Author: Allison Graham

Who Will Spearhead the Irish Challenge at This Years’ Cheltenham Festival?

Ever since the Cheltenham Festival first originated back in 1860, this stellar event has been dominated by Irish-trained horses. This is a trend that looks set to continue in 2017, with the latest instalment already underway and a number of prominent Irish trainers in the hunt for success. We will see a slight change to the status quo this year, however, with Irish trainers set to provide a level of strength-in-depth that includes five or six exceptionally talented operators. So while one or two are poised to dominate the major race cards as usual, there are now others who...

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Top 3 Fashion Trends for Cheltenham Ladies Day

Fashion Trends for Cheltenham Ladies Day Ladies Day is one of the most popular days at the Cheltenham Festival. Women from around the country don their favourite frock, best pair of heels and their most extravagant fascinator, ready for a day of sipping champagne, placing bets and hopefully winning big on the horses. The fashion is, on occasion, sometimes just as important as the horses, and the focus on Ladies Day is often fixed on what the ladies are wearing rather than which horses are winning. The festival is already well under way and we’ve seen some key trends,...

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Cheltenham Gold Cup statistics and analysis

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain and the total prize money for the 2017 running will be £575,000. Run over 3.3 miles and 22 fences, it’s a gruelling test for only the best – this is the race that everyone wants to win… but what are the chances of this year’s contenders? Last Year’s Winner? In the Gold Cup’s history only seven horses have won more than once, the most recent of them is Kauto Star, who took the spoils in 2007 and 2009 and is the only horse to regain the Gold Cup....

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Horse Racing and Betting

Horse racing is the sport of kings. It is the fusion of man and animal as they work to triumph over their opponents. It’s a sport of determination, skill, speed and endurance and is watched and practised all over the world. The sport dates back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt and Babylon, showing that people have always loved it. Horse racing today is a billion dollar industry that has races being held across the globe every day in various leagues, events and cups. Prize money can vary hugely and some races can be life changing. Competitors will practice...

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Who do you prefer for the Kempton King George – Coneygree or Cue Card?

Coneygree is definitely the favorite at the upcoming King George VI Chase, Kempton 888sport betting odds, as this Christmas option – after all he is last season’s Gold Cup winner. Coneygree is unbeaten over fences after starting this season with a convincing win at Sandown, but the eight year old was forced to miss the Hennessy at Newbury last month due to a setback. There were assumptions that Coneygree might not even run over Christmas and instead wait for a return to Cheltenham at the end of January. Coneygree won the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day...

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