Tartak Runs Again at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day 20/12/12
Tartak is on course for a third consecutive outing at Cheltenham as his trainer Tim Vaughan eyes a tilt at the £50,000 Grade Three New Year’s Day Handicap Chase, the highlight of an exciting seven-race card on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
Nick & Jane Williams Win the 2012 Crystal Cup 14/12/12
Nick Williams, from Devon, is the leading trainer of the 2012 Crystal Cup series and his wife Jane the leading owner. James Reveley finished the series as the leading jockey and Maljimar was awarded the trophy for the leading horse.
Blow for Hobbs as Fingal Bay Suffers Injury 14/12/12
The Philip Hobbs stable has been dealt a big blow with the news that the smart novice chase prospect, Fingal Bay, will miss the rest of the campaign after sustaining a tendon injury.
Stars Galore in 2014 Investec Derby 12/12/12
No less than 33 yearlings from the first crop of the brilliant Sea The Stars are among the 406 glittering entries revealed today for the 2014 Investec Derby.
Little Josh Takes Grand Sefton 08/12/12
Nigel Twiston-Davies and his jockey son Sam took the £60,000 Betfred 'Goals Galore' Grand Sefton Handicap Chase with 10-year-old and 7/2 favourite Little Josh.
Veteran Hello Bud Wins Becher Chase 08/12/12
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and his jockey son Sam enjoyed an emotional success with 14-year-old Hello Bud in the Betfred Becher Handicap Chase.
Walkon Heads 36 for December Gold Cup 29/11/12
Alan King is bidding for Cheltenham compensation with Walkon in the £100,000 Grade Three Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup over two miles and five furlongs on day two of The International, Saturday, December 15.
Trustan Times Defies Top-Weight in Fixed Brush Hurdle 24/11/12
Trustan Times gamely held off Holywell by two and three quarter lengths to win the £80,000 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less "Fixed Brush" Handicap Hurdle over three miles.
Silviniaco Conti Makes All in Betfair Chase 24/11/12
Silviniaco Conti, trained by Paul Nicholls, made all under Ruby Walsh to win the Betfair Chase in terrific style from the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run, passing the post at Haydock Park two and a half lengths to the good.
Waley-Cohen Ready for a Win 23/11/12
Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen has admitted that some of the criticism he received when Long Run only managed one win in four runs did hurt him, but that he is ready for a win in Saturday’s Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Imperial Commander Misses Out on Betfair Chase 22/11/12
2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander has been ruled out of the Betfair Chase this weekend due to injury. The 11-year-old burst a blood vessel in the 2011 Gold Cup and hasn’t been able to race since.
Tea Installed Favourite for Coral Welsh National 22/11/12
Despite performing below expectations on his seasonal reappearance at Cheltenham’s November fixture, Rebecca Curtis’ talented Teaforthree has been installed as the 7/1 ante-post favourite in the horse racing betting for the gruelling Welsh National.
Cheltenham Open Meeting Market Movers 19/11/12
The Open Meeting at Cheltenham this past weekend not only provided three days of great entertainment, with the Paddy Power Gold Cup being the feature race, but it was the first opportunity of the new National Hunt season to see a number of stars of Jumps Racing set out on the road to the Cheltenham Festival.
King George Hope, Hunt Ball, Returns to the Fray 16/11/12
Hunt Ball, the fairytale success story of last National Hunt season, sets out on the road to what is expected to be the top of the tree this term when he contests Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Angus McNae’s Five to Follow 15/11/12
I have ranked them so that my number one selection is the horse I am most excited about and you know what that means for number five!
Tanya Stevenson’s Five To Follow 15/11/12
As requested by the editor, Tanya has come up with a Five To Follow for the National Hunt season.
Frankel Night at the Cartier Racing Awards 15/11/12
Many of the team behind the brilliant Frankel were at the 22nd annual Cartier Racing Awards on Tuesday night to share three prizes won by what many consider to have been the best horse, certainly of recent times, and maybe ever.
Frankel is Cartier Horse of the Year Again 14/11/12
The amazing Frankel, one of the best racehorses if not the greatest ever, has been named Cartier Horse Of The Year for an unprecedented second successive time at the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.
Nominations for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards 10/11/12
Tremendous nominations for the 22nd annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, are revealed today, Friday, November 9.
Basic Horse Racing Betting Tips 06/11/12
Betting on the horses is great, and for those who know what they’re doing, it can indeed represent a more than decent source of revenue.
November Fireworks 01/11/12
November's jumps action strikes a familiar note with the Charlie Hall Chase on the 3rd of the month ushering in the start of the National Hunt season proper.
Racecourse Award for Isle Of Skye Whisky 01/11/12
A leading Scotch whisky has won a coveted award at the prestigious Piper-Heidsieck National Racecourse Catering Awards.
Breeders’ Cup Looks Sure to Shake Up Cartier Standings 01/11/12
The 29th Breeders’ Cup takes place this Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, at Santa Anita Park, USA, and, with a strong European-trained contingent over the two days, there could well be significant changes in the points standings for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.
Kauto Star Has Been Retired 31/10/12
Paul Nicholls has confirmed that the superstar gelding Kauto Star has run his final race.
Excelebration States Breeders’ Cup Mile Case Loud and Clear
Excelebration has been cut to 7/4 ante-post favourite in the Breeders Cup Mile Betting with most British firms ahead of local star Wise Dan (3/1).
