European Racing

Payne given four-week ban for failed drug test

Racing Post | 27 mins ago
Michelle Payne was on Thursday given a four-week ban from riding and trackwork after testing positive for a banned substance earlier in the month. Read More...

Should the Irish Derby be held at the Curragh during redevelopment?

Racing Post | 28 mins ago
It is the debate that has raged for months: should the Curragh be allowed to host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby while the track is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopments in the history of Irish racing? Read More...

More room at the Tizzard inn as new barn takes shape

Racing Post | 19 hours ago
After his best season, in which he battled for the trainers' title, Colin Tizzard is gearing up for a fresh assault by building a new barn to house up to another 20 horses. Read More...

Carlisle: Dalgleish hoping bell tolls for him again with Zoravan

Racing Post | 1 day ago
Australia may have the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, but never wishing to be outdone, Britain has its own meeting that stops a city, Carlisle Bell day. Read More...

Julian Muscat: Return of Americans adds new dimension to Ascot

Racing Post | 1 day ago
Every time you looked down the track you were regaled by the sight of top-class horses pelting headlong towards the winning post. From Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio to the epic Gold Cup confrontation between Big Orange and Order Of St George. Read More...

Julian Muscat: Return of Americans adds new dimension to Ascot

Racing Post | 1 day ago
Every time you looked down the track you were regaled by the sight of top-class horses pelting headlong towards the winning post. From Lady Aurelia and Caravaggio to the epic Gold Cup confrontation between Big Orange and Order Of St George. Read More...

Smullen expects battle of wits with Ballydoyle on Cracksman

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

The big debate: do racecourses and music nights work together?

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Last week a post-racing Little Mix concert turned sour, with drunk adults scarring - or at least bruising - young children with what Newmarket described as loutish behaviour. Here our writers make the case for and against racecourse concerts. Read More...

Smullen to seek repeat success after landing Cracksman ride

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Smullen lands ride on Cracksman in Saturday’s Irish Derby

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Pat Smullen has been handed the plum ride on Cracksman in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Haggas making Group 1 plans for Mutakayyef and Tasleet

Racing Post | 2 days ago
As far as frustrating weeks go, winning more than £300,000 in prize-money is at the better end of the spectrum, but when it is a Royal Ascot winner you are after a string of near-misses can grate. Read More...

Tuesday preview: Stampy bids to go one better at Ballinrobe

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Runner-up in this valuable contest 12 months ago, the David Broad-trained Little Stampy is bidding to go one better this time. Read More...

Tuesday preview: Stampy in ‘great shape’ as she bids to go one better than last year

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Runner-up in this valuable contest 12 months ago, the David Broad-trained Little Stampy is bidding to go one better this time. Read More...

De Sousa expects title battle despite hot streak

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Silvestre de Sousa is taking nothing for granted in his quest to regain his Flat jockeys' championship crown despite stretching clear of his rivals following a staggering spell of 37 winners so far this month. Read More...

Chamberlin: teamwork and emotion made for a special week at Ascot

Racing Post | 3 days ago
A tight team and making viewers feel part of the action have been put forward as reasons for ITV's positive Royal Ascot viewing figures by lead presenter Ed Chamberlin. Read More...

Tonight’s racing: three horses to follow this evening

Racing Post | 3 days ago
One of the joys of the Flat season is a sunny Monday evening spent enjoying the racing at Windsor and there is a fine card to get stuck into there this evening. Read More...

More big-race woe for Dettori as he misses Irish Derby

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Frankie Dettori has had to admit defeat in his race to be fit to ride Epsom third Cracksman in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. Read More...

Mottershead: BHA need to examine use of pacemakers

Racing Post | 3 days ago
The time is right for the BHA to examine the use of pacemakers. The Queen Anne Stakes showed that to be the case. Read More...

Lee Mottershead: BHA needs to examine use of pacemakers

Racing Post | 3 days ago
The time is right for the BHA to examine the use of pacemakers. The Queen Anne Stakes showed that to be the case. Read More...

