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David14 
I would like any info. on an Aus. bred grey gelding David14. Foaled 1996. Unraced. Sire First Norman. His breeder, his past and any photos. Answer: …

Winning and place distances 
Distances for Cheltenham's Many Clouds race yesterday were: hd 17 27 and then 3 1/2 17 lengths 27 lengths My question is what is the 3 1/2 …

Name of Horse 
Trying to remember name of horse we backed at Royal Ascot years ago and it is driving us to distraction. The horse in question was,we recall, joint favourite …

Supplemented horse 
I have had a antepost e way bet on the st leger but now I have found that a horse not in the betting has now been supplemented.What are the rules regarding …

Diane Clay? 
What is Diane Clay the daughter of the 70s trainer W (Bill) Clay doing now? Not heard anything about her for years. She was also a Champion Body Builder …

Wind Operations 
I have noticed that a race horse that has had a recent wind operation runs better; how do I find out if a race horse has had the operation. Answer: …

The Solidus Book 
Any chance of a copy? Answer: The Solidus is a horse racing analysis book written by Dave Towey in the 1990's. It was popular for awhile and even used …

O,Crotaigh 
What happened to O'Crotaigh, the Alan Brown trained chaser? Fantastic around Market Rasen and a front runner with a heart as big as a lion. Answer …

Spotform 78 Ratings 
Spotform ratings have been around for decades. My question is: Why is it 78 ? Where did that particular number originate ? This has puzzled a friend …

What is the highest Spotform rating in the Daily Mirror? 
What is the highest Spotform rating in the Daily Mirror and is it different for flat and NH? Answer: Back in 2011 the Spotform ratings were dependent …

Withdrawn Horse 
The horse I bet on was withdrawn; is this the same as a non runner? Answer: If a horse is withdrawn before the race start it is considered a non runner …

IRISH BUMPER RACES 
Why do Professional Jockeys Not Ride In IRISH BUMPER RACES? Answer: Bumper races are indeed restricted to amateur riders in Ireland(which gave rise …

What does Nigel Hamilton former trainer do now? 
I used to work with him in the 1970s and wondered what he is doing now. Answer: There is another query on Nigel Hamilton's whereabouts on this Q&A page. …

RUGBY UNION 
Was Dai Davies ever picked to play for the British Lions. Answer: Dai Davies made his debut for Wales on 21 January 1950 versus England and was selected …

NEWSPAPER RATINGS 
WHY IS IT THAT THE TOP SPOT RATING IS ALWAYS 78 IN THE DAILY MAIL. IN THE DAILY MIRROR THE SPOT FORM RATING COULD BE FROM 50 TO 130. WHY IS THIS …

Jimmy Lindley 
Was ex-jockey and BBC TV pundit Jimmy Lindley ever banned from riding or married to a racehorse trainers daughter? Answer: As yet I have been unable …

Swanky Star 
What happened to a horse called Swanky Star after I believe it won 2 hurdle races at Cheltenham in the 1980's? Answer: The only Swanky Star I can …

Racehorses with one eye 
Did Steve Norton train a horse with one eye and have other horses run with one eye? Steve Norton was training in the 1980's and there is no record of …

Where Is Nigel Hamilton now? 
He trained out of Reg Akehurst's yard in Epsom Answer: Nigel Hamilton no longer holds a trainers license NB See comments for answer contributed by …

John Smith's magnet cup 
Has the "John Smith's Magnet Cup" ever been run on a wednesday? My brother says that it has and he's got £20 riding on it. Many thanks, PETER RAYNES. …

Anti-post bets and supplemented horses. 
If you back a horse for the Derby in say January and it comes 2nd to a horse that was supplemented in perhaps May, why are you not paid out as the winner, …

Wind Drag 
In formula 1 and motoGP a vehicle is often seen in the slipstream of the vehicle in front before overtaking. Does this apply in horse racing? Answer: …

Racehorse Cougar II 
Did the thoroughbred racehorse Cougar II ever win a race wire to wire - that's when a horse breaks from the starting gate first and stays in the lead to …

Horses that can't possibly win the race 
Why do horses race knowing they will never win. Is it for practice or training? What is the reason? Answer: The horse does not know it will never win …

