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Geraghty advises caution over Blazer

Racing Post | 6 hours ago
JP MCMANUS'S two leading fancies for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury were subject to contrasting vibes on Tuesday, with Barry Geraghty suggesting caution over Blazer but Paul Nicholls enthusing over the chances of Modus. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: A tribute to persevering trainers

Racing Post | 7 hours ago
When you've followed racing for a long time there's a pleasure in the sight of familiar names, not of celebrated trainers but of small, striving, persevering ones. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: A salute to persevering trainers

Racing Post | 7 hours ago
When you've followed racing for a long time there's a pleasure in the sight of familiar names, not of celebrated trainers but of small, striving, persevering ones. Read More...

Big fall in careless riding inquiries in Ireland

Racing Post | 8 hours ago
CARELESS riding inquiries in Ireland fell by a quarter in 2015, with an improvement in the standard of riding at Dundalk cited as the main reason for the dramatic decrease. Read More...

Kasakh catches Wolf in Market Rasen thriller

Racing Post | 10 hours ago
KASAKH NOIR came out on top of a thrilling battle with Wolfcatcher to win the opening juvenile hurdle at Market Rasen, though neither horse advanced their JCB Triumph Hurdle claims in the eyes of the bookmakers. Read More...

Nicholls ready to return fire with Dodging Bullets

Racing Post | 11 hours ago
PAUL NICHOLLS is able to call on one of last season's heroes for the first time this weekend, as defending champion chaser Dodging Bullets returns to competitive action at Newbury. Read More...

Ludlow and Taunton forced to cancel cards

Racing Post | 12 hours ago
OFFICIALS at Ludlow and Taunton have cancelled their scheduled cards on Wednesday and Thursday after heavy rainfall meant that the courses were not fit to stage racing. Read More...

Gambling advertising failings ongoing concern for commission chief

Racing Post | 13 hours ago
GAMBLING COMMISSION chief executive Sarah Harrison last week told the gambling industry she had heard there had been a "sea change" in its attitude to problem gambling. Read More...

Moon Racer ‘touch and go’ for Cheltenham return

Racing Post | 13 hours ago
MOON RACER'S participation at the Cheltenham Festival remains "touch and go" according to trainer David Pipe, with the seven-year-old not sighted since winning the Champion Bumper last season. Read More...

Ludlow to inspect again for Wednesday card

Racing Post | 16 hours ago
A SECOND inspection has been called for Wednesday's card at Ludlow, but conditions need to remain dry for the fixture to stand any chance. Read More...

Racing and bookmakers seek common ground in ABP talks

Racing Post | 17 hours ago
BRITISH racing and the major betting shop operators will on Tuesday meet around a table for the first time since talks over the levy and remote gambling collapsed at the end of October to see what common ground can be found. Read More...

Racing and bookmakers set for more ABP talks

Racing Post | 17 hours ago
BRITISH racing and the major betting shop operators will on Tuesday meet around a table for the first time since talks over the levy and remote gambling collapsed at the end of October to see what common ground can be found. Read More...

Tizzard’s 2017 Gold Cup target for Thistlecrack

Racing Post | 1 day ago
COLIN TIZZARD is plotting a Timico Gold Cup bid with Thistlecrack in 2017, should the Ladbrokes World Hurdle favourite come through the rest of this season unscathed. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Storm cannot damage faith in Bear

Racing Post | 1 day ago
David Ashforth hopes Rupert Bear's chances at Sedgefield do not get blown off course. Read More...

Kelso mission next for Grand National hero Many Clouds

Racing Post | 1 day ago
MANY CLOUDS will be given one more start, at Kelso on March 5, before he bids to land back-to-back runnings of the Grand National at Aintree in April. Read More...

Moore ‘gutted’ as injured Traffic Fluide misses season

Racing Post | 1 day ago
GARY MOORE said on Monday he was "absolutely gutted" after Traffic Fluide was ruled out for the season due to injury. Read More...

Former jockey Darren Egan banned for 12 years

Racing Post | 1 day ago
DARREN EGAN has been banned from racing for 12 years after participating in "a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport" the BHA said on Monday. Read More...

