European Racing

Erysimum out to prove maiden win was no fluke

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SEVENTEEN lengths is a long winning margin in a 3m handicap chase, never mind a 7f maiden on the Flat - but that is how far Erysimum scored by at Sligo on the first day of this month, and she is out to follow up at Killarney this evening. Read More...

Erysimum out to show maiden win was no fluke

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SEVENTEEN lengths is a long winning margin in a 3m handicap chase, never mind a 7f maiden on the Flat - but that is how far Erysimum scored by at Sligo on the first day of this month, and she is out to follow up at Killarney this evening. Read More...

Rejected apprentice has point to prove to BHA on debut

Racing Post | 7 days ago
A 24-year-old initially rejected for a jockeys' licence because she was told she was too old will achieve what had looked impossible as she has her first ride at Lingfield today. Read More...

Clever Cookie camp to make late Gold Cup decision

Racing Post | 7 days ago
PETER NIVEN will leave a decision on Clever Cookie's participation in the Ascot Gold Cup as late as he possibly can and only run him if the ground is suitable. Read More...

Leicester empty as locals flock to Champions parade

Racing Post | 7 days ago
THERE were no queues at the bar at Leicester on Monday night where the attendance was a fraction of what the course would normally expect for an early summer evening fixture, as the meeting coincided with Leicester City's champions parade. Read More...

So Mi Dar ruled out of the Investec Oaks

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SO MI DAR, who had been second favourite for the Investec Oaks in what was set to be a mouthwatering clash with the brilliant 1,000 Guineas winner Minding, will miss the Epsom showpiece after pulling out lame on Monday morning. Read More...

So Mi Dar ruled out of the Investec Oaks

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JOHN GOSDEN has tonight ruled out Investec Oaks second favourite So Mi Dar from the Epsom Classic with the three-year-old found to be lame this morning. Read More...

Newcastle prepares for new all-weather dawn on Tuesday

Racing Post | 1 week ago
A NEW era dawns on Tuesday when Newcastle stages an eight-race Flat card on its new Tapeta surface just two and a half years after plans for an all-weather circuit were first unveiled. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: All-weather at Newcastle? What would Aunt Beth say

Racing Post | 1 week ago
WHO'D have thought it? Newcastle an all-weather track, Flat racing at Wetherby, over a third of this year's Flat meetings on non-turf surfaces. As my Aunt Beth would have said if she hadn't died, "What is the world coming to?" Read More...

Germany: Moore makes all to land Guineas on Knife

Racing Post | 1 week ago
RYAN MOORE confirmed his reputation as the world's top big-race jockey with victory on Marco Botti's Knife Edge in the German 2,000 Guineas at Cologne on Monday, following his success at Deauville on Sunday in the French equivalent. Read More...

Goldream ‘going like a rocket’ in Temple Stakes prep

Racing Post | 1 week ago
IT MAY have been a winter of discontent for Goldream in Dubai, but last year's King's Stand and Abbaye winner is now "going like a rocket", according to trainer Robert Cowell, and is set to be unleashed in Saturday's Group 2 Temp Read More...

Racing Rogues: Mad Moose chilled out but not totally reformed

Racing Post | 1 week ago
In the first of a week-long series on racing's equine characters, we look at Mad Moose and what life now holds. Read More...

Mottershead: PJA works well for riders and wider sport

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE BHA will start this week having ended the last one in a state of deep embarrassment. For the Professional Jockeys Association the situation is somewhat different. Read More...

De Sousa thinks Nemoralia will be tough to stop

Racing Post | 1 week ago
REIGNING champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa thinks Nemoralia will be impossible to stop in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot having witnessed her electric turn of foot up close last week. Read More...

Chesham the plan for Frankel son Cunco after debut win

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE success of Cunco, Frankel's first runner as a stallion at Newbury last Friday, has been hailed as great for racing by many of those involved with the 14-time unbeaten champion. Read More...

