Although the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National at Aintree are the most notable events in the National Hunt horse racing calendar, Christmas sees all eyes turn to Kempton betting opportunities. Punters heading to Kempton on Boxing Day will largely be attending to watch the King George VI Chase, but this is not the only showcase on offer, with the track hosting a selection of high-class races.
All types of racing included in Kempton odds
Large numbers of punters will be studying the Kempton betting in the hope of uncovering the winner of the King George, but they should also focus their attention to the other top quality races on show. These include the Racing Post Chase, the Lanzarote Hurdle, the Christmas Hurdle and the Desert Orchid Chase. Meanwhile, flat racing also plays a part in the Kempton betting, while an all-weather track ensures racing can take place in all conditions.
Get involved in the King George betting
Two horses have gone down in history for their exploits in the King George. Only 12 horses have won the race more than once, but Desert Orchid and Kauto Star took a particular liking to the three-mile contest, with a record four victories apiece. Desert Orchid triumphed in 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1990, while Kauto Star triumphed in the second most prestigious chase in England in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Long Run to be the next dominant force in the King George and Kempton betting
However, with Kauto Star’s time in the limelight seemingly over, Long Run has emerged as the youngster to fill his boots in the coming years. Long Run has already tasted victory in both the King George and Cheltenham Gold Cup and given his relatively young age in jump racing terms, he should dominate the Kenpton odds for years to come. There is even a chance that he will better the record set by Desert Orchid and Kauto Star.