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Curragh: Awtaad blows Classic rivals away in style

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AWTAAD bridged a 40-year gap to provide trainer Kevin Prendergast with a second Irish 2,000 Guineas success, four decades after Northern Treasure won the same Classic. Read More...

Awtaad blows rivals away with awesome Guineas win

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AWTAAD bridged a 40-year gap to provide trainer Kevin Prendergast with a second Irish 2,000 Guineas success under Chris Hayes. Read More...

Curragh: Awtaad blows Guineas rivals away in awesome style

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AWTAAD bridged a 40-year gap to provide trainer Kevin Prendergast with a second Irish 2,000 Guineas success under Chris Hayes. Read More...

Haydock: Profitable edges out Mecca’s in Temple thriller

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PROFITABLE continued his rise up the sprinting ranks as he followed up success in the Palace House with a narrow win from Mecca's Angel in the Temple Stakes. Read More...

Profitable edges out Mecca’s Angel in Temple Stakes thriller

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PROFITABLE continued his rise up the sprinting ranks as he followed up success in the Palace House with a narrow win from Mecca's Angle in the Temple Stakes. Read More...

Profitable edges out Mecca’s Angel in Temple thriller

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PROFITABLE continued his rise up the sprinting ranks as he followed up success in the Palace House with a narrow win from Mecca's Angle in the Temple Stakes. Read More...

France: Un De Sceaux returns to winning ways

Racing Post | 4 days ago
THE horizons next season broadened considerably for Un De Sceaux, who bounced back from a couple of reverses behind Sprinter Sacre to dominate a high-class field over 2m5½f in the Grade 2 Prix la Barka. Read More...

Air Force Blue will run in Guineas despite rain

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AIDAN O'BRIEN confirmed Air Force Blue will take part in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas after rain eased the going and prompted a discussion between connections. Read More...

France: Un De Sceaux back to winning ways in style

Racing Post | 4 days ago
UN DE SCEAUX gave a stark reminder of his immense talent as he bolted to victory at Auteuil on Saturday. Read More...

Air Force Blue a doubt for Guineas after rain

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AIDAN O'BRIEN is talking with the owners of Air Force Blue about the colt's participation in the Irish 2,000 Guineas after rain eased the going. A decision is expected in the next half an hour. Read More...

Atzeni thrilled to pick up Derby ride on Ulyssees

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ANDREA ATZENI has spoken of his delight after picking up the ride on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses in next month's Investec Derby. Read More...

Atzeni thrilled to pick up Derby ride on Ulysses

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ANDREA ATZENI has spoken of his delight after picking up the ride on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses in next month's Investec Derby. Read More...

Florida Pearl owner Archie O’Leary dies at 86

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ARCHIE O'LEARY, who owned many racehorses with his wife Violet - most notably multiple Grade 1 winning chaser Florida Pearl, has died in the Marymount Hospice in Cork following a battle with cancer. He was 86. Read More...

Seeking Magic team rule out Goodwood appeal

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CONNECTIONS of Seeking Magic, who was controversially demoted to third following an eventful 6f handicap at Goodwood on Friday, have decided against lodging an appeal. Read More...

Dane O’Neill set to miss Royal Ascot with back injury

Racing Post | 4 days ago
DANE O'NEILL is facing missing Royal Ascot next month after sustaining a fracture to his back in a fall at Nottingham on Tuesday. Read More...

He may not be a fast horse, but he is a happy one

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HE may be one of the sport's slowest racehorses. He is, however, undoubtedly the happiest. Read More...

USA: Go Maggie Go takes Black-Eyed Susan prize

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IN 2015, trainer Dale Romans claimed the Black-Eyed Susan with Keen Pauline. On Friday, he went one better when second favourite Go Maggie Go (Luis Saez) led home a memorable one-two. Read More...

FA Cup views: Man United win a formality, says commentator Scahill

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IRISH racecourse commentator Dessie Scahill is a lifelong Manchester United fan, a personal friend of Sir Alex Ferguson, and could name all 11 FA Cup-winning captains in the time it takes you to pronounce that Crystal Palace winger who he is petrified of Read More...

