Your festive racing package

  • Last Updated: December 24 2013, 12:24 GMT

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My Tent Or Yours and The New One: Big Boxing Day clash
My Tent Or Yours and The New One: Big Boxing Day clash

With no racing in the UK until Boxing Day, now is the perfect time to catch up on our best features and go through the form ahead of a betting bonanza on the 26th.

Lydia Hislop heads our columnists with her in-depth guide to the William Hill King George VI Chase, including a 1-2-3 verdict, plus the latest Road To Cheltenham update. Donn McClean bids to boost your bank balance with his five Christmas Crackers.

Graham Cunningham got in the Christmas spirit in his racing chat, giving you his thoughts on the King George as well as giving away some top-notch racing bounty.

Our usual podcast team were split into teams of two for the Christmas Quiz Podcast in which a star prize is available to be won: tickets to Kempton on Boxing Day and the chance to meet Kauto Star before racing. A Christmas gift indeed. Listen to it here to enter.

On the tipping front, Ben Linfoot will be seeking out the best prices for Boxing Day's action in his profitable Value Bet column (to be published on Christmas Eve). In the meantime check out his best bets for 2014.

Simon Holt has also had a stellar year and has his best bets for Boxing Day while Man On The Spot' has the usual race-by-race guide to the major Thursday races.

Catching Pigeons has a festive special from the gallops of the major training centres while Ian Ogg crunches the stats in his King George trends piece.

We also have horse-by-horse quides to the King George, Christmas Hurdle and the Kauto Star Novices' Chase courtesy of Nic Doggett and Jack Nicol.

We have all the trainers' thoughts ahead of the big races with view from connections for the King George, Christmas Hurdle and Leopardstown's Racing Post Novice Chase and Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle.

Meanwhile, our racecards index has all of Boxing Day's final declarations available to view right now.

And don't forget Sky Bet are now paying out at best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish racing - completing an unrivalled package for racing punters.

Customers can now take a price about their fancies in the morning in the confidence that if the returned SP is bigger, they will be paid out at the larger price in both singles and multiples.

It adds even greater value to a Sky Bet account. Customers can already use their log-in to access the My Stable tracker on our site and the full video form archive.

Place your bets at www.skybet.com or on the award-winning app and, subject to meeting the minimum stake requirement, you qualify to watch the race live.

Then - if you want to see the race again - return to sportinglife.com for the day of race replay service plus full race reports and reaction from the main protagonists - all for free.

It's the complete racing package - and new customers can take advantage of a free £30 matched bet sign up offer and then £5 a week in the Free Bet Club.

All that's left to say is best of luck if you're having a punt over the festive period and Merry Christmas to all our readers.

The Sportinglife.com Racing Desk


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