Up to 650 jobs are to be cut at the newly formed bookmaking giant Paddy Power Betfair. Two months on from the creation of the massive betting business, staff in offices across the UK and Ireland were being told of the redundancies. Bookmaking shops will not be affected but jobs… Read More »
International Horse Racing
Night racing makes a rare appearance at Sha Tin on Wednesday night with an eight race card, all of which to be run on the dirt, so don’t be surprised to see some bolters salute. BONUS #1: $501 FREE BET BONUS at Sportsbet.com.au BONUS #2: $500 FREE BET BONUS… Read More »
Willie Mullins’ assault on a first British jumps championship has gathered pace with the Irish trainer earmarking a number of his Cheltenham stars for the Grand National meeting. Bookmakers have shortened Mullins to odds-on to win the title with the news he is bringing a big team to Aintree next… Read More »
French star Cirrus Des Aigles has been retired by trainer Corine Barande-Barbe because of a ligament problem in a leg. Although the 10-year-old gelding is sound, Barande-Barbe says putting the horse under maximum pressure in a race is not worth the risk. “He has been in great condition and very… Read More »
A bumper eleven race card has been assembled for Sha Tin on Monday, and while there are no feature races, the depth is once again very strong right across the board. BONUS #1: $501 FREE BET BONUS at Sportsbet.com.au BONUS #2: $500 FREE BET BONUS at Ladbrokes.com.au BIG BONUS… Read More »
Fertility issues have ended the stud career of high profile stallion Cape Cross. The sire of European champions Golden Horn, Sea the Stars and Ouija Board, Cape Cross also produced dual New Zealand Horse of the Year Seachange from his southern hemisphere crops. Darley’s Sam Bullard said the 22-year-old had… Read More »
Watch the full race replay of the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint in which Australian galloper Buffering won.
California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, sprinted to victory in the $10-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, beating Mubtaahij in the world’s richest horse race. Trained by American Art Sherman, the $1.90 joint favourite won the 2,000-metre race by 3.75 lengths, despite Espinoza having to battle with a slipping saddle… Read More »
California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, won the $US10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Mubtaahij took second place and Hoppertunity came third of the 12 runners in the 2,000-metre contest, the world’s richest horse race.
Saturday will see the running of the richest race program in the world, with Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan, and with the likes of California Chrome, Highland Reel and Aussie sprinting star Buffering, it shapes up to be a top class program. BONUS #1: $501 FREE BET BONUS… Read More »
Expat Australian Michael Wrona has landed the plum job as track announcer at Santa Anita. Wrona, 49, began calling races as a teenager in Queensland and has spent 25 years in the United States, the past 10 at Golden Gate Fields. The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, conducted an… Read More »
California Chrome is again favourite for the $US10 million ($A13.3 million) Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race as he tries to avenge last year’s second place. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner’s most likely challengers will be Godolphin-owned Frosted, Travers Cup winner Keen Ice and Special Fighter… Read More »
The British Horseracing Authority has pledged to work more closely with the betting industry and other sports and regulators in the fight against corruption. Publishing its Integrity Review, a wide-ranging initiative launched in 2015 and overseen by an independent panel, the BHA made six main recommendations to improve and maintain… Read More »
American trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome is five lengths better than last year when he ran second in the World Cup. Sherman watched the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner go through his paces on the main track at Meydan early on Tuesday morning. “He’s a lot stronger… Read More »