Jumps Racing Returns In Ireland

The racing industry in Ireland is big business. And not just for bookies or fans who love a day out. It is far more important than that. Employing over 14,000 people and worth over €1 billion to the economy, it's recent break was a tough blow…

Virtual Horse Racing: Is That For Real?

In an age where online gambling has become a 24/7 business, betting firms have had to become increasingly innovative in order to keep punters engaged. Technology advancements over the past few years have allowed bookies to increase their…

Grand National 2021 Date Announced

It has been quite a year and the last time we saw any real racing action was back in March for the Cheltenham Festival. That threw up a few surprises much to the delight of racing fans who hadn’t backed the favourites in each race. The…

Racing To Return Behind Closed Doors

It seems like it's been a very long time since we saw any racing action. In fact, the Cheltenham Festival was the last major event to go ahead before the break. Thankfully there is now some good news. Racing will return but with very strict…

What Does ‘Pulled Up’ Mean In Horse Racing?

If you are a fan of horse racing you will know that it is littered with its own unique terminology that describes the different facets of the sport. Learning terms such as banker, objection, handicap, under orders and many more can help to…

How The Virtual Grand National Was Run In 2020

Like sports fans across the world, horse racing enthusiasts haven't had a lot to cheer about recently. With all race meetings called off for the foreseeable future, it was a breath of fresh air to be able to tune into ITV on Saturday April 4th…

Grand National 2020 Called Off

As of March 16th 2020, the Randox Health Grand National Festival has been cancelled. The announcement came from the Jockey Club who, after taking advice on how to deal with the recent Covid-19 pandemic, decided against holding the event. Initially…

Do’s And Don’ts Of Grand National Betting

There are some events in the sporting calendar that attract attention beyond the sporting pages and touch the lives of everyone. The FA Cup and Wimbledon Finals, for example, capture the imaginations of those who might otherwise have no interest…

Grand National 2020 Runners Head To Cheltenham

With the Cheltenham Festival 2020 taking place this week, all eyes will be turned to Prestbury Park. But savvy Grand National punters will also be keeping a close watch on those that have entries into both festivals. A good run, a solid win…