European Racing

USA: Japanese runners could net $1m Belmont bonus

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
New York racing officials have become the latest to attempt to lure some of of Japan’s burgeoning middle distance talent to their shores in offering a $1 million bonus for any horse trained in that country that wins this year’s Belmont Stakes Read More...

Tight Squeeze well after being rescued from ditch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TIGHT SQUEEZE, the aptly named mare who had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a muddy brook, is bucking and kicking again and showing no ill effects from the weekend's ordeal. Read More...

Bookmaker hits out over rule 4 ‘sharp practice’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A PROMINENT racecourse bookmaker has described the shortening of the odds of horses who appear likely to become non-runners - and therefore cause a rule 4 deduction from winning bets - as a "sharp practice" occurring too often. Read More...

USA: Gun Runner’s Pegasus hopes hit by quarantine

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GUN RUNNER could miss out on a start in the valuable Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational later this month after quarantine conditions were enforced at Fair Grounds Racecourse, where he is stabled. Read More...

Fallon ‘really enjoying’ work-riding role in Dubai

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
KIEREN FALLON said on Tuesday there was "light at the end of the tunnel" as he talked of how much he was enjoying his work in a racing yard having teamed up again with Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor in Dubai. Read More...

Chamberlin: we’re not dumbing down, we’re trying to help

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ED CHAMBERLIN has rejected criticism of ITV's so-called dumbing down of racing and warned the sport has to extend its appeal to a broader audience if it expects terrestrial coverage to continue in the longer term. Read More...

Title rivals Mullins and Elliott to play aces at Naas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS and Gordon Elliott, locked in a fascinating battle for the jump trainers' title in Ireland, look set to play two of their aces at Naas this weekend. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Working Title the star turn at Hereford

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE are other races at Hereford on Wednesday, obviously, but rather as the Gold Cup is the focus of the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Chase (2.25) is the highlight. Read More...

Cosgrave back in Dubai three years after contentious ban

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAT COSGRAVE has settled his differences with the Emirates Racing Authority and is looking forward to his first Meydan rides in almost three years when the Dubai World Cup Carnival begins on Thursday. Read More...

Capitaine favourite for intriguing Tolworth Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CAPITAINE, winner of the Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot last month,heads the betting for Saturday's Grade 1 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown. Read More...

Moore’s absence on Curtis runners fuels speculation

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JONATHAN MOORE'S brief tenure as stable jockey to Rebecca Curtis appears to be over after the talented young rider's absence from Cheltenham on Sunday extended his absence on Curtis-trained runners to nearly three weeks. Read More...

What the papers say: how ITV racing was received

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AMID much fanfare racing has returned to ITV after 32 years, attracting widespread scrutiny in Britain's newspapers and providing the sport with the sort of column inches it normally attracts only at major festivals. Read More...

What the papers say: how ITV Racing’s show was received

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AMID much fanfare racing has returned to ITV after 32 years, attracting widespread scrutiny in Britain's newspapers and providing the sport with the sort of column inches it normally attracts only at major festivals. Read More...

Star US sprinter Acapulco switches to O’Brien stable

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE brilliant 2015 Queen Mary winner Acapulco has been switched from Wesley Ward's US base to Ballydoyle, from where she is to be aimed at the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: no excuses for the columnists of today

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WHEN I was writing a weekly column for the Racing Post I sometimes thought it would be amusing to leave the space blank apart from the following – "Sorry, nothing this week." To my surprise, no one else at the Post seemed to think it was Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: No excuses for modern-day columnists

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WHEN I was writing a weekly column for the Racing Post I sometimes thought it would be amusing to leave the space blank apart from the following – "Sorry, nothing this week." To my surprise, no one else at the Post seemed to think it was Read More...

Backers pay the price for deduction over non-runner

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WINNING punters on the last race at Cheltenham on Sunday were left out of pocket when a rule 4 deduction was applied after bookmakers priced up a horse who had already been announced as a non-runner. Read More...

Injured Josh Moore set to miss Ar Mad Ascot ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOSH MOORE will miss the ride on Ar Mad in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot later this month after a fall at Huntingdon on Boxing Day left him with a dislocated shoulder. Read More...

Morney Wing flies home for Sussex National win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PADDY BRENNAN made the most of a spare ride on Morney Wing as he guided the eight-year-old to a comfortable success in the marathon handicap chase. Read More...

Opening ITV show attracts average audience of 676,000

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE much-anticipated debut of ITV's new live racing show on New Year's Day attracted an average audience of 676,000 viewers, an increase on Channel 4's audience for the same fixture in recent years. Read More...

Tizzard team out for more National success

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Colin Tizzard team have been carrying all before them lately and Sartorial Elegance has an obvious chance of providing them with a second National winner just six days after Native River won the Welsh version at Chepstow. Read More...

Tizzard team out for more National success at Plumpton

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Colin Tizzard team have been carrying all before them lately and Sartorial Elegance has an obvious chance of providing them with a second National winner just six days after Native River won the Welsh version at Chepstow. Read More...

Desert Orchid to be commemorated by Royal Mail

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE legendary Desert Orchid will feature in the Royal Mail's special stamp programme this year, along with seven other yet-to-be-named racehorses. Read More...

Opinions will be divided on coverage, say ITV team

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Ed Chamberlin and Matt Chapman ended ITV Racing's first programme with an acknowledgement viewers will have been divided over the style of coverage delivered by the sport's new mainstream partner. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Never too late to restart resolutions

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IF you've already broken it, it's not too late to have another go at your New Year's resolution. After all, they're jolly difficult to keep, especially if they involve giving up chocolate, alcohol and betting. Well, impossible really. Read More...

