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Smith sticks to his guns after O’Leary weights outburst

Racing Post | 3 days ago
PHIL SMITH has come out fighting in response to stinging criticism from Michael O'Leary, who owns three of the four highest-weighted horses in the Randox Health Grand National. Read More...

Australia: Terravista gains compensation in Lightning

Racing Post | 3 days ago
AGONISINGLY denied last year, Terravista this time claimed victory in a dramatic running of the Black Caviar Lightning, with three horses withdrawn in the stalls. Read More...

The Saturday Briefing: news, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 3 days ago
ANY day when whose star attraction is arguably the most popular horse in training has to be a good day. Today is such a day. Read More...

Walsh suffers broken arm in Wolverhampton fall

Racing Post | 3 days ago
EOIN WALSH and William Cox were reported to be in "good spirits" following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton on Friday night. Read More...

Twiston-Davies expects Blaklion to roar at Haydock

Racing Post | 3 days ago
IT MAY be 12 years since a winner of Haydock's Betfred Grand National Trial went on to figure prominently in the National itself, but a combination of decent ground and a classy line-up makes this a race entirely worthy of its name. Read More...

Cue Card seeks repeat Ascot Chase victory four years on

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CUE CARD is ready to bridge a four-year gap between appearances at the royal racecourse as he returns in search of another Betfair Ascot Chase victory and a ninth Grade 1 triumph. Read More...

Cox and Walsh taken to hospital after Wolverhampton pile-up

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JOCKEYS William Cox and Eoin Walsh have been taken to hospital following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton. Read More...

Cox and Walsh taken to hospital after Wolverhampton falls

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JOCKEYS William Cox and Eoin Walsh have been taken to hospital following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton. Read More...

Gold Cup: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 4 days ago
The Gold Cup, Friday's summit of the entire festival, has a more open look to it than was once the case and it could therefore draw in horses that otherwise might have contested the Ryanair or, in at least one instance, the Champion Chase. The prosp Read More...

Fairytale success for Disney in Royal Artillery Gold Cup

Racing Post | 4 days ago
CAPTAIN Guy Disney, who lost his right leg below the knee while serving in Helmand in 2009, secured an emotional success aboard Rathlin Rose in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown on Friday. Read More...

Blackmore and Holden lose Look Closer appeal

Racing Post | 4 days ago
JOCKEY Rachael Blackmore and trainer Ellmarie Holden have lost their appeals against the penalties imposed on them at Fairyhouse on February 4 when the acting stewards found them in breach of rule 212 over the running and riding of Look Closer after the Read More...

Yanworth faces six rivals in final festival prep

Racing Post | 4 days ago
ALAN KING will put the finishing touches to Champion Hurdle third favourite Yanworth's Cheltenham Festival preparations in Wincanton's Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle after the seven-year-old was among the seven entries. Read More...

Paralysed Tylicki plans riding lesson next week

Racing Post | 4 days ago
FREDDY TYLICKI is to sit on a horse for the first time since his life-changing fall in a riding lesson planned for next week. Read More...

Jezki in demand for Stayers´ Hurdle bid

Racing Post | 4 days ago
PUNTERS appear to be convinced that the chief threat to Unowhatimeanharry in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle will also be carrying green and gold hoops, with Jezki reportedly "smashed up" on Thursday. Read More...

Gigginstown boss blasts handicapper Phil Smith

Racing Post | 5 days ago
GIGGINSTOWN House Stud owner Michael O'Leary has accused BHA head of handicapping Phil Smith of making up the rules as he goes along as he ruled favourite Don Poli out of the Randox Health Grand National because of his allotted weight. Read More...

Stayers’ Hurdle: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 5 days ago
The shape of the feature race of the third day of the Cheltenham Festival has a lot to do with that of the opening day's Champion Hurdle and much will depend on whether owners and trainers fancy a shot at the latter. Read More...

BHA handicapping chief defends Irish approach

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE BHA's head of handicapping Phil Smith has come out in defence of his policy of handicapping Irish horses separately to the Irish Turf Club following controversy over his framing of the Grand National weights. Read More...

