Racing Post

Stable staff crisis: the workforce has its say about how they cope

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BRITISH racing has set about tackling a significant shortage of stable staff. Numbers are down, in part because of a failure to retain staff but also due to insufficient newcomers being attracted to the industry. Read More...

Palmer sends Frankel son Majoris to Haydock

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE next son of Frankel to make the racecourse is set to be unleashed on Friday at Haydock, as Majoris has been declared for a division of the six furlong novice stakes. Read More...

Atzeni pleased with Derby contender Ulysses

Racing Post | 3 days ago
SIR MICHAEL STOUTE has recruited Kieren Fallon and Andrea Atzeni to ride his pair of Investec Derby hopes, and the latter described himself as "very happy", after a first spin on Ulysses on Wednesday morning. Read More...

Australia: Payne urged to retire by brother after fall

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been urged to consider retiring from the saddle by her brother Paddy after suffering abdominal injuries in a fall on Monday. Read More...

Yarmouth hopeful of green light to resume in June

Racing Post | 3 days ago
YARMOUTH will have to wait until Thursday to get the all-clear to resume racing next month after some continuing issues with the pull-up bend during the latest trials to be staged on Tuesday. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Dubacilla memories come flooding back

Racing Post | 4 days ago
YOU may have noticed that Hamilton's card launches itself with the Highland Spring Water Mandora Novice Auction Stakes (2.00). It's worth mentioning because it reminds me of a visit a long time ago to Frog Street Farm in Somerset. Read More...

Best to face rehearing on non-trier charges

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JIM BEST will face a second disciplinary panel inquiry on charges of instructing two horses to be stopped after an appeal board on Tuesday ordered a rehearing of the case. Read More...

USA: Below-par Nyquist to miss Belmont Stakes

Racing Post | 4 days ago
NYQUIST was denied a shot at Triple Crown immortality when Exaggerator got the better of him in the Preakness and trainer Doug O'Neill revealed on Tuesday the Kentucky Derby winner will miss the Belmont Stakes due to a high white blood cell count. Read More...

A Shin Hikari favourite for Ascot glory after Chantilly romp

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JAPANESE raider A Shin Hikari put down a marker to Europe's best by decimating his Prix d'Ispahan rivals with a mesmerising display that sent him rocketing to the head of the betting for next month's Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Read More...

A Shin Hikari hot favourite for Ascot after Chantilly romp

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JAPANESE raider A Shin Hikari put down a marker to Europe's best by decimating his Prix d'Ispahan rivals with a mesmerising display that sent him rocketing to the head of the betting for next month's Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Read More...

A Shin Hikari hot favourite for Ascot after Chantilly romp

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JAPANESE raider A Shin Hikari put down a marker to Europe's best by decimating his Prix d'Ispahan rivals with a mesmerising display that sent him rocketing to the head of the betting for next month's Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Read More...

A Shin Hikari looks a superstar in Chantilly romp

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JAPANESE raider A Shin Hikari put down a marker to Europe's best by decimating his Prix d'Ispahan rivals with a mesmerising display that sent him rocketing to the head of the betting for next month's Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Read More...

Chairman of Best BHA panel paid 55,000 by regulator

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE chairman of the BHA disciplinary panel which found trainer Jim Best guilty of ordering the stopping of two horses had been paid £55,000 over the last two years for other work for the regulator, an appeal hearing was told on Tuesday. Read More...

Chairman of Best BHA panel paid 55,000 by regulator

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE chairman of the BHA disciplinary panel which found trainer Jim Best guilty of ordering the stopping of two horses had been paid £55,000 over the last two years for other work for the regulator, an appeal hearing was told on Tuesday. Read More...

Stable staff crisis: What´s being done to tackle the shortage?

Racing Post | 4 days ago
FOR years there has been the need for an industry strategy to tackle the shortage of stable staff in Britain. Due to a lack of money, such a strategy has never truly been in place. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Read More...

Exciting Godolphin filly Skiffle enters Oaks picture

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A NEW name entered Epsom Classic consideration on Tuesday morning when Godolphin chief executive John Ferguson revealed Skiffle is "a definite possibility" to be supplemented at a cost of £30,000 for the Investec Oaks. Read More...