It’s ladies’ day as five female riders hit the scoreboard

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FIVE female professional riders will be looking forward to the rest of 2017 after starting the new year with a bang. Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Thistle ready for a crack at the Gold Cup

A feast of racing took place over the Christmas period and inevitably the markets for the Cheltenham Festival were influenced by some outstanding performances, as outlined here by the Follow The Money team... Read More...

USA: Top owner Shah splits with trainer Bob Baffert

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Breeders' Cup Classic-winning combination Bob Baffert and Kaleem Shah have split with Shah's horses moving to trainers Doug O'Neill and Art Sherman. Read More...

Agrapart gamely lands Relkeel to give Kelly a double

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AGRAPART and Lizzie Kelly got the better of a thrilling finish to the Relkeel Hurdle, staying on strongly after the last to edge out 2-1 favourite L'ami Serge. Read More...

Classy Whisper denies Clan Des Obeaux in Dipper

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WHISPER, who hit the heights over hurdles, showed he has the ability to be a player at a high level over fences too when denying the well-regarded Clan Des Obeaux in the BetBright Dipper Novices' Chase at Cheltenham on Sunday. Read More...

Impasse continues over new betting channel

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
LADBROKES, Coral and Betfred have still not reached an agreement with new betting shop channel The Racing Partnership meaning their betting shop customers will not be able watch horseracing action from some tracks. Read More...

On-screen team vital says editor as ITV returns

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
ITV racing editor Richard Willoughby is stressing the importance of creating a new on-screen television team as the sport returns to Britain's leading commercial channel with a six-race programme from Cheltenham and Musselburgh. Read More...

On-screen team vital says editor as racing returns to ITV

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
ITV racing editor Richard Willoughby is stressing the importance of creating a new on-screen television team as the sport returns to Britain's leading commercial channel with a six-race programme from Cheltenham and Musselburgh. Read More...

Greatrex bumper hope Western Ryder heads for festival

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
WESTERN RYDER, who won a Listed bumper at Ascot before Christmas, is likely to head straight to Cheltenham for the festival's championship edition, his trainer Warren Greatrex has outlined. Read More...

Greatrex Bumper hope Western Ryder heads for festival

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
WESTERN RYDER, who won a Listed bumper at Ascot before Christmas, is likely to head straight to Cheltenham for the festival's championship edition, his trainer Warren Greatrex has outlined. Read More...

Australia: Debut third for Black Caviar daughter Oscietra

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
Australia: Oscietra, the first foal of champion racemare Black Caviar, is already playing catch up to her illustrious mother after being beaten on her debut at Flemington on Sunday. Read More...

The Briefing: key betting news, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
PLENTY of attention will be on ITV, whose racing coverage begins today, but those looking on should not forget some of the sport's greatest characters have never held a microphone. Read More...

Clan Des Obeaux seeking to fuel festival dreams

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
THE first running of the Dipper in 1980 was won by a horse who would go on to land the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Read More...

Haydock aim for Clouds but door open for Thistle clash

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
HAYDOCK's Peter Marsh Handicap Chase on January 21 will be Randox Health Grand National favourite Many Clouds's likely next race, but trainer Oliver Sherwood has left the door open for a clash with Thistlecrack at Cheltenham a week later. Read More...

Haydock aim for Clouds but door open for Thistle clash

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
HAYDOCK's Peter Marsh Handicap Chase on January 21 will be Randox Health Grand National favourite Many Clouds's likely next race, but trainer Oliver Sherwood has left the door open for a clash with Thistlecrack at Cheltenham a week later. Read More...

USA: Muddy track means Arrogate misses Pegagus prep

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
USA: Breeders' Cup Classic hero Arrogate will miss his prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Santa Anita on Sunday because the track is too wet. Read More...

USA: Muddy track means Arrogate misses Pegasus prep

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
USA: Breeders' Cup Classic hero Arrogate will miss his prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Santa Anita on Sunday because conditions at the track are not suitable. Read More...

USA: Muddy track means Arrogate misses Pegasus prep

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
USA: Breeders' Cup Classic hero Arrogate will miss his prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Santa Anita on Sunday because the track is too wet. Read More...

Sheehan could miss six weeks with fractured wrist

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
JUMP jockey Gavin Sheehan faces a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a wrist at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Sheehan set for spell on the sidelines after fracturing wrist

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
JUMP jockey Gavin Sheehan faces a spell on the sidelines after fracturing a wrist at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Five horses that could light up the racecourse in 2017

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
As we head into 2017 there are plenty of exceptional talents, both on the Flat and over jumps, for racing fans to be excited about. Tony McFadden highlights five horses that could light up the racecourse in 2017 Read More...

Cooper breaks pelvis to add to tale of injury woe

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
BRYAN COOPER could be out of action for up to eight weeks after breaking his pelvis at Punchestown on Saturday. Read More...

Cheltenham star Village Vic out to shine on ITV return

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
CHELTENHAM regular Village Vic, who has done connections proud in two of the track's main handicaps already this term, goes into battle in another big race when he seeks back-to-back victories in the Grade 3 BetBright Handicap Chase. Read More...

Robin Roe out for season with cracked bone in knee

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
EXCITING novice hurdler Robin Roe has been ruled out for the rest of the season after cracking a bone in his knee in a fall at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

USA: Arrogate returns for Pegasus World Cup prep

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
AFTER California Chrome's easy victory at Los Alamitos, his Breeders' Cup Classic conqueror Arrogate (Bob Baffert/Mike Smith) faces what looks a slightly more tricky assignment on Sunday at Santa Anita. Read More...