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Australia: Moody to challenge science at cobalt hearing

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TRAINER Peter Moody is set to challenge the science behind cobalt's effect on horses when he faces the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary board on September 9. Read More...

Earnings up and profits down at GVC Holdings

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GVC HOLDINGS reported a 14 per cent increase in Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amoritisation) to €25.5 million for the first six months of 2015. Read More...

Profits slump at 888 for first six months of 2015

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PROFITS before tax at 888 Holdings slumped by 41 per cent in the opening six months on 2015 to €20 million while Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amoritisation) was down 17 per cent to €40.9m. Read More...

Small earnings increase for takeover target Bwin

Racing Post | 4 days ago
BWIN.PARTY, the company at the centre of a takeover tug of war between 888 and GVC Holdings, posted a small increase in Ebitda (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amoritisation) for the first six months of the year. Read More...

Champion jockey Hughes granted trainer’s licence

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RICHARD HUGHES has been granted a training licence by the BHA - and is rated a 5-1 chance by Coral to get off to a winning start. Read More...

Palmer gunning for a Saratoga success

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HUGO PALMER bids to grab a small part of the limelight at Saratoga on Saturday, when New Providence contests the Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes, a little more than half an hour after Triple Crown hero American Pharoah goes for a ninth straight win in the Read More...

Cowell targets Bullet success with Iffranesia

Racing Post | 4 days ago
SPRINT king Robert Cowell is targeting Listed success with five-year-old mare Iffranesia when she takes aim at the £50,000 totescoop6 Beverley Bullet on Saturday - the main event on Beverley's richest raceday in history. Read More...

BHA aim to shake up race planning approach

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE BHA on Thursday launched a formal consultation to determine if an alternative approach to creating the race programme can be developed. Read More...

McCoy’s final race saddle star lot at charity auction

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THERE is a unique offering on the opening day of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival as A P McCoy's likely last saddle to be used under Rules is one of over 40 exciting lots to be auctioned prior to the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Race. Read More...

McCoy’s final saddle star lot at charity auction

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THERE is a unique offering on the opening day of the 2015 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival as A P McCoy's likely last saddle to be used under Rules is one of over 40 exciting lots to be auctioned prior to the Clipper Logistics Leger Legends Race. Read More...

Espinoza signs up for Dancing With The Stars

Racing Post | 5 days ago
HE has been pivotal to the success this season of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, and now jockey Victor Espinoza will attempt to prove his feet are as talented as his hands in US reality show Dancing With The Stars. Read More...

Botti pondering next target for Euro Charline

Racing Post | 5 days ago
MARCO BOTTI would like to take Euro Charline to the Breeders' Cup later this year, but before another possible American trip, the trainer is eyeing options closer to home. Read More...

Second inspection called for Friday’s fixture at Ffos Las

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A SECOND inspection will be held at 11am on Thursday to determine whether Friday's Flat card at Ffos Las will be staged. Read More...

Ffos Las beats the rain for Friday fixture

Racing Post | 5 days ago
FFOS LAS will race as planned on Friday, with the course passing a second inspection on Thursday morning. Read More...

Paris likely to make Melbourne trip for Dunlop

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ED DUNLOP may yet be double-handed in the Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 3 after his Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris was described as "more likely than unlikely" to join stablemate and three-time Flemington runner-up Red Cadeaux. Read More...

Hardie rides out claim as Marquand bags a treble

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CAM HARDIE rode a landmark 95th winner on Rum Swizzle in a division of the 1m4f handicap at Lingfield but conceded afterwards that losing his claim will make his battle for the apprentice title all the harder. Read More...

Pendleton granted licence before first ride at Ripon

Racing Post | 5 days ago
OLYMPIC cycling champion Victoria Pendleton on Wednesday cleared the next hurdle in her challenge to compete as a rider at the Cheltenham Festival when she was granted an amateur licence. Read More...

Betfair and Paddy Power’s most colourful stunts

Racing Post | 5 days ago
As Betfair and Paddy Power announce plans to merge, we look back on the best - and worst - campaigns from two of the betting world's most innovative and colourful companies. Read More...