France: Stars collide in a top-class renewal of the Prix D’Ispahan

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JAPANESE star A Shin Hikari clashes with French Derby hero New Bay and Prix Ganay winner Dariyan in a mouth-watering renewal of the Prix D'Ispahan at Chantilly on Tuesday. Read More...

Australia: Payne set for spell on sidelines after surgery

Racing Post | 4 days ago
MICHELLE PAYNE is reported to be in a "serious but stable condition" after undergoing abdominal surgery at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Tuesday. Read More...

BHA faces ordeal on day one of Jim Best appeal

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE BHA faces what could be one of the most chastening days in its history as racing's regulator on Tuesday, when it is set to formally accept the quashing of the guilty verdict imposed on trainer Jim Best over the stopping of two horses. Read More...

Fallon and Stoute to team up in Derby with Across The Stars

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Kieren Fallon is set to renew old acquaintances in a sensational Investec Derby return after receiving the call up to ride the Sir Michael Stoute trained outsider Across The Stars at Epsom on Saturday week. Read More...

Gigginstown remove horses from Martin and Hughes

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GIGGINSTOWN House Stud have taken their horses away from trainers Tony Martin and Sandra Hughes and have confirmed that disappointing results led to the decision. Read More...

Minding Oaks decision set for next week

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A DECISION on Minding's participation in the Investec Oaks a week on Friday is likely to be delayed until early next week, trainer Aidan O'Brien has revealed. Read More...

Red Verdon could be supplemented for Derby

Racing Post | 5 days ago
AN INVESTEC DERBY set to be full of supplementary entries could yet feature another with the connections of last weekend's runaway Haydock handicap winner Red Verdon contemplating an audacious assault on the Epsom Classic. Read More...

Haydock star Red could be supplemented for Derby

Racing Post | 5 days ago
AN INVESTEC DERBY set to be full of supplementary entries could yet feature another with the connections of last weekend's runaway Haydock handicap winner Red Verdon contemplating an audacious assault on the Epsom Classic. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Hexham set to provide ‘must see’ TV

Racing Post | 5 days ago
LET'S all watch the 3.00pm at Hexham. It's a "must see" race, the latest episode in one of those stories of determination and achievement in the face of adversity that are part of horse racing. Read More...

Nyquist in race against time to be fit for Belmont

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NYQUIST, whose Triple Crown bid was ended when Exaggerator claimed the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, is a doubt for the Belmont Stakes after being found to have a high temperature on Monday. Read More...

USA: Nyquist spikes fever – Belmont in doubt

Racing Post | 5 days ago
NYQUIST, whose Triple Crown bid was ended when Exaggerator claimed the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, is a doubt for the Belmont Stakes after being found to have a high temperature on Monday. Read More...

Stable staff crisis: Low pay, long hours, poor conditions

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THERE was a stable staff shortage in Britain last year; there is a stable staff shortage this year. Not everyone calls it a crisis, but plenty do. Trainers place job advertisements; not all of them get answered. Something needs to be done. Read More...

World Class: How hot pace killed the Triple Crown dream

Racing Post | 5 days ago
International ratings expert Sam walker looks back on a Classic weekend in the Preakness Stakes and at the Curragh Read More...

Australia: Jockeys avoid serious injury after horror pile-up

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A horror fall left six jockeys hurt and one horse fatally injured at New South Wales track Taree on Monday. Read More...

Royal Ascot to be televised live in US from 2017

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ROYAL ASCOT is set to be televised live in the US from next year as part of a multi-year agreement signed with American media company NBCUniversal. Read More...

Australia: Cup winner Payne taken to hospital after fall

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne has been taken to hospital complaining of abdominal pain following a fall at Mildura. Payne, who fell from Dutch Courage, had full movement of her limbs and was conscious. Read More...

Australia: Payne escapes serious injury after fall

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been cleared of serious injury after undergoing scans following a fall on Monday. Read More...

Palmer fancies a Royal Ascot battle of Guineas winners

Racing Post | 5 days ago
HUGO PALMER is hungry for a fresh fight between Galileo Gold and his Irish 2,000 Guineas conqueror Awtaad in a Royal Ascot humdinger likely to be graced by a third Guineas winner in The Gurkha. Read More...

France: Reveley fulfils his ambition as So French battles home

Racing Post | 6 days ago
NINE years after first spending the summer with Guillaume Macaire, James Reveley landed the biggest prize in French jump racing when the appropriately named So French held on at the end of a gruelling Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. Read More...

