One of the great aspects of a new year is the thoroughbred meets around the world. Two year olds being tested for the first time, three year olds finding out if they have the meddle to compete at the next level. And finally, older horses striving to prove they still have what it takes to push past the finish line. In America, it begins with the chase for the Kentucky Derby. In Europe it starts with the Cheltenham Festival.
In the Thoroughbred business every New Year is a time of new beginnings, and new hope. A time when we owners and fans watch closely to see who will break out of the pack and who will fall to the wayside. The difficult part for those of us who don’t reside at the track is determining which horse will be which. We can view them through various TV outlets which give a minute or two showing the horse standing in its stall, or we can turn to the experts like Paddy Power.
Founded in 1988, Paddy Power (http://www.paddypower.com/racing) is known worldwide for their ability to predict accurate odds on a wide range of bet-able avenues. They have set themselves apart by their ability to size up which horse will rise up and which will flounder. The Cheltenham Festival begins in a month so ask yourself when it comes time to place that bet, do I really know more than the experts, or do I want to become a bridge jumper?