European Racing

Heavy rain changes Ascot going for Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE has been a significant going change at Ascot for today’s annual Shergar Cup fixture after 12mm of rain overnight turned the ground to good, good to soft in places (from good to firm). Read More...

USA: Silver aims to star in Saratoga Grade 2

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GIVEN that so many weak turf races are allowed to carry Grade 1 status in North America, it is something of a mystery that the Fourstardave, named in honour of a Saratoga legend, remains a step below the top level. Read More...

Dettori favourite to be top rider in Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRANKIE DETTORI'S magnificent career does not include the Silver Saddle - the prize for being top rider at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup - but bookmakers fancy him to emerge on top at Ascot's annual international jockeys' challenge on Sa Read More...

Varian predicts bold Aljamaaheer run at Deauville

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALJAMAAHEER's switch to sprinting this season has yet to yield a victory, but trainer Roger Varian is optimistic the classy five-year-old can come good in Sunday's Prix Maurice de Gheest, especially if he reproduces his Diamond Jubilee third. Read More...

France: Varian predicts bold Aljamaaheer run at Deauville

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALJAMAAHEER's switch to sprinting this season has yet to yield a victory, but trainer Roger Varian is optimistic the classy five-year-old can come good in Sunday's Prix Maurice de Gheest, especially if he reproduces his Diamond Jubilee third. Read More...

France: Varian predicts bold Aljamaaheer run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALJAMAAHEER's switch to sprinting this season has yet to yield a victory, but trainer Roger Varian is optimistic the classy five-year-old can come good in Sunday's Prix Maurice de Gheest, especially if he reproduces his Diamond Jubilee third. Read More...

Hannon plots Windshear route to St Leger

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD HANNON, who captured his first Classic when Night Of Thunder won the 2,000 Guineas, has yet to decide if promising three-year-old Windshear will head straight to Doncaster for next month's Ladbrokes St Leger or have a prep race. Read More...

Mount Athos ruled out for rest of season

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MOUNT ATHOS will not have the opportunity to run in the Melbourne Cup for the third successive season as he has been ruled out of action for the rest of the campaign. Read More...

Today’s racing: Quick return to action for Sir Maximilian

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SEVENTH in the Stewards' Cup last weekend, Sir Maximilian makes a swift return to action for Tim Pitt, heading over to Tipperary for the Listed Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes (6.05). Read More...

Arc trip not ideal for Just A Way but rider excited

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
YUICHI FUKUNAGA, in Britain to compete on the Rest of the World team in the Shergar Cup, is relishing the opportunity to partner runaway Meydan winner Just A Way in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Read More...

Beach Belle well supported for Phoenix

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE jockey who knows her best said on Thursday that Beach Belle will be a tough nut to crack in what is shaping up to be a red-hot Phoenix Stakes. Read More...

Kirby to miss Ebor meeting due to hefty whip ban

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ADAM KIRBY will miss the whole of York's Ebor meeting after he was given a 19-day ban by the BHA on Thursday under the totting up procedure. Read More...

Great Britain and Ireland fancied for the Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GREAT BRITAIN and Ireland were installed as red-hot favourites to land the team spoils in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup after the draw was announced on Thursday. Read More...

Great Britain and Ireland fancied for Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GREAT BRITAIN and Ireland were installed as red-hot favourites to land the team spoils in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup after the draw was announced on Thursday. Read More...

Botti four-handed in Shergar Cup raid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup might be a unique collaboration of international riding talent but, for trainer Marco Botti, the global flavour of Saturday's showpiece will extend beyond the nationality of just the jockeys. Read More...

Murtagh duo backed on busy morning for bookies

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOHNNY MURTAGH sends two horses to Southwell tonight and they are both among some significant movers this morning. Read More...

Bookies kept busy as Murtagh duo backed

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOHNNY MURTAGH sends two horses to Southwell tonight and they are both among some significant movers this morning. Read More...

Thursday’s Pricewise Extra advice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Tom Segal is Pricewise Extra on Thursday Read More...

Today’s racing: King hoping Blazer enjoys switch to Flat

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALAN KING has never enjoyed the delights of Brighton racecourse but it is winning terrain for Laser Blazer, who he sends there on a high from a 12-length victory in a Stratford novice hurdle. Read More...

France: Lucky Kristale set for Deauville date

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LUCKY KRISTALE is on target for a return to sprinting after featuring among 19 remaining entries for Sunday's LARC-sponsored Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. Read More...

Lynch granted permission to ride in Britain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE BHA informed jockey Fergal Lynch on Wednesday that it has lifted the ban preventing him from riding in Great Britain and he has been granted permission to ride under BHA rules of racing as an overseas jockey, initially for a probationary period. Read More...

Juvenile Judge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
David Baxter looks at the under-the-radar two-year-olds it could pay to follow. Read More...

New look for Future Champions fixture

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NEWMARKET'S Dubai Future Champions Day has received a cash injection this season, pushing total prize-money to more than £1million. Read More...

Wealth of talent entered for British Champions day

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE is no shortage of star potential for this season's Qipco British Champions day at Ascot on October 18, as a host of top-class performers have been entered across the five Group races on the card. Read More...

