The Cheltenham Festival is normally dominated by the biggest names in the sport, with Willie Mullins, Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls having the majority of the runners in the leading races across the week.
The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is looming ever larger, and as preparations for the event begin to ramp up a gear, horse racing trainers around the country begin to dream of winning at jump racing’s biggest stage.
East Yorkshire boasts many strong connections to the world of sport these days, thanks to action-packed events like the horse racing held at Beverley and the feats of local heroes such as Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell.
What does SP mean in horse racing is a common question among people who like to bet. This is especially true with those new to betting.
SP in horse racing means ‘Starting Price’. These are the odds calculated based on those being offered by the bookies at the course. Therefore, when the race actually starts, the odds offered are known as the SP – Starting Price.
The Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes over the flying five furlongs at Beverley Racecourse is East Yorkshire’s best-known race.
Open to Flat sprinters aged three and above, and held annually at the end of August, it is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in the area. Take a stroll down memory lane with us as we remember two famous racehorses that won the Beverley Bullet.
Beverley has its own racecourse used during the summer months for horse racing, but did you know there are four other Yorkshire tracks within a 50-mile radius?
Home to two Listed races on the Flat, the Hilary Needler Trophy for two-year-olds over the flying five furlongs in May and the Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds and up in August, there is plenty more top-class racing in the White Rose county to enjoy just a short drive away.
So, you’re off to the races for what could be the first time you’ve spent the day at the racetrack.
Whether it’s one of the large national meets or something smaller, knowing your stuff before you set off is going to make the whole experience much more enjoyable – and hopefully bring you better odds for success when it comes to backing those horses.