Will there be tears for Triolo D’Alene in the Hennessy?


Pic: Racing UK. THE script is written. A potential tear-jerker if ever there was one. But if a certain chestnut wins the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday, there won’t be a dry eye down at Seven Barrows. The loss of Simonsig at Cheltenham hit Nicky Henderson like a sickening punch to the stomach, coming two …[Read More]

Win a day out at Cheltenham


Competition now closed. THOSE generous souls at Stan James have come up trumps again. We’ve teamed up to offer readers of this blog FIVE pairs of Club tickets to StanJames.com International Hurdle day at Cheltenham on December 10. And there is also a £50 free bet for one lucky winner. This is one of the …[Read More]

Lake View Lad one to follow


RACING got the lift it badly needed on Saturday when Cue Card produced a magnificent performance to beat Coneygree in the Betfair Chase. After a miserable few weeks, the sport finally created positive headlines and the pair of chasing superstars could clash again in the King George VI Chase. Meanwhile, the National Hunt season is …[Read More]

Betfair Chase: Cue Card v Coneygree


RACING needs a lift. It’s been a fairly dark fortnight for the sport, what with Freddy Tylicki, Vautour and Simonsig creating the sort of headlines we dread. Not to mention a tabloid splash about an alleged gang assault involving jockeys. We need a boost, a clash to set the pulse racing and lift the spirits. …[Read More]

How Matched Betting can give you 100% chance of a win in racing


by ANNIE DALE EVERY expert pundit will acknowledge you have to take the rough with the smooth when betting on the nags. There are so many things that can go wrong whether you’re a keen student of form, a racing statistician or receiving insider information. You hope the good runs outweigh the bad and you …[Read More]

Tears for Simonsig at the Cheltenham Open Meeting


THE sport of kings can sometimes test the patience and loyalty of its most ardent fans. Today was such a day. The end of the Cheltenham Open Meeting ended in genuine heartbreak and tears with the death of the beautiful grey Simonsig. Excruciatingly, it came just two hours after his trainer Nicky Henderson had openly …[Read More]

Five to follow at the 2016 Cheltenham Open Meeting


TRAINERS finally got their wish last night when 16mm of rain fell at Cheltenham. With the Open Meeting days away, the ground is good, good to soft in places and forecasters are predicting another band of rain from late on Friday into Saturday. Great news for those of us wanting to see some serious equine …[Read More]

A guide to: Getting the most out of your horse racing bets

by JAMES BONDOLA THERE has been an incredible shift in the online gambling market in more recent times that has meant more and more consumers are turning to their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices to play and enjoy new gambling experiences. There are virtual casinos, online bingo games and a whole host of sportsbooks …[Read More]

WIN tickets to the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle


THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED SHORTLY NIGHT Nurse, Sea Pigeon, Ekbalco, Kribensis, Dato Star, Floyd. The roll-call of stars who have won the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle is pretty impressive. It is a key trial for the StanJames.com Champion Hurdle and one of the biggest racedays in the north. So we’ve …[Read More]

Garde La Victoire to strike in Haldon Gold Cup


WE ALL fall into the trap of following certain horses blindly and are quite prepared to accompany them off a cliff. GARDE LA VICTOIRE falls into that category for myself. I love this horse even though he let me down at both Cheltenham and Aintree over fences in the spring when he ended up on …[Read More]