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Hutchinson eyes swift return from knee injury

Racing Post | 6 days ago
WAYNE HUTCHINSON, who injured his left knee when Lady Garvagh fell at Towcester on Thursday, hopes to return to action within a month. Read More...

South Africa: Polly comes along nicely to win Grade 1

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ALONG CAME POLLY (Gavin van Zyl/S'Manga Khumalo) became the first three-year-old to win Friday's L Jaffee Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein for seven years. Read More...

King has high hopes of another Godsmejudge win

Racing Post | 6 days ago
IT'S the Scottish Grand National at Ayr today and Alan King says last year's winner Godsmejudge is coming back to form at just the right time. Read More...

USA: Judy The Beauty out to break Grade 1 duck

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JUDY THE BEAUTY (Wesley Ward/John Velazquez), runner up in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint in November, bids to take her unbeaten record at Keeneland to three in the Madison Stakes. Read More...

Australia: Remarkable 1-2-3-4 for Waller in Doncaster Mile

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SYDNEY'S champion trainer Chris Waller recorded an extraordinary achievement at Randwick when Sacred Falls led home a remarkable 1-2-3-4 for him in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile. Read More...

Australia: Remarkable 1-2-3-4 for Waller in Doncaster Mile

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SYDNEY'S champion trainer Chris Waller recorded an extraordinary achievement at Randwick when Sacred Falls led home a remarkable 1-2-3-4 for him in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile. Read More...

USA: Wise Dan returns in style with cosy victory

Racing Post | 6 days ago
CONCERNS Wise Dan (Charles LoPresti/John Velazquez) might lack fitness on his first start of 2014 disappeared when the two-time Horse of the Year eased to victory in the Maker's 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

Byron sixth behind new sprint star Lankan Rupee

Racing Post | 6 days ago
IRELAND'S Gordon Lord Byron finished sixth behind sensational winner Lankan Rupee (Mick Price/Craig Newitt), who looked every inch a sprint superstar in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick. Read More...

Australia: Gordon Lord Byron sixth as Lankan Rupee stars

Racing Post | 6 days ago
IRELAND'S Gordon Lord Byron finished sixth behind sensational winner Lankan Rupee (Mick Price/Craig Newitt), who looked every inch a sprint superstar in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick. Read More...

Australia: Criterion gets best of three-way Derby thriller

Racing Post | 6 days ago
CRITERION (David Payne/Hugh Bowman) outstayed his rivals in a thrilling three-way finish to the BMW Australian Derby at Royal Randwick on Saturday on day one of the Sydney Championships meeting. Read More...

USA: Tapiture and Bayern clash in Derby trial

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE Kentucky Derby picture should become a little clearer following Saturday night's action from Oaklawn and Keeneland, with both track's staging prestigious Derby trials. Read More...

Kingman bids to follow in Frankel’s footsteps with Greenham win

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SOME of the Classic generation's most promising colts will do battle in the Aon Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday (2.55), with plenty of Guineas clues expected. Read More...

Henderson leads tributes after death of Johnny Harrington

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JOHNNY HARRINGTON, bloodstock agent, racehorse owner and husband of trainer Jessica Harrington, lost his battle with cancer on Friday morning when he died peacefully at his home, Commonstown Stud, in Moone, Co Kildare. He was 77. Read More...

Blog: Oh dear – I’ve agreed to take on Australia’s finest in a tipping contest

Racing Post | 6 days ago
JUST time for a swift blog before I am due to attend a private dinner at Balla, evidently one of Sydney's finest Italian restaurants, at The Star casino complex in Pyrmont, where I am billeted at the Darling Hotel. Read More...

Fly and Jezki set for Punchestown rematch

Racing Post | 6 days ago
A THRILLING rematch between Jezki and Hurricane Fly, first and fourth respectively in the Champion Hurdle, is set to take place at Punchestown next month. Read More...

Australia: Waller sends six for Group 1 Doncaster Mile

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SYDNEY'S leading trainer Chris Waller is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to land Saturday's Doncaster Mile, where he is responsible for no fewer than half-a-dozen runners. Read More...

