• Mar- 2022 -
    30 March

    Inside the Rails – Marching Towards Spring Festivals

    The “trials” season is behind us, and we have seen a number of impressive performances in their own right, but now we have some big racing ahead, Cheltenham, (over by the time you read this!), then Aintree and then Punchestown over jumps, and the start of the flat turf season. With all that is going on in the world at…

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  • 25 March
    Horse Racing Tip

    The Best European Jockeys In 2022

    Everything You Need To Know About The Best Riders And Their Horses In Europe Right Now Europe has long been considered the birthplace of professional horse racing. It was a pastime that both the Ancient Greeks and Romans were passionate about. However, horse racing as we know it today was first seen in the UK. European settlers later brought horse…

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  • Jan- 2022 -
    14 January

    Galvin has the Class to Win The Grand National In 2022

    Cheltenham Festival winner Galvin is likely to have his first shot at the Grand National at Aintree in April. The seven-year-old will have an excellent chance of giving Irish trainer Gordon Elliott another success in the world’s most famous steeplechase. Galvin was victorious in the National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham back in March last year. That victory…

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  • 9 January

    Inside the Rails – Into 2022

    I hope you all enjoyed the festive period and especially the great racing on offer.  I was back at Cheltenham for their December meeting although I watched the January meeting on TV.  The one thing that is really noticeable is how important course form is at the track.  Coole Cody might have won the Paddy Power but for falling two…

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  • Nov- 2021 -
    27 November

    Inside the Rails – Jumps Season Ramps Up

    Two Cheltenham meetings done, and the Paddy Power Gold Cup in the record books, the jumps season is in full swing. The flat season did not depart quietly. It was great to see the Breeders Cup on terrestrial television this year, with ITV Racing at Del Mar. I really enjoyed the two days of action. I will always be a…

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  • Oct- 2021 -
    18 October

    Inside the Rails – Back on Track

    The Race Advisor contacted me last week to say that I had not sent in a post since July. Where does the time go? I knew I was due to write one, but I had no idea that I was that late in doing so! My apologies to anyone that has been looking out for an update, I will be…

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  • 7 October

    How weather and the elements affect a horse’s chance of winning a race

    Horse racing is such a popular sport, and betting on it even more so. However, it’s not just the trainer, jockey, and physique of the horse that can impact the outcome of a race. We get affected by the elements and the weather, and horses do as well. So, the weather is something that can definitely impact the outcome of…

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  • Aug- 2021 -
    11 August

    Professional Punting Strategies in Horse Betting

    Horse betting is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the whole world. However, unlike other sports such as football and basketball, where the majority of the fans watch the sport just for passion and excitement, most horseracing fans also bet on the races. In fact, you can say that horseracing wouldn’t be complete without the bettors. If…

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  • Jul- 2021 -
    27 July

    Inside the Rails – Racing League Underway

    I did not perhaps set myself the best deadline for this article, as by the time you read it, BG Racing horses should have had two more runs, but I cannot tell you about them as at the time of writing, they had not yet run. I am also typing away before Glorious Goodwood gets into full swing, and before…

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  • 4 July

    Inside the Rails – Spectators Back In Numbers!

    First up, my apologies for the lack of an article in May. Things all got rather busy (see below) and I ended up with loads of admin to do, which in turn set back other tasks. It does mean that I have plenty to tell you about though! It has been great to see spectators back on the racecourse. Even…

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  • Jun- 2021 -
    25 June

    The Ultimate 2021 Irish Derby Guide

    The 2020 Irish Derby was unusual for many reasons, not least the fact that it was held behind closed doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions. However, it will be business as usual at the Curragh Racecourse this year, with a capacity crowd expected to cheer on the runners and riders as they compete for the 155th Irish Derby crown. In…

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  • 22 June

    Profitable Losing – To Learn How to Win, You Must First Learn How to Lose!

    You simply can’t learn how to win without knowing this! There are no shiny bells or huge ROIs here. Nonetheless, this is one of the most important things you’ll ever discover and will ultimately prove the difference between long-term success and failure. What you’ll often find is that we hardly ever talk about the ‘boring’ stuff. Yet this is what…

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  • May- 2021 -
    27 May

    Grand National 2022!

    The Grand National is in the books for yet another year. The 2020 edition of the famous horse race was won by Minella Times, as the Irish-bred horse outran 39 other competitors. The 2021 Grand National was a historic one, as jockey Rachel Blackmore became the first woman to win the race. Winning trainer, Henry de Bromhead, also continued a…

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  • 27 May

    Highlighting Some Royal Ascot Runners

    5 horses you might like to follow ahead of Royal Ascot The flat horse racing season has got off to a barnburner of a start. The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket jump-started the flat horse racing season at the beginning of May. Already, fans are gearing up for the biggest event of the summer – Royal Ascot. The annual summer…

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  • Apr- 2021 -
    21 April

    Inside the Rails – Looking Forward To The Summer Action

    It has been a pretty eventful few weeks since my last article. The Cheltenham Festival took place and, although there were no fans, the action was every bit as exciting as it always is. Within BG Racing, we had loads of fun with a tipping competition for shareholders, and daily Zoom calls where several shareholders and I got together to…

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  • 10 April

    Grand National 2021 Analysis & Selections

    It’s the 2021 Grand National at 17:15​ Aintree today, the 10th April. The horses I like the look of are Bristol De Mai, Magic Of Light, Minella Times, Takingrisks and Anibale Fly. Check out the video to see why I like them, and how I’m planning on betting them. Please leave me a comment below to let me know who…

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  • Mar- 2021 -
    26 March
    Horse Racing Tip

    The 1 Best Horse Racing Tip In The World

    “do you have any tips for today?” “which horse is going to win today?” These are questions I get asked on a daily basis. You may be aware that I don’t give out horse racing tips. There is a very good reason for that. Have you ever met anybody who has made a consistently long-term profit over a period of…

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  • 18 March

    Inside the Rails – On Your (Handicap) Marks: Get Set Go!

    It has not been a great month for racing if truth be told. The big freeze was followed by more water-logging, and the final hopes that a few people might be allowed to watch the Cheltenham Festival in person were extinguished. Then, just as we got some better ground and the excitement started to ramp-up, the Gordon Elliott story broke…

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  • 8 March

    The Three Most Likely Winners at the Cheltenham Festival 2021

    The 2021 Cheltenham Festival (16th – 19th March) is fast approaching. It is, of course, one of the busiest times of the year for bookmakers and punters; even if the lack of fans in attendance this year means that all the betting will be done away from the course. Tens of millions will be placed on the 28 races, with the bookies…

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  • Feb- 2021 -
    3 February

    Leading Novice Hurdle Prospects for 2021 Cheltenham Festival

    With the 2021 Cheltenham Festival getting ever closer, contenders are emerging for the novice hurdle races all the time. Many of the top prospects are trained in Ireland, so it could pay to keep your eyes on races in Emerald Isle. Taking that into account, here are some of leading novice hurdle contenders for Grade 1 honours come Cheltenham. Ballyadam Racehorse owners…

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