Posts tagged with ‘stleger’

  • Weekend of VG Tips winners and wonderful racing

    By on 16th September 2019

    What a weekend of winners for subscribers to my VG Tips service! I was celebrating picking the winners of...

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  • Wow! What about that? Hot favourite Idaho clips heels or misses a step and dumps jockey Seamie Heffernan to the floor. To my eyes Idaho was moving through to get to the front when the accident happened. Nothing anyone can do about that.

    Punters will be furious. Bookmakers relieved. The beneficiary was the race itself as it wnsured it wasn't a one horse race. And the owners and trainer of the eventual 22/1 winner Harbour Law were delighted.

    It was a thrilling finish to the last classic race of the flat season. Idaho was fine and so was . . .

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    By on 10th September 2016
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  • Is losing a race by a head better or worse than losing by a mile?

    I hate losing a bet by a slender margin. On Thursday night the Sir Michael Stoute trained Honorina (my 5/4 Nap) was beaten by a head. I was gutted. I expect Stoute was more disappointed and I'm not sure where he goes with that one next. But I shall be watching out for the next run.

    As punters we also win races by small margins, so we have to take the rough with the smooth.

    This weekend we have some of the final . . .

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    By on 9th September 2016
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  • Ante-Post betting is not for the faint hearted. Most of you will know that you not only risk seeing your horse beaten, you risk it not turning up at all - and still losing your stake. It is the ultimate gamble.

    Ante-post rules mean that you take the price on offer now, but will not be refunded if your horse is not in the final declarations for the race. A trainer or owner may withdraw the horse for any one of several reasons. The horse might be ill, lame, booked to race elsewhere or connections decide their runner will . . .

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    By on 23rd August 2016
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  • BHA rule Simple Verse is the true winner of the St.Leger

    By on 23rd September 2015

    The British Horseracing Authority heard a three hour appeal into the outcome of the St. Leger. And their decision...

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  • The fall of Camelot

    By on 16th September 2012

    I cannot recall when I last saw a jockey looking as dejected as young Joseph O’Brien appeared to be...

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