Tap spearheads strong Russell challenge at Ayr

Racing Post | 7 days ago
LUCINDA RUSSELL, who is one short of equalling Len Lungo's record of 63 for the most winners sent out by a Scottish stable in one season, has five runners at Ayr this afternoon. Read More...

Williams believes Gordon can capture TJ Smith Stakes

Racing Post | 7 days ago
JOCKEY Craig Williams reckons the drop back in trip will not compromise the chances of Ireland's Gordon Lord Byron (Tom Hogan) when he bids for his second Group 1 success in Australia in the TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. Read More...

McLernon off for eight weeks after breaking vertebrae

Racing Post | 7 days ago
RICHIE MCLERNON, who partnered Holywell to a second successive Cheltenham Festival victory last month, could be out of action for up to eight weeks after breaking two vertebrae in a fall at Ludlow on Thursday. Read More...

Trainers blast Newbury over lack of stabling

Racing Post | 1 week ago
NEWBURY was criticised by the NTF on Thursday and forced to apologise to connections left unable to run horses at its prestigious meeting on Saturday after over-running redevelopment work left too few stables for those declared to run. Read More...

USA: Horse of the Year Wise Dan returns to action

Racing Post | 1 week ago
WISE DAN, the two-time Horse of the Year in the States, makes his first start of the season at Keeneland with trainer Charles LoPresti warning a lack of match fitness might catch out his stable star. Read More...

South Africa: Jet Aglow favourite despite absence

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Jet Aglow (Dennis Drier/Sean Cormack) is favourite despite not having raced since finishing third to stable companion Beach Beauty in the Paddock Stakes three months ago and her trainer does not expect her to show any sings of rustiness. Read More...

Fined Llewellyn ‘mortified’ over racist comment

Racing Post | 1 week ago
DUAL Grand National-winning rider Carl Llewellyn could not have been further from his normal happy-go-lucky self on Thursday after being fined £1,500 by the BHA disciplinary panel for comments prejudicial to the reputation of racing. Read More...

Classic hope Amazing Maria among Nell Gwyn entries

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AMAZING MARIA, who is no bigger than 16-1 to win the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, could warm up for the Classic by running at Newmarket on day one of the Craven meeting on Wednesday. Read More...

Amazing Maria among Nell Gwyn entries

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AMAZING MARIA, who is no bigger than 16-1 to win the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, could warm up for the Classic by running at Newmarket on day one of the Craven meeting on Wednesday. Read More...

Greatrex delighted after Sheehan wins appeal

Racing Post | 1 week ago
TRAINER Warren Greatrex and conditional rider Gavin Sheehan were celebrating on Thursday after one of the jump season's most controversial stewarding decision was reversed at a BHA inquiry. Read More...

New culture secretary well versed in industry ways

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MARIA MILLER’S resignation as culture secretary dominated the national news agenda on Wednesday, but it was the identity of her replacement that sent a shudder through the bookmaking industry. Read More...

Punchestown trip possible for Bobs Worth

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BOBS WORTH has bounced back to triumph in Ireland already this season and could be set for another recovery mission after trainer Nicky Henderson said he was considering running the nine-year-old in the Punchestown Gold Gup on April 30. Read More...

Bunker progress exciting team as Derby trial looms

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BUNKER’S physical development has connections full of hope in the build-up to an examination of his Investec Derby credentials, which is likely to come in next month’s Betfred Dante Stakes. Read More...

It will be a teary affair if Weary wins

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THANKS to the wonders of modern technology, this initial blog is being sent somewhere in the air between Dubai and Sydney. Read More...

Blog: It will be a teary affair if Weary wins

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THANKS to the wonders of modern technology, this initial blog is being sent somewhere in the air between Dubai and Sydney. Read More...

Tidal Bay given Scottish National go-ahead

Racing Post | 1 week ago
TIDAL BAY, who unseated Sam Twiston-Davies at the first Canal Turn in the Crabbie's Grand National after being hampered last weekend, makes a quick reappearance in Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Read More...

