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BetVictor Gold Cup

As the jumps season officially kicks off again for 2020/21, the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday 14th November is undoubtedly the one everybody wants to win if they hope to kick off the season with a bang. The BetVictor Gold Cup…

Welsh Grand National

It's fair to say that the Welsh Grand National is the big highlight of the Christmas racing calendar. Just as we are getting over the Christmas indulgence The Welsh National kicks off and is always a race not to be missed. The very first…

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

French horse racing has returned and with that comes the anticipation of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October! If you like the horses and occasionally pick up on the big races then the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe buzz will not have escaped…

King George VI Chase Odds 2020

The King George VI Chase is one of the oldest and most prestigious events of the racing calendar, but who is the favourite for this years? Referred to as one of the biggest races of the year, the King George VI Chase takes place on Boxing…

Barry Geraghty’s Grand National Chances

By the time the 2021 Grand National roles around, Barry Geraghty, at 41-years-old, will be one of the older jockeys riding in the race. But age brings vast experience and Geraghty's career has been outstanding. Since his first win back in…

The Irish And The Grand National

The Irish and the Grand National go hand in hand, but why do they have such an affiliation with the Aintree steeplechase? Grand National History The Irish have always been associated with the Grand National. The style of race dates all the…

Grand National 100 to 1 Winners

The Grand National is one of the years biggest sporting events and nothing provides excitement like a 100/1 winner! The Aintree Grand National is often billed as ‘The Greatest Steeplechase in the World’ and a contributing factor to this…

Visiting the Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse is located near Cheltenham Spa in Gloucestershire, England, in the suburban village of Prestbury. Cheltenham is regarded as the ‘Home of National Hunt racing' and the festival is one of the most prestigious in the world. The…

Grand National History

There is much debate among historians regarding the first official Grand National race held. Most fans who have trawled the newspaper libraries and archives of the UK now prefer the idea that the first was in 1836 and was won by The Duke. This…

Luck Of The Irish Stable Lad

When Cork-born Conor Murphy was 31-year-old, he was a loyal hand in Nicky Henderson’s stable. Nicky Henderson is a champion-caliber horse trainer and one of the most successful trainers in Cheltenham history. As 2011 drew to a close, it's…
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Past Masters of the Grand National

The Grand National is one of the most difficult races in all of the world horseracing, if not the most difficult. Naturally, it is the names of the horses that endure longest in the memories of spectators. Often times this is because of a one-time…

Foinavon ~ The 1967 Grand National Winner

Foinavon was the shock winner of the 1967 National when a mass pile-up at the 23rd fence meant that he was the only horse to come out well. On the day of the race, he was a 100-1 outsider but the day before he had a 500-1 chance! In fact, so…