In spite of a surge in interest in online casino gambling in recent years, there is no doubt that sports gambling remains the most popular form of gambling in Ireland with gambling on horse racing still the number one favourite gambling activity. Ireland has of course had a long association with top class horse racing, and Irish horses, jockeys and trainers all have a history of success all over the world. The opportunities for horse race gambling are now an almost daily occurrence somewhere in Britain and Ireland, and the major meetings are often televised live allowing horse racing fans to follow their favourites all the way. As with most sports gambling it is the major horse racing events which inspire the most gambling activity, so it is probably fair to assume that the racing at Ascot next weekend will be high on the list of potential gambling opportunities for fans of gambling on horse racing, with the Qipco British Champion Series featuring the King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. This race over one and a half miles is a very international event this year with yet another good German horse in Novelist attempting to repeat the success of Danedream in last years race, plus Trading Leather the winner of the Irish Oaks, Nicholas Abbey the narrow favourite and the French horse Cirrus Des Aigles. Many believe that this horse should now be rated best horse in the world following the retirement of Frankel, and he certainly chased the unbeaten colt every inch of the way in his last Champions Stakes appearance. Both Nicholas Abbey and Novelist have beaten Cirrus Des Aigles, but many experts in gambling on horse racing believe that this gelding could now be back to his full potential following his ligament injury last year and may now be on course to prove that he may well be the best in the world.