New Quarantine Rules Hit Ebor Festival

Posted by abi On August 17, 2020

Whilst the Ebor Festival will go ahead behind closed doors in 2020, some of the horses and jockeys will not be able to ride at York as originally planned due to the Government’s recent decision to remove France from its exempt list. One of those effected is Frankie Dettori who will be forced to self-quarantine […]


Spectators WILL Be At Glorious Goodwood This Year

Posted by abi On July 28, 2020

The five-day Qatar Goodwood Festival starts today with an action-packed card and ends on Saturday 1st August when spectators will be allowed to return to racing for the very first time since March. Selected as a pilot event for the return of crowds, there will be a limit of 5,000 compared to the normal 25,000 […]


Derby Day 2020

Posted by abi On June 30, 2020

The Oaks and the Derby at Epsom – two of British racing’s five Classics – are taking place on the same day for the first time this week on Saturday 4 July. The 1m4f Edpsom Derby will take place a month later than usual, after both Royal Ascot and the Irish Derby, because of the […]


Royal Ascot 2020 Is Underway

Posted by abi On June 17, 2020

Royal Ascot is underway this year, and a bumper programme will feature 36 races over five days from Tuesday 16 June through to Saturday 20 June. But for the first time in its 250+ year history, Royal Ascot will take part behind closed doors following government advice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, since […]


And They Are Off 2020 Newmarket Guineas

Posted by abi On June 4, 2020

Racing in Britain having been suspended for 76 days since 17th March starts again this week. With flat racing’s first two Classics, the 2,000 Guineas betting and 1,000 Guineas betting rounding off the action at Newmarket at the weekend. The Qipco-sponsored 2,000 Guineas is a race open to both colts and fillies with the Qipco […]


Bundesliga Return After Covid-19 Shutdown

Posted by abi On May 13, 2020

Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced that competitive football is allowed to restart in Germany on Saturday 16 May. So the Bundesliga betting and Bundesliga 2 are set to be the first of five of Europe’s top domestic leagues European leagues to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. In preparation the league has drawn up a detailed […]


NRL Coronavirus Update

Posted by abi On May 7, 2020

Following news that Australia seems to have got a handle on the Covid-19 virus and with travel restriction easing, NRL players have rejoined their clubs this week. The RLPA has agreed a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday with contact work and size of groups limited to 10. […]


Howzat-All Cricket On Hold This Season

Posted by abi On May 1, 2020

Despite Boris Johnson promising light at the end of a long tunnel, for British cricket that light is not looking too bright at the moment. As the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announces no professional cricket will be played in England and Wales until at least 1 July due to the global coronavirus pandemic, […]


Whilst In Australia The Racing Show Goes On

Posted by abi On April 24, 2020

Amazingly, unlike the rest of the world, at the time of writing horse racing is being allowed to continue in Australia behind closed doors through the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst some Australians think this is total madness, others welcome the decision made by the National Cabinet to allow horse racing in light of its importance […]


US Triple Crown Race Calendar Rescheduled Due To Coronavirus

Posted by abi On April 24, 2020

One of the sectors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak is the sports betting industry. The pandemic caused numerous horse racing events lined up this year to be postponed to a later date. However some horse tracks whilst closed to spectators are continuing to hold races with track owners benefiting from the hugely profitable gambling revenue. […]