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Grece excels at Saint-Cloud - pure racing entertainment
Vert De Grece clinched Group One glory on his first start for Roger Varian with

Royal summons for Apache - pure racing entertainment
Noel Meade is excited to see Apache Stronghold make his chasing debut in the Porter

Hawk given Greatwood option - pure racing entertainment
Cheltenham Festival winner Hawk High could return to Prestbury Park for a tilt a

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Odds of 2/7 were justified in the Cashel Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel as Sir Abbot
The well-backed Oscar Invitation opened the door to Mystic Lass by wandering before the last
The former Joe Murphy trained Vert De Grece has landed the Group 1 Criterium International


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

  • Roger Varian trained Vert De Grece to win the Group 1 Criterium International Vert De Grece storms to Group 1 success in France - Roger Varian capped a magnificent 2014 season with Group 1 glory in the Criterium International over a mile on soft ground at Saint-Cloud. Master Apprentice took the field along and still held the advantage swinging into the straight, where the 9 runners elected to corner wide and race down the stand side. A host of […]
  • Magician won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf but has now been retired through injury


Image reproduced with the kind permission of the Curragh Racecourse Magician out of Turf defence - News has broken that Magician will miss his intended defence of the Breeders’ Cup Turf after being found lame earlier this morning at Santa Anita. Aidan O’Brien’s 2013 Irish 2,000 Guineas winner will now retire to Ashford Stud.
  • Image reproduced with the kind permission of Sandown Park Racecourse bet365 extends sponsorship at Sandown Park’s big April meeting -   Sandown Park Racecourse today announced that bookmaker bet365 has extended its sponsorship of the two day bet365 Meeting for a further three years. Taking place at the end of April each year, the two day festival features the Grade 1 bet365 Celebration Chase and Grade 3 bet365 Gold Cup Steeple Chase.  2014 saw the first […]
  • Le Moulin is famous Tac De Boistron back with a bang in the Royal Oak - After a long lay-off, Tac De Boistron ran a terrific race to win back-to-back Prix Royal-Oaks at Longchamp, commonly known as the French St Leger. The Marco Botti-trained 7 year old, off the track since finishing second in the Yorkshire Cup in May, was given a wonderfully patient ride by Martin Harley. Siljan’s Saga and […]

Latest Features

  • Flintshire ran a mighty race to finish second in the Arc

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Longchamp Racecourse Big Race Preview: 2014 Breeders’ Cup Saturday - The Breeders’ Cup meeting ramps considerably up to high octane levels on an exciting evening of racing on Saturday at Santa Anita. 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Angela Renee is a daughter of Bernadini and booked her place as a major contender when winning at Santa Anita on her latest start. Todd Pletcher’s […]
  • Image reproduced with the kind permission of Horse Racing Abroad Horse Racing Abroad’s Ian Fry discusses racing tourism -   With the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe a recent memory and the Breeders’ Cup and Melbourne Cup very much upon us, the globalisation of horse racing is most certainly a reality. Course-specialist was interested in finding out a little more about the horse racing tourism market – and who better to ask than Ian […]
  • warmode-slide-back 2014 Breeders Cup Friday Preview - Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf This race over a mile has been a rich pasture for European raiders in recent years and unsurprisingly there is a strong trans-Atlantic representation once again. Hugo Palmer has enjoyed a real breakthrough season with Aktabantay providing him with his first Group winner when landing the Group 3 Solario Stakes at […]
  • warmode-slide-back The Breeders Cup Big Race History - Hollywood Park, California, welcomed the inaugural gathering of the world’s finest thoroughbreds back in October 1984. The meeting commenced after several spectacular years at the North American yearling sales, which had seen stud farms enjoy extraordinary returns. The event was an instant hit – multi-million dollar prize money in the early 1980s was pretty much […]