Cape Tribulation Returns to Hurdles at Wetherby 25/10/12
Malcolm Jefferson’s Cape Tribulation is set to return to action over hurdles in the £32,000 Grade Two John Smith’s Hurdle over three miles and a furlong at Wetherby on Saturday, November 3, 2012, day two of the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting.
None Better Than Frankel - Cecil 25/10/12
“I cannot believe in the history of racing that there has ever been a better racehorse” and many would agree with trainer Sir Henry Cecil following Frankel’s success in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day, October 20.
European Runners Dominate Melbourne Cup Market 25/10/12
Despite the opposition having to travel halfway around the world to take them on in their own backyard the home team look to have it all to do against a particularly strong European challenge for the forthcoming Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 6.
Midnight Chase On Course for Wetherby 24/10/12
Trainer Neil Mulholland believes his stable star Midnight Chase is as good as ever as he prepares the 10-year-old’s seasonal return in the £100,000 bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Dettori Leaves Godolphin 23/10/12
Frankie Dettori is to leave Godolphin after being retained rider to Sheikh Mohammed's operation for 18 years.
Superstar Frankel Bows Out With Champion Stakes Victory 20/10/12
All eyes were on Frankel as he landed the 14th and last victory of his unbeaten career taking the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.
Rite Of Passage Prevails in Long Distance Cup 20/10/12
Dermot Weld reaped the rewards of a brilliant training performance when he produced Rite Of Passage fit from a lengthy lay-off to win the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.
Mighty Maarek Takes Champions Sprint 20/10/12
Maarek got a fine run through on the stands rail to take the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
Sapphire Sparkles in Filles & Mares Stakes 20/10/12
Sapphire stayed on strongly to deny perennial bridesmaid Shirocco Star in the Qipco British Champions Fillies' And Mares' Stakes at Ascot.
Excelebration Outstanding in Queen Elizabeth II Stakes 20/10/12
After suffering defeat five times by Frankel, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Excelebration finally enjoyed his moment of glory when romping away with the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Sectionals Prove Dettori Still Master of His Art 15/10/12
If you needed more evidence that Frankie Dettori is still at the top of his game, and for the life of me I do not see why you need any verification, then watch his ride on Joshua Tree in the Canadian International at Woodbine over the weekend.
Just The Judge Holds Court in Rockfel 13/10/12
Dubai Future Champions Day 2012 provided some outstanding two-year-old performances and Just The Judge became the third horse to preserve an unbeaten record when she registered a gutsy length and three quarters success in the Group Two vision.ae Rockfel Stakes.
Aaim To Prosper Makes Cesarewitch History 13/10/12
Aaim To Prosper created history by becoming the first horse to win the Betfred Cesarewitch twice.
Dawn Approach Crowned Dewhurst Champion 13/10/12
Dawn Approach made it six out of six when registering a comfortable two and three-quarter length success in the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes.
Reckless Abandon Blazes Middle Park Trail 13/10/12
Jockey Gerald Mosse was full of praise for Reckless Abandon after the Exchange Rate juvenile retained his unbeaten record with a gutsy front-running performance in the Group One vision.ae Middle Park Stakes.
All Eyes on Frankel Heading into Final Furlong 12/10/12
The winners of the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards will be unveiled in little over a month’s time and QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on October 20 is sure to play a pivotal role in the battle for honours.
Olympiad the Pick to Win Gold in Cesarewitch 11/10/12
Sponsors Betfred have reported plenty of money this week for the Dermot Weld entry, Olympiad, ahead of the Cesarewitch, which takes place on the Rowley Mile course, over 2m2f at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.
Quicksilver Launches New Mobile App 11/10/12
Popular gaming website, Quicksilver has launched a brand new mobile application which allows its players to enjoy a wide selection of casino, bingo and slot machine games on the go.
Premature Effort Floors Orfevre! 08/10/12
There is little doubt that Solemia was a worthy winner of the Arc on Sunday, but that does not mean that she was the best horse in the race, that mantle must belong to Orfevre for a number of reasons.
Sea Moon Out to Fire Stoute Back Into the Limelight 05/10/12
The great Sir Michael Stoute had a fairly lean time of things last season and things this term have been only marginally better.
Albertas Run to Return to Old Roan Chase 05/10/12
The £65,000 Grade Two Betfred Monet’s Garden Old Roan Chase is the highlight on an exciting seven-race card at Aintree on Betfred Old Roan Chase Day, Saturday, October 27, 2012.
OLBG.com Launches Free Sports Betting Tips App 03/10/12
OLBG.com, the Sports Betting Community, has launched a free sports betting tips app. The app gives access to free betting tips and expert opinions across a range of sporting events.
Dawn Approach Warms Up for Dubai Dewhurst Stakes 03/10/12
Dawn Approach warmed up for his October 13 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes engagement with a solid work-out under big-race jockey Kevin Manning on Tuesday morning.
British Horseracing's 2013 Fixture List Published 01/10/12
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today publishes the Fixture List for 2013, confirming an increase of eight in the overall number of fixtures to make a total of 1,464.
Certify Impressive in Shadwell Fillies' Mile 28/09/12
Certify provided Godolphin with their third consecutive success in the Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile as the daughter of Elusive Quality forged clear under Mickael Barzalona.
Penitent is Persistent to Land Nayef Joel Stakes 28/09/12
Penitent bagged another Group Two success when making all the running under Daniel Tudhope to win the Nayef Joel Stakes by a neck from Andrew Balding’s Side Glance.
