• Apr- 2019 -
    12 April

    The Jumping Game

    As a woman who trained the great Best Mate to win three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups, no one could be better qualified than Henrietta Knight to discover what makes today’s top jumps trainers succeed. From eccentric, outspoken Yorkshireman Mick Easterby, to elegant, aristocratic Venetia Williams, from Irish wizard, Willie Mullins, to perfectionist champion trainer, Paul Nicholls and young pretender, Dan…

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  • 10 April

    Betting in the 21st Century

    Horse racing maybe one of the oldest of all sports, and in its essentials it would appear to have undergone virtually no change over the centuries – it is still about thoroughbreds racing across a large field – but in so many other ways it is constantly evolving and the pace of change has accelerated considerably in the 21st century.…

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  • 8 April

    Tiger Rolls into History

    Tiger Roll became a Grand National legend on Saturday. As he became the first horse since Red Rum to win the race two years on the trot. Like Red Rum, Tiger Roll is bred to be a flat horse, and he’s not exactly built to jump a fence either. But like “Rummy”, he’s just a freak of horse. Travelling powerfully…

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  • 2 April

    Three Standout Races at the Aintree Festival

    The Aintree Festival is one of the most-anticipated National Hunt events on the racing calendar. The three-day extravaganza always delivers plenty of passion, entertainment and drama. The Merseyside track is a superb venue, and thousands of spectators descend on the course each and every year. The competitive racing attracts a plethora of top trainers and jockeys to the north west, and despite taking place…

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  • Mar- 2019 -
    30 March

    Inside the Rails – At the Stables

    If you follow racing at all, you will have probably heard of syndicates and racing clubs and these vehicles allow people to come together to share the costs of ownership.  There may not actually be too much difference between a syndicate and a racing club, but then again one syndicate or racing club can be very different from another, so…

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  • 29 March

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems

    Winning Horse Race Betting Systems, does exactly what is says on the tin! It gives you loads of winning systems to use, straight off the bat. The book introduces the best winnings ways, presented simply, and in plain English, for you to use yourself. Winning Horse Race Betting Systems was written 10 years ago. The fact that it still ranks…

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  • 26 March

    Sean Bowen: A Future Champion Jockey?

    I am big fan of Sean Bowen, the son of trainer Peter Bowen, and brother of James. Indeed, I have praised his riding a few times this jumps season. Well there is no doubt he’s riding at the very top of his game now. At Kelso on Saturday, Sean’s talents were once again showcased. Bowen won the first two races…

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  • 19 March

    The Definitive Guide to Betting on Horses

    From small beginnings in 2000, with matched bets of just £3,462 on the Oaks and Derby, to more than £23 million traded on a cricket match in January 2005, Betfair, the dominant exchange, can now arguably be called the world’s largest internet betting site. Punters, professional and casual, love it. And what’s more, bookmakers hate it! The Definitive Guide To…

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  • 18 March

    The Good, the Sad and the Ugly

    It’s just 359 days to the start of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival! And for some the countdown has already began, with a few bookmakers having already opened books on next year’s major races. I don’t know about you, but I find the few days after the end of festival hard to come to terms with. Suddenly you have that empty…

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  • 14 March

    Winning It Back!

    This book is about one of the biggest gamblers of all time – Gary Wiltshire. The compelling rags-to-riches story of the larger than life punter, bookmaker and BBC television pundit. The imposing presence of Gary Wiltshire has long been one of the familiar and colourful sights on the racecourses and dog tracks of Britain. “In the fifth race, the Rosemary…

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  • 11 March
    Horse Racing

    You ready? It’s Almost Here…

    The Cheltenham Festival is now just one day away. It doesn’t seem that long ago we had just had Champion Day. Maybe its age, but time just seems to go faster these days. As I am sure you were expecting, this Monday’s article is centred on the next four days at the home of National Hunt racing. But before looking…

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  • 9 March

    How To Analyse A Race (THE RAPID METHOD)

    Today I’m going to be using some of the tools at the Race Advisor to analyse a race rapidly. There are two things that are very important in analysing horse races: AccuracySpeed In the modern world, time is the most valuable asset you have. This is partly because modern technology allows us to be in constant contact with other people.…

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  • 3 March

    Inside the Rails – An Owner’s Day At The Races

    Hi everyone, I hope that last month’s post made you curious enough to want to find out more about the racehorse ownership experience and this week I would like to take you behind the scenes on race day. All owners with runners are allocated a certain number of owner and trainer (O&T) badges by the racecourse which the owner can…

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  • Feb- 2019 -
    27 February

    What is A/E in Horse Racing?

    In recent articles, I have begun to include A/E figures when looking at potentially profitable systems. It relates to the potential value of bets and is based on looking at the actual number of wins and dividing it by expected wins (A/E = Actual/Expected).  If the A/E figure is above 1.00, it means the horse won more often than the…

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  • 25 February
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    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    Cheltenham Countdown As Andy Newton said in Saturday’s post . “Are you getting excited for the Cheltenham Festival yet?” The answer from me is a big…YES! I hope it’s the same for you too. Will the Cheltenham Trends Hold? Now it’s possible, that the all the trends/profiles that many punters have used at the Cheltenham Festival over recent years, will be…

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  • 24 February

    What To Look Out For On Day One Of The 2019 Cheltenham Festival

    Horse racing fans are counting down the days to the start of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, arguably the best day’s racing of the year in the sport. The Champion Hurdle is the feature race. However, along with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Arkle Trophy, there is so much to look forward to. Here is a look at who will be…

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  • 23 February

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Are you getting excited for the Cheltenham Festival yet? It seemed like only last week I was sitting down for Christmas dinner, and then welcoming in the New Year!!  However, we are now almost into March, and without wanting to wish my life away, that means only one thing for horse racing fans………… the Cheltenham Festival is now just weeks away!…

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  • 20 February

    Will Santini Rise To The Occasion At Cheltenham Festival?

    Source: HorseRacingUK via Twitter Santini will return to Cheltenham Festival after failing to rise to the occasion in his first race at the week-long event. Nicky Henderson’s charge competed in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and was the leading contender for the crown but could only place in third behind rank outsider Kilbricken Storm. The seven-year-old has found his form since…

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  • 20 February

    Countdown to Chaos: Did the BHA Make the Right Decision About the Equine Flu Shutdown?

    On February 6, the UK racing scene was rocked by the news that all events would be called off until February 13 at the earliest. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announcement also stated that it was a ‘precautionary measure’ due to the possible identification of equine influenza at a racing yard.  It was trainer Donald McCain who was the unfortunate…

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  • 18 February
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    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    Thankfully British horse racing resumed last Wednesday with a few minor restrictions. All horses must have been given a booster influenza vaccination within the last six months before they can race again. That aside, it’s been business as usual, as horse racing bids to make up for lost time. There was plenty of high-quality racing on Saturday at both Ascot…

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