We’ve known for quite some time that Michael O’Leary had plans to wind down his Gigginstown operation. At the time it came as quite a shock. However, O’Leary decided that as much as he loved racing, he loved his family more and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. Joining him in […]
At this stage it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Irish Grand National will not go ahead. That said, when it was originally postponed, there were hopes that it could be rescheduled for later in the year. The race should have been run at Fairyhouse on April 13th before being put on hold […]
He may have won the Grand National three times as an owner, but Trevor Hemmings has decided it’s time to scale down his racing interests. Hemmings, who is now 85-years-old has been in the horse racing industry for 36 years and is one of the sports most successful owners. Like Michael O’Leary winding down his […]
Winning the Grand National is the pinnacle of any jockey’s career. Even in retirement, when asked about their greatest victories, Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, and AP McCoy all stated that winning the Grand National was their greatest achievement. And it’s easy to see why. A notoriously difficult race to even complete, winning it instantly propels […]
With any event that runs for more than a hundred years, there are going to be absolutely tonnes of records that can be broken. And the Grand National race is no different. Considering the first National ever run was back in 1839, there is a lot to explore in terms of records that have been […]
It is great news that ITV has managed to secure a new deal to cover British racing until 2023. With more and more of the sports we love to watch being aired on paid platforms, ITV retaining some of the biggest racing festivals is a huge relief for fans. Those old enough to remember can […]
The Grand National is the single biggest event in the calendar for horse-racing fans, with the historic race drawing crowds from not only all over the UK but all over the world. Since its beginnings in the early 19th century, the Grand National has grown into an annual spectacle that’s watched by hundreds of millions […]
On Saturday, July 11th 2020, jockey Barry Geraghty stunned the horse racing world when he announced his retirement from the sport. The Grand National winning rider took to twitter to make the announcement. He thanked his family, friends, and everyone who had supported him over the last 24 years. While it comes as a huge […]
It’s been quite a while since we saw any real horse racing action, though thankfully it has now resumed, albeit behind closed doors. After the highs of seeing Tiger Roll romp home to win the 2019 Grand National, we were all eagerly anticipating a third tilt at the greatest steeplechase in the world in 2020. […]
While the UK and Ireland tend to lead the way in the jumps season, flat racing also has a huge worldwide following. With horse racing in the US, many new faces are proving to be the future of the sport in the near future. We are of course talking about Panama native Joseph Trejos and his most […]
Who could have known back in January, when the 2020 Grand National entries were announced, that we would be where we are today. We have gone from the highs of the Cheltenham Festival to the lows of all race meetings being called off. To counter the obvious disappointment of canceling the Grand National, ITV decided […]
In betting on horse racing, or any other sports betting for that matter, information is the king. Whoever has the data about each horse race makes informed decisions. And to be that guy, you need to cast your knowledge net wider, for if you only rely on just one or two sources, you are likely […]
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