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Douvan rated best but novice Altior breathing down his neck

Racing Post | 12 hours ago
Douvan has been crowned the highest rated horse in Britain and Ireland but Altior was described as having "broken the mould" as the scene was set for a showdown between the two superstars next season Read More...

Tonight’s racing: three runners who catch the eye

Racing Post | 14 hours ago
There are three evening meetings comprising of 21 races in Britain and Ireland this evening and here are three horses it might pay to follow tonight and beyond . . . Read More...

It’s official: Many Clouds rated top staying chaser of 2016-17

Racing Post | 19 hours ago
Many Clouds was the top-rated staying chaser in 2016-17 according to the official Anglo-Irish jumps classifications, which were released on Wednesday. Read More...

999-1 shot gets up to win after flying finish

Racing Post | 1 day ago
A day after in-running 1.01 backers endured one of their most expensive days, their rival 999-1 backers were in clover when Captain Sharpe came from a mile back to land the Northumberland Day Handicap Chase at Hexham. Read More...

Derby ruled out as Churchill takes aim at Guineas double

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Churchill is set to bid for a Guineas double at the Curragh on Saturday, according to trainer Aidan O’Brien, seemingly ending any lingering hopes he could be aimed at the Investec Derby. Read More...

Palmer checking health of team after Galileo flop adds to concerns

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Hugo Palmer is carry out checks of his string for any signs of sickness after a dip in the yard's form included a heavy defeat for stable star Galileo Gold in Saturday's Lockinge Stakes. Read More...

Morrison head girl has ‘quite serious injuries’ after Newbury accident

Racing Post | 3 days ago
Hughie Morrison's head girl Barbara Dare, who was kicked in the parade ring at Newbury on Saturday, remained in hospital on Sunday. Read More...

Weighed In: the best and worst of the week’s racing

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Whether the tactics were deliberate or not is a moot point - Ribchester was simply electric in the Lockinge Stakes as he continued Godolphin's recent domination of Newbury's richest Flat race of the season. Read More...

Buick to appeal against ban that rules him out of Derby

Racing Post | 4 days ago
William Buick has decided he will challenge the five-day riding ban that could cost him involvement in both days of the Investec Derby meeting. Read More...

York, Morrison and Shaneshill: have a go at our weekly quiz

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Barely a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky. Catch up on this week's news in our quickfire quiz. Read More...

She’s a daddy’s girl! Soul Stirring gives Frankel Classic win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
The number of Classics Frankel has won as a sire now matches his achievements on the track after Soul Stirring justified favouritism in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) under Christophe Lemaire for trainer Kazuo Fujisawa. Read More...

Newmarket gallops: cricket legend Holding bowled over by Mirage

Racing Post | 4 days ago
David Milnes casts his expert eye over the talent on show at HQ Read More...

On the team sheet: Dubai Thunder among Godolphin Derby plans

Racing Post | 4 days ago
Dubai Thunder, who announced himself with a ten-length victory in a Newbury maiden on Friday, is "on the team sheet" of horses being considered for the Investec Derby, Godolphin racing manager John Ferguson underlined on Saturday Read More...

Silks confusion leaves museum red-faced after fresh discovery

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A report in the Liverpool Mercury from 1839 has left members of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art red faced. Read More...

Bullish Mann to ready surprise 1.5 million contender for Derby

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Lambourn's Derby challenge does not have the same depth of Aidan O'Brien's or Newmarket's but jumps trainer Charlie Mann is the surprise name who could come to the rescue as he prepares Depardieu Van T Kiezelhof for the big race next Read More...

Plan B a great success as Ribchester powers home in Lockinge

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Ribchester provided Godolphin with a fourth Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes winner in the last five years as the former Prix Jacques Le Marois winner disposed of his seven rivals with a gutsy front-running performance. Read More...

Newbury: Hawkbill flies clear in Al Rayyan Stakes

Racing Post | 5 days ago
Last year's Coral-Eclipse winner Hawkbill, trained by Charlie Appleby, proved stamina doubters wrong by impressively making all to win under William Buick. Read More...

Racing mourns death of top dual-purpose trainer Swinbank

Racing Post | 7 days ago
The racing community has been placed into shock following the unexpected death of top dual-purpose trainer Alan Swinbank on Wednesday. He was 62. Read More...

Six speed machines set to blaze a trail this season

Racing Post | 1 week ago
The Duke of York Stakes on Wednesday has attracted some top sprinters, including Group 1 winner The Tin Man and Brando, but whatever the outcome they are likely to face some tough competition from horses not at York this week. Read More...

Derby field to come around Poundland Hill

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The 2017 Investec Derby will have a new sponsor attached with low cost highstreet retailer Poundland attaching their name to the hill area of the famous Epsom Downs. Read More...

Derby field to come around Poundland Hill after Epsom rebranding

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The 2017 Investec Derby will have a new sponsor attached with low cost highstreet retailer Poundland attaching their name to the hill area of the famous Epsom Downs. Read More...

Derby field to come around Poundland Hill after Epsom rebranding

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The 2017 Investec Derby will have a new sponsor attached with low cost highstreet retailer Poundland attaching their name to the hill area of the famous Epsom Downs. Read More...

Chester Vase: Cunco bids to break new ground for Gosden

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
There will be a first if one of the three home representatives obliges in the Group 3 MBNA Chester Vase as their trainers have never won this Derby Trial. Read More...

