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Alastair Bull

Alastair Bull has been writing on sports and horse racing for many years. Starting in his home near Auckland, New Zealand as news editor for several papers and since contributing for BloodHorse, The Associated Press and Churchill Downs, Inc after relocating to Cleveland, Ohio. Other sporting events Alastair has enjoyed covering are the 2012 London Olympics, Dubai World Cup, Melbourne Cup, Royal Ascot, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.

Hong Kong: A Happy Valley pick for April 8
Hong Kong: A Happy Valley pick for April 8

2021-04-08T13:27:03.012ZAlastair Bull

Alastair Bull takes a look at race 8 on Happy Valley's midweek race card.
Hong Kong Play at Happy Valley for March 31
Hong Kong Play at Happy Valley for March 31

2021-03-31T14:10:55.487ZAlastair Bull

Elusive State can go back-to-back in the highly competitive Cuckoo Handicap at Sha Tin’s all-weather race meet on Wednesday.
The best horse to play in the 2021 Hong Kong Derby
The best horse to play in the 2021 Hong Kong Derby

2021-03-19T12:20:13.000ZAlastair Bull

#7 Russian Emperor was bred to be a Derby winner. This weekend he may become one – just not in the one originally envisaged.
Hong Kong Play for Happy Valley March 17
Hong Kong Play for Happy Valley March 17

2021-03-16T18:31:10.000ZAlastair Bull

A rise in class may not be enough to stop the winning run of Gallant Crown in the Hereford Handicap (1650m) at Happy Valley.
Hong Kong Play for Happy Valley March 10
Hong Kong Play for Happy Valley March 10

2021-03-09T18:37:51.000ZAlastair Bull

Wind N Grass could be over the odds when he contests the first version of the Baker Handicap at Happy Valley on Wednesday.
Hong Kong Play for March 3
Hong Kong Play for March 3

2021-03-02T18:07:44.000ZAlastair Bull

The value bets for players will probably be in the combinations. A Savaquin-Sunny Star quinella looks like an excellent play, while a trifecta including several other runners to finish third looks a value bet.
Tennis: Federer looms once again in Noventi Open
Tennis: Federer looms once again in Noventi Open

2019-06-19T04:07:46.000ZAlastair Bull

The grass season is in full swing in the lead-up to Wimbledon come mid-June, and for the Noventi Open at Halle, that usually means Roger Federer. The Swiss ace has been nearly as dominant at the German grass tournament as Rafael Nadal has been at t ...
How Top 10 Stanley Cup Odds Leaders Fared in 2019 Season
How Top 10 Stanley Cup Odds Leaders Fared in 2019 Season

2019-05-24T13:42:24.000ZAlastair Bull

The 10 teams with the shortest odds to win the Stanley Cup at the beginning of the 2018-19 season all made the playoffs, but from there, it’s been unpredictable. With the Stanley Cup Final now set , the Boston Bruins (+1100 at season's start) are ...
Tennis: French Open Betting Preview
Tennis: French Open Betting Preview

2019-05-23T16:12:23.000ZAlastair Bull

Can anyone beat Rafael Nadal? As it has been for the past 14 years, this is the only question for punters heading into the French Open. French Open Free Picks: Men's Play : Rafael Nadal (+110), Dominic Thiem (+500) Women's Play : Kiki ...
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Full of Intrigue
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Second Round Full of Intrigue

2019-05-03T15:40:27.000ZAlastair Bull

The wildness that marked the first round of the NHL playoffs has calmed a little in the second, but it has been very tight, with only one series not square after four games. There is a very real prospect that the Eastern Conference Finals will be ...
A Moment in Time – October 14, 1978
A Moment in Time – October 14, 1978

2018-02-07T23:19:16.000ZAlastair Bull

Two Triple Crown winners dramatically beaten For the first, and to date only, time in U.S. horse racing history, the Triple Crown was won in successive years in 1977 and 1978.  The horses in question: Seattle Slew, the first horse to be unbeaten ...