European Racing

Bruce Millington: wind ops should be made public

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The secret world of wind operations is little short of an insult to the betting public. It is unacceptable. Read More...

Hong Kong boost for international raiders

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club will open 17 domestic races, currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses, to international competition effective from the start of the 2016/2017 season Read More...

McCoy the new Injured Jockeys Fund president

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE recently knighted Sir Anthony McCoy has another new title: president of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Read More...

Tizzard: no Cheltenham issues for Thistlecrack

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLECRACK'S only visit to Cheltenham ended in crushing defeat but trainer Colin Tizzard is convinced the course holds no fears for his World Hurdle favourite Read More...

Warren Place to be empty in 2016 as Godolphin complete purchase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WARREN PLACE, the Newmarket training base synonymous with the late Sir Henry Cecil, is to remain empty until 2017 after Godolphin finalised the purchase of the historic property. Read More...

Warren Place empty in 2016 as Godolphin complete purchase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WARREN PLACE, the Newmarket training base synonymous with the late Sir Henry Cecil, is to remain empty until 2017 after Godolphin finalised the purchase of the historic property. Read More...

Barters Hill lined up for possible clash with festival rival Review

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BARTERS HILL and Up For Review, the first two in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle betting, may clash on Saturday after trainer Ben Pauling confirmed Barters Hill an intended runner in the River Don Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster. Read More...

Barters Hill lined up for clash with festival rival Up For Review

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BARTERS HILL and Up For Review, the first two in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle betting, may clash on Saturday after trainer Ben Pauling confirmed Barters Hill an intended runner in the River Don Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Racing’s Lazarus battles a knight

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
"They never come back" - but they do, don't they, sometimes? Take Lazarus or Kim Bailey, whose Battle Dust has a decent chance in the very long and probably rather slow 2.55 at Warwick. Read More...

Underdog Knockara Beau primed for Cleeve Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOOKMAKERS, as a rule, are not usually slow learners yet they have left themselves ripe for another Knockara Beau beating with George Charlton's evergreen teenager 25-1 for Saturday's Grade 2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle. Read More...

Paddy Power upgrades earnings forecast

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A BUOYANT end to the year means Paddy Power expects to post a better-than-expected operating profit of €180 million for the year ended 31 December, 2015. Read More...

Gordon Elliott: I would not like to be starting out now

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GORDON ELLIOT says he does not envy young trainers in Ireland in the wake of statistics released by Horse Racing Ireland on Monday showing a decline in the number of owners and horses in training. Read More...

UAE: Chrome chasing Dubai World Cup glory again

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
California Chrome is set to face stiff competition from fellow US-trained hopefuls as he bids to go one better than last year in March's Dubai World Cup at Meydan. Read More...

National hero Many Clouds confirmed for Djakadam clash

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GRAND NATIONAL hero Many Clouds is to take his chance against Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Djakadam at the track on Saturday, his trainer Oliver Sherwood said on Wednesday. Read More...

Japan: Hokko Tarumae sets national Grade 1 record

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Leading dirt horse Hokko Tarumae (Katsuichi Nishiura/Hideyuki Miyuki) is in line for a third crack at the Dubai World Cup after after establishing a new national record with his tenth Grade 1 win in the Kawasaki Kinen. Read More...

War Sound cut for Champion Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BRITAIN may be low on serious challengers to take on Faugheen in the Stan James Champion Hurdle, but if ripples in the ante-post market are to be believed, the Philip Hobbs-trained War Sound could emerge as a surprise contender for the Cheltenham Festiva Read More...

Returning War Sound cut for Champion Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BRITAIN may be low on serious challengers to take on Faugheen in the Stan James Champion Hurdle, but if ripples in the ante-post market are to be believed, the Philip Hobbs-trained War Sound could emerge as a surprise contender for the Cheltenham Festiva Read More...

Waterlogged Bangor abandons Wednesday’s meeting

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BANGOR officials have been forced to abandon Wednesday's meeting due to waterlogging. Read More...

Waterlogged Bangor cancels Wednesday card

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BANGOR officials have been forced to abandon Wednesday's meeting due to waterlogging. Read More...

Favourite Bellshill confirmed for Neptune mission

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS has confirmed that Bellshill will be targetted at the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, for which he is the 7-2 market leader. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: shoes optional on the pursuit of winners

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AT THE 1960 Olympics Abebe Bikila couldn't find any running shoes that fitted him so he ran barefoot and won the marathon. Nude foot running hasn't really caught on although there's an annual International Barefoot Running Day. Read More...

Pipe’s Doctor Harper surges to summit of festival markets

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Pipe yard is synonymous with handicap success at the Cheltenham Festival and a facile victory at Leicester resulted in Doctor Harper surging to the head of ante-post markets for two of this year's races. Read More...

Alpha Des Obeaux to miss Thistlecrack Cleeve clash

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST WEEK'S Galmoy Hurdle scorer Alpha Des Obeaux will sidestep a clash with World Hurdle favourite Thistlecrack in Saturday's galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham, according to trainer Mouse Morris. Read More...

Japan: Dubai Turf target for Horse of the Year Maurice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NORIYUKI HORI, trainer of Japan's Horse of the Year Maurice, has revealed that the Longines Hong Kong Mile winner may make his first appearance of 2016 at the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 26. Read More...

Henderson: Altior has done everything right so far

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICKY HENDERSON has indicated Altior is likely to run once more before taking on Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle favourite Min at Cheltenham in March. Read More...

