Category Archives: General

Weights: Penalties and Allowances

Introduction One of the more confusing issues facing the newcomer is when he looks at the race card for the weights that the horses must carry. When one sees something like 8-10 for a horse’s weight, it’s apparently clear that the horse is to carry eight stones and ten pounds (or 122 pounds) in weight.… Read More »

Ladbrokes Coral in takeover talks from GVC

The group GVC is in talks to take over Ladbrokes Coral it was announced today. Here at UKHR we’re hoping that if this takeover goes ahead then it may breathe some life into Betdaq which didn’t seem to benefit too much from the previous Ladbrokes takeover. Of course, I am not expecting that my closed… Read More »

Hello, World\n

Welcome to the new UK Horse Racing blog. This is an experiment to see if I can maintain a news section and to see if I can master the hidden arts of WordPress. So, please do be alarmed if, over the next few weeks if this section starts to look particularly odd. If it does… Read More »