European Racing

Ryanair Chase Ante-Post: Lieutenant can take charge for Gigginstown

Alan Dudman continues his ante-post build-up to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, and has picked out a Henry De Bromhead contender for Grade 1 success... Read More...

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Ante-Post: Charli and Mome to crack it

With the Cheltenham Festival a matter of weeks away, Alan Dudman is your guide for an ante-post update on this year's crop of young horses for the 2017 Supreme Novices' Hurdle - and is sticking with Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins... Read More...

Champion Hurdle Ante-Post: Fast-improving Brain Power a player

The 2017 Champion Hurdle market looks wide open, and with the Betfair Sportsbook now going Non-Runner No-Bet Alan Dudman gives his verdict on the leading candidates... Read More...

Stayers’ Hurdle Ante-Post: Follow Wylie duo for long distance success

Harry Fry's Unowhatimeanharry has been untouchable in the build-up to the Stayers' Hurdle. Can anyone beat him at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival? Our man Alan Dudman makes the case for two others in the Betfair Sportsbook's Non-Runner No-Bet market... Read More...

One Track Mind to miss Stayers’ Hurdle for Punchestown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ONE Track Mind will bypass next month's Cheltenham Festival in favour of the Punchestown festival in April, where he captured the Grade 1 Champion Stayers Hurdle last year. Read More...

Australia: James Doyle stood down after Randwick fall

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOCKEY James Doyle was forced to give up a ride at Randwick on Monday after his mount Pearls fell in the penultimate race on the card. Read More...

Australia: Winx makes it 14 wins on the bounce in Apollo

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WINX (Chris Waller/Hugh Bowman) equalled the 14-straight wins of Australian legend Phar Lap with another dominant display in the delayed Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Read More...

Wonderful Winx makes it 14 wins on the bounce

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WINX (Chris Waller/Hugh Bowman) equalled the 14-straight wins of Australian legend Phar Lap with another dominant display in the delayed Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Read More...

Japan: Kyoto star Satono set for Dubai

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The Dubai Sheema Classic is a likely target for Satono Crown after the Hong Kong Vase winner added to his laurels by beating last year's Japanese Derby winner Makahiki into third in the Grade 2 Kyoto Kinen on Sunday Read More...

Weighed In: the best and worst of the weekend racing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Best performance, biggest disappointment and other awards from the weekend. Read More...

Racing Post news quiz: the week that was

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Barely a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on your week in news in our quickfire quiz. Read More...

Road To Cheltenham: Sizing John looks towards Gold Cup with big win at Leopardstown

A busy weekend for the Road To Cheltenham column with plenty of Festival clues coming from both sides of the Irish Sea this weekend... Read More...

Disko has all the moves as Bellshill falls

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BELLSHILL was a final fence faller when already beaten as Disko made virtually all the running to triumph under an aggressive Sean Flanagan ride. Read More...

Leopardstown: Disko has all the moves as Bellshill falls

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BELLSHILL was a final fence faller when already beaten as Disko made virtually all the running to triumph under an aggressive Sean Flanagan ride. Read More...

Sizing John wins Irish Gold Cup thriller

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIZING John won a thriller of a race where all six left standing were covered by a couple of lengths going to the last fence. Read More...

Sizing John grabs Leopardstown gold in thriller

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIZING John won a thriller of a race where all six left standing were covered by a couple of lengths going to the last fence. Read More...

Leopardstown: Bacardys gives Mullins fifth Deloitte win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS saddled six as he chased a fifth straight win in the Deloitte so there was no surprise he was celebrating after the race but victory for unheralded 12-1 chance Bacardys was rather more unpredictable. Read More...

Leopardstown: Bacardys gives Mullins fifth Deloitte

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS saddled six as he chased a fifth straight win in the Deloitte so there was no surprise he was celebrating after the race, but victory for unheralded 12-1 chance Bacardys was rather more unpredictable. Read More...

Exeter: Oscar enjoys comfortable stroll to hurdles hat-trick

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Finian's Oscar warmed up for the Cheltenham Festival in comfotable fashion as he strolled to his third victory over hurdles. Read More...

Oscar enjoys comfortable stroll to hurdles hat-trick

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Finian's Oscar warmed up for the Cheltenham Festival in comfotable fashion as he strolled to his third victory over hurdles. Read More...

Exeter: Oscar enjoys comfortable stroll to hurdles hat-trick

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Finian's Oscar warmed up for the Cheltenham Festival in comfotable fashion as he strolled to his third victory over hurdles. Read More...

Leopardstown: Mega Fortune takes his revenge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
New tactics, new headgear, new surface, new JCB Triumph Hurdle contender. Mega Fortune is now second favourite behind Defi Du Seuil with some firms for the juvenile showpiece at the Cheltenham Festiva. Read More...

Leopardstown: Mega Fortune takes his revenge on Bapaume

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
New tactics, new headgear, new surface, new JCB Triumph Hurdle contender. Mega Fortune is now second favourite behind Defi Du Seuil with some firms for the juvenile showpiece at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Mega Fortune takes his revenge on Bapaume

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Mega Fortune made it third time lucky against 7-4 favourite Bapaume with a change of tactics as they had the Grade 1 between them from the second-last. Read More...

