Racing Post

New era for morning show as racing debuts on ITV4

Racing Post | 1 week ago
THE producer of ITV Racing's new Saturday morning show hopes to deliver a tone and style that viewers will want to keep coming back for as the network's replacement for Channel 4's long-running The Morning Line launches. Read More...

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

Racing Post | 1 week ago
FEELING fat, cold and significantly poorer than you were a month ago? Of course you are, it is January after all. Read More...

Huge Scoop6 pot up for grabs after six rollovers

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MORE than half a million quid is in the Scoop6 win fund following six rollovers, but once again the six-race puzzle will be tough to solve, containing four handicap chases and two handicap hurdles. Read More...

Elliott turns to Death Duty to end Mullins rule at Naas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GORDON ELLIOTT is ready to play one of his trump cards as he bids to break Willie Mullins' stranglehold on the Grade 1 Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle at Naas on Sunday. Read More...

Capitaine leads field of six as Kayf Grace misses Tolworth

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ANTE-POST favourite Capitaine has been declared in a field of six for Saturday's 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown and will not have to face one of his main perceived dangers after Kayf Grace was scratched. Read More...

Highland Reel up for Eclipse award in US

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
KING GEORGE and Breeders' Cup Turf winner Highland Reel is among the finalists for the 2016 Eclipse Awards, which recognise the leading performers in North America. Read More...

Ludlow’s Friday card cancelled due to frost

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRIDAY'S meeting at Ludlow has been abandoned after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. Read More...

Ludlow’s Friday card cancelled but Wetherby survives frost

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRIDAY'S meeting at Ludlow has been abandoned after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. Read More...

Ludlow calls off Friday card but Wetherby survives frost

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRIDAY'S meeting at Ludlow has been abandoned after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. Read More...

Ludlow calls off card but Wetherby survives frost

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRIDAY'S meeting at Ludlow has been abandoned after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. Read More...

Bumper Christmas crowds set new records on British track

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE feel-good factor provided by some stonking action on the track over Christmas continued on Thursday when it was revealed more spectators than ever before included a trip to the races as part of their festive celebrations. Read More...

Bumper Christmas crowds set new attendance records

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE feel-good factor provided by some stonking action on the track over Christmas continued on Thursday when it was revealed more spectators than ever before included a trip to the races as part of their festive celebrations. Read More...

France: Tougher whip limits to come in next month

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
France Galop have confirmed the maximum permitted number of strikes with the whip will be reduced, with the new rules taking effect from February 1. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival prize-money boosted by 190,000

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE will be record prize-money up for grabs at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival after an increase of £190,000 was announced on Thursday. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival prize-money boosted to record 4.3m

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE will be record prize-money up for grabs at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival after an increase of £190,000 was announced on Thursday to take total prizes to £4,305,000 for the four-day fixture. Read More...

Australia: Waller outlines 2017 plans for superstar Winx

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WINX appears almost certain to sidestep a trip to Europe in 2017 after Chris Waller outlined a four-start Sydney autumn campaign and once again stated his desire to target a third straight Cox Plate. Read More...

Group 1-winning trainer Gibson victim of 1 million fraud

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HONG KONG-based trainer Richard Gibson has reportedly been the victim of a €1 million (£860,000) "complex internet fraud involving the transfer of money on a sale of a horse". Read More...

Many Clouds set to have a crack at Timico Gold Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLECRACK'S tour de force at Kempton on Boxing Day might have had bookmakers running for cover as they hastily revised their Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup markets, but one trainer refusing to run scared is Oliver Sherwood. Read More...

No jumps racing on Thursday as frost claims Lingfield

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THURSDAY'S sole National Hunt offering has been cancelled after Lingfield's frozen track failed to pass a morning inspection. Read More...

Regulator’s concern over allegations of ‘sharp practice’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Gambling Commission has expressed concern over allegations that some bookmakers shorten horses to cause or increase a rule 4 deduction and has called for those with evidence of wrongdoing to come forward. Read More...

What to look for on day one of Dubai Carnival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THURSDAY marks the beginning of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Some of the biggest and best names from the world of Flat racing will clash at Meydan in the coming weeks and with plenty of clues for our own Flat summer on offer too, it is not to be missed. Read More...

What to look out for on day one of the Dubai Carnival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THURSDAY marks the beginning of the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Some of the biggest and best names from the world of Flat racing will clash at Meydan in the coming weeks and with plenty of clues for our own Flat summer on offer too, it is not to be missed. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Moubarak looking to rise from the Ashes

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE very last race of an ordinary midweek raceday, the 8.15 at Chelmsford, will pass by largely unnoticed. Yet it sees the appearance of an out of the ordinary figure from the past. The Lebanese trainer Mohamed Moubarak runs Out Of The Ashes. Read More...

Cheltenham: surprise packages who could shake up festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOME bookmakers have prices for every race the Cheltenham Festival, but most interest centres around the main four. Each of the week's championships have a firm favourite, but we take a look at some leftfield horses who could shake things up. Read More...

Novice star Altior heads Clarence House entries

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALTIOR could be set for a first foray outside novice company after featuring among nine entries for the Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 21. Read More...

USA: Japanese runners could net $1m Belmont bonus

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
New York racing officials have become the latest to attempt to lure some of of Japan’s burgeoning middle distance talent to their shores in offering a $1 million bonus for any horse trained in that country that wins this year’s Belmont Stakes Read More...

