Grand National 2018: Five big-priced outsiders

2018 Grand National

MORE than 500 million people around the world will tune in to watch the Grand National on Saturday and it should prove to be another thrilling event. A £1million prize purse makes it Europe’s richest race and it always attracts an extremely broad field that is stacked with intrigue. For that reason, long shots have …[Read More]

Will Blaklion get the trip in the 2018 Grand National?

2018 Grand National

CARL Llewellyn, assistant trainer to Nigel Twiston-Davies, is hopeful of a good performance from joint-favourite Blaklion (11st 9lb) in the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday. Sixty three entries remain for the world’s greatest and richest chase, staged over four and a quarter miles and 30 fences following Monday’s five-day confirmation stage. Blaklion, the …[Read More]

The biggest priced winners from Glorious Goodwood 2017

Glorious Goodwood

by OLIVER DICKINSON. THE Cheltenham Festival has already been and gone this year, which means we’ll be fast approaching other major events in the horse racing calendar, with the Goodwood Festival being one of the most in demand. It takes place at the end of July and runs into August, playing host to a tonne …[Read More]

What to look for when betting on horseracing online

by ANNIE DALE Picture: Wanderlust While visiting the racetrack watching and wagering on the races usually makes for a hugely entertaining day out. Unfortunately it is not something most horse betting enthusiasts can do every day. That is where online racebooks have come in to allow horse bettors to watch and bet on the races from …[Read More]

£1billion of bets for Cheltenham

AHEAD of the Cheltenham Festival starting on Tuesday, bookies are predicting that it’ll be the biggest betting week in sporting history – expecting more than £1billion in bets across the industry. That amounts to 300,000 bets an hour this week, with more than 70% of punters betting on Ruby Walsh – who’s finished as the leading jockey at Cheltenham …[Read More]

Richard Hoiles teaches West Ham stars how to commentate

West ham united

FOUR West Ham players went back to school…. Commentary School to be precise with one of horse racing’s best callers Richard Hoiles. The ITV Racing supremo tutored England goalkeeper Joe Hart, French football legend Patrice Evra, midfield veteran Mark Noble and strapping centre-back James Collins in the art of holding the mic and calling home …[Read More]

Royal Ascot 2018: Start planning now

royal ascot 2018

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]

The three horses who had great weekends ahead of Cheltenham

native river

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]

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

Rock of Gibraltar

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]