European Racing

Tony Calvin: Impressive Sceau can be a Royal Cheltenham winner

After Sceau Royal's impressive win on Saturday Tony Calvin believes he'll be the horse to beat if turning up in the Arkle at Cheltenham next March, while Disko is still the one our man likes in the King George in a fortnight's time... Read More...

Road To Cheltenham: Sizing John takes first step towards Gold Cup repeat

On a weekend that saw Politologue triumph in the Tingle Creek and Sizing John make a winning re-appearance in the John Durkan, the Follow The Money team return with all the latest Cheltenham market moves... Read More...

Road to Cheltenham: Major moves throughout the Festival markets

Three days of high-quality racing on both sides of the Irish Sea has brought plenty of moves in Betfair's antepost market Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Bristol, Min and Samcro in stunning weekend wins

More Cheltenham Festival clues were to be seen over the weekend as stars such as Bristol De Mai, Min, and Samcro all put their credentials on the line... and delivered in emphatic fashion. The Follow The Money team have the details... Read More...

Jumpers To Follow: Nine to keep track of through the 2017/18 season

Adam Baylis of betting.betfair provides a selection of National Hunt horses to follow for the rest of the season and gives the latest odds for their potential Cheltenham Festival targets... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Faugheen still a machine with comeback win

There were Festival clues aplenty after three days of action at the Cheltenham November Meeting and across the Irish Sea at Punchestown, the Follow The Money break down the major market moves... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: The verdict on my four Sunday runners at Cheltenham and Fontwell

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls provides the inside track on his runners at Cheltenham and Fontwell on Sunday including Old Guard in the Greatwood... Read More...

Sunday Racing Tips: Old Guard to add a further Greatwood victory?

Tony Calvin provides his best bets for the Greatwood Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham November Meeting as well as a selection for the Southern National... Read More...

Saturday ITV Racing Tips: In-form Fry yard can land the day’s big prize

Tony Calvin started off the November meeting at Cheltenham in fine style with a 7/1 winner on Friday, and our man has a further three selections for you to consider on Saturday's televised card... Read More...

Jumps Season Preview: The inside track from the Betfair trading team

Ahead of the Cheltenham November Meeting, the Betfair trading team give their thoughts on the new jumps season and who they think you should keep an eye on for the Festival... Read More...

Weekend Racing Preview: Romain can rule Cheltenham for Nicholls

Adam Baylis returns in top tipping form after consecutive weekend winners and it's another Paul Nicholls horse who has caught his eye on Saturday at Cheltenham... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Oscar looks opposable over larger obstacles

Tony Calvin casts his eye over the Ante-Post markets for the Cheltenham November meeting later this week and is keen to oppose one of Colin Tizzard's stable stars... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Disko the early pick in murky Gold Cup picture

Following a few high profile disappointments at the weekend there has been some movement in the antepost Cheltenham Gold Cup market, but Tony Calvin likes the look of a horse that shone brightly at Down Royal as he takes a first look at the big race... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Bristol De Mai announces himself in Gold Cup picture

There were Gold Cup market moves aplenty following Bristol De Mai's surprise win in the Charlie Hall Chase and the disappointing performances from Our Duke, Cue Card and Coneygree. The Follow The Money team have all the latest details... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: A successful start to Yanworth’s chasing career

Some more early 2018 Festival clues surfaced in the past week with racing at Exeter, Cheltenham, and Aintree throwing up a handful of horses to put in your notebook. The Follow The Money team have the details... Read More...

Blaklion Looking to Roar to Grand National Victory In 2018

European Racing | 2 months ago
Last season’s Grand National fourth place runner Blaklion is set to return to Aintree again in April for the most famous steeplechase in the world. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ runner made an impressive debut in 2017 as he came home just over eight lengths behind the winner One For Arthur. All eyes are on http://www.britishhorseracing.com/ for further confirmation of […] Read More...

Can Sizing John End Cue Card’s Dominance

European Racing | 2 months ago
Cue Card has won the Betfair Chase for the last two years and will aim to become the first horse in the history of the race to triumph in three successive seasons. The Bay Gelding can join Kauto Star for the most wins in the race with four victories at Haydock Park. Colin Tizzard’s charge […] Read More...

Three Early Contenders For The 2018 Grand National

European Racing | 2 months ago
The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase anywhere in the world and although we are very early into the 2017/18 national hunt season, owners, trainers, and jockeys will already be planning for the contest in April. Here is a look at three horses who look destined to run in the Grand National in 2018 […] Read More...

Big Winners and Money Spinners: The Biggest Horse Races in the UK

European Racing | 2 months ago
“IMG_6897 Dawn Approach cantering to post” (CC BY 2.0) by monkeywing The origins of horse racing in the United Kingdom can be traced back to Roman times but the modern version of the sport was established in the 17th century. By the 1790s, the first UK gambling establishment had opened and soon after, regulated ‘turf accountants’ started appearing […] Read More...

Road to Cheltenham: Gordon Elliott lays down early Festival marker

In the latest edition of Road to Cheltenham, the Follow The Money team assess the weekend runs of some potential Festival performers and look ahead to the first meeting of the National Hunt season at Prestbury Park... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Mixed reactions to Oscar’s chase debut

The very popular Road to Cheltenham series commences at an earlier stage this season, with the Follow The Money team keeping an eye of some of the key 2018 Festival markets following racing over the weekend... Read More...

Cheltenham News: Betfair welcomes 48-hour declarations for Festival

Betfair has welcomed the British Horseracing Authority's announcement that all races at the Cheltenham Festival will move to 48-hour declarations as of next year... Read More...

