Addeybb heads strong Lockinge entry


THE upwardly mobile Addeybb heads a strong entry for the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 19. The race is run over the straight mile and has retained 25 contenders following yesterday’s scratchings deadline. The race is the showpiece of Newbury’s Flat season and one of the world’s top 100 Group One races …[Read More]

Dan’s Dream victory would be a fairytale

Dan's Dream

DAN’S DREAM and Soliloquy were both added to the potential field for the one mile fillies’ Classic at a cost of £30,000 each, meaning that there were 18 entries for the Group 1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas, the second leg of the 2018 QIPCO British Champions Series, following Monday’s confirmation stage. Dan’s Dream would be a fairytale winner of …[Read More]

17 remain in QIPCO 2000 Guineas

2000 Guineas

Tip Two Win, one of 17 colts still engaged in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas following Monday’s confirmation stage, put the finishing touches to his Classic preparations with a gallop at Lambourn. Worth £500,000 in prize money, the one mile event will herald the start of the 2018 QIPCO British Champions Series when it gets under way …[Read More]

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]

Five northern raiders at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

2018 Cheltenham Festival

THE victory of Baywing in the Betfred Eider Chase at Newcastle on Saturday was just the latest big-race success for the north. It came a week after the brilliant Waiting Patiently won the Grade One Ascot Chase.  The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is the mecca for owners, trainers, jockeys and, of course, punters and this year …[Read More]