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Betfred stalwart Haddock named CEO

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BETFRED are to have their first chief executive in two years with the appointment of company stalwart John Haddock to the position. Read More...

Taghrooda to miss Irish Oaks for King George

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
OAKS winner Taghrooda will miss Saturday's Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh, for which she was the long odds-on favourite, in favour of a crack at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot next week. Read More...

Taghrooda to miss Irish Oaks for next week’s King George

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
OAKS winner Taghrooda will miss Saturday's Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh, for which she was the long odds-on favourite, in favour of a crack at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot next week. Read More...

Taghrooda to miss Irish Oaks for next week’s King George

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
OAKS winner Taghrooda will miss Saturday's Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh, for which she was the long odds-on favourite, in favour of a crack at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot next week. Read More...

South African Khumalo to make British debut in Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LEADING South African jockey S'manga Khumalo, nicknamed "Bling" because of his peroxide blond hair, will make his British debut at Ascot next month as part of the Rest of the World team in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. Read More...

South African Khumalo to make British debut in Shergar Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LEADING South African jockey S'manga Khumalo, nicknamed "Bling" because of his peroxide blond hair, will make his British debut at Ascot next month as part of the Rest of the World team in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. Read More...

Today’s racing: Derby fourth Arod returns to action

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AROD, fourth to Australia in the Derby, embarks upon the second part of his season under Jamie Spencer at Leicester today in a race that ought to provide a stepping stone to bigger and more challenging assignments later on. Read More...

Prize-money boost indicates racing’s finances on upturn

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FURTHER evidence of racing's emergence from the worst of the economic downturn was the feature of the Levy Board's annual report for 2013-14, which was laid before parliament on Wednesday. Read More...

Investigation launched after Worcester Tote return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after punters who backed Fairyinthewind, winner of Worcester's 2m½f novice handicap chase on Wednesday night, on the Tote got a nasty shock as the 9-2 chance paid a paltry 1.10. Read More...

Tote to investigate low Worcester return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after punters who backed Fairyinthewind, winner of Worcester's 2m½f novice handicap chase on Wednesday night, on the Tote got a nasty shock as the 9-2 chance paid a paltry 1.10. Read More...

McCoy eyes Rasen for win to beat Pipe haul

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TONY McCoy moved to within one win of a key personal achievement when On The Record gave him a 4,191st career win at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. Read More...

McCoy eyes Market Rasen for win to beat Pipe haul

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TONY McCoy moved to within one win of a key personal achievement when On The Record gave him a 4,191st career win at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. Read More...

Waterhouse to head William Hill Australia

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM WATERHOUSE has been named by William Hill as the new chief executive of their Australian wing which includes Sportingbet, Centrebet and Waterhouse's eponymous operation. Read More...

Appleby faces fine for logo breach in Derby

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GODOLPHIN trainer Charlie Appleby is to face a disciplinary charge after allowing his two runners in the Derby to carry the owner's sponsorship logo in contravention of an exclusivity agreement held by race sponsor Investec. Read More...

Taghrooda down to 1-2 for Irish Oaks bid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE 4-5 available for Oaks winner Taghrooda when betting opened less than a day earlier looked long gone on Wednesday afternoon as her odds went as low as 1-2 favourite for Saturday's Irish equivalent. Read More...

McCoy draws level with Martin Pipe career total

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TONY McCoy moved to within one win of a key personal achievement when On The Record gave him a 4,191st career win at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. Read More...

Racing unites in admiration for Scudamores

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THEY carried the coffins. Peter locked in at the back of his father Michael’s. Tom and young Michael, bound together, followed with their grandmother Mary. The sun shone hot on the Herefordshire graveyard. It was as it should be. Read More...

Discussiontofollow flying and set for Stewards’ Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DISCUSSIONTOFOLLOW'S eyecatching progression since moving to trainer Mike Murphy is to lead him into the cauldron of the 32Red Stewards' Cup on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood on August 2. Read More...

Discussiontofollow flying and set for Stewards’ Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DISCUSSIONTOFOLLOW'S eyecatching progression since moving to trainer Mike Murphy is to lead him into the cauldron of the 32Red Stewards' Cup on the fifth and final day of Glorious Goodwood on August 2. Read More...

Annecdote leaves Portman to continue career in US

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JONNY PORTMAN has waved goodbye to his stable star Annecdote after the filly was sold to continue her racing career in the US. Read More...

Annecdote leaves Portman to continue career in US

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JONNY PORTMAN has waved goodbye to his stable star Annecdote after the filly was sold to continue her racing career in the US. Read More...

Today’s racing: Act Of Charity in form of his life says Kelleway

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IN-FORM Gay Kelleway bids to record a second victory in Lingfield’s Paul Kelleway Memorial Classified Stakes, a race run in memory of her father. Read More...

Godolphin to establish permanent base in Australia

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GODOLPHIN have announced plans to establish permanent base in Australia with John O’Shea appointed head trainer and horses to carry their royal blue colours. Read More...

Godolphin to establish permanent base in Australia

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GODOLPHIN have strengthened their global presence further by establishing a permanent base in Australia. Read More...

Dettori heading off for Emotional Saratoga ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRANKIE DETTORI could not tick winning the July Cup off his bucket list when Undrafted finished only fourth on Saturday, but the rider will realise one ambition this weekend when he makes his first visit to America's oldest racecourse Saratoga. Read More...

