Ascot: spectacular triumph of Poet's Word in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The King George VI & amp; Queen Elizabeth Stakes disputed this Saturday at the racecourse of Ascot has in Poet's Word its new champion.
Poet's Word has starred in the most important race held this Saturday at the Ascot racecourse.



The Irish, five-year-old, competed under the riding of British jockey James Doyle, reaching the finish line in a time of 2.25.84. The second position has been for Crystal Ocean - mounted by William Buick - while Coronet, with the Olivier Peslier ride has been in third place. Salouen (Silvestre de Sousa) and Rostropovich (Seamoe Heffernan) have occupied the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2,400 m) has had an economic prize of approximately 1,400,000 euros, of which about 800,000 have gone to the winner.

As we remember, King George Day is the absolute protagonist of King George Weekend, a turf weekend that takes place every July at the Ascot racecourse and where the sport is combined with different shows and musical performances, that make it a very successful event in the United Kingdom.

In addition to the great race, there are three others that are worth noting: the first of them has been the Longines Handicap Stakes (1,600m) reserved for amazons, and that has ended with the triumph of Cliffs of Capri (with Miss G. Andrews ). Another memorable race has been The Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes, and has had as winner the exemplary Angel's Hydeaway, ridden by R. Havley. Finally, mention the third of the day, The Gigaset International Stakes, where the victory was for Burnt Sugar with the riding of S. W. Kelly.


Belmont Derby: Catholic Boy's spectacular triumph

After an exciting confrontation between Catholic Boy and Analize It, the first took the Belmont Derby Invitational, a major horse race held every year at the Belmont Racecourse (New York, United States)
Catholic Boy was proclaimed yesterday the great winner in the Belmont Derby Invitational, after a great test; with the jockey Javier Castellano riding, the three-year-old reached the finish line first in a time of 1'59'28.



The second classified was his great rival Analize It, ridden by José Luis Ortiz, and in third place he qualified Hunting Horn (with Ryan L. Moore). The race, of 2,000 meters and classified in Group 1, had an important economic endowment of 1,200,000 dollars.

Another of the races that took place in this New York day, the Belmont Oaks Invitational, also generated a lot of interest: on this occasion the winning horse was Athena, with the mounts of Ryan L. Moore. Thewayiam (with John R. Velázquez) and Chipolata (Manuel Franco) had to settle for the second and third positions respectively. The Belmont Oaks is a race also from Group 1 and with the same distance as the previous one. Its award for this year has been 1,000,000 dollars.

Finally, the other great triumph of the afternoon was taken by Limousine Liberal (with Jose Luiz Ortiz) in the Belmont Spring Championship (G2), with a distance of 1,400m. The second to reach the finish line was Withmore (with Ricardo Santana Jr) while the exemplary Eye Luv Lulu (with Irad Ortiz Jr.) qualified in third position.

These races were part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, a well-known turf festival that takes place every year at the Belmont Park racecourse.


Basic tips for betting on horse races (II)

Despite the fact that sports betting and the world of horses have been linked for several centuries, until not many years ago, racetracks were the only places where bets of this type could be accepted and crossed.

The irruption of the internet in society has caused many betting houses, information portals, betting forums, streaming pages of sporting events to increase the quality of the forecasts, emerging a new species of human being that we could qualify as the "homo bettor".



The "homo apostante" is a person capable of analyzing all the factors that surround any sporting event on which he is going to make a bet, as well as assessing the goodness of the odds offered without having to move from home. In the past, in the case of horse races, it was necessary to have direct contact with the jockeys or the stables in order to assess all the components that affect a race properly.

Horse competitions are one of the pillars of sports betting, along with football, tennis and basketball. It is an industry that moves billions of dollars every day and that is why there is a significant number of people who live thanks to their predicting ability.

Although it presents numerous analogies with the bets in another type of sport, it is necessary to consider some extra factors (in addition to those already mentioned in the previous article) to be able to succeed in the competitive world of the horse:


- Before choosing a winning horse it is always preferable to rule out the losers. In this way we eliminate all those horses that we think are not fast enough or that are being overestimated by the public for the race. This is done mainly to facilitate the decision-making process.

The author of the book "Betting on Horse Racing", Richard Eng, also highlights the need to divide the horses into 3 groups: Group A, Group B and Group C, based on their latest results.

Those belonging to group A are those who will be in the top positions under normal conditions, since in several of their last races they have achieved victory. Group B will be formed by horses that in their last results have obtained several third and fourth place and finally, group C will be integrated by all those horses that finish the races in the lower middle zone.

This classification can be very useful, because if for example in the same race we have several horses belonging to group A, the race will probably be very fast, and these duels will significantly impair the chances of a horse This group is made with victory.

If, on the other hand, only one horse of group A exists in the race and the others belong to B and C, the chances of victory of horse A multiply.

- Always start with the simplest bets: There is a wide variety of sports bets applied to the world of the horse but it is only necessary to know 2 types to be able to start correctly and properly. Needless to say, as we get deeper into this exciting world we must gradually acquire specific knowledge.

Betting to winner: You will correct your forecast if the selected horse is the one that manages to win the race.

Place bets: You will correct your forecast if the selected horse is the one that wins the race or is second. This type of bets to cover one more position are lower than the first.

When we are facing a race with numerous participants, bets placed can cover up to the first four places, that is, in that case we would win our bet if our horse finished at least in fourth place.

Once we understand all the concepts and tips of these two articles, we will be ready to successfully begin our betting adventure.

Quantity or quality at the time of betting?

Although it may seem otherwise, prognosticating profitably is an activity within the reach of a small group of users, due largely to the disadvantage of margin, means and information, with which the forecaster departs with respect to the bookmaker.

However, this is not the only difficulty that a bettor faces, since although his number of predictions is small or nil, he must face a series of challenges satisfactorily if he wants to obtain long-term benefits and that his ability in the The decision making process will proportionally determine your final profitability.

One of the great dilemmas is presented when choosing quantity or quality in a tipster. In reality this question must be resolved according to personal preferences and tastes, although it is true that there are a series of standards that it is recommended to comply with.

A quality tipster is one that obtains a high yield and, in general terms, achieves it thanks to submitting its predictions to high 'quality controls'.

The amount tipster on the other hand is characterized by publishing a considerable sample of forecasts, sacrificing its yield but obtaining a good profitability based on the volume.



I would personally recommend to follow both types since the difference between both lies solely in their periodicity because as we can see below, it is not necessary a long period of time for the results to equalize.

Quality tipster: 25% yield in 30 monthly forecasts. Benefit / month: 7.5 units.

Quantity tiptster: 7.5% yield in 100 monthly forecasts. Benefit / month: 7.5 units.

However, there are limits that do pass without being beneficial to the bettor. This may be the case of a quality tipster that predicts once every two months, because with such frequency, the variance or bad spell can last for years, or one of the amount that publishes 300 or more monthly predictions that makes it of the development of technology and smartphones it is impossible to follow 100%.