Oaks Winner Enable Can Beat Older Horses in King George

European Racing | 5 months ago
Enable produced arguably the performance of the season from any three-year-old so far when she won the Oaks in spectacular style at Epsom last month. She finished five lengths ahead of the well-backed Aidan O’Brien-trained favourite Rhododendron in an impressive outing. The victory in the middle-distance Classic not only ensured that John Gosden’s filly entered […] Read More...

No Irish Derby for Beggy with Epsom hero set to be a spectator

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Padraig Beggy, who burst on to the big-race stage when partnering Wings Of Eagles to a surprise win in the Investec Derby this month, will be a spectator when the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is run at the Curragh on Saturday. Read More...

No Irish Derby for Beggy with Epsom hero set to be a spectator

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Padraig Beggy, who burst on to the big-race stage when partnering Wings Of Eagles to a surprise win in the Investec Derby this month, will be a spectator when the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is run at the Curragh on Saturday. Read More...

‘I’m willing to shut up’ ´ loudmouth Chapman pledges charity silence

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Racing fans hoping to silence loudmouth pundit Matt Chapman will have their wishes granted as part of an At The Races fundraising initiative - the Voice Of Racing Project. Read More...

‘I’m willing to shut up’ ´ loudmouth Chapman pledges charity silence

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Racing fans hoping to silence loudmouth pundit Matt Chapman will have their wishes granted as part of an At The Races fundraising initiative - the Voice Of Racing Project. Read More...

Musselburgh at crisis point with licence set to run out on Friday

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Musselburgh was on Thursday moving ever closer to being a racecourse on which racing is not permitted to take place as it emerged the BHA is yet to approve an extension to the licence which expires on Friday. Read More...

Musselburgh at crisis point with licence set to run out on Friday

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Musselburgh was on Thursday moving ever closer to being a racecourse on which racing is not permitted to take place as it emerged the BHA is yet to approve an extension to the licence which expires on Friday. Read More...

Bruce Millington: Moore´s integrity unlikely to be mirrored on Love Island

Racing Post | 6 months ago
On Saturday I did something I usually hate other people doing. I highlighted a commendable act in another sport and used it to decry an aspect of football. Read More...

Bruce Millington: Moore´s integrity unlikely to be mirrored on Love Island

Racing Post | 6 months ago
On Saturday I did something I usually hate other people doing. I highlighted a commendable act in another sport and used it to decry an aspect of football. Read More...

Newcastle: Vaughan bidding to claim prize with blooming Roses

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Ed Vaughan is hoping to claim this valuable prize with the returning Claim The Roses, who is treading a familiar path from Machell Place Stables in Newmarket to Gosforth Park. Read More...

Payne given four-week ban for failed drug test

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Michelle Payne was on Thursday given a four-week ban from riding and trackwork after testing positive for a banned substance earlier in the month. Read More...

Payne given four-week ban for failed drug test

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Michelle Payne was on Thursday given a four-week ban from riding and trackwork after testing positive for a banned substance earlier in the month. Read More...

Should the Irish Derby be held at the Curragh during redevelopment?

Racing Post | 6 months ago
It is the debate that has raged for months: should the Curragh be allowed to host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby while the track is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopments in the history of Irish racing? Read More...

Should the Irish Derby be held at the Curragh during redevelopment?

Racing Post | 6 months ago
It is the debate that has raged for months: should the Curragh be allowed to host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby while the track is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopments in the history of Irish racing? Read More...

More room at the Tizzard inn as new barn takes shape

Racing Post | 6 months ago
After his best season, in which he battled for the trainers' title, Colin Tizzard is gearing up for a fresh assault by building a new barn to house up to another 20 horses. Read More...

More room at the Tizzard inn as new barn takes shape

Racing Post | 6 months ago
After his best season, in which he battled for the trainers' title, Colin Tizzard is gearing up for a fresh assault by building a new barn to house up to another 20 horses. Read More...

Carlisle: Dalgleish hoping bell tolls for him again with Zoravan

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Australia may have the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, but never wishing to be outdone, Britain has its own meeting that stops a city, Carlisle Bell day. Read More...

Julian Muscat: Return of Americans adds new dimension to Ascot

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Every time you looked down the track you were regaled by the sight of top-class horses pelting headlong towards the winning post. From Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio to the epic Gold Cup confrontation between Big Orange and Order Of St George. Read More...

Julian Muscat: Return of Americans adds new dimension to Ascot

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Every time you looked down the track you were regaled by the sight of top-class horses pelting headlong towards the winning post. From Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio to the epic Gold Cup confrontation between Big Orange and Order Of St George. Read More...

Julian Muscat: Return of Americans adds new dimension to Ascot

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Every time you looked down the track you were regaled by the sight of top-class horses pelting headlong towards the winning post. From Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio to the epic Gold Cup confrontation between Big Orange and Order Of St George. Read More...

Smullen expects battle of wits with Ballydoyle on Cracksman

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Smullen expects battle of wits with Ballydoyle on Cracksman

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

The big debate: do racecourses and music nights work together?

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Last week a post-racing Little Mix concert turned sour, with drunk adults scarring - or at least bruising - young children with what Newmarket described as loutish behaviour. Here our writers make the case for and against racecourse concerts. Read More...

The big debate: do racecourses and music nights work together?

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Last week a post-racing Little Mix concert turned sour, with drunk adults scarring - or at least bruising - young children with what Newmarket described as loutish behaviour. Here our writers make the case for and against racecourse concerts. Read More...

Smullen to seek repeat success after landing Cracksman ride

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Smullen lands ride on Cracksman in Saturday’s Irish Derby

Racing Post | 6 months ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...