European Racing

O’Regan set to partner Hennessy hopeful Smad Place

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DENIS O'REGAN will bid for his first Hennessy Gold Cup triumph on Smad Place on Saturday after getting the call-up from trainer Alan King, whose regular riders Robert Thornton and Wayne Hutchinson are sidelined through injury. Read More...

Report says disgraced Fenton tried to hide drugs from officials

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DISGRACED trainer Philip Fenton, who is facing a three-year-ban from racing, tried to hide banned substances from officials when they visited his yard, a report from the Turf Club has said. Read More...

Disgraced Fenton ‘tried to hide drugs from officials’

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DISGRACED trainer Philip Fenton, who is facing a three-year-ban from racing, tried to hide banned substances from officials when they visited his yard, a report from the Turf Club has said. Read More...

Disgraced Fenton ‘tried to hide drugs from officials’

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DISGRACED trainer Philip Fenton, who is facing a three-year-ban from racing, tried to hide banned substances from officials when they visited his yard, a report from the Turf Club has said. Read More...

Sedgefield fiasco embarrassing, says PJA chief Struthers

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE void race fiasco at Sedgefield on Tuesday, in which riders completed the race but were subsequently banned for ten days after an incorrect flag was waved, is embarrassing and ridiculous, Paul Struthers has said. Read More...

Today’s racing: Bary raider Billabong ‘suited by trip’

Racing Post | 2 days ago
MANY of those at Kempton tonight would gladly swap the Sunbury sand for the beaches of Casablanca, but the Pascal Bary-trained Billabong is doing the opposite as he bids to take his total of wins to ten and add some British black type. Read More...

Cirrus Des Aigles confirmed for Hong Kong Cup

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE popular Cirrus Des Aigles, out of luck in four visits to Sha Tin, will aim to put that right in next month's Hong Kong Cup, the likely field of which on Wednesday took shape along with the other Longines-backed international races. Read More...

Exciting Un De Sceaux set for debut over fences

Racing Post | 2 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS is set to unleash another major Cheltenham Festival fancy on Thursday when the unbeaten Un De Sceaux makes his debut over fences. Read More...

Exciting Un De Sceaux to face 15 on chasing debut

Racing Post | 2 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS is set to unleash another major Cheltenham Festival fancy on Thursday when the unbeaten Un De Sceaux makes his debut over fences. Read More...

Racing launches initiative to help communities

Racing Post | 3 days ago
A NEW project, which it is hoped will help cement racing's place at the heart of communities across Britain, was unveiled on Tuesday night in the Houses of Parliament. Read More...

Grand National winner Mania quits the saddle

Racing Post | 3 days ago
GRAND NATIONAL-winning rider Ryan Mania has sensationally quit riding due to weight issues just 18 months after taking racing's most famous contest. Read More...

Grand National winner Mania quits the saddle

Racing Post | 3 days ago
GRAND NATIONAL-winning rider Ryan Mania has sensationally quit riding just 18 months after taking racing's most famous race due to weight issues. Read More...

Trainer Fenton appeals three-year drugs ban

Racing Post | 3 days ago
PHILIP FENTON has lodged an appeal against the severity of the three-year ban imposed on him by the Turf Club on Saturday for drugs-related offences. Read More...

Ten-day bans for riders in Sedgefield flag fiasco

Racing Post | 3 days ago
JOCKEYS involved in the voided race at Sedgefield have each been hit with ten-day bans after failing to react to an erroneous flag waved by a course official. Read More...

Former owner Knott guilty of passing on inside information

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ANTHONY KNOTT, the colourful dairy farmer and former owner, is facing a lengthy ban from racing after being found guilty of passing on inside information that could encourage lay betting. Read More...

Former owner Knott guilty of passing on inside information

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ANTHONY KNOTT, the colourful dairy farmer and former owner, is facing a lengthy ban from racing after being found guilty of passing on inside information. Read More...

Sedgefield contest voided after flag blunder

Racing Post | 3 days ago
A BLUNDER by the flagman at Sedgefield has resulted in the 3m3f handicap chase (1.20) being declared void. Read More...

Celtic Swing trainer Lady Herries dies aged 76

Racing Post | 3 days ago
LADY HERRIES, who trained outstanding Racing Post Trophy winner Celtic Swing during a fine career spanning over 40 years, has died aged 76. Read More...

Greatrex hopes Cole Harden can go the distance

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WARREN GREATREX believes there is more to come from Wetherby Grade 2 winner Cole Harden, with the five-year-old featuring among eight entries for the reopened bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Online exclusion scheme discussed

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE difficulties involved in creating a national online self-exclusion scheme were outlined to industry representatives last week at the Remote Gambling Association annual meeting in London. Read More...

Newbury´s history missing but former branding still around

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WHO hasn't registered a domain name, then not used it for about three years, let their debit card expire, then received a letter that ends: "We will now refer this matter to a debt collection agency"? Read More...

Sports betting integrity forum launched

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BOOKMAKERS, sports governing bodies, the Gambling Commission and law enforcement bodies came together in London last week for the formal launch of the Sports Betting Integrity Forum. Read More...

GMA support for women gamblers

Racing Post | 3 days ago
GORDON Moody Association (GMA), which offers innovative therapeutic support to problem gamblers, is launching a new intensive treatment programme to meet the needs of women. Read More...

McCoy to make return at Fontwell on Wednesday

Racing Post | 3 days ago
TONY McCOY will ease back into the saddle with his first ride since the beginning of the month at Fontwell on Wednesday. Read More...

Hong Kong: Trade Storm set for Sha Tin

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Hong Kong: Trade Storm, who has proved a fine international moneyspinner for David Simcock and owners Qatar Racing, is set for another foray abroad for the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Mile next month. Read More...

