Tag: Tiger Roll

Tiger Roll, one of the most beloved horses in the UK, fell just short of going out a winner in his farewell race at the Cheltenham Festival. (Image: Gordon Elliott/Twitter)

Tiger Roll Leaves Cheltenham Fans in Tears After Farewell Runner-Up Finish

Finishing second to stablemate Delta Work in the Cross Country Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival didn’t provide the storybook ending everyone wanted for the renowned chaser, Tiger Roll. Even so, the 12-year-old gelding left tears in the eyes of his connections as he rode off into retirement. “He’s been […]

Cloth Cap flies into the 2021 Grand National as a prohibitive favorite for reasons ranging from age to form. (Image: Focusonracing)

Bettors Tip Their Wagering Caps to Grand National Favorite Cloth Cap

Cloth Cap won the Virtual Grand National Friday afternoon. Now, can the prohibitive favorite for the biggest race in Europe win the real thing Saturday evening? The bettors seem to think so. According to Oddschecker, they’ve unwound Cloth Cap down to 5/1 at most UK bookmakers. That lists Cloth Cap’s […]

Al Boum Photo and rider Paul Townend seek their third consecutive Gold Cup in Friday's Cheltenham Festival's Gold Cup. (Image: Healy Racing)

Cheltenham Festival Jumps Into Action Without Customary Crowds

To get a handle on what the Cheltenham Festival is, take the Super Bowl, mix it with the Olympics and the Breeders’ Cup, and add heavy, heavy betting to the brew. Then, spread it out over a four-day, 28-race jumping bacchanalia. Well, hold the bacchanalia this year. This year’s Cheltenham […]

Tiger Roll won't revisit the Grand National winner's circle. Not after his owners pulled him from the famous steeplechase over a weight handicap disagreement. (Image: Paul Grover)

Tiger Roll Won’t Chase Grand National History After Withdrawal

Tiger Roll’s date with history was canceled this week, when owners for the two-time Grand National champion pulled the 11-year-old out of this year’s April 10 event at Aintree. Gigginstown House Stud, which owns Tiger Roll, announced the horse won’t get his chance for a three-peat in the world’s most […]

Nearly 5 million people watched the Virtual Grand National on Saturday. Bookmakers took action on the "race," donating profits to charity. (Image: YouTube/GCRider)

Millions Tune in to Watch, Bet on Virtual Grand National (VIDEO)

The good news was, no horses were injured during the Virtual Grand National, which was viewed by a peak audience of nearly 5 million viewers throughout the United Kingdom. And the bookmakers earned a respectable profit, which they donated to charity. The bad news? No real horses ran in Saturday’s […]

Tiger Roll will enter the Grand National as the clear favorite to win an unprecedented third straight race at Aintree. (Image: The Scottish Sun)

Tiger Roll Favored to Win Unprecedented Third Straight Grand National Race

Tiger Roll could make history next month at Aintree, as the Irish-bred horse attempts to win his third straight Grand National. The 10-year-old Tiger Roll currently stands as the 5/1 favorite to win the world’s most prestigious National Hunt race, according to William Hill, after earning the title in both […]