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The Grand National

Photo courtesy of Fran (@Riosrider)

Here we are then! The big one! The Grand National is here, the world's greatest steeplechase. Millions will be watching, hundreds of thousands will be there – what a spectacle it is! 912 more words


Grand National Betting

Crabbie’s Grand National Festival – Opening Day

The illustrious event watched by 500-600 million people worldwide is now less than a week away. For many, the big race is the one occasion of the year they will have a bet and watch horse racing. 752 more words

Horse Racing

Wednesday Punchestown Festival Tips

Good evening from the Major who writes from his bed again after a weary day of battle.  Forgive me for a more concise post but sleep is calling me with her sweet siren song, irresistible urging me downwards… one limb becoming heavy and almost impossible to lift, a drifting sensation and peaceful slumber. 995 more words

Festival three to follow (Thursday): First Lieutenant

My second selection is First Lieutenant, who runs in the Ryanair Chase.

In my opinion, this horse should be running in the Gold Cup. He’s got good previous Cheltenham form, and is coming off the back of an almighty run in the Lexus when only beaten a head into second place by the late charging Tidal Bay.

Festival Three To Follow

Cheltenham Preview 2013: Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase

The race, at the time of writing, is littered with potential Gold Cup entries, so it’s difficult to rule out Sir Des Champs… 354 more words


4 Cheltenham hot-shots that even Clive Davies would do each-way

By Sean Goff | Cheltenham 2013

Clive Davies has been trying to give his memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, a shove up the best-seller list by revealing for the first time that he was bisexual. 579 more words


First Lieutenant - Ryanair or Gold Cup?

The Lexus chase in December was arguably the National Hunt race of the season so far. Just ¾ of a length separated four top class chasers in the premier race of the Leopardstown Christmas festival. 393 more words