Five Horses to Oppose at the Cheltenham Festival 06/03/14
Winner finding at the Cheltenham Festival is no easy task so with that in mind there may be some mileage in laying a few favourites who I think are vulnerable across the four days next week.
Comer Group to Boost Irish St Leger Pot 26/02/14
The Comer Group will sponsor the Irish St Leger for the next three years.
Boodles Leading Jockey Award 19/02/14
This year’s Leading Jockey Award at The Festival will be sponsored by the London jeweller Boodles.
Terry Biddlecombe Honoured at Cheltenham 17/02/14
This year’s National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival will be run in honour of the late Terry Biddlecombe. The four-mile contest takes place on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 11.
Certify Returns in Style at Meydan 06/02/14
Certify, one of the top two-year-olds of 2012 when trained by the now disgraced Mahmood Al Zarooni, made a successful return to the racetrack at Meydan in late-January and looks set to re-establish herself as one of the top international fillies in the coming season.
Forget Horses for Courses, Let’s Look at Jockey Records 01/02/14
Twiston-Davies’s Positivity on Big Buck’s was a Negative 28/01/14
Paying attention to jockey’s strike-rates at a particular track is more important than studying their overall performance.
Paul Nicholls has issued a strong defence of the ride that Big Buck’s received in the Cleeve Hurdle when he was third at Cheltenham on January 25.
William Buick - Ready to be a Champion? 27/01/14
Buick is still waiting for the big win that will set him apart as a great jockey, and he always seems to find a way of avoiding the top step of the podium at major events.
How to Be Safe While in An Online Casino 24/01/14
In order to be safe, you must take certain precautions when you set out to to play online casino games.
The Basics of Successful Horse Racing Betting 21/01/14
Betting on the horses has been running out of steam lately, and there are a number of pretty solid reasons behind the loss of popularity of the vertical.
St Nicholas Abbey Loses His Battle 14/01/14
Coolmore has confirmed that St Nicholas Abbey, Aidan O'Brien's triple Coronation Cup hero, died on Tuesday morning, 14th January 2014.
Binocular, 2010 Champion Hurdle Winner, Has Retired 13/12/13
Champion trainer, Nicky Henderson, has announced that the popular hurdler, Binocular, winner of the 2010 Champion Hurdle, has been retired after being found to be suffering from a heart condition.
Rating the Jockeys – The Truly Tricky Part of Horse Racing Handicapping 09/12/13
The jockey obviously has a role in the long- and short-term success of a horse, but it is obvious, even to a layman, that this role is rather limited.
December Gems 01/12/13
December's terrific jumps action has much to commend it and as long as the winter weather stays in its box and leaves the jumping alone, the month's tasty fare is book-ended by two championship races that seem sure to bring out the very best in National Hunt racing.
French Stars Lined Up to Raid The International at Cheltenham 28/11/13
High-profile French challengers Gemix and Seabreeze d’Ho intend to test their Cheltenham Festival credentials in two of the feature hurdle races on the second day of The International, Saturday, December 14, at the Home of Jump Racing.
Rolling Star Back On Track After Haydock Win 25/11/13
Nicky Henderson saw his Rolling Star bouncing back to form with a very pleasing effort in the Read Nicholls and McCain Exclusively on Betfair Hurdle at Haydock.
December Gold Cup Next Target for Johns Spirit 18/11/13
A 10lb rise in the weights was not enough to stop the much improved Johns Spirit from landing the biggest prize of his career as he galloped away with the showcase Grade 3 Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham on November 16.
Angus McNae's Flat Season Review 08/11/13
Drugs, sectionals, the French and two jockeys with contrasting fortunes.
Tanya's Flat Season Review 08/11/13
The 2013 Flat season had one defining moment to which I will be forever thankful that I was there to witness it live.
From the Sport of the People to the Sport of Kings 04/11/13
What could be a better career choice for an ex professional footballer who was at the top of his game for many years and now has a nice pile of cash to show for it than horse racing?
November's Jewels 01/11/13
November's jumps action sounds a familiar note with the Charlie Hall Chase on the 2nd of the month ushering in the start of the National Hunt season proper.
Everything to Play for in Cartier Racing Awards Following Autumn Highlights 23/10/13
Al Kazeem and Sky Lantern remain at the top of the points' standings for the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award with 148 apiece, but notable performances over recent weeks have thrown the race for top honours wide open in European horseracing's equivalent of the Oscars.
Will Victory go to the Queen? 18/10/13
In most cases, when we refer to ‘sporting royalty’, we’re talking about the likes of the unstoppable Serena Williams, the superhuman Usain Bolt, the majestic Messi… in the world of horseracing and equestrianism however, the term can sometimes be taken altogether more literally.
Kumbeshwar Among Strong King Team for The Showcase 16/10/13
Trainer Alan King looks set to be well represented at The Showcase this weekend, with five horses in the frame for the opening meeting of Cheltenham’s season on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.
Festival Winners Set for Cheltenham Return at The Showcase 14/10/13
Day Two of the Showcase on Saturday, October 19, features an excellent seven-race card headed by a pair of £50,000 handicap chases that could see Festival heroes Oiseau de Nuit, Finger Onthe Pulse and Balthazar King return to Cheltenham.
Racing Returns to Cheltenham with The Showcase 11/10/13
The new season at Cheltenham starts with The Showcase on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 and Hampshire trainer Emma Lavelle is targeting the two days of exciting action at the Home of Jump Racing.
Treve the Rising Star in Cartier Standings 11/10/13
Sky Lantern has bridged the gap on Al Kazeem in the race for the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award, with the pair tied on 148 points, after annexing her third Group One of the season in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on September 28.
Five Youngsters Tipped to Make An Impression Ahead of the New National Hunt Season 09/10/13
With the new National Hunt season just around the corner, it's around this time that racing fans look at which horses and stables can make an impression over obstacles over the coming months.
World’s Biggest Race Horse Owner in Illegal Drug Veterinary Scandal 09/10/13
One of the world’s richest men and the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates is under investigation this week after illegal equine drugs were seized from an incoming flight from Dubai.
Top Horse Treve Triumphs in the 92nd Arc at Longchamp 07/10/13
This weekend has been a racing junkie’s dream come true, with 17 fine horse-races spread over a span of 2 days in sun-dappled Paris, and telecast in over 30 countries all over the world.
Autumn's Fruits 01/10/13
The first Sunday in October means a not-to-miss date in the diary for all racing fans as Paris in the autumn heralds the arrival of the magisterial Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 6.
All Set for The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse 01/10/13
Jump racing is just around the corner and the biggest race meeting this side of Christmas, The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse, will see a six per cent increase in prize money over the three days, with a record £743,000 on offer.
Could Commander become Oldest National Winner of Modern Era? 27/09/13
Not since Sergeant Murphy way back in 1924 has a 13-year-old chaser landed the world's greatest steeplechase, the Aintree Grand National, but there is a fair chance that the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Imperial Commander might have a crack at breaking that hoodoo in the 2014 renewal.
Juveniles Take Centre Stage At Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting 26/09/13
Festivities hot up on Friday afternoon as the juveniles propel on to the scene and there’s a mouth-watering clash between Clive Brittain’s Rizeena and Saeed Bin Suroor’s Ihtimal in the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile.
British and Irish Raiders On Arc Trail 25/09/13
This year, the British and Irish challenge doesn't look as strong as it has in recent years and only a handful of entries will try to end the three year wait for a cross-channel victory, with Workforce the last one to return with the €2.8m first prize in 2010.
