European Racing

Newmarket: Toormore still unbeaten after Craven victory

Racing Post | 3 days ago
LAST season's champion two-year-old Toormore came through his Qipco 2,000 Guineas trial with his unbeaten record preserved, while second-favourite Be Ready finished dead last. Read More...

Hamza battles back to take Abernant win

Racing Post | 3 days ago
HAMZA showed the heart of a lion to rally back for victory after being headed by Es Que Love, while favourite Aljamaaheer made up oodles of ground late on but could only finish third. Read More...

Newmarket: Hamza battles back to take Abernant win

Racing Post | 3 days ago
HAMZA showed the heart of a lion to rally back for victory after being headed by Es Que Love, while favourite Aljamaaheer made up oodles of ground late on but could only finish third. Read More...

Appeal against AI ban dismissed by Federal Court

Lengthy legal challenge by former Sydney Turf Club Chairman Bruce McHugh finally draws to a close in Australia more » Read More...

Ground concerns make Sire a maybe for Sandown race

Racing Post | 3 days ago
SIRE DE GRUGY's participation in Sandown's end-of-season jumps meeting a week on Saturday is in the balance after his owner said the Champion Chase winner would only run on ground the soft side of good. Read More...

Reward tracks that help racing says Jockey Club

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Jockey Club has called for greater meritocracy within British racing and a formalisation of the relationship between the sport's main stakeholders in its annual review for 2014. Read More...

Dropping speedy Aljamaaheer in trip has Varian excited

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ROGER VARIAN is not short on quality in the sprinting department but feels Aljamaaheer could prove to be the best of a talented bunch. Read More...

Blog: The world’s richest races, but no British runners

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Nicholas Godfrey is in Australia for the inaugural Championships, the southern hemisphere's richest racing festival. Read his latest dispatch. Read More...

Frank Stronach leading medication reform in US

Racing Post | 3 days ago
FRANK STRONACH, whose Stronach Group owns several leading American tracks including Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and Pimlico, has announced his courses will introduce measures to try and eliminate drug abuse within the sport in America. Read More...

Racetrack king Stronach leads drug reform in US

Racing Post | 3 days ago
FRANK STRONACH, whose Stronach Group owns several leading American tracks including Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and Pimlico, has announced his courses will introduce measures to try and eliminate drug abuse within the sport in America. Read More...

Toormore bids to pick up 2,000 Guineas gauntlet

Racing Post | 3 days ago
SINCE Saturday's stunning success plaudits have poured upon the spring's hottest property. Kingman is very much the one to beat in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas but something may beat him. That something could be Toormore. Read More...

Walsh to ride out for first time since horror fall

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IRISH champion jockey-elect Ruby Walsh is set to ride out for the first time since March this weekend as he bids to return to the saddle in time to partner a plethora of well-fancied horses for Willie Mullins at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

True Story as short as 10-1 for Derby after Feilden win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Craven meeting is designed to unearth horses with Classic potential and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained True Story was the first to force bookmakers to take evasive action. Read More...

Newmarket: Story as short as 10-1 for Derby after Feilden win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Craven meeting is designed to unearth horses with Classic potential and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained True Story was the first to force bookmakers to take evasive action. Read More...

True Story 10-1 for Derby after Feilden success

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Craven meeting is designed to unearth horses with Classic potential and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained True Story was the first to force bookmakers to take evasive action. Read More...

Newmarket: Story as short as 10-1 for Derby after Feilden

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Craven meeting is designed to unearth horses with Classic potential and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained True Story was the first to force bookmakers to take evasive action. Read More...

True Story 10-1 for Derby after Feilden success

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Craven meeting is designed to unearth horses with Classic potential and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained True Story was the first to force bookmakers to take evasive action. Read More...

Sandiva skips clear to land Nell Gwyn for Fahey

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RICHARD FAHEY and Frankie Dettori have a Qipco 1,000 Guineas prospect on their hands as Sandiva burst clear of the Nell Gwyn pack to see off Euro Charline by an eased down half a length, with Majeyda a short-head back in third. Read More...

Newmarket: Sandiva skips clear to land Nell Gwyn for Fahey

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RICHARD FAHEY and Frankie Dettori have a Qipco 1,000 Guineas prospect on their hands as Sandiva burst clear of the Nell Gwyn pack to see off Euro Charline by an eased down half a length, with Majeyda a short-head back in third. Read More...