Chesham the plan for Frankel son Cunco

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE success of Cunco, Frankel's first runner as a stallion at Newbury last Friday, has been hailed as great for racing by many of those involved with the 14-time unbeaten champion. Read More...

World Class: The Gurkha can prove Derby ace for O’Brien

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Sam Walker looks back on the Classic action in France and thinks The Gurkha can go all the way at Epsom Read More...

BHA tight-lipped as criticism grows over Best case

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE BHA was on Sunday standing firm in the face of fierce criticism over its handling of the Jim Best inquiry as it declined to disclose any information about its client relationship with disciplinary panel chairman Matthew Lohn. Read More...

Germany: Knife Edge bids to emulate Excelebration

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Marco Botti´s Knife Edge (Ryan Moore) attempts at Cologne on Monday to become the eighth British-trained winner of the Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen (German 2,000 Guineas) this century. Read More...

BHA tight-lipped as criticism grows over case

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE BHA was on Sunday standing firm in the face of fierce criticism over its handling of the Jim Best inquiry as it declined to disclose any information about its client relationship with disciplinary panel chairman Matthew Lohn. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Taking joy in victory for the unknowns

Racing Post | 1 week ago
EVEN with cameras everywhere, who are they, what do they look like, what are they like? Are they charming or the opposite? Read More...

The Derby: Who runs? Who doesn’t? And who wins?

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE DERBY is less than three weeks away but one significant question remains: who exactly is going to line up in the world's most prestigious Flat race? Read More...

The Gurkha slashed for Derby after Poulains demolition

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ONLY 28 days after winning a Navan maiden on his second start, The Gurkha streaked away to score a dominant Classic success for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore. Read More...

The Gurkha slashed for Derby after Poulains demolition

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ONLY 28 days after winning a Navan maiden on his second start, The Gurkha streaked away to score a dominant Classic success for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore. Read More...

La Cressonniere denies Nathra to land Pouliches prize

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LA CRESSONNIERE maintained her unbeaten record and held off the late charge of the John Gosden-trained Nathra to take Classic honours. Read More...

France: La Cressonniere denies Nathra in Pouliches

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LA CRESSONNIERE maintained her unbeaten record and held off the late charge of the John Gosden-trained Nathra to take Classic honours. Read More...

France: La Cressonniere denies Nathra in Pouliches

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LA CRESSONNIERE maintained her unbeaten record and held off the late charge of the John Gosden-trained Nathra to take Classic honours. Read More...

La Cressonniere denies Nathra to land Pouliches

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LA CRESSONNIERE maintained her unbeaten record and held off the late charge of the John Gosden-trained Nathra to take Classic honours. Read More...

Japan: Straight Girl back in style for repeat Victoria Mile win

Racing Post | 1 week ago
STRAIGHT GIRL (Hideaki Fujiwara/Keita Tosaki) upset market predictions as she coasted to a comfortable success in the Victoria Mile, thereby repeating her success of 12 months earlier. Read More...

Zarak puts unbeaten record on the line in Poulains

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ZARAK carries more than just Christophe Soumillon on to the Deauville straight, with a genetic inheritance and two racecourse appearances suggesting Alain de Royer-Dupre may a colt with a decent share of the talent possessed by his mother Zarkava. Read More...

France: Zarak puts unbeaten record on the line in Poulains

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ZARAK carries more than just Christophe Soumillon on to the Deauville straight, with a genetic inheritance and two racecourse appearances suggesting Alain de Royer-Dupre may a colt with a decent share of the talent possessed by his mother Zarkava. Read More...

Business Bulletin: Falling revenues hit William Hill

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE problems experienced by William Hill's online division continue as the bookmaker revealed falling revenue in a trading update last Wednesday Read More...

USA: Acapulco warms up for Royal Ascot with easy win

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ROYAL ASCOT winner Acapulco (Wesley Ward/Robby Albarado) warmed up for a return visit to the royal meeting next month with a comfortable victory in this minor stakes race at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Read More...