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Steve Norton Race Horse Trainer 
Whatever happened to Steve Norton? The trainer based near Barnsley, South Yorkshire was a favourite of mine but just disappeared from the racing pages …

Why are times at the Japan Cup so fast? 
Yes, I wanted to know why horses who can't even break 2:29.00 for 1 1/2 anywhere else, go over and run in the Japan Cup and run in the 2:22's! What the …

Left Handed Racecourses 
How many left handed racecourses are there in th UK Flat? Jumps? Regards RWT Answer:There are 22 left handed courses in the UK 10 Jumps 7 …

Money Back  
I backed Mad Moose in the 4.00 at Cheltenham and it refused to start - do I get a refund? Answer: If a horse comes under starters orders and then refuses …

Pat Rohan 
what was the address of Pat Rohan racing stables in Malton/Norton? Answer: Grove Cottage yard Norton, County Durham

The name of a Pat Rohan /John Seagrave last race winner at Liverpool March 30st 1973. Not rated yet
I remember seeing the grand national in 1973 when Red Rum beat Crisp, but the previous day I remember having a winning bet in the last race on a Pat Rohan …

Why do horse racing odds never show 7 to 1 or 9 to 1 odds Not rated yet
I've bet on horses for years and in sports book or in the totes never ever see these odds why? Answer: It is possible to obtain odds of 7/1 or 9/1 but …

supplemented horses win rate Not rated yet
I would like to know what percentage of supplemented horses win the race they are entered into. Answer: This information is not generally available …

Betfair SP Archives Not rated yet
I cannot obtain Betfair SP archives now. Any help please. Answer: Betfair provides Starting Prices (SP) win and place for GB and Irish horse races. …

David14 again Not rated yet
Since David is unraced. Is there anyway to find out what he did do? Why was he brought to the U.S.? Answer: You could try contacting the Australian …

Racecourse Winner Displayed On Turf Not rated yet
After a race the name of the winner appears across the turf in big letters. How is this done? Answer: It's fairly safe to say this will be computer …

Gate Number Assignments  Not rated yet
How do horses get assigned their post number on race day? And why does, sometimes, a horse get a letter added to the number? 1, 1A, 2, 2A, etc. …

Preakness Lead Horses Not rated yet
In watching the Preakness, I notice in the post parade that the person holding the rein of the horse that is racing had what appeared to be like a shield …

What Does Supplemented Mean? Not rated yet
what does supplemented mean? Answer: This question has already been answered at www.horse4course-racetips.com/supplemented.html

Horses Scratched For A Race Not rated yet
Once horses get post position is that the horse's number ie 1, thru 20. If a horse is scratched before the race do the horse numbers change or just …

Impartial Tipster Reviewers Not rated yet
I am inundated by emails from tipsters and tipping platforms. It is obvious to me that many of these people promote each other, I presume this is on …

Dead Heat in Horse race Not rated yet
I had a 6/1 winner with a £5 win bet. It was a dead heat. The bookmaker paid me out on half my stake(£2.50 win)so I got £15, this I understand - but …

Can a horse be entered in a race if it has been nerved above the ankle Not rated yet
Can a horse be entered in a race if it has been nerved above the ankle. Answer: Nerving or de-nerving is usually performed below the ankle as that is …

What does made-all mean  Not rated yet
In racing results what does made-all mean? Answer: Made all is the term used when a horse wins a race having led from start to finish and no other horse …

Royal Delta Not rated yet
I remember she paid over 20$ to win, but everyone I've asked says I'm crazy,no way,she would have ever paid that high a return. Can you help me to …

Balloted out horses Not rated yet
When there are more horses entered at the five day stage than can run there is a small number printed ahead of the horses name. I assume this is the …

Horse races where no favourite is declared. Not rated yet
Why is there a rule in place when a favourite is withdrawn immediately before 'the off' no favourite is declared. Friday 13/01/2017 7.15 Wolverhampton. …

Odds in Handicaps Not rated yet
My horse came second in 11 runner handicap at 4/1 £25.00 each way what are my winnings Answer: An each way bet is treated as 2 bets. In your case you …

The date £539,000 not won on Scoop 6 Not rated yet
A few years ago the scoop 6 jackpot reached £539,000 and was not won. There were a number of place pot winning tickets 22 in total. On this occasion …