Rosdhu Queen Ready for Newmarket 27/09/12
Unbeaten filly Rosdhu Queen is among 15 two-year-olds left in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.
Captain Ramius Sails Home in Ayr Gold Cup 22/09/12
The Kevin Ryan trained Captain Ramius held off a late charge form Regal Parade to claim the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, the richest sprint handicap in Europe.
Burke Maps Out Ambitious Campaign for Hunt Ball 21/09/12
Trainer Keiren Burke has spoken of his plans this season for last term’s biggest fairytale success Hunt Ball, the horse who went from being no more than a selling plater to a Cheltenham Festival winner in the space of five months.
All Change in Arc Betting after Trials 19/09/12
With just over two weeks to go before Europe’s most prestigious horse race, the Prix de L'arc de Triomphe, its antepost market has seen a number of significant changes following last weekend’s three trials together with the outcome of Doncaster's St Leger.
Nanton on Betfred Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket 19/09/12
Jim Goldie is likely to be double-handed, saddling both Nanton and Gordonsville, in the £50,000 Betfred Cesarewitch Trial (3.55pm) over a two and quarter miles on Newmarket's Rowley Mile course on Saturday, September 22.
Arc de Triomphe Market Coming to Boil After Key Weekend Trials
Next month’s eagerly anticipated renewal of the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on October 7 at Longchamp is boiling up into a fascinating contest.
Camelot's St Leger Run Five Pounds Below His Best 18/09/12
Triple Crown chasing Camelot ran five pounds below his best in the Ladbrokes St Leger according to the official BHA ratings for the race.
Swinburn Wants Camelot to Race in the Arc 17/09/12
Former jockey Walter Swinburn believes that Camelot should take part in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next month.
What Next For Camelot After Failed Triple Crown Bid? 17/09/12
After months of anticipation and a build-up to a race that for the first time in many years had put UK racing's oldest classic back in the headlines, Saturday's St Leger failed to deliver what every fan had hoped to see, the crowning of the first "Triple Crown" winner since Nijinsky in 1970.
Outsider Libranno Takes Park Stakes 15/09/12
Trainer Richard Hannon went into the Group Two OLBG Park stakes double-handed but it was the less fancied of his two runners, 16/1 shot Libranno, that came up with the spoils, winning by half-a-length.
Encke Foils Camelot in Bid for Triple Crown 15/09/12
Camelot failed in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky in 1970 as Encke claimed the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.
Toronado Cooks Up a Storm in Champagne Stakes 15/09/12
Toronado maintained his unbeaten record with a game front-running performance in the Group Two One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes.
Wild Coco Takes Park Hill Stakes 13/09/12
Rider Tom Queally praised his mount Wild Coco’s battling qualities after she powered through the field to overhaul clear leader Estimate in the straight and win the Group Two DFS Park Hill Stakes by a length and a quarter.
The Gold Cheongsam Takes 2 Year Old Stakes 13/09/12
The Gold Cheongsam may have been the only filly to line-up in the 21-runner Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes but the Red Clubs filly saw off all comers to register a gutsy neck success in the hands of Franny Norton and gain the lucrative first prize of £162,306.
Camelot Looking to Make History 13/09/12
Eight rivals stand between Camelot and a famous victory in the Ladbrokes St Ledger at Doncaster on Saturday as a win would of course seal the Triple Crown.
Reckless Abandon Joins Darley 05/09/12
Reckless Abandon, brilliant winner of last month’s Group 1 Darley Prix Morny at Deauville, has been purchased by Darley in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock.
Fallon wants Frankel in the US 31/08/12
There has been plenty of speculation about what the famous horse will do after 13 races unbeaten and Fallon certainly has his own opinion.
St Leger 31/08/12
Camelot goes into the final Classic of the season, the St Leger at Doncaster, aiming to do what no colt has done since Njinsky in 1970 by winning the English Triple Crown.
Dream Result for Turner and Simcock in Chicago 31/08/12
Hayley Turner gave Newmarket handler David Simcock’s I’m A Dreamer a peach of a ride to win the coveted Grade 1 Beverley D Stakes at Arlington Park in Chicago on August 18.
Frankel Going for More Cartier Honours 30/08/12
Frankel, so impressive when tried over 10 furlongs for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York on August 22, has joined Camelot at the top of the latest point standings for the 2012 Cartier Horse Of The Year Award.
Edible Ebor Equine Returns to York Racecourse 23/08/12
York Racecourse Hospitality have been chopping, prepping and whisking Yorkshire Puds to make this year’s Edible Ebor Equine—a life size horse constructed entirely out of Yorkshire produce
Horse Racing Rules and Special Procedures 23/08/12
The multitude of rules and betting options are often cited as the biggest reason why wagering on the horses has seen such a major drop in popularity in recent years.
O’Brien Relishing Frankel Challenge 16/08/12
Horse racing trainer Aidan O’Brien is looking forward to sending out St Nicholas Abbey to challenge the world famous Frankel later this month when the two compete in the International Stakes at York.
Big Showdown on Cards Between Leading Irish Juveniles 14/08/12
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Mars and Jim Bolger’s Dawn Approach look set to lock horns at the Curragh on August 26, in what could prove a highly informative renewal of the Group 2 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes over seven furlongs.
Pedro The Great Conquers Phoenix Stakes 12/08/12
Aidan O'Brien's Pedro The Great was a surprise winner of the feature event at the Curragh, the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes on August 12.