Australia: Freedman’s excel as Our Ivanhowe wins Doomben Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HALL of Famer Lee Freedman and his brother Anthony produced one of their best training efforts to steer troubled stayer Our Ivanhowe on a course to a win in the Doomben Cup. Read More...

Australia: Freedman’s excel as Our Ivanhowe wins Doomben Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HALL of Famer Lee Freedman and his brother Anthony produced one of their best training efforts to steer troubled stayer Our Ivanhowe on a course to a win in the Doomben Cup. Read More...

Royal Ascot the aim as Goldream misses Temple Stakes

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GOLDREAM will go straight to Royal Ascot to defend his King's Stand Stakes title after the ground at Haydock was declared unfavourable by trainer Robert Cowell. Read More...

O´Brien believes Air Force Blue can bounce back

Racing Post | 4 days ago
AIR FORCE BLUE gets his chance at redemption after his poor display in the 2,000 Guineas when he leads Aidan O'Brien's bid for an 11th victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas. Read More...

Jockey Bell fractures pelvis in Carlisle fall

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JOCKEY Sammy Jo Bell is expected to be sidelined for around a month after fracturing her pelvis in a fall before the 7f handicap at Carlisle on Friday. Read More...

Jockey Bell faces six weeks out with fractured pelvis

Racing Post | 4 days ago
SAMMY JO BELL on Saturday revealed she faces up to six weeks out of action after fracturing part of her pelvis when her mount reared over and fell on top of her at Carlisle on Friday. Read More...

USA: Nyquist bids to complete leg two of Triple Crown

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ONLY the Kentucky Derby attracts a bigger attendance than the Preakness Stakes, and a truly dismal weather forecast is unlikely to dampen the spirits of a notoriously boisterous six-figure crowd for the race's 141st running at Pimlico in Baltimore. Read More...

Final two races cancelled at Cork due to ground concerns

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE final two races on Cork's Friday evening card were abandoned in the interests of safety after a delegation of riders and a number of trainers expressed their concerns about the condition of the track. Read More...

France: British & Irish stars descend on Auteuil

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WHILE stablemate Un De Sceaux and the Nicky Henderson-trained Simonsig might boast much higher profiles at home, when it comes to this race, Thousand Stars already has an assured place in history. Read More...

Rain a must for Mecca’s Angel to line up in Temple Stakes

Racing Post | 5 days ago
AN OVERNIGHT downpour may not be welcomed by some of the contenders for Saturday's Temple Stakes, but it would be gratefully recieved by connections of favourite Mecca's Angel. Read More...

Goodwood stewards demote winner to third in dramatic finish

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GOODWOOD is a track often associated with hard luck stories and in-running problems, and there was a controversial finish to the six furlong handicap as winner Seeking Magic was demoted to third having drifted from the stands' rail to the far side. Read More...

Dramatic Goodwood sprint sees winner demoted to third

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GOODWOOD is a track often associated with hard luck stories and in-running problems, and there was a controversial finish to the six furlong handicap as winner Seeking Magic was demoted to third having drifted from the stands' rail to the far side. Read More...

Midterm ruled out of Derby with stress fracture

Racing Post | 5 days ago
MIDTERM, who had been favourite for the Investec Derby before flopping in the Dante at York, has been ruled out of Epsom after being found to have injured his pelvis. Read More...

France: Zghorta Dances home in Prix Vanteaux

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ZGHORTA DANCE continued the amazing recent run of Jean-Claude Rouget’s fillies in running away from her rivals in a race which has produced both Zainta and Latice as Prix de Diane Longines winners in the last 20 years. Read More...

Algometer cracks Prize Money to win Cocked Hat

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ALGOMETER kept exerting pressure on Prize Money, and eventually David Simcock's runner was able to get to the front under Jim Crowley. Read More...

Definitely no Derby for Galileo Gold

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GALILEO GOLD has been ruled out of the Investec Derby once and for all with connections revealing on Friday the Qipco 2,000 Guineas winner has been taken out of the Epsom Classic. Read More...

