Category: Horses

Why is the Kentucky Derby America’s biggest horse race?

When Americans think of horse racing, they think of the Kentucky Derby. Dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, it hasn’t earned its right to be the nation’s most prestigious race overnight. In fact, having first taken place in 1875, it has been cultivating its legacy for almost 150 years. The Derby earns almost […]

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Horse Racing Betting Odds: Top 3 Horses That Might Win The Belmont Stakes 2020

Image Source We all know that the Belmont Stakes is one of horse racing’s most significant events. For the first time in history, it will open the 2020 Triple Crown season on June 20 at Belmont Park, New York. However, there will be no spectators to witness the race live. The news saddens many racing […]

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How Are Horse Racing Bookies Faring During the Corona Crisis?

The outbreak of coronavirus has had a devastating impact on professional sport. There are many aspects to sport and fans enjoyment of sporting events which have been affected. Gambling is one of them and this has always been closely related to the horse racing industry. How are horse racing bookies faring during the corona crisis? […]

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Best races available to watch online today

The coronavirus pandemic has inevitably had a serious impact on horse racing but there have been some more encouraging signs in recent days. French racing returned, albeit behind closed doors, on Monday 11th May. Provisional plans have also been drawn up for racing to resume in Britain at the start of June. Here is a […]

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When Will Horse Racing Return?

This year’s Grand National was canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, for the first time since World War II. Instead of the traditional horse race, the UK’s Channel 4 broadcast a virtual horse race created by Inspired Entertainment, a company providing betting companies around the world with various virtual sports events. People […]

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A look at the American Triple Crown

Following the success of the Virtual Grand National, held due to Aintree’s iconic race being canceled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the US followed suit with a computerized version of the historic Kentucky Derby at the weekend, with virtual Secretariat coming out on top. Horse racing fans across the States – and around […]

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Know Your Withers To Find The Best Saddle

Well-conformed withers might not necessarily be a performance factor, but their shape and position may affect whether or not a horse gives a comfortable ride. Ideally, they should be well defined, but without being exaggeratedly high. Another desirable attribute is, withers that are well laid back, which means they extend behind the elbow. This allows […]

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Importance of placing horse race bets only with a top-rated online bookie

When it comes to horse race betting, a large number of punters fail to understand the importance of going with only the right online bookmaker. However, if looked at closely, this choice can be the game changer in an individual’s overall betting experience. Hence, it is very important to carry out ample research and ensure […]

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What is the Most Important Thing to Think of When Placing Bets on Horse Racing?

Wagering on horse races is a sport enjoyed by bettors around the world. It’s one of the most popular sports at both high street bookmakers and online sportsbooks. Although horse racing is unpredictable, there are a few tips you can use when betting. Below are the top tips to follow, according to the BetNJ website, […]

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Paul Townend’s remarkable Cheltenham Festival makes him the jockey to beat

(Source: Shutterstock – 286553204) Ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup, Al Boum Photo was the firm favourite, but it’s fair to say that few truly thought he would make it two successive victories in the Cheltenham showpiece. After all, no horse had won the Gold Cup two years running since Best Mate in 2003 […]

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The Oldest Racecourses in the World

Image Caption: Many of the world’s oldest racecourses are located in England Horse racing has stood the test of time and has been enjoyed for centuries. Various venues have been constructed throughout the years, many of which have a rich and exciting history. Keep reading to discover the oldest racecourses in the world. Chester While […]

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The Awesome and Integral Traditions of the Kentucky Derby

A significant part of America’s culture, the Kentucky Derby is one of the most prominent horse racing events in the United States, unlike other less traditional animal races… From its birth in 1875 and all the way to the somewhat controversial 2019 Kentucky Derby, the iconic event has provided the entertainment that every horse racing […]

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Grand National 2020: ones to watch so far

The Randox Health Grand National is arguably the meet that the nation gets most excited about. Hosted at Aintree on Saturday 4th April, the so-called “ultimate test of horse and rider” because of its large fences and four-mile plus distance, the Grand National churns out a staggering £1 million prize fund. Regardless of betting experience, […]

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Are you Covered? Horse Insurance

Are you Covered? If you already have your horse protected by insurance or are thinking about insurance, there are several things to consider and questions you should ask to make sure you are buying the most comprehensive policy.  In essence, all horse mortality and medical/surgical insurance policies are not the same. The basic policy provides […]

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A simple guide to placing wagers on Horse Races

You may think the Brits have the monopoly on horse racing, what with prestigious meetings like the Grand National, the Epsom Derby, the Cheltenham Festival, and Royal Ascot to name but a few, but we actually have a long and rich history with the Sport of Kings here in the US.  The first professionally-organized horse […]

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Champion Chase Three Way Battle Set to Light Up Cheltenham Festival

Champion Chase Three Way Battle Set to Light Up Cheltenham Festival Ask most punters to nominate the Cheltenham Festival race they are looking forward to the most and many people would say the Champion Chase. The feature on day two has been criticised in the past for having small fields, but regardless of the field […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2020, Day 3 Overview

We may only just be into the second week of February, but many of the sports community are already looking ahead to early March, specifically the legendary roar of the Cheltenham Festival. Held annually, this National Hunt calendar event is one that kick starts a spring and summer filled with both National Hunt and Flat […]

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Tiger Roll’s third straight Grand National win in doubt

Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll has won back to back Grand National races but the 2020 edition of the race is in doubt for the two-time winner. Tiger Roll’s participation has been called into uncertainty for the legendary horse race after he was given top weight in the build-up to the Grand National. Can the two-time […]

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Markets for Cheltenham Festival’s Features Races Begin to Take Shape

The buzz around the Cheltenham Festival (10th -13th March) seems to get earlier each year. Part of that is understandable, as the bookies attempt to outdo each other with promotions and marketing campaigns, but there is nevertheless a bit of head-scratching when trying to work out betting value months in advance. Still, with most of […]

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$20m Saudi Cup Is Set to Be the Richest Horse Race of All Time

Saddle up esteemed guests and riders – The Saudi Cup has been unveiled to be the richest horse race in the world. People are traveling from far and wide to be a part of what is known to be the most lucrative international horse race of the year. What a way to kick off a […]

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Cheltenham Festival Preview

The turn of the New Year means one thing for racing fans, the Cheltenham countdown is officially underway! We’re less than two months away from the Greatest Show on Turf and already punters are placing their ante-post bets. The famous horse racing festival will run from March 10th to March 13th, 2020, and is expected […]

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The trends you need to know ahead of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2020

 In just over a month, Prestbury Park will open its doors for the world-famous Cheltenham Festival. On Tuesday 10th March, the iconic Cheltenham Roar will be heard from miles around as the four-day meeting kicks off with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The pinnacle of the festival is, of course, the Gold Cup and in […]

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Three Mullins’ Horses Who We Would Love to See Bounce Back at Cheltenham 2020

In the UK, the almost feverish build-up to the Cheltenham Festival (10th -13th March) tends to coincide with the end of the Christmas holidays. As the Christmas trees are chucked out and the decorations put away for another year, punters’ minds tend to turn to the ante-post markets in the search for clues to the […]

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2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational FAQs and Event Details

Image Source The horse racing events continue to grow bigger this year as we head on to the 22nd century.  Horse racing fans can look forward to a more festive horse racing showdowns. Apart from that, it will give another betting opportunity for all punters who want to earn big and continuously grow their bankrolls […]

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The five horses to follow at Cheltenham Festival

With the New Year coming in fast, it means that the infamous Cheltenham Festival is a mere blink away. Tickets are selling, travel arrangements are being made, and bets are being placed.  Cheltenham Race Course odds can help give you hints as to who is favoured for each event, but here is some more information […]

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Tips On How To Keep Your Horse Warm During The Winter Months

Keeping your horse warm and happy in the winter can take a lot of careful planning and preparation.  But with some rugs and careful planning, you can keep them warm in the stable as well as when they are out on the field grazing. Here, we are providing you with tips and tricks on how […]

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5 Most Common Horse Health Problems

The seven most common horse health problems include colic, laminitis, arthritis, skin infections, and insect-borne viruses. Can these end your horse’s happy days? Otherwise, you can help. Learn more about these common horse health problems and you can overcome your horse from impending doom.  When death stares your horse right in the face, stare from […]

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Horse Racing Events to Look Forward In the Last Quarter of 2019

image source Horse racing is among the famous sporting events across the globe. Although there are some places where such a race is not a tradition to run annually, surely, a lot of people know about it. Also, these individuals know how the event works, and that is to finish the race first. There are […]

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Tiger Roll Sets His Sights on Historic Third Grand National

“Aintree Racecourse” by Paul (CC BY-SA 2.0) The news that horse racing fans in the UK have been waiting for has finally been confirmed. Tiger Roll will remain in training for the 2019/20 season and most importantly of all, his main aim of the season will be the Aintree Grand National once again. The horse […]

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5 Horses That Cost More Than Airplanes

When you are planning for horse racing, then most of jockey’s are looking for horses which have good strength and stamina. Without good strength and stamina, it will be difficult for most of the jockey’s to win the game. There are many horses which actually cost much higher than airplanes. In this article, you will […]

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Best Ticket Promo Codes Site for Cheltenham Festival

With the recent advancements in technology, the horse betting has become more accessible. The new technology offers you to bet your money online. The online access has many features. The best one is that one can get promo codes for betting on a horse race event, which is possible online. Many sites offer heavy discounts […]

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Competing For Beginners: Preparing For A Competition & After-Care

At home, a horse is familiar with their surroundings, whether this is an outdoor arena or an indoor school. However, the atmosphere at shows, competitions and events are unfamiliar and this can cause horses to become spooky, distracted and over-excitable – even those that are normally placid. There are a number of things you can […]

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A Beginners Guide to Betting on Horse Racing

Horse racing and the numerous betting markets associated with it make it one of the most lucrative and sought-after sports across the world. From the British monarchy to Middle Eastern Sheikhs, the allure and adulation of being associated with top-level horse racing seemingly have no boundaries. With such a variety of betting markets for punters […]

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WDAA World Championship Show LIVE FEED Sponsorship Opportunities

WDAA will again be partnering with Total Horse Channel to orchestrate the entirety of the WDAA World Championship Show live streaming feed online so all WDAA enthusiasts can watch their friends and family compete from their computers for phones. Well, as you can imagine, it’s not cheap to have that as an option. So, we […]

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RICHEST JOCKEY OF HORSE RACING

Jockeys are the unacknowledged heroes of horse racing. The men and women that sit in the saddle and control the horses are directly involved with arrangements of the race and running of the events. Both jockeys and horses work in alignment resulting in successful horse racing events, although it is the horse that gets most […]

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