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Captain Bodgit RacehorseThoroughbred Greats is two things:

1. Horse Racing Blog
2. Collection of Racehorse Websites

This main site serves as a portal to those two things. The Thoroughbred Greats Blog can be accessed by clicking here: Blog. The blog contains a variety of blog posts on all things horse racing. There are picks, winner profiles, race reviews and memories of racehorses/races past! Thoroughbred Greats also extends the invitation for you to submit your writings to us, for a chance to get it published on the blog! All you have to do is write a horse racing related post and e-mail it to us:

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The list of racehorse websites that I have created can be found here.

Cutting Through The Jargon - Horse Racing Definitions

Horse Racing Definitions

Horse racing is a fast-paced sport and it's a thoroughly exciting experience for riders and spectators alike. It's even more exciting if you decide to have a little flutter on a particular race and are hopeful of making a little money as well. For those not overly familiar with the world of horse racing will often come across all sorts of words, phrases and other race-related jargon that perhaps they can't quite get their heads around.

This is especially true when you may find yourself wandering around the paddocks or listening to an overly exuberant commentator on the television.

So here's a quick look at some of the most popular terms and jargon to help you understand a little more about them and in what circumstances they are most used.

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Faugheen Expected to Return in Irish Champion Hurdle


Former Champion Hurdle winner Faugheen is expected to return to the racecourse later this month in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown for the Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins.
As reported on the bet365 news site, Faugheen has been entered in the Champion Hurdle by his connections, suggesting their horse has recovered well from the leg injury which has kept him out of action for 12 months.

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How Playing Poker can help Horserace Betting and Vice Versa


You may think that poker and horse racing are entirely separate entities when it comes to betting and making a success of the situation. However, we would like to share with you reasons how these two disciplines are actually intertwined and how you can learn from each to become a better player.

Bet sizing is a vital skill that anyone in the poker world should possess, whether that be on a physical table or via a virtual site such as Red Flush Casino, in addition to the usual skills of bankroll management, game selection and disciplines.

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Horseracing Tips for 2017

With 2016 abruptly coming to an end, we can start the countdown to the 2017 horseracing calendar. It's just four months until Cheltenham and it always pays to be prepared, so we thought we'd get some tips in early.

The Horse Racing tipsters favourite to take the Gold Cup is of course Thistlecrack. The Bay Gelding is an incredible raw talent and has the ability to go to the very top over fences. With an impressive win percentage of 71.59%, it's no surprise the eight-year-old is as low as 7/2 to win the Gold Cup.

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Former Gold Cup Winner Coneygree Set for Haydock Return

2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is set for a return to action this weekend at Haydock in the Grade One Betfair Chase, 377 days since his last racecourse appearance.

Mark Bradstock's chaser picked up a back injury in the build-up to the 2015 King George VI Chase. It ruled him out of the rest of the 2015/16 campaign which meant he was unable to defend his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown at the Festival in the race won by Don Cossack.

Coneygree by Carine06

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Thistlecrack On Course for Gold Cup After Chepstow Win

Thistlecrack was able to make a winning start to his chase career earlier this week with a win at Chepstow to remain on course for a tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup later this season. The World Hurdle winner from the 2016 Cheltenham Festival scored by four lengths in the novices' chase in a smooth round of jumping.

Chelteham Racecourse "Cheltenham racecourse"†(CC BY-SA 2.0)†by†Carine06

Connections said after the race that they were keen for their eight-year-old to return to action once again over the next six weeks in which his assignment will get much tougher. He could now run at Cheltenham in the Open Meeting next month, while the Hennessey card at Newbury is also a possibility for the exciting novice chaser.

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Rivet makes claims for 2017 Classics

Rivet has made his claims for the 2000 Guineas and Derby in 2017 following an impressive victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster where he beat Aidan O'Brien's favourite Yucatan by just under two lengths.

William Haggas' two-year old went into the final Group One of the flat season in the UK with a 50% strike-rate as he had won two of his four career starts in his opening campaign of his career. The colt finished a respectable second on his debut at Ascot where Ryan Moore partnered him over 6f. Richard Hannon's Eqtiraan was the only horse who could get the better of him on Good to Firm ground but connections were pleased with the start he made.

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Posted on Blog on October 7, 2016 at 8:30am EST

An Early Look at 2016 Breeders Cup Classic

The Breeders' Cup this year will be held in California and Santa Anita Park. In the Breeders' Cup Classic, the competitors will be in the race for the share of $6 million, which is $1 million more than it was last year. If competitors want a shot at taking a good chunk of this money, then they will first need to get past the top dirt handicap horse, California Chrome.

California Chrome was good at just 2 years old, at 3 years old he was great and at 4 years old it looked like he was going to have an amazing season, but due to injury, he was derailed. Now California Chrome is 5 years old and he is amazing on the field. California Chrome, who is the son of Lucky Pulpit has had victories in the G2 San Pasqual, the Group 1, a handicap at Meydan, the G2 San Diego Handicap, $10 million Dubai World Cup and the Win and You're in Grade 1 Pacific Classic. California Chrome is set to be the one to beat in the World Championships' premier race as he is performing better than ever.

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TBGreats Racehorse Websites

Thoroughbred Greats hosts a few websites dedicated to famous racehorses with complete biography, race record, and information on owner, jockey, trainer. Check them out:

Man O' War

NEW SITE! Ghostzapper - 2004 Horse of the Year and record breaker!
Man o' War - Arguably the greatest racehorse of all time!
Seabiscuit - The American Legend who defeated the odds!
Cigar - America's Horse who went on a 16 race win streak!
Regret - The first filly to win the Kentucky Derby!
Ruffian - The big filly who ran against the boys, but who had a terrible tragedy.

I have also written a few blog posts on some racehorses. These blogs don't contain as much information as the websites above:

Gander - A look back at Gander's smashing riderless "win" in the 2002 Saratoga Breeders Cup Handicap!
Behrens - Behrens memorable run in the 1999 MassCap @ Suffolk Downs.
Captain Bodgit - The formidable closer who came close in 2 legs of the 1997 Triple Crown!
Real Quiet - My personal favorite, one horse who came within a nose of a Triple Crown victory in 1997!

123bet Horse race betting - The home of live horse race betting in America