Race horses and gambling on horse racing are major businesses in Ireland, with Irish trained horses prominent at most of the major race meetings. Tomorrow sees a typical example of the strength of Irish training with Aidan O’Brien still saddling four horses out of a field of fourteen for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomph, including the second favourite ‘ So You Think ‘. Irish gamblers are of course extremely interested in sports gambling, with horse race gambling a particularly favourite pastime, and those who like to follow Irish trained horses always seem to have a possible winner in the field at the major races. This year’s Arc de Triomph has Sarafina as favourite with most bookmakers, followed of course by So You Think and last year’s winner Workforce, with Galikova and Reliable Man making up the top five. As usual, the odds vary a little from bookmaker to bookmaker so once you have made your selection, check out the prices on offer. You can get 9/2 on So You Think with Paddy Power at the time of writing, and if you really want to follow Aiden O’Brien’s horses perhaps as an each way bet, St Nicholas Abbey and Treasure Beach are at 33/1, with Seville a real outsider at 50/1. If you are new to sports gambling with Paddy Power, there is of course the free bet option for new customers whereby Paddy Power will match your first bet up to a maximum of 50 euros. We should point out of course that other bookmakers on our recommended list also offer free bets to new customers gambling on racing, so this should not necessarily be the only reason for your choice of online bookmaker. Let’s hope for an Irish winner and place your bets.