Royal Ascot winner Olly Stevens to quit training

Racing Post | 6 days ago
OLLY STEVENS will not be renewing his trainer’s licence next year despite having enjoyed significant top-level success in three brief years at the helm of Sheikh Fahad’s Robins Farm Racing operation near Chiddingfold in Surrey. Read More...

Germany: Limato bound for Baden-Baden sprint

Racing Post | 6 days ago
HEADING to Germany this weekend in a bid to avoid soft ground is Limato, for whom trainer Henry Candy has booked Adrie de Vries for the Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden on Sunday. Read More...

Germany: Limato heads to Germany in pursuit of better going

Racing Post | 6 days ago
HEADING to Germany this weekend in a bid to avoid soft ground is Limato, for whom trainer Henry Candy has booked Adrie de Vries for the Goldene Peitsche at Baden-Baden on Sunday. Read More...

Storm The Stars ‘the one to beat’ in St Leger

Racing Post | 6 days ago
STORM THE STARS might have been usurped by Order Of St George as the sponsor’s favourite for the Ladbrokes St Leger but connections still regard their colt as the one to beat as 12 contenders went forward for the Classic on Wednesday. Read More...

Storm The Stars ‘the one to beat’ in St Leger

Racing Post | 6 days ago
STORM THE STARS might have been usurped by Order Of St George as the sponsor’s favourite for the Ladbrokes St Leger but connections still regard their colt as the one to beat as 12 contenders went forward for the Classic on Wednesday. Read More...

Skewbald gelding latest to attempt turf history

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ANGROVE FATRASCAL makes his debut at Catterick today shouldering the dreams of breeder Heather Kitching he will one day create turf history. Read More...

Free Eagle team hoping for quick ground at Leopardstown

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE Gleneagles camp is not alone in hoping for good to firm ground for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes a fortnight on Saturday, with Dermot Weld on Tuesday expressing similar sentiments for Free Eagle. Read More...

Weld weather watch for Free Eagle’s Champion bid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE Gleneagles camp is not alone in hoping for good to firm ground for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes a fortnight on Saturday, with Dermot Weld on Tuesday expressing similar sentiments for Free Eagle. Read More...

Waterlogged Ffos Las to inspect for Friday fixture

Racing Post | 6 days ago
FFOS LAS will inspect at 8am on Thursday for Friday’s fixture, with the course heavy, waterlogged in places. Read More...

Betfair and Paddy Power enter talks over merger

Racing Post | 6 days ago
BETFAIR and Paddy Power have announced intentions to follow in the footsteps of Ladbrokes and Coral and join forces in a merger to create one of the world’s largest online gambling companies. Read More...

Betfair and Paddy Power agree terms on merger

Racing Post | 6 days ago
BETFAIR and Paddy Power have reached an agreement in principle to follow in the footsteps of Ladbrokes and Coral and join forces in a merger to create one of the world’s largest online gambling companies. Read More...

Irish Champion may be next for Arabian Queen

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ARABIAN QUEEN, the filly who sensationally ended the unbeaten record of Derby winner Golden Horn at York last week, is under serious consideration for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, owner-breeder Jeff Smith revealed on Tuesday night. Read More...

Treve on track in pursuit of historic third Arc

Racing Post | 6 days ago
TREVE was in excellent form on les Aigles on Tuesday morning under Thierry Jarnet, leaving trainer Criquette Head-Maarek beaming after the dual Arc heroine's first serious piece of work back on the grass after a summer break. Read More...

Ridge Ranger cut to gun down Bullet rivals

Racing Post | 6 days ago
RIDGE RANGER has been backed to become the first filly since Look Busy in 2008 to land the Totepool Beverley Bullet on Saturday, with the sponsors cutting her into 10-1 (from 16). Read More...

Kodi Bear backed as if he is unbeatable

Racing Post | 7 days ago
KODI BEAR got back to winning ways at Salisbury earlier this month and punters are backing him to follow up in the Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Saturday. Read More...

