The King George VI weekend is one of the most anticipated summer events at Ascot. It features four Class 1 races over the two days including three on Saturday. The main event of the festival is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes which is one of Europe’s premier middle distance all-aged championship races. Continue reading
The 3-day Northumberland Plate Festival has become one of the biggest Flat racing events on the calendar in the North of England. This year, the festival begins on Thursday 29 June and ends with the main event, the Northumberland Plate, on Saturday 1 July. Plate day on Day 3 attracts up to 24,000 visitors, and an increasing number of female attendees view the festival as a more relaxed and informal version of Royal Ascot in terms of fashion.
In this short guide, I will focus on the main race on each of the three days: The Seaton Delaval, the Gosforth Park Cup and of course, the Northumberland Plate.
The 2017 Royal Ascot horse racing meeting kicked off this morning but we still have four more days of racing action with the best races yet to come. Online bookmakers are still taking wagers on every remaining race and there are a whole slew of betting offers still up for the taking. The Royal Ascot promotions we detail below will help you get better value on all your action this week. Continue reading
The 2017 instalment of Royal Ascot takes place from 20-24 June. The five-day event is the most lucrative racing festival in the United Kingdom with over £6.5 million in prize money awarded. There is a total of 30 races; six per day and the sheer quality of the fields means lovers of horse racing should be glued to the screens for the duration of the week. Continue reading
The 2017 Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in what will be the 106th time the event has taken place at Belmont Park in New York and the 149th time overall. It is the final leg of the famed Triple Crown series which also features the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Continue reading
Always Dreaming, winner of the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, has opened as the even money favourite ahead of the 2017 Preakness Stakes. Online betting sites taking futures on the Preakness Stakes have all priced an Always Dreaming repeat at odds of roughly 1/1 on the back of his 2 and 3/4 lengths victory over Lookin At Lee and Battle of Midway last Saturday. Continue reading
The first day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival is less than a week away as we prepare once again for another big day on the National Hung racing calendar. With more than two dozen races spread across four days of celebration, Cheltenham always delivers an experience like no other for the 250,000+ people who make their way to Cheltenham Racecourse for this one meet alone every year. Continue reading
One of the best National Hunt races of the year is quick approaching, with the 2016 King George VI Chase taking place this Monday. We will sadly miss out on the much-anticipated duel between Cue Card and Coneygree after the latter was withdrawn by his trainers who said something looked off with him after Saturday’s workout, but the pending showdown between Cue Card and Thistlecrack should serve almost just as well. Continue reading