Minding to bid for 1,000 Guineas double on Sunday

Racing Post | 5 days ago
MINDING, who was not quoted for the race during the week with her participation much in doubt, will after all bid for a 1,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Sunday. Read More...

Minding to bid for 1,000 Guineas double on Sunday

Racing Post | 5 days ago
MINDING, who was not quoted for the race during the week with her participation much in doubt, will after all bid for a 1,000 Guineas double at the Curragh on Sunday. Read More...

USA: Dothraki Queen out to book Royal Ascot trip

Racing Post | 5 days ago
RIBBLESDALE STAKES entry Dothraki Queen (Kenny McPeek/Julien Leparoux) bids to justify a trip to Royal Ascot in the Black-Eyed Susan, the senior race for fillies at the Preakness Stakes meeting. Read More...

Racing Rogues: See You Then was ‘a sod’

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GLYN FOSTER knew him best. "He was a sod," he says, almost reflexively. A little later, mellowed by recollection, he downgrades his description. "He was a monkey all right." It's said that no man is a hero to his valet; See You T Read More...

Racing Rogues: Champion hero See You Then was ‘a sod’

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GLYN FOSTER knew him best. "He was a sod," he says, almost reflexively. A little later, mellowed by recollection, he downgrades his description. "He was a monkey all right." Read More...

Ladbrokes and Coral merger cleared subject to shop sales

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE £2.3 billion merger between Ladbrokes and Coral has been given the go ahead by the competition watchdog although they will have to sell 350 to 400 betting shops before it is cleared. Read More...

Guineas trip will suit Blue De Vega, says Colin Keane

Racing Post | 6 days ago
COLIN KEANE, one of the bright young stars among the ranks of Irish jockeys, is excited at the prospect of partnering Blue De Vega in Saturday's Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, in which he believes his mount has a good chance of thriving for the st Read More...

Skiffle overhauls Princess as Buick bags four-timer

Racing Post | 6 days ago
GODOLPHIN'S excellent start to the season continued as Skiffle overhauled The Black Princess, in turn handing her jockey William Buick a fourth winner on the card. Read More...

Skiffle overhauls Princess as Buick bags four-timer

Racing Post | 6 days ago
GODOLPHIN'S excellent start to the season continued as Skiffle overhauled The Black Princess, in turn handing her jockey William Buick a fourth winner on the card. Read More...

Prolific French mare Kotkikova to join Henderson stable

Racing Post | 6 days ago
KOTKIKOVA, one of the brightest young lights on the French jumping scene, has been bought by JP McManus and will be trained by Nicky Henderson. Read More...

USA: Three-time scorer’s maiden win sparks debate

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE success of Mongolian Prince - a three-time winner in China - in a maiden race at Belmont last weekend has prompted questions to be raised about how horses' performances in different jurisdictions are recorded. Read More...

Galileo Gold and Air Force Blue set for Guineas rematch

Racing Post | 6 days ago
QIPCO 2,000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold and Air Force Blue, a three-time Group 1 winner as a two-year-old, feature among eight declarations for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Read More...

Graham Lee picks up spare ride on Waady in Temple Stakes

Racing Post | 6 days ago
PROGRESSIVE sprinter Waady will be ridden by Graham Lee in Saturday's Temple Stakes, Richard Hills, assistant racing manager to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum, has confirmed. Read More...

The Grey Gatsby raring to go for Curragh assignment

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE GREY GATSBY was reported in top form ahead of his return to Ireland for a Group 1 showdown in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Zig Zag a welcome distraction from EU talk

Racing Post | 7 days ago
If you can tear yourself away from the Six O'Clock News (Cameron says it will be a disaster if we leave the EU, Boris thinks it will be a jolly good thing) you'll be able to see what happens to Zig Zag Girl in the first at Ripon (6.15). Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Zig Zag a welcome distraction from EU

Racing Post | 7 days ago
If you can tear yourself away from the Six O'Clock News (Cameron says it will be a disaster if we leave the EU, Boris thinks it will be a jolly good thing) you'll be able to see what happens to Zig Zag Girl in the first at Ripon (6.15). Read More...