Tidal Bay given Scottish National go-ahead

Racing Post | 1 week ago
TIDAL BAY, who unseated Sam Twiston-Davies at the first Canal Turn in the Grand National after being hampered last weekend, is on course to make a quick reappearance in Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Read More...

In-form Bolger and Weld clash at Limerick

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JIM BOLGER and Dermot Weld have made bright starts to the season, with nine winners and eight winners respectively, and the pair are well represented on day two of Limerick’s student meeting. Read More...

Newbury reveals huge drop in profits for 2013

Racing Post | 1 week ago
NEWBURY has admitted it is operating in “a very challenging environment” as the racecourse revealed pre-tax profits have plunged dramatically in the space of a year. Read More...

Lucky Kristale showing right signs for 1,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 1 week ago
GEORGE MARGARSON believes the Qipco 1,000 Guineas trip is well within Lucky Kristale’s compass as the trainer prepares his star filly to tackle a mile for the first time. Read More...

Fry believes Express can grab Scottish National

Racing Post | 1 week ago
MENDIP EXPRESS may only be a lightly raced novice, but trainer Harry Fry is confident he can take a stranglehold on the Coral Scottish Grand National on Saturday with or without a potentially huge hike in the weights. Read More...

Gosden’s Officer flies to Further Flight success

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AS BEFITS a brother to a St Leger winner the test of stamina suited Flying Officer down to the ground as he powered clear to secure a treble on the card for trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick. Read More...

Nottingham: Gosden’s Officer flies to Further Flight success

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AS BEFITS a brother to a St Leger winner the test of stamina suited Flying Officer down to the ground as he powered clear to secure a treble on the card for trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick. Read More...

Secret sets up season with easy comeback win

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AS BEFITS a brother to a St Leger winner the test of stamina suited Flying Officer down to the ground as he powered clear to secure a treble on the card for trainer John Gosden and jockey William Buick. Read More...

Fry relishing Scottish National test for Mendip

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LONGTIME ante-post favourite Mendip Express is in "very good order" according to Harry Fry ahead of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr, a 10-1 chance with the sponsors for Saturday's Ayr showpiece. Read More...

Fry relishing Scottish National test for Mendip

Racing Post | 1 week ago
LONGTIME ante-post favourite Mendip Express is in "very good order" according to Harry Fry ahead of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Read More...

Murgatroyd an inspiration says coroner

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SHARRON MURGATROYD was described as a "brave and inspirational person" by the coroner who recorded that her death at the age of 54 last month was as a result of pneumonia. Read More...

Blog: California Chrome on brink of Kentucky Derby fairytale

Racing Post | 1 week ago
AT THIS point, only one thing concerning the Kentucky Derby is clear - California Chrome will be favourite for the May 3 Classic. Read More...

Charlton pencils in Middleton return for classy Thistle Bird

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THISTLE BIRD, beaten a neck in two Group 1 races last season, is likely to make her seasonal reappearance in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes at York next month, according to trainer Roger Charlton. Read More...

Step up in trip expected to suit Flying Officer

Racing Post | 1 week ago
HIS BROTHER won the St Leger and his half-brother was sixth in the same Classic, so it could be argued that everything has been building up to Flying Officer running over today's 1m6f trip in the Listed Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham. Read More...

Bin Suroor sure Ihtimal has speed for Guineas

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SAEED BIN SUROOR has no concerns about coming back to a mile with Qipco 1,000 Guineas 10-1 shot Ihtimal, despite the filly showing a marked improvement when stepped up in trip to 1m11/2f furlongs on her final start in Dubai. Read More...

Champions Day card to close with new 250,000 handicap

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BRITISH Champions Day is to climax in a new £250,000 handicap rather than the apprentice race that has ended the card since the event was created in 2011. Read More...

Aljamaaheer adds to Varian’s sprint options

Racing Post | 1 week ago
ROGER VARIAN is adding to his already impressive group of sprinters by dropping smart miler Aljamaaheer back in trip. Read More...

Betfair launches Italian exchange

Racing Post | 1 week ago
BETFAIR has expanded its European operations by launching a betting exchange in Italy following the conclusion of an extensive testing process with the regulator ADM and SOGEI. Read More...