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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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A Brief Look at the History of Horse Racing in Australia 2

Posted on June 11, 2019 by Sherry Jane Smith

Australia is known for its exceptional lineage of thoroughbreds and with good reason. There’s a rich history behind the sport of horse racing in the country that dates as far back as the formation of Australia as fledgling colony.

If you’re interested in learning about the roots of Australian horse racing, then read on.

The Introduction of Thoroughbred Horses to Australia

Once the first settlement in Australia was established in 1788, the colonists introduced a small population of horses that consisted of one stallion, a colt, and five mares. The breeding of these animals was slow, with only two hundred horses accounted for by the turn of the century.

By 1810, there was a boom in their population, totalling over a thousand horses by this time. Prior to this, the Australian government began importing thoroughbreds from Cape Town and India, introducing stronger horse breeds into their current stock. Two of the most notable imported breeds that began the trend were the Rockingham and Northumberland thoroughbreds.

This was an auspicious start to Australia’s horse racing tradition as the bloodhorse population began to swell in the following decades. Strong lineages like Manto and Malua have been produced since the 1800s and still continue to produce champions to this day.

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What are the Different Types of Horse Racing that you can bet on? 1

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Avinash Pathak

Churchill Downs Betting on your mind? Well, before that you need to know the different types of horse racing to place a bet on. So, read on!

Being one of the oldest sports in existence, many competitive horse races have been held throughout the history. Horse racing, undoubtedly has evolved over the years, but the basic idea is somewhat the same. And today it is incredibly popular, and is considered as a major sport in various parts of the world.

But the popularity of the sport is due to its association with betting. Horse racing and betting have always been naturally linked, and betting on the result of races is traditionally an integral part of a day at the racetrack. Modern day horse racing industry rests on betting in fact, as it leads to a significant percentage of sport’s funding. Therefore, ageless allure for horse race betting together with betting aspects of the sport ensures that all types of horse racing thrive into the foreseeable future. So let us now take a round-up of various horse races that you can bet on that are still in play today:

  • Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred racing is considered as one of the most popular type of horse racing over its competitors by a considerable margin. For around hundreds of years, thoroughbreds have proved to be a marvel to all the sports enthusiasts on the basis of speed and power. The horses are trained in racing on flat and mostly round tracks. While racing, Thoroughbreds are mostly controlled by jockeys but the other significant factors in the thoroughbred racing includes trainers, who look after the horse’s exercise, feeding and training regimens to prepare them for the actual race.

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Picking The Right Kentucky Derby Hero 1

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Dara Cruz

The Kentucky Derby will hold its 145th edition on May 04, 2019 in the dirt track of Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. All horse racing fans are expecting to see a lot of three-year-old thoroughbred racers to compete in the Grade 1 Stakes category. This year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby will also hold the toughest contenders of horse racers across the country.

While there are lots of options to look and choose who should be the real Kentucky winner is, it important that you bet for the odds you think will be in favor. It is true that there are several factors you need to consider especially when picking the right horse winner. By simply doing your research while we are a few weeks away from Kentucky will still help you in taking part in profitable betting.

Hence, as you go along and do your research in line with the probability and statistics of winning of your horse entry, we’d like to add up some essential ingredients you can apply to make sure you pick the right Kentucky Derby winner. These tips will also ensure you that you can take part in a more bankable type of betting. Let’s get it started!

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Luis “El Tiante” Tiant
      April 6, 2021 | 1:52 pm
      Luis Tiant

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was the ace of the Boston Red Sox staff when they reached the 1975 World Series and is considered by many to be someone worthy of induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Luis Tiant, known as “El Tiante”, spent 19 years in the majors between 1964 and 1982.

      Though he was 75-64 with a 2.84 ERA in six seasons with the Cleveland Indians and then helped the Minnesota Twins reach the playoffs in 1970, it appeared that Tiant’s career might be over following the 1970 season.

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