European Racing

The New One to swerve Faugheen Christmas clash

Racing Post | 47 mins ago
BRITAIN'S leading Stan James Champion Hurdle contender The New One will miss a clash with the race's ante-post favourite Faugheen at Kempton next week after connections decided to wait for an opportunity at Haydock next month. Read More...

Arkle fancy Un De Sceaux to face 15 at Fairyhouse

Racing Post | 2 hours ago
UN DE SCEAUX, a top-priced 5-1 behind stablemate Vautour for the Racing Post Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival, will face 15 rivals when he bids to get his chasing career back on track at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Read More...

Arkle fancy Un De Sceaux up against 15 at Fairyhouse

Racing Post | 2 hours ago
UN DE SCEAUX, a top-priced 5-1 behind stablemate Vautour for the Racing Post Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival, will face 15 rivals when he bids to get his chasing career back on track at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Read More...

Chelmsford City gears up for January return with trial

Racing Post | 3 hours ago
CHELMSFORD CITY, the racecourse that used to be known as Great Leighs, went some way to putting the finishing touches to its return to British racing when staging a trial on its Polytrack surface on Friday morning. Read More...

USA: Baffert chasing another Futurity with Dortmund

Racing Post | 17 hours ago
BOB BAFFERT won the Hollywood Futurity a record six times. Now he has every chance of winning a seventh Futurity, albeit in a new guise, as he saddles the unbeaten Dortmund (Martin Garcia) in this $500,000 contest at Los Alamitos. Read More...

USA: Redux trainer Wells admits race-rigging

Racing Post | 18 hours ago
USA: David Wells, who trained Rapid Redux to a modern-day US record of 22 consecutive victories between December 2010 and January 2012, has admitted to rigging races at Penn National racetrack. Read More...

Rust to start as BHA chief executive earlier than expected

Racing Post | 19 hours ago
NICK RUST will begin his new role as BHA chief executive earlier than previously indicated after it was announced he would be taking up the position on January 12. Read More...

Owner Anthony Knott warned off for three years

Racing Post | 20 hours ago
ANTHONY KNOTT, the colourful dairy farmer who enjoyed plenty of success as the owner of Hunt Ball, has been warned off for three years by the BHA after being found guilty of supplying inside information. Read More...

Looking Ahead To Cheltenham

European Racing | 21 hours ago
At this time of year racing in the UK and Ireland has a distinctly forward focus. Irrespective of all the competitive treats on offer over the holidays, and for all the tendency to reminisce about the year gone by, it is the great springtime meeting at Cheltenham that is on everyone’s mind. The form of […] Read More...

Levy Board warns prize-money fall likely for 2016

Racing Post | 22 hours ago
THE Horseracing Betting Levy Board has confirmed its contribution to prize-money for 2015 will match the 2014 level, but warned a significant fall for 2016 is likely. Read More...

Levy Board warn prize-money fall likely for 2016

Racing Post | 22 hours ago
THE Horseracing Betting Levy Board has confirmed its contribution to prize-money for 2015 will match the 2014 level, but warned a significant fall for 2016 is likely. Read More...

Simonsig ruled out of King George return

Racing Post | 22 hours ago
SIMONSIG will miss the William Hill King George VI Chase after trainer Nicky Henderson confirmed he would not be ready to return to action in the Kempton showpiece on December 26. Read More...

Green Flag handed Rowland Meyrick target

Racing Post | 22 hours ago
LUCINDA RUSSELL is hoping Green Flag enjoys better luck when he returns to Wetherby for the Grade 3 William Hill Rowland Meyrick Chase over Christmas. Read More...

Fildes appointed as Haydock general manager

Racing Post | 23 hours ago
Jason Fildes has been appointed general manager at Haydock Park and will take up his duties on January 5. Read More...

Coral announce new shop liability guarantee

Racing Post | 24 hours ago
CORAL have broken new ground by guaranteeing to lay win bets up to a payout of £5,000 in their betting shops on races live on Channel 4. Read More...

Favourite Activial heads 19 for Ladbroke Hurdle

Racing Post | 1 day ago
ACTIVIAL and Shelford, both heavily supported for Saturday's Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot, feature among 19 confirmed runners on Thursday morning. Read More...

