Racing Post

USA: Gun Runner team to consider World Cup tilt

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GUN RUNNER put himself in line for a possible tilt at the Dubai World Cup as he made all for a runaway success in the lavishly endowed Razorback. Read More...

Anger as crowd limit of 6,000 set for Irish Derby

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TOP trainers Jim Bolger and Ger Lyons have condemned the decision taken by Horse Racing Ireland and the Curragh to proceed with plans to run the Irish Derby at the track this year and in 2018 despite a crowd cap of 6,000. Read More...

Owner says Native River deserves more credit

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HE KEEPS winning and the critics keep wailing - and Native River's owner Garth Broom will be happy with a dose of the same in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Read More...

Terry Doherty crowned at stud and stable staff awards

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Terry Doherty, who has been a key figure in shaping the success of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber's Watership Down Stud, was crowned Employee of the Year at the Godolphin Stud And Stable Awards on Monday. Read More...

Acapella rises more than a stone after solo display

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE TURF CLUB's senior handicapper Noel O'Brien has hailed Acapella Bourgeois' pillar-to-post rout in Sunday's Ten Up Novice Chase as "staggering" and given it the stamp of approval by hiking his rating by 15lb to 158 Read More...

How to watch the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE ceremony for the 2017 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards takes place on Monday night and can be watched on live stream from 9pm or on our homepage. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: a curious quirk of the system at Southwell

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Although the race conditions for the 51-65 handicap for four-year-olds and upwards state that the highest weight will be 9st 7lb and none of the runners are carrying a penalty, four of them have been allocated more than 10st. Why? Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: a curious quirk of the system

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Although the race conditions for the 51-65 handicap for four-year-olds and upwards state that the highest weight will be 9st 7lb and none of the runners are carrying a penalty, four of them have been allocated more than 10st. Why? Read More...

Bristol De Mai’s Gold Cup bid back on track after injury

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE team behind Bristol De Mai are ready to roll the dice and pitch him into the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after pinpointing an early-race injury as a contributory factor in his poor run behind Native River in the Denman Chase. Read More...

Bristol De Mai’s Cheltenham Gold Cup bid back on track

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE team behind Bristol De Mai are ready to roll the dice and pitch him into the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after pinpointing an early-race injury as a contributory factor in his poor run behind Native River in the Denman Chase. Read More...

Bristol De Mai’s Gold Cup bid back on track

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE team behind Bristol De Mai are ready to roll the dice and pitch him into the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after pinpointing an early-race injury as a contributory factor in his poor run behind Native River in the Denman Chase. Read More...

O’Learys hit back at Smith over Grand National weights

Racing Post | 5 days ago
MICHAEL and Eddie O'Leary of Gigginstown House Stud both hit back at BHA senior handicapper Phil Smith on Sunday as the debate over Smith's handicapping of the Randox Health Grand National - and that of Irish-trained horses generally - raged on Read More...

Cheltenham: who should Geraghty ride in the Champion?

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Which of Buveu D'Air or Yanworth, generally first and second in the Champion Hurdle market, should Geraghty ride? With their styles differing so markedly, it is not a decision he is likely to take lightly. Read More...

Who should Geraghty ride in the Champion Hurdle?

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Which of Buveu D'Air or Yanworth, generally first and second in the Champion Hurdle market, should Geraghty ride? With their styles differing so markedly, it is not a decision he is likely to take lightly. Read More...

Smaller tracks to benefit from JCR prize-money boost

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES (JCR) plan to make an executive contribution of £22.9 million towards prize-money in 2017, a year-on-year increase of £2.1m. Read More...

Geraghty: stiffer track will suit Yanworth at Festival

Racing Post | 5 days ago
BARRY GERAGHTY believes the stiffer track at Cheltenham will help Yanworth's prospects in the Stan James Champion Hurdle next month Read More...

UAE trainers banned for cobalt breaches

Racing Post | 5 days ago
TWO trainers have been banned for a year by the Emirates Racing Authority after horses in their care were found to have above the permitted level of cobalt in post-race samples. Read More...

Horse of the year Charismatic dies aged 21

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CHARISMATIC, who in 1999 came arguably closest to snapping the Triple Crown hoodoo eventually lifted by American Pharoah in 2015, has died in Kentucky at the age of 21. Read More...

USA: Horse of the year Charismatic dies aged 21

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CHARISMATIC, who in 1999 came arguably closest to snapping the Triple Crown hoodoo eventually lifted by American Pharoah in 2015, has died in Kentucky at the age of 21. Read More...

Scudamore rates Cue Card as Thistlecrack’s main Gold Cup danger

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CUE CARD, revitalised when storming home in Saturday's Ascot Chase, is the chief threat to Thistlecrack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, the market leader's jockey Tom Scudamore said on Sunday. Read More...

Scudamore rates Cue Card as main danger to Thistlecrack

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CUE CARD, revitalised when storming home in Saturday's Ascot Chase, is the chief threat to Thistlecrack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, the market leader's jockey Tom Scudamore said on Sunday. Read More...

Acapella makes most of easy lead in Ten Up

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A SPECTACULAR display of jumping and galloping from the front by the Sandra Hughes-trained Acapella Bourgeois in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novice Chase was the talk of Navan on Sunday - but was it too good to be true? Read More...

Acapella makes most of easy lead to land Ten Up

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A SPECTACULAR display of jumping and galloping from the front by the Sandra Hughes-trained Acapella Bourgeois in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novice Chase was the talk of Navan on Sunday - but was it too good to be true? Read More...