Rest of the World Team Win Shergar Cup 11/08/12
The Rest of the World team won the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup with 89 points as against 55 for Team Europe, 54 for The Girls and 46 for Great Britain & Ireland.
Girls Team Ready to Win Shergar Cup 10/08/12
Hayley Turner is in charge of the new Girls Team in which she is joined by star Canadians Chantal Sutherland and Emma-Jayne Wilson.
Frankel Closes Gap on Camelot in Cartier Standings 09/08/12
Frankel has reduced Camelot's lead in the latest point standings for the 2012 Cartier Horse Of The Year Award following a facile six-length success in the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on August 1.
Horse Racing – Handicapping Tips 03/08/12
Being able to properly handicap races is obviously instrumental in achieving any kind of results when betting on horse racing. Horse racing handicapping can be quite an intimidating undertaking for beginners though, hence its relative lack of popularity.
Camelot Set to Make History 26/07/12
Camelot could make history in this year’s Ladbrokes St Ledger as he looks to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1970.
Mars Heads 99 for Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes 26/07/12
The £100,000 Group Two Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes, run over a mile at Newmarket on the final day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting, Saturday, September 29, 2012, was won in great fashion last season by the Aidan O’Brien-trained Daddy Long Legs.
Harasiya Heads 70 for Shadwell Fillies' Mile 26/07/12
The £150,000 Group One Shadwell Fillies’ Mile has attracted 70 entries and is run on the second day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting, Friday, September 28, 2012.
Cheveley Park on Sendmylovetorose List 26/07/12
A total of 60 fillies have been entered for the £150,000 Group One Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes, run at Newmarket over six furlongs on the final day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting, Saturday, September 29, 2012.
Camelot On the Triple Crown Trail 25/07/12
Camelot heads 36 entries for this year’s Group One Ladbrokes St Leger as the outstanding unbeaten colt bids to become the first winner of the Triple Crown since Nijinsky in 1970.
Elusive Kate Has Sun Chariot Stakes Option 25/07/12
A total of 45 entries have been revealed for the £160,000 Group One Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes, the mile contest for fillies and mares which takes place on the third and final day of Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire Meeting, Saturday, September 29.
New Long-Term QIPCO Sussex Stakes Deal 25/07/12
QIPCO Holding has signed a new contract with Goodwood Racecourse to extend its sponsorship of the QIPCO Sussex Stakes for a further five years.
New Long-Term QIPCO Guineas Deal 25/07/12
QIPCO Holding has today signed a new contract with Newmarket Racecourses to extend its sponsorship of the QIPCO Guineas Festival for a further five years.
Planteur a Contender for Sky Bet York Stakes 23/07/12
This year’s renewal of the £100,000 Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes (3.10pm) promises to be another superb race after 21 horses were entered for the highlight of racing at York this Saturday, July 28.
Danedream Lands King George for Germany 21/07/12
Danedream, last season's surprise Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine, lunged late to deny Nathaniel in a thrilling King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Camelot Increases Advantage in Cartier Standings 21/07/12
Camelot has gone further ahead in the latest points standings for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards, following his victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
O'Brien Still On Course To Break Group One Record 19/07/12
Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle stable go in search of further Group One success this weekend with runners in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday and the Irish Oaks at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Mayson Goes Second in the QIPCO Sprint Standings 17/07/12
Mayson put up by the best performance of his career and in the process the best by any horse over six furlongs in the UK this season when bounding clear in Saturday’s Darley July Cup.
Body And Soul Takes Weatherbys Super Sprint 14/07/12
Body And Soul provided connections with an excellent return on their investment as she secured a bumper pay day in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on July 14.
Mayson Demolishes Darley July Cup Field 14/07/12
Richard Fahey's Mayson made most of the running to leave his rivals flailing helplessly in the heavy ground in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
Giofra Takes Falmouth Stakes for France 13/07/12
French challenger Giofra claimed the Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket for Alain de Royer-Dupre and Christophe Soumillon.
Sendmylovetorose Prevails in Cherry Hinton 13/07/12
Sendmylovetorose maintained her unbeaten record with a determined effort in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cherry Hinton Stakes at Newmarket.
Fiorente Takes Princess Of Wales's Goldsmiths Stakes 12/07/12
Sir Michael Stoute landed an astonishing ninth Princess Of Wales’s Goldsmiths Stakes as Fiorente came clear under Ryan Moore in the Group Two contest.
Battling Alhebayeb Takes July Stakes 12/07/11
Jockey Paul Hanagan and trainer Richard Hannon registered their first Group-race success for owner Hamdan Al Maktoum as Alhebayeb landed the TNT July Stakes.
Shantaram Claims Victory in the Bahrain Trophy 12/07/12
Shantaram earned a 14/1 quote with sponsors Ladbrokes for the St Leger on September 15 after his victory in the Bahrain Trophy.
Is Camelot Left to Fly the Flag for a Below Par Crop of Three Year Olds? 11/07/12
It is usually at this time of year that the best three year olds are emerging to prominence and laying down a challenge to older horses but that looks set to be distinctly lacking in 2012.
Nathaniel On Par With Best in Champions Series 10/07/12
Remarkably, the official British Horseracing Authority performance rating for Nathaniel’s Coral-Eclipse victory on Saturday was 124, exactly the same as the rating for the winners of the three earlier middle distance Group 1 contests in the 2012 QIPCO British Champions Series.
