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Chester’s May Meeting provides punters with a chance to watch a variety of Derby and Oaks Trials as well as Group Races for horses older than the Classic generation. However, the Chester Cup remains the highlight. It dates back all the way to 1824 and, at 2 miles 2 furlongs and 140 yards, is the longest race run around Chester’s tights turns. Only horses aged four and older may compete in the race, but the last 10-years have thrown-up some interesting trends horse racing tipsters might want to consider when trying to pick the winner. Continue reading “Looking for Star Quality in the Chester Cup”

Horse Racing

There is one day in the English sporting calendar which stands above all the others in the volume of bets placed. The Grand National is synonymous with a punt and everyone is convinced they have the inside knowledge and the ability to pick the winner.

The race, this year held on 8th April, will generate over half a billion pounds in official betting. With the current favourite, Vieux Lion Rouge, starting at 10/1, it is easy to understand why so many bets are placed. If the betting Gods are working in your favour and with around a fifth of the field sitting on 100/1, a small fortune could be right around the corner. Continue reading “Betting’s Biggest Day – The Grand National”

At the Start

The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in the world and although it does not market itself on ‘the race that stops a nation’ like the Melbourne Cup in Australia, it is a race that attracts more interest than any other in the UK. It’s closely followed, many would argue, by some of the infamous Ascot races, like the Brits Champions Day starting in a few weeks. You’ll Find more details on Ascots Champs Day by following the link. Continue reading “What to look for when choosing your Grand National selection?”