In for the Big One 24/09/13
There are some gamblers who love following the races and placing series of small bets all the time. Others prefer to just go for a bet that could win them a life-changing amount of money and one way you could have a go at that would be with an all-win accumulator on a big event like the Melbourne Cup or the Cheltenham Festival.
British Horseracing Authority Throws Wrench into Great Leighs Reopening Plans - Again 24/09/13
This June, the Great Leighs racecourse was on the receiving end of a major blow from the British Horseracing Authority, which essentially rejected its bid for fixtures in 2014. The blow was indeed a huge one, generating an angry and disappointed response on the part of the Great Leighs management.
Our Jonathan Can Stage an Ayr Gold Cup Repeat 21/09/13
Tackling a sprint handicap like the Ayr Gold Cup is a huge task. How do you collate all those form lines? Let’s keep it simple and go for a well-handicapped horse, who has won the race before and is 33/1 with Coral for this year’s race.
Kizuna’s Arc Trial Performance Should be Marked Up 18/09/13
The Prix De l'Arc De Triomphe picture is complete. The trials at Longchamp on Sunday concluded the build-up to the big race and now debate will rage about which horse is most likely to win. Let’s have a look at the evidence from Sunday and then consider some other likely candidates.
Al Kazeem Continues to Lead Cartier Horse Of The Year Standings 18/09/13
Al Kazeem continues to lead on points the race for the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award and Cartier Older Horse Award despite defeats in the Juddmonte International at York in August and the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes on September 7.
Wet At The Races? 17/09/13
Have you ever been to a big racing meet? Whether it’s a huge annual event like the Grand National or a local event to you, you’ll find that it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be.
The Melbourne Cup 16/09/13
It’s surprising how few people in the UK realise just what a huge event the Melbourne Cup is. Everyone’s heard of it – but only racing fans realise just what an enormous event this is down-under, and even then a few racing fans still underestimate it.
Leading Light Eluminates Ladbrokes St Leger 14/09/13
Leading Light was the star of the show at Doncaster this afternoon as he banished the memory of Camelot twelve months earlier to land this year’s Ladbrokes St Leger for Ballydoyle.
Outstrip Dominant in Champagne Stakes 14/09/13
Outstrip won the seven-furlong Group Two At The Races Champagne Stakes, the opening race at Doncaster on Ladbrokes St Leger Day, in great style, scoring by three lengths eased down by Mickael Barzalona.
Viztoria Back to Best in OLBG Park Stakes 14/09/13
Viztoria bounced back from a disappointing run in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot with an authoritative victory in the OLBG Park Stakes at Doncaster this afternoon.
Morning Post Delivers 2 Year Old Shock 12/09/13
100-1 shot Morning Post won the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance £300,000 2-Y-O Stakes to the accompaniment of a deafening silence from the assembled throng within the Doncaster grandstand.
Plenty of European Raiders Remain On Course for Melbourne Cup Bid 05/09/13
Mount Athos and Brown Panther are just a brace of star European entries that are set to head Down Under to compete in the Melbourne Cup on November 5th as they look to etch their name in the illustrious roll of honour for the "Race That Stops A Nation".
Doyle Intelligence Sealed the Deal but Could Trigger Musical Chairs 30/08/13
Khalid Abdullah recognizes an up and coming talent when he spies one. Perhaps Prince Khalid subscribes to the John Whitley jockey ratings because if he does then James Doyle would have been high on wish list. This still does not tell us why he wanted Doyle, or indeed why he wanted a retained jockey at all.
Robbie Savage Star Attraction at Ayr Gold Cup Festival 30/08/13
Footballer-turned-television pundit Robbie Savage is to make two guest appearances at the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival at Ayr Racecourse next month.
Sectional analysis: Here’s four from York for you and one at 33-1 28/08/13
In his book Modern Pace Handicapping Tom Brohamer introduced the idea that every thoroughbred race contains races within it. In effect each race is made up of different sections, which can be analysed as separate entities to the whole. Importantly they can also be evaluated by the clock.
Tighter at the Top for Cartier Horse of the Year Award 28/08/13
The Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood last month appeared one of the defining races of 2013 when Toronado (70 points) swooped late to beat Dawn Approach (112) but both three-year-olds have been beaten since, meaning the race for the Cartier Horse Of The Year title has become much more open.
Crabbie's to Sponsor Grand National 28/08/13
Crabbie’s, the UK’s number one selling Alcoholic Ginger Beer, was unveiled today as the new official title sponsor of the Grand National and Grand National Festival at Aintree. The three-year deal between Crabbie’s and Aintree will see the world’s most famous steeplechase run for a £1 million purse for the first time.
Rex Impresses Despite York Defeat 27/08/13
William Haggas’ Rex Imperator managed to enhance his growing reputation among racing fans despite losing out to Sirius Prospect in a dramatic renewal of the listed Betfred City of York Stakes on the final day of the Ebor Festival at York.
Sectional analysis: Trading went hell for Leather 24/08/13
What are we to make of the Judmmonte International? Declaration Of War ran a faster time than Frankel did in the same race by 0.85 seconds but this means absolutely nothing.
Abbey Looks on the Road to Recovery 14/08/13
The news that star middle distance performer, St Nicholas Abbey, appears to be on the road to recovery after sustaining a badly broken leg comes as a relief to his many fans in the racing world.
Europe Romp to Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Victory 10/08/13
Gerald Mosse captained the Europe team to a decisive victory in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot, took the Silver Saddle for being leading rider of the competition and also received the ride of the day accolade.
Three Simple Lessons from the Glorious Goodwood Sectionals 03/08/13
Angus McNae takes a look at the Turftrax sectional times at Glorious Goodwood and takes the guess work out of post-race analysis.
Three-Year-Olds Versus Older Horses for Cartier Horse of the Year 07/08/13
The latest Duel on the Downs came to fruition in a big way at Goodwood on July 31 when the Group One QIPCO Sussex Stakes, the highlight of Glorious Goodwood, saw Toronado swoop late and wide under a perfect Richard Hughes ride to beat Dawn Approach.
First Furlong Crucial to Sussex Outcome 31/07/13
The sectional times courtesy of Turftrax were very interesting as regards Wednesday's Sussex Stakes. It looked to be a strongly run race and the numbers confirm that to be the case. Within that framework there are some revealing observations to be drawn.
McCain Planning Another National Win 24/07/13
Donald McCain could be aiming his talented seven-year old, Super Duty, at the 2014 Grand National this season, a race his family name is steeped in history in.
Goldie Considering Ambitious Ascot-Goodwood Double 22/07/13
Last year's Stewards' Cup hero Hawkeyethenoo is on course to defend his crown with trainer Jim Goldie eyeing another major prize at Ascot this weekend en route to the famous six-furlong heritage handicap at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, August 3.
Lee Westwood's Hoof It Handed Stewards' Cup Target after York Return 19/07/13
Hoof It, owned by leading golfer Lee Westwood and his agent Chubby Chandler, will bid for a repeat victory in the £100,000 Stewards' Cup on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3.
£45m Cheltenham Racecourse Development Project Achieves Planning Consent 19/07/13
Cheltenham Borough Council last night gave planning consent to The Jockey Club's proposed £45 million development project at its flagship Cheltenham Racecourse.
Bolger Hoping Trading Leather is up to King George Challenge at Ascot 18/07/13
Trading Leather is on course for a tilt at Ascot’s midsummer highlight, the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes over a mile and a half on Saturday, July 27.
