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Why Are Horses Sold In Guineas?

Horse racing is a sport steeped in history. While many things in racing have changed over the centuries, the Sport of Kings still retains many antiquated traditions. As a result, we still measure race distances in furlongs. That was originally…
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Horse Racing Returns!

To the delight of many racing fans the shutdown of British horse racing is over! Racing was suspended last week due to an outbreak of equine flu at Donald McCains stables in Cheshire. Three cases of the contagious virus were found at the…

A Tribute To Denman – A Racing Legend

The sad news about Denman’s passing was given to racing fans on Wednesday morning and I am sure many people who read the news quickly remembered a fond memory they have of the wonderful staying chaser. We were told that Denman had been unwell…

Why Kiwis Love Betting On Horses

Why Kiwis Love Betting On Horses – Unparalleled Excitement. Kiwis from New Zealand love to bet on the ponies. Thoroughbred horses are amongst the most majestic animals in the world, with rippling muscles under the silken skin. The thrill…

Three Of The Best Horse Racing Games

Anyone who enjoys watching real horse racing will probably have an appreciation for horse racing video games. And if you’re into placing bets on big racing fixtures like the Grand National or the Gold Cup or Queen Mother Champion Chase at…

Glorious Goodwood

One glimpse of the view from Goodwood’s main grandstand and you realise just why it’s called Glorious in mid-summer. The sight of Frankel careering to a 12th victory on this Sussex Downs course last year was one that will stay in the memory…

Cartmel, Racing’s Hidden Gem

Tucked away in a secluded valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty is the medieval village of Cartmel. Historic Cartmel, or Kirkby in Cartmel as it was once known, grew up around its famous 12th Century medieval…
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Horse Racing Stats And Form With Stan James’ NagMe

For those of you who love to bet on the Sport of Kings will know it can be a chore to keep up with the latest Horse Racing stats and form. Well, Stan James Bookmakers have come up with the solution - their excellent NagMe service! Receive…

The Czech Republic’s Grand National

The Velka Pardubicka, the Czech Republic’s answer to the Grand National, was first run in 1874 and takes place every year on the second Sunday in October. It’s a tough race. The 6.9 km steeplechase has 31 obstacles and usually takes…

Frankie Dettori Fruit Machine

Italian jockey Frankie Dettori has become a legend in his own lifetime, he will always be remembered for winning all seven races on the card on Champion's Day at the world-famous Ascot Racecourse in 1996. Frankie is the son of an Italian jockey…

Daughter’s Mistake Nets Dad £350K

We love a good news story at TheGameHunter and they rarely come any better than this one! Inadvertently betting on different horses to the ones her disabled father had picked out is probably the best mistake Amber Galligan has ever made. A…

Steward Enquiries To Be Televised

The latest trial in the world of horseracing is the televising of Stewards Enquiries. This is has been put forward at the suggestion of Racing for Change, a project led by Racing Enterprises Limited (REL) which aims to review the way racing…