Racing Post

Injured Missy Tata ruled out for the season by owner

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MISSY TATA, as short as 10-1 in places for the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, is not expected to run again this season after suffering a suspensory injury. Read More...

Hills announce 2016 operating profit of 260 million

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
WILLIAM HILL on Monday announced a full-year operating of c£260 million for 2016. Read More...

Bradstock casts doubt on Coneygree Gold Cup run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE prospect of 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree lining up at the festival this year looked remote on Sunday night with connections seriously questioning whether they will have the ten-year-old ready in time. Read More...

Retirement not on the table for evergreen Pete The Feat

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
VETERANS' champion Pete The Feat will not be putting his feet up after recording a career-highlight victory at Sandown on Saturday, but will instead try to defend his title as a 14-year-old. Read More...

Retirement not on table for evergreen Pete The Feat

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
VETERANS' champion Pete The Feat will not be putting his feet up after recording a career-highlight victory at Sandown on Saturday, but will instead try to defend his title as a 14-year-old. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Punters get off lightly with rule 4s

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE expression, "you don't know you're born" has gone out of fashion but it sprang to mind during the recent case involving a Rule 4 deduction in respect of non-runner Cockney Wren at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Read More...

Death Duty grinds out Grade 1 after Augusta fall

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DEATH DUTY galloped his way to a wide-margin win as the 5-6 favourite but the battle he looked set to have with second favourite Augusta Kate evaporated when the mare took a crashing fall at the final hurdle. Read More...

Death Duty grinds out Grade 1 after Augusta Kate falls

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DEATH DUTY galloped his way to a wide-margin win as the 5-6 favourite but the battle he looked set to have with second favourite Augusta Kate evaporated when the mare took a crashing fall at the final hurdle. Read More...

Stolen gun of ex jockey used to kill Jo Cox

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE gun used by Thomas Mair to kill MP Jo Cox had been stolen from a former jockey. Read More...

Not a happy Christmas for bookmakers

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FOOTBALL results went the way of the punter over Christmas and analysts believe that will be reflected in bookmaker financial figures for 2016. Read More...

Tizzard hails Cheltenham Festival dark horse Alary

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
COLIN TIZZARD on Saturday said it was hard to know who could beat Thistlecrack at his King George-winning best, but revealed that Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup dark horse Alary is "bloody good" from what he had seen at home. Read More...

USA: Blue Tone takes advantage of dirt switch

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IN A race taken off the turf owing to the rain, Blue Tone (Bob Hess/Kent Desormeaux) earned a shot at the Poseidon Stakes, the $400,000 consolation event on the Pegasus World Cup card at Gulfstream Park on January 28. Read More...

American Tom out to secure his festival place

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JUST four runners line up for this and everybody bar the connections of Some Plan, Road To Respect and Stone Hard will be disappointed not to see Yorkhill declared. Read More...

The Briefing: Key betting news, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE may be two British jumps fixtures this afternoon but the main action is across the Irish Sea at Naas, where the progressive Death Duty attempts to extend his unbeaten run over obstacles in the Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle (1.50). Read More...

Death Duty bids to keep Cheltenham dream alive

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DEATH DUTY has won stylishly in all three of his hurdle starts this term but Gordon Elliott's exciting novice faces his sternest test as he bids to give the Willie Mullins-trained Augusta Kate 7lb and a beating in this. Read More...

South Africa: Legal Eagle a short price for Sun Met after romp

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LEGAL EAGLE (Sean Tarry/Anton Marcus) had few problems repeating last year's win in South Africa's premier mile race and he is now a short-priced favourite for the Sun Met on January 28. Read More...

Dundalk non-runner cut after delay in notice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A 14-hour delay before bookmakers were informed of a Dundalk non-runner originally chalked up at 10-1 then cut to 5-2 has sparked controversy. Read More...

Dual Grade 1 winner Dynaste retired after Sandown run

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DYNASTE is assured the same five-star treatment in retirement that he has enjoyed throughout his life after a distinguished career that has earned his connections the best part of £600,000 came to a not unexpected end at Sandown. Read More...

Sandown: Teenager Pete The Feat lands veterans’ final

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TEENAGER Pete The Feat recorded the tenth and biggest win of his 56-race career, tenaciously galloping all the way to the line under Aidan Coleman to secure the much-coveted £61,900 first place prize-money. Read More...

Tizzard does it again as Finian’s Oscar lives up to star billing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
COLIN TIZZARD unleashed yet another star in a season he has dominated as Finian's Oscar made the giant leap up to Grade 1 level in brilliant style. Read More...

Scudamore plays down River threat on racing’s ITV4 debut

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM SCUDAMORE was the star guest on the first ever broadcast of ITV Racing's new morning magazine programme, The Opening Show, and used the opportunity to play down the challenge Native River poses to Thistlecrack. Read More...

The Briefing: Key betting news, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE is a new home for racing today on ITV4 with the 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (2.35) the highlight on a card at Sandown that also includes the final of the Veterans' Chase series. Read More...

USA: Ring Weekend makes audition for Royal Ascot

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BRITISH-BORN trainer Graham Motion is eyeing a visit to Royal Ascot this summer with multiple Grade 1 winner Ring Weekend (Drayden van Dyke), who headlines a double-figure field for the San Gabriel. Read More...

USA: Ring Weekend in Royal Ascot audition for Motion

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BRITISH-BORN trainer Graham Motion is eyeing a visit to Royal Ascot this summer with multiple Grade 1 winner Ring Weekend (Drayden van Dyke), who headlines a double-figure field for the San Gabriel. Read More...

Gordon makes the move to Palmer’s stable

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION APPRENTICE Josephine Gordon will look to take her career to the next level in 2017 after it was revealed that she will be riding out of the powerful Hugo Palmer yard. Read More...

Champion apprentice Gordon makes move to Palmer stable

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION apprentice Josephine Gordon will look to take her career to the next level in 2017 after it was revealed that she will be riding out of the powerful Hugo Palmer yard. Read More...

Well-in Dynaste out to recall glory days in veterans’ final

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
DAVID PIPE won the inaugural running of the £100,000 32Red Veterans' Handicap Chase, the final of the series, with Soll 12 months ago. The early signs are that the race may become an annual Pipe target, like the Imperial Cup. Read More...

South Africa: Legal Eagle all the rage for Queen’s Plate

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST year's winner Legal Eagle has hardened to 4-5 (from 7-5) to confirm last month's Green Point placings, over the same course and distance, with Marinaresco in the country's premier mile race. Read More...

New era for morning show as racing debuts on ITV4

Racing Post | 2 weeks 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 | 2 weeks 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 | 3 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 | 3 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 | 3 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...