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David Cormack’s Saturday selections – Derby Special

Anthony Van Dyck made it a profitable Derby Day for us in 2019 but this year sees a very different scenario on Epsom Downs with the racecourse set to hold both The Derby and The Oaks on the same day, all behind closed doors. From […]

David Cormack’s Saturday Selection – 27th June

No triumphant return on our first set of Saturday service selections since the lockdown break last weekend. I’m very hopeful we can reverse that and get back to the form we were showing pre-lockdown in 2020. Only one to go to war with tomorrow though. […]

The Epsom Derby Preview – Can Kameko Step up After Guineas Win?

The resumption of racing in the UK means we’re finally on track for the most prestigious race of the flat calendar. The Epsom Derby market has really taken shape following the 2000 Guineas and a host of impressive trial performances. Here we take a look […]

David Cormack’s Saturday Selections – June 20th 2020

We’re back! After the enforced lay-off due to the Covid-19 pandemic the long wait was over at the beginning of June when racing resumed behind closed doors. I’ve kept my power dry since then, maintaining a watching brief while the form settled and the season […]

2020 Derby Contenders

The 2020 Derby will be run a month later than its usual first Saturday in June date. The late start to the season has meant that the usual preparation routes for the race have been disrupted and the Derby puzzle, certainly at this stage, looks […]

Pinatubo – what can history tell us

By David Cormack Pinatubo was awarded a lofty rating at the end of an unbeaten two year old season. However, an outstanding juvenile career offers no guarantee that a horse will develop later in his career and, as we anticipate Pinatubo’s three year old season, […]

How Has Horse Racing Changed Over The Years

With deep historical and traditional roots, horse racing is among the oldest sports in existence today. The sport is believed to have originated from Middle Asia at around 4500 BC, spreading to other cultures over time. In the 1750s, the game highly grew in popularity, […]

Why Betting On Horses Is More Interesting Than Wagering On Football

Credit: Wikimedia Football is the most popular sport on the planet – there’s no getting away from that. But being the biggest doesn’t make you the best and that’s absolutely the case when it comes to sports betting. Horse racing is a much more interesting […]

Horse race betting: how to maximize the odds of winning

Horse racing has been around since the early Babylonian, Roman and Greek civilizations in the form of chariot racing. Modern day racing and betting was adapted from the practices of the British nobility class and royals in the 1600’s. Now, millions of people partake in […]