Nathaniel Eclipses Doubters 07/07/12
Nathaniel stamped his class on a top-quality field to take the Grade 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 7.
Aaron Gryder, Matthew Chadwick and Cristian Demuro Set for Shergar Cup Debuts 05/07/12
Californian ace Aaron Gryder, best known internationally for his victory on Well Armed in the 2009 Dubai World Cup, rising Hong Kong star Matthew Chadwick and reigning Italian champion Cristian Demuro will all make their Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup debuts at Ascot on Saturday, August 11.
Boom And Bust Aiming for Second Betfred Mile 05/07/12
A total of 70 entries have been received for the £125,000 Betfred Mile, the heritage handicap run on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 3, 2012.
Jamesie Has Blue Square Stewards’ Cup on Agenda 05/07/12
A total of 130 entries have been received for £100,000 Blue Square Bet Stewards' Cup, run over six furlongs on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 4.
Punter's Diary - July 2012 02/07/12
The Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 7 signals the start of July's feast of top-class Flat racing, and the mile and a quarter contest is famous for the traditional clash between the older and younger generations.
Ile De Re Battles to Plate Victory 30/06/12
Donald McCain pulled off another impressive training feat as Chester Cup hero Ile De Re followed up with a battling effort in heavy ground to bag the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle.
Camelot King of the Curragh 30/06/12
Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten Camelot picked up another Classic as he added the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh to his impressive haul.
Tremendous Royal Ascot Shapes Latest Cartier Standings 29/06/12
Many commentators said they had witnessed the best-ever renewal of Royal Ascot when the five-day spectacular ended on June 23.
Ile De Re Sets The Standard In Northumberland Plate 28/06/12
The Pitmen’s Derby, otherwise known as the Northumberland Plate is an extremely valuable flat handicap, run over 2 miles and 19 yards at Newcastle and is worth almost £100,000 to the winner.
Horse Racing – Betting Guide 15/06/12
It’s not exactly a secret that betting on the horses is fast losing its popularity in various areas of the globe, even where this form of gambling has always had deep roots and traditional support.
Stars Shines in the Auteuil Mud 12/06/12
While most of his illustrious stablemates have been on their summer breaks for some weeks already, Willie Mullins’ very classy staying hurdler, Thousand Stars, has been making hay while the ‘rain falls’.
OLBG Sponsors Park Stakes 09/06/12
Doncaster Racecourse has announced the sponsorship of the seven-furlong Park Stakes by OLBG.com, the online sports betting community.
Camelot Tops Points for Cartier Awards 08/06/12
The unbeaten Camelot, who underlined his class with an impressive five-length victory in Britain’s premier Classic on Saturday, leads the way in the first standings issued for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.
Camelot Features Among 37 for King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes 07/06/12
A stunning entry of 37 has been revealed for the £1-million Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), run at Ascot on Saturday, July 21.
Caviar Begins Journey 07/06/12
Black Caviar is on her way to Britain this week as she begins the journey to take part in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Dettori Determined Not to Retire 07/06/12
Frankie Dettori has spoken of his determination to race for another few years yet after it was rumoured that he would retire after failing to secure a ride for the Epsom Derby.
Looking to the Epsom Derby 01/06/12
At this year’s Epsom Derby Camelot will lead the field in the smallest field for more than a century in the big race. Just nine runners line up on Saturday.
Prize Money Boost for Ayr Races 25/05/12
Prizemoney for the 2012 flat season at Ayr Racecourse, which starts with a two day meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, will be £928,600 – a near £30,000 increase on last year.
Kauto Star Regains Jumps Crown 22/05/12
For the fourth time in six seasons the British and Irish handicappers have assessed Kauto Star as the highest rated Jumps horse in training.
Camelot Odds-On for Derby with Most Firms 22/05/12
With the days ticking away to the 2012 running of the Investec Derby at Epsom, on June 2, most firms are now betting odds-on the impressive Qipco 2000 Guineas winner, Camelot.
Superstar Frankel Storms the Lockinge Stakes 19/05/12
Sir Henry Cecil's superhorse Frankel made it a perfect 10 when putting up a typically brilliant performance to win the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on his first start of the campaign.
Red Cadeaux Takes Yorkshire Cup Glory 18/05/12
Last year's Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux collected a deserved victory, and a first success of the season, in the Sportingbet Yorkshire Cup at York.
Chriseti Wins the Prix Anjou Loire Challenge 17/05/12
Chriseti, trained by Etienne Leenders and ridden by Wilfrid Denuault, won the €112,000 Prix Anjou Loire Challenge for the second year running.
Izzi Top Prevails in Middleton Stakes 17/05/12
Izzi Top emulated her dam Zee Zee Top nine years earlier by winning the Betfred Middleton Stakes at York.
Tiddliwinks Springs Surprise in Duke Of York Stakes 16/05/12
Tiddliwinks sprang a 25-1 surprise when coming from the rear of the field to capture the Grade Two Duke Of York totepool Stakes on the Knavesmire.
Black Caviar Among 57 for Darley July Cup 10/05/12
An amazing entry of 57 sprinters from across the globe has been received for the Group One Darley July Cup, run over six furlongs at Newmarket on Saturday, July 14, the third and final day of the Piper Heidsieck July Festival.