Wednesday’s Pricewise Extra advice

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

World Cup boost for Unibet

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE World Cup in Brazil provided Swedish-based betting and gaming operator Unibet with an all-time high in customer activity, the company said as they released their interim management statement on Wednesday. Read More...

Nottingham to have new general manager

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NOTTINGHAM racecourse is to have its own dedicated general manager for the first time in more than eight years with the appointment of James Knox, the Jockey Club has announced. Read More...

Today’s racing: Johnston looks to stay on track with Skytrain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE three-day Brighton festival starts this afternoon, with today's highlight the John Smith's Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy (3.50). Read More...

Encke to be handed Irish Leger assignment

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ENCKE is set for a tilt at the Irish St Leger following his pleasing return behind Pether's Moon in the Group 3 Glorious Stakes last week. Read More...

Lightning Thunder set to take big drop in class

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LIGHTNING THUNDER, runner up in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and the Irish equivalent, is set to take a sharp drop in grade at Haydock on Saturday. Read More...

Bittar to leave BHA post in 2015

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Tremendous Taghrooda set for Yorkshire Oaks

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RACEGOERS may get the opportunity to cast their eyes on unbeaten super-filly Taghrooda at York later this month with the three-year-old set to make her next racecourse appearance in the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks. Read More...

Hanagan on course to make return before York

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL HANAGAN, who sustained a hairline fracture to his lower left arm in a fall at Goodwood last Tuesday, is hoping to have the cast removed on Thursday and return to action before York's Ebor meeting which begins in a fortnight's time. Read More...

Setback rules The Wow Signal out of Phoenix

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IMPRESSIVE Coventry Stakes winner The Wow Signal will almost certainly miss Sunday's Keeneland Phoenix Stakes despite being left in the field for the Group 1 contest on Tuesday. Read More...

Dual Guineas winner Rodrigo De Triano dies aged 25

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FIVE-TIME Group 1 winner Rodrigo De Triano, who gave Lester Piggott the last of his five successes in the 2,000 Guineas, has died of pneumonia at the age of 25. Read More...

Tuesday’s Pricewise Extra advice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Richard Birch has Tuesday's Pricewise Extra advice. Read More...

Group 1 winner Thistle Bird retired after injury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLE BIRD, who gained the biggest success of her career when winning the Pretty Polly Stakes in June, has been retired after owner Lady Rothschild decided not to risk running her again following the injury that ruled her out of Saturday's Nassau. Read More...

Group 1 winner Thistle Bird retired after injury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLE BIRD, who gained the biggest success of her career when winning the Pretty Polly Stakes in June, has been retired after owner Lady Rothschild decided not to risk running her again following the injury that ruled her out of Saturday's Nassau. Read More...

Today’s racing: Lordan’s choice not a surprise to Wachman

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE last two winners of Cork's Group 3 feature tonight have returned at 1-4 and 1-7, but this year's race is much more open. Read More...

Australia: O’Brien enters five in Spring Racing Carnival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AIDAN O'BRIEN could have his first runners in Australia since being hauled in front of the Flemington stewards to explain the performances of his trio in the 2008 Melbourne Cup after entering five horses for races at Victoria's Spring Carnival. Read More...

Jim Crowley gives up job as Beckett’s stable jockey

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM CROWLEY has quit his job as stable jockey to Ralph Beckett with immediate effect in order to ride as a freelance, bringing to an end one of modern Flat racing's more enduring partnerships. Read More...

Crowley gives up job as Beckett’s stable jockey

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM CROWLEY has quit his job as stable jockey to Ralph Beckett with immediate effect in order to ride as a freelance, bringing to an end one of modern Flat racing's more enduring partnerships. Read More...

Peslier joins team Europe for Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
OLIVIER PESLIER has stepped in to ride in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot for a European team captained by Frankie Dettori and seeking to repeat last year's victory in the points-based contest. Read More...

Arod could bloom in Rose Of Lancaster

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DERBY fourth Arod could step back into Group company this weekend, with the colt featuring among 17 five-day entries for the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock. Read More...

Dods planning Tipperary Listed raid with speedy Angel

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MICHAEL DODS is eyeing the Listed Kilfrush Stud Abergwaun Stakes at Tipperary on Friday for speedy filly Mecca's Angel and the trainer believes she is "a real star in the making". Read More...

USA: Opposition emerges to proposed Lasix ban

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE proposal put forward to ban the use of Lasix in US racing backed by prominent trainers including Todd Pletcher, D Wayne Lukas and Bill Mott, has met with staunch opposition from racing associations in New York and Florida. Read More...

World Class: Kingman best in Europe – and there is more to come

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
International ratings expert Sam Walker feels Kingman has conquered Europe and can become the best in the world. Read More...

Terrific action at Goodwood and Commonwealth Games

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
SATURDAY saw the conclusion of a great five days of racing at Glorious Goodwood and what is billed as a sporting and social highlight of the season certainly didn't disappoint. Read More...

Chief executive Bittar set to leave BHA next year

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
BHA chief executive Paul Bittar is to leave British racing's governing body at the end of his three-year term early in the new year. Read More...

Klug: Taghrooda and Australia dangers to Moon in Arc

Racing Post | 3 weeks ago
TRAINER Markus Klug believes Sea The Moon has the quality to win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 5 and has nominated British Classic winners Australia and Taghrooda as the chief rivals. Read More...