European Racing

Ashforth’s Angles: Introducing the best Flat jockey in Britain

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE best Flat jockey in Britain is riding at Wolverhampton. It isn't Jim Crowley or Silvestre de Sousa or Ryan Moore or Adam Kirby. They are all statistical minnows compared with Mr Simon Walker. Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Cue Card third favourite for Gold Cup glory

Another win for the mighty Cue Card firmed up his position in the Gold Cup betting behind stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River. Read about that and all the other notable Cheltenham Festival betting moves here... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: Ascot preview pointers

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Key pointers and panel picks from the Cheltenham Festival preview evening. Read More...

Exciting Sutton Place storms to Boyne Hurdle glory

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ODDS-ON favourite Sutton Place gave his backers a few anxious moments but ultimately ran out an authoritative winner of this Grade 2 prize, beating his Gordon Elliott-trained stablemate De Plotting Shed by three and three-quarter lengths. Read More...

Exciting Sutton Place storms to Boyne Hurdle glory

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ODDS-ON favourite Sutton Place gave his backers a few anxious moments but ultimately ran out an authoritative winner of this Grade 2 prize, beating his Gordon Elliott-trained stablemate De Plotting Shed by three and three-quarter lengths. Read More...

Japan: Gold Dream takes prestigious February Stakes

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WITH Ryan Moore's mount Moanin disappointing, second favourite Gold Dream (Mirco Demuro/Osamu Hirata) held off his rivals in the stretch to claim the February Stakes, the most prestigious dirt race of the Japanese winter-spring calendar. Read More...

Hong Kong: Britannia winner stakes Derby claim

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ROYAL ASCOT form came to the fore at Sha Tin on Sunday, as a pair of handicappers formerly trained in Britain landed big prizes. Read More...

Japan: Epicharis earns Kentucky Derby spot with win

Racing Post | 3 days ago
EPICHARIS (Kiyoshi Hagiwara/Christophe Lemaire) earned an invitation to the Kentucky Derby at Louisville in May after landing this contest, the second of two races in the Japan ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby' series. Read More...

Cliffs Of Dover Triumph bid beached through injury

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PAUL NICHOLLS will not have a runner in the JCB Triumph Hurdle this season as he ruled Cliffs Of Dover out for the season on Sunday. Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Triumph Hurdle hopeful Cliffs of Dover will miss the Festival

Paul's Festival hopes have taken a knock with the news that Cliffs of Dover will miss next month's action at Cheltenham Read More...

Five things we learned from Saturday’s racing

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Five things we learned from Saturday's racing. Read More...

Australia: Winx aims for win 15 in Chipping Norton

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Winx and Hartnell will lock horns again next Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, with the mighty mare chasing a 15th consecutive victory. Read More...

Australia: Winx could surpass Phar Lap in Chipping Norton

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Winx and Hartnell will lock horns again next Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, with the mighty mare chasing a 15th consecutive victory. Read More...

Winter Derby favourite Mutakayyef confirmed for race

Racing Post | 4 days ago
MUTAKAYYEF is staying close to home for his Dubai Turf warm up as connections have decided to take in next Saturday's Betway-sponsored Winter Derby at Lingfield. Read More...

AP McCoy film gets BBC airing on Sunday night

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TELEVISION viewers will get to appreciate Sir Anthony McCoy in the most forensic manner yet on Sunday evening when 'Being AP', the acclaimed film charting his final year in the saddle, is shown on BBC2 at 10pm. Read More...

McCoy film gets BBC airing on Sunday night

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TELEVISION viewers will get to appreciate Sir Anthony McCoy in the most forensic manner yet on Sunday evening when 'Being AP', the acclaimed film charting his final year in the saddle, is shown on BBC2 at 10pm. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps Ascot Chase rivals

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition in Ascot Chase

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition in Ascot Chase

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Ascot: Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HIS younger stablemates may have stolen the limelight in recent months but at Ascot on Saturday Cue Card served a timely reminder of his own wondrous talent. Read More...

Gowran: Tombstone drops Jezki for Red Mills Hurdle win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A DOWNCAST afternoon for owner JP McManus' Champion Hurdle team was completed as second-favourite Tombstone overcame Jezki to take the Red Mills Trial Hurdle under Bryan Cooper. Read More...

Gowran: Tombstone drops Jezki for Red Mills win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A DOWNCAST afternoon for owner JP McManus' Champion Hurdle team was completed as second-favourite Tombstone overcame Jezki to take the Red Mills Trial Hurdle under Bryan Cooper. Read More...

Haydock: Vieux battles to National Trial success

Racing Post | 4 days ago
VIEUX LION ROUGE followed up his Becher Chase victory in December with a gutsy three-and-a-quarter-length success here from topweight Blaklion. Read More...

Wincanton: Yanworth divides opinion in Kingwell

Racing Post | 4 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'Tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...

Yanworth denies Ch’tibello in Kingwell cracker

Racing Post | 4 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...

Bookmakers divided on Yanworth after Kingwell victory

Racing Post | 4 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'Tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...

Smith sticks to his guns after O’Leary weights outburst

Racing Post | 5 days ago
PHIL SMITH has come out fighting in response to stinging criticism from Michael O'Leary, who owns three of the four highest-weighted horses in the Randox Health Grand National. Read More...

