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Bookmakers warned by MP to expect bad news on FOBTs

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IN A chilling message to betting shop operators former culture secretary John Whittingdale has warned they need to brace themselves for "significant change" triggered by the government's review of gaming machines. Read More...

MP warns bookmakers to expect bad news on FOBTs

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IN A chilling message to betting shop operators former culture secretary John Whittingdale has warned they need to brace themselves for "significant change" triggered by the government's review of gaming machines. Read More...

Apple’s ripe for Buveur D’Air clash at Aintree

Racing Post | 4 days ago
FRESH from blitzing Willie Mullins' two top mares at Cheltenham Apple's Jade has Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D'Air in her sights after being given clearance to tackle the Grade 1 Betway Aintree Hurdle next. Read More...

Qatar Racing secure stake in US World Cup runner

Racing Post | 4 days ago
QATAR RACING have bought a half share in US-trained Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic, it was announced on Tuesday. Read More...

Real Steel ruled out of Dubai Turf after bleeding

Racing Post | 4 days ago
REAL STEEL, the Japanese winner of last year's Dubai Turf, will not get the chance to attempt a repeat victory this weekend after he was ruled out of the race on Tuesday. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Johnson leaves Moore to contend with Bridge

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HAS Richard Johnson got fat? I only ask because he seems to have wheedled his way out of riding The Last Bridge at Warwick. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Johnson dodges ride on anti-hero

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HAS Richard Johnson got fat? I only ask because he seems to have wheedled his way out of riding The Last Bridge at Warwick. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Johnson dodges ride on anti-hero Bridge

Racing Post | 4 days ago
HAS Richard Johnson got fat? I only ask because he seems to have wheedled his way out of riding The Last Bridge at Warwick. Read More...

Rail strikes confirmed for Grand National day

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RACEGOERS planning to head to Aintree for the Randox Health Grand National by train are set for a travel headache after rail union RMT announced members at Southern Rail, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail will strike on April 8. Read More...

Plenty of bark still left in Bite at end of RSA

Racing Post | 4 days ago
NICO DE BOINVILLE believes RSA Chase winner Might Bite is "a horse of immense potential" and was not tiring when he nearly handed victory to stablemate Whisper by hanging across the course at Cheltenham last week. Read More...

Desert Diary: Summers a ray of sunshine on rainy day

Racing Post | 4 days ago
A soaking start in the desert is not what you would expect on your first day in Dubai but that is what the weather gods decided was in order at Meydan on Tuesday. Read More...

Fehily picks up Grand National ride on Blaklion

Racing Post | 4 days ago
NOEL FEHILY has been snapped up to ride leading Randox Health Grand National fancy Blaklion for dual Aintree winner Nigel Twiston-Davies. Read More...

British raiders gear up for Dubai Gold Cup run

Racing Post | 4 days ago
RAIN and plenty of it meant the main turf course at Meydan was off limits on Tuesday morning so the Europeans stuck to the nearby training track as preparations for Saturday's $30 million Dubai World Cup card gather pace. Read More...

Grand National favourite Minella Rocco to miss race

Racing Post | 4 days ago
GRAND NATIONAL ante-post favourite Minella Rocco has been taken out of the race, trainer Jonjo O'Neill said on Tuesday. Read More...

Tony Mullins calls for cap on runners for single owner

Racing Post | 4 days ago
IRELAND may be basking in a magnificent Cheltenham Festival but trainer Tony Mullins has suggested a cap on the number of horses one owner can run in a major handicap hurdle or chase in a bid not to exclude the ‘small man.' Read More...

Aintree unlikely for chasing prospect Willoughby Court

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WILLOUGHBY COURT, winner of the Neptune Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, is unlikely to seek an Aintree follow-up success with all eyes instead on his novice chasing campaign next season. Read More...

Four unlucky losers at the Cheltenham Festival

Racing Post | 5 days ago
For every winner at last week's Cheltenham Festival, there had to be losers. We look at some of those who did not end up in the winner's enclosure, but could make a valid case that it should have been them. Read More...

Flagship Uberalles owner ‘angry’ at festival gatecrasher

Racing Post | 5 days ago
FRIDAY's breach of security by Gold Cup intruder Richard Melia was far from an isolated incident according to Michael Krysztofiak, the owner of Flagship Uberalles Read More...