Former jockey Darren Egan banned for 12 years

Racing Post | 1 day ago
DARREN EGAN has been banned from racing for 12 years after participating in "a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport" the BHA said on Monday. Read More...

World Class: Mubtaahij must not be forgotten in World Cup

Racing Post | 1 day ago
International ratings expert Sam Walker analyses the Dubai World Cup and likes the look of a 16-1 shot. Read More...

Modus heads bumper Betfair Hurdle field but other races struggle

Racing Post | 1 day ago
WAR SOUND and Modus, the pair currently vying for favouritism in Saturday's Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, were on Monday among 31 confirmations for the £155,000 handicap. Read More...

Modus heads bumper Betfair Hurdle field

Racing Post | 1 day ago
WAR SOUND and Modus, the pair currently vying for favouritism in Saturday's Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, were on Monday among 31 confirmations for the £155,000 handicap. Read More...

Jockeys putting themselves at a huge health risk every day

Racing Post | 1 day ago
Lee Mottershead on growing concerns for riders risking health to keep weight down. Read More...

Waterlogged Taunton to inspect for Thursday card

Racing Post | 2 days ago
PARTS of Taunton are waterlogged so officials will inspect the course at 2pm on Tuesday to determine if Thursday's meeting can go ahead. Read More...

India: Allan thwarts local heroine as he strikes on God

Racing Post | 2 days ago
DAVID ALLAN claimed India’s premier Classic on Sunday when partnering Desert God to a half-length success over local favourite Myrtlewood in the R35,544,600 (£360,000/€470,000) Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby. Read More...

Dow out to down Godolphin challenge with Hombre Rojo

Racing Post | 2 days ago
HOMBRE ROJO could face four Godolphin runners, including the classy Steady Pace, when Epsom trainer Simon Dow takes Sheikh Mohammed on in his backyard at Meydan on Thursday. Read More...

Bookmakers set for key talks in bid for ABP breakthrough

Racing Post | 2 days ago
CRUCIAL talks are due to be staged on Tuesday in a bid to find a breakthrough to the three-month stand-off over how much bookmakers should be paying into racing. Read More...

No More Heroes ‘looks a cut above’ ´ Mullins

Racing Post | 2 days ago
PATRICK MULLINS feels RSA Chase favourite No More Heroes "looks a cut above" the other staying novices this season. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: answers to racing’s great imponderables

Racing Post | 2 days ago
David Ashforth answers some of the great mysteries of the racehorse. Read More...

Tommy Silver strikes gold at Musselburgh

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE Paul Nicholls-trained Tommy Silver ran out a comfortable winner of the totetrifecta Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial at Musselburgh, in the process enhancing his claims for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Musselburgh: Tommy Silver enters Triumph picture

Racing Post | 2 days ago
THE Paul Nicholls-trained Tommy Silver ran out a comfortable winner of the totetrifecta Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial at Musselburgh, in the process enhancing his claims for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Unlucky Pendleton pulls up on latest point outing

Racing Post | 2 days ago
VICTORIA PENDLETON'S quest for a first winner as a jockey hit an unfortunate snag at Wadebridge on Sunday when her mount Working Title all but pulled himself up when leading the Ladies Open Race. Read More...

Business Bulletin: Paddy Power Betfair faces ABP dilemma

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE BETTING industry welcomed a new giant to its midst last week which was marked by the completion of the merger between Paddy Power and Betfair. Read More...

Ditcheat team face flood clean up

Racing Post | 3 days ago
STAFF at Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat yard were left with a mammoth clean-up job on Sunday morning after a flash food hit the Somerset trainer's stables. Read More...

Pendleton chases first point-to-point victory

Racing Post | 3 days ago
SEVEN days on from narrowly missing out on a first winner in her new guise as an amateur rider, Britain's most successful female Olympian Victoria Pendleton gets another opportunity of a first success at the Western Hunt's point-to-point meetin Read More...