Hat-Trick Seeking Harrison George on Target for Stewards' Cup 17/07/13
Harrison George will be chasing a hat-trick when he lines up in the £100,000 Stewards' Cup over six furlongs on the final day of Glorious Goodwood, Saturday, August 3.
Sky Lantern Heads Cartier Horse Of The Year Standings Despite Newmarket Defeat 17/07/13
Newmarket's three-day Piper-Heidsieck July Festival and the Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown have had a major impact on the standings for the 2013 Cartier Racing Awards.
Novellist Aiming for Another German Fairytale in King George
Following the historic success of Danedream 12 months ago, there is another strong German challenge for the £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Novellist on course for the midsummer highlight at Ascot on Saturday, July 27.
Horse Racing Handicapping – Essential Factors 16/07/13
Connoisseurs know that handicapping is one of the most intimidating aspects of horse racing wagering.
Fragile Beshabar has 2014 Grand National Target 16/07/13
Fans of the 2011 Scottish Grand National hero, Beshabar, will be hoping that 2014 is a luckier year than the previous two for the talented stayer who has been plagued by injuries since his finest hour.
Race Specialist, Cappa Bleu, Set for Another Grand National Spin 10/07/13
The old adage of ‘horses for courses’ never rang truer than in the case of the Evan Williams-trained stayer, Cappa Bleu, who once again ran a tremendous race at Aintree in April to finish runner-up in the John Smith’s Grand National.
Baker Hoping Humidor Can Rise to Stewards’ Cup Challenge 10/07/13
Fresh from a first Royal Ascot success, trainer George Baker is eyeing another major landmark with Humidor (9st 4lb) in the £100,000 Stewards’ Cup at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, August 3.
Cox Considering Betfred Mile Options at Glorious Goodwood 10/07/13
Weights are revealed today for the £130,000 Betfred Mile, the feature race on day four of Glorious Goodwood, Friday, August 2.
Newmarket Ready for Exciting July Festival Meeting 10/07/13
The July Festival at Newmarket is always one of the highlights of flat racing's summer period and this year’s meeting, which runs from Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th, shouldn't disappoint.
All Six Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Races Live on Channel 4
Following last month's showcase of all 30 Royal Ascot races live on Channel 4, racing's sole broadcaster has agreed full coverage of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup across their media platforms.
Juveniles Begin to Make Their Mark on Flat Season 02/07/13
We take a look at some of the two-year-olds who have caught our eye so far in 2013 and are worthwhile following through the summer and in to the key two year old champion races in the Autumn.
July's Summer Feast of Racing
It's a case of seconds out and round two as the first three home in last month's Prince of Wales's Stakes meet again in the Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 6.
Leading National Hunt Names Look to Continue Where They Left Off at Ascot in Northumberland Plate 27/06/13
National Hunt trainers have long had a foray into the flat racing scene and Nicky Henderson and Jonjo O’Neill both managed to stamp their authority on Royal Ascot last week.
Fabulous Royal Ascot Shakes Up Standings for Cartier Racing Awards 27/06/13
Royal Ascot offers a fabulous week of the world’s best Flat racing and the 2013 renewal, which took place from Tuesday, June 18 through to Saturday, June 22, provided some outstanding performances that will live long in the memory.
Kingdom Remains a Class Act Despite Ascot Flop 21/06/13
An attempt to win the Queen Anne Stakes, on the opening day of Royal Ascot, all went horribly wrong for the Graham Motion-trained Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom.
International Challengers Morning & Press Conference 14/06/13
Animal Kingdom, trained in America by Graham Motion, has won two of the world’s major races – the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup – and is now aiming to succeed at Royal Ascot next week.
It is Cecil the Man Who Stands Apart 13/06/13
I will miss Sir Henry Cecil, not because he was a superb racehorse trainer who instinctively knew how to train the thoroughbred but because he was a man whose strength of character set him apart.
Mince Back on Royal Ascot Menu 12/06/13
The King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot next week could still be on the cards for Mince, despite suffering a surprise defeat last time out.
Sir Henry Cecil Tribute 11/06/13
Legendary racehorse trainer Sir Henry Cecil died on Tuesday, 11th June 2013, at the age of 70 following a long battle with stomach cancer.
Wohler Lines Up Ascot Foray 11/06/13
Trainer Andreas Wohler is heading to Royal Ascot with a couple of outside chances, fresh from breaking new ground by saddling Germany's first runner in this year's Investec Derby.
Ballydoyle Announces Ascot Plans 10/06/13
Aidan O’Brien has announced running plans for some of the top Ballydoyle prospects at Royal Ascot 2013.
Magician to Perform at Royal Ascot 10/06/13
Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Magician is a likely runner in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Pink Team Praying for Royal Ascot Rain 07/06/13
Newmarket trainer Chris Wall would welcome a break in the current dry weather to enable Intense Pink to run at Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot: A Horse Racing Spectacle Like No Other 06/06/13
Quite simply, Royal Ascot is a unique event in the horse racing calendar. There is nothing else quite like the enthralling mixture of racing excellence and style that this annual gathering brings.
Race for 2013 Cartier Racing Awards Underway 06/06/13
Sajjhaa leads the way in the first standings issued for the 2013 Cartier Racing Awards after recording four victories from five stars this year.
Royal Ascot Target for Flying Thistle Bird 06/06/13
Roger Charlton has his string in fine form ahead of the forthcoming Royal Ascot fixture, and he will be hoping his good run continues as Thistle Bird bids for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
Number Theory Going for Gold 06/06/13
John Holt's Number Theory will head for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after his fine effort in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown on May 30.
Royal Ascot Not in Telescope's Sights 05/06/13
Telescope will not make an appearance at Ascot 2013, Sir Michael Stoute deciding to keep him back for later in the season. Greatwood is now set to be Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's only representative at the Royal meeting.
Royal Ascot Redemption Aim for Banoffee 04/06/13
Banoffee passed the post well beaten in seventh place in the Investec Oaks at Epsom, but could aim to repair her reputation in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20.
Royal Ascot Return on the Cards for Junior 03/06/13
The veteran Junior is set to make an appearance at Royal Ascot 2013 in either the Ascot Stakes on Tuesday June 18, or the Queen Alexandra Stakes on Saturday June 22.
June's Top Action 31/05/13
Every Flat racing fan knows that Epsom's idiosyncrasies remain a key part of the course's unique appeal yet year after year they continue to unsettle even the smartest of horses but in time-honoured fashion, the Epsom Derby is almost always won by the very best horse.
Say Each-Way is the Call for The Oaks 31/05/13
In my opinion Secret Gesture is a very solid favourite for the Investec Oaks, but was the Lingfield Oaks trial her big day?
Vintage Investec Derby in Prospect 27/05/13
The 234th running of the Investec Derby, the most famous Classic of all, has 15 contenders going forward after today's £75,000 supplementary entry and five-day confirmation stages.
The Absolute Beginners Guide to Betting on the Nags! 20/05/13
Are you one those of people who promise yourself every year that you are going to get to hang of betting on horses at the races? Don’t know your odds from your accumulators, well let’s figure it out. Derby Day is coming up on the 1st June 2013 so let’s get up to speed.
Unbeaten Dawn Approach Among 24 Remaining in Investec Derby 17/05/13
The unbeaten Dawn Approach features in 24 colts going forward in the 2013 Investec Derby, the premier Classic run at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1.
Cocked Hat Option for Progressive Spillway 15/05/13
Goodwood plays host to the exciting May Festival of horseracing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 23, 24 and 25.
