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Sprinter Sacre loving life at summer retreat in Shropshire

Racing Post | 43 mins ago
SPRINTER SACRE is such a winter horse that even on his summer holidays he loves nothing better than getting covered in mud on a rainy day. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival winner Superb Story set for Galway

Racing Post | 3 hours ago
SUPERB STORY, who gave Dan Skelton a first Cheltenham Festival winner when taking the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle in March, is bound for a tilt at the Galway Hurdle, according to his trainer. Read More...

Bookmakers fear that The Gurkha will Eclipse rivals

Racing Post | 16 hours ago
BOOKMAKERS reported a flood of money for Coral-Eclipse favourite The Gurkha on Tuesday, despite trainer Aidan O'Brien admitting that the possibility of testing ground at Sandown is a concern. Read More...

Ashforth’s angles: Quantity and quality with Desert Strike

Racing Post | 16 hours ago
Desert Strike, now a ten-year-old, is an amazing horse. He must be extremely sound because he has been heavily raced all his life. As a five-year-old he ran an extraordinary 43 times and followed up by running 32 times the next year. Five times in his ca Read More...

Promising filly Cuff retired due to fractured knee

Racing Post | 17 hours ago
PROMISING two-year-old filly Cuff, who finished fifth when favourite for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, has been retired after suffering an injury in the race. Read More...

Lampard appointed chair of Responsible Gambling Trust

Racing Post | 18 hours ago
KATE LAMPARD, the former barrister appointed by the department of health to oversee its investigation into the activities of Jimmy Savile, has been named as the new chair of the Responsible Gambling Trust. Read More...

Tax blow for bookies after Australian ruling

Racing Post | 18 hours ago
EUROPEAN bookmakers operating in Australia have been presented with another potential blow to their business with the news that the South Australia state government is planning to introduce a point-of-consumption tax on all online gambling firms. Read More...

Limato set to drop back in trip for July Cup outing

Racing Post | 20 hours ago
LIMATO is set to drop back in trip to six furlongs to contest the July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday, July 9, provided the ground is suitable, trainer Henry Candy has revealed. Read More...

Spain: Royal runner required for San Sebastian’s anniversary

Racing Post | 20 hours ago
Officials at San Sebastian racecourse in northern Spain are hoping to attract a royal runner for their 100th anniversary celebrations over the next couple of months. Read More...

Hills taking steps in right direction says Nieboer

Racing Post | 20 hours ago
WILLIAM HILL'S new head of online Crispin Nieboer has outlined his three main priorities after last week unveiling the team he has put together to help turn around the firm's performance. Read More...

BHA should have final say over fixture lists – ROA president

Racing Post | 22 hours ago
RACEHORSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION president Nicholas Cooper has called for the BHA to have ultimate control of the fixture list in his first speech in the role at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in London. Read More...

Marquand looks forward to life without his claim

Racing Post | 1 day ago
REIGNING champion apprentice Tom Marquand confessed the big challenge comes now as he prepares to ride out his claim. Read More...

My Dream Boat ready to set sail again at Sandown

Racing Post | 1 day ago
MY DREAM BOAT, surprise winner of the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot, is set to have ground to suit again as he bids for a double completed only once in the last ten years in Saturday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Read More...

So many ways stable staff can get more recognition

Racing Post | 1 day ago
This week marks Stable Staff Week, backed by Racing Welfare and Betfair and with that in mind, Lee Mottershead once again discusses issues facing some of the sport's most vital players and ways their lot could be improved. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Not all about the winning for dedicated Butler team

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THEY must be wedded to it, trainer Paddy Butler and his wife Eileen Lucey-Butler, with her sister Pamela and their son Robert all mucking in, one way and another. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Not all about the winning for Butler

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THEY must be wedded to it, trainer Paddy Butler and his wife Eileen Lucey-Butler, with her sister Pamela and their son Robert all mucking in, one way and another. Read More...

Quiet Reflection in great order for July Cup

Racing Post | 2 days ago
QUIET REFLECTION is pleasing trainer Karl Burke in her homework with the July Cup now locked in as the next target for the talented three-year-old. Read More...

