Category Archives: Horse Racing

4 Early Contenders for the 2019 Grand National

The Grand National is the world’s most famous steeplechase race and the centrepiece of three fantastic days of jumps horse racing at Aintree every April. Year in and year out, this ultimate test of stamina provides thrills and spills, and it’s estimated that two-thirds of the UK’s adult population place at bet on this event.… Read More »

2019 Grand National: Everything to Know

This year’s Grand National might already be through, but this doesn’t mean that we, horse enthusiasts, shouldn’t make further preparations for it. In fact, the entire horse racing community is already planning and discussing things out as to how, where, and which horses are going to ace the next Grand National. What Exactly is the… Read More »

Bellshil Has Grand National Potential

Bellshill proved his credentials as a potential challenger for the Grand National at Aintree in the 2019 season. Tiger Roll won the even last term with a fine run to claim the crown, although Pleasant Company almost pushed him on the line. The Irish horse looked fairly comfortable on the track in Liverpool and should… Read More »

Best Bets For Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is one of the highlights of the calendar in flat racing in the UK as the meeting is packed full of Group One races across the various different divisions in the sport. Here is a look at the best bets across the five days at the Berkshire racecourse. Rhododendron Can Get You Off… Read More »

Best Bets for the Oaks and Derby

The British Classics soon come around in the early stages of the flat season in horse racing, with the Oaks and Derby being the two races that have a little bit of added prestige about them compared to the other leading three-year-old races during the year. For a horse to win either the Oaks or… Read More »

Addeybb to build on recent success with Lockinge Stakes victory

This year’s Lockinge Stakes has attracted 25 entries, including popular names Addeybb, Beat The Bank and Rhododendron. The group one contest run over the straight mile at Newbury will go to post on May 19th and there’s a £350,000 purse on offer. Godolphin rate as the event’s leading owner, having produced eight winners so far… Read More »

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 »