Kennedy will not line up in Triumph Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PUNTERS were warned on Monday not to back one-time Derby favourite John F Kennedy for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, despite the colt appearing in the betting for the Cheltenham race with some bookmakers. Read More...

John F Kennedy will not line up in Triumph Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PUNTERS were warned on Monday not to back one-time Derby favourite John F Kennedy for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, despite the colt appearing in the betting for the Cheltenham race with some bookmakers. Read More...

Faugheen ‘best two-mile hurdler since Istabraq’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FAUGHEEN has been ranked as the highest-rated two-mile hurdler since Istabraq following his scintillating runaway success in the Irish Champion Hurdle at the weekend. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Dictionary needed at Wetherby

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THIS is a good time to go to Southwell because its famous workhouse, now owned by the National Trust, doesn't open until February 13 so at least you won't end up there after racing. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Dictionary needed at Wetherby

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THIS is a good time to go to Southwell because its famous workhouse, now owned by the National Trust, doesn't open until February 13 so at least you won't end up there after racing. Read More...

Mullins attention turns to Djakadam in Gold Cup trial

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER Un De Sceaux and Faugheen passed examinations of their credentials for Cheltenham's championship races with flying colours, stable focus switches to Djakadam on Saturday. Read More...

Champion trainer Nicholls 5-2 to draw Cheltenham blank

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT MIGHT not have happened in each of the last 13 years but Paul Nicholls is rated as low as 5-2 not to train a winner at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Read More...

World Class: Moore weaves his magic on return to Hong Kong

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HONG KONG riders are probably sick of hosting Ryan Moore. Last time he was out there he stole the show at the International meeting with two Group 1 wins and a second from just three rides. One week into his return stint and the Brit has already landed t Read More...

Irish racing registers falls in owners, crowds and horses

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FEWER people attended race meetings in Ireland in 2015 despite the fact that there were four more fixtures on the calendar. Read More...

Irish racing registers fall in crowds and horses

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FEWER people attended race meetings in Ireland in 2015 despite the fact that there were four more fixtures on the calendar. Read More...

Newcastle loses third consecutive meeting

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NEWCASTLE has lost its third consecutive meeting to the weather, with waterlogging forcing the cancellation of Monday's fixture. Read More...

Waterlogged Newcastle loses third consecutive meeting

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NEWCASTLE has lost its third consecutive meeting to the weather, with waterlogging forcing the cancellation of Monday's fixture. Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Vroum Vroum motors into major Festival contention

Not for the first time in this column Willie Mullins dominates the coverage after stars such as Douvan, Faugheen, Un De Sceaux, and Vroum Vroum Mag won their weekend races as they build up towards this year's Cheltenham Festival. We bring you all the a... Read More...

Champion Hurdle Ante-Post: Opportunities exist when you take Faugheen out the equation

After the incredible performance of Faugheen at Leopardstown in the Irish Champion Hurdle, Alan Thompson has had a look to see if anything can get close to Willie Mullins flying machine at the festival... Read More...

Russell backs Vroum Vroum for Mares’ Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DAVY RUSSELL believes Saturday's impressive Ascot scorer would be best suited to the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Russell backs Vroum Vroum Mag for Mares’ Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DAVY RUSSELL believes Saturday's impressive Ascot scorer would be best suited to the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Long Run likely to miss Cheltenham Festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE 2011 Gold Cup winner Long Run will likely miss the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a "very minor issue with a foot", but owner Robert Waley-Cohen is confident that we will still see the 11-year-old this season. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: A bridge too far?

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IF YOU'RE worried about Tom Bellamy's fitness you need worry no more because Bellamy is riding The Last Bridge in the conditional jockeys' hurdle race at Kempton (1.05). Read More...

Faugheen destroys Leopardstown rivals

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FAUGHEEN produced arguably the best performance of his career and slammed the two biggest rivals to his Champion Hurdle crown, comprehensively reversing form with Nichols Canyon, the only horse to have beaten him, as he ran out a wide-margin winner. Read More...

Leopardstown: Brilliant Faugheen destroys rivals

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FAUGHEEN produced arguably the best performance of his career and slammed the two biggest rivals to his Champion Hurdle crown, comprehensively reversing form with Nichols Canyon, the only horse to have beaten him, as he ran out a wide-margin winner. Read More...

Leopardstown: Douvan ‘a different species’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DOUVAN put in a flawless round of jumping on his way to winning his second Grade 1 over fences, extending his unbeaten sequence to seven for Willie Mullins. Read More...

Douvan cut for Arkle after imperious display

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DOUVAN put in a flawless round of jumping on his way to winning his second Grade 1 over fences, extending his unbeaten sequence to seven for Willie Mullins. Read More...

Leopardstown: Mullins labels Douvan ‘a different species’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DOUVAN put in a flawless round of jumping on his way to winning his second Grade 1 over fences, extending his unbeaten sequence to seven for Willie Mullins. Read More...

Business Bulletin: Hills defend link-up following tennis fixing allegations

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SUPPOSEDLY there is no such thing as bad publicity, in which case William Hill's sponsorship of the Australian Open tennis championship has struck gold. Read More...

Japan: Decipher sets up Dubai Carnival tilt with Grade 2 win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SHEIKH MOHAMMED'S Decipher (Futoshi Kojima/Yutaka Take) scooped his fourth graded stakes contest when holding on for a narrow victory. Read More...