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Michaelmas bounced back to form when making all for victory in the concluding Michael Higgins

Last year's runner-up Minalisa went one better in the Yeomanstown & Morristown Lattin Studs EBF

Sean Corby produced Millington with a strong run inside the final furlong to claim the


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  • Western Hymn won the Prix Eugene Adam in fine style

Image by Western Hymn on song in France - Western Hymn bounced back from the disappointment of his Epsom Derby sixth to convincingly win this afternoon’s Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam as Maisons-Laffitte. As the six runners got underway the early leader was Army Bulletin but Ashkannd was quick to go on, setting the pace for stable mate Shamkiyr, who was in third place, […]
  • Richard Hannon trains the exciting Kool Kompany Kool Kompany lands Prix Robert Papin - Kool Kompany maintained his excellent form this season as he won the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte this afternoon in a British one-two. Richard Hannon’s son of Jeremy was winning his fifth race from six starts and his second Group 2 contest. As the field broke Goken and Kool Kompany dispute the early […]
  • Western Hymn won the Prix Eugene Adam in fine style

Image by Master Carpenter and Western Hymn head British raiders in France - There are a plethora of British trained runners in the big two races at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday. The Group 2 Prix Robert Papin is raced over 5 furlongs and is often the first significant comparison of French and British juvenile form. There are just five runners, with the UK responsible for two of these. Lehaim […]

Latest Features

  • Teenoso beats Sadlers Wells in a memorable 1984 King George

Image by Big Race History: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Although the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was only inaugurated in 1951 and is relatively young in terms of prestige races in the UK, its status as a middle distance championship contest is uncontested. A quick look at the list of successful horses in the contest is all the confirmation of quality that this […]
  • Tarfasha ran second in the Investec Oaks Big Race Preview: Darley Irish Oaks - The Darley Irish Oaks has attracted a field of 11 fillies over the mile and a half of the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday. The field is headed by Ballybacka Queen who was a useful juvenile but hasn’t run since disappointing in the Irish 1,000 Guineas behind Marvellous. This is a significant step up in trip […]
  • The Grey Gatsby runs in the Grand Prix de Paris

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Big Race Preview: Grand Prix de Paris - The Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris is a race steeped in history and one that often delivers more than the odd clue for the Arc de Triomphe in the autumn. The change in distance for the Prix de Jockey Club, back in 2005, has resulted in the Grand Prix de Paris taking added […]