Quiet Reflection in great order for July Cup bid

Racing Post | 2 days ago
QUIET REFLECTION is pleasing trainer Karl Burke in her homework with the July Cup now locked in as the next target for the talented three-year-old. Read More...

World Class: Minding best filly O’Brien has trained?

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Sam Walker looks back at the top class action from the Curragh, including a career best performance from star filly Minding Read More...

Fearless Fantasy: An owner’s tragedy

Racing Post | 2 days ago
FEARLESS FANTASY: never was a racehorse more aptly named. She was fearless; we had a fantasy. Our fantasy ran riot all through this spring, from the week before Cheltenham until Derby day - the day her fearlessness died, along with our fantasy. Read More...

Fearless Fantasy: An owner’s despair at losing a racehorse

Racing Post | 2 days ago
FEARLESS FANTASY: never was a racehorse more aptly named. She was fearless; we had a fantasy. Our fantasy ran riot all through this spring, from the week before Cheltenham until Derby day - the day her fearlessness died, along with our fantasy. Read More...

Belmont invitations for British and Irish runners

Racing Post | 2 days ago
BEACON ROCK and Humphrey Bogart feature among 14 colts invited to compete in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby on July 9. Read More...

Royal Ascot winner Hawkbill to be supplemented for Eclipse

Racing Post | 2 days ago
ROYAL ASCOT winner Hawkbill will be added to the field for Saturday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, it was revealed on Monday. Read More...

Royal Ascot winner Hawkbill to be added to Eclipse field

Racing Post | 2 days ago
ROYAL ASCOT winner Hawkbill will be added to the field for Saturday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, it was revealed on Monday. Read More...

Time Test among 11 left in Eclipse contention

Racing Post | 2 days ago
A TOTAL of 11 runners remained in contention for Saturday's Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown following the five-day declaration stage on Monday. Read More...

World Class: Minding could be best filly O’Brien has trained

Racing Post | 2 days ago
Sam Walker looks back at the top class action from the Curragh, including a career best performance from star filly Minding Read More...

All roads lead to Chantilly for Harzand says Weld

Racing Post | 2 days ago
HARZAND was reported none the worse for his bruising battle with Idaho in Saturday's Irish Derby, with trainer Dermot Weld intending to bide his time before deciding whether to give the colt a prep for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Read More...

Hong Kong star Gold-Fun set Deauville mission

Racing Post | 2 days ago
GOLD-FUN, a recent runner-up to Twilight Son in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, will next be seen in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville in August, trainer Richard Gibson has revealed. Read More...

Gurkha trimmed for Eclipse after O’Brien says he is a possible

Racing Post | 3 days ago
The Gurkha was on Sunday installed the new favourite for Saturday's Group 1 Coral-Eclipse by the race sponsor after Aidan O'Brien revealed the Classic winner could spearhead his Sandown team. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Loopholes remain classified

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Classified Stakes have a special place in the history of loopholes. Take the 0-80 Classified Stakes race run at Brighton in October 2001. Read More...

Minding much too good in the Pretty Polly Stakes

Racing Post | 3 days ago
MINDING made light work of her rivals to win the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, bolstering the impression that she is one of the best fillies we have seen in recent years. Read More...

Curragh: Minding much too good in the Pretty Polly Stakes

Racing Post | 3 days ago
MINDING made light work of her rivals to win the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, bolstering the impression that she is one of the best fillies we have seen in recent years. Read More...

Drop Out Joe battles well to win Summer Cup

Racing Post | 3 days ago
A MAGNIFICENT leap at the final fence helped Drop Out Joe get the better of a thrilling battle with Ballynagour to win the Summer Cup, in the process providing rider Graham Watters with the biggest win of his career. Read More...

Uttoxeter: Drop Out Joe battles well to win Summer Cup

Racing Post | 3 days ago
A MAGNIFICENT leap at the final fence helped Drop Out Joe get the better of a thrilling battle with Ballynagour to win the Summer Cup, in the process providing rider Graham Watters with the biggest win of his career. Read More...