Defiant Nicholls: don’t rule me out from retaining title

Racing Post | 5 days ago
PAUL NICHOLLS is looking forward to launching a powerful assault on Aintree's Randox Health Grand National meeting as he vowed to fight hard to overhaul Nicky Henderson and win a trainers' championship battle he described as "good for the Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Outclassed Oscars chases money for completing

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WORDS fall out of fashion so that sometimes when you hear one it comes as a surprise. The other day I heard the word flibbertigibbet. It's a wonderful word, as is strumpet, which has also fallen out of favour. Read More...

O’Brien expecting Edwulf home this week

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JOSEPH O'BRIEN says Edwulf, who went wrong when challenging late on in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase, is set to return to his Owning Hill base this week. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Outclassed Oscars trying to complete

Racing Post | 5 days ago
WORDS fall out of fashion so that sometimes when you hear one it comes as a surprise. The other day I heard the word flibbertigibbet. It's a wonderful word, as is strumpet, which has also fallen out of favour. Read More...

Leg Lock Luke snatches defeat from jaws of victory

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A HORSE named after former jockey and inimitable At The Races presenter Luke Harvey was always likely to be a character, and so it proved at Taunton on Monday. Read More...

Punchestown Gold Cup next up for Sizing John

Racing Post | 5 days ago
JESSICA HARRINGTON has resisted the temptation to wrap her newly crowned Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John in cotton wool and will aim the seven-year-old at the Punchestown Gold Cup. Read More...

‘He was there helping us with the water buckets’

Racing Post | 5 days ago
A MEMBER of the team behind Auroras Encore's Grand National victory in 2013 on Sunday recalled how serial racing interloper Richard Melia was out on the course helping cool down Sue Smith's star in the immediate aftermath of the race. Read More...

Elliott eyes Grand National for Causes and Tiger Roll

Racing Post | 5 days ago
CAUSE OF CAUSES and Tiger Roll, two of Gordon Elliott's six winners at the Cheltenham Festival, are likely to be on Grand National duty when they next appear on the racecourse. Read More...

Arrogate the star attraction as 14 go for Dubai World Cup

Racing Post | 5 days ago
THE world's top-rated racehorse Arrogate is on course to grace Meydan on Saturday after featuring among the 14 declared for the Dubai World Cup, which for the third successive year will be without a runner from Britain or Ireland. Read More...

Baffert keeps eye on prize as World Cup nears

Racing Post | 5 days ago
BOB BAFFERT admitted he is taking nothing for granted with Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate, who is set to add special lustre to proceedings at Meydan on Saturday night. Read More...

Festival flops: five hot fancies who failed to fire at Cheltenham

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The 2017 Cheltenham Festival has been and gone, another totally unforgettable four days loaded with incredible highs and some crushing lows. Read More...

Fans of all ages line streets to cheer Gold Cup hero Sizing John

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SIZING JOHN, the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hero, receieved a rapturous reception as he was led through trainer Jessica Harrington's home village of Moone, County Kildare on Sunday evening. Read More...

Gold Cup mystery man owns up over gatecrashing antics

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE intruder seen leading Sizing John back into the winner's enclosure at Cheltenham on Friday has revealed his decades-long campaign of gatecrashing major sporting moments - and says he understands if bosses at the course choose to punish him. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Remarkable Tiger earns his stripes

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ANOTHER Cheltenham and Fakenham week over. Among the stirring, screaming finishes (mainly at Cheltenham) was an extraordinary, curious victory swamped by more prestigious events. Read More...

Elliott dominance continues with Sunday six-timer

Racing Post | 6 days ago
IF THIS season's Cheltenham Festival signalled that change could be afoot at the top table of jumps trainers in Ireland, Gordon Elliott on Sunday wasted little time in seizing the initiative with six winners across Sunday's cards at Limerick an Read More...

The quiz: can you score top marks in our festival review?

Racing Post | 6 days ago
BARELY a day goes by without big news stories breaking, among them the seismic, controversial and downright wacky – and they were in abundance at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Test your knowledge in our quickfire quiz. Read More...