Derby Northolt racecourse 1937 Not rated yet
Could you confirm the winner of the Northolt Derby in 1937 was Dolly Dimple, ridden by a jockey named Makinson? I was born on 30th June 1937 in …

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Jockeys  Not rated yet
Do you think it is better to place a jockey who weighs close to the handicap or use a lighter jockey plus saddle weights Answer: I think the trainer …

Jersey Horse Racing Not rated yet
Why is it we never see in England horse racing from Jersey and yet racing from all over the world is televised? Regards John Answer: Horse racing …

Horse Race Status List Not rated yet
Can you tell me in what order do Horse Races go from the Classics down to the Class 5 Races ?? How many category races are there? Answer: Horse …

Reading Racing Post Entry pages Not rated yet
On the pages with entries in the Racing Post, what do the numbers in the rectangular box before the horses name refer to? Answer: The numbers in brackets …

Cost to enter horse Not rated yet
What does it cost to enter a fifty thousand cup race? Answer: It depends entirely on the race and the country it is run in. For example the Derby in …

Entry fees for Group One races Not rated yet
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes entry fees? Answer: the relevant race stages and fees for: ASCOT - Saturday, 23/07/2016 4.30 THE KING …

Over Raced Horse? Not rated yet
Hi, Kalk Bay has been in "my stable" @ Sport life for yonks; he is 9 yrs young and to me is fab. I am really concerned for his well being re health …

Amy Ryan Not rated yet
Has Amy retired from race riding? Lovely young lady chatted to her at Market Rasen once when representing her dad Kevin. Answer: I know Amy certainly …

Horse Medications With A (P) In An Entry Not rated yet
In the column where medications are listed (like lasix) there was a (P) in an entry. What did it mean? Answer: Supplied by Laurie Ross of Ironmaidens …

Glenfarclas winner 'Any Currency' Stripped Of Win Not rated yet
If Any Currency gets stripped of win for illegal drugs would my bet be paid out if they give the win to Josies Orders, as this was the only horse which …

Tips on TAB  Not rated yet
A tipster picks his first 4 selections what does a + in front of his 1st selection mean Answer: Tipsters will often use their own terminology and symbols …

Champion Jockey Runners Up Not rated yet
A.P. McCoy won 20 with Richard Johnson runner up 16 times. Who were the other 4 runner ups? Answer: The other 4 runner ups were as follows: 1995/96 …

Grey horses in Kentucky Derby Not rated yet
This year there are 4 grey horses in the starting gate for Kentucky Derby. What is the highest number of greys to run in a Kentucky Derby? Answer: I …

Name of the horse that was impaled on the rails in a big race at Phoenix Park, Ireland sometime in the 70s Not rated yet
Well known horse running at phoenix park in the 70s killed as it ran into centre rails and was impaled. Answer: I am unable to throw any light on …

Entry Fees Not rated yet
What is the 5 day entry fees across all classes of National Hunt races in Britain please? Answer as supplied by Wetherbys: The entry fee for most …

Supplemented? Not rated yet
What is meant by this term? It is being suggested Annie Power will be "supplemented" for the Champion Chase. What does supplemented mean? Answer: This …

Multiple Race Entries Not rated yet
Am looking at a system based on the number of races a horse is entered for and which race it actually runs in. I have looked for this info on Wetherbys …

Prices for Accumlator Bets Not rated yet
When I place my accumulater bet, do I get the odds that are given on the horses at the time I place my bet or the odds given on the horses when the actual …

A Horse Called Slipstream Sally Not rated yet
In the UK is there a horse called Slipstream Sally? Answer: The sort answer is there is no currently registered racehorse in the UK named Slipstream …

Who was the first Jockey to Win the Welsh Grand National Not rated yet
Who was the first Jockey to Win the Welsh Grand National? Answer: The first jockey to win the Welsh Grand National when it moved to its current venue …

What is SOC Not rated yet
What is SOC? Answer: SOC usually stands for 'System on a Chip' an integrated circuit used in a computer or electronic device which contains all the …

Jockey Objections Not rated yet
In Uk why are there no objections from the jockeys any more. Many years ago there were objections nearly every day but now there is no objections etc …

What year was midnight love favourite for cheltenham gold cup Not rated yet
What year was Midnight Love ante post favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup? Answer: I can find no record of a horse named Midnight Love being favourite …

