Northern Ireland fighter, Carl Frampton, has swapped boxing for horse racing. The 31 year-old featherweight visited the Cotswalds in central England on Wednesday to work with British online casino company and sponsor 32Red.The event also saw Frampton working alongside Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockeys Paddy Brennan and Nico de Boinville as well as Adrian Heskin.Frampton posted photographs and videos of himself on a horse.There was even a video of Frampton racing Paddy Brennan on a wooden practice horse.One of the most entertaining videos from the event shared by Frampton on Instagram appeared to show him competing in a donkey and trap race."Imagine how far I'd [have] won by if I'd just gone straight! Still a win's a win! Come on!," said Frampton on Instagram.Commenting on the video of Frampton racing against Paddy Brennan on the wooden practice horse one fan said: "You’re awesome!!! Love this video!! And much love for you champ!" … [Read more...] about Carl Frampton swaps boxing for horse racing
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Hip, hip, hooray! It's Sunday, the day of rest, and you can spend the day with your feet up on the sofa. And what better way to help you through your day of nothingness than a spot of horse racing that you can bet on with your tippy-tappy phone apps. Our boy Newsboy is here to help you pick a winner and and get some cash in your back pocket. There's meetings today at Fakenham and Perth for you to get stuck into. Let us know in the comments section below if you get lucky with any winnings - and remember always gamble responsibly.... PERTH 2.00 ROO ROO FAKENHAM 2.20 EMMAS DILEMMA … [Read more...] about Horse racing tips for Sunday June 3 from Perth and Fakenham
Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley Racecourse, whose grassy oval track and floodlit stands are ringed at night by one of the sport’s grandest views: neon skyscrapers and neat stacks of high-rises, a constellation of illuminated windows, and beyond them, lush hills silhouetted in darkness.On the evening of Nov. 6, 2001, all of Hong Kong was talking about the biggest jackpot the city had ever seen: at least HK$100 million (then about $13 million) for the winner of a single bet called the Triple Trio. The wager is a little like a trifecta of trifectas; it requires players to predict the top three horses, in any order, in three different heats. More than 10 million combinations are possible. When no one picks correctly, the prize money rolls over to the next set of races. That balmy November night, the pot had gone unclaimed six times over. About a million people placed a … [Read more...] about The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code
A Northampton animal rights campaigner believes people's attitude towards cruelty in horse racing is changing after he organised a protest in the town centre. Mel Broughton, 57, of Northampton Vegan and Animal Rights Group, was speaking at the demonstration against the Grand National in Abington Street held in the hours before last weekend's race, which was held to highlight the cruelty they believe is prevalent in horse racing.Although the group were confronted by some in disagreement, overall Mr Boughton was pleasantly surprised by members of the public's reactions."I’ve been quite surprised at how many people have come up and offered support, I thought people may be less open to what we are saying," he said."We’ve only had one or two people who have come up and pass the usual comments and wave a betting slip in our faces but generally people have been very understanding, and I do think it is to do with the fact that the lid is slowly lifting on the reality of the … [Read more...] about Northampton animal rights campaigner pleased by reaction to town centre horse racing protest
The Express Tribune investigates why this German-born horse is named after Pakistan 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO COURTESY: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST/ KENNETH CHAN You may have missed it but thousands of Pakistanis have been sharing a video of a horse racing event. Why? You might ask. The short answer: A horse named Pakistan Star produced a truly remarkable comeback to win his debut at a Griffin race in Hong Kong. Pakistan Star, with rider Matthew Chadwick on his back, started off slow and at one point was nearly out of sight. But then, in the final moments of the race, the horse emerged into the frame and this time it meant business. Within moments, Pakistan Star caught up with all of its opponents and inched into first place in miraculous fashion. The great horse race that stunned the public “I don’t think he beat anything special, the Griffin races haven’t been that impressive … [Read more...] about Pakistan Star: Why in the world is everyone sharing this horse racing video?