USA: Kentucky hope McCraken delivers at Tampa

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WITH a powerful come-from-behind victory in the Sam Davis, McCraken (Ian Wilkes/Brian Hernandez) cemented his position as a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby with a track-record performance at Tampa Bay. Read More...

Business Bulletin: commission chief’s warning to industry

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The gambling industry descended on the Ice show in London last week when Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison warned that public concern about the sector is growing and tolerance falling. Read More...

Five things we learned from Saturday’s racing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
There never was a totally satisfactory Gold Cup between stablemates Kauto Star and Denman but we might finally find out the answer to that long-debated question this March via their reincarnates. Read More...

Tizzard hoping Finian’s can settle festival target

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FINIAN'S OSCAR looks to be tasked with no more than a conversion in front of the goal posts today at Exeter, but his trainer Colin Tizzard is hoping he can provide some sort of clue as to which race he should aim for at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Under the weather Johnson gives up Exeter rides

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson, who missed the ride on Native River at Newbury on Saturday due to illness, has also given up his four rides at Exeter on Sunday. Read More...

The Sunday Briefing: betting, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A QUIET Sunday it is not with Grade 1 action galore at Leopardstown containing a fistful of Cheltenham hopes in almost every race topped off by Carlingford Lough's bid to win the featured Grade 1 Stan James Irish Gold Cup for a third year. Read More...

Mullins saddles six in bid for fifth straight Deloitte

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS will need a wheelbarrow to cart all six of his jockeys' saddles from the weighing room to the saddling enclosure at Leopardstown before this Grade 1. Read More...

What they say: Irish Gold Cup connections

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
At Leopardstown on Sunday John Kiely's Carlingford Lough faces seven rivals as he attempts to join Florida Pearl and Jodami by winning the Stan James-sponsored Grade 1 Chase for the third successive year. Read More...

Sedgefield gets green light after inspection

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALL three Sunday cards will go ahead after Sedgefield passed a 7.30am inspection. Read More...

Sunday racing: what’s on TV and who to watch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LOVE Cheltenham? Cannot wait for next month's festival? Then you will not want to miss Sunday's action from Leopardstown and Exeter as there is sure to be plenty of clues. Read More...

Saturday highlights: all the news and big winners

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
With the Cheltenham Festival looming ever closer, a host of big guns were fired at Newbury and elsewhere on a day when the temperatures were freezing but the action was red hot. Here is how a fantastic afternoon of action unfolded. Read More...

USA: McCraken out to boost Kentucky Derby claims

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Leading Kentucky Derby contender McCraken (Ian Wilkes/Brian Hernandez) makes his three-year-old debut in a hot-looking renewal of the Sam Davis at Tampa Bay. Read More...

Newbury: Altior earns Sprinter comparisons in Arkle audition

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson might not have to wait long for a replacement for Sprinter Sacre. Read More...

Newbury: Awesome Altior earns Sprinter comparisons

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson might not have to wait long for a replacement for Sprinter Sacre. Read More...

Awesome Altior shows his class in Game Spirit Chase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALTIOR will head to the Racing Post Arkle with an unblemished record over fences after passing his toughest test with flying colours. Read More...

Newbury: River flows fast as he shows speed and stamina

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Native River kept his unbeaten record over fences at Newbury and enhanced his Timico Gold Cup chances with a comfortable defeat of outsider Le Mercurey. Read More...

Native River dominates Denman Chase as Bristol flops

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Native River kept his unbeaten record over fences at Newbury and enhanced his Timico Gold Cup chances with a comfortable defeat of outsider Le Mercurey. Read More...

Getabird injury another blow for Ricci and Mullins

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
It never rains but it pours. Just ask the Riccis and Willie Mullins as they have lost another Cheltenham contender in Getabird. Read More...

Ballyandy edges out Movewiththetimes in Betfair Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BALLYANDY won a titanic duel with Movewiththetimes to give trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies another Betfair Hurdle. Read More...

Uttoxeter gets go-ahead after fourth inspection

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter has finally got the all-clear, four and a half hours after it first passed its first inspection. Read More...

Fourth inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow storm

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was orginally given the green light as the course passed a 7.30am inspection, but a snow storm forced officials to call a second inspection at 10am, a third at 11am and now they will look again at midday. Read More...

Altior faces stiffest task yet against hardened rivals

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CRACK novice Altior is facing by far his most arduous test over fences to date against the improving Fox Norton and the talented but fragile Traffic Fluide, who returns from a 13-month layoff. Read More...

The Saturday Briefing: betting, going and nons

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NOT many runners but plenty of interest in in the two big chases at Newbury this afternoon where Native River puts his Gold Cup credentials on the line in the Betfair Denman Chase. Read More...

Snow storm puts Uttoxeter meeting back in danger

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter got the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection. Read More...

Third inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow storm

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was orginally given the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection, but a snow storm forced officials to call a second inspection at 10am - at which they decided to take a third look at 11am. Read More...

Native River and Bristol ready to test Gold Cup credentials

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THIS race could be seen as a disappointment if measured by quantity. However, judged by quality, it is anything but with Native River and Bristol De Mai, two genuine Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders, going head to head. Read More...