Grand National Colours

The racing colours (or ‘silks’) worn by jockeys in the Grand National represent the owners of the horse. They do not, as some people believe identify the jockey or horse itself. Nevertheless, taking a mental note of the silks worn by the…
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Grand National Longshots

In what used to be a race that could throw up some very long odds winners, the Grand National is now so big that the money going on the horses can alter the odds so significantly as to represent absolutely no value at all for the once a year…
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2013 Grand National Stats

If you're new to the Grand National or have no idea how you go about picking a winner for 2013, then use this handy little guide to whittle down the entries so that hopefully you reasonable chance of making you a few quid on Saturday April 6th! There…

Exclusive Interview With Mr Paddy Power

Recently we bagged an exclusive interview with Mr. Paddy Power (yes, he's a real person!) the Communications Manager for the Irish bookmaker of the same name. We talked to Paddy about this years Grand National, his favourite sporting moments…
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How To Bet Online

Betting online might seem confusing at first, but in reality it's much easier than placing a bet in the bookmakers shop. Firstly we suggest that you join Paddy Power online, because they offer new customers a BONUS BET deal and secondly they…
Old lady makes a bet

The Simple 'Win' Bet

If you've never placed a bet before, it can feel like a daunting prospect so here is a very handy guide to making a straight forward bet in a high street bookmakers. We start our guide with the simplest bet to understand, the win bet. This…

Biggest Ever Tote Win

When sixty year old heating engineer, Steve Whiteley, went to Exeter racecourse in March 2011, he used his bus pass to get there and entered the grounds on a free promotion. He was looking forward to his day at the races and didn’t expect…

2012 Grand National Stats

If you're new to the Grand National or you've only really ever had a passing interest and you would like to know how to whittle down the entries to pick a horse that has a reasonable chance of making you a few quid on Saturday April 14th then…