5 Must-do Tips To Prepare For Your First Horse Race Experience

There is a first time in everything, even in the horse racing scene. First time to race, first time to bet, or first time to watch. Many people who haven't experienced watching a horse race event are worried about what they should do during…

The Story Behind The Horse Racing Movie Seabiscuit

If you are a horse racing fan, for sure you must have heard (or watched) the movie Seabiscuit. In Depression-era USA, car maker Charles Howard is trying to rebuild his life after the tragic death of his only child and his subsequent separation…

Horse Racing and Ladbrokes: A Perfect Partnership

Ladbrokes is a name that’s been synonymous with horse racing for what seems like forever, with their on-course signs a staple of the sport. Channel 4 Racing shows with the now-departed John McCririck regularly featured a spot dubbed "the…
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Cheltenham Festival Ponders Move to Five-Day Event

There was a sense that magic had returned to English horse racing when the Cheltenham Festival got underway in March this year. After two years of having the horse racing calendar decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, with races across…

Beyond the Melbourne Cup: 5 Australian Races You Should Never Miss

Few countries are as passionate about horse racing as Australia. Indeed, the Aussies would give the Irish a run for their money when it comes to being the world’s most passionate racing fans. But if you are outside of Australia looking…

The Walsh Family And The Grand National

Few families can claim to be a dynasty in their chosen sport. However, alongside the Mullins family, the Walsh's have been in the business for decades, with multiple generations taking on the horse racing world. Born in 1950, Ted Walsh was…
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What Skills Are Needed to be a Racing Announcer?

At first glance, you might assume that in order to be a racing announcer or indeed a commentator on any sport, the biggest skill you need is the ability to watch the event and talk quickly about what is happening. Whilst there is no denying…
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Cheltenham Festival 2022 – What To Look Forward To

The Cheltenham Festival has to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the racing calendar. With the last two years being somewhat different, there is much excitement around opening the gates and welcoming back some 250,000 horse…

Rachael Blackmore Wins Second Champion Hurdle

We’re well into the Cheltenham Festival now and as ever the yearly event is bringing plenty of excitement with it, including the Rachael Blackmore win yesterday. The Irish rider rode Honeysuckle; an unbeaten mare, to a second consecutive…

5 Best Past Moments of Cheltenham Festival

After the Cheltenham Festival took place behind closed doors last year, it is great to see it restored to its former glory. With hundreds of millions set to be bet on this horse racing extravaganza, it’s always great to know where to turn…