Was Altior disappointing or dynamite in the Arkle?

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Altior was one of the few festival hotpots to actually win at Cheltenham but his performance in winning the Arkle has split opinion. Was he a slightly fortunate winner in light of Charbel's fall, or did he match his pre-race billing? Read More...

Altior: disappointing or dynamite in the Racing Post Arkle?

Racing Post | 6 days ago
Altior was one of the few festival hotpots to actually win at Cheltenham but his performance in winning the Arkle has split opinion. Was he a slightly fortunate winner in light of Charbel's fall, or did he match his pre-race billing? Read More...

Douvan factor affects Champion Chase as betting medium

Racing Post | 6 days ago
THE presence of short-priced favourite Douvan in the Champion Chase turned the two-mile showpiece from one of the liveliest betting heats of the Cheltenham Festival into one of the worst, based on Coral's on-the-day shop turnover. Read More...

Chamberlin pleased by response to festival coverage

Racing Post | 6 days ago
ED CHAMBERLIN on Saturday reflected positively on the experience of fronting ITV's maiden coverage of the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Bookmakers hail Cheltenham Festival results

Racing Post | 6 days ago
The aftermath of last year's Cheltenham Festival prompted profit warnings and tales of the worst results for bookmakers at the meeting in years but things were very different this time around. Read More...

USA: Malagacy enters Kentucky picture

Racing Post | 6 days ago
MALAGACY (Todd Pletcher/Javier Castellano) is the latest name to be added to the Kentucky Derby mix after taking his unbeaten record to three with an accomplished victory in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Read More...

Japan: Arc hope Satono Diamond strikes on return

Racing Post | 6 days ago
SATONO DIAMOND (Yasutoshi Ikee/Christophe Lemaire), Japan's number one Arc contender for 2017, made no mistake as he kicked off his four-year-old campaign with victory in the Hanshin Daishoten. Read More...

Carlisle cancelled after rain leaves course waterlogged

Racing Post | 6 days ago
CARLISLE's scheduled meeting has been called off after heavy rain left the course waterlogged. Read More...

The Sunday briefing: betting, going and nons

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SOME decent action on both sides of the Irish Sea with Carlisle - 10am inspection permitting - staging a valuable veterans' chase featuring a few old favourites and graded contests at Limerick and Navan. Read More...

The Sunday briefing: betting, going and non-runners

Racing Post | 7 days ago
SOME decent action on both sides of the Irish Sea with Carlisle - 10am inspection permitting - staging a valuable veterans' chase featuring a few old favourites and graded contests at Limerick and Navan. Read More...

Hong Kong: Dragon stars in HK Derby for Moreira

Racing Post | 7 days ago
FAVOURITE Rapper Dragon ran out a convincing winner of the Hong Kong Derby, becoming the first horse to sweep the four-year-old Classic series. Read More...

Sha Tin: Dragon stars in Hong Kong Derby for Moreira

Racing Post | 7 days ago
FAVOURITE Rapper Dragon ran out out a convincing winner of the Hong Kong Derby, becoming the first horse to sweep the four-year-old Classic series. Read More...

Heavy rain places Carlisle’s meeting in jeopardy

Racing Post | 7 days ago
CARLISLE must pass a 10am inspection if its meeting, featuring a £30,000 veterans' handicap chase, is to go ahead after heavy overnight rain left standing water on the course. Read More...

Carlisle inspection called as rain places card in jeopardy

Racing Post | 7 days ago
CARLISLE must pass a 10am inspection if its meeting, featuring a £30,000 veterans' handicap chase, is to go ahead after heavy overnight rain left standing water on the course. Read More...

Cheltenham security review after John’s party is gatecrashed

Racing Post | 7 days ago
Cheltenham has vowed to review its security procedures after an intruder was photographed helping lead Gold Cup hero Sizing John into the winner's enclosure. Read More...

Chase The Spud stars as two tickets land bumper Scoop6

Racing Post | 1 week ago
CHASE THE SPUD would not have appealed to everyone but the 11-1 shot showed incredible stamina to land the Betfred Midlands Grand National and in the process enabled a pair of anonymous Scoop6 players share the £614,245 win fund. Read More...