Where is Hugh Hagan Not rated yet
Worked with him in Newmarket many years ago did he go back to Ireland? Answer: I can find no record of a trainer named Hugh Hagan although there is …

Doctor Harper not run in last 12 months Not rated yet
This horse not been on the course for 12 months why? Answer from trainer David Pipe: He missed last season due to injury but will hopefully be back …

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Supplementing Not rated yet
What is meant by supplementing a horse for a race? Answer: This question has already been answered at www.horse4course-racetips.com/supplemented.html …

Also Eligibles Not rated yet
What is the latest time, with regards to post time, can an 'Also Eligible' be entered in a horse race due to the scratching of one of the 'main-body' horses. …

The 3 yr old horse I'm riding is too strong. What kind of bit should I try to get more control? Not rated yet
The 3 yr old is much to strong for the snaffle bit. What kind of bit should I try? Answer supplied by equestrian Sally Roberts Since the horse is …

Have a married couple ever been involved in a dead heat race? Not rated yet
I heard of a Freddie and Michelle, don't know last name, that finished in a dead heat in Chile. It may have happened in the 90's or even this century. …

What is meant by a horse being 4lb under its rating Not rated yet
If a horse is said to be 4lb or 6lb etc under its racing rating. Answer: The BHA is responsible for giving a race horse a handicap rating, known …

Race wins Not rated yet
How many winners were trained by Epsom trainers in 2014? Answer: There are 11 trainers based in Epsom and between them on the flat they produced …

Grove Cottage Yard Not rated yet
My sister lives in a cottage on Langton road Norton. It is situated behind a house called "Grove Cottage". Was this Pat Rohans house as part of …

How much does it cost to enter a horse for a race at the Cheltenham festival? Not rated yet
Cost to enter a horse in a race Answer provided by British Horseracing Association Charges vary between races, I have set out below the charges …

Free Agent (The Queen's horse) Not rated yet
Is the horse Free Agent still racing? Answer: Free Agent was a bay gelding born 13 May 2006, bred and owned by the Queen and trained by Richard Hannon …

Jockeys Jump Championship Not rated yet
Who has been runner up to Tony Mc'Coy when he has won all his championships? Answer: Richard Johnson has finished runner up to Tony Mc'Coy every year …

Supplemented Not rated yet
What does supplementing mean? Answer: Supplementing means entering a horse for a race at a late stage. This usually involves a fee being paid to allow …

Place Betting Not rated yet
How many horses need to run in a race before 4th place is considered in an each way bet? Answer: For handicap races 16 or more runners are required …

name of horse and jockey who won the derby at northolt racecourse in 1937 Not rated yet
I would like to know the name of the jockey who rode the winner of the local derby at northolt racecourse on 30th june 1937 Answer: This question has …

pat rohan Not rated yet
can you help me find the full postal address of pat rohans old yard grove cottage yard Norton Yorkshire.im not sure if the yard is still standing Answer: …

river logic Not rated yet
What happened to River Logic a horse I used to follow at Market Rasen trained by James Hetherton and ridden lastly by jockey Keith Mercer season 2010 I …

Horses that benefit from an "Inside" Blinker Not rated yet
When people talk about a racehorse needing a blinker on the "inside" to keep him straight, what side are they talking about? Answer: One-eyed, or …

Alex Voy Not rated yet
What happened to jump jockey Alex Voy? Answer: While riding out in June 2013, Alexander Voy's mount came down in the road. MRI scans revealed that he …

Jockey Traditions Not rated yet
I have been told that on winning either the Derby or Grand National other jockeys could ask for a suit. Is this correct or a myth? Answer: This is …

French Racing Not rated yet
I would like to know if you are charged to go in to watch horse racing in France in the week. Answer: Horse racing entry fees in France are generally …

Need Info Not rated yet
In reading a race information sheet what does "str, aoc and soc mean? What is the difference between them and claiming or maiden? Answer supplied …

How are winnings calculated and paid? Not rated yet
Question. I bet $50 on a horse to win that was running at 9-1 odds. The horse won and paid $20. Why did I only receive $450 from the track (i.e., 9 x $50) …

Race Distance Not rated yet
Looking for how horses have fared at certain race distances. I get breed for answers and all kind of crazy answers. When we look at human race info, …

Trifecta Betting Not rated yet
What pays better,trifecta key bet or trifecta box? The answer is supplied by Laurie Ross of Ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com I don’t think either …

Red Rum Not rated yet
Name the First Horse to Beat Red Rum on the Flat Answer: I am unable to trace this information. Can anyone else help?

