The 2017 Yorkshire Ebor Festival is one of the last major Flat events of the season which means it attracts tens of thousands of punters eager to get one last taste of a high-profile meeting.
The festival was established in 1843 when the first Ebor Handicap was run at York Racecourse. In this guide, we focus on three Group One events and Europe’s most lucrative Flat handicap event. Hopefully, the four-day meeting won’t suffer the same fate as in 2008 when the entire event was scrapped due to bad weather. Continue reading
The 2017 Qatar Goodwood Festival, traditionally known as Glorious Goodwood, is a 5-day feast of Flat racing. There are no fewer than 13 Class 1 races including three prestigious Group 1 events, one on each of the first three days. Glorious Goodwood offers something for everyone with sprints, middle distance and staying events across all five days. Continue reading
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