European Racing

Grand National contenders put claims on the line

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CONTENDERS for the Crabbie's Grand National on either side of the Irish Sea are out to promote their claims on Saturday for the Aintree contest in the Betfred Eider Chase at Newcastle and At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Read More...

Donn McClean on the World Hurdle: Solid Zarkandar to be crowned king of the stayers

Irish Racing expert Donn McClean continues his look ahead to the big races at the Cheltenham Festival with a preview of the World Hurdle, in which he can see the Paul Nicholls-trained Zarkandar taking all the beating... Read More...

Fox Appeal primed for BetBright Chase assault

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FOX APPEAL will have conditions in his favour when he lines up in the BetBright Chase at Kempton on Saturday, according to his trainer Emma Lavelle. Read More...

Australia: Rupee and Deep Field clash in Lightning

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A QUALITY field of sprinters prepare to do battle in the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, in a race renamed in 2013 to honour the undefeated mare Black Caviar. Read More...

Australia: Rupee and Deep Field clash in Lightning Stakes

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A QUALITY field of sprinters prepare to do battle in the first leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, in a race renamed in 2013 to honour the undefeated mare Black Caviar. Read More...

Ellison after soft ground for Red in Albert Bartlett

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BRIAN ELLISON is hoping for ground on the soft side of good for his Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle contender Definitly Red, who the trainer believes has all the attributes to succeed at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Waterlogged Warwick abandons Friday fixture

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WARWICK has been forced to abandon Friday's fixture after significant overnight rain left the track waterlogged in places. Read More...

More Of That camp pleased by test results

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MORE OF THAT may yet defend his Ladbrokes World Hurdle crown next month, with positive test results giving connections sufficient encouragement to leave making a final decision until as late as possible. Read More...

Harrington: Faugheen’s the threat to Jezki crown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JEZKI'S trainer Jessica Harrington said on Thursday Faugheen was the biggest threat to her horse's bid for back-to-back Stan James Champion Hurdle victories. Read More...

Activial installed 14-1 favourite for Coral Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ACTIVIAL was on Thursday installed a best-priced 14-1 favourite with Betfred for the Coral Cup as 156 entries were unveiled for the 2m5f handicap hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

RSA Chase: Mullins can get the RSA Gig

Keith Melrose suggests a two-pronged approach to take the uncertainty out of this year's RSA. Read More...

How To Survive Cheltenham With Wallet and Brain Intact: A cautionary tale…

Tony Calvin delves into his big book - and it is a very big book - of Cheltenham memories to bring you this tale of how not to do it... Read More...

Tony McCoy: “Ive never known a young horse jump like that”.

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER Gloria Victis destroyed an experience field at Kempton on his first start out in open company, Richard Johnson, who had the pleasure of accompanying the horse was blown away describing his mount "probably the best I've ever ridden" Read More...

Live: Dubai World Cup Carnival blog

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOIN our international expert Nicholas Godfrey for news, views and gossip from Thursday's Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting at Meydan. Read More...

Ten Reasons the Irish Love Cheltenham  

The Cheltenham Festival is a magnet not for Irish jockeys, trainers and horses but also the millions of racing fans in the Emerald Isle. Betting.Betfair's Irish racing enthusiast Tony Keenan explains the obsession... Read More...

Sire De Grugy given green light for Chepstow run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIRE DE GRUGY has been given the go-ahead by trainer Gary Moore to tackle Saturday's Rifles Handicap Chase at Chepstow after pleasing in a schooling session on Thursday morning. Read More...

McCoy sides with Carlingford Lough for Gold Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TONY McCOY has confirmed his final ride in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will be aboard Carlingford Lough. Read More...

Australia: Sprint duo being lined up for Royal Ascot

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: Top sprinters Brazen Beau and Deep Field have been identified as potential runners at Royal Ascot this year. Read More...

Kingscote confident of being fit for Panther ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD KINGSCOTE is increasingly confident of being back in the saddle in time to renew his partnership with Irish St Leger winner Brown Panther on Dubai World Cup night on March 28. Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Join me as I take over @BetfairRacing for a Cheltenham Q&A!

With Cheltenham fast approaching, Paul Nicholls is joining us to conduct an hour-long live Q&A session on our racing Twitter feed, to discuss his thoughts on the Festival and answer your burning questions... Read More...

Mullins confident Faugheen can triumph in Champion Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS does not see any chinks in the armour of Stan James Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen, as the trainer readies a formidable team of 50 horses for next month's Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Mullins confident Faugheen can triumph

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS does not see any chinks in the armour of Stan James Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen, as the trainer readies a formidable team of 50 horses for next month's Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Maguire agony as ban rules him out festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JASON MAGUIRE is set to miss the Cheltenham Festival after receiving a 14-day ban at Ludlow on Wednesday. Read More...

Maguire agony as ban rules him out of festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JASON MAGUIRE is set to miss the Cheltenham Festival after receiving a 14-day ban at Ludlow on Wednesday. Read More...

Maguire agony as ban rules him out of Cheltenham Festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JASON MAGUIRE is set to miss the Cheltenham Festival after receiving a 14-day ban at Ludlow on Wednesday. Read More...

