Sporting John in contention for 2021 Cheltenham Festival glory

LEADING owner JP McManus will have his usual army of runners at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival. And one horse who has come from nowhere to be in contention of glory is Sporting John. Trained in Minehead, Somerset, by Philip Hobbs, Sporting John won the Grade One Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown recently where he …[Read More]

Tiger Roll among Grand National entries – but may not run

Tiger Roll

TIGER ROLL heads the 106 entries for the Randox Grand National on April 10 but he is not a certain starter. His owner Michael O’Leary has indicated that he could instead run in the Irish National – especially if he is given too much weight to carry by the Aintree handicapper Martin Greenwood. The weights …[Read More]

Santini and Bristol De Mai clash in Cotswold Chase

2018 Cheltenham festival

SANTINI and Bristol De Mai feature among the eight declared runners for this year’s Cotswold Chase on Festival trials Day at Cheltenham. Staged over three miles and a furlong, it is a leading trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup with three winners going on to success in the chasing showpiece later in the same season – Little Owl (1981), …[Read More]

Can Al Boum Photo complete Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick?

2018 Cheltenham festival

THE stick used to beat Best Mate, the last horse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times, with was that he dominated a period of otherwise below par Grade 1 staying steeplechasers. As Al Boum Photo bids to match that achievement in the current National Hunt season, can the same doubts be said of …[Read More]

Envoi Allen continues on the road to Cheltenham

Envoi Allen

THE exciting Envoi Allen will make his second appearance over fences in the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday. The six-year-old, trained by Gordon Elliott, has two Cheltenham Festival wins under his belt and is already the hot favourite in the horse racing betting for the Marsh Chase at next March’s extravaganza. Envoi …[Read More]

Andrew Balding’s Derby Dream

THE Investec Derby is the holy grail for so many in racing. For trainer Andrew Balding, it has even more meaning. His father Ian prepared the brilliant Mill Reef to win the Epsom Classic in 1971. Now Betway ambassador Andrew reveals in a new video what it would mean to continue his family’s special tradition …[Read More]

Four great Royal Ascot moments

Blue Point

ROYAL ASCOT is the most illustrious Flat horse racing festival in Britain. It has produced plenty of memorable moments down the years and many horses, trainers and jockeys have written themselves into sporting legend at the Berkshire track. In celebration of this magnificent event that takes place in front of The Queen, we take a …[Read More]

Appleby’s assault on Dubai World Cup meeting

CHARLIE APPLEBY is planning a multi million pound raid at the richest raceday in the world. The 25th Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28 is going ahead, albeit behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the Newmarket handler is eyeing up plenty of riches. More than $35million are up for grabs at the …[Read More]

Katie Walsh goes behind the scenes at Cheltenham

FROM the weighing room to the winners’ enclosure, Betway ambassador Katie Walsh reveals what really goes on behind the scenes during Festival week in a great new video. The former jockey takes broadcaster Nick Luck on a guided tour of the racecourse at Cheltenham and offers a peek at what it’s really like to ride …[Read More]

Grand National 2020 Tips: Can Tiger Roll Land The Hat-Trick

by Andy Bell TIGER ROLL has been left generally unchanged at 5/1 to land his third successive Grand National after finishing fifth on his seasonal reappearance over hurdles at Navan, looking in need of his first run back It’s the Cheltenham Festival up next for Gordon Elliott’s tiny ten-year-old, who will be bidding to equal …[Read More]