Welcome to the UK-Jumping.com
THIS IS THE GUIDE TO JUMP RACING AT THE SMALL COURSES AROUND BRITAIN, INCLUDING TIPS AND MUCH MORE
UK-Jumping, for those with long memories, began as a booklet, Midweek Money-Spinners, sometimes known as Midweek Moneyspinners back in the days where only billionaires could afford a website. This gave a list of horses to follow for a year, working on an unerring faith that obscure names on small tracks could produce profitable betting, when the horses were backed selectively. As the information super-highway took off, it became apparent that the flexibility of monthly lists and the power to change the mind was a handy tool, and allowed diversification into bigger events, such as the Cheltenham Festival. So the switch was made to a website in November 2010. What UK-Jumping hopes to bring you are profitable lists of horses to follow (Horses), a daily, when practical, preview of the next day's most appealing race, on paper at least (Preview). There is also the ranting questioning of gross stupidity being sent out into the atmosphere unquestioned (World Of Sport). Racing is supposed to be fun first and foremost, so hopefully readers will enjoy what is on offer, and ten years plus down the line, there is still no substitute for a selling handicap hurdle! Except, for some, maybe the Grand National. Of course, we do acknowledge that our flat racing cousins attract some interest as well, and the longer distance races can be a useful source of future jumpers!
Betting on horses is what makes watching the races fun for a lot of people. Others prefer to have a punt online playing a range of casino games. Itís also great for UK players to be able to invest a few pounds on a game of online poker. But neither of those can compare to the thrill of watching the horse you bet on cross the finish line. Using a jump racing guide can assist you in making the right choices.
And it is apparently now illegal for any website not to a have a collage,* so here is one
(*obscure clause in anti-terror legislation as a montage of pictures with an off-centre caption are to a terrorist what a garlic crucifix is to a vampire).
Preview: race of the day from Doncaster on 11/2/16
Horses: last updated 31/1/16: January 2016 list to follow
Reports: last updated 8/2/16: Latest from Horseheath
* * * Submitted reports in a format of the author's choice are welcome and will be fully credited * * *
Guest Article: last updated 13/12/15: The latest guest contribution
Courses: last updated 14/1/15: Updating of the course guides
Grand National: last updated 11/4/15: The final pre-match update for the 2015 race, and a short intro to the biggest race in the land (see the navigation bar above)
Empire: last updated 7/2/16: Latest news on the horses and dogs
World of Sport: last updated 22/1/16: A couple of new musings, then the 2015 Awards
FAQ: last updated 16/1/14: A bit of a rejig of which races qualify for interest and which do not
Links: last updated 7/9/12: A new link in the Betting section.
Betting enthusiasts who tend to like betting on horses may get some enjoyment out of playing casino style games at UK gaming sites. Most of the big UK books now offer online casinos that can be played. Using a UK casino comparison chart can help assist players from the UK in choosing a casino based on various factors.
Instead of a quote of the week, which is unique to here and 3 million other websites, it is now time to settle with just the one, which has served mankind well in arenas beyond racing, but serves to remind us that the horse is the ultimate leveller.
"History shows again and again, how nature points out the folly of men."
from Blue Oyster Cult's 'Godzilla'
or, in a more cerebral tone
We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and.'
SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON (1882-1944)
© Simon McInnes/Suttung Press: 1/1/15