Melbourne Cup: A Betting Frenzy and a National Holiday in Australia

THE Melbourne Cup is one of the most popular sporting events in the Australian calendar, so much so that it is known as “the race that stops a nation”. Millions of people tune in to watch it, thousands place bets and even more attend in person. If you want to get involved in the fun …[Read More]

Learn About the Popular Betting Options at Melbourne, and Experience the Action

by LUCIA CASTELLO THE Melbourne Cup, the premier racing event of Australia, is both a betting and social event. For the last few years, this premier racing event has transitioned into a popular betting platform for local punters and even racing enthusiasts from other parts of the world. According to The Sunday Telegraph, Australians wagered …[Read More]

2017 Melbourne Cup: The holy grail for British trainers

Thomas Hobson Melbourne Cup 2017

THE Melbourne Cup is the holy grail for so many British trainers. The “race that stops a nation” has never been won by a UK trainer despite the best efforts of several down the years. Ireland have already won it twice courtesy of Dermot Weld with Vintage Crop and Media Puzzle while France have also …[Read More]

Decorated Knight the value in 2017 Coral-Eclipse

Decorated Knight 2017 Coral-Eclipse

IT’S simmering nicely into a typically fitting renewal but the 2017 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown has a really open feel to it this year. The clash of the age groups should reveal plenty about the strength – or lack of it – of this season’s crop of three-year-olds. The jury is still out on that especially …[Read More]

Barney Roy targets more Group One glory in Sussex Stakes

Barney Roy

by JOHN SINCLAIR Barney Roy produced one of the upsets of Royal Ascot when he beat Churchill in the St James’s Palace Stakes last week. The three year old gained revenge for his defeat in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier in the campaign as he impressed in the one-mile contest at the Berkshire racecourse. …[Read More]

2017 Royal Ascot Thursday tips: Havana Grey is white hot

Havana Grey

KARL Burke knows a good horse when he sees one. Although his stable star Quiet Reflection is missing from Royal Ascot this week, he has a great chance of notching a winner for the north at the Berkshire track. HAVANA GREY has won two out of three and goes in the Norfolk Stakes on Thursday. …[Read More]

Royal Ascot five to follow


THE bookies appear a tiny bit worried about this week’s Royal Ascot. Accumulators on the meeting’s red-hot favourites could cost them millions if the jollies all oblige. Ribchester, Churchill, Winter and Order Of St George will all be popular as punters play safe in their multiple bets. Looking for a bit of value, especially in …[Read More]

2017 Royal Ascot tips: Tuesday

2017 Royal Ascot tips

NOT for the first time, Tuesday looks likely to be the best day at Royal Ascot in terms of pure quality. The weather forecast is set fair for the week and the Coolmore and Godolphin battalions will try to repel the American invasion, led by sprint king Wesley Ward. Here’s a race-by-race look at Tuesday’s …[Read More]

Jack Hobbs heads Prince of Wales’s Stakes betting

Jack Hobbs

JACK Hobbs, pictured, is among 17 horses left in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.  John Gosden’s five-year-old has hardly raced since his three-year-old campaign when he won the Irish Derby. But he showed he was as good as ever when winning at Meydan in the Dubai Sheema Classic. John Gosden also has …[Read More]

Lady Aurelia eyes Royal Ascot double

Lady Aurelia

FEW sights in racing lifted the spirits more than the Royal Ascot success of Lady Aurelia in last year’s Queen Mary Stakes. She was like a bullet from a gun and her victory was the abiding memory from last year’s royal meeting. The flying American filly, trained by Wesley Ward, returns to Royal Ascot in …[Read More]