CLT Racing is a banner I started a few years ago via a Whatsapp group message to try and interest a few friends into Horse Racing. Most have now acquired a small taste for the “Sport Of Kings” and enjoy a punt on a Saturday or a big midweek meeting. All have since attended a racecourse at least a few times and so I thought it was time to branch out and try to interest others. This site/blog is aimed at trying to educate and simplify what might seem a very difficult sport to get involved in. Rather than pick a horse because it is favourite, or the silks look nice, or because Frankie Dettori is riding it, my aim is to guide the way in understanding form, race conditions, betting aspects and most importantly the needs of the horse. For those that are keen to learn, I hope this helps…….
My first real memory of racing goes way back to the Dipper Novices Chase at Newcastle in January 2000 where I “backed” a horse called Donnybrook at 20/1. My judgement may not have been form based then as I would have been just 14 years old, but looking back he had run third behind Bellator… Continue reading About Me
Horse racing is one of the worlds most ancient sports, with the premise of identifying which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set distance. The most popular type of racing involves thoroughbred racehorses competing against each other in either Flat races or over jumps (National Hunt racing – NH). Of the… Continue reading Horse Racing
Native River – Progressed through the handicap ranks winning both the Hennessy and the Welsh Grand National before pressing the pace and just being pipped for second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival behind Sizing John and Minella Rocco. He had a pretty tough season despite just having four runs over fences and as a 7yo with another year on his back he could be prepared more carefully for a Gold Cup campaign before having a crack at the Grand National.
Colin Tizzard – “He’s not a bad one is he! He shook himself up a bit in the Gold Cup and he is back cantering now and will run around Christmas time. He had a hard season last year so will be a bit careful and what I want to do now is give him his second run in the Gold Cup. He could then end up in the Grand National.”