Horse Racing News

22 Go Forward for 2016 Investec Derby 20/05/16
The countdown to the 2016 Investec Derby steps up a gear today as 22 horses go forward for Britain's premier Classic and richest race, run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 4.

Minding heads 24 for 2016 Investec Oaks 18/05/16
Run over the same 12 furlongs as the Investec Derby, the Investec Oaks takes place at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 3, Ladies' Day and the Group One race has a total prize fund of £450,000.

Wings Of Desire Swoops into Derby Picture 12/05/16
Wings Of Desire put himself into the Investec Derby picture after winning the Dante Stakes impressively at York.

Galileo Gold Strike for Frankie 30/04/16
Galileo Gold was an easy winner of the Qipco 2000 Guineas under Frankie Dettori, as Air Force Blue proved an odds-on flop.

Rule The World wins 2016 Crabbie's Grand National 09/04/16
Rule The World showed his battling qualities when ploughing through the rain-softened conditions to land the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.

Thistlecrack Rules The World 17/03/16
Thistlecrack confirmed his position as the stand-out in his division as he comfortably won the Ryanair World Hurdle.

Sprinter Sacre King of Two-Milers 16/03/16
Sprinter Sacre raised the roof by regaining his crown in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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Don Cossack Has His Golden Day 18/03/16
Don Cossack too strong for his rivals in the Gold Cup. A huge winner for Bryan Cooper, Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown.

Annie Power Pounces in Champion Hurdle 15/03/16
Annie Power proves a supersub for Willie Mullins and wins the feature £436,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival.

Douvan Delivers Arkle Masterclass 15/03/16
Douvan demolished his rivals in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Altior Rules Supreme for Henderson 15/03/16
Altior gave Nicky Henderson his first win in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle since Flown in 1992 when proving too good for Willie Mullins' Min in the curtain-raiser at the Cheltenham Festival.

Randox Health 2017 Grand National Sponsors 08/03/16
Global innovative healthcare company, Randox Health, will become the new Official Partner of the world's greatest steeplechase, the Grand National, and the three-day Grand National Festival staged at Aintree Racecourse, in a five-year deal starting after the 2016 running.

Nashville's Iroquois Steeplechase Sweetens the Pot for Inaugural Brown Advisory Cheltenham Challenge 09/03/16
The Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge is to win both the Grade One Ryanair World Hurdle and the Grade One Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes.

2016 Gold Cup to Honour The Queen's 90th Birthday 07/03/16
Ascot Racecourse has announced that this year's renewal of The Gold Cup will be run as, The Gold Cup in Honour of The Queen's 90th Birthday.

Horse Racing Kings: Chasing the John Gates Dream 24/02/16
To the uninitiated, horse racing is just a tale of small men and large animals charting a seemingly random course around huge green fields.

Kelly Steers Agrapart to Betfair Prize 13/02/16
Agrapart gave Lizzie Kelly another big-race success when impressively winning the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

Trooper Cooper Can Take Ruby’s Festival Crown 11/02/16
The question facing punters looking to get involved in the top jockeys market is: can anyone prevent Ruby Walsh from winning a seventh Cheltenham Festival top jockey title in eight years?

£1 Million Boost to Royal Ascot Delivers Record Total Prize Fund 11/01/16
Ascot Racecourse announces that Royal Ascot prize money has been increased by £1 million (18% uplift on 2015) this year, bringing total prize money on offer to a record £6,580,000 over the week.

Prize money breaks £4-million barrier at The Festival in 2016 07/01/16
There is £4,115,000 on offer over the four days of The Festival, which is staged at Cheltenham, the Home of Jump Racing, from Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18.

Cue Card Triumphs in King George 26/12/15
Cue Card won the William Hill King George VI Chase at the fourth time of asking for Colin Tizzard in a pulsating finish at Kempton.

Timico is the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup 02/12/15
Fast-growing managed service provider Timico Technology Group is announced as the new sponsor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature race of The Festival over four days in March at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Right Place, Right Time for the Grand National 02/12/15
Aintree have confirmed the world's most famous steeplechase will be run at 5.15pm in 2016, in a bid to further boost viewing figures.

Smad Place Takes Hennessy Gold 28/11/15
Alan King's Barbury Castle team win the Hennessy Gold Cup with the fighting grey Smad Place.

Injury Forces Rock on Ruby into Retirement 27/11/15
Trainer Harry Fry has been dealt a hammer blow after a tendon injury forced former champion hurdler Rock On Ruby into a premature retirement.

Cue Card is No Busted Flush 21/11/15
Cue Card is back to his very best and is a genuine King George VI Chase contender after his decisive success in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Golden Horn is Cartier Horse of the Year at the 25th annual Cartier Racing Awards 10/11/15
Owned and bred by Anthony Oppenheimer, the John Gosden-trained Golden Horn was an outstanding performer throughout 2015.

Five to follow for the Jumps season 03/11/15
With the National Hunt season in full flow here are five horses to follow throughout the season. As ever with this subject it is pointless naming some promising individuals without citing under what particular circumstances we should be interested in them.

The Life Lessons Taught by Horse Racing 03/11/15
Just as I can say that my experience at the track reinforced a real-life lesson, being that to succeed you have to work, I find it interesting that this theme seems to be a regular part of movies featuring horse racing.

Payne Triumphs in Melbourne 03/11/15
Michelle Payne created history as she became the first female rider to win the Emirates Melbourne Cup aboard outsider Prince Of Penzance at Flemington in Australia.

Are We Purely a Nation of Jumping Fanatics? 20/10/15
The Flat may offer all the glitz and glamour associated with top A-List celebs, but as the mud starts to fly so appears a distinct change in racegoer.

Golden Horn Wins Arc in Style 04/10/15
What a ride from Frankie Dettori. At his very best on Golden Horn. This is one of THE great sporting comebacks.

Your Complete Guide to the Cheltenham Festival 22/09/15
The momentous occasion that is the Cheltenham festival, its four days of dramatic racing from the pinnacle of the jump racing season. This guide is just an idea to help you get the most of this legendary event.

O'Brien and Gleneagles to Breeders' Cup Classic? 08/09/15
Ireland's superstar trainer Aidan O'Brien has never been one to follow convention. If his latest revelation comes to fruition, punters would be well-served to start accumulating free bets.

Twilight Son Takes Haydock Sprint 05/09/15
Fergus Sweeney wins his first Group 1 on unbeaten and classy Twilight Son in the Betfred Sprint Cup.

Kodi Cause for Celebration 29/08/15
Kodi Bear follows up his Salisbury win by taking the Doom Bar Celebration Mile in testing ground at Goodwood under Gerald Mosse.

Bondi Beach Lands St Leger 12/09/15
Bondi Beach was awarded the Ladbrokes St Leger after finishing a head second to the filly Simple Verse.

Big Upset in International at York 19/08/15
Arabian Queen wins the Juddmonte International, getting the better of the unbeaten Golden Horn. What a turn up!

Sammy Jo Takes Girls to Shergar Cup Glory 08/08/15
Northern Irish apprentice Sammy Jo Bell wins the Silver Saddle & Shergar Cup as part The Girls team at Ascot.

Legatissimo as Smooth as You Like in Nassau 01/08/15
David Wachman's filly wins the £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes impressively from Wedding Vow and Arabian Queen.

Sticking a Pin in the Grand National 04/04/16
Grand National day is historically the biggest betting day of the year, a time when otherwise risk averse humans can be spotted venturing into their nearest bookies.

Betting Tips When in Scandinavia 04/05/15
Horse racing in Denmark has old traditions. Many people go to the racetracks to see the intense races, where it’s possible to bet on the horses.