Veteran Menorah popular in Summer Cup betting

Racing Post | 3 days ago
POPULAR veteran Menorah may be giving the best part of two stone to the majority of his rivals in the Summer Cup but the 11-year-old has attracted support in the betting. Read More...

Levy replacement on track despite Brexit vote says BHA

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Keep calm and carry on was the message from the BHA who insisted levy replacement remains on track and achievable, despite Thursday's referendum to vote to leave the EU. Read More...

Japan: Arc blow as Duramente injury curse strikes again

Racing Post | 3 days ago
HOPES of Japan realising its dream of winning the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe were dealt a blow on Sunday when Duramente - the nation's leading challenger according to bookmakers at least - was found to be lame. Read More...

Arc blow for Japan as Duramente injury curse strikes again

Racing Post | 3 days ago
HOPES of Japan realising its dream of winning the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe were dealt a blow on Sunday when Duramente - the nation's leading challenger according to bookmakers at least - was found to be lame. Read More...

Arc blow for Japan as Duramente injury curse strikes again

Racing Post | 3 days ago
HOPES of Japan realising its dream of winning the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe were dealt a blow on Sunday when Duramente - the nation's leading challenger according to bookmakers at least - was found to be lame. Read More...

USA: Hofmans eyes Classic after Melatonin success

Racing Post | 3 days ago
TRAINER David Hofmans, whose Alphabet Soup downed the mighty Cigar in the Breeders' Cup Classic 20 years ago, has his sights firmly fixed on another crack at the end-of-year highlight with Melatonin (Joe Talamo). Read More...

USA: Hofmans eyes Classic after Melatonin success

Racing Post | 3 days ago
TRAINER David Hofmans, whose Alphabet Soup downed the mighty Cigar in the Breeders' Cup Classic 20 years ago, has his sights firmly fixed on another crack at the end-of-year highlight with Melatonin (Joe Talamo). Read More...

Germany: Wild Chief can tame Wirtschaft rivals

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Grosser Preis der Wirtschaft is usually the first race of the season in which German three-year-olds race against their elders, and today's field is finely balanced with four members of the Classic generation opposing four older horses. Read More...

All running scared as Minding ‘practically unbeatable’

Racing Post | 3 days ago
MINDING, one of the outstanding performers of the season, enters new territory today when taking on older rivals for the first time as she bids for a fifth Group 1 victory. Read More...

Owner pays tribute after popular Cannon Fodder dies of colic

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CANNON FODDER, the diminutive hurdler whose determination to give her all whatever the standard of race made her a cult favourite, has died of colic. Read More...

Curragh: Derby hero Harzand toughs it out to follow up

Racing Post | 4 days ago
DERBY winner Harzand bagged a second Classic when registering a game success in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, showcasing a tremendous attitude to fend off the persistent challenge of Idaho. Read More...

Epsom hero Harzand follows up in the Irish Derby

Racing Post | 4 days ago
DERBY winner Harzand bagged a second Classic when registering a game success in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, showcasing a tremendous attitude to fend off the persistent challenge of Idaho. Read More...

Derby hero Harzand toughs it out to follow up at Curragh

Racing Post | 4 days ago
DERBY winner Harzand bagged a second Classic when registering a game success in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, showcasing a tremendous attitude to fend off the persistent challenge of Idaho. Read More...

Curragh: Medicine Jack steams home in Railway Stakes

Racing Post | 4 days ago
COLIN KEANE bounced back from a nasty fall earlier on the card at the Curragh to win the Group 2 Railway Stakes on Medicine Jack for trainer Ger Lyons. Read More...

Newcastle: Agony for Ellison as Seamour loses to Antiquarium

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THERE is no race Brian Ellison yearns to win more than the Northumberland Plate but he was denied a first success when star southern hemisphere jockey James McDonald conjured up an unlikely winning run from Godolphin's Antiquarium. Read More...

Newcastle: Agony for Ellison as Seamour loses to Antiquarium

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A VISITOR from the other side of the world denied a local lad victory in the race he cherishes above all others when James McDonald broke Brian Ellison's heart by teaming up with Antiquarium to win the Northumberland Plate. Read More...