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A look back at the Greatest Memories from Last Year’s Cheltenham Festival 0

Posted on February 20, 2020 by Lucy Waldon

It’s only a couple of weeks before the iconic Cheltenham Roar erupts across Prestbury Park as the famous four-day Cheltenham Festival gets underway. Racing fans up and down the country are already scrambling to find the latest odds on 2020 Cheltenham hopefuls, and anticipating the thrills that are sure to ensue. Ahead of this year’s Festival, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from last year.

Amazing Altior’s jumps record

The Nicky Henderson-trained horse was the favourite for the Queen Mother Champion Chase and not only did he win, but he hung on to his record for the most consecutive wins in jump racing – this triumph being the 18th, equalling the record set by Big Buck’s.

Altior certainly didn’t make it easy, with a mistake at fence seven (the water jump), but jockey Nico de Boinville spurred him on to find that extra gear. Describing him as “an absolute warrior”, the final 100 yards was where the race was won, and Altior beat Politologue by one-and-three-quarter lengths.

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How do Champion Hurdle Greats Compare to Current Crop Aiming at 2020 Cheltenham Festival? 0

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Jack Erikson

Some commentators will tell you the Champion Hurdle isn’t what it once was. Sending racehorses over steeplechase fences has become infinitely more fashionable, so the result is a dearth of two-mile hurdlers and an open betting heat come the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

Many of the finest equine athletes to ever race under National Hunt rules have tasted Champion Hurdle glory, but how do the current crop of hopefuls compare to the legends in whose hoofprints they hope to follow?

Five racehorses in the illustrious history of this Cheltenham Festival feature have been fortunate enough to win it three times. Each of the mighty Hatton’s Grace, Sir Ken, Persian War, See You Then and Istabraq completed their Champion Hurdle hat-tricks in consecutive years.There are two ways of looking at such feats. These Champion Hurdle legends dominated their respective eras – from the post-war Britain of Hatton’s Grace and Sir Ken through to the dawn of a new millennium with Istabraq.

Was the opposition they faced up to much? The betting is a good indicator of this with Sir Ken sent off favorite on all three occasions alongside Istabraq. Persian War and See You Then, meanwhile, were returned at the shortest starting price in two of their respective Champion Hurdle triumphs.

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The Secrets Behind The Popularity Of Horse Racing 0

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Alina Jovia

Horse racing is a popular sport in America, China, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Italy, and France. The horses undergo a lot of training to ensure they come out on top. Unfortunately, even the best training cannot capture a title for many of these horses. There are many factors that determine the outcome of horse racing events. The determination relies on the jockey’s skills, the horse’s ability to overcome the pressures of racing in extreme environments, and other factors. Below, you will discover a list of the secrets behind the popularity of horse racing.

Adrenaline Rush

Whether you wager $10 or $1,000 on a horse race, your adrenaline will be pumping by the time the horses reach the finish line. Adrenaline rushes is only one of the reasons why people wager on horse races. Even people who never place wagers have admitted to experienced adrenaline rushes during horse racing events. Of course, the adrenaline will be pumping harder when money is involved. But, whatever the case may be, an exciting horse race can get the adrenaline pumping.

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The Biggest Horse Racing Events Around the World 0

Posted on October 18, 2019 by David Hay

One of the original forms of gambling was heading down to the tracks and betting on the horses. Each year, hundreds of people travel to these highly anticipated events to witness some of the most exciting horse races. The history of horse racing in England goes back as far as the 17th century when Charles II established Newmarket as the headquarters of English horse racing; although the oldest racecourse is in Chester.

Horse racing betting and events around the world are still just as popular today, with the industry turning over £4.32 million in 2018. As time has gone on, these iconic horse racing events have become a staple in our calendars every year. Here are some of the most popular events from across the globe.

Royal Ascot

Queen Anne opened this iconic venue in 1711, and since then, a member from the Royal family has attended every year. Most famous for her colourful attendance is our current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II – who has had a known interest in horses since childhood and is often found amongst betting markets, with regards to what color she will be wearing for the occasion.

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Horse Racing Bet Tips To Help You Start Well In Horse Racing 0

Posted on September 05, 2019 by Cathy Carter

Hоrѕе racing bеtѕ аrе indeed grеаt ѕроrtѕ bеtѕ tо еnjоу, hаvе fun, аnd mаkе mоnеу. Wіth thе convenience оf thе internet, уоu саn nоw раrtісіраtе іn sports bеttіng frоm thе соmfоrt оf уоur оwn home.

If уоu аrе іntеrеѕtеd іn dоublіng оr tripling уоur mоnеу, rеаd ѕоmе hоrѕе rасіng bеttіng tips thаt уоu mіght fіnd uѕеful іn thіѕ fun88 ѕроrtѕ bеt.

Learn аll уоu саn аbоut hоrѕе rасіng

Bеіng іnfоrmеd іѕ оnе оf уоur keys tо successful bеttіng. Lеаrn аbоut thе rules оf thе game аnd learn thеіr tеrmіnоlоgу. Thіѕ wау, уоu wоn’t hаvе tо tаkе оvеr thе rules whіlе bеttіng уоur mоnеу оn уоur rеѕultѕ.

Don’t be tempted

Yоu mау bе tеmрtеd tо bеt оn аѕ mаnу trасkѕ аѕ уоu саn bесаuѕе thіѕ mау ѕееm mоrе lіkеlу tо wіn, but іn hоrѕе rасіng аnd аnу оthеr ѕроrtѕ bеt, thеrе іѕ аlwауѕ thе rіѕk оf losing еvеrуthіng уоu bеt. Sо tаkе time tо thіnk аbоut hаvіng multірlе bеtѕ аѕ thіѕ саn аlѕо mеаn multірlе losses, ѕо bе selective аnd smart whеn placing уоur bеtѕ.

Onlу bеt mоnеу уоu аrе willing tо lose

Bеttіng оn hоrѕе rасіng іѕ a gаmblе, ѕо bеfоrе уоu gеt іnvоlvеd іn thіѕ rіѕkу venture, trу tо consider whеthеr уоu аrе іn fасt wіllіng tо dіѕроѕе оf thе amount уоu wіѕh tо bеt. Yоu mау bе vеrу overwhelmed wіth hоw muсh уоu саn еаrn, but thеrе іѕ аlwауѕ a rеаlіtу сhесk thаt іf уоu fаіl tо double оr triple уоur mоnеу, уоu wіll eventually lоѕе thеm аll. Onе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt hоrѕе rасіng betting tірѕ іѕ tо be remembered is to win without losing any money.

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Royal Ascot 1

Posted on June 17, 2019 by Tom Raine

Held for more than 3 centuries and traditionally associated with the British Royal family, Royal Ascot is a race meeting that certainly doesn’t lack in glamour. The event lasts for five days and enforces a strict dress code for both men and women, which proves the importance of the Royal Ascot traditions.

Away from the top hats and tails, Royal Ascot brings you the best flat equine action from anywhere around the world with top-class horses from Ireland, UK, France, America and even Asia taking part in the five day spectacular that is Royal Ascot.

Find all you need to know for your Royal Ascot tips on Betopin.com

Royal Ascot Highlights

Day 1

Day one of Royal Ascot kicks off with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes where the best one-mile horses aged 4 or over in the world come to together to clash over the straight mile of Ascot. The betting on this is sometimes extremely close at the top because most years you can have battle hardened winners coming to clash with the best 3-year old’s of last season which usually includes the previous year’s 2000 Guineas winner.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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