Category: Horse Racing

Guys and Gals in Horse Races

Horse racing is the one sport where the studs compete against the gals on an even field. This often  comes as news to many horse racing enthusiasts who assumed that the traditional separation of the sexes will carry over to the race track. But as one horse racing fan noted, “The race track separates the […]

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Justify a Champion?

On the 9th June, top American three year old colt, Justify will face his toughest test yet in the mile and half 2018 Belmont Stakes. If he wins he will be a Triple Crown Champion. The last TC champion being American Pharoah in 2015 was also trained in Santa Anita by the legendary Bob Baffert. […]

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2018 KY Derby Contenders

Meet the 2018 Kentucky Derby Contenders Click on picture for video Audible – Post Position 5 Profile:  kentuckyderby.com Bolt d’ Oro – Post Position 11 Profile:  Kentuckyderby.com Bravazo – Post Position 13 Profile:  Kentuckyderby.com Combatant – Post Position 20 Profile:  Kentuckyderby.com Enticed – Post Position 12 Profile:  Kentuckyderby.com Firenze Fire – Post Position 1 Profile:  Kentuckyderby.com […]

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Race Horse Names Quiz

Powered by With some of the year’s biggest horse racing festivals now behind us I’m sure you, like us, spend a lot of time looking to place a bet on horse racing with Paddy Power and are left in awe by some of their interesting and sometimes funny names. Officially, In order for a horse to be […]

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2018 Kentucky Derby Top Contenders

We are now just a week away from the 2018 Kentucky Derby and a few clear favorites have emerged to seize glory at Churchill Downs. The Run for the Roses is the biggest race of the year and it never fails to draw a superstar field and provide a thrilling spectacle. The prize purse stands […]

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2018 Kentucky Derby Preview

The top racehorses in the world are at Churchill Downs working in preparation for the Kentucky Derby. Audible, Noble Indy, Vino Rosso, and Magnum Moon, all trained by Todd Pletcher, arrived at Churchill on Monday and all galloped 11 furlongs on a wet track. Together the group has 14 wins in 18 starts, and only Vino […]

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The Scottish Grand National Preview

So, with the Irish Grand National and the Grand National at Aintree done and dusted, all attentions now switch to the Scottish Grand National. The Coral Scottish Grand National is set to take place at Ayr Racecourse this coming Saturday and already racing enthusiasts are excitingly anticipating another great race. Gordon Elliott, the leading Irish […]

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See every Grand National horse of the last 50 years race each other on the same track

This is really nice unlike any of the promos we usually see in the run up the big racing event. To coincide with this year’s Grand National, Bet Victor have created an animated Aintree racecourse containing all (yes, all) of the 1,900 runners of the last 50 years. So if like many people on National […]

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That’s how punters choose their horses

With the Grand National fast approaching, official betting partner of the festival Betway released a new survey based on the responses of 5,000 customers trying to understand “How punters pick their Grand National Horse”. According to the survey, it seems that most of the people become quite sensitive when it’s the time to choose the […]

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Historical Horses

There are many different types of pets but one of the most popular domesticated types of animals is the horse. People describe their “relationship” with a horse as “calming” and “peaceful.”  Playing online casino games may offer fun-filled entertainment but only an animal as noble and faithful as a horse can engender the kind of […]

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Trainers of the key contenders in the 2018 Grand National

The 2018 running of the Grand National takes place on Saturday 14th April with many people looking ahead to the race and the best bets for the Grand National. Considering the race is ran over 4 miles 514 yards and the testing Aintree fences it provides a gruelling test for both horse and rider which is why […]

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What are the best horse racing apps for your Android device?

What are the best horse racing apps for your Android device? The Cheltenham Festival is barely behind us, and the Grand National will be upon us before we know it. There’s no doubt about it, the UK racing season is well underway, and with the Dubai World Cup around the corner and the Kentucky Derby […]

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Will Cheltenham Rigours Affect Grand National Hopefuls?

Cheltenham Festival is in the book and has provided great entertainment as well as some surprise results in the big events. Native River took the major prize from the Festival, delivering a brilliant performance in the Cheltenham Gold Cup to beat out the favourite Might Bite. The duel between the two horses was the highlight […]

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Grand National top contender removed from the race

The Grand National is less than a month away and one of the early favourites to win the race has been pulled from the list of possible runners. Definitely Red, a horse penciled in by many to be one of the top contenders, will not appear at Aintree after competing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. […]

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3 Horses That Could Go Well in the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup

“Cheltenham Gold Cup” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Carine06 This year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup looks a hotly competitive renewal of the extended 3m 2f blue riband chase that is the centrepiece of the four-day Festival. The 2018 Festival starts on Tuesday, March 13 with the big race taking place, as ever, on the final day of the meeting, Friday, March 16. […]

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Grand National 2018: Three iconic horse racing days

The Grand National 2018 is an unforgettable three-day horse racing event. Dubbed the “Greatest Horse Race in the World”, racing fans flock to the event. Held every year at the beautiful Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the Grand National attracts more than 150,000 attendees each instalment. Although the live gates are tremendous, more than 600 million […]

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The Evolution of Horse Racing in the USA

While you would love to place your bets on the next horse race, did you ever wonder who played the first horse races in the United States? Or how horse racing developed in the country? Horse racing has been a favorite sport of the Americans for a long time. It has roots in the colonial […]

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Can Colin Tizzard bring home the spoils at Cheltenham?