Liverpool FC announce Betfair tie-up

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BETFAIR have been announced as an official betting partner for Liverpool football club. Read More...

Popular PR man Alistair Haggis dies aged 51

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ALISTAIR HAGGIS, who held several high-profile roles in racing PR and sponsorship, has died. He was 51. Read More...

Today’s racing: King hopeful Star can make it four

Racing Post | 3 days ago
IT IS rare these days to witness a horse carry a double penalty, especially when competing in 3m chases on winter ground, but Southway Star today bids to defy a mark a stone higher than before her recent wins at Fontwell and Fakenham. Read More...

Crunch time as Sprinter Sacre close to return

Racing Post | 3 days ago
SPRINTER SACRE could have a racecourse gallop later this week but Nicky Henderson is still some way from committing the sport's highest-rated horse to Saturday week's 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. Read More...

France: Amulet off on her travels again

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BRITISH-trained challengers Amulet and Boomshackerlacker boast among the best recent form on offer in a field of 12 for the final turf pattern race to be run on the Flat in France this year. Read More...

In-form Hobbs gunning for second Hennessy

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PHILIP HOBBS sent out his 11th winner in as many days on Monday and the in-form trainer is hopeful about the chances of his Fingal Bay in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Read More...

Steroids vet Hughes banned for five years

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JOHN HUGHES, a retired Department of Agriculture vet, has been disqualified for five years by the Turf Club after being found in possession of "commercial quantities" of a potent anabolic steroid. Read More...

Irving and Purple in line for Fighting Fifth rematch

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IRVING could be given the chance to gain revenge on Purple Bay after the pair were among nine confirmations on Monday for the Grade 1 Stanjames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Read More...

Ladbrokes man Hurley bags betting shop award

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ADAM HURLEY, 31, of Ladbrokes, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham is the new Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year. Read More...

Ladbrokes man Hurley bags betting shop award

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ADAM HURLEY, 31, of Ladbrokes, Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham is the new Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year. Read More...

Buzz horse Djakadam now 4-1 for Hennessy

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ANTE-POST Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Djakadam is now a general 4-1 for Saturday's race following the latest forfeit stage on Monday, which left 23 horses engaged. Read More...

World Class: A danger Hong Kong will miss world’s best

Racing Post | 4 days ago
The big-end-of-season championship fixtures around the globe are having an impact on Hong Kong's prestigious December meeting, says international ratings expert Sam Walker. Read More...

Japan: Lemaire beaks leg in Kyoto fall

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE was in a Kyoto hospital on Monday having sustained a break to his right leg in a fall. Read More...

McGann joins Paddy Power board

Racing Post | 4 days ago
SMURFIT KAPPA chief executive Gary McGann has joined Paddy Power as an independent non-executive director of the company. Read More...

Nicholls eyeing more Saturday success with Rocky Creek

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PAUL NICHOLLS, who has bagged the big Saturday prizes for the last two weekends, has his eye on another with Rocky Creek, whom he hopes is spot on for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Read More...

‘Very fit’ Trading Leather gears up for Japan Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JIM BOLGER'S Japan Cup contender Trading Leather stretched his legs on Tokyo's dirt course on Monday, pleasing workrider Pat O'Donovan who reports last year's Irish Derby winner to be in fine form. Read More...

Today’s racing: Polly out to boost Henderson’s tally

Racing Post | 4 days ago
WITH six-time winner Quevega out of the way, there will be a new name on the David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle trophy in March and the search for likely British candidates starts in earnest this afternoon. Read More...

Welsh National or Lexus Chase next for Harry Topper

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE Coral Welsh Grand National or Lexus Chase are the targets for Harry Topper, who was pulled up in Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock on ground trainer Kim Bailey says was just not testing enough for his mud-loving stable star. Read More...

Many Clouds ‘now a man’ and ready for Hennessy Gold Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
LEADING Hennessy Gold Cup contender Many Clouds is very much a man this season, according to trainer Oliver Sherwood who thinks the seven-year-old is up to running a decent race off his rating in Newbury's famous handicap on Saturday. Read More...

Hong Kong-bound Red Cadeaux honoured by Aussies

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THREE-TIME Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux was honoured by Racing Victoria officials on Monday as he prepared to leave Australia for Hong Kong where he will bid for the second Group 1 of his career next month. Read More...

France: Vezelay shows class in Group 2 chase success

Racing Post | 5 days ago
AS A year when French chasing's biggest prizes have been dominated by five-year-olds draws towards a close, Vezelay (Emmanuel Clayeux/Jacques Ricou) put in a classy display to lead home a 1-2-3 for that generation. Read More...

Mullins readies Un De Sceaux for Thurles start

Racing Post | 5 days ago
UN DE SCEAUX is set to be unleashed over fences at Thurles on Thursday, with Willie Mullins bemoaning the lack of opportunities for his new recruits to chasing. Read More...

Navan: Balbriggan makes all to land Troytown

Racing Post | 5 days ago
BALBRIGGAN put in a good round of jumping and made every yard of the running to land this valuable handicap chase under a confident ride by Kevin Sexton. Read More...

Business bulletin: Paddy Power shares surge after strong growth

Racing Post | 5 days ago
PADDY POWER'S shares reached their highest level since January last week with the bookmaker reporting strong revenue growth during the third quarter and raising their forecasts for the year. Read More...

Vautour breezes to debut chase victory at Navan

Racing Post | 5 days ago
VAUTOUR oozed class as he made a perfect start to life over fences, jumping well as he cruised to a wide-margin victory under Ruby Walsh at Navan. Read More...