Burke Hoping Libertarian Can Bounce Back in Dante 15/05/13
The Group Two Betfred Dante Stakes at York is always an informative trial for the Investec Derby, the premier British Classic which is staged at Epsom Downs on June 1.
Look Towards Thursday's Dante Stakes for Late Derby Clues 14/05/13
The Dante Stakes is synonymous with unearthing Epsom Derby candidates and a cursory scan of the illustrious roll of honour emphasises the Group Two’s ability to produce Classic winners.
Style Reigns in French 2000 Guineas 13/05/13
The Group 1 Poule d’Essai de Poulains – the French 2000 Guineas – went the way of the impressive Nicholas Clement-trained Style Vendome who may now be destined for a trip to Royal Ascot next month for the St James’s Palace Stakes.
Rosie Napravnik Amongst International Stars in Shergar Cup
Rosie Napravnik, one of North America’s leading jockeys, and Lisa Allpress, the best female jockey that New Zealand has ever produced, will join Britain’s best, Hayley Turner (Captain), in the Girls Team for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday 10 August.
Epsom Derby Can Provide New Dawn for Godolphin 07/05/13
The dust may have settled on a busy weekend at Newmarket but what exactly have we learnt from the first two classics of the season in the Rowley Mile?
Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’ Target for La Fortunata 01/05/13
A total of 59 entries have been received for the £100,000 Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’, run over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 1.
Moonstone Magic Aiming to Conquer at Goodwood 30/04/13
Goodwood Racecourse welcomes in the new season on Opening Saturday, May 4, with a pair of Listed races for fillies and mares as the highlights of a classy seven-race card.
Al Zarooni Case May Just be the Beginning 27/04/13
Mahmood Al Zarooni has rightly been given what is effectively a career-ending disqualification after overseeing the administration of anabolic steroids to 15 horses in his care.
Exciting Bet365 Gold Cup Chase to Bring Down National Hunt Curtain 26/04/13
This weekend sees a thrilling National Hunt season come to an end with the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown promising to be a fitting finale.
Punter's Diary - May Blossoms 25/04/13
The first proper turf Flat action takes place at Newmarket for the Guineas meeting on the first weekend of the month.
A Dozen Nations Come Together in Royal Ascot Group One Entries 25/04/13
Exciting global entries have been revealed for the seven Group One races run this year at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 18 to Saturday, June 22 inclusive.
Racing Returns to Goodwood on Saturday, May 4 23/04/13
Goodwood Racecourse stages its first fixture of the new Flat season on Opening Saturday, May 4. The seven-race card is headlined by £40,000 Listed Betfred The Bonus King EBF Daisy Warwick Stakes and the £40,000 Listed Betfred Mobile Casino British Stallion Studs EBF Conqueror Stakes.
Horse Racing Basics – Parlay Betting 23/04/13
The immediate goal of every horse racing bettor is to establish an edge. The significance of this edge can never be overstated. Only its existence you can give any sort of meaning to the entire activity.
King of the Coral Scottish Grand National 20/04/13
Alan King was the proudest man at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday when Godsmejudge crossed the line a four length winner of the Coral Scottish Grand National.
Mares to the Fore on Day Two of April Meeting 17/04/13
The April Meeting at Cheltenham concludes tomorrow (April 18) with a cracking eight-race card in which three Listed contests for mares take centre stage.
Trainer Alan Bailey Could Have First Runner in Investec Derby 16/04/13
The British Flat season steps up a gear this week with plenty of Classic clues on display in the trials taking place at Newmarket and Newbury.
Battle Of Marengo Shortened for Derby Victory After Ballysax Win 16/04/13
A brief scan down the illustrious roll of honour of Leopardstown’s Ballysax Stakes immediately highlights that it is definitely a race that can provide clues for the forthcoming classics, especially when the winner is trained by Aidan O'Brien.
Honeyball Trio on Course for Cheltenham Listed Contests 16/04/13
Trainer Anthony Honeyball will be doubly represented by Maries Des Anges and Jackies Solitaire in the £25,000 Listed EBF/Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Mares’ Novices’ Chase Finale at Cheltenham on Thursday, April 18.
Godolphin May be Counting on Number as Main Derby Contender
It could well transpire that from a host of entries into the Group 1 Investec Derby, Godolphin’s Secret Number may prove to be the standard-bearer for the Dubaian team at Epsom.
Champion Court Lined Up for Cheltenham Run 12/04/13
Trainer Martin Keighley is hoping stable star Champion Court can get back to winning ways in the £50,000 Grade Two Macmillan Cancer Support Silver Trophy Limited Handicap Chase on Wednesday, April 17.
Can Aurora Land The Double? 12/04/13
The big players of jumps racing are heading north of the border on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April, for the 2013 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse.
Gigginstown Duo First Lieutenant and Sir Des Champs Both Going for Gold 11/04/13
First Lieutenant, an impressive winner of Aintree's Grade 1 Betfred Bowl on Friday, is likely to join Gigginstown House Stud's strong team in what promises to be a great renewal of the €150,000 the Bet Online With The Tote.com Punchestown Gold Cup at the Punchestown Festival on Wednesday, April 24.
Solwhit Scintillating in Liverpool Hurdle 06/04/13
World Hurdle hero Solwhit turned in another superb display in the hands of Paul Carberry to claim the John Smith's Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree.
Special Tiara Takes Maghull Novices' Chase 06/04/13
Bryan Cooper's great season continued as he guided Special Tiara to victory in the John Smith's Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.
Ubak Storms Home in Mersey Novices' Hurdle 06/04/13
Gary Moore's Ubak shed his maiden tag in some style by running out a surprise winner of the John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
At Fishers Cross Classy Winner of Sefton Hurdle 05/04/13
At Fishers Cross won his sixth race from as many starts this season with a brilliant performance in the John Smith's Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree, completing a double on the day for Tony McCoy and his retaining owner JP McManus after the victory of My Tent Or Yours.
Triolo D'Alene Wins Topham for Henderson 05/04/13
Triolo D'Alene held on to claim a thrilling John Smith's Topham Chase at Aintree for the red-hot combination of Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty.
Sprinter Sacre Sublime in Melling Chase 05/04/13
Sprinter Sacre put up yet another superb performance to win the John Smith's Melling Chase at Aintree.
Dynaste in Mildmay Stroll 05/04/13
Dynaste went one place better after his surprise defeat at the Cheltenham Festival with a smart display in the John Smith's Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree.
My Tent Or Yours Strolls Up in Top Novices' Hurdle 05/04/13
My Tent Or Yours bounced back from his Cheltenham Festival reverse with a scintillating display under Tony McCoy in the Rose Appeal Supports Alder Hey Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
Henderson Hoping Gold Can Bring Back National Crown 04/04/13
Nicky Henderson looks very much as though he is on his way to finally wrestling the National Hunt trainers’ championship away from Paul Nicholls, and a win for his lively outsider Roberto Goldback in Saturday’s feature John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree would just about seal the deal.
Tartan Snow Settles On Fox Hunters' Prize 04/04/13
Tartan Snow, a 100-1 chance, edged out Cool Friend in a thrilling finish to the John Smith's Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree.
Zarkandar Battles to Aintree Prize 04/04/13
Zarkandar rallied bravely to deny The New One in the John Smith's Aintree Hurdle.
First Lieutenant Takes Charge of Betred Bowl 04/04/13
Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant (7-2) went one better with a determined performance in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.
L'Unique Claims Matalan Prize 04/04/13
L'Unique (10-1) turned the form of the Adonis Hurdle on its head by giving Alan King a fourth victory in the Matalan Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree.
