The British horse racing season is well and truly underway following last week’s Cheltenham Festival.
Minella Indo surprised many by winning the Gold Cup on the final day of the event. Jack Kennedy rode Barry Maloney’s horse to victory with a starting price of 9/1. Defending champion Al Boum Photo had been the pre-race favourite but only came home in third.
Jack Kennedy was the jockey of the festival as he had early romped to victory on Black Tears as a rank 80-1 outsider – the biggest Cheltenham winner in 30 years.
The Grand National
The next major event on the British racing calendar is only a fortnight away as the Aintree Grand National takes place between 8-10 April. The prize money in the Grand National itself is a cool £1,000,000 this year – making it the single biggest race on the calendar.
40 runners will compete over 4 miles and 2 furlongs on Merseyside next month. Tiger Roll is the two-time defending champion, having won here in 2018 and 2019 prior to last year’s cancellation, but will not be featuring this year.
Cloth Cap is currently the clear favourite with the bookmakers, with many expecting the likes of Any Second Now, Minella Times and Burrows Saint to only be outsiders.
Horse Racing Apps
If you’re unable to view any of the top races and events this year then you want to make sure you book those top horse racing sites in order to keep up with the latest news, and most importantly, the results themselves.
You can also download a racing betting app to keep on top of the results. Given that they are quickly and easily accessible from your mobile device, you’ll be able to get all the information you are looking for quicker than logging into a computer and loading up a website. What’s more they offer live streaming too, meaning you don’t need to miss any of these events.
Live streaming allows you to watch the top races from Great Britain and several other countries across the globe from virtually anywhere, provided you have a reliable WiFi connection from your location.
At work? Simply pop out of the venue or sneak into the restroom, pop out your mobile device and watch the race of your choice for a couple of minutes without any of your colleagues or bosses noticing.
In fact, 3.8% of people in the UK bet on horses so you may be keen to use your horse racing betting app to do exactly what it was designed for. The top betting apps often come with a free signup bonus too, some go even further by offering rewards and further bonuses throughout your time with them.
Other major racing events in Great Britain include the Guineas Festival (May), Epsom Derby (June), Royal Ascot (June), the King George Weekend (July), Glorious Goodwood (July), concluding with British Champions Day at Ascot on 16 October 2021.
The Champions Stakes Race is worth a cool £1.3 million this year with the event welcoming back all the major winners from events throughout the year.
Jack Timms is an independent writer with 8 years experience in writing sports articles for various magazines and newspapers. Most of his work is on horse racing or football, and he has written for magazines such as Thoroughbred Racing and Luxuria Lifestyle. Jack lives in York with his dog, Poppins.