European Racing

Ascot delight at international cast for Group 1s

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ASCOT has expressed its satisfaction after receiving entries from ten different countries for the eight Group 1 races at the royal meeting in June. Read More...

McNamara upbeat as he recovers from serious injuries

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ROBBIE McNAMARA is in high spirits as he continues to recover from the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a heavy fall at Wexford this month. Read More...

Upbeat McNamara optimistic about recovery

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ROBBIE McNAMARA is still waiting for the feeling to return in his legs but is in "great spirits" as he continues to recover from the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a heavy fall at Wexford this month. Read More...

Intilaaq team hang fire on Guineas decision

Racing Post | 3 days ago
IMPRESSIVE Newbury winner Intilaaq could yet be supplemented for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas on Saturday week after he was reported to have come out of his eight-length triumph in good shape. Read More...

Troubled Ladbrokes reveal hefty drop in profits

Racing Post | 3 days ago
FOLLOWING Tuesday’s announcement that Ladbrokes seek to place their Irish division in examinership, the firm revealed further troubling news with first quarter operating profit down a hefty 22.3 per cent from the same period last year. Read More...

Troubled Ladbrokes reveal hefty drop in profits

Racing Post | 3 days ago
FOLLOWING Tuesday’s announcement that Ladbrokes seek to place their Irish division in examinership, the firm revealed further troubling news with first quarter operating profit down a hefty 22.3 per cent from the same period last year. Read More...

Blog: Baffert once again holds the aces for Kentucky Derby

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IT WASN'T that many years ago that the season's first Classic would most often be dominated by one of three trainers - Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert or Nick Zito. In more recent seasons, however, things have changed a bit. Read More...

Dettori hopeful about chances in Derby Trial

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TWENTY years ago Frankie Dettori teamed up with John Gosden and almost won the Derby. Tamure was denied only in the final strides by Lammtarra but two decades on the old alliance has been restored. Read More...

Dettori upbeat about chances in Derby Trial

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TWENTY years ago Frankie Dettori teamed up with John Gosden and almost won the Derby. Tamure was denied only in the final strides by Lammtarra but two decades on the old alliance has been restored. Read More...

Wind operation grand plan for Godsmejudge

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GODSMEJUDGE, who was pulled up in the Crabbie's Grand National before the second last, will be aimed at the Aintree marathon again next season. Read More...

Henderson star duo confirmed for Sandown

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AN already momentous Sandown card on Saturday has been boosted further by the confirmation on Tuesday that Nicky Henderson-trained stablemates Sprinter Sacre and Bobs Worth will both be in action. Read More...

Henderson star duo confirmed for Sandown

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AN already momentous Sandown card on Saturday has been boosted further by the confirmation on Tuesday that Nicky Henderson-trained stablemates Sprinter Sacre and Bobs Worth will both be in action. Read More...

Ladbrokes Ireland moves to safeguard business

Racing Post | 4 days ago
LADBROKES IRELAND has moved to "safeguard the business" of 196 betting shops and 840 staff by submitting application to be placed in examinership by the Irish High Court. Read More...

USA: Injury could rule Shared Belief out for 2015

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AMERICA'S top dirt performer Shared Belief could miss the rest of 2015 as a result of the injury he sustained in Saturday's Charles Town Classic. Read More...

Mullins sweet on Vautour for Champion Chase

Racing Post | 4 days ago
VAUTOUR, described by Willie Mullins as among the best he's ever had, will step out of novice company to tackle the BoyleSports Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival. Read More...

Touchbet named as the buyer of Sporting Index

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TOUCHBET, a Malta-based B2B business that provides odds and risk management for sports-betting operators, has been named as the buyer of Sporting Index, the world’s largest sports spread-betting company. Read More...

Hurricane Fly could be stepped up to three miles

Racing Post | 4 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS revealed 22-times Grade 1 winner Hurricane Fly may step up to three miles for the first time at Punchestown, swerving a rematch with Faugheen to contest the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle. Read More...

Mullins leaning towards three miles for Hurricane Fly

Racing Post | 4 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS revealed 22-times Grade 1 winner Hurricane Fly may step up to three miles for the first time at Punchestown, swerving a rematch with Faugheen to contest the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle. Read More...

Two match races as Exeter suffers small-fields

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A GLUT of fixtures in the West Country and drying ground conditions were put forward as major factors to Tuesday’s small fields at Exeter, with the track finding itself in the extremely rare position of staging two matches. Read More...

Three match races as Exeter suffers small-fields

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A GLUT of fixtures in the West Country and drying ground conditions were put forward as major factors to Tuesday’s small fields at Exeter, with the track finding itself in the extremely rare position of staging three matches. Read More...

Double gives Bowen edge in conditionals’ title race

Racing Post | 5 days ago
SEAN BOWEN'S double at Newton Abbot on Monday night edged him two ahead of Nico de Boinville in the duo's ding-dong battle for the conditional jockeys' title, which concludes at Sandown on Saturday. Read More...

USA: Prolific trainer Leatherbury joins Hall of Fame

Racing Post | 5 days ago
KING LEATHERBURY, fourth in the all-time list of winningmost trainers with nearly 6,500 victories, has been voted into the US Hall of Fame along with three others on Monday. Read More...

France: Noozhoh faces Listed prep for Krisflyer

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NOOZHOH CANARIAS will make a low-key return to action on Tuesday in the Listed Prix Sevannes (1.20pm BST) over 6f at Maisons-Laffitte. Read More...