Punchestown Team Count Down Towards Best-Ever Festival
Punchestown Racecourse’s General Manager, Dick O’Sullivan, today looked forward to what could be one of the greatest-ever Irish National Hunt Festivals at the CountyKildare course.
Grand National Horses Can Go on to Make History 21/03/13
This year, the John Smith's Grand National Event will run from Thursday 4 April through Saturday 6 April. For three brilliant days, the atmosphere at Aintree Racecourse will be nothing short of electric as the excitement and suspense grows toward the start of the Grand National on the Saturday.
Donald McCain Hoping to be Triple-Handed in Grand National 20/03/13
Trainer Donald McCain has four entries still entered in the 2013 John Smith's Grand National and is hoping to have three runners.
Royal Ascot Prize Money Reaches £5 Million for the First Time
Prize money at Royal Ascot will be a record £5 million this year, representing an increase of £500,000 (11%) from 2012 and Ascot is delighted to announce that the Windsor Forest Stakes has been renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
Mad March Blooms 01/03/13
When the first days of March dawn and the gentler weather becomes more of a common feature, racing fans turn on the radio, pick up a paper, peer at the internet, switch on the television and hardly a moment goes by without someone banging the drum for the four magical days of the Cheltenham Festival.
Horse Racing Betting 01/03/13
A day out at the races is sure to be a glamorous affair; smart suits and stylish dresses, pimms and champagne and ending the day with pockets overflowing with all those winnings.
Horse Racing Tips 25/02/13
The popularity of horse racing betting has declined significantly in recent years. The reasons behind the phenomena are obvious: living in the age of instant gratification, most bettors, or rather would-be bettors find the system behind horse racing an extremely intricate and rather intimidating one.
Bowen Targets Grand National with Always Waining 22/02/13
Aintree specialist Always Waining remains on course for a tilt at the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 6, after making his seasonal return at Doncaster on Wednesday, February 20.
QTS Group to Sponsor Scottish Champion Hurdle 22/02/13
The QTS Group is the new sponsor of the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr Racecourse - the richest and most prestigious hurdle race in Scotland.
On His Own Now Clear Favourite for John Smith’s Grand National 21/02/13
The Willie Mullins-trained On His Own has advanced to market leader with most firms after putting up a tremendous performance on his first run over timber for nearly two years.
Ruby Sparkles in Build-up to Title Defence 19/02/13
Rock On Ruby, winner of last season’s Stan James Champion Hurdle, continues to please his trainer, Harry Fry, as he builds up to the defence of his hurdling crown on the opening day of the next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
Festival Glory Boost to Flourishing Career of Rebecca Curtis 14/02/13
Trainer Rebecca Curtis goes into the Cheltenham Festival hoping to build on her breakthrough success at last year's event with At Fishers Cross, the current favourite for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle.
Henderson Leads The Pack At The Festival 14/02/13
Trainer Nicky Henderson saddled a record seven winners at The Festival in 2012, taking his total successes at the meeting to 46.
Cheltenham Championship Contests Take Shape 13/02/13
There is now just under four weeks until The Festival 2013 gets underway and the countdown intensifies today with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for the five Grade One championship contests following the February 12 scratchings deadline.
John Smith's Grand National Opinions Of Trainers, Owners & The Handicapper at The Launch 13/02/13
The John's Smith's Grand National Launch took place in London on Tuesday, February 12, when the weights for the world's most famous chase, run at Aintree on April 6, were unveiled.
Bay Increasingly Likely to Target World Hurdle 12/02/13
The high-class and tremendously versatile old stager, Tidal Bay, looks increasingly likely to bid for the Grade 1 Ladbrokes World Hurdle at next month’s Cheltenham Festival, in preference to having another crack at the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Weights for John Smith's Grand National Revealed on Tuesday, February 12 08/02/13
The countdown to this year’s John Smith’s Grand National continues on Tuesday, February 12, when the annual launch is held in London and includes the eagerly-anticipated unveiling of the weights for the world’s greatest chase.
Nick Scholfield Inspired by First Cheltenham Festival Success 08/02/13
Since riding his first winner in an amateurs’ race at Newbury in 2006, Nick Scholfield has established himself as one of Jump racing’s brightest young talents and already has three high-profile rides to look forward to at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Champion Hurdle Trial Rerouted to Doncaster 01/02/13
There will be a Champion Hurdle trial at Doncaster on Monday, after the additional fixture's 2m½f Listed race attracted big names such as Darlan and Countrywide Flame.
Fab February Warmers- Punter's Diary 30/01/13
The bell sounds for February's jumps action with the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las on February 2. Most racing at the Welsh venue is of a humdrum nature but this is the one decent race that they hold all year.
Frankel The New Benchmark Of Equine Excellence 15/01/13
Sir Henry Cecil's colt was awarded a final mark of 140 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings after signing off his racing career unbeaten in 14 starts.
Commander Moves Another Step Closer to Racecourse Return
The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander has moved another step closer to his anticipated racecourse return in the Grade 2 Argento Chase at Cheltenham on January 26.
Horse Racing Bets 14/01/13
The popularity of horse racing has seen quite a dip in recent years. Although the reasons are numerous and some of them are rather intricate indeed, the most important factor is the perceived intricacy surrounding the various wager types that can be placed on individual races.
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.
Tizzard Hoping for Lively Start to Cheltenham’s Season at The Showcase 14/10/08
Trainer Colin Tizzard is looking forward to seeing his star chaser Joe Lively get the second season over fences off to a flying start in the £30,000 IG Index Chase (4.05pm), highlight of the first day’s racing at The Showcase on Friday, October 17.
Turnell Aiming Bible Lord at Showcase Glory 13/10/08
Trainer Andy Turnell is looking forward to seeing Bible Lord make a return to Cheltenham in the £50,000 Dick Francis “Silks” Handicap Chase (3.25pm), highlight of the second day of The Showcase on Saturday, October 18.
In-Form Lord Ryeford Pencilled In for the Showcase 13/10/08
Lord Ryeford has been in fantastic form this summer, so much so that trainer Tom George believes that his charge will be a force to reckon with in the £50,000 Dick Francis “Silks” Handicap Chase (3.25pm) at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 18.
Jump Jockeys to the Fore at Goodwood’s 2008 Season Finale 09/10/08
Jimmy McCarthy is looking forward to the rare thrill of riding around Goodwood’s unique contours in the Ucello II And Ubu III Trophy Handicap (2.00pm) over two miles on Sunday, October 12, the racecourse’s final fixture of the year.
Racing Returns to Wetherby with Spinal Research Charity Race Day 09/10/08
Wetherby stages its first fixture of the new season on Wednesday, October 15, when the Yorkshire course will be hosting its 18th annual Spinal Research Charity Day.
Cheltenham Announces New Running Order for The Festival 2009 07/10/08
At a media conference today, Cheltenham Racecourse announced some significant changes to the racing schedule for The Festival in 2009, which takes places from March 10 to 13.
Back-to-Back Cambridgeshire Victories for In-Form Gosden 04/10/08
The great run of John Gosden’s stable continued with a length win for Tazeez in the totesport.com Cambridgeshire, giving the Newmarket trainer his third win in the valuable handicap and his second in succession, having triumphed last year with Pipedreamer.
Difficult Donativum Finds Valuable Winning Ways After Being Gelded 04/10/08
Donativum, a 120,000gns son of Cadeaux Genereux, swooped late for victory in the inaugural Tattersalls Timeform Million, winning by half a length at 33/1.