Eyes on the 2017 Arc: leading contenders for the French showpiece

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
It may have passed you by as you watched runners whizz round and round at Chester, but on Wednesday entries were revealed for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. There were 119 entries in total, with this little lot among the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Eyes on the 2017 Arc: leading contenders for the French showpiece

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
It may have passed you by as you watched runners whizz round and round at Chester, but on Wednesday entries were revealed for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. There were 119 entries in total, with this little lot among the pick of the bunch. Read More...

Huxley: the inside track on the Group 3 line-up

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Sir Michael Stoute has trained the winner of the Huxley Stakes six times in 18 years and in the lightly-raced improver Poet's Word he has another stamped with the yard's hallmark. Read More...

Montaly claims main prize for old allies Balding and Murphy

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Old allies Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy teamed up to claim the Chester Cup with 16-1 shot Montaly, who threaded his way through the field in the final furlong to grasp victory ahead of Yorkidding and Fun Mac. Read More...

Montaly has a smashing time ´ thank heavens for the prize-money

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Old allies Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy teamed up to claim the Chester Cup with 16-1 shot Montaly, who threaded his way through the field in the final furlong to grasp victory ahead of Yorkidding and Fun Mac. Read More...

Murphy magnificent to land Chester Cup on Montaly

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Old allies Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy teamed up to claim the Chester Cup with 16-1 shot Montaly, who threaded his way through the field in the final furlong to grasp victory ahead of Yorkidding and Fun Mac. Read More...

Montaly has a smashing time ´ thank heavens for the prize-money

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Smartphones tend not to come cheap, so it's just as well there's the trainer's share of a £73,908 first prize to help pay for a new one. Read More...

Enable gives sire a shot at old rival Frankel in race for first Classic

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The fantastic form of both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori continued as they teamed up with Enable to claim another Classic trial in the Cheshire Oaks. Read More...

Cheshire Oaks: Enable gives Gosden and Dettori another trial win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The fantastic form of both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori continued as they teamed up with Enable to claim another Classic trial in the Cheshire Oaks. Read More...

Cheshire Oaks: Enable gives Gosden and Dettori another trial win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The fantastic form of both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori continued as they teamed up with Enable to claim another Classic trial in the Cheshire Oaks. Read More...

Enable lands Cheshire Oaks for Gosden and Dettori

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The fantastic form of both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori continued as they teamed up with Enable to claim another Classic trial in the Cheshire Oaks. Read More...

Enable claims another Classic trial for Gosden and Dettori

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The fantastic form of both John Gosden and Frankie Dettori continued as they teamed up with Enable to claim another Classic trial in the Cheshire Oaks. Read More...

Hatchfield saga drags on after Lord Derby wins ruling

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The long-running Hatchfield Farm saga in Newmarket will need yet another chapter after Lord Derby was successful in a high court appeal heard in London last month. Read More...

Hatchfield saga drags on after Lord Derby wins ruling

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
The long-running Hatchfield Farm saga in Newmarket will need yet another chapter after Lord Derby was successful in a high court appeal heard in London last month. Read More...

Five things to look out for on day one at Chester

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Horses for courses is a well-worn phrase, but when it comes to Chester's May meeting, it pays to think more in terms of trainers for specific races. Read More...

One to watch? The Windsor winner who took an age to pull up

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Official Racing Post in-running comments – contained in the results pages in the newspaper and on racingpost.com as well as the Racing Post app – can provide invaluable punting pointers for readers. Read More...

Allez France: ten horses to set the pulse racing in Deauville

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Scott Burton looks ahead to this weekend's opening two French Classics Read More...

Allez France: ten horses to set the pulse racing in Deauville

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Scott Burton looks ahead to this weekend's opening two French Classics Read More...

Should 2,000 Guineas hero Churchill tackle the Epsom Derby?

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Three Racing Post experts on whether Aidan O'Brien's star colt should tackle the Epsom Classic Read More...

Should 2,000 Guineas hero Churchill tackle the Epsom Derby?

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Three Racing Post experts on whether Aidan O'Brien's star colt should tackle the Epsom Classic Read More...

Cole Harden beaten on second attempt at chasing career

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Cole Harden's second attempt at a chasing career ended the same way as his first, with the one-time World Hurdle winner comfortably beaten into second by a horse rated vastly his inferior over hurdles. Read More...

Cole Harden beaten on second attempt at chasing career

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Cole Harden's second attempt at a chasing career ended the same way as his first, with the one-time World Hurdle winner comfortably beaten into second by a horse rated vastly his inferior over hurdles. Read More...

Cole Harden beaten again on second attempt over fences

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Cole Harden's second attempt at a chasing career ended the same way as his first, with the one-time World Hurdle winner comfortably beaten into second by a horse rated vastly his inferior over hurdles. Read More...

Cole Harden beaten again on second attempt over fences

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Cole Harden's second attempt at a chasing career ended the same way as his first, with the one-time World Hurdle winner comfortably beaten into second by a horse rated vastly his inferior over hurdles. Read More...

Mullins refuses to rule out return for Annie Power

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A return to action for Annie Power has not been ruled out by trainer Willie Mullins, despite the mare not being seen since last April. Read More...

Mullins refuses to rule out return for Annie Power

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
A return to action for Annie Power has not been ruled out by trainer Willie Mullins, despite the mare not being seen since last April. Read More...