Alwaysandforever can live in the memory of punters for a while by maintaining her progress with victory in the totesport.com Pontefract Castle Fillies Stakes. The four-year-old has just had the four starts but her trainer Luca Cumani is not one for rushing his horses and his patience can be rewarded.Alwaysandforever showed great promise on her debut when second to Coronet.She duly disposed of her only rival by 14 lengths on her one start as a three-year-old and thankfully has been more active in 2018 with two runs in May.Excellent Times can gain her just reward in the totepool Cashback Club At totesport.com Fillies’ Handicap after two fine efforts in defeat recently.Becky The Thatcher can continue her fine start in her quest to claim the Pontefract Stayers’ Championship.After going down by a head to Wemyss Point in April, the Micky Hammond-trained mare won in good style at Carlisle before scoring back at Pontefract earlier this month when she defeated Graceful Lady by half … [Read more...] about Racing tips: Always a chance of Pontefract victory?
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Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Friday morning. And Eid Mubarak to our Muslim readers — it’s the end of Ramadan. PARLIAMENT’S NEWEST MP: Congratulations to Labour’s Janet Daby, who to the surprise of absolutely no one was this morning elected MP for Lewisham East. Daby got just north of 50 percent of the vote in the ultra-safe Labour seat and will be sworn in as parliament’s newest MP next week. But the big news was the strong showing from the Lib Dems, who surged 20 percentage points to land a decent second place in what is a massively pro-Remain part of London. Labour’s majority was slashed, and the Tories lost ground too. As ever, all Brexit is politics, and all politics is Brexit. Results here. DRIVING THE DAY NOTHING HAS CHANGED: After a week of parliamentary horse-trading, which was part thrilling and part skull-crushingly tedious, the … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Our newest MP — Nothing has changed — Putin’s World Cup
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
By Frank Keogh BBC Sport at Aintree 14 Apr From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/43741341 Read more about sharing. Randox Health Grand NationalVenue: Aintree Date: 14 April Grand National: 17:15 BSTCoverage: BBC Radio 5 live, sports extra and live updates on the BBC Sport website More detailsThree female jockeys are seeking a place in history as they prepare to line up for the rain-hit Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.Katie Walsh, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore are bidding to become the first woman to ride the National winner in this, its 171st running.The bookmakers' favourites for the National include Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Blaklion and Tiger Roll.An estimated £150m is wagered on the race.There will be 600 million people following worldwide … [Read more...] about Grand National 2018: Aintree ready for big race as three female jockeys seek history
The Randox Grand National Festival 2018 is set to be the biggest yet as the organisers capitalise on another successful year in 2017. Thousands of people will attend the three-day event across Thursday April 12 to Saturday, April 14, and millions will watch the dramatic steeple chase on TV across the world. Whether you are planning to go to Aintree Racecourse for the thrill and excitement of the day or planning to watch it on TV, we have all the key dates and times you need to know so you don't miss a second. When is the Grand National? The festival takes place over three days in April. Thursday, April 12 is known as the race day, a day when big horse racing fans like to attend. But that doesn't mean amateur experts should shy away, this is the beginning of an amazing three days, arguably the best in the racing calendar. Friday, April 13 is Ladies Day , where the fashion stakes are high and the hats are even higher. Saturday, April 14 is the big day and the big build up to the main … [Read more...] about Grand National 2018? How to watch or listen to the big race