Interesting stories of three great racehorses
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 01:05

The Cheltenham Festival is hugely popular in the United Kingdom. Racing fans flock to the Prestbury Park every year in March to enjoy a lot of exciting races for 4 days.

The mega event is particularly a special occasion for punters and bookmakers. If you like betting too, then this is the best opportunity that you can get. You can enjoy Cheltenham betting by using the freebets site which brings all the top bookmakers and their best offers in order to make the best betting experience for you.


If you think that Presenting Percy will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, then you can back him to receive 5/1 with Bet365. If you back Might Bite, then you can choose 888Sport to get 16/1 while betting on Kemboy will get you 8/1 with Betfair.


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Red Rum

In the history of the Grand National, no other racehorse is probably more popular than the legendary Red Rum. He won three Grand Nationals which is a record that hasn't been broken by any other horse in the whole history of the competition.

Red Rum led an initial life of obscurity but became a legendary figure by the end of his career. He won the 1973 Grand National when Crisp was leading by 15 lengths at the last fence. He won the next year's Grand National too and came second for the next two years. While in the 1975 Grand National, he shocked the whole world by winning the Grand National for the third time.


The story of Flyingbolt's birth is very interesting. Airborne, the 1946 Derby winner, was thought to be impotent, that's why he wasn't prevented from grazing with Eastlock, a mare who was also believed to be barren. However, they produced a chestnut colt who later became hugely famous as Flyingbolt.

Mrs. Jean Wilkinson took the ownership of Flyingbolt and he was trained by Tom Dreaper. He won so many important races including the Irish Grand National, the Irish Champion Hurdle, the Arkle Challenge Trophy and the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Some people even think that he could have outpaced Arkle if they had met on the course.

Time form has given him the rating of 210 which is incredible given that the highest ever rating is 212.

Brave Inca

Initially, in his career, Brave Inca suffered a series of defeats at many Irish racecourses. He was sold for just IR £6000 when he was a yearling. It didn't look like he was made of great stuff until he started competing in the National Hunt flat races.

He was trained by Colm Murphy while Novices Syndicate owned him. He was at the peak of his career during the years 2004 and 2006. He claimed the Punchestown Champion Hurdle (2005), the Champion Hurdle (2006) and the Hatton's Grace Hurdle (2006) to his name during his career.

However, his most memorable victory would be his win at the 2004 Supreme Novices Hurdle. In that race, he was competing with War of Attrition who later also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. They both competed very well with each other, but Brave Inca won the race in the end.