Sole Power Poised for Another Temple Stakes Tilt 10/05/12
The betfred.com Temple Stakes takes place at Haydock Park on Saturday, May 26, and 31 high-class entries are revealed today for the £80,000 contest. Run over five furlongs, the Group Two event is the first race in the sprint division of the QIPCO British Champions Series.
Ile De Re Heads McCain One-Two in Chester Cup 09/05/12
Overturn failed to gain back-to-back victories in the StanJames.com Chester Cup, foiled by his stablemate Ile de Re (10-1) as trainer Donald McCain claimed a one-two.
Horse Racing Tips 08/05/12
Making money betting on horses is quite a daunting challenge for most beginners.
Homecoming Queen Blasts Home in QIPCO 1000 Guineas 06/05/12
Aidan O'Brien landed his second Classic of the weekend as Homecoming Queen sprang a 25-1 shock in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Camelot Fulfils Promise in 2000 Guineas 05/05/12
Camelot provided 18-year-old Joseph O’Brien with his first British Classic success when obliging as the 15/8 favourite in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
Al Kazeem Triumphs in Jockey Club Stakes 05/05/12
Trainer Roger Charlton was delighted with the performance of Al Kazeem when winning the Group Two Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes by four and a half lengths.
Cirrus Des Aigles Hacks up Again 29/04/12
The high-class 10-furlong performer, Cirrus des Aigles, continued where he had left off in Dubai, just weeks earlier, by putting up a tremendous performance to destroy smart opposition in landing the Group 1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp in facile fashion.
China Rock Takes Shock Gold Cup Victory 28/04/12
China Rock bounced back this week to take a surprise victory in thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup.
Lucky William Steps Up in Ryanair Novice Chase 27/04/12
After an impressive handicap success last time out, the Tom Cooper-trained Lucky William (4/1) made a successful step up in class to hold off Blackstairmountain to win the opening Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Chase.
Third Rabobank Champion Hurdle for Hurricane Fly 27/04/12
Hurricane Fly led home a 1-2-3 for trainer Willie Mullins when winning his third consecutive Grade 1 Rabobank Champion Hurdle but the 4/11 favourite was more workmanlike than majestic.
May's Blooms 27/04/12
So far this season I can't recall a duller start to a Flat turf season and here's hoping that Newmarket's terrific Guineas meeting really puts the show on the road and provides the first proper to clues to how the forthcoming season might unfold once the proper action gets under way at Headquarters.
Quevega Claims World Series Hurdle Hat-Trick 26/04/12
The brilliant mare Quevega (11/10 Fav) was saddled by Willie Mullins to win her third successive Ladbrokes.com World Series Hurdle under jockey Ruby Walsh.
Wide Open Punchestown Gold Cup Can Go The Way of Quel Esprit 23/04/12
Quel Esprit has every chance of going off as the favourite and he should go very close if he can reproduce the form he showed in the Hennessy which he won by 2 lengths from Roberto Goldback.
McCain Targets Rabobank Champion Hurdle with Overturn 20/04/12
he will take on the brilliant Hurricane Fly, winner of the two-mile showpiece for the past two years.
French Raiders On Course for Jockey Club Stakes 19/04/12
Mikel Delzangles will bid for further success on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile with Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden in the £100,000 Group Two Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club Stakes on Saturday, May 5.
Willie Mullins Shows Off Punchestown Team 19/04/12
Champion trainer Willie Mullins yesterday unveiled a star-studded team for next week’s Punchestown Festival at a media morning at his Bagenalstown stable in County Carlow.
Ruby’s Comeback Delayed Until Ayr 17/04/12
Top jockey Ruby Walsh should be fit to ride favourite Harry the Viking in Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday after announcing he would be back in action on Friday.
Sir Alex to Plunder Scottish Grand National 16/04/12
Sir Alex Ferguson is poised to come north in a bid to land another piece of top sporting silverware next month with the horse he part owns Harry The Viking a likely runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National.
Merigo Aims for Tartan Triumph 13/04/12
Course specialist Merigo bids to make it a tartan triumph in Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse for trainer Andrew Parker and owner Raymond Anderson Green.
Top Racing Advisor Aintree Sale 12/04/12
We have just heard news of a short term sale over at The Mathematician service to celebrate this weeks Aintree Festival.
Pixie Lott Performs at Ayr Racecourse 11/04/12
Singing sensation Pixie Lott will headline the STV Appeal Racenight at Ayr Racecourse on Friday June 22.
Camelot On Course for Seasonal Debut in Dante 04/04/12
The Group 2 Dante Stakes which takes place over ten furlongs at York on May 17th has consolidated its reputation as the leading Epsom Derby Trial with the announcement that this year's entry list which includes the current Epsom Derby favourite, Camelot.
Big Buck's After Record 17th Win in Liverpool Hurdle 03/04/12
Big Buck’s will attempt to create history when he chases his 17th consecutive victory in the £100,000 Grade One BCG Partners Liverpool Hurdle (2.00pm), the opening race at Aintree on Liverpool Day, Thursday, April 12, 2012, day one of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting.
Girl Power at Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup 03/04/12
North American stars Chantal Sutherland and Emma-Jayne Wilson will join Britain’s best female Flat jockey, Hayley Turner, to form the first ever female team at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday, August 11.
April's Spring Gems 02/04/12
The pulling power of Aintree's Grand National meeting remains as potent as ever and with the three-day Merseyside spectacular falling a week later than usual in the calendar year on account of a late Easter in 2012, racing gets under way at Aintree on April 12.
