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Victoria Cup preview

What a glorious night of harness racing at Melton on Saturday, one of the highlights of the Summer of Glory carnival. Headlining the night is the Group 1 TAB Victoria Cup. Harness racing, or 'the trots' was my first introduction to betting, have followed it for several decades and this is the best Victoria Cup field I can remember since the 80s. Class from top to bottom. Brilliant stuff, shame I can't see it live on this side of the world.

Taking the reins with the preview and making his first appearance on the blog is Luke Humphreys, @WorldRacingLuke. I've only posted the feature race preview here but he has a comprehensive preview of the card, including heats of the Victoria Derby and the Australasian Trotting Championship, and exotic bet tips for the meeting. You'll find that preview here.

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TAB Victoria Cup
Group 1, Open Class, part of the Grand Circuit.
Melton, 2240m, $400k, Mobile Start.
R7, 2132 Melbourne time, 1032 GMT.

Form guide li…

WA Pacing Cup preview

More hot harness action from the west, Trent Orwin with the shrewd analysis....

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$400,000 TabTouch WA Pacing Cup
Gloucester Park
Group 1, 2936m, mobile start
2045 WA time, 2345 Melb/Syd, 1245 GMT

Author: Trent Orwin
Twitter: @themightytrent3
Website
Formguide

History:
Western Australia’s premier harness race takes place at Gloucester Park on Friday night with the running of the 102nd edition of the Group 1 WA Pacing Cup (2936m).

It is a race that is steeped in history. An honour roll that reveals some of harness racing’s greatest ever champions.

Standing at the top of the mountain are two of Western Australia’s greatest of all-time in Pure Steel (1977-80) and Village Kid (1985-86, 1988-89). The pair captured the coveted Cup on four occasions each.

Following them with three victories apiece are fellow champions The Falcon Strike (2002, 2004-05) and Im Themightyquinn (2011-13). Beau Don (1952-53), Radiant Oro (1968, 1971), Westburn Grant (1991-92) and Ou…

Magic Millions preview

Early January means Magic Millions time on the Gold Coast - a party around the first yearling sale of the year, and the associated big money sales races. Saddling up is Gibbo, @brissyraces, the Queensland racing specialist, with the preview. Read his analysis of the entire programme here.

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Jeep $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic
Gold Coast, 1200m
Track: Soft 6 at time of posting
Preview by @brissyraces
Website
Form guide link

**This is one of the most open Magic Millions races I have seen in a long time, you will get value any selection you like. Luck will play a major part as it does every year.

MAP- There is a heap of speed in this race and I feel gates are as crucial ever. They will get off the fence on straightening but you don’t want to be working wide the entire before you get there! The key this year is so much pace has drawn well. WICKED INTENT, FREQUENDLY, ZOUTENANT, LE CHEF and CLAUDIA JEAN have all drawn inside of gate 7, that is going to make it near impossi…

Fremantle Cup preview

More superb summer harness racing action from WA, this time the Fremantle Cup, the first of the open-class Group 1s this month. If you're doubting the quality of this race, the recent honour roll includes a three-peat from superstar Imthemightyquinn - click here to see his wins on YouTube.

WA harness expert, Trent Orwin @themightytrent3, steps up again to preview this enticing race.

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Fremantle Cup
Group 1, 2536m, $250,000
Gloucester Park, mobile start
R7, 2105 local time, 0005 Melbourne/Sydney

A total of nine runners will contest the Group 1 Fremantle Cup at Gloucester Park on Friday night. You did read correctly when I said nine runners would contest the event and not the 12 which are engaged because I am happy to put a pen through three of them from the outset. Soho Jackman, Sensational Gabby and Dundee Three cannot win and will not win the $250,000 feature race. Circumstances have ensured that.

David Hercules is the dominant race favourite after drawing barrier…

2015 Tennis Season - Week One Tournament Previews

The start of the year means most of the sporting highlights are in the southern hemisphere, particularly if you're into cricket or tennis. The Australian Open is just a few weeks away and the circuit will wind its way down to Melbourne over the next few weeks.

The best number cruncher in tennis is Dan Weston and he has shared his previews of the opening week tournaments with the blog. For length reasons, I'll just post the Brisbane events, click through to his site for the full set.

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2015 Tennis Season - Week One Tournament Previews

It's almost here!

The 2015 season is just around the corner, with qualifiers for WTA Brisbane already taking place. Main draw matches commence on Sunday 4th January.

As part of my commitment to provide quality Tennis betting and trading content, I'm planning on producing weekly tournament previews to help bettors and traders get valuable insight prior to each week's action.

Whilst the draws have yet to be anno…