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Racing UK - Google News

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Gosden: “Do we want champions or soft ground champions?” - pure racing entertainment
John Gosden, Roger Charlton and Luca Cumani discuss

Palmer in Euro rookie quartet for Breeders' Cup - pure racing entertainment
Hugo Palmer's burgeoning career could take another huge step

O'Brien outlines Breeders' Cup plans - pure racing entertainment
By staff. Magician is set to lead Aidan O'Brien's assault

Irish Racing Horse Racing News Headlines

The latest Horse Racing News from

Magician is set to lead Aidan O'Brien's assault on the Breeders' Cup as he bids
Aidan O'Brien believes Adelaide is the right type of horse for Saturday's Cox Plate at
Timmy Murphy does not expect to return to the saddle before the end of the


The British Horseracing Authority

The British Horseracing Authority

In a bumper edition every pattern race from QIPCO British Champions Day is discussed at length, while Matthew Tester gives us the rundown on the aperitif of the previous day at Newmarket, including his take on the 2015 prospects of the headline ac

On Monday 20 October BHA Chief Executive, Paul Bittar spoke about the publication of the 2015 Fixture List. Listen to his interview with Mike Vince:  

The BHA News & Blog Paul Bittar speaks about the 2015 Fixture List appeared first on The British

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today published the Fixture List for 2015, with a total of 1,471 fixtures programmed. Paul Bittar, BHA Chief Executive, said: “It is fitting that the 2015 Fixture List is published immediately after Brit

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Latest Blogs

  • John Gosden landed another Group 1 with Sultanina in the Nassau Stakes

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Fannaan eases to Houghton victory for Gosden - There were only three runners but there was plenty of incident in the AR Legal Collections Houghton Conditions Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket this afternoon, with Fannaan eventually creating a nice impression. With Algaith an absentee, just three horses took part in this historic contest and the John Gosden runner Fannaan led with Hawkesbury […]
  • Deputy Dan ran a promising race to finish second to Virak on his chasing debut

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Cheltenham Racecourse Virak lowers the colours of Deputy Dan - Virak made experience count as he outpointed the highly-rated Deputy Dan in the Piglet’s Pantry Food Lovers Beginners’ Chase over 2 ½ miles this afternoon. The Paul Nicholls trained Virak, just a 5 year old but having his second run over fences, set the tempo and jumped well, after Sam Twiston-Davies had pinched a couple […]
  • Harry Herbert introduces Hugh Bonneville to his new Ravens Pass colt

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Actor Hugh Bonneville pays a visit to Highclere yearlings - Actor Hugh Bonneville returned to the Highclere Estate yesterday, home of Downton Abbey, but this time it was not to film the world famous show but to attend the annual Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Yearling Parades. Bonneville enjoyed a day at Highclere Stud with other syndicate owners and met the two new horses he is now […]
  • The Dewhurst Stakes starts to take shape but Belardo is trapped on the rails behind Kodi Bear

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Autumn arrives at Newmarket - With the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeping through the UK, Newmarket is set to have a very autumnal feel as a fine card of juvenile races gets under way on Wednesday. There is plenty of thought for the future among a plethora of maidens and nurseries but the undoubted main attraction of the day is […]

Latest Features

  • Kool Kompany ahead of the 2014 Middle Park Stakes

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse The action from Future Champions Day 2014 -   THE MIDDLE PARK STAKES:   THE FILLIES’ MILE: DEWHURST STAKES:   THE CHALLENGE STAKES:   DARLEY STAKES:
  • Cambridge students prepare for victory ahead of the Varsity Race! Images from Future Champions Day - Below is a selection of images of the sights and sounds that made Future Champions Day 2014; all images reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse:    
  • Belardo storms clears of Kodi Bear in the Dewhurst Stakes

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Belardo’s Dewhurst - The dream season for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni got even better this afternoon as Belardo provided a surprise yet decisive victory in the Group 1 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Secret Brief and Kodi Bear took the field along in the early stages with Smuggler’s Cove also prominent. However past halfway Kodi Bear, the […]
  • Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning were successful with Lucida in the Rockfel Stakes Big Race Preview: Dubai Fillies’ Mile - The Group 1 Dubai Fillies’ Mile has been moved from Ascot to Newmarket and has now been moved to Future Champions Day to compliment the two Group 1 juvenile colts’ races. This year a classy field of 7 fillies go to post for a race that often proves a significant pointer to the following year’s […]