It is Cecil the Man Who Stands Apart13/06/13 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 Menu12/06/13 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 Tribute11/06/13
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 Foray11/06/13 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.
Royal Ascot: A Horse Racing Spectacle Like No Other06/06/13 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.
Royal Ascot Target for Flying Thistle Bird06/06/13 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 Gold06/06/13 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 Sights05/06/13 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 Banoffee04/06/13 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 Junior03/06/13 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 Action31/05/13 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.
Vintage Investec Derby in Prospect27/05/13 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.
Style Reigns in French 2000 Guineas13/05/13 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 13/05/13 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.
Moonstone Magic Aiming to Conquer at Goodwood30/04/13 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 Beginning27/04/13 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.
Racing Returns to Goodwood on Saturday, May 423/04/13 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 Betting23/04/13 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.
Honeyball Trio on Course for Cheltenham Listed Contests16/04/13 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.
Champion Court Lined Up for Cheltenham Run12/04/13 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 Gold11/04/13
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.
At Fishers Cross Classy Winner of Sefton Hurdle05/04/13 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.
Henderson Hoping Gold Can Bring Back National Crown04/04/13
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.
Grand National Horses Can Go on to Make History21/03/13 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.
Mad March Blooms01/03/13 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 Tips25/02/13 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.
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.
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.
Bay Increasingly Likely to Target World Hurdle12/02/13
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.
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 Doncaster01/02/13 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 Diary30/01/13
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.
Horse Racing Bets14/01/13 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 Day20/12/12 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 Cup14/12/12 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 Injury14/12/12 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 Derby12/12/12
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 Sefton08/12/12
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 Chase08/12/12 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 Cup29/11/12 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.
Silviniaco Conti Makes All in Betfair Chase24/11/12 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 Win23/11/12 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 Chase22/11/12 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 National22/11/12 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 Movers19/11/12 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 Fray16/11/12 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 Follow15/11/12
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!
Frankel Night at the Cartier Racing Awards15/11/12 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 Again14/11/12 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.
Breeders’ Cup Looks Sure to Shake Up Cartier Standings01/11/12 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.
Cape Tribulation Returns to Hurdles at Wetherby25/10/12 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 - Cecil25/10/12
“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 Market25/10/12 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 Wetherby24/10/12 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 Godolphin23/10/12 Frankie Dettori is to leave Godolphin after being retained rider to Sheikh Mohammed's operation for 18 years.
Rite Of Passage Prevails in Long Distance Cup20/10/12 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.
Sectionals Prove Dettori Still Master of His Art15/10/12
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 Rockfel13/10/12 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.
Reckless Abandon Blazes Middle Park Trail13/10/12 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 Furlong12/10/12
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 Cesarewitch11/10/12 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 App11/10/12 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.
Albertas Run to Return to Old Roan Chase05/10/12 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.
Certify Impressive in Shadwell Fillies' Mile28/09/12 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.
Rosdhu Queen Ready for Newmarket27/09/12 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 Cup22/09/12
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 Ball21/09/12 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 Trials19/09/12 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 Newmarket19/09/12 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.
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 Stakes15/09/12 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.
Wild Coco Takes Park Hill Stakes13/09/12 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 Stakes13/09/12 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 History13/09/12 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 Darley05/09/12
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 US31/08/12
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 Leger31/08/12 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.
Frankel Going for More Cartier Honours30/08/12
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 Racecourse23/08/12 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 Procedures23/08/12 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 Challenge16/08/12 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 Juveniles14/08/12 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.
Rest of the World Team Win Shergar Cup11/08/12 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 Cup10/08/12
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 Standings09/08/12
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 Tips03/08/12 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 History26/07/12 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.
Cheveley Park on Sendmylovetorose List26/07/12 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 Trail25/07/12 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 Option25/07/12 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 Deal25/07/12 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 Deal25/07/12 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 Germany21/07/12 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.
O'Brien Still On Course To Break Group One Record19/07/12 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 Standings17/07/12
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.
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.
Nathaniel On Par With Best in Champions Series10/07/12
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 Doubters07/07/12 Nathaniel stamped his class on a top-quality field to take the Grade 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 7.
Punter's Diary - July 201202/07/12 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 Victory30/06/12 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 Curragh30/06/12 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.
Horse Racing – Betting Guide15/06/12 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 Mud12/06/12 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 Stakes09/06/12 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 Awards08/06/12
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.
Caviar Begins Journey07/06/12 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 Retire07/06/12 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 Derby01/06/12 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 Races25/05/12 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 Crown22/05/12 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 Firms22/05/12 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 Stakes19/05/12 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 Glory18/05/12 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.
Black Caviar Among 57 for Darley July Cup10/05/12 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 Tilt10/05/12 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.
Al Kazeem Triumphs in Jockey Club Stakes05/05/12 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 Again29/04/12 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.
Lucky William Steps Up in Ryanair Novice Chase27/04/12 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 Fly27/04/12 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.
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.
French Raiders On Course for Jockey Club Stakes19/04/12 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 Team19/04/12 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 Ayr17/04/12 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 National16/04/12 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 Triumph13/04/12 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.
Camelot On Course for Seasonal Debut in Dante04/04/12 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 Hurdle03/04/12 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 Cup03/04/12 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 Gems02/04/12 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.
Quito on Comeback Trail in Punchestown Gold Cup29/03/12 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.
Premio Loco Steams to Winter Derby Prize24/03/12 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 Timing22/03/12 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 Basics21/03/12 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 Guineas20/03/12 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.
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 Entries07/03/12 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 Victory07/03/12 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 Rules06/03/12 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 Marvels29/02/12 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.
More Adjustments to BHA Whip Rules22/02/12 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 Win21/02/12 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.
According to Jefferson Pete Bids for Grand National13/02/12 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 Gold12/02/12 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 Tilt10/02/12 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.
97 for William Hill Lincoln09/02/12 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 Sponsorship08/02/12 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.
Chase Bursts Back into Gold Cup Reckoning03/02/12 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 Townton01/02/12 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 Strike31/01/12 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.
Big Buck's Marches On In Cleeve Hurdle28/01/12 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.
Time For Rupert to Shine on Festival Trials Day24/01/12 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 Julio20/01/12 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 Glory19/01/12 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.
Hurricane Bang on Course for Leopardstown Return16/01/12 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 Dubai11/01/12 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 201111/01/12 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 Chase05/01/12
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 Ayr03/01/12 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.