How much do I win if a horse shows? Not rated yet
Answer: A show bet is paid out of a pool for that race so there is no way of telling the payout until the pool is shared out to all winning bets. To …

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Gulfstream Park Racing Not rated yet
Do they have live racing in May? Answer: Gulfstream Park hosts 5 race meetings in May 2014; 5/3/2014 5/10/2014 5/17/2014 5/24/2014 5/31/2014

Betting Favorite Not rated yet
I have been losing at the off track betting and I want to read up on how I can do better at betting on horses. What does "beat the betting favorite" …

What is the race history of Anner Loch? Not rated yet
Anner Loch raced in the early sixties! Answer : This question has been posed previously on this site and my answer at that time can be found here …

Nose Bands Not rated yet
If a horse lifts its head too much, is the noseband helpful? Answer: There are several uses for a horse noseband : 1. To keep the horse's mouth …

How many dead heat races uk racing 2012 Not rated yet
How many dead heat races uk racing 2012? Answer: I am sorry I am unable to obtain this information. Can anyone help? You could obtain a rough …

Explanation of words and degree of difficulty at race courses. Not rated yet
In the descriptions of courses there are words like "galloping", "stiff" etc. Is there a definition for these words that is universal in horse racing for …

Richard Hannon Winners In Claimers Not rated yet
From his last 25 entries in claimers how many winners has Richard Hannon had? Answer: Richard Hannon has had 8 winners in the last 25 runs in claimers …

Training, Jockey,And Breeding Not rated yet
I am interested in breeding my own racehorse, but i want to train and ride the horse. I am trying to find more details on the matter. If anyone has any …

Daily Lay Not rated yet
Hi Chris, I see you are giving out free lay service tips but can you also explain why you are laying these horses? Many thanks. Answer: There are …

Book % Not rated yet
What is the relationship between book % and number of runners in a horse race? Answer: The book % is the assigning of odds by a bookmaker to each runner …

programmes Not rated yet
What are programmes in the context of horse racing? What about racing papers? Answer: Horse Racing Programmes are otherwise known as racecards. …

What does it mean when a horse "rated" during a race Not rated yet
The horse was "rated" under a very strong hold in the backstretch. Sounds like a mis-print as rating a horse means to assign it a rating. If you …

Horse Racing - Making Money On Every Race Not rated yet
Can you make money on every race? Answer: The short answer is "No" - not even bookmakers can do this. However there is a way we can never lose money …

Can horses be supplemented for the Epsom Derby? Not rated yet
Can horses be supplemented for the Epsom Derby and if so up to what stage and at what cost? Answer: This question has been answered Here

Racing commentaries Not rated yet
What do the following terms mean? Dwelt, Made all, Shaken up, Ridden (seems obvious) Ridden and progress, Widest draw, Midfield, Driven. When I read …

Is Phillip Makin still riding for Kevin Ryan? Not rated yet
wondering why he isn't riding at the minute. Answer: Phillip Makin has not had a ride in the UK since November 2012. It's probable he is riding abroad …

BUMPER RACES Re:- Amature & Professional Jockeys Not rated yet
Are you right with the Answer to my Question where you state that Mr R.P.McNamara was a Professional Jockey when he won the Paddy Power Champion INH Flat …

CHELTENHAM BUMPER Not rated yet
Name the horse to win the Champion Bumper with the most recorded weight. Answer: The Irish have won 14 of the 19 renewals and Willie Mullins has won …

How do I get the official final tote board numbers for a horse race? Not rated yet
I use an online tote board for betting purposes and I have noticed some wide discrepancies between my payout calculations and the actual race track payouts …

Do I have a winning ticket? Not rated yet
I have a bet ticket that I need to know if it is a winner. This was from the Breeders Cup on Sat, Nov 3. Race#7...$1 tri p/w....13/*1-12,14/*1-12,14* …

