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 […]
It’s official. The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The announcement was made by the Jockey Club on Monday 16th March. The Press Release Reads As Follows: Following the Government’s new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services […]
To race or not to race? Something William Shakespeare might have written had he become a racing journalist to supplement his other literary works. Thankfully he was quite good at it but as the first Grand National was run in 1839 and he died in 1616 then it would never have happened anyway. As you […]
The racing world was watching Tiger Roll at Cheltenham on Wednesday afternoon, on March 11th. He was bidding for a fifth festival win in total, and a third straight win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase. This is his traditional prep run before the Grand National and 2020 was no different. After a satisfactory reappearance […]
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) expected to reach its peak in the UK in the next fourteen days, could we be heading towards a Government led decision by the Aintree Executive to hold the world’s greatest steeplechase behind closed doors? Betfair Exchange punters, who recently dabbled in a “Will racing go ahead at the Cheltenham Festival?” […]
Will 2020 be the year that Tiger Roll makes an unprecedented attempt to run and win the Grand National for the third time? We’ll find out for certain next month, but looking back at the events of the past few weeks it’s been anything but a smooth ride to Aintree for the double champion. Weighty […]
Trainer David Pipe has decided that Ramses De Teillee will take his chances at the Cheltenham Festival before he heads to the 2020 Grand National. The eight-year-old is going to be aimed at the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle which takes place on day four. For those of you doing the maths, that’s just three weeks […]
It’s all go for Lake View Lad as he now heads straight to Aintree for the 2020 Grand National. Lake View Lad is owned by Trevor Hemmings, who has already won the Grand National three times. Those wins came from Hedgehunter in 2005, Ballabriggs in 2011 and Many Clouds in 2015. Can he do it […]
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