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Harry Redknapp Favored to Win Grand National with 66-1 Horse Named after West Ham Fan

Legendary Owner, Legendary Horse

Football icon Harry Redknapp is in the running to clinch victory at the Grand National with his 66-1 outsider named after a devoted West Ham fan.

Expert Predictions

Renowned jockey Richard Johnson believes Shakem Up'Arry, trained by Ben Pauling, has the potential to secure the £500,000 prize for his famous owner.

Aiming for Glory

With nearly £140,000 in winnings so far, Shakem Up'Arry has his sights set on the Aintree target and is ranked 64th on the list of possible runners for the revamped National event.

In the Race

If Shakem Up'Arry secures a spot in the competition, Johnson is confident that the ten-year-old has a strong chance of success, especially if the horse maintains its current form.

The Backstory

Redknapp's unique horse name stems from a dedicated West Ham supporter who used to cheer him on during matches, inspiring the moniker 'Shakem Up’Arry'.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does betting work on horse races?

Horse racing betting odds are a reflection of the probability for a given outcome. These odds are often presented as fractions or decimals to indicate the potential profit that a better could make on a successful wager. Odds may fluctuate according to how much is bet on each horse. They can also change before the race starts. A seasoned betting will pay attention to these changes so that they can make informed wagers.

How do horse trainers prepare their horses for racing?

In order to prepare horses for races, trainers use a combination of nutrition, physical conditioning and mental training. The trainers create workouts that increase stamina, speed, and strength. The trainers ensure that the horses are eating a healthy diet to maintain their energy and health. They also provide a stable routine and care for them so they can remain focused and calm.

How do handicaps in horse races work?

Handicapping is a system used in horse racing to level the playing field and give every horse an equal chance of winning. Horses are given different weights depending on their previous performances. The horses that have been deemed to be better will carry more weight. This system has been designed to maintain a level playing field and is crucial for those who bet on races.

What are the major horse race events?

Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing includes the Kentucky Derby Stakes (Preakness Stakes), and Belmont Stakes. Dubai World Cup, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Royal Ascot, United Kingdom and Melbourne Cup are all internationally renowned races. These prestigious racing events draw the world’s best jockeys, horses, and trainers.

What factors determine the outcome in a horserace?

There are many factors that influence the outcome of a horserace, including the physical condition, breeding and training of the horses. Additionally, the jockey’s skill and experience, the track conditions, distance, and the weight carried by the horse are crucial factors. Weather can also play a significant role, as some horses perform better on certain surfaces or under specific conditions than others.


  • The Thoroughbred industry in the United Kingdom heralds over £3 billion in economic output annually.
  • The Kentucky Derby, one of the most watched horse racing events, has attracted over 150,000 spectators in a single event.
  • The record for the highest horse race betting turnover in a year is held by Japan, surpassing $22 billion.
  • Horse racing is known to support roughly 1.4 million full-time jobs in the United States alone.
  • The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s most prestigious horse race, sees an average attendance of over 100,000 spectators each year.

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How To

How to Own a Thoroughbred Racehorse

Setting a budget is the first step in owning a thoroughbred. This includes the cost of purchase, as well as ongoing costs like training, boarding and veterinary care. Research ownership options, which include buying outright at auction or through private sale, joining a partnership, or syndicate, for shared ownership and reduced costs. Employ a reputable trainer to prepare your horse for racing. You can also hire a professional bloodstock agent to help you choose and buy a thoroughbred. You should also ensure that you fully understand the processes of registration and ownership transfers through the appropriate horse racing authority. Finally, you should immerse yourselves in the racing scene to truly enjoy your ownership.