Tragedy and triumph in 2022 Grand National

THE Randox Grand National always throws up a good story. Foinavon. Red Rum. Aldaniti – the world’s greatest steeplechase has spawned so many legends of the game. This year was no different. Two days before the race, Sam Waley-Cohen – an amateur in all but name – announced that this year’s Grand National would be …[Read More]

How to Prepare for Your First Cheltenham Festival

HAVE you decided to attend the Cheltenham Festival for the first time this year? If so, continue reading to find out everything you need to know before you go. If you have decided to attend the Cheltenham Festival for the first time, you must ensure you are as prepared as you possibly can be. It …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival 2022: 4 Nicky Henderson Horses to Follow

2018 Cheltenham festival

TRAINER Nicky Henderson will head the British bid to enjoy a successful time of things at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival next March. Last year’s meeting was dominated by Irish horses and many pundits believe that it will be a similar story in the spring. However, Henderson will have a strong squad at his disposal including Shishkin, …[Read More]

Top 5 Racing Events in Ireland

Horse racing is one of the biggest sports in Ireland with millions of spectators and punters flocking to racecourses each year to place their wagers on their Irish race tips. Ireland has also produced some of the world’s best jockeys, trainers and horses such as Arkle, Dawn Run, Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins and the …[Read More]

Tactical a Royal Ascot contender for The Queen

IT has been a sad time for The Queen with the death of her husband Prince Philip. But horse racing has given her a bit of light in a dark time. And she has a live Royal Ascot contender in Tactical who won at Newmarket earlier this week. Check out the latest Royal Ascot free bets …[Read More]

Aye Right bids for Scottish National glory

THERE will not be a more popular winner than AYE RIGHT in the Scottish Grand National on Sunday. Trained by Harriet Graham, the horse has produced some admirable performances this season without getting his head in front. Aye Right is the ante-post favourite for the famous old race but has to give plenty of weight …[Read More]

Katie Walsh video reveals Grand National history of female riders

THE Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world. But since the inaugural contest in 1839 – won by Lottery –  just 17 female jockeys have been given the chance to negotiate the iconic Aintree fences. In a new animated video, Betway ambassador Katie Walsh – who boasts the best finish for …[Read More]

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]