Nicholls compares Connetable to Zarkandar

Racing Post | 3 days ago
PAUL NICHOLLS has compared Saturday's Listed Contenders Hurdle winner Connetable with his 2011 Triumph Hurdle hero Zarkandar, as the former prepares to head straight to next month's renewal of the juvenile feature. Read More...

USA: Donn delight for Dubai-bound Mshawish

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Dubai World Cup is beckoning for Al Shaqab's Mshawish (Todd Pletcher/John Velazquez) after the six-year-old powered home for his first Grade 1 victory on dirt in the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Read More...

Carlingford Lough lands dramatic Irish Gold Cup

Racing Post | 3 days ago
CARLINGFORD LOUGH made it back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup, coming from last to first to land a highly eventful race under a well-timed ride by Mark Walsh. Read More...

Carlingford Lough lands dramatic Irish Gold Cup

Racing Post | 3 days ago
CARLINGFORD LOUGH made it back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup, coming from last to first to land a highly eventful race under a well-timed ride by Mark Walsh. Read More...

Leopardstown: Outlander outclasses Flogas rivals

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS' clean sweep of Leopardstown's Grade 1s continued with Outlander's easy victory in the Flogas Novice Chase. Read More...

Leopardstown: Outlander outclasses Flogas rivals

Racing Post | 3 days ago
WILLIE MULLINS' clean sweep of Leopardstown's Grade 1s continued with Outlander's easy victory in the Flogas Novice Chase. Read More...

Sandown: Bristol De Mai stars in Scilly Isles

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BRISTOL DE MAI stated a strong case for the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with a flawless performance in this top-level chase, in which the Grade 1-winning hurdler jumped superbly before leaving his rivals trailing. Read More...

Sandown: Bristol De Mai stars in Scilly Isles

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BRISTOL DE MAI stated a strong case for the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with a flawless performance in this top-level chase, in which the Grade 1-winning hurdler jumped superbly before leaving his rivals trailing. Read More...

Leopardstown: Bellshill battered by Bleu Et Rouge

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BELLSHILL became the latest victim on a day of odds-on favourites getting turned over and Cheltenham hopes being dashed, with the Neptune fancy thoroughly put in his place by 11-1 stablemate Bleu Et Rouge. Read More...

Leopardstown: Bellshill battered by Bleu Et Rouge

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BELLSHILL became the latest victim on a day of odds-on favourites getting turned over and Cheltenham hopes being dashed, with the Neptune fancy thoroughly put in his place by 11-1 stablemate Bleu Et Rouge. Read More...

Bellshill left battered and bruised by Bleu Et Rouge

Racing Post | 3 days ago
BELLSHILL became the latest victim on a day of odds-on favourites getting turned over and Cheltenham hopes being dashed, with the Neptune fancy thoroughly put in his place by 11-1 stablemate Bleu Et Rouge. Read More...

Ivanovich bubble bursts as Footpad wins for Mullins

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Ivanovich Gorbatov bubble burst spectacularly at Leopardstown as the Triumph Hurdle favourite was well beaten by the Willie Mullins third string Footpad (14-1) who led home a stable 1-2-3. Read More...

Leopardstown: Ivanovich suffers shock defeat

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Ivanovich Gorbatov bubble burst spectacularly at Leopardstown as the Triumph Hurdle favourite was well beaten by the Willie Mullins third string Footpad (14-1) who led home a stable 1-2-3. Read More...

Leopardstown: Ivanovich bubble bursts as Footpad wins for Mullins

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Ivanovich Gorbatov bubble burst spectacularly at Leopardstown as the Triumph Hurdle favourite was well beaten by the Willie Mullins third string Footpad (14-1) who led home a stable 1-2-3. Read More...

Leopardstown: Ivanovich suffers shock defeat

Racing Post | 3 days ago
THE Ivanovich Gorbatov bubble burst spectacularly at Leopardstown as the Triumph Hurdle favourite was well beaten by the Willie Mullins third string Footpad (14-1) who led home a stable 1-2-3. Read More...

Ffos Las calls off biggest fixture after late inspection

Racing Post | 4 days ago
TODAY'S meeting at Ffos Las, due to be the track's biggest of the season, is off as the course is waterlogged. Read More...