Dettori heading off for Emotional Saratoga ride

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRANKIE DETTORI could not tick winning the July Cup off his bucket list when Undrafted finished only fourth on Saturday, but the rider will realise one ambition this weekend when he makes his first visit to America's oldest racecourse Saratoga. Read More...

US: Classic winner Mucho Macho Man retired

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST year's Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been retired from racing due to injury. He will stand as a stallion in Kentucky according to his trainer Kathy Ritvo. Read More...

USA: Classic winner Mucho Macho Man retired

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST year's Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been retired from racing due to injury. He will stand as a stallion in Kentucky according to his trainer Kathy Ritvo. Read More...

France: Dunlop goes close at Compiegne again

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAMBOURN trainer Harry Dunlop should perhaps look to send more horses to France after recording another good result across the channel. Read More...

Taghrooda 4-5 to add Irish Oaks to Epsom win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE breathtaking Oaks winner Taghrooda is the 4-5 favourite for the Irish equivalent of the mile and a half fillies' Classic as 15 were entered, including the Epsom second and third Tarfasha and Volume. Read More...

Jerry Hill announced as new BHA chief medical adviser

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DR JERRY HILL, senior racecourse medical officer at Lingfield, has been appointed as the BHA's new chief medical adviser. Read More...

Voltigeur or International next for Kingston Hill

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DERBY runner-up Kingston Hill will make his next start at York's Ebor meeting, with the ground determining whether he runs in the Great Voltigeur or continues against the older horses in the Juddmonte International. Read More...

Juvenile Judge

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
David Baxter looks at the under-the-radar two-year-olds it could pay to follow. Read More...

Extent of bet365′s donations revealed

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BET365'S charitable operation made a "significant donation" to a UK problem gambling charity in its first full year of operation, according to the organisation's latest report. Read More...

GC points to progress but also public concern

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE betting industry is making progress towards addressing the welfare risks associated with gambling but this is being outweighed by public concern about the sector, according to the Gambling Commission. Read More...

Today’s racing: drying ground suits Almagest

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DAVID O'MEARA is hoping the combination of drying ground and a return to Beverley can help Almagest return to the winner's enclosure in the 2m handicap (3.30). Read More...

Robert Papin test could be next for Strath Burn

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NEWBURY maiden winner Strath Burn could be pitched into Group company this weekend, with connections eyeing the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte. Read More...

Toronado team say track will suit star in showdown

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RICHARD HANNON SNR believes the idiosyncratic undulations of Goodwood could be a pivotal factor when stable star Toronado locks horns with St James's Palace Stakes winner Kingman in the Qipco Sussex Stakes at the track on July 30. Read More...

Al Kazeem ready for weekend return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
AL KAZEEM, the triple Group 1 winner of 2013 who returned to training earlier this year having proved subfertile at stud, looks set to resume his racing career on Saturday in the Listed Doom Bar (Steventon) Stakes at Newbury. Read More...

Hannon Listed winner fails post-race dope test

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Richard Hannon yard is braced to be stripped of a Listed winner, as it emerged that filly Zurigha tested positive for beta blockers following her victory in the Snowdrop Stakes at Kempton in April. Read More...

Pacemaker being recruited for Lightning Thunder

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LIGHTNING THUNDER is set to have the assistance of a pacemaker on her next start, with connections keen to avoid a repeat of her last run when down the field at Royal Ascot. Read More...

Anthony Knott facing inside information charges

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ANTHONY KNOTT, the colourful former owner of Hunt Ball, is to be charged by the BHA for supplying inside information. Read More...

Chelmsford City granted 12 fixtures for 2015

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FRED DONE'S Chelmsford City racecourse has been allocated 12 start-up fixtures next year, while permission has been granted to Newcastle to transfer its Flat turf fixtures to the all-weather track in 2015 once their new artificial course is complet Read More...

Charm shows spirit for Head in Prix Jean Prat

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHARM SPIRIT managed to get up in the final strides for Olivier Peslier to ensure there was plenty for the locals to cheer on Bastille day, as the colt denied a strong British-trained challenge. Read More...

France: Charm shows spirit for Head in Prix Jean Prat

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHARM SPIRIT managed to get up in the final strides for Olivier Peslier to ensure there was plenty for the locals to cheer on Bastille day, as the colt denied a strong British-trained challenge. Read More...

Galtres Stakes renamed in memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIR HENRY CECIL is to be remembered at York's Ebor meeting this year with the news the Listed Galtres Stakes will now be called The EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Memorial Galtres Stakes. Read More...

Galtres Stakes renamed in memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SIR HENRY CECIL is to be remembered at York's Ebor meeting this year with the news the Listed Galtres Stakes will now be called The EBF and Sir Henry Cecil Memorial Galtres Stakes. Read More...

Star stayer Vintage Crop dies aged 27

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
VINTAGE CROP, one of the most popular horses of the 1990s after he became the first European-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup, has died. Read More...

‘Dream horse’ Dunaden retired after setback

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DUNADEN, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup and described by owner Sheikh Fahad Al Thani as a dream horse, has been retired after a training setback. Read More...

Spanish ace in shock stable switch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NOOZHOH CANARIAS, the Spanish speedster who finished four and a quarter lengths behind Slade Power in Saturday's July Cup, is set to continue his career in the care of Carlos Laffon-Parias in France. Read More...