Australia: Terravista gains compensation in Lightning

Racing Post | 5 days ago
AGONISINGLY denied last year, Terravista this time claimed victory in a dramatic running of the Black Caviar Lightning, with three horses withdrawn in the stalls. Read More...

The Saturday Briefing: news, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ANY day when whose star attraction is arguably the most popular horse in training has to be a good day. Today is such a day. Read More...

Walsh suffers broken arm in Wolverhampton fall

Racing Post | 5 days ago
EOIN WALSH and William Cox were reported to be in "good spirits" following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton on Friday night. Read More...

Twiston-Davies expects Blaklion to roar at Haydock

Racing Post | 5 days ago
IT MAY be 12 years since a winner of Haydock's Betfred Grand National Trial went on to figure prominently in the National itself, but a combination of decent ground and a classy line-up makes this a race entirely worthy of its name. Read More...

Cue Card seeks repeat Ascot Chase victory four years on

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CUE CARD is ready to bridge a four-year gap between appearances at the royal racecourse as he returns in search of another Betfair Ascot Chase victory and a ninth Grade 1 triumph. Read More...

Cox and Walsh taken to hospital after Wolverhampton pile-up

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JOCKEYS William Cox and Eoin Walsh have been taken to hospital following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton. Read More...

Cox and Walsh taken to hospital after Wolverhampton falls

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JOCKEYS William Cox and Eoin Walsh have been taken to hospital following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton. Read More...

Gold Cup: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 5 days ago
The Gold Cup, Friday's summit of the entire festival, has a more open look to it than was once the case and it could therefore draw in horses that otherwise might have contested the Ryanair or, in at least one instance, the Champion Chase. The prosp Read More...

Fairytale success for Disney in Royal Artillery Gold Cup

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CAPTAIN Guy Disney, who lost his right leg below the knee while serving in Helmand in 2009, secured an emotional success aboard Rathlin Rose in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown on Friday. Read More...

Blackmore and Holden lose Look Closer appeal

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JOCKEY Rachael Blackmore and trainer Ellmarie Holden have lost their appeals against the penalties imposed on them at Fairyhouse on February 4 when the acting stewards found them in breach of rule 212 over the running and riding of Look Closer after the Read More...

Yanworth faces six rivals in final festival prep

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ALAN KING will put the finishing touches to Champion Hurdle third favourite Yanworth's Cheltenham Festival preparations in Wincanton's Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle after the seven-year-old was among the seven entries. Read More...

Paralysed Tylicki plans riding lesson next week

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FREDDY TYLICKI is to sit on a horse for the first time since his life-changing fall in a riding lesson planned for next week. Read More...

Jezki in demand for Stayers´ Hurdle bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
PUNTERS appear to be convinced that the chief threat to Unowhatimeanharry in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle will also be carrying green and gold hoops, with Jezki reportedly "smashed up" on Thursday. Read More...

Gigginstown boss blasts handicapper Phil Smith

Racing Post | 6 days ago
GIGGINSTOWN House Stud owner Michael O'Leary has accused BHA head of handicapping Phil Smith of making up the rules as he goes along as he ruled favourite Don Poli out of the Randox Health Grand National because of his allotted weight. Read More...

Stayers’ Hurdle: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The shape of the feature race of the third day of the Cheltenham Festival has a lot to do with that of the opening day's Champion Hurdle and much will depend on whether owners and trainers fancy a shot at the latter. Read More...

BHA handicapping chief defends Irish approach

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE BHA's head of handicapping Phil Smith has come out in defence of his policy of handicapping Irish horses separately to the Irish Turf Club following controversy over his framing of the Grand National weights. Read More...

Decorated Knight to miss Winter Derby

Racing Post | 7 days ago
ANTE-POST favourite Decorated Knight is set to miss the Betway Winter Derby on Saturday week in favour of a Group 1 bid in Dubai. Read More...

Kylemore Lough not among Ascot Chase sextet

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SECOND-FAVOURITE Kylemore Lough was the only one of seven entries for Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase withdrawn at Thursday's declaration stage. Read More...

Cue Card set for Gold Cup as Ryanair option ditched

Racing Post | 7 days ago
COLIN TIZZARD and owner Jean Bishop want to put the record straight in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Cue Card and have shown their single-mindedness by taking him out of the Ryanair Chase. Read More...

De Bromhead hoping to get Identity Thief back on track at Navan

Racing Post | 1 week ago
HENRY DE BROMHEAD is hoping for a change of luck for Navan-bound Identity Thief, who will this weekend bid to augment his Cheltenham Festival prospects with what would be a welcome and much-needed victory in the Grade 3 Flyingbolt. Read More...

De Bromhead hoping to get Identity Thief back on track

Racing Post | 1 week ago
HENRY DE BROMHEAD is hoping for a change of luck for Navan-bound Identity Thief, who will this weekend bid to augment his Cheltenham Festival prospects with what would be a welcome and much-needed victory in the Grade 3 Flyingbolt. Read More...

Awkward weights launch guests ‘rude’ says Aintree boss

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AINTREE supremo John Baker has confessed to frustration at the manner in which the significantly altered Grand National weights unveiling panned out and used the word "rude" to describe how some invited guests behaved. Read More...

Champion Chase: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The presence of Douvan means this is the likely first port of call for favourite backers trying to find a Festival banker. Read More...