Tiger the Perfect Tonic for Jarvis 04/10/08
Newmarket trainer Michael Jarvis was absent from The NatWest Rowley Mile today with a bout of flu, but he received the perfect tonic when Tiger Eye put in a superb front-running display to claim the inaugural running of the Timeform Tattersalls Fillies 800 over seven furlongs.
Guest Dreams of Guineas Success with Serious Attitude 03/10/08
Trainer Rae Guest returned to the Group One fold after an 11-year hiatus with a filly that no one wanted. Serious Attitude made a mockery of the 7,500 guineas she cost as a yearling when maintaining her unbeaten record in the 32Red.com Cheveley Park Stakes.
Second Group One Win for Talented Bushranger 03/10/08
Bushranger struck gold for Ireland with an impressive win in the Group 1 Shadwell Middle Park Stakes following up on his victory in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, scoring in a new two-year-old course record time of 1m 9.56s.
Ayr Racecourse Opens Doors to York Residents 01/10/08
Ayr Racecourse is bracing itself for a mini invasion next week after bosses offered York residents free entry to the Rockingham Stakes Raceday on Friday week (10th October).
Cheltenham Marks Mick Fitzgerald’s Retirement at The Showcase 30/09/08
The recent retirement of popular jockey Mick Fitzgerald will be marked on day two of The Showcase at Cheltenham, Saturday, October 18, when the card plays host to the £10,000 Mick Fitzgerald Novices’ Hurdle.
Desert Phantom Seeks Four-timer in Somerville Tattersall Stakes 30/09/08
Unbeaten Listed winner Desert Phantom seeks to secure a four-timer in the £60,000 Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday, October 2, the opening day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting.
Putra Set to Defend Unbeaten Record in Tattersalls Timeform Million 30/09/2008
The inaugural Tattersalls Timeform Million, with a guaranteed minimum prize fund of £1,000,000, has 27 horses remaining at the five-day stage.
The Cheka Seeks to Pocket the Tattersalls Timeform Million 25/09/08
Oxfordshire trainer Eve Johnson Houghton is eyeing a lucrative Newmarket double with her classy juvenile colt The Cheka, who could be aimed at both the Tattersalls Timeform Million and the Group One Darley Dewhurst Stakes.
Kalahari Gold Can Progress for Next Challenge at Newmarket 24/09/08
Two £100,000 Group Two contests on The NatWest Rowley Mile on Saturday, October 18, Champions’ Day, have both received tremendous entries.
Jewson Final the Plan for Vaughan’s Money 23/09/08
The £25,000 Jewson Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Final (3.30pm) on Friday, October 17, the first day of The Showcase, the two-day meeting that starts the season at Cheltenham, is the intended target for the Tim Vaughan-trained Option Money.
Salisbury Hoping For Another Classic Finale 22/09/08
Racegoers have one more chance to enjoy a thrilling afternoon of racing at Salisbury Racecourse this season when the popular Wiltshire venue stages its final fantastic fixture of 2008 on Wednesday, October 1.
Williams has Cheltenham in Mind for Butler 22/09/08
William Butler could be targeted at the extended two and a half mile £50,000 Dick Francis "Silks" Handicap Chase (2.50pm), the feature race on day two of The Showcase at Cheltenham on Saturday, October 18, according to trainer Evan Williams.
Ayr Heavy After Overnight Rain 16/09/08
Conditions at Ayr ahead of the John Smith’s Ayr Gold Cup Festival, which gets under way on Thursday 18th September, remained heavy after 15 mm of rain fell on Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Stoute Finally Gets His St Leger Win 13/09/08
Frankie Dettori improved his Ladbrokes St Leger tally to five wins and gave Sir Michael Stoute his first win in the race, the only British Classic to have eluded the trainer thus far, when steering Conduit to a scintillating three-length win.
Lady Deauville Raring To Go in Select Stakes 09/09/08
Goodwood is gearing up for another double-headed fixture this weekend with 14 races taking place over two days, Saturday, September 13, and, Sunday, September 14.
Fantastic Four Days at Doncaster for the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival 08/09/08
Four fantastic days of thrilling sport happen during the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster on Wednesday, September 10, to Saturday, September 13 inclusive.
Allegretto to Up the Tempo in National Express Doncaster Cup 05/09/08
Cheveley Park Stud’s stalwart stayer Allegretto is poised to attempt a family double in the £100,000 Group Two National Express Doncaster Cup at Doncaster on Friday, September 12, day three of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.
Ayr Racecourse For Sale
Ayr Racecourse and Western House Hotel have been put up for sale after the present owners decided it would be in the Racecourse’s best interests in order for the business to be taken to the next level.
Gravitation the Draw in The Goffs/DBS Park Hill Stakes 04/09/08
William Jarvis has his sights set on the £100,000 Group Two Goffs/DBS Park Hill Stakes for the three-year-old filly Gravitation, who heads to the extended mile and three quarters contest at Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival on Thursday, September 11, following a stirring victory at Glorious Goodwood.
Smart has Duo Able and Primed for £300,000 Doncaster Test 04/09/08
Able Master and Prime Mood are set to form a two-pronged assault on the lucrative Weatherbys Insurance £300,000 Two-Year-Old Stakes for North Yorkshire trainer Bryan Smart on day two of Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, Thursday, September 11.
Fahey Eyes a Champagne Victory with Master Noverre 02/09/08
Master Noverre heads to Doncaster on Saturday, September 13, the final day of the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival, with trainer Richard Fahey hoping the gelding can emulate his sire, Noverre, and claim victory in the £100,000 Group Two Keepmoat Champagne Stakes.
Paddy Power Gold Cup a Possible for Silverburn 27/08/08
Leading owner Paul Green has said that he would “very much like to have another crack at the Paddy Power Gold Cup” with Silverburn, although he has warned that the first big chase of the new jumps season at Cheltenham on Saturday, November 15, may come a bit soon for the Paul Nicholls-trained chaser.
New Grade Two Novices' Chase at Aintree in 2009 21/08/08
Aintree Racecourse is pleased to announce that it will be staging a new two-and-a-half mile novices’ chase at the 2009 John Smith’s Grand National Meeting.
17-Strong Entry for Historic Town Plate 18/07/08
The final act of the 2008 season on The July Course will see the 339th running of the Newmarket Town Plate, supported by Powters and Golding, take place after racing on Saturday, August 23.
Goodwood Specialist Dunelight Aiming for Celebration Success 14/08/08
Trainer Clive Cox is hoping that the recent spell of wet weather will come to an end so that Dunelight can land a blow in the £100,000 Group Two totesport.com Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Saturday, August 23, day one of the two-day August Bank Holiday Meeting.
Goffs Move Ireland’s Richest Race Day to Naas 13/08/08
The €3.2 million Goffs Million Races will be run next year at Naas, following the closure of the Curragh in mid 2009.
Gerald Mosse Double Seals Titles 09/08/08
Frenchman Gerald Mosse recorded a 21.5/1 double to clinch the Silver Saddle title, along with ensuring that his European team came out successful in the 2008 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.
Frankie Dettori Joins Great Britain Team for Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup! 05/08/08
Frankie Dettori, the Italian superstar of the British racing scene will be representing his adopted homeland in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.
Haydock Park is Blooming Marvellous 04/08/08
Haydock Park, the premier Flat and Jump racecourse in the UK has won a Certificate of Merit at the Belfast International Rose Trials.
