It’s safe to say that a lot of people missed out on their favorite horse racing events in 2020 to avoid unhealthy escalations. Races were canceled, events postponed, but our favorite horses have not been forgotten. As this year gradually rounds up, we hope there is much to look forward to in 2021, from the Grand national to Cheltenham free bets. With hope and expectation, numerous horse racing fans are probably itching to get back to the racecourses and experience the entertaining and fascinating four-legged runners’ race for the finish line. Here are the charms of the horse races fans can’t wait for in 2021.
The Clog Maker is one of the phenomenal racehorses owned by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. The three-year-old was fouled in March 2017 and has quickly become one of the star racers to look out for. With six lifetime runs to boast of so far, many were excited to watch this Ireland bred horse stun while majestically making it to the finish line.
The clog maker won two of the stars this year at Kempton Park and Lingfield Park respectively with the jockey’s J Fanning and F Norton riding him to victory. Of course, after the pandemic hit and lockdown procedures were initiated, we’ve seen the Clog Maker slightly fall in ranks from September coming in 3rd, 5th, and 9th respectively. Hopes are high, and there’s great anticipation for the Clog Maker in 2021.
Trained by John Gosden himself, the Palace Pier is another star studded owned by Sheikh Hamdan. The three-year-old racer started the year by snagging the 1st position in the Handicap race at Newcastle. The winning streak continued at Royal Ascot in July, as he won first place in the St. James Palace Stakes- G1 race.
The Prix Jacques le Marois-G1 in France also saw the Palace Pier take first place again, and he only dropped by two positions at the Royal Ascot racecourse where the 5-year-old Revenant placed first.
After his first win in December, 2018, Adjali fast became a favorite for many racehorse enthusiasts. With eight total season jumps, Adjali has not only impressed, but has raced against the phenomenons like Pentland Hills and Saint Roi. In his first race in April, he finished second behind the French horse Beaumec De Houelle, then placed second again by the end of the year in December.
In 2019 when sports betting was at its peak, Adjali featured in racecourses like Cheltenham, Royal Ascot, and Aintree—you know, the best of the best. In 2020, Adjali had to undergo an important wind surgery after his first run, but we look forward to seeing the horse rise back to stardom in 2021, starting with the handicap races, before attempting more challenging obstacles.
Ask for Glory
Horse racing has become even more thrilling to watch thanks to the diverse horses that have entered the tracks in the past three to five years. Ask For Glory may not have numerous runs or contestable seasons, but the five outings he’s raced have been awe-inspiring.
His first win at Chepstow certainly put him in limelight, and after two average finishes in 2019, he snagged another win in February 2020 at Wincanton. Some may have lost hope in this glorious horse, but 2021 may just be another winning-streak year for the Irish bred horse.