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Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March
by tbuckley on 04 Mar at 00:53
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - the "Meydan Magic" continues Saturday 8th March There are only two more Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings left for 2014 with an amazing, high quality card lined up for this forthcoming Saturday (8th March) and then it all culminates on Saturday 29th March with the Dubai World Cup night. This year on Dubai World Cup night, all the horses, trainers and jockeys from virtually every continent of the world will be competing for a total prize fund of nearly $28 US million dollars with the Group 1 Dubai World Cup itself worth $10 US million dollars, the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Sheema Classic and the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Duty Free the key focal points of the meeting. While the other races on the Dubai World Cup card don't match..
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - race by race preview and selections for Saturday 8th March
by tbuckley on 06 Mar at 01:24
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - race by race preview and selections for Saturday 8th March There are only two more Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings left for 2014 with an amazing, high quality card lined up for this forthcoming Saturday (8th March) and then it all culminates on Saturday 29th March with the Dubai World Cup night. This year on Dubai World Cup night, all the horses, trainers and jockeys from virtually every continent of the world will be competing for a total prize fund of nearly $28 US million dollars with the Group 1 Dubai World Cup itself worth $10 US million dollars, the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Sheema Classic and the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Duty Free the key focal points of the meeting. While the other races on the Dubai World Cup..
by garethp1981 on 02 Mar at 19:35
A game of football can be thought of as a three horse race, the three horses being “home win”, “away win” and “draw”. If we look at the Premier League over the previous five seasons, the performances of these ”horses” are as follows. We can see here that by far the most common result is a home win, over the whole of the five seasons (1900 games) there were 882 home wins, meaning this outcome happened 46.4% of the time. H D A H% %D %A 2008-09 173 97 110 45.5 25.5 28.9 2009-10 193 96 91 50.8 25.3 23.9 2010-11 179 111 90 47.1 29.2 23.7 2011-12 171 93 116 45.0 24.5 30.5 2012-13 166 108 106 43.7 28.4 27.9 Overall 882 505 513 46.4 26.6 27.0 Draws and away wins accounted for 26.6% and 27% of the games respectively. Away wins then happened slightly more than draws, but I wouldn’t take this to mean that they always happen more often. Away wins happened just eight times more often that draws over the five season, but over 1900 games I don’t think that this is significant. In two..
by Micko70 on 01 Mar at 17:48
The Champion Chase is the biggest race of the entire National Hunt season for 2 mile chasers, the race takes place on day 2 (Wednesday) of the Cheltenham Festival. With the recent news of reigning Champion Chaser Sprinter Sacre missing the race, just how open does the race look now? Sprinter Sacre won last years Champion Chase by 19 lengths, beating Sizing Europe with Wishfull Thinking a further 6 lengths back in 3rd place. Sprinter Sacre was pulled up on his seasonal reappearance at Kempton in December a later scan revealed that he was suffering from an irregular heartbeat, Nicky Henderson seemed quietly confident that the horse would be fit enough to take his chance but has since decided against it and will probably not run this season. WIDE OPEN RACE The race now looks wide open and with only 16 horses still remaining, i..
Cheltenham Festival - My personal betting highlights - Cheltenham 2003
by tbuckley on 03 Mar at 02:00
Cheltenham Festival - My personal betting highlights - Cheltenham 2003 Now as punters we all, apart from the very select few, have generally experienced more betting losses and lows than we have highlights, that's the nature of the game, the honest truth and why bookmakers keep making huge profits every year despite our combined best efforts. Like it or not, losing is part of betting and indeed a seemingly unwritten law in being a punter means that at some point you have to utter the words "if that last horse had just won" or "I was that close to winning".... I'm sure we could all talk about the ones that got away and the ones that would have made the difference but coming up to the Cheltenham Festival, the Olympics of the jump racing scene, positive thought is vital and..
Imperial Cup (Updated 7th March)
by Micko70 on 04 Mar at 21:33
The Imperial Cup takes place the Saturday before the start of the Cheltenham Festival, the race is a Handicap Hurdle run over 2 miles & 110 yards. The race is currently sponsored by William Hill who offer a bonus for any horse that wins the Imperial Cup that manages to win a race at the Festival. Sandown Racecourse host the Imperial Cup, the race was first run in 1907 and as of 2014 it will be classed as a Grade 3 race, previous high class winners of the race include Sprowston Boy (1988), Moody Man (1990), King Credo (1992), Collier Bay (1995) and Carlito Brigante (1997) Tony McCoy has won this race 5 times in the past, he won on board Blowing Wind (1998), Polar Red (2002), Korelo (2003), Gaspara (2007) & Qaspal (2010) LAST 10 WINNERS In the table below are the last 10..
6 things you MUST know before betting at the Cheltenham Festival
by man o bong on 01 Mar at 08:26
What probably wont happen, cant happen, is very unlikely to happen at the Cheltenham Festival! My long time colleague Billy121 has already touched on trends and indeed how misleading they might be and has worked out some wonderful figures for them, here I am looking specifically at negative trends to consider for the week! Just 1 of the last 23 Christmas Hurdle winners has won the Champion Hurdle in the same season My Tent Or Yours stalked The New One round Kempton and got his nose in front between the final hurdle and the line Ruby Walsh has not won a single Chase race at the Cheltenham Festival in his last 34 rides! We have to go back to his winning ride aboard Kauto Star in 2010 to find his last chase success at the Cheltenham Festival. Zero return from 34 chase rides since. Only..
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