Betting

Weight in the Spotlight for Aintree Grand National

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on February 17, 2011

It is almost that time of year again, when the Aintree Grand National gets underway in April, and it is known to be one of the most difficult and strenuous steeplechase events in the world. The race is run over a distance of four and a half miles, and there are thirty fences for competitors to negotiate throughout this grueling race. Less than half the contenders even complete the race. With the weight ratios for the race recently being released, there is more discussion in regard to the weight that horses have to carry during this event.

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2010 St Leger Festival

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on September 7, 2010

The Ladbrokes St Leger Festival is an event that horse racing enthusiasts in Britain look forward to the most, as it is filled with festivity, fashion and unbeatable live horse racing action. With Doncaster Racecourse as the host of the four day festival, visitors are guaranteed to experience only the best in hospitality, facilities and activities. This year the St Leger Festival will be held from the 8th of September 2010 to the 11th of September 2010. For first times visitors, there are a host of racing events to make a note of.

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Personal Ensign Stakes for Rachel Alexandra

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on August 26, 2010

Previously won by horses such as War Hero, Birdstone, Street Sense and Summer Bird, the Travers Stakes is one of the most memorable events on the horse racing calendar. Named in honor of William R. Travers, the race was inaugurated in 1864, and has developed into a spectacular Grade I flat horse racing event for three-year-old fillies, colts and geldings. It is the highlight event for the Saratoga Racecourse horse racing season, and it was recently announced that Rachel Alexandra will be in the paddocks on the same weekend as this wonderful event.

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2010 Whitney Handicap Invitational

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on August 5, 2010

On Saturday, 7 August 2010, six talented horses will enter the starting gates of the Whitney Handicap Invitational, which is set to be a showdown to remember. With posts drawn and contenders gearing up for a spectacular performance, the stage is set for one of the most prestigious Grade 1 horse racing events of the season. The race will be hosted by the Saratoga Racecourse and there will be eleven races on the card, with the Whitney Handicap Invitational being the tenth race for the day.

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Lucky Quality is a Horse to Watch

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on February 11, 2009

The magnificent sprinter, and now leading sire, Elusive Quality, is once again making a name for himself in the horse racing industry, as his progeny show superior racing talent on the racecourse. Recently, Raven’s Pass gripped the worlds’ attention by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and other progeny such as Smarty Jones and Elusive Diva have shown their worth. Now it seems that Lucky Quality is also becoming a rising star, reinforcing Elusive Quality’s success as a sire. When looking at Lucky Quality and his racing career, he seems to be the horse to watch, as he begins to conquer the horse racing industry one race at a time.

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Nicanor Gets Ready for Action

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on January 13, 2009

Walking out onto the track for training, his curiosity gets the better of him. He looks at his surroundings, and his intelligence absorbs every moment out on the field. His rider waits patiently for him to indicate that he is ready to work. If one had never seen him and only heard his character described, you would think it was Barbaro out on the track. But it is his full brother, Nicanor, and he is a horse that everyone has very high expectations for. Trainer Michael Matz is aware of the huge shoes that are expected to be filled, but remains reserved in regard to his views of Nicanor.

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Punjabi Creates Big Hopes for Connections

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on November 27, 2008

Nicky Henderson is confident that one of his horses, Punjabi, could just be the horse to look out for during the running of the WBX Triple Crown. Not only do each of the three racing events that make up the WBX Triple Crown boast great purses to look forward to, but if a horse should win the Fighting Fifth jumps racing event, the Christmas Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle, there is a very lucrative bonus in store for the horse and its connections. At the moment Henderson is focusing on the Fighting Fifth, which brings him one step closer to the £1million bonus.

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Dream Empress Considered to be Favorite

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on October 24, 2008

Horse racing has always been referred to as the “Sport of Kings”, but more recently; it has been proven to be a sport of dreams. One woman, Kelly Colliver, quietly immersed herself into the world of horse racing from an early age. Taught the finer details in regard to horses, racing and handicapping by her father, she did not hesitate when the opportunity arose to be a group owner of a horse named Wild as Elle. Growing ever fonder of the sport, she decided to form her own group and Livin the Dream was born.

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Curlin’s Fellow Competitors

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on October 20, 2008

The excitement for the Breeders’ Cup is slowly beginning to gain momentum. Horses are confirming their presence on race day, while punters make the agonizing decision on their favorite horse and trainers begin to think about strategies and starting positions. One of the most anticipated stars of the weekend is Curlin, and it seems that many horses are entering to take advantage of the fact that he is not a turf horse, and hope to beat him on the new synthetic surface at Santa Anita Park Racecourse.

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Kauto Star Focused on 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup

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on October 13, 2008

Born on 19 March 2000, the name Kauto Star has been synonymous with outstanding racing performances and he has proved himself to be one of the greatest racehorses on the track today. Trained by Paul Nicholls, Kauto Star has captured major racing events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup (2007), the Old Roan Chase (2006), Betfair Chase (2006 and 2007), King George VI Chase (2006 and 2007), the Aon Chase (2007), Tingle Creek Chase (2005 and 2006) and the Ascot Chase in 2008. But after suffering defeat by his stable mate, Denman, in the 2008 Cheltenham Gold Cup, Kauto Star will be setting his sights on taking back his title next year.

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