Now that online gambling has almost become the norm in Ireland, those of us who enjoy sports gambling have a much greater choice of sporting events to choose from on a daily basis. As a result many sports have seen a massive surge in interest from sports gambling fans. In spite of this there remains little doubt that gambling on horse racing is still the biggest draw in Ireland and far exceeds even football in terms of gambling turnover. Today sees one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races of the year at Longchamp, with the 2014 Prix de l’Arc de Triumphe starting at 3.30pm. After a year which has seen Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum return to the top of the tree as champion owner by a street, it is fitting that Taghrooda his top filly and winner of the Oaks and the King George this year should be favourite for this year’s race. Neither Sheikh al-Maktoum nor his stable jockey Paul Hanagan have won the Arc, and in fact this will be the first time Paul has even competed in this classic race. Those horse race gambling fans who study form will also have noticed that another exciting filly has been added to the starting line-up, with Aidan O’Brien-trained Tapestry supplemented to the tune of 120,000 euros for the race. Tapestry of course beat Taghrooda in the Yorkshire Oaks this season and with Ryan Moore on board may well attract considerable interest from horse race gambling fans looking for a potential winner at a good price. Others in the field with more than a good following include Eclot, Harp Star and Just A Way all very close contenders in the eyes of our leading bookmakers. With the flat racing season almost over this looks like an exciting finale for all sports gambling fans who enjoy gambling on horse racing.