How to Predict the Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic

It’s the most prestigious horse racing meeting in the USA, and of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship events, it is the Breeders’ Cup Classic that deservedly takes headline honours.

Arguably the premier thoroughbred renewal in American racing, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is also the notional fourth leg of the ‘Grand Slam’, which also features the Triple Crown races the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

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Five Things to Think About When Betting on Horse Racing

By Sean McDiarmind

Horse race betting is lucrative, and if done right, it can make you lots of money. However, you need to understand that, there is more to horse race betting than just luck. There are steps you can take, and significantly improve your chances of winning. For context, here are 5 things to think about when horse race betting. 

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Will Bangkok bounce back at Royal Ascot?

Andrew Balding will be taking Bangkok to Royal Ascot, despite running poorly in the Epsom Derby.

Bangkok previously beat Telecaster at Doncaster back in March, who went on to win the Dante at York.

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Kentucky Derby Broadcast to Emphasize Betting More this Year


If horse racing is the sport of kings (as it has often been described), then the royals really enjoy laying a wager or two. It’s a sport that has long been intertwined with gambling, but now with more American states legalizing sports betting, it’s a past time that is set to go more mainstream.

It doesn’t get more mainstream, in regards to American horse racing, then the Kentucky Derby, which takes place on Saturday. It was just a couple days after the 2018 Belmont Stakes that the state of New Jersey legalized sports gambling, and this is a game changer from a television production standpoint for NBC Sports.

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Belmont Stakes Betting Flaws You Should Avoid


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The Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown Series will commence on June 8, 2019. This will conclude the initial two legs of the Triple Crown Series which is the Kentucky Derby held on the 4th of May and the Preakness Stakes which will follow by May 18, 2019. The Belmont Stakes also serves as the most anticipated horse racing showdown out of the two because it is where the Triple Crown Winner will be determined.

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2019 Preakness Stakes: Predictions, Picks, Odds and More

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Two or three weeks after the Kentucky Derby, comes the second leg of the Triple Crown Series which is the Preakness Stakes. This horse racing event is more popularly known as “The Run For The Black-Eyed Susans” giving pride to the Maryland state flower. The Preakness Stakes is often held in the Pimlico racetrack, situated in Baltimore, Maryland.

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April Set To Be Bumper Month for Sports Fans


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A quick look at the sporting line-up in April should get sports and betting fans excited. From the last day of March when Liverpool hosted Tottenham Hotspur in what proved to be a crucial game for both clubs, through to the beginning of May when the snooker World Championships reaches its climax, there is a veritable feast of delicious sporting action. Here is just a taste of what to expect.

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Will Anyone Challenge Tiger Roll In Grand National?

Tiger Roll was outstanding at Cheltenham Festival, claiming the Cross Country Chase crown for the second year on the bounce. Gordon Elliott’s charge will now aim to become the first horse since Red Rum to successfully win back-to-back races at the Grand National.

The odds are stacked against the bay gelding, although the manner of his performance at Cheltenham will give Elliott, along with his owners Godolphin, optimism that he can achieve the feat.

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Odds Stacked Against Native River for Gold Cup Defence

By Jason Verduzco

Native River produced a fine performance to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last season and he will aim to become the first horse to win the event twice in a run since Best Mate in 2004.

The Irish-bred horse rose to the occasion to see off race favourite Might Bite for the crown, surging down the stretch to beat out his rival by four-and-a-half lengths. Colin Tizzard’s charge was in control of the contest and had the pace when it mattered the most to claim the crown.

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The significance of the Cheltenham Festival to bookmakers

By Joe Plunkett

It’s a special time of year for sports fans with the Premier League and Champions League competitions coming to a close, the tennis Grand Slam series warming up and the better weather bringing in the biggest and best golf events from around the globe.

None are quite as excited as followers of the horse racing schedule, however, with the Cheltenham Festival fast-approaching. Four glorious days of action takes place at Prestbury Park between Tuesday 12th and Friday 15th March with a number of important Grade 1 contests settled in the process, including the most famous single race – the Gold Cup.

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Tips to make the most of the Grand National

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By Eamon Cunningham

Run over 4 miles with steep and unrivaled fences that have even acquired their own names over the years, the Grand National comes with a huge reputation – not just in the UK but around the world. If you’re attending this much-anticipated event in 2019, here are some tips for making the most of the event and how to make betting a more profitable activity when race time comes around.

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Cheltenham Festival: Irish Runners to Topple Buveur D’Air in 2019 Champion Hurdle?

By Patrick Pierce

Buveur D’air is on the verge of rewriting the Cheltenham Festival history books. Having won the last two renewals of the Champion Hurdle, the Nicky Henderson stable star is looking to become only the sixth horse to secure three victories in the race.

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