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Sandown - The Bet365 Gold Cup And A Tribute To AP McCoy

 By The Market Man in Horse Racing

24 April 2015 13:46

Sandown - the Bet365 Gold Cup and a tribute to AP McCoy For some it's Wichita Lineman. For others Unsinkable Boxer. For many, it's Don't Push It and that previously elusive Grand National win. For me, it's April 25th 2009 and a talented but mulish 8 year old called Hennessy. I'd watched the horse run well over the previous months Cheltenham Festival four miler but he'd just been beaten by better horses, even though he'd seen out the trip.... more

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Bet365 Gold Cup - Final Selections

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

19 April 2015 22:35

The Bet365 Gold Cup heralds for me the end of the winter NH Season, the race has been run since 1957 and was widely known as the Whitbread Gold Cup until 2001 but has been sponsored by Betfred since 2005. The race is run at Sandown over a distance of 3 miles and 5 furlongs & 110 yards, it's graded as a Grade 3 Chase.... more

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Spring Cup Trends

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

16 April 2015 21:24

The Spring Cup is a handicap flat race run at Newbury racecourse in mid April over 1 mile. The race is a class 2 race and quite often see's horse that were last seen running in either The Lincoln or the Spring Mile at Doncaster at the start of the flat season. I have looked at 9 trends for the race, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Distance, Handicap Wins, Field Size & Draw.... more

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Gold Cup Runners With Declarations For Future Races

 By meoldmate in Horse Racing

13 April 2015 20:44

The Gold Cup, looks to be more interesting this season than it has ever been, with form wise. Coneygree might of run the field ragged from the front and being eight years old, could be holding this position again next year. With the rest of the field, that has participated in racing since then, they have franked the form with wins and placings.... more

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OLBG.COM Mares Handicap Hurdle

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

12 April 2015 22:08

The final Sponsorship race of OLBG's National Hunt season takes place in April at Cheltenham. The race is the OLBG. COM supports Mares' Jump Racing Mares' handicap Hurdle, which is a class 1 listed race run over 2 miles 5 furlongs and 110 yards over the new course. This is the 4th year of OLBG's sponsorship of the race after sponsoring it in 2012, 2013 & 2014.... more

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Aintree Grand National - Some Late Thoughts

 By garethp1981 in Horse Racing

11 April 2015 12:33

As sometimes happens I have started to formulate my thoughts on the big race and ended up with something far too long for the tipping competition. It is a little bit late but I thought I would put my ideas here for the benefit of readers who haven't yet made up their minds.... more

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Grand National 2015. A Runner-by-Runner Guide.

 By TheWeem in Horse Racing

10 April 2015 13:10

The Grand National 2015 1) Lord Windermere Age: 9 Weight: 11-10, Expected SP: 40/1 Last year’s Gold Cup winner who was being pushed along after only 2 fences on this year’s renewal. Hard to be enthusiastic after that run and have to go back to Red Rum for anything carrying 11-10 or more to win a National. Classy horse on his day but way too much weight for this.... more

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Scottish National (Updated 13th April)

 By Micko70 in Horse Racing

8 April 2015 21:57

The Scottish Grand National takes place shortly after the Aintree version, this year it is run just a week after the Crabbies Grand National The race is run at Ayr over a distance of 4 miles & 110 yards, 27 fences will be jumped during the race. The race is currently sponsored by Corals and was first run way back in 1858.... more

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Aintree Horses That Ran At Cheltenham

 By nors in Horse Racing

8 April 2015 16:30

Many horses that ran at Cheltenham now head north to Aintree for the last big UK jumps meeting of the season. Trainers who had high hopes of their best horses winning at Prestbury Park have a second chance to prove to their owners that they know what they are doing in Liverpool.... more

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2015 Grand National Number Of Finishers 20 Year Trends

 By The Executioner in Horse Racing

5 April 2015 18:26

Every year on Grand National Day the bookmakers will always come up with some speciality bets to try and entice punters with parting with even more of their hard earned cash. The types of bets are usually something like Groups of runners to complete the course , which group will contain the winner , will the winner be Irish trained , will the winner be trained by a lady . . . . . .... more

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Preview Of The National On Saturday, With Selections

 By meoldmate in Horse Racing

5 April 2015 12:47

AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL 2015 The race that stops a nation, where every one of the family, crowds around the living room television, from the baby to grandparents, all with their betting slips in their hands, waiting for the tape to go up and start the race, then the fingers start pointing at the television and shouting “there's your horse gran, what’s my colours, which one, oh yes I see,” “oh dear, the thing has fallen”, silence for a second or two, ..... more

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