Horse Racing: Scu Who?

As a horseman, "Scu" rode 1,678 career winners, which was enough to make him the UK champion jumps jockey eight times between the 1981-1982 season and the 1991-1992 season.

In the 1988-1989, season he rode an incredible 221 winners in a single season, the bulk of which were for his principal employer, the legendary jumps trainer Martin Pipe.

In a halcyon era of National Hunt racing, Martin Pipe trained horses included Bonanza Boy, who won two Welsh Grand Nationals, Celtic Shot, and Granville Again, who both won the Champion Hurdle and Carvill's Hill, who was beaten in a controversial, but memorable 1992 Cheltenham Gold Cup. All were partnered by sports legend Peter Scudamore.

Top expert racing tips from the Champion Peter Scudamore may not set the pulse running amongst younger gamblers who are more familiar with more recent champion British based jockeys such as AP McCoy and Frankie Dettori, but shrewd bettors will know the value of Scudamore's betting knowledge and unique insight into the horse racing world.

Keeping it in the Family

But there is more to Scudamore's immeasurable racing knowledge than riding a lot of winners. His father, Michael, rode the winners of the Grand National, Cheltenham Gold Cup ,and King George VI Chase and to complete the Scudamore dynasty it is noteworthy his son Tom is now a jockey to the Pipe stable and his other son, also called Michael, is a successful National Hunt horse trainer.

In fact, such is Peter Scudamore's knowledge of all things horse racing that the BBC snapped up his services as a horse racing TV pundit when he retired from race riding as did the Daily Mail newspaper.

Additionally, he shared training duties with Nigel Twiston-Davies in a business partnership that flourished in the 1990s. In more recent times, he's been assistant to Scottish trainer Lucinda Russell and the couple enjoyed their finest moment when she trained 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur.

Still Not Convinced?

If you are not convinced of Scudamore's standing within horse racing, just stop to consider he is only the second UK-based rider with his own slot machine game.

Such games of chance probably don't impress him or hardcore punters trying to make money from gambling, but getting some expert horse racing tips from Peter Scudamore make a lot of sense and are well worth consideration.

Firstly, Scudamore's understanding of the form book is unrivalled, secondly his approach to unravelling the outcome of a race is verging on the methodical, and finally, he is well positioned to pic up on valuable betting tips and information from his network of fellow trainers, former riding colleagues, and even family members.

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