Brae Hill Hangs On for William Hill Lincoln Glory 31/03/12
Richard Fahey achieved a long-held ambition when finally landing the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster with Brae Hill.
Quito on Comeback Trail in Punchestown Gold Cup 29/03/12
Trainer Colm Murphy today confirmed that Quito De La Roque will bid to end his season on a high in the Grade One thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup on the second day of this year’s Irish National Hunt Festival, Wednesday, April 25.
Competition Fierce in Race to be Crowned 2012 Champion British Flat Jockey 27/03/12
Ryan Moore, Kieran Fallon, Richard Hughes and Silvestre Da Souza head the betting market for the 2012 Flat Jockey Championship all available to back around the 4/1 mark.
Premio Loco Steams to Winter Derby Prize 24/03/12
Premio Loco improved his great record on the all-weather by landing the Blue Square Winter Derby at Lingfield to make it six wins from 10 starts on an artificial surface.
QIPCO British Champions Series Rolls Out Sectional Timing 22/03/12
Following its successful deployment at the climax of last year’s inaugural QIPCO British Champions Series, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot, sectional timing from TurfTrax is to be rolled out across almost two-thirds of the 35 Series races in 2012.
How to Bet on Horses – Top 5 Basics 21/03/12
For newbies and advanced bettors alike, the best way to go about their horse racing wagers is to take advantage of the handicapping picks available at various online horse racing operations.
Punter Stakes £100,000 on Camelot to Win the 2000 Guineas 20/03/12
As the dust finally settles on this year’s Cheltenham Festival, punters are quickly turning their attention to the forthcoming flat season and one Betfred customer especially will be keeping a close eye on proceedings having struck a monster bet on the first classic of the season.
Jumping Clinics to Take Off at Newton Rigg College 16/03/12
Olympic eventer Jeanette Brakewell is hosting a series of jumping clinics at Newton Rigg College’s Equestrian Centre this spring.
Scottish National Target for Grimthorpe Winner Ikorodu Road
Matt Sheppard sent out one of the biggest winners of his training career when his Ikorodu Road just held on from leading John Smith's Grand National candidate Junior in a dramatic renewal of the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster.
Paintball Splatters Imperial Cup Rivals 10/03/12
Charlie Longsdon's most prolific season so far has now delivered a first major winner as a back-to-form Paintball ran away with the Paddy Power Imperial Cup at Sandown.
Big Two Swamp 1000 Guineas Entries 07/03/12
Trainer Aidan O'Brien and the Godolphin team dominate a cosmopolitan 70-strong entry for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6.
Hall Masters Rivals with Facile Kelso Victory 07/03/12
Nicky Henderson's Master Of The Hall was given a beautiful ride by champion jockey AP McCoy to take the totepool.com Premier Chase at Kelso in effortless fashion and place himself bang in the reckoning for the Grade 3 JLT Speciality Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival just ten days later.
BHA Announces Adjustments to Whip Rules 06/03/12
The revised rules governing use of the whip will be introduced today (Tuesday 6th March). While retaining the existing threshold for a rider’s use of the whip in both Flat and Jump races, in future stewards will be able to exercise discretion when reviewing a rider’s use of the whip throughout a race.
Punters' Diary - March Marvels 29/02/12
When March arrives and the milder weather becomes more of a norm, racing fans turn on the radio, pick up a paper, switch on the television and hardly a moment goes by without someone banging the drum for the four magical days of the Cheltenham Festival.
Nacarat Swoops in Racing Plus Chase 25/02/12
Nacarat continued his fine record at Kempton by taking the Racing Plus Chase for a second time.
Horse Racing – Types of Wagers 24/02/12
Betting on the horses and turning a profit is by no means an easy undertaking.
More Adjustments to BHA Whip Rules 22/02/12
At their Board meeting yesterday the Directors of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) approved a proposal for a fundamental change to the rules governing use of the whip, together with revisions to the existing penalty structure.
Long Run Made to Work for Win 21/02/12
Long Run was made to work hard in his final preparation run before his defence of his Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival next month but survived a mini scare to win by under a length.
Riverside Theatre Set to Make Return in Ascot Chase 18/02/12
The Nicky Henderson trained Riverside Theatre made the perfect return to action as he landed back-to-back runnings of the Betfair Ascot Chase.
Riverside Theatre Set to Make Return in Ascot Chase 16/02/12
The Nicky Henderson trained Riverside Theatre makes his eagerly awaited return to racing at Ascot this weekend where it is hoped he can defend his Grade One Ascot Chase crown.
Penitent Aiming to Regain William Hill Lincoln Crown 16/02/12
Weights for the £100,000 William Hill Lincoln, the first major race of the Flat turf season which will be run over the straight mile at Doncaster on Saturday, March 31, were revealed yesterday.
According to Jefferson Pete Bids for Grand National 13/02/12
Malcolm Jefferson, whose King Fontaine ran well for a long way in last season’s John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree, is looking forward to running his bang in-form According to Pete in this year’s renewal of the Aintree spectacular.
Quel Esprit Takes Irish Hennessy Gold 12/02/12
Willie Mullins gained his eighth triumph in the Hennessy Gold Cup with Quel Esprit, who made virtually all the running, bagging the big race at Leopardstown.
So You Think Set For Dubai World Cup Tilt 10/02/12
Although still a few weeks away, the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup, is still attracting plenty of antepost interest, with the Aiden O’Brien trained globetrotter, So You Think, at the center of attention.
