European Racing

Saphir camp hopeful he can deliver at Newbury

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE TIME for Saphir Du Rheu to stop being a talking horse and deliver is upon us, his champion trainer Paul Nicholls said on Wednesday as he put the finishing touches to the grey's preparation for the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday. Read More...

James Doyle to ride for Godolphin in Australia

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JAMES DOYLE, who recently lost his position as first rider to Saeed Bin Suroor, will take up riding duties with Godolphin in Australia while allegations made against James McDonald are investigated. Read More...

Twitter jockey Dobie finishes seventh on Secret Interlude

Racing Post | 1 week ago
GEORGIA DOBIE, whose ride on Secret Interlude was the result of a Twitter poll by trainer Jamie Osborne, finished seventh on the filly in the closing apprentice handicap at Kempton on Wednesday. Read More...

Gigginstown trio ruled out of Hennessy bid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT IS looking increasingly likely that there will be no Irish-trained chaser in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Dotty flying the flag for Italy at Towcester

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ITALIAN horsemen thrive in Britain. Who, over the age of 130, can possibly forget the romantic tale of Signorinetta and Edoardo Ginistrelli? Read More...

Grand National hero Red Marauder dies aged 26

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RED MARAUDER, winner of the memorable but controversial 2001 Grand National, has died at the age of 26. Read More...

Cole Harden set for chase debut at Wetherby

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TRAINER Warren Greatrex has revealed that stable star Cole Harden, winner of the 2015 World Hurdle, has been pencilled in to make his debut over fences at Wetherby on Saturday week. Read More...

BHA counsel told ‘you need to put the case in clear terms’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE BHA lead counsel was told on Wednesday he was not presenting his case against Jim Best in clear terms as he was, in effect, advised to get to the heart of the allegations against the trainer that he ordered conditional jockey Paul John to stop two ho Read More...

Best: Paul John was not dedicated at all

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM BEST on Wednesday said he took on Paul John as a conditional at the suggestion of jockeys' agent Dave Roberts but once he joined had to take him to task about his lifestyle and attitude to work. Read More...

Surf and Turf: Racing caught up in new post-truth world online

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NOW Pokemon Go has fizzled out, the big thing is fake news. People are just making it up. And Facebook publishes it, if you can call Facebook a publisher. It's like calling a lamppost a publisher when someone sticks a missing cat flyer on it. Read More...

Champagne Fever and Windermere return at Thurles

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THURLES serves up a midweek treat on Thursday as a pair of former Cheltenham Festival winners make their long-awaited return to action. Read More...

Boston Bob set to join cross-country ranks

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOSTON BOB, winner of the Grade 1 Bowl at Aintree and the Punchestown Gold Cup in the spring of 2014, is set to tackle cross-country races this winter and will carry the colours of champion amateur Patrick Mullins and his friends. Read More...

Boston Bob to join cross-country ranks this season

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOSTON BOB, winner of the Grade 1 Bowl at Aintree and the Punchestown Gold Cup in the spring of 2014, is set to tackle cross-country races this winter and will carry the colours of champion amateur Patrick Mullins and his friends. Read More...

Highland Reel among stars set for Hong Kong

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGHLAND REEL will bid to defend his Hong Kong Vase crown at Sha Tin next month after he featured among 56 selected runners for the end-of-season Hong Kong International Races. Read More...

Wednesday’s advice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Paul Kealy is Pricewise Extra on Wednesday Read More...

Scudamore has faith in Hennessy mount Temps

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM SCUDAMORE believes Hennessy second favourite Un Temps Pour Tout and Gold Cup market leader Thistlecrack can give him an afternoon to remember at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Scudamore has faith in Hennessy mount Un Temps Pour Tout

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM SCUDAMORE believes Hennessy second favourite Un Temps Pour Tout and Gold Cup market leader Thistlecrack can give him an afternoon to remember at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Barters Hill out for season but Pauling hopeful of return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BEN PAULING'S stable star Barters Hill has been ruled out for the rest of the season with the injury he sustained at Cheltenham's Open meeting, but the trainer is hopeful the six-year-old will return next year. Read More...

Boudot makes history with Chantilly four-timer

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE may have been some debate about exactly what the target was, but Pierre-Charles Boudot sailed into the record books as the most successful Flat jockey in a European calendar year with a four-timer at Chantilly on Tuesday. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: the people need to be heard

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON WEDNESDAY all eyes (maybe not quite all) will be on Georgia Dobie in the apprentice race at Kempton (7.55). Dobie, yet to finish in the first four in a dozen rides, has been chosen by the people to partner Secret Interlude for Jamie Osborne Read More...

Best witness claims John ‘not in control’ of horse at Plumpton

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FORMER Irish champion jump jockey Tom Morgan on Tuesday described the rider who claims Jim Best ordered him to stop two horses, as a novice who was incapable of restraining his horse and got tired. Read More...

John claims Best gave ‘masterclass’ in stopping horses

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL JOHN on Tuesday claimed he was given a "masterclass" in stopping horses by trainer Jim Best and his brother Tom the night he had ridden Echo Bravo, one of the two horses he claims he did not ride to win on his former boss's orders. Read More...

Popular Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude retired

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MONBEG DUDE, who cut through the heavy ground at Chepstow like a hot knife through butter for a memorable success in the Welsh National, has been retired. Read More...