Newmarket: Sandiva skips clear to land Nell Gwyn for Fahey

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RICHARD FAHEY and Frankie Dettori have a Qipco 1,000 Guineas prospect on their hands as Sandiva burst clear of the Nell Gwyn pack to see off Euro Charline by an eased down half a length, with Majeyda a short-head back in third. Read More...

Shifting Power lands Free Hanidcap in photo

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE power has shifted at the Richard Hannon stables, with junior replacing senior as the license holder, but the powerhouse operation continues to mop of Classic trials with Shifting Power scoring a third Free Handicap success for the yard in ten years. Read More...

Newmarket: Shifting Power lands Free Handicap in photo

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE power has shifted at the Richard Hannon stables, with junior replacing senior as the license holder, but the powerhouse operation continues to mop of Classic trials with Shifting Power scoring a third Free Handicap success for the yard in ten years. Read More...

Newmarket: Shifting Power lands Free Handicap in photo

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE power has shifted at the Richard Hannon stables, with junior replacing senior as the license holder, but the powerhouse operation continues to mop of Classic trials with Shifting Power scoring a third Free Handicap success for the yard in ten years. Read More...

Italy axed from European Pattern

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ITALY is set to have no internationally-recognised Group races from next year after a meeting of the European Pattern Committee resulted in the nation being axed from the sport's top table. Read More...

Nicholls enters Zarkandar for Chester Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CHAMPION jumps trainer-elect Paul Nicholls could have a rare runner in a big Flat race after entering top hurdler Zarkandar for the Stan James-backed Chester Cup on May 7. Read More...

Dettori back on Classic trail with Sandiva

Racing Post | 4 days ago
FRANKIE DETTORI’S involvement for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani in either of the season’s first two Classics depends on the performance of Sandiva today. Read More...

Dreaper duo on National service

Jim Dreaper wants cut in the ground for Los Amigos and Goonyella ahead of the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse on Monday. Although the County Meath handler questioned whether the consistent Los Amigos can go the distance, Dreaper... Read More...

Blog: Loyalty or royalty – Carlton House or the 5m colt?

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Nicholas Godfrey is in Australia for the inaugural Championships, the southern hemisphere's richest racing festival. Read his latest dispatch. Read More...

Blog: Loyalty or royalty – Carlton House or the 5.6m colt?

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Nicholas Godfrey is in Australia for the inaugural Championships, the southern hemisphere's richest racing festival. Read his latest dispatch. Read More...

Blog: Loyalty and royalty – a NSW chief´s conundrum

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Nicholas Godfrey is in Australia for the inaugural Championships, the southern hemisphere's richest racing festival. Read his latest dispatch. Read More...

Blog: Loyalty or royalty – a NSW chief´s conundrum

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Nicholas Godfrey is in Australia for the inaugural Championships, the southern hemisphere's richest racing festival. Read his latest dispatch. Read More...

Ground quickens at Newmarket after dry night

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE ground at Newmarket for day one of the Craven meeting has been changed to good, good to firm in places (from good) after a dry night. Read More...

Newmarket ground quickens after dry night

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE ground at Newmarket for day one of the Craven meeting has been changed to good, good to firm in places (from good) after a dry night. Read More...

Newmarket ground quickens to good, good to firm in places

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE ground at Newmarket for day one of the Craven meeting has been changed to good, good to firm in places (from good) after a dry night. Read More...

Scott learns Melodic lesson

Jeremy Scott will plan next season's campaign for Melodic Rendezvous around soft ground whether it be over hurdles or fences. While Melodic Rendezvous will be schooled over the bigger obstacles in the autumn with a view to going novice chasing, Scot... Read More...

Bobs Worth unlikely for Punchestown

Nicky Henderson has firmed up some of his options for Punchestown but Bobs Worth is highly unlikely to be among his team. The Seven Barrows handler expects to take about 10 of his string over for the Festival but it will be Long Run, a faller in the... Read More...

