Ireland Horse Racing Tips – Nap of the Day

International Horse Racing Tips

The International Racing scene grows in importance every year as elite performers from established training hotbeds go in search of lucrative prize money to thriving thoroughbred communities across the globe.

With many festivals having quickly secured a major place in the Flat calendar, is committed to bringing its readers expert tips and all the latest news and views on such elite-level events throughout the Middle East, the Far East and Europe.

The Dubai World Cup Carnival gets each year off to a flying start, with high-profile meetings throughout January, February and March, building up to the world’s richest race itself and a spectacular supporting card at Meydan’s magnificent venue.

Backed by racing mad Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, the inaugural running of the feature event went to American sensation Cigar and many more sensational winners have come from far and wide as the whole event has gone from strength to strength ever since, although home hero Dubai Millennium will always be regarded as one of the most memorable victors.

The world’s top owners, trainers and jockeys also love to converge on Kranji in May for the Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup, with Newmarket-based Italian Luca Cumani one of the first handlers to lift this trophy, while the International Sprint is another feature of this track.

At the other end of the calendar, the Japan Cup is one of the most prestigious contests on the planet, with raiders from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and North America emerging victorious in this late-November showpiece at Tokyo Racecourse in Fichu.

Many horses still find time to take in a trip to Hong Kong for their magnificent mid-December meeting, though, with the Cup, Mile, Vase and Sprint events regularly attracting entries from across the globe, as again there are no shortage of contenders from other Continents looking to take on the locals at Sha Tin.

Geoff Wragg travelled all the way over to the former British colony way back in 1996 to claim Hong Kong cup success with First Island, while the likes of Snow Fairy, Falbrav, Fantastic Light and Ouija Board are other familiar scorers at this meeting.

Of course, we can’t forget all the major races held in France which are covered in this section, culminating in the ever-popular Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, won by such legends as Ribot, Sea Bird, Mill Reef, Alleged, Dancing Brave and Sea The Stars, to name but a few.

Germany and Italy are also never ignored as the talented team of journalists look to keep on top of all leading races and breaking news stories.

Fans of American racing can keep up to date on all the Stateside action in another section of our great site, as star three-year-olds battle it out for Triple Crown glory in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, before the world’s finest thoroughbreds travel to the USA for the Breeders’ Cup series in the autumn.

We’ve also got Australia’s iconic races covered, with the Melbourne Cup not only justifying its tag of being the race that stops a nation Down Under these days, but also attracting attention from around the world.

All this is on top of our unbeatable coverage of British and Irish racing, with expert tips and all the latest news available on the major events in the UK and the Emerald Isle.