Rod Fabricius Reflects on Glorious Goodwood 2008 02/08/08
Rod Fabricius, Goodwood’s Managing Director, expressed his satisfaction at the conclusion of a successful Glorious Goodwood 2008.
Haggas Gets One-Two in bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup 02/08/08
William Haggas saddled the first two home in the bluesquare.com Stewards’ Cup, when Conquest and Dane O’Neill just held off the fast-finishing King’s Apostle by a head.
Coolmore Success Continues in Blue Square Nassau Stakes 02/08/08
Glorious Goodwood 2008 just got even better for the Coolmore team as Halfway To Heaven benefited from a superb Johnny Murtagh ride to claim the £200,000 Group One Blue Square Nassau Stakes, to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a 17th Group One success of the year.
Game, Set and Match for Charlton in totesport Mile 01/08/08
Roger Charlton was delighted with Fifteen Love’s performance in landing the feature race on day four of Glorious Goodwood, the totesport Mile Heritage Handicap. It was the trainer’s second successive victory in the race, following on from Third Set last year.
So Easy for Yeats in Goodwood Cup 31/07/08
Yeats confirmed his standing as one of the greatest stayers of all
time as he waltzed to a flawless seven-length victory in the Group Two £100,000
Royal Bank Of Scotland Goodwood Cup.
Henrythenavigator On Course in BGC Sussex Stakes 30/07/08
Aidan O’Brien saddled an amazing 16th Group 1 winner of the year when Henrythenavigator became responsible for a quarter of that tally after capturing the BGC Sussex Stakes by a head from Raven’s Pass.
Glorious Goodwood Wednesday Preview 28/08/07
Seven high-class horses have been declared for the £300,000 Group One BGC Sussex Stakes (3.30pm) over a mile at Goodwood on Wednesday, July 30, headed by dual 2,000 Guineas winner Henrythenavigator, who will bid to extend trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Group One haul to 16 so far this season.
Maximum Field for Sky Bet Dash 24/07/08
A maximum field of 20 will go to post for the competitive £50,000 SkyBet Dash Heritage Handicap (3.45pm), headed by market rivals Express Wish and Knot In The Wood.
Tajaaweed Among 11 Declarations for Sky Bet York Stakes 24/07/08
The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Tajaaweed has been declared along with 10 others for the £100,000 Group Two SkyBet York Stakes (3.15pm) at York on Saturday, July 26.
Buckley Working to Produce Prefect Ground for Glorious Goodwood 22/08/07
Goodwood is renowned for producing superb underfoot conditions for each of the five days of Glorious Goodwood and Clerk of the Course Seamus Buckley has been working with his team to ensure the best possible racing surface.
Marchand D'Or Grabs July Cup Gold 11/07/08
Marchand D'Or got up in the dying strides to register a thrilling victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.
Lucarno takes Wales's glory 10/07/08
Jimmy Fortune rode his rivals to sleep with a pillar-to-post victory on Lucarno (6-1) in the Princess of Wales's WBX.COM Stakes at Newmarket.
Nahoodh Takes UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes 09/07/08
Frankie Dettori produced the Mark Johnston-trained Nahoodh with a perfectly-timed challenge to gain the advantage inside the final furlong to land the feature race on day one of the Ritz Club July Festival.
Goodwood Racecourse Lifetime Achievement Award 2008 09/07/08
The 2008 Goodwood Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to The Earl Cadogan.
On-sale dates for 2009 John Smith's Grand National meeting 07/07/08
Aintree Racecourse today announced that tickets and hospitality packages for the 2009 John Smith’s Grand National meeting, which will takes place from 2nd – 4th April, will shortly go on sale.
Kingsgate Native on Target for Darley July Cup 03/07/08
Trainer John Best this morning reported dual Group One winner Kingsgate Native on target for the £400,000 Darley July Cup on Friday, July 11, the final day of the 2008 Ritz Cup July Festival at Newmarket.
Cheveley Park Stud Weighing Up UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Options 02/07/08
Cheveley Park Stud could have as many as three runners in the UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, July 9 - the opening day of the 2008 Ritz Club July Festival.
Connections Mull Over a Papal Bull Repeat 30/06/08
Papal Bull could bid for back-to-back success in the £100,000 Group Two Princess Of Wales’s WBX.COM Stakes (3.10pm) on Thursday, July 10, day two of Newmarket’s Ritz Club July Festival, prior to a tilt at the Group One King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Seachange and Darjina Set for Newmarket Clash 24/06/08
Two of the world’s international leading ladies are set to lock horns in a top-class renewal of the Group One UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes (3.10pm) at Newmarket on Wednesday, July 9, the opening day of the Ritz Club July Festival.
World-Class King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Entries Revealed 11/06/08
This year’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes has attracted 50 outstanding entries, 13 more than in 2007, and a vintage renewal is in prospect at Ascot on Saturday, July 26, with many of the world’s top middle-distance performers engaged in the £850,000 Group One event.
TurfTrax Returns to Newmarket 09/06/08
Newmarket Racecourses is delighted to announce that it is to resume its link with TurfTrax this summer.
New Approach to Vodafone Derby 07/06/08
New Approach won the 229th running of the Vodafone Derby for trainer Jim Bolger on Saturday, June 7, at Epsom Downs.
Look Here Springs Oaks Surprise 06/06/08
Trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Seb Sanders landed their first British Classic as Look Here produced a 33-1 shock in the Juddmonte Oaks at Epsom.
Tattersalls Extends Tattersalls Timeform Millions 29/05/2008
Tattersalls, Europe's leading bloodstock auctioneers, has announced a new six-furlong £250,000 race to be added to the Tattersalls Timeform Millions races which are open to graduates of Book 1 of the 2008 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.
Brittain Hoping Hattan Can Uphold Family Honour 17/05/08
Clive Brittain saddled Warrsan for back-to-back victories in the Juddmonte Coronation Cup (2003 & 2004) and this year he is looking to that top-class performer’s near relation Hattan to take the prestigious contest on June 6.
Aintree Winners to the Fore in Anglo-irish National Hunt Classifications 12/05/08
Runners at this year’s John Smith’s Grand National meeting fared very well in the Anglo-Irish National Hunt Classifications and the annual jump awards, which were released today, Monday, May 12.
Lingfield Derby Trial 08/05/08
Impressive Windsor maiden winner By Command is one of six colts declared for a tremendous renewal of the £60,000 Group Three totesport.com Derby Trial at Lingfield Park on Saturday, which is one of the premier trials for the Epsom Derby.
New Freedom Set to Contest Dash 08/05/08
Rookie trainer David Lanigan has entered New Freedom in the £50,000 Dash, run over the fastest five furlongs in the world at Epsom Downs on Derby Day, Saturday, June 7.
Jenkins Could Run Little White Lie in Rose Bowl 07/05/08
John Jenkins is hoping that Little White Lie will take his chance in the £50,000 Rose Bowl, run over 10 furlongs at Epsom Downs on Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 6, entries for which are revealed today.
Henry Navigates to 2000 Guineas Victory 03/05/08
Trainer Aidan O’Brien landed his fifth stanjamesuk.com 2000 Guineas when winning the 200th running of the Classic after Henrythenavigator battled to beat the 11/8 favourite New Approach by a nose.
Natagora Stays All The Way to 1000 Guineas Triumph 04/05/08
Any fears that the speedy Natagora would not stay the mile test of the stanjamesuk.com 1000 Guineas were firmly rebuffed when the statuesque grey filly made all to claim victory.
