My Racing Story – (Aidan) Mouse O’Ryan

For as long as I can remember I always had an interest in horses and once I realised that I preferred to be going to the Sales with Dad (Bobby O’Ryan), who is a bloodstock agent himself, than I did going to school, I kind of knew this was the only road I was ever going to go down. I absolutely love my job as a bloodstock agent but to be perfectly honest you couldn’t write the year we’ve had this year.

The last few months have been incredible and I suppose it started with Labaik winning the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham and it was a long time since I got a feeling like I did when he won that day!  Continue reading “My Racing Story – (Aidan) Mouse O’Ryan”

Epsom Derby 2017 – Preview

The Epsom Derby takes centre stage tomorrow and we have significant Irish interest as usual with Aidan O’Brien supplying no less than six of the runners and son Joseph also weighing in with Rekindling. The formidable Coolmore contingent is headed by likely favourite Cliffs Of Moher, the choice of Ryan Moore, and he will be popular following his trial win at Chester. However, he doesn’t look to have beaten anything of note and will need to improve markedly.

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Bet Like A Pro – Super Trifecta

Trifecta Example

The Tote Super Trifecta is an often overlooked bet type but it’s a bet that could yield a big win. Understanding when to play specific bets is crucial to your long term success. The Tote Super Trifecta is a bet that punters might overlook due to its perceived complexity. In truth, it is not a complex bet and the Tote Super Trifecta can be easily explained. This bet type provides a huge opportunity for punters to win big every Sunday. The Super Trifecta pool is on Race 6 at the Curragh this Sunday and with a current rollover of nearly €5,000, the dividend could be huge! Continue reading “Bet Like A Pro – Super Trifecta”

The Preakness Stakes – Tipster


Always Dreaming may, like most of the horses that contested the Kentucky Derby, have had a very hard race on very sloppy dirt but the main point is that his running style is perfect for the Preakness. His aggressiveness means that he likes to stalk, or just flat out get in front. He’s got speed and he’s shown us that he can run tactically. At mile-and-three-sixteenths, a US football field shorter than the Derby’s mile-and-a-quarter, the Preakness requires that everybody needs to get in position – meaning, a position that they like – a little bit earlier. Always Dreaming, as he has already shown, is good at that. Continue reading “The Preakness Stakes – Tipster”

Gary Halpin – The Season So Far

Things are going well for me so far this season, we’re still waiting for things to get in to full swing but after the Guineas next weekend things will start to get busier. So far, I’ve ridden four winners but I’ve had plenty of places too so I can’t complain. I’m getting plenty of rides from lots of different trainers so I’m going ok.

I’ve ridden for 22 different trainers so far which is probably a bit more than usual at this stage of the season but I’m happy because I’m getting plenty of support from lots of different people which is always a good thing. I need a few more winners to get before I lose my claim and that is an ambition but I don’t want to focus on that, I just want to take every ride as it comes and we’ll see how things are at the end of the season numbers wise. Continue reading “Gary Halpin – The Season So Far”

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