Decorated Knight to miss Winter Derby

Racing Post | 5 days ago
ANTE-POST favourite Decorated Knight is set to miss the Betway Winter Derby on Saturday week in favour of a Group 1 bid in Dubai. Read More...

Kylemore Lough not among Ascot Chase sextet

Racing Post | 5 days ago
SECOND-FAVOURITE Kylemore Lough was the only one of seven entries for Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase withdrawn at Thursday's declaration stage. Read More...

Cue Card set for Gold Cup as Ryanair option ditched

Racing Post | 5 days ago
COLIN TIZZARD and owner Jean Bishop want to put the record straight in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Cue Card and have shown their single-mindedness by taking him out of the Ryanair Chase. Read More...

De Bromhead hoping to get Identity Thief back on track

Racing Post | 6 days ago
HENRY DE BROMHEAD is hoping for a change of luck for Navan-bound Identity Thief, who will this weekend bid to augment his Cheltenham Festival prospects with what would be a welcome and much-needed victory in the Grade 3 Flyingbolt. Read More...

De Bromhead hoping to get Identity Thief back on track at Navan

Racing Post | 6 days ago
HENRY DE BROMHEAD is hoping for a change of luck for Navan-bound Identity Thief, who will this weekend bid to augment his Cheltenham Festival prospects with what would be a welcome and much-needed victory in the Grade 3 Flyingbolt. Read More...

Awkward weights launch guests ‘rude’ says Aintree boss

Racing Post | 6 days ago
AINTREE supremo John Baker has confessed to frustration at the manner in which the significantly altered Grand National weights unveiling panned out and used the word "rude" to describe how some invited guests behaved. Read More...

Champion Chase: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The presence of Douvan means this is the likely first port of call for favourite backers trying to find a Festival banker. Read More...

Housesofparliament likely out for the season

Racing Post | 6 days ago
HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT, Joseph O'Brien's one-time ante-post favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, is likely to miss Cheltenham and the rest of his juvenile campaign after suffering an injury when disappointing at Leopardstown on Sunday. Read More...

Injury setback rules Kotkikova out of Cheltenham

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE sense of anticipation surrounding next month's Cheltenham Festival moved up another notch following the latest round of forfeits for the six non-novice championship races at the meeting. Read More...

World Class: Winx wins again as plans emerge for Jameka raid

Racing Post | 6 days ago
WINX does it again but where is she now on global stage? Read More...

Altior rated higher than Sacre at same stage in career

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ALTIOR will go into next month's Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham rated even higher than his brilliant stable companion Sprinter Sacre at the same stage of his career five years ago following a 10lb rise for Saturday's impressive Newbury w Read More...

Buckley dreaming Brain has the power to be the best

Racing Post | 6 days ago
BRAIN POWER, who emerged from the fog at Ascot in December to become a live Stan James Champion Hurdle contender, has a great chance of capturing hurdling's most prestigious prize if replicating and building on that form. Read More...

Five talking points from the Grand National weights

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Lee Mottershead and Irish editor Richard Forristal with the key talking points to come out of Tuesday evening's launch. Read More...

Grand National 2017: weights dominated by Elliott

Racing Post | 7 days ago
OUTLANDER, trainer Gordon Elliott's leading Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contender, has been allotted top weight for the Randox Health Grand National. Read More...

Elliott dominates weights for classy Grand National

Racing Post | 7 days ago
Gordon Elliott, Ireland's leading jumps trainer this season, dominated the weights for the Randox Health Grand National revealed last night with a sensational 11 of the top 40 in the running for the Aintree spectacular. Read More...

Grand National: as the weights are unveiled

Racing Post | 7 days ago
The weights for the £1 million Randox Health Grand National are being unveiled. Follow our coverage as the countdown is made. Read More...

Grand National: full list of weights for the iconic chase

Racing Post | 7 days ago
The weights for the £1 million Randox Health Grand National were unveiled on Tuesday evening. Here is the full list Read More...