Tight Squeeze well after being rescued from ditch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TIGHT SQUEEZE, the aptly named mare who had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a muddy brook, is bucking and kicking again and showing no ill effects from the weekend's ordeal. Read More...

Bookmaker hits out over rule 4 ‘sharp practice’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A PROMINENT racecourse bookmaker has described the shortening of the odds of horses who appear likely to become non-runners - and therefore cause a rule 4 deduction from winning bets - as a "sharp practice" occurring too often. Read More...

USA: Gun Runner’s Pegasus hopes hit by quarantine

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GUN RUNNER could miss out on a start in the valuable Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational later this month after quarantine conditions were enforced at Fair Grounds Racecourse, where he is stabled. Read More...

Fallon ‘really enjoying’ work-riding role in Dubai

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
KIEREN FALLON said on Tuesday there was "light at the end of the tunnel" as he talked of how much he was enjoying his work in a racing yard having teamed up again with Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor in Dubai. Read More...

Chamberlin: we’re not dumbing down, we’re trying to help

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ED CHAMBERLIN has rejected criticism of ITV's so-called dumbing down of racing and warned the sport has to extend its appeal to a broader audience if it expects terrestrial coverage to continue in the longer term. Read More...

Title rivals Mullins and Elliott to play aces at Naas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS and Gordon Elliott, locked in a fascinating battle for the jump trainers' title in Ireland, look set to play two of their aces at Naas this weekend. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Working Title the star turn at Hereford

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE are other races at Hereford on Wednesday, obviously, but rather as the Gold Cup is the focus of the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Chase (2.25) is the highlight. Read More...

Cosgrave back in Dubai three years after contentious ban

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAT COSGRAVE has settled his differences with the Emirates Racing Authority and is looking forward to his first Meydan rides in almost three years when the Dubai World Cup Carnival begins on Thursday. Read More...

Capitaine favourite for intriguing Tolworth Hurdle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CAPITAINE, winner of the Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot last month,heads the betting for Saturday's Grade 1 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown. Read More...

Moore’s absence on Curtis runners fuels speculation

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JONATHAN MOORE'S brief tenure as stable jockey to Rebecca Curtis appears to be over after the talented young rider's absence from Cheltenham on Sunday extended his absence on Curtis-trained runners to nearly three weeks. Read More...

What the papers say: how ITV racing was received

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AMID much fanfare racing has returned to ITV after 32 years, attracting widespread scrutiny in Britain's newspapers and providing the sport with the sort of column inches it normally attracts only at major festivals. Read More...

What the papers say: how ITV Racing’s show was received

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AMID much fanfare racing has returned to ITV after 32 years, attracting widespread scrutiny in Britain's newspapers and providing the sport with the sort of column inches it normally attracts only at major festivals. Read More...

Star US sprinter Acapulco switches to O’Brien stable

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE brilliant 2015 Queen Mary winner Acapulco has been switched from Wesley Ward's US base to Ballydoyle, from where she is to be aimed at the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: No excuses for modern-day columnists

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WHEN I was writing a weekly column for the Racing Post I sometimes thought it would be amusing to leave the space blank apart from the following – "Sorry, nothing this week." To my surprise, no one else at the Post seemed to think it was Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: no excuses for the columnists of today

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WHEN I was writing a weekly column for the Racing Post I sometimes thought it would be amusing to leave the space blank apart from the following – "Sorry, nothing this week." To my surprise, no one else at the Post seemed to think it was Read More...

Backers pay the price for deduction over non-runner

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WINNING punters on the last race at Cheltenham on Sunday were left out of pocket when a rule 4 deduction was applied after bookmakers priced up a horse who had already been announced as a non-runner. Read More...

Injured Josh Moore set to miss Ar Mad Ascot ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOSH MOORE will miss the ride on Ar Mad in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot later this month after a fall at Huntingdon on Boxing Day left him with a dislocated shoulder. Read More...

Morney Wing flies home for Sussex National win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PADDY BRENNAN made the most of a spare ride on Morney Wing as he guided the eight-year-old to a comfortable success in the marathon handicap chase. Read More...

Opening ITV show attracts average audience of 676,000

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE much-anticipated debut of ITV's new live racing show on New Year's Day attracted an average audience of 676,000 viewers, an increase on Channel 4's audience for the same fixture in recent years. Read More...

Tizzard team out for more National success

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Colin Tizzard team have been carrying all before them lately and Sartorial Elegance has an obvious chance of providing them with a second National winner just six days after Native River won the Welsh version at Chepstow. Read More...

Tizzard team out for more National success at Plumpton

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Colin Tizzard team have been carrying all before them lately and Sartorial Elegance has an obvious chance of providing them with a second National winner just six days after Native River won the Welsh version at Chepstow. Read More...

Desert Orchid to be commemorated by Royal Mail

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE legendary Desert Orchid will feature in the Royal Mail's special stamp programme this year, along with seven other yet-to-be-named racehorses. Read More...

Opinions will be divided on coverage, say ITV team

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Ed Chamberlin and Matt Chapman ended ITV Racing's first programme with an acknowledgement viewers will have been divided over the style of coverage delivered by the sport's new mainstream partner. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Never too late to restart resolutions

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IF you've already broken it, it's not too late to have another go at your New Year's resolution. After all, they're jolly difficult to keep, especially if they involve giving up chocolate, alcohol and betting. Well, impossible really. Read More...