France: Royer-Dupre hails ‘serious horse’ Karaktar

Racing Post | 5 days ago
KARAKTAR (Alain de Royer-Dupre/Christophe Soumillon) eased to a first Group success and put himself firmly in the picture to spearhead the Aga Khan's bid for an eighth Prix du Jockey Club victory. Read More...

France: Royer-Dupre hails ‘interesting’ Karaktar

Racing Post | 5 days ago
KARAKTAR (Alain de Royer-Dupre/Christophe Soumillon) eased to a first Group success and put himself firmly in the picture to spearhead the Aga Khan's bid for an eighth Prix du Jockey Club victory. Read More...

Hong Kong: All systems go for Red Cadeaux QEII bid

Racing Post | 5 days ago
RED CADEAUX is reported to be in “great order” as the globetrotting nine-year-old bids to add to his near £5 million prize-money haul in the Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on Sunday. Read More...

Hootenanny and Sunset Glow out of the Guineas

Racing Post | 5 days ago
HOOTENANNY and Sunset Glow, who had been under consideration for the opening Classics of the season at Newmarket next month by US trainer Wesley Ward, have been scratched from the races. Read More...

Namhroodah has Group 1 potential says Tate

Racing Post | 5 days ago
TRAINER James Tate is mapping out a potential Classic campaign for Namhroodah with the Investec Oaks under consideration for the unbeaten filly. Read More...

Magic start for Poet’s Voice

Richard Fahey-trained juvenile is first runner and first winner for Darley freshman more » Read More...

Rust outlines aims for growth with racing ‘at a crossroads’

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE racing industry is "at a crossroads" according to new chief executive Nick Rust, but he is confident the BHA and other senior figures in racing can successfully implement a 'Strategy for Growth' to move the sport in the right dire Read More...

Rust outlines aims for growth with racing at ‘crossroads’

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE racing industry is "at a crossroads" according to new chief executive Nick Rust, but he is confident the BHA and other senior figures in racing can successfully implement a 'Strategy for Growth'. Read More...

McCoy left as a free agent for bet365 Gold Cup

Racing Post | 5 days ago
TONY McCOY could be very hot property for Saturday's bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown, as he will not be riding for his boss JP McManus in the Grade 3. Read More...

USA: Stevens desperate to run Peace And War in Oaks

Racing Post | 5 days ago
OLLY STEVENS will await next week's entries stage for the Kentucky Oaks with nervous anticipation, as Peace And War retains a slim chance of making the field for the Grade 1 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

USA: Stevens desperate for War to make cut for Oaks

Racing Post | 5 days ago
OLLY STEVENS will await next week's entries stage for the Kentucky Oaks with nervous anticipation, as Peace And War retains a slim chance of making the field for the Grade 1 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Stobart Group to sponsor jockeys’ championship

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THIS year's new-look British Flat jockeys' championship will officially be sponsored by the Stobart Group, it was revealed on Monday. Read More...

World Class: Quirky Duramente could be next Japanese star

Racing Post | 5 days ago
International ratings expert Sam Walker looks at the next potential Japanese superstar, Duramente. Read More...

Mullen recovering after surgery on abscess

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ANDREW MULLEN is hoping to make a swift return to the saddle after ending up in hospital to have an abscess drained from his back. Read More...

Mullins could run Sceaux or Vautour in Champion

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS is strongly considering breaking one of his own rules by targeting a novice at a senior chase, with either Un De Sceaux or Vautour a candidate to step up to the top level at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

France: Classic hopefuls face Longchamp test

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A RACE which has produced an Irish Derby winner (Soldier Of Fortune) and a Prix du Jockey Club hero (Anabaa Blue) since the turn of the millennium, the Prix Noailles paid the price last year for a frequent lack of depth. Read More...

Appleby bullish about Pretend’s switch to turf

Racing Post | 6 days ago
CHARLIE APPLEBY is planning a Royal Ascot prep on turf next month for All-Weather Finals Day sensation Pretend. Read More...

O’Brien misses ride due to positive breath test

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TOM O'BRIEN was forced to miss his ride at Stratford on Sunday afternoon after failing an alcohol test. Read More...

O’Brien misses ride due to positive breath test

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TOM O'BRIEN was forced to miss his ride at Stratford on Sunday afternoon after failing an alcohol test. Read More...

Burke to target new Group 1 sprint with Toocoolforschool

Racing Post | 6 days ago
KARL BURKE is ready to drop Saturday's Aon Greenham Stakes fifth Toocoolforschool back to sprinting, with the new Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on the agenda. Read More...

Bolger bags huge Curragh treble

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JIM BOLGER'S day at the Curragh went from fine to fabulous as Parish Hall led home another 1-2 for the trainer when landing the Listed Alleged Stakes. Read More...

Bolger strikes Gladness gold with 50-1 stunner

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FLIGHT RISK caused a 50-1 upset for trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning in this £62,500 contest as the leading contenders failed to fire. Read More...

Bolger strikes Gladness gold with 50-1 stunner

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FLIGHT RISK caused a 50-1 upset for trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning in this £62,500 contest as the leading contenders failed to fire. Read More...

Risk strikes Gladness gold in 50-1 stunner

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FLIGHT RISK caused a 50-1 upset for trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning in this £62,500 contest as the leading contenders failed to fire. Read More...

Tiggy Wiggy still on course for 1,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TIGGY WIGGY remains on course for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas on May 3 despite suffering defeat on her seasonal comeback in the Fred Darling Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Business Bulletin: No swift resolution for 666bet customers

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The Racing Post's industry editor Bill Barber takes a look at what has been making the news off the track. Read More...