ABB keeps link with charity Crimestoppers

Racing Post | 7 days ago
THE Association of British Bookmakers has renewed its association with independent charity Crimestoppers, a partnership that goes back to 2004. Read More...

Muamba in Ladbrokes advertising campaign

Racing Post | 7 days ago
FABRICE MUAMBA visited Ladbrokes' head office to film a video on behalf of the Professional Players Federation reminding professional athletes of the rules regarding placing bets and passing on inside information. Read More...

Totepool to reach new heights under newly appointed Lester

Racing Post | 7 days ago
BETFRED yesterday announced the promotion of Julian Lester as Totepool racecourse operations director, taking the role previously held by Brent Dolan. Read More...

The curious case of the Doctor and the buried bones

Racing Post | 7 days ago
EXCAVATIONS at Palace House have thrown up Newmarket’s very own historical mystery after workmen uncovered the remains of a horse buried around two centuries ago when the site was home to the Rothschild stables. Read More...

France: Longchamp gets rebuild go but one track to close

Racing Post | 7 days ago
NEARLY four years after plans for a new grandstand were first unveiled, France Galop’s administrative council has finally given the go-ahead for the rebuilding of Longchamp. Read More...

Longchamp gets rebuild go-ahead but one track to close

Racing Post | 7 days ago
NEARLY four years after plans for a new grandstand were first unveiled, France Galop’s administrative council has finally given the go-ahead for the rebuilding of Longchamp. Read More...

Lingfield switches to all-weather after heavy rain

Racing Post | 7 days ago
THE four turf races at Lingfield on Wednesday have been switched to the all-weather track after heavy rain, while Brighton got the green light to race on Tuesday after it passed an early morning inspection. Read More...

O’Brien’s St George a warm order for St Leger

Racing Post | 7 days ago
ORDER OF ST GEORGE continued to be popular in the Ladbrokes St Leger market on Monday, with Paddy Power and Betway cutting the Irish St Leger Trial winner into 4-1 joint-favourite (from 5 and 6) for the Doncaster Classic. Read More...

Brighton gets go ahead after inspection

Racing Post | 7 days ago
BRIGHTON'S card on Tuesday got the go ahead at an early morning inspection. Read More...

O’Meara pours cold water on Ballydoyle rumours

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE hottest rumour in racing was on Monday night firmly quashed by David O’Meara as one of the sport’s most highly respected and widely admired young trainers poured cold water on intense speculation linking him with a move to Ballydoyle. Read More...

O’Meara pours cold water on Ballydoyle rumours

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE hottest rumour in racing was on Monday night firmly quashed by David O’Meara as one of the sport’s most highly respected and widely admired young trainers poured cold water on intense speculation linking him with a move to Ballydoyle. Read More...

Rain-hit Brighton calls inspection for Tuesday

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BRIGHTON has called a 7am inspection for Tuesday’s meeting due to the threat of heavy rain continuing to fall at the track. Read More...

Yarmouth pleased by entry for opening fixture

Racing Post | 1 week ago
YARMOUTH has received a resounding vote of confidence from owners and trainers, with 176 entries made for the track's first fixture of the year on Sunday. Read More...

Ripon race next on Pendleton’s agenda

Racing Post | 1 week ago
VICTORIA PENDLETON looks set to take the next step on her journey to ride at the Cheltenham Festival by taking part in her first race under rules on Monday. Read More...

Wall planning rare Beverley raid with Katawi

Racing Post | 1 week ago
IN THE last five seasons Chris Wall has not sent one runner north to Beverley, but he is planning to be represented on the Westwood with Katawi in Saturday's Listed totescoop6 Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes. Read More...

Kodi Bear on prowl for Celebration Mile

Racing Post | 1 week ago
EXCITING colt Kodi Bear could get the opportunity to live up to his lofty reputation on Saturday after featuring among 11 confirmations for the Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood. Read More...

Soft ground results in spate of non-runners at Carlisle

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SLOW ground at Carlisle has produced host of non-runners for this evening's fixture. Read More...