Northolt racecourse race winners in 1937 Not rated yet
What horse and jockey won the local derby at Northolt racecourse on the 30th June 1937? Answer: Northolt racecourse was built in 1929 by William Bass …

French races Not rated yet
Why is there a race run every day at 14.08 in France Answer: (supplied by Hugues GIRARD FRANCE GALOP) Some races start at 3:08 PM because of TV …

Jockeys Not rated yet
What has happened to jockey Philip Makin does he not ride for Kevin Ryan any more and why? Answer: As far as I am aware Philip Makin does still ride …

Official off times at Kranji Not rated yet
I put a bet on today with ladbrokes in the 11.20am race on number 4. It won and paid 11.70 for a pound stake and I bet 3 on it. I was delighted until I …

Harry Hotspur, Giacometti and Claire Sol Not rated yet
Trying to get some background of each of these horses and in particular their relationship with Findon in Sussex. mgerrymcgrath@sky.com. Thanks Answer: …

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Who is allowed to walk a horse around in the paddock before a race Not rated yet
I would like to find out is if an owners relative is allowed to walk a horse around in the paddock before a race. Usually the horse's groom will walk …

Type of race Not rated yet
At Lone Star there was a race that was "SOC 5000-n", What kind of race conditions are those? I am unable to find information on these race conditions …

Abandoned Meeting Not rated yet
If I place a bet on Saturday for a Sunday meeting and it is abandoned how does my bet stand? Answer: You will get your stake refunded if a meeting …

Horse racing Not rated yet
What does it mean when the horse is in the race for a mark? Answer : A mark in the UK refers to an official rating assigned to it by the British Horseracing …

Epsom Derby Entry Fees Not rated yet
How much does it cost to enter the Epsom Derby? Answer: Fees in 2012 The initial entry fee is for horses that are entered as yearlings. You can …

How much will I get for a forecast? Not rated yet
I've put 20 pounds on a Camelot - Bonfire forecast this weekend and I was just wondering if you knew how much I'd get for that? Answer: The return will …

Does rule 4 apply Not rated yet
On Monday 21st May I took a price of 9/1 on Deans Grange in the 4.20 at Newton Abbot. It won at 7/1 however with 2 non runners I was stopped 35p in …

Will Camelot run in the Epsom Derby? Not rated yet
Camelot (trained ny Aidan O'Brien at the Coolmore stud) has an entry in the Investec Derby at Epsom on 2nd July 2012 and also the Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes …

Horseracing Not rated yet
When did Double Whammy last run? Answer: Double Whammy's last ran in the lingfieldpark.co.uk Novices' Handicap Chase over 3 miles at Lingfield on 19th …

Terry Biddlecombe Winner at Fontwell? Not rated yet
On what date did Terry Biddlecombe win on a horse called Stormtrooper at Fontwell Park? It was the hot favorite and a horse called Darting Legend fell …

Killed at Hurst Park Racecourse? Not rated yet
Was a horse called Turkey Trot ever killed at Hurst Park Racecourse? If so, what was the date please? Answer supplied by Laurie Ross There have …

Ante Post Not rated yet
Hi, I want to place an antepost bet on for Cheltenham Festival now but normal antepost rules apply until next week when it becomes non runner no …

Racing Horses Not rated yet
Can Cobs race if they are fit, forward going and in good health? I enclose a picture of the mare in question. Answer: A Cob is usually considered …

Dead Heat Not rated yet
My horse was involved in a dead heat today. What is the outcome of my bet - price obtained on the horse was 11/4. Answer: A bookmakers normal reaction …

Horse workouts and fitness Not rated yet
I often have trouble trying to figure out if a horse is fit enough for a race, especially as I concentrate on handicaps only. But what I really wanted …

Horse weight and rating. Not rated yet
Why is it, when I read a review on a certain race, the tipster will say that this certain horse for instance, has won the last three races, and gone up …

Guest Blogging Not rated yet
Hey, I wondered if you would be interested in receiving guest blog articles on horse racing to go alongside your betting tips? They could help attract …

Anner Loch Not rated yet
WHEN EXACTLY, AND WHERE DID THIS HORSE WIN AT 10/1 IN APRIL 1962 Answer Research by Laurie Ross Anner Loch was a chestnut mare born in Ireland …

