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Doeslessthanme ridden by Harry Challoner (C) jumps the Chair during the Topham Steeple Chase on Ladies Day at the Grand National horse race meeting at Aintree in Liverpool, northwest England on April 4, 2014. The annual three day meeting culminates in the Grand National which is run over a distance of four miles and four furlongs (7,242 metres), and is the biggest betting race in the United Kingdom AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES.        (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

2014 Grand National betting guide

On Saturday, at precisely 16:15 BST in Aintree on the outskirts of Liverpool, England; 40 horses will race over 4 miles and 3 furlongs (more than 7km) and jump 30 fences, some over 5ft high, to compete for a prize pot of £1 million and to have their name etched in history as winners of the toughest horse race on…

Henry Cecil

Saying Goodbye to Sir Henry Cecil a True Racing Great

Sadly earlier this week, the world of the “sport of kings” was rocked with the news of a truly masterful horseman, Sir Henry Cecil, died.  Cecil lost his painful fight against cancer.  He was 70 years old. The word “great” is banded around too easily in sports, but not in the case of Sir Henry.  He really was the real…

Kentucky Derby

40 Completely Random Yet Amazing Horse Racing Facts

I’m back with some more Completely Random Yet Amazing Horse Racing Facts  I am certain you will have come across some of these facts, but I’m fairly certainly many will be new.  If you are a fan of sports facts, check out my others at Random Sports Facts. 1. Frankel went unbeaten through his career, winning 14 times, 10 at…


Sir Henry Cecil: Paying Homage to the Master Trainer

Henry Cecil -his name just conjures up magical memories of a true racing great that has stamped his class all over the racing world with a glorious charm.  A truly legendary horse trainer who has been at the pinnacle of the sport for over 30years. The first chapter of his racing life started in 1964, at a time when for four years he…


Beat the Odds for the Grand National

The Grand National ran at Aintree.  This is the race of the people that gets everyone involved from young kids betting with their piggybank money, to older folk using systems, form or just a lucky rusty old pin.  Everyone has what works for them. To be honest, you must be either very clever or slightly made to have the confidence…


Flat Racing, Ten to Follow 2013, and Classic Picks

So the flat racing swings around again!  The larger stables will start to release their more high profile horses over the coming weeks and months, and I thought it was time for me pick to select my thoughts for the Classic Winners 1000 Guneas, 2000 Guneas, Derby, Oaks and St Leger – It’s hard enough to get a runner let…

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