The Fighting Fifth Hurdle is one of the next big features of the National Hunt season in the UK. The feature race from Newcastle gets its annual renewal on December 2nd, as we drive into the final month of what has been another big year of horse racing action.
The Fighting Fifth is a Grade 1 Hurdle that was first introduced in 1969. It is a distance of 2 miles and a half a furlong, with nine hurdles for the competitors to get over. This is a big race as it stands as the opening leg of the Triple Crown Of Hurdling.
The following legs of the Triple Crown are The Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and the Champion Hurdle at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival.
The Fighting Fifth is open to horses four years and older, with fillies and mares getting a 7lb allowance. Trainer Nicky Henderson has a tremendous record in the race, having trained the winner in five of the last seven editions. In total, Henderson has produced eight Fighting Fifth winners.
He sends the reigning champion Constitution Hill back into business in this year’s renewal as the red-hot odds-on favourite. The 6-year-old remains unbeaten in his career after claiming this year’s Champion Hurdle and Aintree Hurdle in impressive fashion. Can he be stopped? Love Envoi and previous course and distance winner Not So Sleepy could form part of the main challenge to the favourite.
On the same day, the Gold Cup Handicap Chase from Newbury gets its renewal too. The ante-post racing betting has seen the Paul Nicholls-trained Complete Unknown at the head of the market, but only narrowly ahead of the likes of Mahler Mission, Monbeg Genius and Midnight River.
For upcoming Irish racing, December 3rd is the day to watch as Fairyhouse steps into the spotlight. It’s a big day of Grade 1 racing from the venue, that includes the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, and the Drinmore Novice Chase. The highlight of the day’s racing from Fairyhouse is the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, in which both trainers Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins are heavy-handed with entries.
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UK Horse racing betting online continues to canter towards the front of the field, with people who bet on other sports such as football also showing increasing interest.
On Grand National day each spring, the whole of the UK seems to come to a standstill as veteran and first-time punters alike put money on their favourite horses and jockeys.
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Something of an institution in UK sport, horse racing has so many popular racecourses and events across the nation you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Some of the most famous dates in the calendar include Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and Royal Ascot.
These attract punters fresh and experienced each and every year – and you don’t need to be dressed up to the nines at the course to get involved!
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When it comes to betting on horse races, you’ll quickly discover there are many different types. Probably the most common is a single bet, which involves just one race and one outcome. However, there are many other options too.
Another popular bet is an each-way bet, which is essentially split into two parts with one half involving a win and the other a place in a pay-out position. It’s possible for punters to put a stake on multiple races too, with bets such as an accumulator, double and single, or even placepots and jackpots involving a whole day’s racing at one course.
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