Racing Post

Middle Park winner Astaire lands first race since 2013

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A GROUP 1 winner at two, Astaire went without a win all last year but the four-year-old showed class is permanent as he produced a gutsy all-the-way victory in the Abernant Stakes. Read More...

Condon faces long layoff after Grand National fall

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DAVY CONDON faces a long spell on the sidelines following his fall in the Grand National and has admitted his riding career may even be in jeopardy. Read More...

Cheveley Park buy into Guineas hope Dutch Connection

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHEVELEY PARK STUD have bought into Dutch Connection, a 25-1 chance with Paddy Power for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, and representatives of the new part-owners watched their purchase impress in a warm up for the Classic. Read More...

Cheveley Park buy into Guineas hope Dutch Connection

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHEVELEY PARK STUD have bought into Dutch Connection, a 25-1 chance with Paddy Power for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, and representatives of the new part-owners watched their purchase impress in a warm up for the Classic. Read More...

Cheveley Park buy into Guineas hope Dutch Connection

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHEVELEY PARK STUD have bought into Dutch Connection, a 25-1 chance with Paddy Power for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, and representatives of the new part-owners watched their purchase impress in a warm up for the Classic. Read More...

Cirrus leads strong French Coronation challenge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST year Cirrus Des Aigles took the Investec Coronation Cup back to France for Corine Barande-Barbe, and he is in line to defend his crown as part of a strong French challenge. Read More...

Reaction to Balder loss highlights ignorance of the Green Party

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
COMPARE and contrast, as my old English teacher was wont to say. He'd have seized eagerly on events this week, noting happily the way they fell easily into polar opposites with no room for grey areas in between. Read More...

Carberry confirmed on Oscar for Scottish National

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL CARBERRY was on Thursday confirmed as the man to ride ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar in Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National, as the declarations were revealed. Read More...

Yarmouth re-opening delayed by a month

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE return of racing to Yarmouth is expected to be delayed for a month, with the loss of four fixtures. Read More...

USA: Hootenanny being readied for 2,000 Guineas bid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Royal Ascot winner Hootenanny goes on trial for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas when he makes his seasonal debut at Keeneland on Saturday for regular British visitor Wesley Ward. Read More...

Hong Kong: Local legend Ambtious Dragon retired

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong: Two-time horse of the year Ambitious Dragon has been retired, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced on Thursday. Read More...

Australia: Argon and Xenon outlawed by Racing Victoria

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: In an effort to remain on the offensive against doping techniques, Racing Victoria have outlawed the use of inert gases Argon and Xenon. Read More...

Australia: Racing Victoria outlaw argon and xenon

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: In an effort to remain on the offensive against doping techniques, Racing Victoria have outlawed the use of inert gases Argon and Xenon. Read More...

BHA in SPs probe after Grand National row

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A PROBE has been launched by the BHA into the effectiveness and fairness of the starting price system following the furore over the cramped odds offered in Saturday's Crabbie's Grand National. Read More...

Moheet team hoping for bold Craven showing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ALTHOUGH the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes may have lost some of its lustre as a key trial for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas in recent years, connections of Moheet are hopeful the colt can breathe fresh life into the Group 3. Read More...

McManus snaps up National hope Gallant Oscar

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GALLANT OSCAR will be under new, high-profile ownership for Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National, as it was revealed on Wednesday J P McManus has purchased the ante-post favourite. Read More...

Newmarket waters to maintain going

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WITH temperatures hitting 22C on the Rowley Mile on Wednesday, it was no surprise officials planned to water before the second day of the Craven meeting. Read More...

O’Brien looking forward to riding at Punchestown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JOSEPH O'BRIEN is looking forward to being a part of the upcoming Punchestown festival as he continue to mix riding on the Flat with his burgeoning career over jumps. Read More...

Hobbs hopeful King could return to racing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PHILIP HOBBS was on Wednesday able to contemplate the prospect of Balthazar King racing again, as the popular chaser continues to recover from the broken ribs he sustained when falling in the Crabbie's Grand National. Read More...

Ayr site slipping in the charts since Human League departed

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT'S THREE years since 1980s pop stars the Human League took top billing on the Ayr website above the Scottish National. For most people, those years have been long and tedious. Read More...

Newmarket: Tough Osaila hangs on in Nell Gwyn

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION trainer Richard Hannon gained his first Group winner of the season as Osaila managed to fend off the persistent New Providence. Read More...

Newmarket: Faydhan flops as Brave makes all

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FAYDHAN was unable to live up to his billing as a potential Qipco 2,000 Guineas candidate when only taking third, as Home Of The Brave made all under James Doyle to give trainer Hugo Palmer a double on the card. Read More...

Faydhan flops as Brave makes all in Free Handicap

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FAYDHAN was unable to live up to his billing as a potential Qipco 2,000 Guineas candidate when only taking third, as Home Of The Brave made all under James Doyle to give trainer Hugo Palmer a double on the card. Read More...

Cheltenham: Turge continues Hawke’s tremendous run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NIGEL HAWKE continued his fine spring form thanks to the grey Anay Turge. The ten-year-old recorded his third win at Cheltenham, and first Graded success in the Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy. Read More...

Cheltenham: Turge continues Hawke’s tremendous run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NIGEL HAWKE continued his fine spring form thanks to the grey Anay Turge. The ten-year-old recorded his third win at Cheltenham, and first Graded success in the Teenage Cancer Trust Silver Trophy. Read More...

