been opened and Ladbrokes' traders have priced up the runners' chances
of success in a variety of categories. Information from the scientists as well as any lead a
runner has gained by being 'quick out the traps' has been factored into the prices offered.
Before placing a bet, you will need to register with Ladbrokes.com through their website.