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Ante Post 2020 Grand National Runners

With the new year comes a new Grand National and although the list of entries has not yet been revealed, bookmakers are happily offering ante-post odds on who they think will win the 2020 Grand National. Important Grand National 2020 Dates The deadline for entries this year is Monday, 27th Janaury 2020 with the names […]

More Buck’s An Exciting Winter Prospect

More Buck’s landed the Summer Plate at Market Rasen for Peter and Sean Bowen to give them a hugely exciting horse to look forward to over the winter. More Buck’s began life in the Paul Nicholls yard and at just £10,000 he looks to be a very shrewd buy for the Bowen team, who are […]

Can Minella Rocco Upstage Blaklion At The Grand National?

The 2018 Grand National takes place on Sunday 14 April and is the most popular horse racing event in the yearly calendar. Hosted at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, this edition will be the 171st race in existence and attracts a huge audience, as well as punters from across the country, many put a bet on […]

Horses To Watch In 2015

With Christmas nearly upon us, we are down to the business end of the National Hunt season. In 2015, we have both the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National to entertain us. As has been the case for the past 19 years, it seems a certainty that AP McCoy will be claiming the Champion Jockey […]

Commander could Begin Campaign in Hennessy Gold Cup

The tremendously popular 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander may well have his first outing of the season in the ultra-competitive Grade 3 Hennessy Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Newbury on November 30. With the exception of last April’s Grand National – in which he pulled up when behind at Becher’s on the second […]

Fahey’s Glorious Goodwood Preview

With the first couple of days of Glorious Goodwood ahead, star columnist Richard Fahey gives us his guide on the competing runners. It should be a very busy week down Glorious Goodwood and many are actually hoping that the weather is not too glorious. Some would actually prefer to see a little rain. This definitely […]

All-weather Warning: You’re Losing Money By Not Using Speed Ratings

To win and profit sustainably from horse racing one needs an edge. One of the most popular methods of gaining an edge is to produce your own speed figures. Here’s why. Speed figures, speed ratings and lots of other names that describe them are not a new invention. In fact, they’ve been around for years […]

McCoy Bides His Time Before Deciding Champion Hurdle Mount

There’s still plenty of water to flow under the bridge before we arrive at the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival races on March 12, but already champion jockey Tony McCoy is being asked whether he will ride the young star Darlan or old favourite Binocular in the Grade 1 two-mile showcase contest, […]

Footballers Charged With Horse Betting Fix

The British Horseracing Authority has charged three English football players with involvement in a betting fix. It’s claimed the trio attempted to bribe jockeys to manipulate the performance of horses. The BHA issued a statement which said: “Following an investigation into suspicious betting activity on a number of races, the British Horseracing Authority has charged […]

Voltigeur Set To Clarify St Leger Picture

This season’s renewal of the Group 1 Ladbrokes St Leger, scheduled for Doncaster on September 15, looks set to be one of the highest profile runnings of the race in the last 30 years. The unbeaten triple classic hero, Camelot, is set to take his chance and bid to become the first horse since the […]