Ante-Post Betting In Horse Racing

Traditionally, Tote wagering has dominated the sport of horse racing. Under this system, all the wagers on a given race are pooled together before being distributed to the winning bettors. One of the main characteristics of this system is that the final odds are not known until post time. Due to this fact, it is […]

De Kock Runs Riot at Meydan

South African trainer Mike de Kock is teaching the locals a thing or two out in Dubai and took his total to eight winners for the carnival with a stunning four-timer on Thursday that included success in the UAE 1000 Guineas with odds-on favourite Mahbooba and a Group 3 victory with the exciting Dubai World […]

Collingridge Retirement a Blow

Within the space of a month Newmarket’s racehorse training community is set to lose its second well-known name following the news that the popular Hugh Collingridge is to quit training only a matter of weeks after another well known senior handler, Paul Howling, handed in his license, writes Elliot Slater. Although he wouldn’t be known […]

Ashkazar Team Leaning Towards World Hurdle Challenge

Paul Nicholls Big Buck’s looks the big banker of the meeting for many punters at the forthcoming Cheltenham Festival in mid-March, but there is no such thing as a certainty in racing and connections of recent course winner Ashkazar are seriously considering given their horse a run against the superstar, writes Elliot Slater. Ashkazar bounced […]

Theatre Star Turn At Kempton

In a somewhat surprising move, trainer Nicky Henderson has chosen to bypass the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase and target the Grade 1 King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day with his progressive second season chaser Riverside Theatre, writes Elliot Slater. A winner of three of his five chase outings, (two at Kempton), Henderson’s […]

Guineas Hope Martins a Doncaster Possible

The eagerly anticipated second career outing of the Jeremy Noseda-trained colt Peter Martins could be in Doncaster’s Group 2 Champagne Stakes at the St Leger meeting, but a decision as to whether or not the impressive Newmaket maiden winner will go there or take in the easier option of a conditions event has yet to […]

Betting Industry Turns Back On Racing

The news that two of the most high profile bookmaker PR figures have left the business is just the latest in a recent wave of indicators that suggest that racing is rapidly falling down the list of Horse race betting bookmakers priority interests, writes Elliot Slater. Both the veteran Neal Wilkins, head of PR for […]

Fergie To Win Gold Cup?

The 2009 Gold Cup final entrants have just been announced today and the field of runners has gone from 37 entrants down to 21 for the race this Saturday (November 28th) the prize for the winner is a cool £200,000! Previous winner Denman takes the top weight along and the shortest odds at 4/1. Jockey […]

Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe

This weekend sees the big action head over to Paris for the PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE, The “Arc” is Europe’s richest race bringing together the classic winners from England, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy in one race. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is […]