Royal Ascot History and Traditions It was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot, which in those days was called East Cote. Whilst out riding in 1711, she came upon an area of open heath, not far from Windsor Castle, that looked an ideal place for “horses to gallop at full stretch.” The first race meeting ever held at Ascot took place on Saturday 11th August, 1711. Her Majesty’s Plate, worth 100 Guineas and open to any horse, mare or gelding over the age of six, was the inaugural event. Each horse was required...Read More
Author: Allison Graham
Horse Betting 101: the Different Types of Bet There are three basic types of bets in horse racing: the Win, Each Way, and more recently, the Lay. The Win bet is the simplest type of bet for a horse race match that even horse betting beginners know. The mechanics of the game is to bet on a horse to win, and if it doesn’t take the first place, you lose. The Each Way, on the other hand, is two bets in one. It is both a Win bet and a Place bet which is a backup. If you bet...Read More
We’re going through a rather major re-design at the moment, and one of the things we’d really like to do is to give our readers some insight into what goes on at racecourses… and when it happens. So with that in mind, we’d be very grateful if you could find the time to fill in this survey, which will allow us to create an ‘Insiders Guide’ for YOUR RACECOURSE. (Please scroll down for all of the questions!) Please can you also send us your schedule for the rest of the year including Racedays, with details (Music nights, family days, ladies days etc), non-racing...Read More
The season’s most prestigious Flat race meeting is almost upon us as Royal Ascot takes centre stage between June 20 and 24. Punters will be treated to five days of top-class graded racing with Thursday’s Group One Gold Cup the undoubted highlight. The latest horse racing news at Bethut will help advise you as to which horses to back but Aiden O’Brien’s Order of St George is the current ante-post favourite at around 5/4. The son of Galileo was last seen winning a Listed race in Leopardstown on May 26 and may well renew acquaintances with Torcedor (16/1), who...Read More
What’s On Racing – July 2017 – Looking for a fabulous day out? Wondering What’s On Racing – July 2017? It’s The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket! Thursday 13th June, Friday 14th June & Saturday 15th July Ladies Day – Thursday 13th July Ladies Day at Newmarket is the hottest ticket of the summer. Visitors come from far and wide, donning their finest outfits, to enjoy the thrilling racing, epic entertainment and of course compete in the hotly contested Best Dressed Lady Competition! The Style Awards Best Dressed Lady competition sponsored by The Spa at Bedford Lodge...Read More
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