Royal Ascot 2018: Start planning now

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IT is a perfect mix. Horse racing and glamour. The old and the new. Royal Ascot 2018, with its rich heritage and history, has also moved into the modern era with its wonderful grandstand and state-of-the art facilities. The royal meeting is only a few months away and the secret is in the planning. Now …[Read More]

Countdown to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

2018 Cheltenham festival

by ANNIE DALE NEXT month a group of celebrities, royals, superstar trainers, jockeys and horse racing fans will don their finest threads and converge upon Cheltenham Racecourse. The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt calendar, featuring 14 Grade One races, and this year looks set to deliver another thriller. English trainers …[Read More]

All the fun of the Cheltenham Festival 2018

Cheltenham festival 2018

by ANNIE DALE In the words of the Cheltenham Festival official website: “The Festival epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about jump racing.” So, if you are a fan of hurdles or steeplechases, it really is an event not to be missed. Best of all, it’s not nearly as expensive as you might think. The Festival …[Read More]

The three horses who had great weekends ahead of Cheltenham

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IT’S getting ever closer to Cheltenham now and we’re all keeping our eyes on the races up and down the country ahead of the biggest week in the horse racing calendar. Newbury and Warwick threw up some fantastic races at the weekend and has placed a number of horses as firm favourites for the Cheltenham …[Read More]

Is Blaklion really the new Red Rum?


IT’S still a puzzle why the Grand National weights ceremony is held in London and not in Liverpool. So I afforded myself a quiet chuckle when I heard there was a power cut at the no-expense-spared “do” at the BAFTAs HQ in the West End. Before looking at the weights, those obsessed with finding the …[Read More]

Surprise entry for Cheltenham hope Douvan


by ANNIE DALE THE Cheltenham Festival is four weeks away and Willie Mullins will be putting the finishing touches to his big team of Irish invaders. And he has sprung a surprise by entering two of his former Cheltenham heroes in Ireland this weekend ahead of next month’s extravaganza at Prestbury Park. Douvan and Vroum …[Read More]

Famous racehorse owners and winners

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by JACK ROSE OWNING a horse can be a lucrative business, provided you invest in the right horse and know which trainer will get the best out of your horse. Many footballers invest their earnings in horses in the hope that they can increase their wealth, and while some have been successful, others have suffered …[Read More]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheltenham

by ANNIE DALE With the advancement in technology, we are now able to track even the most unthinkable stats when it comes to online sports betting. A perfect example is the Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest events in the racing calendar this year and we are just one month away from the official opening …[Read More]

Racing Bets Explained: All You Need to Know

by ANNIE DALE For beginners, horseracing betting may seem to be a complicated endeavour. This is more so when you are presented with the racecards and form full of numbers. You may think that you need to be more of a maths wHizz, but all that’s needed is basic calculation. The numbers on racecards and …[Read More]

Cheltenham 2018 ante-post value

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by ANNIE DALE. We are just weeks away from the biggest horse racing festival in the UK and although it is too soon to proclaim absolute favourites as we still don’t know which horses will be running, there is a host of ante-post value in the key races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Some Pro …[Read More]