Favourite Activial heads 19 for Ladbroke Hurdle

Racing Post | 1 day ago
ACTIVIAL and Shelford, both heavily supported for Saturday's Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot, feature among 19 confirmed runners on Thursday morning. Read More...

Skelton eyeing second Ladbroke win with Shelford

Racing Post | 1 day ago
RAIN may have prompted Sign Of A Victory's defection from Saturday's Ladbroke Hurdle, but it has led to punters becoming increasingly attracted to the well-backed Shelford, whose in-form trainer Dan Skelton shares their optimism. Read More...

Arnold and Thorpe set to join new-look BHA board

Racing Post | 1 day ago
THE final two pieces of the jigsaw making up the new-look BHA board are expected to be put in place shortly, with trainers' leader Rupert Arnold and Arc chairman David Thorpe poised to join on a short-term basis. Read More...

ATR loses rights to premier events in Australia

Racing Post | 1 day ago
VIEWERS of Australian racing on At The Races have been dealt a significant blow after a contractual issue out of the broadcaster's control led to the country's top events being removed from the overnight coverage. Read More...

Japan: Dear Domus gives Miura first Grade 1

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DEAR DOMUS (Yutaka Takahashi/Kosei Miura) got the better of sustained duel with favourite Tap That to land Japan's most prestigious race for juveniles on dirt. Read More...

Japan: Dear Domus gives Miura first Grade 1

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DEAR DOMUS (Yutaka Takahashi/Kosei Miura) got the better of sustained duel with favourite Tap That to land Japan's most prestigious race for juveniles on dirt. Read More...

Mullins: Faugheen faces stern Christmas Hurdle test

Racing Post | 2 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS insists Faugheen is now a fitter horse than the one who thrilled Ascot racegoers last month - but he still believes the Stan James Champion Hurdle favourite faces a stern test at Kempton next week. Read More...

Spencer marks British return with a victory

Racing Post | 2 days ago
JAMIE SPENCER began the rest of his career in perfect fashion at Lingfield on Wednesday, winning on his first mount since announcing his retirement U-turn earlier in the week. Read More...

Sign Of A Victory set to swerve Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot

Racing Post | 2 days ago
SIGN OF A VICTORY, whose impressive Ascot reappearance success propelled him to ante-post favouritism for the Ladbroke Hurdle, is set to miss Saturday's showpiece handicap. Read More...

Walsh eyes Fairyhouse recovery for Un De Sceaux

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE exciting Un De Sceaux, who lost his unbeaten record when falling at Thurles last time but is still prominent in the betting for the Racing Post Arkle at the Cheltenham Festival, is in line to run at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Read More...

Leopardstown yielding to soft for Christmas fixture

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE going for Leopardstown's Christmas meeting, due to feature Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth plus Champion Hurdle heroes Hurricane Fly and Jezki, was described on Wednesday morning as yielding to soft. Read More...

Harry Topper to miss Welsh National and Lexus Chase

Racing Post | 2 days ago
HARRY TOPPER, quoted at 16-1 for the Coral Welsh Grand National and Lexus Chase over Christmas, will miss both assignments as trainer Kim Bailey is "not that happy" with him. Read More...

Harry Topper to miss Welsh National and Lexus Chase

Racing Post | 2 days ago
HARRY TOPPER, quoted at 16-1 for the Coral Welsh Grand National and Lexus Chase over Christmas, will miss both assignments as trainer Kim Bailey is "not that happy" with him. Read More...

King Kauto stars at Olympia horse show

Racing Post | 2 days ago
KAUTO STAR, who lit up the Christmas period with five wins in Kempton's King George VI Chase, was back in the spotlight on Tuesday evening when taking part in a dressage demonstration in London. Read More...

King Kauto stars at Olympia horse show

Racing Post | 2 days ago
KAUTO STAR, who lit up the Christmas period with five wins in Kempton's King George VI Chase, was back in the spotlight on Tuesday evening when taking part in a dressage demonstration in London. Read More...