Royal Ascot reach never been stronger due to enhanced TV coverage

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Ascot will seek to extend the global reach of the royal meeting even further next year after a boost in international participation on and off the course. Read More...

Ascot unable to identify racegoer who threw pint at Atzeni

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Ascot has been unable to identify the racegoer who nearly hit jockey Andrea Atzeni with a plastic pint of beer on his way to post before the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap on Friday. Read More...

Ascot unable to identify racegoer who threw pint at Atzeni

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Ascot has been unable to identify the racegoer who nearly hit jockey Andrea Atzeni with a plastic pint of beer on his way to post before the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap on Friday. Read More...

Ascot unable to identify racegoer who threw pint at Atzeni

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Ascot has been unable to identify the racegoer who nearly hit jockey Andrea Atzeni with a plastic pint of beer on his way to post before the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap on Friday. Read More...

Johnson and McNally quizzed over jockey switch as gamble is foiled

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A big gamble on Northern Irish raider The Trigger came unstuck in the 2m4½f handicap hurdle when the eight-year-old, backed from 10-1 in the morning down to 2-1 favourite on course, could finish only fourth behind Overtoujay. Read More...

Johnson and McNally quizzed over jockey switch as gamble is foiled

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A big gamble on Northern Irish raider The Trigger came unstuck in the 2m4½f handicap hurdle when the eight-year-old, backed from 10-1 in the morning down to 2-1 favourite on course, could finish only fourth behind Overtoujay Read More...

Queen’s Vase: Progressive Stradivarius tunes up for Leger bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
All roads lead to Doncaster for owner Bjorn Nielsen and Stradivarius following his taking victory in the first running of the Queen's Vase over a mile and three-quarters. Read More...

Queen Anne: Progressive Stradivarius tunes up for Leger bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
All roads lead to Doncaster for owner Bjorn Nielsen and Stradivarius following his taking victory in the first running of the Queen's Vase over a mile and three-quarters. Read More...

Quee’s Vase: Progressive Stradivarius tunes up for Leger bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
All roads lead to Doncaster for owner Bjorn Nielsen and Stradivarius following his taking victory in the first running of the Queen's Vase over a mile and three-quarters. Read More...

Queen’s Vase: Progressive Stradivarius tunes up for Leger bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
All roads lead to Doncaster for owner Bjorn Nielsen and Stradivarius following his taking victory in the first running of the Queen's Vase over a mile and three-quarters. Read More...

Coronation Stakes: Wonderful Winter breezes home

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Winter completed a superb Group 1 treble as she easily added the Coronation Stakes to her Newmarket and Irish 1,000 Guineas successes from stablemates Roly Poly and Hydrangea. Read More...

Coronation Stakes: Wonderful Winter breezes home

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Winter completed a superb Group 1 treble as she easily added the Coronation Stakes to her Newmarket and Irish 1,000 Guineas successes from stablemates Roly Poly and Hydrangea. Read More...

Caravaggio delivers Commonwealth Cup masterpiece

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A brilliant surge of speed carried Caravaggio to a thrilling victory in the Commonwealth Cup, with the Aidan O'Brien colt retaining his unbeaten record and putting up a career-best performance in the Group 1 contest. Read More...

Classy Caravaggio storms to Commonwealth Cup win

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Caravaggio confirmed his reputation as the leading three-year-old sprinter with a game success in the Commonwealth Cup. Read More...

Caravaggio delivers Commonwealth Cup masterpiece

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A brilliant surge of speed carried Caravaggio to a thrilling victory in the Commonwealth Cup, with the Aidan O'Brien colt retaining his unbeaten record and putting up a career-best performance in the Group 1 contest. Read More...

Unsinkable Permian toughs out King Edward VII Stakes

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Dante winner Permian continued to prove a revelation as a three-year-old when winning the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot for Mark Johnston under William Buick. Read More...