Drumacoo ‘unknown quantity’ in Hennessy field

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BEN PAULING believes Drumacoo is the unknown quantity of the 28-strong Hennessy Gold Cup entries with the seven-year-old having completed just two career starts over fences in January this year. Read More...

Southwell abandon meeting after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Southwell abandons card after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Southwell cancels card after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Paul John denies BHA deal in Jim Best rehearing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL JOHN on Monday repeatedly denied he had cut a deal with the BHA to give evidence against Jim Best as the trainer's rehearing began at BHA headquarters in London. Read More...

Johnson relishing Hennessy ride on Native River

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson has never won the Hennessy Gold Cup, but hopes to put that right at Newbury on Saturday with the help of Native River. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Nigella the one and only at Southwell

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RACEGOERS at Southwell are in for a rare treat, as long as the meeting passes a morning inspection. Treat may be the wrong word but rare is definitely right. Read More...

Osborne lets Twitter decide who lands Kempton ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BIG votes have been a talking point this year, and Jamie Osborne let the people have their say when trying to find an apprentice to ride for him at Kempton on Wednesday. Read More...

Moore readies chasing aces for twin Tingle Creek strike

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIRE DE GRUGY will head to next month's Betfair Tingle Creek, which he won last year and in 2013, off the back of one of his best ever performances, reckons Gary Moore. Read More...

Robert Mabbett named Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ROBERT MABBETT, 37, of Betfred is the new Racing Post/SIS Manager of the Year. Read More...

Paul John evidence heard as Jim Best inquiry returns

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL JOHN repeated his original evidence over the ride he gave Echo Brava at Plumpton last December as the rehearing of the Jim Best case began at the BHA in London on Monday. Read More...

Altior makes seamless start to life over fences

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE were no alarms, and few surprises, as Racing Post Arkle favourite Altior made a successful chasing debut at Kempton on Monday. Read More...

Johnson Houghton hoping Dragon roars in Qatar

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EVE JOHNSON HOUGHTON is hoping to cap what has already been a very good year on a high as stable star Scarlet Dragon is heading to Doha for the Qatar Derby. Read More...

Bass suffers multiple cheekbone fractures in Ascot fall

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOCKEY David Bass is set to be sidelined for some time after suffering facial injuries in a dramatic fall in the novice handicap chase at Ascot on Saturday. Read More...

Altior makes eagerly anticipated chase debut at Kempton

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RACING POST ARKLE CHASE favourite Altior faces only one opponent when he makes his debut over fences on Monday on a Kempton card that always has special significance in Nicky Henderson's diary. Read More...

Tizzard prepares Thistlecrack and co for Newbury assault

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WITH the first leg of chasing's Triple Crown secured by Cue Card, Colin Tizzard has his sights on another weekend of riches when he unleashes Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack and Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Native River at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Jim Best rehearing: Key questions for this week

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ONE of the most controversial cases in recent racing history resumes on Monday as Jim Best faces the BHA disciplinary panel. Here we refresh you of what has happened so far and what to expect. Read More...

Jim Best rehearing: The key questions for this week

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ONE of the most controversial cases in recent racing history resumes on Monday as Jim Best faces the BHA disciplinary panel. Here we refresh you of what has happened so far and what to expect. Read More...

Ashforth Angles: A Cheltenham Festival winner for you all

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EVERY year, people wonder what Jonjo O'Neill is going to pluck out of the bag for the Cheltenham Festival. Luckily for you, I've already worked it out and the occupant of the bag is running at Kempton on Monday. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: A Cheltenham Festival winner for you all

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EVERY year, people wonder what Jonjo O'Neill is going to pluck out of the bag for the Cheltenham Festival. Luckily for you, I've already worked it out and the occupant of the bag is running at Kempton on Monday. Read More...

‘Special’ win for trainer Tylicki after brother’s injury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MADELEINE TYLICKI said First To Boogie's success at Punchestown on Sunday was "special" as the trainer claimed her first win just weeks after brother Freddy was paralysed from the chest down in a fall. Read More...

Punchestown: Nichols Canyon retains Morgiana Hurdle crown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICHOLS CANYON recorded back-to-back wins in the Morgiana Hurdle and provided his trainer Willie Mullins with a sixth successive victory in what turned out to be a surprisingly easy triumph. Read More...

Classy Nichols Canyon retains Morgiana Hurdle crown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICHOLS CANYON recorded back-to-back wins in the Morgiana Hurdle and provided his trainer Willie Mullins with a sixth successive victory in what turned out to be a surprisingly easy triumph. Read More...

Nichols Canyon retains Morgiana Hurdle crown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICHOLS CANYON recorded back-to-back wins in the Morgiana Hurdle and provided his trainer Willie Mullins with a sixth successive victory in what turned out to be a surprisingly easy triumph. Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Sene takes a market walk but Card right on Cue

We saw some more early Cheltenham Festival clues on Saturday afternoon, not least from Cue Card in the Betfair Chase. The Follow The Money team round up the latest antepost market moves... Read More...

Identity Thief bursts through fog for Craddockstown win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IDENTITY THIEF made it two from two over fences with a possibly impressive performance. In heavy fog it was nigh on impossible to see much bar the last 50 yards, but in that 50 yards he pulled away from stablemate Ordinary World with ease. Read More...

Identity Thief bursts through fog for Craddockstown win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST Sunday David Attenborough narrated over rare images of snow leopards. This Sunday it was Dessie Scahill's turn to tell the story of the lesser spotted Identity Thief as he made it two wins from two over fences with a possibly impressive win. Read More...