How is the SP for each horse arrived at? Not rated yet
With so many bookmakers offering differing odds for each horse in every race I wondered how the starting price is arrived at? Is it an average of on-course …

Winter Hill Stakes Not rated yet
Which horse has won the Winter Hill stakes on three consecutive occasions - thanks. Answer: Annus Mirabilis won the race 3 times - 1996, 1997 and 1998. …

Regular French race at 14.08 - why? Not rated yet
I see at a French meeting the races follow the usual 30 mins apart with 5 minute integers. There however always seems to be a regular race at 8 minutes …

Highest rated horse with the fewest runs Not rated yet
What horse on the flat achieved the highest flat official rating or Timeform rating with the fewest runs? gearoidn@gmail.com ANSWER: International …

Lanzarote full list of results Not rated yet
A purely selfish request. Answer: Please find the results for Ironman Lanzarote Spain at the following location: Click Here

Studs Not rated yet
Is there a rule against racing a horse while he is performing stud services? If there is no rule, have any studs continued to race? ANSWER: Amy …

Horse Racing Systems Not rated yet
Hi I have just ordered your laying system and subscibed to your monthly subscription/newsletter. I was very impressed with the systems you devised. I was …

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The source of the online tote boards Not rated yet
Where does the various tote board services get their information from? Is there some kind of an RSS feed, which is parsed out and displayed on their web …

place lays Not rated yet
Do you have a place lay service in operation in your club? if so how does it work? Answer: I no longer offer a place lay service. I used to use a …

Can you race horses on your own property without a jockey’s license or racing permits if there’s no gambling involved? Not rated yet
I'm researching a story idea about a couple of guys who want to start their own horse racing league and a bunch of questions have cropped up concerning …

Owner / Trainer Regs Not rated yet
What are the rules to entering your own race horse in a race. I ride and train my own. Do I need a trainers Lic. or are the rules different. This …

Galileo  Not rated yet
List of horses that have won group one races sired by Galileo Answer: the following have won group one races New Approach 5 Red Rocks 2 Soldier …

Lanzarote Not rated yet
Was Lanzarote 'put down' during the Cheltenham Gold Cup of either 1977 or 78 Answer: Lanzarote was made second favourite to win the Cheltenham Gold …

HOW IS THE OR CALCULATED?  Not rated yet
Hey Chris, I would really appreciate your help. If a Racehorse is carrying as an example 9-10 lbs why is the Official Rating 104? I would have …

yankee bets Not rated yet
In a yankee bet how many of the four horses need to win to receive a payout? thnx jeff watkins Answer: There are 11 bets in a Yankee; 4 doubles, …

Free bets Not rated yet
I have not been able to reecive any free bets since receiving your daily emails. Can you explain why and the proccess to login and get the free bets. …

Closed season national hunt racing Not rated yet
When there was a closed season in national hunt racing? Did it end with a meeting at Market Rasen and start there later in the year? Did the jockeys …

A bend called The Paddock Not rated yet
Which race course has a bend by this name? Answer: The Paddock Bend is at Ascot Racecourse. The original Paddock Bend was reconfigured in 2005 when …

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About our horse racing questions page

Do you wonder if a tipster is telling the truth? Are you confused about horse racing jargon?

Horse racing information has never been so readily available as it is today and thousands of websites attempt to cater for the public's insatiable appetite for answers to every conceivable question.

By no means all of these are reliable or trustworthy - indeed a large number are more concerned with making a quick buck than ensuring their readers are supplied with useful and bona fide information.

We strive to do the best we can through our knowledge and experience of the industry. Please note that different countries may have different rules and regulations, so every horse racing query may be country dependent.

Having said that, I am able to tap into a number of experts in different parts of the world e.g. Laurie Ross, an expert on thoroughbred handicapping in the US and Steve Carter in Spain amongst others.

Most tipsters and handicappers focus on different aspects of racing so it is helpful to be aware of their specialization.

However, there are many horse racing pundits out there who are simply out of the ordinary and a cut above the rest. We will point out when we believe this is the case.

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Please remember that this is not definitive advice, it is information about horse racing in general.

If you submit a question, you agree to not rely on any of the information on this site (or any information given to you in an answer). You use any information provided at your own risk.

Thank you.

Chris Wigg

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