France: Reveley fulfils ambition as So French battles home

Racing Post | 6 days ago
NINE years after first spending the summer with Guillaume Macaire, James Reveley landed the biggest prize in French jump racing when the appropriately named So French held on at the end of a gruelling Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Familiar colours could provide winner

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE big owners' colours are familiar but plenty of smaller owners' colours have become familiar, too, not by volume of runners nor association with star names but through long perseverance; perseverance by the owners and perseverance by the wat Read More...

Curragh: Fascinating Rock blows Found away in Gold Cup

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FASCINATING ROCK took the lead in his private head-to-head with Found as he added the Tattersalls Gold Cup to his Champion Stakes win last year and delivered Ballydoyle and Ryan Moore their second odds-on Group 1 disappointment on the card. Read More...

Tom Messenger retires from saddle at Fakenham

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TOM MESSENGER is to embark on a new chapter in his career, as the jump jockey ended his time in the saddle at Fakenham on Sunday. Read More...

Bargain buy Jet Setting beats Minding in Guineas

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JUST like Galileo Gold in Saturday's Irish 2,000 Guineas, Minding was unable to complete the Newmarket/Curragh double as the Adrian Keatley-trained 12,000 guineas purchase Jet Setting outbattled the 4-11 favourite in a thrilling finish. Read More...

Bargain buy Jet Setting beats Minding in Guineas

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JUST like Galileo Gold in Saturday's Irish 2,000 Guineas, Minding was unable to complete the Newmarket/Curragh double as the Adrian Keatley-trained 12,000 guineas purchase Jet Setting outbattled the 4-11 favourite in a thrilling finish. Read More...

Royal Ascot preferred over Epsom for Awtaad

Racing Post | 6 days ago
AWTAAD, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas, is set to stick to a mile and go to Royal Ascot rather than tackle the Investec Derby over four furlongs further. Read More...

Hong Kong: Blazing Speed prevails in dramatic finish

Racing Post | 6 days ago
VETERAN Blazing Speed regained his Champions & Chater Cup title under Neil Callan for trainer Tony Cruz, springing something of a surprise as he narrowly edged out Victory Magic and the hot favourite Werther in a three-way photo finish. Read More...

Business Bulletin: Ladbrokes and Coral closer to tying the knot

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The speculation had been that the competition watchdog's investigation might present a significant obstacle to the merger of Ladbrokes and Coral but when the news came of their provisional findings last week it could not have been much better for th Read More...

Japan: Sinhalite comes home strongly to bag Oaks

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SINHALITE (Sei Ishizaka/Kenichi Ikezoe) went one better than she had managed in the Japanese 1,000 Guineas last month when justifying favouritism to win the Japanese Oaks at Tokyo racecourse on Sunday morning. Read More...

O’Brien happy with Ballydoyle supersub Minding

Racing Post | 6 days ago
MINDING, the Investec Oaks favourite, will be attempting to become only the third filly to complete the Newmarket-Curragh 1,000 Guineas double when she faces 13 rivals in Sunday’s Tattersalls-sponsored contest. Read More...

O’Brien happy with Irish 1,000 Guineas supersub Minding

Racing Post | 6 days ago
MINDING, the Investec Oaks favourite, will be attempting to become only the third filly to complete the Newmarket-Curragh 1,000 Guineas double when she faces 13 rivals in Sunday’s Tattersalls-sponsored contest. Read More...

Italy: Solitaire bids to give Weld second Derby win

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TRUE SOLITAIRE attempts to hand Dermot Weld a second Italian Derby on Sunday after undertaking a five-day journey from the Curragh to Rome to run at the Capannelle, a trip very much in the tradition of his trainer's pioneering spirit. Read More...

USA: Exaggerator nails Nyquist in Preakness

Racing Post | 7 days ago
There will be no Triple Crown this year after Exaggerator (Keith Desormeaux/Kent Desormeaux) emphatically turned the tables on his Kentucky Derby conqueror Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes. Read More...

Time Test ruled out as Found bids for Curragh gold

Racing Post | 7 days ago
AIDAN O'BRIEN has won Sunday's Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup six times and looks odds-on to make it seven, thanks to the brilliant filly Found. Read More...