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Thistlecrack ruled out of Punchestown festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLECRACK, one of the stars of the 2015-16 National Hunt season, has been ruled out of a trip across the Irish Sea for the Punchestown festival after being found to be lame. Read More...

Thistlecrack ruled out of Punchestown festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THISTLECRACK, one of the stars of the 2015-16 National Hunt season, has been ruled out of a trip across the Irish Sea for the Punchestown festival after being found to be lame. Read More...

Richard Johnson toasts ‘dream’ jockeys’ championship

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER 22 years of trying and on a tide of goodwill, Richard Johnson will be crowned champion jockey at Sandown on Saturday at the climax of a season in which he confessed the support from racegoers had left him overwhelmed. Read More...

Richard Johnson toasts ‘dream’ jockeys’ title

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER 22 years of trying and on a tide of goodwill, Richard Johnson will be crowned champion jockey at Sandown on Saturday at the climax of a season in which he confessed the support from racegoers had left him overwhelmed. Read More...

We face an uphill struggle, says Mullins

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS believes he is likely to have to win as many as four races at Sandown today, including one of either the bet365 Gold Cup or bet365 Celebration Chase, if he is to complete his quest to become Britain's champion trainer. Read More...

We face an uphill struggle for title, says Mullins

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS believes he is likely to have to win as many as four races at Sandown today, including one of either the bet365 Gold Cup or bet365 Celebration Chase, if he is to complete his quest to become Britain's champion trainer. Read More...

No excuses for Sprinter Sacre in Celebration

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EXPECT Sunday's headlines to be dominated by the outcome of the trainers' title and Richard Johnson's first jockeys' championship, but Sprinter Sacre will steal some of the spotlight if he can cap a remarkable season with victory in t Read More...

Nicholls v Mullins: Their thrilling fight in numbers

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE most captivating battle for the trainers' championship in a generation will go all the way to the wire at Sandown on Saturday but where have reigning champion Paul Nicholls and Irish challenger Willie Mullins made all their money this season? Read More...

Nicholls v Mullins: Their thrilling fight in numbers

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE most captivating battle for the trainers' championship in a generation will go all the way to the wire at Sandown on Saturday but where have reigning champion Paul Nicholls and Irish challenger Willie Mullins made all their money this season? Read More...

Hughes celebrates new addition and yard purchase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD and Lizzie Hughes on Friday celebrated the birth of their third child, Dessie Henry Hughes, just hours after the couple announced they had bought Weathercock House. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins title race set for dramatic finale

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
REIGNING British champion trainer Paul Nicholls goes into the final day of the season with a lead in excess of £50,000 from Willie Mullins, as the championship battle reaches a fascinating climax. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins title race set for dramatic finale

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
REIGNING British champion trainer Paul Nicholls goes into the final day of the season with a lead in excess of £50,000 from Willie Mullins, as the championship battle reaches a fascinating climax. Read More...

Jockey Peter Buchanan calls time on career at Perth

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT WAS an emotional day at Perth on Friday for Peter Buchanan as, after 13 years based in Scotland and 20 years as a jockey, the 38-year-old had his last rides in Britain. Read More...

Massaat primed for Guineas after Lambourn away day

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
OWEN BURROWS, who will saddle his first Classic runner when Massaat lines up in next week's Qipco 2,000 Guineas, gave last year's Dewhurst runner-up an away day on Friday morning when exercising him on the Faringdon Road gallops in Lambourn. Read More...

Sandown: Toormore hangs tough to take victory in Mile

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOORMORE only found stablemate Night Of Thunder too good in the Al Shaqab Lockinge last season, and he will head to Newbury off the back of a battling success. Read More...

Derby hope Midterm comfortably passes Classic Trial exam

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MIDTERM successfully passed his first major exam on his path to the Investec Derby with a length-and-a-half defeat of the persistent Algometer. Read More...

Sandown: Derby hope Midterm passes Classic Trial exam

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MIDTERM successfully passed his first major exam on his path to the Investec Derby with a length-and-a-half defeat of the persistent Algometer. Read More...

My Dream Boat makes splash in Gordon Richards

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A PATIENT ride by Adam Kirby was rewarded as My Dream Boat claimed Western Hymn late on to win for Clive Cox. Read More...

Scoop6 winners seek to plunder mega bonus pot

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE trainers' title may be dominating the headlines but for two anonymous Scoop6 winners the focus is very much on solving the bet365 Gold Cup puzzle and landing the bonus fund, which stands at a remarkable £1,394,434. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins declare strong Sandown squads

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL NICHOLLS and Willie Mullins will both be heavily represented at Sandown on the final day of the 2015-16 British jumps season as both men aim to secure enough prize-money to capture the trainers' championship. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins both declare strong Sandown squads

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL NICHOLLS and Willie Mullins will both be heavily represented at Sandown on the final day of the 2015-16 British jumps season as both men aim to secure enough prize-money to capture the trainers' championship. Read More...

Race for British trainers’ title enters penultimate day

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
REIGNING champion Paul Nicholls saddles four runners at Chepstow on Friday as he bids to extend his lead over Willie Mullins in the British trainers' championship Read More...

Grand National hero out to rule at Punchestown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HAVING safely negotiated the hustle and bustle of Aintree and its 30 fences, Crabbie's Grand National hero Rule The World is set to revert to novice company at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

Midterm sets out on Derby trail at Sandown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MIDTERM sets out on a road to the Investec Derby which could end in a bid to atone for the narrow defeat of his illustrious dam Midday in the Oaks in 2009. Read More...

Scholfield hit hardest on busy night for Exeter stewards

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE 12 riders involved in the 2m3f handicap chase at Exeter on Thursday evening found themselves in hot water with the stewards after being reported by the starter for ignoring protocol at the start. Read More...