Henderson to rely on Long Run at Punchestown

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NICKY HENDERSON is contemplating substituting one Cheltenham Gold Cup winner with another at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

Henderson set to rely on Long Run at Punchestown

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NICKY HENDERSON is contemplating substituting one Cheltenham Gold Cup winner with another at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

Henderson set to rely on Long Run at Punchestown

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NICKY HENDERSON is contemplating substituting one Cheltenham Gold Cup winner with another at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

Henderson set to rely on Long Run at Punchestown

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NICKY HENDERSON is contemplating substituting one Cheltenham Gold Cup winner with another at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

Free Eagle to miss Derby after suffering setback

Racing Post | 5 days ago
FREE EAGLE, a best-priced 16-1 shot for the Investec Derby, has met with a setback and will miss both the Epsom Classic and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Exciting Free Eagle to miss Derby after suffering setback

Racing Post | 5 days ago
FREE EAGLE, a best-priced 16-1 for the Investec Derby, has met with a setback and will miss both the Epsom Classic and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Read More...

Minstrel a Punchestown possible

Evan Williams is considering a trip to the Punchestown Festival with Court Minstrel following his good effort in defeat at Ayr last weekend. With Champion Hurdle runner-up My Tent Or Yours in the field, Court Minstrel looked to have his work cut out... Read More...

Williams – Buy needs to Wise up

Evan Williams is keeping his fingers crossed the talented Buywise can brush up his jumping in the Wooden Spoon Charity Silver Trophy at Cheltenham on Wednesday. The seven-year-old has been well placed by his trainer to rack up a hat-trick of victori... Read More...

Obliterator ready to roar for Lyons

Ger Lyons is looking forward to seeing what Obliterator can do on the track when he starts his three-year-old campaign in the ebm-papst Feilden Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday. The Oratorio colt, co-owned by Qatar Racing, has several lofty entries,... Read More...

Fly on track for more records

Hurricane Fly is on target to try for a sixth successive win at the Punchestown Festival. The remarkable 10-year-old, who boasts a record 19 Grade One victories, is on course for the Racing Post Champion Hurdle, which he has won for the last four se... Read More...

France: Goldy locks up rivals for Pantall and Veron

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GOLDY ESPONY (Alex Pantall/Fabrice Veron) continued her rise up the ranks with a gutsy defeat of favourite Hug And A Kiss in the Group 3 Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud. Read More...

Un De Sceaux in the frame for Fly and Jezki clash

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS has not ruled out the possibility of the unbeaten Un De Sceaux taking on Champion Hurdle winner Jezki and Hurricane Fly in a mouthwatering Racing Post Hurdle at Punchestown next month. Read More...

Joe considered for Cork encounter

Mossey Joe could make an appearance at Cork on Monday on his way to an intended run at the Punchestown Festival. The Enda Bolger-trained 11-year-old was all the rage for the Fox Hunters' Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree earlier this m... Read More...

Arod team take cautious approach

Connections of Monday's runaway Windsor winner Arod are keen to "let the dust settle" on his emphatic victory before committing to future targets. Third at Kempton on his only appearance as a juvenile, Peter Chapple-Hyam's Teofilo colt was backed as though defeat was out of the question upon his return to action. Although he pulled fiercely for much of the 10-furlong journey, Arod picked up strongly in the closing stages to seal a five-length victory under Jamie Spencer, earning him quotes of 33-1 for the Investec Derby at Epsom in June. Chapple-Hyam, who has trained two previous Derby winners in Dr Devious (1992) and Authorized (2007), was unsurprisingly keen to play down the hype on Monday. David Redvers, racing manager for the owners Qatar Racing, is similarly in no rush to get carried away at this stage. He said: "It was a smart performance. He got a bump early on in the race, which lit him up, so I think we'll be treating him with kid gloves to ensure he benefits from the experience, rather than gets lit up by it. "We'll let the dust settle, I'll have a chat with Peter and Sheikh Fahad and see where we go from here. No decisions have been made at this stage. "He could go quietly into a conditions race somewhere, or he could go for the Dante (York, May 15), we'll just have to wait and see." Redvers revealed some members of Chapple-Hyam's team feel the three-year-old compares favourably with unraced stable companion Hydrogen, who was the most expensive yearling bought anywhere in the world in 2012, costing Qatar Racing �2.5million. "It has long been the talk in Peter's yard that Arod is pretty smart," said Redvers. "I think half the yard were in the Arod camp and half the camp were in the Hydrogen camp, so it's nice at least one of them has come out and shown he's got it." Read More...