USA: Mullins pair beaten by Rawnaq and Doyle

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Willie Mullins was unable to plunder the Grade 1 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee, but there was a strong Irish influence, with the winner, Rawnaq, formerly trained in Ireland. Read More...

Solicitor Mac Neice labels BHA ‘utter shambles’

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE BHA was on Saturday night described as "an utter shambles" as it emerged that concerns about Matthew Lohn's suitability to chair BHA disciplinary hearings were first raised more than a year before the Jim Best inquiry. Read More...

Alice Springs aims for her slice of glory in Pouliches

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MINDING may be the golden girl at Ballydoyle, but there will be a special place reserved for Alice Springs if she is able to provide her trainer Aidan O'Brien with a first win in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches on Sunday. Read More...

France: Alice Springs aims for slice of glory in Pouliches

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MINDING may be the golden girl at Ballydoyle, but there will be a special place reserved for Alice Springs if she is able to provide her trainer Aidan O'Brien with a first win in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches on Sunday. Read More...

Australia: Allen claims maiden Group 1 in Derby

Racing Post | 1 week ago
FORMER Irish-based jump jockey John Allen claimed a milestone Group 1 win on the Flat in the South Australian Derby at Morphettville aboard 4-1 chance Howard Be Thy Name (Darren Weir) Read More...

Belardo strikes to give Godolphin another Lockinge

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BELARDO gave Godolphin back-to-back successes in the Lockinge Stakes as he pounced late to beat the resolute Euro Charline with Endless Drama third on his first start for nearly a year. Read More...

Astronereus lands Al Rayyan as Eagle Top fails to soar

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ASTRONEREUS, the outsider of the five runners, produced a strong staying effort to power past Ayrad in the final stages to score at 14-1 with favourite Eagle Top slowly away and never involved in the race. Read More...

David Baxter: four two-year-olds it will pay to follow

Racing Post | 1 week ago
David Baxter casts his eye over the juveniles it can pay to follow this season. Read More...

Hannon: Toormore has huge chance in Lockinge

Racing Post | 1 week ago
TOORMORE attempts to go one better than last year in this afternoon's Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and maintain connections' fine record in the £350,000 contest. Read More...

Qatar Racing buy Irish Guineas hope Now Or Never

Racing Post | 1 week ago
QATAR RACING have added another string to their bow by purchasing Irish 1,000 Guineas hope Now Or Never. Read More...

Germany: The Twisler contests leading staying race

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JANE CHAPPLE-HYAM'S The Twisler, partnered by Austrian jockey Andreas Suborics, faces eight opponents in Sunday' s Oleander-Rennen at Hoppegarten, one of Germany' s top staying races. Read More...

Eagle Top out to reign supreme in Al Rayyan

Racing Post | 1 week ago
OVER to you brother. Two days after Wings Of Desire announced himself as a serious Classic candidate, his more established older sibling Eagle Top makes his first start since last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Read More...

Jim Best conviction to be quashed after BHA admission

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE British Horseracing Authority's case against trainer Jim Best took another twist late last night with the ruling body now admitting the recent verdict will have to be quashed. Read More...

Drying ground eases worries for Lockinge hopes

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FEARS that the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes could be run on extremely testing ground are easing all the time after the ground dried on Friday in advance of the course's major Flat prize. Read More...

Dry night leads to going change at Newbury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FEARS that the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes could be run on extremely testing ground are easing all the time as the ground continues to dry out in advance of the course's major Flat prize. Read More...

You can now bet with Paddy Power on our site

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
So when you'e made your selection you can bet directly with Paddy Power without having to leave the card Read More...

Fortune favours the brave

Bill Gredley emerged from working class roots in London’s East End to make his mark in the property business while the commercial world no longer holds him in thrall, the same cannot be said of his thoroughbreds more » Read More...