Horse racing is about more than just the horse and rider. Just as a football team depends on its coach to make sure it plays to the best of its ability, a horse stands no chance of winning without the expertise of its trainer. The forthcoming Cheltenham Festival is as much a battle between trainers […]

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Blaklion and Total Recall shaping up for Grand National Showdown

Blaklion and Total Recall shaping up for Grand National Showdown Horse racing can be a curious sport: fans and punters love to see an all-conquering favourite win time and time again, yet they also like to see great horses toppled by upstart rivals. For example, everyone knows that Kauto Star’s legacy was enriched due to […]

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Everything to know about the Cheltenham Festival 2018

As the year begins people start waiting for a new season of the Cheltenham Festival. Eventually, March is about to arrive this year and so is the Cheltenham Festival event. It is an annual gathering of the best grade horses, their trainers, and jockeys along with horse racing lovers. As it is evident from the […]

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Five apps that no horse enthusiast should be without!

We all know this is the smartphone age – if fact, there’s a good chance you are using one right now to read this article. Increasingly, we use apps to organise our day to day lives, whether it’s a social media app to keep up with friends, a banking app to take care of household […]

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The Grand National is arguably the biggest race in the UK

The Grand National is arguably the biggest race of the racing calendar in the UK and it is expected that over £250 million will be placed on bets for the race. A maximum of forty horses will be allowed to compete and the current favourite for the Grand National 2018 is Blaklion, who finished in […]

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Cheltenham Festival – who to back on day one?

Cheltenham Festival – who to back on day one? The international horse racing world is getting ready for the pomp and splendour of the Cheltenham Festival. Over recent years it has become the biggest multi-day event in the UK racing calendar, and arguably in the world. Cheltenham is famous for it’s uniquely British take on […]

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These top horses could be destined for great things in 2018

These top horses could be destined for great things in 2018 With every passing season, we see new horse racing legends come onto the scene, and much loved favourites go into a well deserved retirement. For horse lovers, one of the biggest thrills is keeping track of some of the novice events, and trying to […]

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Just Keeps Getting Better

Melbourne Cup Carnival Just Keeps Getting Better Organisers have recently published economic data from the 2017 Melbourne Cup, and reported that the event generated record breaking revenues for the state of Victoria. And as Australia’s premier horse racing event garners ever increasing global attention, all the indicators suggest that the numbers will keep getting higher. […]

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The upcoming Cheltenham Festival will feature the world’s top horses and racers. This is a momentous fest for all race enthusiasts. Read to know why.

Cheltenham Festival ‘18 Sets to Pick Top Horses, Jocks in the World GLOUCESTER, England– The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is belting sets of tough race encounters to determine the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world. The famous horse racing festival will run from March 13 to March 16, 2018, and is expected to draw […]

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The Best Racing Horse Breeds: An Overview

There’s nothing to say that with the luck of the genetic draw, any combination of horse breeds can birth the champion nag of tomorrow. However, over the years, there are some breeds that have risen to the top of the crop and shown time after time that they are horses with a natural predilection towards […]

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Why Horse Racing Is So Popular In Australia

Horse racing is a hugely popular spectator sport around the world for millions of people and for many reasons. Some people enjoy going to watch horse racing just for the social aspect that comes with it, some go for the day out while others enjoy the sorts betting aspect of the races. One country where […]

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Horse Racing: How to Choose Your Favorite

Horse betting is very popular, especially in the UK, and it also started to cover a lot of ground in other countries. But, perhaps, the main reason that keeps bettors away from this kind of racing is the lack of know-how when it comes to choosing the right horse. This article won’t make you a […]

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Native Rise Must Improve on the Big Stage to Win Grand National

Source: Jimbo_JumpsMan via Twitter One for Arthur’s injury has opened up the 2018 Grand National for the rest of the field. Native River is one of the horses that will be aiming to capitalise on his absence from Aintree in April. The Irish horse did not compete at the National last season, but was present […]

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The Rise of Horse Racing in Asia

Source: Wikimedia With some of the most famous and historic horse races taking place in the U.S. and Europe, it’s easy to forget that Asia is one of the sport’s most progressive markets. The recent news that Singapore Turf Club is set to reintroduce big-money international races got us thinking about how the sport is […]

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Aidan O’Brien Breaks World Record At Doncaster

Irish Trainer Aidan O’Brien has broken the world record for having the most Grade/Group One winners in a calendar year with Saxton Warrior’s victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in the UK. The two-year-old brought up his 26th success of the campaign, beating the Hall of Fame American trainer Bobby Frankel’s previous best […]

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Sizing John Eyes Chase Triple Crown This Season

Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John is attempting to become the first horse to win the Chase Triple Crown when he returns to action next month. His first target is set to be the Betfair Chase at Haydock in what will be his opening visit to the Lancashire track. Sizing John became the […]

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How To Bring Up the Winner: Secrets Of Best-Racing Horses

Preparing a horse for racing is not an easy task, even if you have the best possible bread. In order to have a winning horse, just like it goes with human athletes, you need to be consistent in training and make sure the horse is in the best shape at race time. For that, there […]

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The Tin Man, Harry Angel and Caravaggio to Battle for British Champions Sprint Stakes Crown

A number of talented horses will battle it out at Ascot to win the British Champions Sprint Stakes at the end of October. The meet is one of the most lucrative of the season and provides an occasion of grandeur to end the flat campaign. The Tin Man won the event last season and will […]

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