Christmas repreive for Russell as whip ban reduced

Racing Post | 3 days ago
DAVY RUSSELL can look forward to a Christmas with Lord Windermere after he and Phillip Enright were cleared to ride at the Leopardstown and Limerick Christmas festivals, their bans for a bizarre Clonmel whip incident reduced to two days on appeal. Read More...

Kempton delighted with ground as King George nears

Racing Post | 3 days ago
KEMPTON clerk of the course Barney Clifford is delighted with the state of the ground as the build up to Boxing Day's William Hill King George VI Chase intensifies. Read More...

BHA warns small fields are threat to integrity

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE BHA on Tuesday warned small fields pose a threat to racing's integrity and said it was likely further measures to tackle diminishing field sizes would be implemented. Read More...

Flemenstar nearing return to racing

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THREE-TIME Grade 1-winning chaser Flemenstar could be back on the racecourse in February after more than a year off recovering from a tendon injury. Read More...

Flemenstar nearing return to racing after year’s absence

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THREE-TIME Grade 1-winning chaser Flemenstar could be back on the racecourse in February after more than a year off recovering from a tendon injury. Read More...

Racing Post in four-year data deal

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Racing Post has been appointed official distributor of pre-race data for British horseracing up to the end of 2018. Read More...

UK unlikely to join the Hong Kong pool party

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ENTRY to Hong Kong's massive betting pools is opening up, but the signs are that UK Tote punters will be left at the gate. Read More...

Spencer keeps Qatar association for all-weather return

Racing Post | 3 days ago
JAMIE SPENCER will make a low-key return to action in Britain tomorrow, with the jockey set for two rides on the all-weather, both for his former employer Qatar Racing. Read More...

Walkon back in action for King at Newbury

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WALKON will have his first start since picking up an injury in the Crabbie's Grand National at Newbury tomorrow in a 3m graduation chase, but the race is another valuable prize blighted by a small field. Read More...

Greatrex rules Harden out of Leopardstown trip

Racing Post | 3 days ago
COLE HARDEN will not run in the Grade 1 Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown on December 28, trainer Warren Greatrex has confirmed. Read More...

Balgarry set to make comeback in Ladbroke

Racing Post | 3 days ago
DAVID PIPE is readying two runners for Saturday's Ladbroke at Ascot, led by the returning Balgarry, not seen since running at the Cheltenham Festival in 2012. Read More...

Plunge horse Activial challenging for Ladbroke favouritism

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ANTE-POST favourite Sign Of A Victory's place at the head of the market for Saturday's Ladbroke was coming under serious threat on Monday evening as the sponsors reported a "considerable gamble" on Activial. Read More...

Creepy set Boxing Day redemption mission

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CREEPY looks set to get the chance to put his chasing career back on track after unseating his rider at Cheltenham last month with trainer Martin Keighley eyeing a tilt at the Kauto Star Novices' Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Read More...

Betfred appoint new finance director

Racing Post | 4 days ago
BETFRED have appointed Nicola Barr as their new finance director following the news that Barry Nightingale is leaving the bookmaker to join travel group Monarch in January. Read More...

Un De Sceaux given Haydock entry

Racing Post | 4 days ago
UN DE SCEAUX could make his first appearance in Britain this weekend after being given an entry in the Swift First Time Right Novices' Chase at Haydock. Read More...

King George hero Kauto Star back in the limelight

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IT HAS been three years since he last wowed a festive crowd but Kauto Star is back in a starring role this Christmas, appearing in a dressage demonstration on the opening night of the London International Horse Show at Olympia on Tuesday night. Read More...

Medinas heads Long Walk five

Racing Post | 4 days ago
MEDINAS, who claimed the notable scalps of More Of That and Cole Harden on his most recent start, will face a maximum of just four rivals in Saturday's Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle. Read More...

Medinas heads Long Walk five

Racing Post | 4 days ago
MEDINAS, who claimed the notable scalps of More Of That and Cole Harden on his most recent start, will face a maximum of just four rivals in Saturday's Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle. Read More...

World Class: Local thrive at Sha Tin as world’s best stay away

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ABLE FRIEND was the star of the show at Sha Tin on Sunday, posting an RPR which puts him among the top six racehorses in the world. And he wasn't the only highlight for the home team. Read More...