King Edward VII: Johnston has last laugh as Permian powers to victory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Mark Johnston was left toasting a brave horse and a brave decision to run him in the King Edward VII Stakes after the aggressively campaigned Permian further demonstrated his fantastic attitude with a battling victory. Read More...

King Edward VII: Unsinkable Permian toughs out victory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Dante winner Permian continued to prove a revelation as a three-year-old when winning the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot for Mark Johnston under William Buick. Read More...

King Edward VII: Johnston has last laugh as Permian powers to victory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Mark Johnston was left toasting a brave horse and a brave decision to run him in the King Edward VII Stakes after the aggressively campaigned Permian further demonstrated his fantastic attitude with a battling victory. Read More...

French winner in Albany as Different League downs Centauri

Racing Post | 6 days ago
French raider Different League showed speed in abundance to land the Albany from favourite Alpha Centauri, who pushed the leader all the way to the line. Read More...

Albany: French raider Different League downs Centauri

Racing Post | 6 days ago
French raider Different League showed speed in abundance to land the Albany from favourite Alpha Centauri, who pushed the leader all the way to the line. Read More...

Albany: French raider Different League downs Centauri

Racing Post | 6 days ago
French raider Different League showed speed in abundance to land the Albany from favourite Alpha Centauri, who pushed the leader all the way to the line. Read More...

Big Orange triumph attracts best Gold Cup figure in post-BBC era

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ITV executives and racing's rulers will be celebrating a peak audience of 1.3 million viewers for Big Orange's epic battle with Order Of St George, the biggest figure recorded for the Gold Cup since the BBC bade farewell to the meeting in 2012. Read More...

Big Orange triumph attracts best Gold Cup figure in post-BBC era

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ITV executives and racing's rulers will be celebrating a peak audience of 1.3 million viewers for Big Orange's epic battle with Order Of St George, the biggest figure recorded for the Gold Cup since the BBC bade farewell to the meeting in 2012. Read More...

Evidence suggests track bias favours stands’ side runners

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The stands' side could be the place to be once again at Royal Ascot on Friday according to the latest GoingStick readings after clerk of the course Chris Stickels denied there was any intrinsic draw bias at the track. Read More...

The Royal Ascot Briefing: latest going, non-runners and key betting news

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Day four of the royal meeting features a Group 1 double header, with three huge sprinting reputations on the line in the Commonwealth Cup (3.40), before the clash of the Classic fillies in the Coronation Stakes 40 minutes later. Read More...

Winter bids to freeze Coronation rivals at Ascot

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Only Attraction in 2004 has added the Coronation Stakes to victories in the 1,000 Guineas and the Irish 1,000 Guineas, but Winter is long odds-on to emulate Mark Johnston's star filly. Read More...

Winter bids to freeze Coronation rivals at Ascot

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Only Attraction in 2004 has added the Coronation Stakes to victories in the 1,000 Guineas and the Irish 1,000 Guineas, but Winter is long odds-on to emulate Mark Johnston's star filly. Read More...

Baker on course to witness Law take bronze in Gold Cup

Racing Post | 7 days ago
George Baker took his latest step on the road to recovery with a day out at Royal Ascot on Thursday, where he witnessed his St Leger hero Harbour Law outrun odds of 33-1 to finish third in the Gold Cup. Read More...

Baker on course to witness Law take bronze in Gold Cup

Racing Post | 7 days ago
George Baker took his latest step on the road to recovery with a day out at Royal Ascot on Thursday, where he witnessed his St Leger hero Harbour Law outrun odds of 33-1 to finish third in the Gold Cup. Read More...

King George V: Atty Persse puts Frankel on the Ascot scoresheet

Racing Post | 7 days ago
Atty Persse provided his sire Frankel with a first winner at the royal meeting as the Roger Charlton-trained colt ran away with the finale on day three, continuing Godolphin's fantastic meeting with a fifth winner for the operation. Read More...