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Leopardstown: Mega Fortune takes his revenge on Bapaume

Racing Post | 1 week ago
New tactics, new headgear, new surface, new JCB Triumph Hurdle contender. Mega Fortune is now second favourite behind Defi Du Seuil with some firms for the juvenile showpiece at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

USA: Kentucky hope McCraken delivers at Tampa

Racing Post | 1 week ago
WITH a powerful come-from-behind victory in the Sam Davis, McCraken (Ian Wilkes/Brian Hernandez) cemented his position as a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby with a track-record performance at Tampa Bay. Read More...

Business Bulletin: commission chief’s warning to industry

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The gambling industry descended on the Ice show in London last week when Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison warned that public concern about the sector is growing and tolerance falling. Read More...

Five things we learned from Saturday’s racing

Racing Post | 1 week ago
There never was a totally satisfactory Gold Cup between stablemates Kauto Star and Denman but we might finally find out the answer to that long-debated question this March via their reincarnates. Read More...

Tizzard hoping Finian’s can settle festival target

Racing Post | 1 week ago
FINIAN'S OSCAR looks to be tasked with no more than a conversion in front of the goal posts today at Exeter, but his trainer Colin Tizzard is hoping he can provide some sort of clue as to which race he should aim for at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Under the weather Johnson gives up Exeter rides

Racing Post | 1 week ago
CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson, who missed the ride on Native River at Newbury on Saturday due to illness, has also given up his four rides at Exeter on Sunday. Read More...

The Sunday Briefing: betting, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 1 week ago
A QUIET Sunday it is not with Grade 1 action galore at Leopardstown containing a fistful of Cheltenham hopes in almost every race topped off by Carlingford Lough's bid to win the featured Grade 1 Stan James Irish Gold Cup for a third year. Read More...

Mullins saddles six in bid for fifth straight Deloitte

Racing Post | 1 week ago
WILLIE MULLINS will need a wheelbarrow to cart all six of his jockeys' saddles from the weighing room to the saddling enclosure at Leopardstown before this Grade 1. Read More...

What they say: Irish Gold Cup connections

Racing Post | 1 week ago
At Leopardstown on Sunday John Kiely's Carlingford Lough faces seven rivals as he attempts to join Florida Pearl and Jodami by winning the Stan James-sponsored Grade 1 Chase for the third successive year. Read More...

Sedgefield gets green light after inspection

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ALL three Sunday cards will go ahead after Sedgefield passed a 7.30am inspection. Read More...

Sunday racing: what’s on TV and who to watch

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LOVE Cheltenham? Cannot wait for next month's festival? Then you will not want to miss Sunday's action from Leopardstown and Exeter as there is sure to be plenty of clues. Read More...

Saturday highlights: all the news and big winners

Racing Post | 1 week ago
With the Cheltenham Festival looming ever closer, a host of big guns were fired at Newbury and elsewhere on a day when the temperatures were freezing but the action was red hot. Here is how a fantastic afternoon of action unfolded. Read More...

USA: McCraken out to boost Kentucky Derby claims

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Leading Kentucky Derby contender McCraken (Ian Wilkes/Brian Hernandez) makes his three-year-old debut in a hot-looking renewal of the Sam Davis at Tampa Bay. Read More...

Awesome Altior shows his class in Game Spirit Chase

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ALTIOR will head to the Racing Post Arkle with an unblemished record over fences after passing his toughest test with flying colours. Read More...

Newbury: Altior earns Sprinter comparisons in Arkle audition

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson might not have to wait long for a replacement for Sprinter Sacre. Read More...

Newbury: Awesome Altior earns Sprinter comparisons

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson might not have to wait long for a replacement for Sprinter Sacre. Read More...

Native River dominates Denman Chase as Bristol flops

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Native River kept his unbeaten record over fences at Newbury and enhanced his Timico Gold Cup chances with a comfortable defeat of outsider Le Mercurey. Read More...

Newbury: River flows fast as he shows speed and stamina

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Native River kept his unbeaten record over fences at Newbury and enhanced his Timico Gold Cup chances with a comfortable defeat of outsider Le Mercurey. Read More...

Getabird injury another blow for Ricci and Mullins

Racing Post | 1 week ago
It never rains but it pours. Just ask the Riccis and Willie Mullins as they have lost another Cheltenham contender in Getabird. Read More...

Ballyandy edges out Movewiththetimes in Betfair Hurdle

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BALLYANDY won a titanic duel with Movewiththetimes to give trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies another Betfair Hurdle. Read More...

Uttoxeter gets go-ahead after fourth inspection

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter has finally got the all-clear, four and a half hours after it first passed its first inspection. Read More...

Fourth inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow storm

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was orginally given the green light as the course passed a 7.30am inspection, but a snow storm forced officials to call a second inspection at 10am, a third at 11am and now they will look again at midday. Read More...

Altior faces stiffest task yet against hardened rivals

Racing Post | 1 week ago
CRACK novice Altior is facing by far his most arduous test over fences to date against the improving Fox Norton and the talented but fragile Traffic Fluide, who returns from a 13-month layoff. Read More...

The Saturday Briefing: betting, going and nons

Racing Post | 1 week ago
NOT many runners but plenty of interest in in the two big chases at Newbury this afternoon where Native River puts his Gold Cup credentials on the line in the Betfair Denman Chase. Read More...

Snow storm puts Uttoxeter meeting back in danger

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter got the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection. Read More...

Third inspection called at Uttoxeter after snow storm

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter was orginally given the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection, but a snow storm forced officials to call a second inspection at 10am - at which they decided to take a third look at 11am. Read More...

