Saying Goodbye to Sir Henry Cecil a True Racing Great

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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. […] READ MORE


40 Completely Random Yet Amazing Horse Racing Facts

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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, […] READ MORE


Sir Henry Cecil: Paying Homage to the Master Trainer

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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 […] READ MORE


Beat the Odds for the Grand National

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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 […] READ MORE


Flat Racing, Ten to Follow 2013, and Classic Picks

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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 […] READ MORE


Cheltenham Festival – It Means Everything!

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The Cheltenham Festival to the jump horse racing fraternity is the only horse meet that really counts, the only one that matters, and means the world to connections. The meeting kicks off on Tuesday, March 12th, with the first race being the Supreme Novice Hurdle over 2 miles for hurdlers.  The race kicks off proceedings with […] READ MORE


The Prince of Wales Stakes 2012 Edition

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Sunday, July 15th, is the Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Race Track. This event brings thousands of people to the border oval and the top three-year-old racehorses in Canada. Ron Turcotte was on hand for the draw on Wednesday and the post positions for the race were determined as follows: Post  / Horse […] READ MORE


Fort Erie Race Track Excitement!

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Fort Erie Race Track is all set for the big stage starting this weekend, culminating with Canada Day. Sunday at the Fort there are nine races with the feature being the first stake race of the year. The Rainbow Connections covers five furlongs on the turf course. The big purse of $125,000 has once again […] READ MORE


Who Has the Inside Track for the Queen’s Plate?

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The 2012 Queens Plate takes place Sunday, June 24th, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.  Queen Elizabeth, herself may or may not show.  She has been there in the past, but nonetheless the main attraction is the race itself. With a field of 14 going to the gate, your guess is as good as mine as […] READ MORE