John Smith’s to Sponsor Ayr Gold Cup 02/05/08
John Smith’s is to sponsor the Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland’s top horse racing event of the flat season which includes the richest sprint handicap in Europe the Ayr Gold Cup.
Ascot Group One Entries Revealed 23/04/08
This year’s Royal Ascot Meeting, which runs from Tuesday, June 17, to Saturday, June 21, boasts international representatives in all of the seven Group One events, entries for which are released today.
Iris De Balme Bags Shock Scottish National Win
Iris De Balme produced an extraordinary performance to land the Coral Scottish
Grand National at Ayr.
Bumper 30 for Jockey Club Stakes 16/04/08
impressive entry of 30 - up from 22 in 2007 - has been received for the £90,000
Group Two stanjamesuk.com Jockey Club Stakes, details of which are revealed
to be Guest of Honour at the 2008 Derby Festival 09/04/08
Epsom Downs Racecourse is delighted to announce that
six times Derby winning trainer, Vincent O’Brien will
be the Guest of Honour at the 2008 Derby Festival.
Empowered Hopes to Follow Half-Brother
Chris Richardson, managing director of Cheveley Park Stud, is hoping
that Empowered can follow in the footsteps of half-brother Authorized, who
won the best Derby trial, the totesport.com Dante Stakes, at York in May last
year before success in the premier Classic the following month.
Curlin Crowned the Best in the World 30/03/08
champion Curlin put his rivals to the sword when an emphatic winner of the
Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates, on Saturday night, March 29.
Cornish Rebel Ready for Aintree
Cheshire trainer Lisa Williamson is anticipating a big effort from
the talented and quirky Cornish Rebel, her first runner in the Grand National.
Simon Aiming to Uphold Tradition 27/03/08
Fred Rimell saddled four John Smith’s Grand National winners
from Kinnersley Racing Stables and the famous establishment’s current
incumbent, John Spearing, is hoping Simon bring home the prize for the late
trainer’s widow, Mercy Rimell.
Morris Bids for Grand National Double with Baily Breeze 27/03/08
Morris is hoping to become the first trainer to pull off the John Smith’s Grand National/Irish Grand National double in the same season
since Ted Walsh achieved the rare feat in 2000, when he saddles Baily Breeze
in the £800,000 Aintree spectacular on Saturday, April 5.
Doumen Seeks Gallic Success
in The John Smith’s Grand National 26/03/08
French trainer Francois Doumen is hoping to secure a first Gallic
triumph in the £800,000 John Smith’s Grand National in over
140 years, when he saddles the brothers L’Ami and Kelami in the world’s
most famous steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday, April 5.
Prize Boost for Consolation Race as William Hill Lincoln Hopes
William Hill, sponsors
of the entire card at Doncaster on Saturday (March 22), today announced
an increase in prize money for the consolation race for the £125,000 William Hill Lincoln, the William Hill Spring Mile,
from £30,000 to £40,000.
Jefferson Hoping for Roman
Conquest in John Smith’s Topham Chase 19/03/08
A total of 87 horses, three more than in 2007, have been entered
for the £110,000 John Smith’s Topham Chase,
which takes place on the second day of the John Smith’s Grand
National Meeting at Aintree, on Friday, April 4.
Rio Riva Primed for Doncaster Test 17/03/08
year’s runner-up Rio Riva (25/1 with William Hill) is among
90 horses to stand their ground at the five-day confirmation stage for the
prestigious £125,000 William Hill Lincoln (3.45pm) at Doncaster on
Juddmonte Farms to Sponsor 2008 Oaks, Coronation Cup and Diomed
Epsom Downs Racecourse is delighted to announce that Juddmonte Farms,
owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah, will be sponsoring the Group One Oaks, Group
One Coronation Cup and Group Three Diomed Stakes for this year only.
2008 Godolphin Seven Stars Competition 01/03/08
The Godolphin Seven Stars, the greatest free-to-enter competition in the
racing world, is now open for entries.
Queen To Have First Festival Runners 28/02/08
The Weatherbys Champion Bumper on Wednesday, March 12, is likely to
see the first ever runner owned by the Queen run at The Festival, in the shape
of the Nicky Henderson-trained Gold Award, who has won both his previous starts
at Fakenham and Ascot.
Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Catalogue Out Now 27/02/08
The catalogue for the 2008 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale is out now
and is available directly from Tattersalls and from all Tattersalls overseas
Murphy Hoping Joe's Got The Edge in Coolfun Ltd Grimthorpe Chase 25/02/08
hosts the £50,000 Coolfun Ltd Grimthorpe Chase (3.30pm)
on Saturday, March 1, the highlight of the Yorkshire course’s final
jump meeting of the season.
Great Leighs Gets Green Light to Race On April 4 20/02/08
John Holmes, the owner and promoter of the new Great Leighs racecourse,
is pleased to announce that it will race on Friday, April 4, following today's
visit of the inspectorate of the British Horseracing Authority.
Vodafone to Sponsor the 2008 Derby 18/02/08
Epsom Downs Racecourse announced today that Vodafone will step in
to sponsor The 2008 Derby on Saturday, June 7, for one final year.
McNamara Sizing Up Champion Glory 08/02/08
Irish jockey Andrew McNamara first hit the headlines when steering
Newmill to a nine-length success in the Seasons Holidays Queen Mother Champion
Chase at The Festival in 2006.
Festival Novice Hurdles Well Supported 31/01/08
Entries are revealed today, Thursday, January 31, for the four Grade
One novice hurdles at The Festival – the Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices’ Hurdle,
the Ballymore Properties Novices’ Hurdle, the JCB Triumph Hurdle and
the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, which is being run as a Grade
One contest for the first time in 2008.
Mann Eyes Doncaster Prize for Moon Over Miami 28/01/08
Charlie Mann is considering pitching his exciting novice Moon Over Miami
against seasoned handicappers in a bid to scoop the inaugural running of
Doncaster’s richest-ever jump race, the £100,000
William Hill Bet Handicap Chase (3.30pm) on Saturday, February 2.
Nicky Richards Hopes for Harmony inSky Bet Chase 21/01/08
Listed £75,000 SkyBet Chase on Saturday 26th January, returns
to Doncaster following the Yorkshire track’s stunning £34-million
redevelopment, and has gained a bumper entry of 48.
Jefferson Considers Haydock Park Options for Roman
North Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson is looking forward to unleashing
his stable star Roman Ark at Haydock Park on Saturday, January 19, on a
fantastic six-race card that features four prestigious Grade Two contests.
BHA Urges Government to
Increase Levy Settlement 08/01/08
Horseracing Authority chief executive Nic Coward has urged the Government
to increase racing’s funding when the imminent determination of the
47th Levy Scheme is announced.
TBA Calls For Greater Cooperation with European Breeders 08/01/08
Rausing, who this morning was elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association,
called for increased cooperation between the British organisation and its
counterparts in Ireland and across Europe.
Freedman Stresses Need to Support Breeders Financially 08/01/08
TBA chairman Philip Freedman used his final speech to the Association’s
AGM to emphasise the need to financially support those that produce the
horses racing in Britain.
Invasor's Connections Aim for more Dubai World Cup
Connections of last year's Dubai World Cup winner Invasor, could be aiming
for back-to-back wins on March 29, with the Cigar Mile winner Daaher.
Horserace Betting Levy Board Prizes Scheme 2008 03/01/08
Horserace Betting Levy Board has confirmed a funding allocation of £1,920,000
for the 2008 Breeders’ Prizes Scheme, which is designed to improve
the quality of the British Thoroughbred via upgrading the quality of the