Big Race Previews

  • Apr- 2019 -
    2 April

    Three Standout Races at the Aintree Festival

    The Aintree Festival is one of the most-anticipated National Hunt events on the racing calendar. The three-day extravaganza always delivers plenty of passion, entertainment and drama. The Merseyside track is a superb venue, and thousands of spectators descend on the course each and every year. The competitive racing attracts a plethora of top trainers and jockeys to the north west, and despite taking place…

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  • Mar- 2019 -
    11 March
    Horse Racing

    You ready? It’s Almost Here…

    The Cheltenham Festival is now just one day away. It doesn’t seem that long ago we had just had Champion Day. Maybe its age, but time just seems to go faster these days. As I am sure you were expecting, this Monday’s article is centred on the next four days at the home of National Hunt racing. But before looking…

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  • Feb- 2019 -
    28 February

    Today’s Free Horse Racing Tips @ The Race Advisor with Eddie Lloyd

    Today’s #horseracingtips video from #theraceadvisor with horse racing expert Eddie Lloyd. Please Like, Share and Comment. Join our free daily newsletter and get our free 5-step betting system.

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  • 25 February
    horse racing

    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    Cheltenham Countdown As Andy Newton said in Saturday’s post . “Are you getting excited for the Cheltenham Festival yet?” The answer from me is a big…YES! I hope it’s the same for you too. Will the Cheltenham Trends Hold? Now it’s possible, that the all the trends/profiles that many punters have used at the Cheltenham Festival over recent years, will be…

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  • 24 February

    What To Look Out For On Day One Of The 2019 Cheltenham Festival

    Horse racing fans are counting down the days to the start of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, arguably the best day’s racing of the year in the sport. The Champion Hurdle is the feature race. However, along with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Arkle Trophy, there is so much to look forward to. Here is a look at who will be…

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  • 23 February

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Are you getting excited for the Cheltenham Festival yet? It seemed like only last week I was sitting down for Christmas dinner, and then welcoming in the New Year!!  However, we are now almost into March, and without wanting to wish my life away, that means only one thing for horse racing fans………… the Cheltenham Festival is now just weeks away!…

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  • 18 February
    horse racing

    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    Thankfully British horse racing resumed last Wednesday with a few minor restrictions. All horses must have been given a booster influenza vaccination within the last six months before they can race again. That aside, it’s been business as usual, as horse racing bids to make up for lost time. There was plenty of high-quality racing on Saturday at both Ascot…

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  • 18 February

    The Most Valuable Races at the Cheltenham Festival

    The Cheltenham Festival remains the premier jumps horse racing event in the British Isles, and there are valuable prizes on offer for winning the championship contests there. National Hunt racing prize money might not be as huge as that given on the Flat at big galas like Royal Ascot or the Ebor Festival, but it is still significant. Top horses…

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  • 13 February

    Today’s Free Horse Racing Tips @ The Race Advisor with Eddie Lloyd

    Today’s #horseracingtips video from #theraceadvisor with horse racing expert Eddie Lloyd. Please Like, Share and Comment. Join our free daily newsletter and get our free 5-step betting system.

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  • 11 February
    horse racing

    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    It’s been a terrible few days for British horse racing, as the sport was shut down for at least a week due to an outbreak of equine flu. Late on Wednesday evening the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced three cases of equine flu, which we later found out had come from the Donald McCain yard, which led to the cancellation…

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  • 9 February

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Well, it’s certainly been all go this week! It was actually a bit odd, as I woke up on Thursday morning feeling like I’d gone 10 rounds with Tyson Fury, with full-blown ‘man-flu’ attacking my body, only to turn on my phone and see that racing had been cancelled due to equine flu – what the heck!! It was a…

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  • 7 February

    Today’s Free Horse Racing Tips @ The Race Advisor with Eddie Lloyd

    Today’s #horseracingtips video from #theraceadvisor with horse racing expert Eddie Lloyd. Please Like, Share and Comment. Join our free daily newsletter and get our free 5-step betting system.

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  • Jan- 2019 -
    28 January
    horse racing

    Weekly Eye-Catchers – Horse Racing

    Today’s post has a real Cheltenham theme to it. Cheltenhamheld its last fixture before the Festival on Saturday. Trials Day, as it’s become known, has developed a reputation for pinpointing winners for the Cheltenham Festival in March. More of that and some other Cheltenham Festival stats later. Firstly, let’s have a look at the story that was making the racing…

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  • 26 January

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Can you name the last horse to win both the Cotswold Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season? Ok, I’ll give you a clue……  it was over 15 years ago! In fact, it was back in 2000. Got it yet? Okay, I’ll put you out of your misery, it was a Noel Chace trained horse called Looks…

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  • 19 January

    Andy Newton’s Saturday Column

    Peter Marsh Chase – Saturday 19th Jan 2019 Don’t get bogged down in the Peter Marsh Chase, let the key trends take the strain.  This Saturday’s Peter Marsh Chase, often run in desperate conditions, it’s an aptly-named contest that is often billed as another Grand National trial ahead of the world’s greatest steeplechase in April. However, don’t be fooled by this title, since…

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  • Dec- 2018 -
    27 December

    Threading the Needle in the Welsh Grand National

    Although it is not as famous as the Aintree equivalent, the Welsh Grand National, which takes place at Chepstow, has become a much-loved post-Christmas event. It is a gruelling 3m 5 ½f slog that typically takes place on soft or heavy ground. The Grade 3 event was won by Raz De Maree in 2018, and this year is the fourth…

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  • 12 December

    Are Irish Trainers Worth Following in the UK?

    There are a plethora of Irish stables who each possess a string of talented horses that are often seen running in the UK. The likes of Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullins, Aidan O’Brien and John Feane are familiar names to horse racing fans and their stables tend to fire in winners on a regular basis. These talented trainers are always on the lookout for winning opportunities…

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  • 5 December

    Who Will Win the Mini-Grand National, a Showcase for the Real Thing?

    The Becher Chase, a 3m 2f handicap Chase race, takes place this weekend at Aintree. It was only established in 1992, but since then, it has become something of a ‘training ground’ for future Grand National winners. Why? Because it is run over the same fences as its iconic bigger brother.  It is not as long or as gruelling as…

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  • 3 December

    Weekly Eye-Catchers

    In recent years, the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle hasn’t had the quality of field you would like to see for a race of its history. On paper, this year’s renewal looked like the race of the season so far, with Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air, and Cheltenham Festival novice hurdle winners Samcro & Summerville Boy all standing their ground.…

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  • Nov- 2018 -
    28 November

    Can the Ladbrokes Trophy Find a Future Superstar?

    The upcoming Ladbrokes Winter Carnival is Newbury’s winter highlight, and racing lovers especially look forward to the feature race, the Ladbrokes Trophy, which is for horses aged 4yo+. Although it is ‘only’ a Grade 3 handicap event, this 3m 2.5f test of stamina has a habit of highlighting horses worth following in the season’s major events. The Ladbrokes Trophy was…

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