Native River and Bristol ready to test Gold Cup credentials

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THIS race could be seen as a disappointment if measured by quantity. However, judged by quality, it is anything but with Native River and Bristol De Mai, two genuine Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders, going head to head. Read More...

Uttoxeter given go ahead despite snow falling

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SATURDAY'S meeting at Uttoxeter got the green light after the course passed a 7.30am inspection. Read More...

What they say: Betfair Hurdle connections

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Newbury stages Britain's richest handicap hurdle on Saturday with 16 runners on course for the Betfair Hurdle. Read More...

No point shirking Newbury battles says Twiston-Davies

Racing Post | 1 week ago
NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES has questioned why more owners and trainers shy away from running in the sport's big Saturday prizes after today's two feature chases at Newbury attracted only eight runners in total. Read More...

Saturday racing: what’s on TV and who to watch

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AS THE Cheltenham Festival nears, an extra layer of bubble wrap will probably get applied to the limbs of equine aces in stables all over, but there are still a few dress rehearsals before the main event, including Newbury's fixture on Saturday. Read More...

Bomb scare at Newbury day before Betfair Hurdle

Racing Post | 1 week ago
NO COURSE welcomes the arrival of bomb disposal officers but Newbury officials were able to laugh off a scare on the eve of the Betfair Hurdle meeting. Read More...

Kempton: Politologue warms up for festival in style

Racing Post | 1 week ago
POLITOLOGUE, reckoned by trainer Paul Nicholls to be among his best chances of success at Cheltenham next month, warmed up for the festival in straightforward style by dismissing Pain Au Chocolat in a match race at Kempton on Friday. Read More...

Politologue warms up for Cheltenham festival in style

Racing Post | 1 week ago
POLITOLOGUE, reckoned by trainer Paul Nicholls to be among his best chances of success at Cheltenham next month, warmed up for the Festival in straightforward style by dismissing Pain Au Chocolat in a match race at Kempton on Friday. Read More...

Uttoxeter to inspect at 7.30am on Saturday

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Uttoxeter remain hopeful despite calling an inspection for 7.30am on Saturday due to low temperatures and the overnight forecast Read More...

Small but star-filled fields for Newbury chases

Racing Post | 1 week ago
EIGHT runners will contest Newbury's pair of Grade 2 chases on Saturday, each of which carry a prize fund of £50,000. Read More...

Australia: Winx return delayed due to extreme temperatures

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Winx's scheduled comeback has been delayed until Monday, as officials decided to postpone Saturday's card at Randwick due to extreme temperatures. Read More...

Australia: Winx return delayed due to extreme heat

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Winx's scheduled comeback has been delayed until Monday, as officials decided to postpone Saturday's card at Randwick due to extreme temperatures. Read More...

Leading JLT fancy Politologue faces one rival at Kempton

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE apprentice takes on the master at Kempton when the Dan Skelton-trained Pain Au Chocolat attempts to lower the colours of Paul Nicholls's JLT Novices' Chase market principal Politologue in a £20,000 graduation chase. Read More...

Bromley hoping Bristol is swanlike in Denman

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The super-agent who bought Bristol De Mai to race in Britain says the star young chaser is blossoming 'from an ugly duckling into a swan' as he looked forward to Saturday's thrilling Newbury showdown with fellow Cheltenham fancy Native Riv Read More...

Bromley hoping Bristol is swanlike in Denman Chase test

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The super-agent who bought Bristol De Mai to race in Britain says the star young chaser is blossoming 'from an ugly duckling into a swan' as he looked forward to Saturday's thrilling Newbury showdown with fellow Cheltenham fancy Native Riv Read More...

Bromley hoping Bristol is swanlike in Denman River showdown

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The super-agent who bought Bristol De Mai to race in Britain says the star young chaser is blossoming 'from an ugly duckling into a swan' as he looked forward to Saturday's thrilling Newbury showdown with fellow Cheltenham fancy Native Riv Read More...

Meydan: Nashmiah bursts Really Special bubble in UAE 1,000 Guineas shock

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The Saudi Arabian-trained Nashmiah caused an upset in the UAE 1,000 Guineas with a 40-1 victory over two other long-priced runners, with Godolphin's odds-on favourite Really Special only fifth. Read More...

Bromley hoping Bristol is swanlike in Denman Native River showdown

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The super-agent who bought Bristol De Mai to race in Britain says the star young chaser is blossoming 'from an ugly duckling into a swan' as he looked forward to Saturday's thrilling Newbury showdown with fellow Cheltenham fancy Native Riv Read More...

No fire to the smoke of four-horse gamble

Racing Post | 1 week ago
INTEREST in Thursday's racing may well soar by mid afternoon after four horses were the subject of what appears significant market support. Read More...

Ice 2017: It’s the icing on the cake on final day at the ExCeL

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Betting Shop Manager of the Year Rob Mabbett with the third of his daily diaries from the Ice exhibition at the ExCeL in London. Read More...

Might Bite strolls to confidence-boosting win to revive Festival hopes

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MIGHT Bite got his Cheltenham bid back on track after his Grade 1 fall with a runaway win against two rivals at Doncaster. Read More...

Might Bite strolls to confidence-boosting win

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MIGHT Bite raised his connections Cheltenham hopes as he got back to winning ways after his Grade 1 fall. Read More...

Might Bite strolls to confidence-boosting win at Doncaster

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MIGHT Bite raised his connections Cheltenham hopes as he got back to winning ways after his Grade 1 fall. Read More...

Huntingdon: Keeper Hill gets up close home to beat Messire

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE Warren Greatrex-trained Keeper Hill got up close home to deny odds-on favourite and Grade 1 winner Messire Des Obeaux in the Listed Sidney Banks and give his trainer a second successive win in the race. Read More...