Champion Hurdle: one month until the big race

Racing Post | 7 days ago
INJURY to Annie Power and Faugheen has blown this year's Stan James Champion Hurdle wide open, with those previously on the fringes becoming major contenders and others rerouted to take advantage. Here's everything you need to know... Read More...

Grand National: a guide to the weights ceremony

Racing Post | 7 days ago
THE weights for the £1 million Randox Health Grand National, the world's most iconic horserace, will be unveiled on Tuesday evening. Here's how you can access all the crucial information. Read More...

Bookmakers’ chief seizes on new evidence to deny machines link

Racing Post | 7 days ago
ASSOCIATION of British Bookmakers chief executive Malcolm George has claimed new evidence published last week by the Gambling Commission showed there was no link between gaming machines and problem gambling. Read More...

McManus pair set for Gold Cup tilt at festival

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JP MCMANUS'S racing manager Frank Berry has revealed that Irish Gold Cup casualties More Of That and Minella Rocco are likely to take their chance at Cheltenham in the Timico Gold Cup. Read More...

Tizzard happy with Cue Card as Ascot test looms

Racing Post | 1 week ago
TRAINER Colin Tizzard has described Cue Card as being in "lovely form" ahead of his scheduled run in the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot on Saturday. Read More...

Australia: Wrist fracture rules out Doyle for up to a month

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JAMES DOYLE has escaped serious injury but faces up to a month on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture in his wrist following a fall in Sydney on Monday. Read More...

Australia: Doyle ruled out with wrist fracture

Racing Post | 1 week ago
JAMES DOYLE has escaped serious injury but faces up to a month on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture in his wrist following a fall in Sydney on Monday. Read More...

Champion eager to be reunited with Native River

Racing Post | 1 week ago
RICHARD JOHNSON has nominated Native River as the horse he is most looking forward to riding at the Cheltenham Festival as the champion jockey dreams of a first Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup success in 17 years. Read More...

Champion eager to be reunited with Native River

Racing Post | 1 week ago
RICHARD JOHNSON has nominated Native River as the horse he is most looking forward to riding at the Cheltenham Festival as the champion jockey dreams of a first Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup success in 17 years. Read More...

Champion eager to be reunited with Native River

Racing Post | 1 week ago
RICHARD JOHNSON has nominated Native River as the horse he is most looking forward to riding at the Cheltenham Festival as the champion jockey dreams of a first Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup success in 17 years. Read More...

Cheltenham to close bars early and limit drinks in booze crackdown

Racing Post | 1 week ago
COMPLIMENTARY bars in hospitality areas are to close earlier during the Cheltenham Festival as part of an effort to curb anti-social behaviour during next month's four-day meeting. Read More...

Cheltenham to close bars early and limit drinks

Racing Post | 1 week ago
COMPLIMENTARY bars in hospitality areas are to close earlier during the Cheltenham Festival as part of an effort to curb anti-social behaviour during next month's four-day meeting. Read More...

Ascot Gold Cup hero Fame And Glory dies

Racing Post | 1 week ago
Fame And Glory, winner of the Irish Derby and Ascot Gold Cup in a career that included five Group 1 wins, has died at the age of 11. Read More...

Ascot Chase: seven can anything beat Cue Card?

Racing Post | 1 week ago
HAVING watched from the sidelines as stablemates Thistlecrack, Native River and Alary were given their final tests before the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cue Card gets his chance to impress or otherwise in the Betfair Ascot Chase on Saturday. Read More...

Ascot Chase: can anything beat Cue Card?

Racing Post | 1 week ago
HAVING watched from the sidelines as stablemates Thistlecrack, Native River and Alary were given their final tests before the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cue Card gets his chance to impress or otherwise in the Betfair Ascot Chase on Saturday. Read More...

McCoy: why a women’s weight allowance is the right move

Racing Post | 1 week ago
SIR ANTHONY McCOY has revealed some female jockeys refuse to speak to him following his support for controversial weight allowances for women, a move set to be pioneered in France this year. Read More...