Acapella makes most of easy lead to land Ten Up

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A SPECTACULAR display of jumping and galloping from the front by the Sandra Hughes-trained Acapella Bourgeois in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novice Chase was the talk of Navan on Sunday - but was it too good to be true? Read More...

Weighed In: the best and worst of the weekend racing

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Best performance, biggest shock and other awards from the weekend. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Introducing the best Flat jockey in Britain

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE best Flat jockey in Britain is riding at Wolverhampton. It isn't Jim Crowley or Silvestre de Sousa or Ryan Moore or Adam Kirby. They are all statistical minnows compared with Mr Simon Walker. Read More...

Racing Post news quiz: the week that was

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Barely a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on your week in news in our quickfire quiz. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: Ascot preview pointers

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Key pointers and panel picks from the Cheltenham Festival preview evening. Read More...

Exciting Sutton Place storms to Boyne Hurdle glory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ODDS-ON favourite Sutton Place gave his backers a few anxious moments but ultimately ran out an authoritative winner of this Grade 2 prize, beating his Gordon Elliott-trained stablemate De Plotting Shed by three and three-quarter lengths. Read More...

Exciting Sutton Place storms to Boyne Hurdle glory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ODDS-ON favourite Sutton Place gave his backers a few anxious moments but ultimately ran out an authoritative winner of this Grade 2 prize, beating his Gordon Elliott-trained stablemate De Plotting Shed by three and three-quarter lengths. Read More...

Japan: Gold Dream takes prestigious February Stakes

Racing Post | 6 days ago
WITH Ryan Moore's mount Moanin disappointing, second favourite Gold Dream (Mirco Demuro/Osamu Hirata) held off his rivals in the stretch to claim the February Stakes, the most prestigious dirt race of the Japanese winter-spring calendar. Read More...

Hong Kong: Britannia winner stakes Derby claim

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ROYAL ASCOT form came to the fore at Sha Tin on Sunday, as a pair of handicappers formerly trained in Britain landed big prizes. Read More...

Japan: Epicharis earns Kentucky Derby spot with win

Racing Post | 6 days ago
EPICHARIS (Kiyoshi Hagiwara/Christophe Lemaire) earned an invitation to the Kentucky Derby at Louisville in May after landing this contest, the second of two races in the Japan ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby' series. Read More...

Cliffs Of Dover Triumph bid beached through injury

Racing Post | 6 days ago
PAUL NICHOLLS will not have a runner in the JCB Triumph Hurdle this season as he ruled Cliffs Of Dover out for the season on Sunday. Read More...

Five things we learned from Saturday’s racing

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Five things we learned from Saturday's racing. Read More...

Australia: Winx could surpass Phar Lap in Chipping Norton

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Winx and Hartnell will lock horns again next Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, with the mighty mare chasing a 15th consecutive victory. Read More...

Australia: Winx aims for win 15 in Chipping Norton

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Winx and Hartnell will lock horns again next Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, with the mighty mare chasing a 15th consecutive victory. Read More...

Winter Derby favourite Mutakayyef confirmed for race

Racing Post | 6 days ago
MUTAKAYYEF is staying close to home for his Dubai Turf warm up as connections have decided to take in next Saturday's Betway-sponsored Winter Derby at Lingfield. Read More...

AP McCoy film gets BBC airing on Sunday night

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TELEVISION viewers will get to appreciate Sir Anthony McCoy in the most forensic manner yet on Sunday evening when 'Being AP', the acclaimed film charting his final year in the saddle, is shown on BBC2 at 10pm. Read More...

McCoy film gets BBC airing on Sunday night

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TELEVISION viewers will get to appreciate Sir Anthony McCoy in the most forensic manner yet on Sunday evening when 'Being AP', the acclaimed film charting his final year in the saddle, is shown on BBC2 at 10pm. Read More...

Ascot: Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition

Racing Post | 7 days ago
HIS younger stablemates may have stolen the limelight in recent months but at Ascot on Saturday Cue Card served a timely reminder of his own wondrous talent. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps Ascot Chase rivals

Racing Post | 7 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition in Ascot Chase

Racing Post | 7 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Sensational Cue Card thumps opposition in Ascot Chase

Racing Post | 7 days ago
CUE CARD looked back to his best with a commanding performance to win the chasing feature for the second time in four years. Read More...

Gowran: Tombstone drops Jezki for Red Mills win

Racing Post | 7 days ago
A DOWNCAST afternoon for owner JP McManus' Champion Hurdle team was completed as second-favourite Tombstone overcame Jezki to take the Red Mills Trial Hurdle under Bryan Cooper. Read More...

Gowran: Tombstone drops Jezki for Red Mills Hurdle win

Racing Post | 7 days ago
A DOWNCAST afternoon for owner JP McManus' Champion Hurdle team was completed as second-favourite Tombstone overcame Jezki to take the Red Mills Trial Hurdle under Bryan Cooper. Read More...

Haydock: Vieux battles to National Trial success

Racing Post | 7 days ago
VIEUX LION ROUGE followed up his Becher Chase victory in December with a gutsy three-and-a-quarter-length success here from topweight Blaklion. Read More...

Yanworth denies Ch’tibello in Kingwell cracker

Racing Post | 7 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...

Bookmakers divided on Yanworth after Kingwell victory

Racing Post | 7 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'Tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...

Wincanton: Yanworth divides opinion in Kingwell

Racing Post | 7 days ago
YANWORTH confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King although he was made to work hard to defeat Ch'Tibello and stablemate Sceau Royal in the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle. Read More...