Henderson hails retiring ‘legend’ Bobs Worth

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICKY HENDERSON has paid an affectionate tribute to Bobs Worth following the retirement of the horse who achieved the rare feat of winning three different races in successive years at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Henderson hails retiring Gold Cup hero Bobs Worth

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICKY HENDERSON has paid an affectionate tribute to Bobs Worth following the retirement of the horse who achieved the rare feat of winning three different races in successive years at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Title battle: Nicholls extends lead with Thursday treble

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL NICHOLLS extended his lead in the race to become Britain's champion jumps trainer on Thursday, with an across-the-card treble at Warwick and Exeter helping to stretch his advantage over Willie Mullins to £53,556 Read More...

Perth win takes Johnson past McCoy’s final total

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD JOHNSON, who will be presented with the champion jockey trophy by Sir Anthony McCoy at Sandown on Saturday, has surpassed his great rival's final-season total of 231 winners with victory at Perth aboard the Philip Hobbs-trained Braavos. Read More...

Perth win takes Johnson past McCoy’s final total

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD JOHNSON, who will be presented with the champion jockey trophy by Sir Anthony McCoy at Sandown on Saturday, has surpassed his great rival's final-season total of 231 winners with victory at Perth aboard the Philip Hobbs-trained Braavos. Read More...

One winner apiece as title battle hots up

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIE MULLINS drew first blood on Thursday as the battle to become Britain's champion jumps trainer intensifies, but it didn't take long for title leader Paul Nicholls to hit back with the gap now £42,589. Read More...

Title battle: Nicholls extends lead with Warwick double

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL NICHOLLS extended his lead in the race to become Britain's champion jumps trainer on Thursday, with a double at Warwick helping to stretch his lead over Willie Mullins to £48,668. Read More...

Talented Simonsig on target for Punchestown return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NICKY HENDERSON, who has worked his magic to get Sprinter Sacre and Bobs Worth back in the winner's enclosure this season, is keeping everything crossed he can get the ultra-talented but fragile Simonsig back on track at the Punchestown festival. Read More...

The Queen at 90: her life in racing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AS QUEEN Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, Julian Muscat revisits some of the highlights of racing life, a constant through her six decades on the throne. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins both chase big prizes on Thursday

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON THURSDAY title challengers Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls both send runners to valuable handicaps as they look to secure strong positions ahead of Saturday's decider at Sandown. Read More...

Nicholls and Mullins both chase big prizes on Thursday

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON THURSDAY title challengers Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls both send runners to valuable handicaps as they look to secure strong positions ahead of Saturday's decider at Sandown. Read More...

Un De Sceaux to fly solo for Mullins in Celebration Chase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SPRINTER SACRE will face five rivals in Saturday's bet365 Celebration Chase, with Un De Sceaux the only representative for Willie Mullins while title rival Paul Nicholls has declared three. Read More...

Un De Sceaux to fly solo for Mullins in Celebration Chase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SPRINTER SACRE will face five rivals in Saturday's bet365 Celebration Chase, with Un De Sceaux the only representative for Willie Mullins while title rival Paul Nicholls has declared three. Read More...

Hong Kong: Highland Reel lands plum draw for QEII Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGHLAND REEL, the sole British or Irish runner among a 13-strong field in Sunday’s Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, on Thursday landed a plum barrier gate for the mile and a quarter, HK$20 million (£1.655m) event. Read More...

Highland Reel lands plum draw for QEII Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGHLAND REEL, the sole British or Irish runner among a 13-strong field in Sunday’s Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, on Thursday landed a plum barrier gate for the mile and a quarter, HK$20 million (£1.655m) event. Read More...

Increased attendances help boost Jockey Club turnover

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE JOCKEY CLUB hailed 2015 as a success as the biggest commercial organisation in British racing released its annual review and outlook on Thursday. Read More...

Bigger crowds help boost Jockey Club turnover

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE JOCKEY CLUB hailed 2015 as a success as the biggest commercial organisation in British racing released its annual review and outlook on Thursday. Read More...

Second-favourite Emotionless out of 2,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EMOTIONLESS, impressive winner of last year's Champagne Stakes, will miss the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday week, for which he had been 10-1 second favourite. Read More...

Second-favourite Emotionless out of 2,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EMOTIONLESS, impressive winner of last year's Champagne Stakes, will miss the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday week, for which he had been 10-1 second favourite. Read More...

Ladbrokes record higher than expected profits in Q1

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DESPITE a Cheltenham Festival described as the worst ever for the bookmaking industry, on Thursday morning Ladbrokes returned better-than-expected profits for the first three months of 2016. Read More...

Tepin stars among record Royal Ascot overseas entries

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Royal Ascot's status as the world's most cosmopolitan race meeting was underlined on Wednesday when a record number of overseas entries featured among the week's eight Group 1 races, including star US mare Tepin. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Can Outlaw run his rivals out of town?

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
YOU wouldn't give Outlaw Josey Wales more chance than a mouse in a snake pit in the opening race at Perth but Josey Wales was always beating the odds, at least in that stirring Clint Eastwood western. Read More...

Special Tiara likely to sidestep Sandown clash

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HENRY DE BROMHEAD says Special Tiara is likely to miss Saturday's bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown and instead run in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday. Read More...

Perth: Mullins closes gap on Nicholls with 14,500 one-two

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
UP FOR REVIEW led home a Willie Mullins one-two at Perth to add extra spice to the British trainers' championship, which comes to a conclusion at Sandown on Saturday. Read More...

Perth: Mullins closes gap to 43,240 with one-two

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
UP FOR REVIEW led home a Willie Mullins one-two at Perth to add extra spice to the British trainers' championship, which comes to a conclusion at Sandown on Saturday. Read More...