Hong Kong: Able Friend and Luger set for Champions Mile clash

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LOCAL superstar Able Friend heads a selected field of eight for the Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin racecourse May 3. Read More...

FRANCE: 53-1 winner La Valle no shock for Dissaux

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
EL VALLE caused a 53-1 shock when surging down the outside under Mickael Barzalona to collar Finsbury Square in the final strides for what could prove to be a landmark victory for owner/trainer/breeder Valerie Dissaux. Read More...

Bolger assistant O´Donovan scoops top stable staff award

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAT O'DONOVAN, assistant trainer to Jim Bolger, was on Tuesday night presented with the Irish racing excellence award by former Coolcullen apprentice Tony McCoy at the Irish Stud and Stable Staff Awards. Read More...

8-1 shot High Celebrity ruled out of 1,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGH CELEBRITY has been ruled out of the Qipco 1,000 Guineas and the French equivalent, the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. Read More...

8-1 shot High Celebrity ruled out of 1,000 Guineas

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGH CELEBRITY has been ruled out of the Qipco 1,000 Guineas and the French equivalent, the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. Read More...

Mullins confirms A-Team for Punchestown festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MANY trainers could be playing for second at Punchestown after Willie Mullins revealed the talented squad he is preparing to unleash on the festival. Read More...

Mullins confirms A-Team for Punchestown festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MANY trainers could be playing for second at Punchestown after Willie Mullins revealed the talented squad he is preparing to unleash on the festival. Read More...

Mullins confirms A-Team for Punchestown festival

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MANY trainers could be playing for second at Punchestown after Willie Mullins revealed the talented squad he is preparing to unleash on the festival. Read More...

Pick of grass for King as popular chaser makes progress

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BALTHAZAR KING, injured when falling in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree, was led out for a pick of grass on Wednesday morning as he continues to improve. Read More...

Pick of grass for King as popular chaser makes progress

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BALTHAZAR KING, injured when falling in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree, was led out for a pick of grass on Wednesday morning as he continues to improve. Read More...

Pick of grass for King as popular chaser makes progress

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BALTHAZAR KING, injured when falling in Saturday's Grand National at Aintree, was led out for a pick of grass on Wednesday morning as he continues to improve. Read More...

Simcock ponders Fred Darling for Gwyn absentee Terror

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TERROR, ruled out of Wednesday's Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, could run in Newbury's Dubai Duty Free Stakes on Saturday, although trainer David Simcock may have to send her straight to the Qipco 1,000 Guineas. Read More...

Simcock considers plans for Nell Gwyn absentee Terror

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TERROR, ruled out of Wednesday's Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, could run in Newbury's Dubai Duty Free Stakes on Saturday, although trainer David Simcock may have to send her straight to the Qipco 1,000 Guineas. Read More...

Fred Darling an option for Nell Gwyn absentee Terror

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TERROR, ruled out of Wednesday's Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, could run in Newbury's Dubai Duty Free Stakes on Saturday, although trainer David Simcock may have to send her straight to the Qipco 1,000 Guineas. Read More...

Simcock ponders Fred Darling for Nell Gwyn absentee Terror

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TERROR, ruled out of Wednesday's Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket, could run in Newbury's Dubai Duty Free Stakes on Saturday, although trainer David Simcock may have to send her straight to the Qipco 1,000 Guineas. Read More...

McCoy teams up with Benvolio for Nicholls in Scottish National

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER two National near-misses Tony McCoy will get the chance to make it third time lucky in the Scottish version at Ayr on Saturday after the champion jockey was snapped up for the ride on Benvolio by the champion trainer Paul Nicholls. Read More...

McCoy teams up with Benvolio for Nicholls in Scottish National

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AFTER two National near-misses Tony McCoy will get the chance to make it third time lucky in the Scottish version at Ayr on Saturday after the champion jockey was snapped up for the ride on Benvolio by the champion trainer Paul Nicholls. Read More...

USA: Californian trainer Mitchell dies aged 66

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Grade 1-winning trainer Mike Mitchell, who sent out a host of winners in California, has died at the age of 66. Read More...

USA: Californian training legend Mitchell dies aged 66

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Grade 1-winning trainer Mike Mitchell, who sent out a host of winners in California, has died at the age of 66. Read More...

USA: Californian training legend Mitchell dies aged 66

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
USA: Grade 1-winning trainer Mike Mitchell, who sent out a host of winners in California, has died at the age of 66. Read More...

Schofield relishing three-month riding stint in Britain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: Leading jockey Chad Schofield, who won the Cox Plate on Shamus Award in 2013, is heading to a Britain for a three-month spell this summer when he will ride for Ed Dunlop. Read More...

Schofield relishing three-month riding stint in Britain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: Leading jockey Chad Schofield, who won the Cox Plate on Shamus Award in 2013, is heading to a Britain for a three-month spell this summer when he will ride for Ed Dunlop. Read More...

Australia: Protectionist racing career in doubt

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Australia: Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist, who completed a memorable big-race double down under for Ryan Moore last, may have raced for the last time. Read More...

Charlton aiming Captain Cat at Lockinge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 16 is the target for Captain Cat and trainer Roger Charlton is hoping he can pick up a slice of the £350,000 prize-money. Read More...

Charlton aiming Captain Cat at valuable Lockinge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 16 is the target for Captain Cat and trainer Roger Charlton is hoping he can pick up a slice of the £350,000 prize-money. Read More...