Horse Racing News

Syndicate content
Updated: 50 min 33 sec ago

The 77-year-old who still rides out in the morning

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 03:30
He may be 77 years young, but Frank Oakes continues to buck the trend of what's generally considered normal behaviour for a septuagenarian and he has no intentions of slowing down as he reaches the twilight of his colourful training career.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Henderson: 'Buveur' will be better at this year's Festival

Tue, 19/02/2019 - 03:30
Much of the Champion Hurdle talk surrounds Gordon Elliott's wonder mare Apple's Jade but Nicky Henderson expects reigning champion Buveur D'Air to be a different horse when lining up three weeks from today at Cheltenham.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Tiger rolls back the years for Elliott

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 03:30
Last year's English Grand National hero Tiger Roll warmed up for another ambitious spring campaign with a clear-cut victory in the Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Class act 'Clan' eyes Cheltenham after Nicholls' 45,000/1 bonanza

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 03:30
Paul Nicholls believes the best is yet to come from Clan Des Obeaux after the seven-year-old backed up his King George VI success with a polished display in the Denman Chase, boosting his claims for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Categories: Horse Racing News

De Boinville hails retired Coneygree

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 03:30
Nico de Boinville paid tribute to Coneygree for helping to put his name on the map after a decision was made to retire the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner at Ascot.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Fergus McDonnell: 'National Hunt's highs and lows don't discriminate'

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 19:30
You could say they got lucky, the lads from Touchline Media, to present a film about women in jump racing in the season that Rachael Blackmore is a realistic challenger for the champion jockey title and to have been filming it when both Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry announced they were hanging up their riding boots.
Categories: Horse Racing News

New Nicholls star primed for serious Gold Cup bid

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 19:30
In the King George VI Chase on St Stephen's Day, Clan Des Obeaux was the young upstart with everything still to prove against big-name rivals. Less than three months later, he will go into the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on March 15 with a fair claim to be the best staying chaser in training after a flawless trial in the Denman Chase at Ascot yesterday, the highlight of an exceptional afternoon for his trainer, Paul Nicholls.
Categories: Horse Racing News

'Waiting' holds key to solving Ascot puzzle

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 03:30
Get your ducks in a row, blue-sky thinking, going forward . . . Is there anything more annoying than corporate jargon?
Categories: Horse Racing News

Vincent Hogan: The triumph of skill and bravery over prejudice proves racing no longer a 'man's world'

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 03:30
Jessica Harrington emits a weather-proofed smile, reminding us of a place that seems so profoundly last century now.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Monalee can book his Ryanair ticket while 'Couer' can be sublime

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 03:30
The racing world groaned yesterday when it was revealed that Presenting Percy would not take his place in today's Grade Two Red Mills Chase (2.30) at Gowran Park.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy set for Fairhouse after sidestepping Red Mills

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 13:54
The Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse has emerged as a potential target for Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy after connections elected to sidestep Saturday's Red Mills at Gowran Park.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Mullins delight as Allaho earns Festival ticket

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 03:30
Allaho appears to have earned himself a place in Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Festival squad after running out a decisive winner of the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
Categories: Horse Racing News

'Road' ready to rock for second Gold Cup bid

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 03:30
Road To Respect is on course for another tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with trainer Noel Meade hoping that his stable star will deliver a more polished round of jumping in next month's blue riband.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Elliott refuses to rule Samcro out of return to the Festival

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 03:30
Samcro could make a sensational return this season, with Gordon Elliott reporting his precocious star to be back in full training and "definitely not" ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.
Categories: Horse Racing News

2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John ruled out for the rest of the season

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:39
2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of this season after meeting with a setback.
Categories: Horse Racing News

British racing to get back on track

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 03:30
Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings tomorrow, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority announced late last night.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Hogan adds new dimension to dual star status on exciting team

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 03:30
Denis Hogan wasn't bred into racing, unlike the vast majority of his contemporaries, but with nine-time Irish champion jumps' jockey Charlie Swan living a mere stone's throw away, it was always likely to arrive on his radar.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Red Mills Chase 'only option' for Anibale - Martin

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 03:30
Tony Martin hopes that Anibale Fly can get his season back on track when tackling a mouthwatering Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Racing in Britain to resume on Wednesday after equine flu outbreak

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 00:29
Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings on Wednesday, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority has announced.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland lifted with immediate effect

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 17:28
The ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland during the outbreak of equine influenza has been lifted with immediate effect, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has confirmed.
Categories: Horse Racing News