Gold Cup Hopes Synchronised and Quito to Clash in Irish Hennessey 09/02/12
Fingers are firmly crossed that the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Synchronised will come through his final gallop and be allowed to travel to Ireland for a rematch with local star Quito de La Roque in the eagerly anticipated Irish Hennessey Gold Cup.
97 for William Hill Lincoln 09/02/12
The £100,000 William Hill Lincoln is the first major race of the Flat turf season and the 2012 renewal of the famous heritage handicap, which takes place over the straight mile at Doncaster on Saturday, March 31, has attracted 97 entries.
Ladbrokes Extend St Leger Sponsorship 08/02/12
Doncaster Racecourse and Arena Leisure have announced that Ladbrokes, sponsors of the Ladbrokes St Leger and the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival since 2005, have extended their sponsorship for a further three years.
Zarkandar 3/1 Favourite for Betfair Hurdle 07/02/12
Zarkandar heads the market for Saturday’s Betfair Hurdle at Newbury after a total of 24 horses were left in the race at the latest declaration stage.
Chase Bursts Back into Gold Cup Reckoning 03/02/12
Midnight Chase once again showed his liking for the undulating Prestbury track by putting up a tremendous performance to beat smart opposition in the Argento Chase.
Mr Moonshine Looking to Bounce Back in Townton 01/02/12
Mr Moonshine, who looked a chaser to follow after two runaway successes at Carlisle and Haydock earlier in the season, is an intended runner in the totepool.com Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby this Saturday.
Synchronised Reloads for Another Leopardstown Strike 31/01/12
The Jonjo O'Neill-trained Synchronised is the 2-1 favourite for next month's Irish Hennessy Gold Cup, ahead of Quel Esprit and Quito De La Roque, both 9-2, in Coral's opening show on the Leopardstown showpiece.
BetVictor Raceday at Ayr Racecourse 31/01/12
Ayr Racecourse stages its fourth meeting of the New Year on Monday 6th February with the BetVictor Raceday featuring seven races.
Grumeti Awarded Victory in Triumph Hurdle Trial 28/01/12
Grumeti was awarded victory in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham after a lengthy stewards' inquiry into the battle with Pearl Swan after the final flight.
Midnight Chase Strikes Argento Gold 28/01/12
Midnight Chase produced a supreme round of front running to take the Argento Chase at Cheltenham.
Big Buck's Marches On In Cleeve Hurdle 28/01/12
Big Buck's inexerable march on the road to compiling the longest winning streak for a jumper in modern times continued in imperious fashion when winning the Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Calgary Class Prevails in Sky Bet Chase 28/01/12
Calgary Bay gave Henrietta Knight her second big winner in seven days when carrying a welter burden to victory in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster.
Time For Rupert to Shine on Festival Trials Day 24/01/12
Trainer Paul Webber is hoping for a good run from his promising second season chaser Time For Rupert, when he returns to Cheltenham for the £100,000 Grade Two Argento Chase (2.35pm) on Festival Trials Day, this Saturday, January 28.
Another Handicap Hike for SkyBet Chase Hope Julio 20/01/12
Alan King's rapidly progressive staying handicap chaser Hold On Julio heads the ante-post market for the SkyBet Chase at Doncaster on January 28 despite having been handed an 11lb rise in the weights following his latest impressive win at Sandown.
Fruity O’Rooney Set for Sky Bet Chase Glory 19/01/12
Heading the weights for the £75,000 Listed Sky Bet Chase, staged at Doncaster on Saturday, January 28, are Mad Max, who could have his first start for Neil Mulholland, and the David Pipe-trained I’msingingtheblues.
Horse Racing Handicapping – the Importance of Medication and Trainer/Jockey Changes 18/01/12
Handicapping horse racing is much more complicated than most beginners will ever get to realize. There are just so many variables, it’s almost humanly impossible to factor them all in, yet that is exactly what a good handicapper has to at least attempt to do.
Hurricane Bang on Course for Leopardstown Return 16/01/12
Willie Mullins expects to give his star performer Hurricane Fly two more pieces of solid work before returning the 2011 Stan James Champion Hurdle winner to competitive action in the Grade 1 Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on January 29.
Star Filly Blue Bunting Getting Set for Dubai 11/01/12
Last season’s outstanding British-trained middle-distance three-year-old filly Blue Bunting looks set to take her chance at the Dubai Carnival meeting in March after her trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni confirmed the triple Group 1 winner is an intended runner in the Dubai Sheema Classic on World Cup night.
World Thoroughbred Rankings 2011 11/01/12
The global horseracing year 2011 will be remembered as an exceptional year marked by two truly outstanding performers in the British trained three year old miler colt Frankel and the older Australian sprinting mare Black Caviar.
A Dozen for the Victor Chandler Chase 05/01/12
The prestigious £105,000 25th Anniversary Of The Victor Chandler Chase, one of Ascot’s premier jump races, is sponsored by Victor Chandler for the 25th consecutive year in 2012. This year’s race, which takes place over two miles and a furlong on Saturday, January 21, has attracted 12 top-notch entries.
Racing Abandoned at Ayr 03/01/12
Racing at Ayr today has been abandoned on health and safety grounds because there was no working PA system at the track.
Racing Goes Ahead at Ayr 02/01/12
The opening day of the two day Victor Chandler New Year Festival at Ayr Racecourse goes ahead today after the course passed an early morning inspection.