UAE: Cladocera makes it a double in Dubai

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CLADOCERA could not have been more impressive as she made it two from two at the Dubai World Cup Carnival following up her recent comfortable victory with a stylish win. Read More...

Burton Port suffers fatal fall at Doncaster

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BURTON PORT, a one-time leading novice chaser for owner Trevor Hemmings, suffered a fatal fall at Doncaster on Wednesday. Read More...

Germany: Lowe Classic hope Palang suffers injury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PALANG, who finished 2014 by chasing home Epicuris in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud, has suffered a training injury which will rule him out of action for six months. Read More...

Mullins: Cheltenham prize-money should be doubled

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS has demanded more is done to reward jumps owners at the Cheltenham Festival and called for prize-money to be doubled in the major contests at the fixture. Read More...

RSA and Gold Cup options remain open for Coneygree

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CONNECTIONS of Coneygree have given themselves further thinking time over whether to contest the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup or the RSA Chase after the eight-year-old was one of 26 confirmed on Wednesday for the novice contest. Read More...

Lee’s festival fancy Lough set for Huntingdon test

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Richard Lee-trained Kylemore Lough, a wide-margin winner of his three starts under rules, steps up in class at Huntingdon on Thursday when he could take a big step towards running at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Lee’s festival fancy Lough set for Huntingdon test

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Richard Lee-trained Kylemore Lough, a wide-margin winner of his three starts under rules, steps up in class at Huntingdon on Thursday when he could take a big step towards running at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Ladbrokes to offer more self-service terminals after BGT deal

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LADBROKES have announced they have signed a new worldwide contract with Best Gaming Technology (BGT) for more than 2,000 additional self-service betting terminals across their retail estate. Read More...

Zurigha giving Hannon hope before Cladocera rematch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ZURIGHA has two lengths to find on Cladocera in Thursday's Group 2 Balanchine at Meydan, but trainer Richard Hannon is optimistic she can achieve that. Read More...

Zurigha giving Hannon hope before Cladocera rematch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ZURIGHA has two lengths to find on Cladocera in Thursday's Group 2 Balanchine at Meydan, but trainer Richard Hannon is optimistic she can achieve that. Read More...

Singapore: Varian raider Bajan gears up for big prize

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Singapore: Bajan, who has her first start for Newmarket trainer Roger Varian in Sunday's inaugural CECF Singapore Cup, showed her wellbeing for the valuable race when working at Kranji on Wednesday morning. Read More...

Betfair’s TVG buys HRTV in seven-year deal

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BETFAIR'S US satellite television network TVG has acquired HRTV from racecourse owner and operator the Stronach Group in a $47.8 million deal. Read More...

USA: Main Sequence plenty fit enough for Gulfstream return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Breeders' Cup Turf winner Main Sequence takes his first steps to a crack at the Dubai Sheema Classic when he makes his first start of 2015 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...

USA: Main Sequence plenty fit enough for Gulfstream return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Breeders' Cup Turf winner Main Sequence takes his first steps to a crack at the Dubai Sheema Classic when he makes his first start of 2015 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...

Hemmings eyeing Grand National glory with Many Clouds

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MANY CLOUDS could chase victory in the Crabbie's Grand National after running in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, owner Trevor Hemmings has said. Read More...

Hemmings eyeing Grand National glory with Many Clouds

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MANY CLOUDS could chase victory in the Crabbie's Grand National after running in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, owner Trevor Hemmings has said. Read More...

Newland optimistic after Pineau given 8lb higher mark

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD NEWLAND said on Tuesday there were "grounds for optimism" Pineau De Re could become the first back-to-back winner of the Grand National since Red Rum in 1973 and 1974, despite his stable star being given an 8lb higher mark this year. Read More...

Scott favouring Kempton for Melodic Rendezvous

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MELODIC RENDEZVOUS, the horse rated the biggest danger to Sire De Grugy at Chepstow on Saturday, looks set to head elsewhere that afternoon. Read More...

Future Champions Day is re-vamped

New look for Newmarket fixture with and £2m-plus in prize-money now up for grabs more » Read More...

Clarcam given surprise entry at Naas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CLARCAM is a surprise entry in the Grade 2 Paddy Power Your Local Betting Shop at Naas on Sunday. Read More...

Online access into world pools behind PGI new deal

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ISLE OF MAN-based Premier Gateway International Ltd (PGI) announced agreements at Ice with Optima and A BET A to provide wager path access for their retail customers. Read More...

Shutthefrontdoor given 11st 2lb for Grand National bid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR, ante-post favourite for the Crabbie's Grand National, has been allotted 11st 2lb as the weights for this year's race were revealed. Read More...

BoyleSports to close London office

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOYLESPORTS have announced they are to close their London office less than two years after it was established. Read More...

Moore pleased with Grugy but delays Chepstow decision

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GARY MOORE described himself as "very satisfied" after Sire De Grugy worked on Tuesday morning but will delay a decision on whether last year's Champion Chase winner runs at Chepstow this Saturday until later in the week. Read More...