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The arrival of autumn on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse is always a keenly anticipated time, particularly as far as the juveniles go.
For autumn at Newmarket is a defining time when the best two year old colts and fillies from… Read More
As the British Flat Season draws towards its close, a series of Group 1 contests help to define the leading juveniles of the year and often play a significant role in shaping the ante-post winter markets for the following year’s… Read More
On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September
horseracing’s HQ throws open its door for the Henry Cecil Open Weekend in
Saddle up for a weekend of exploring behind the scenes and
During the Open Weekend, recently re-named… Read More
Coming back after the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket
Racing fans always look forward to this time of the year
as top class horse racing returns to Newmarket’s historic Rowley Mile Course.
Some of the finest thoroughbreds in the… Read More
The Irish Champion Stakes has been a modicum for excellence since its inception in 1976, when the race was inaugurated as the Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes.
Originally run at Leopardstown, the race commemorated Joe McGrath, who had passed away a… Read More
The world’s oldest Classic horse race takes place at Doncaster each September. The term ‘Heritage Race’ could almost have been invented for a race which was first run in 1776.
The St Leger forms the final part of the colts’… Read More
Over the past 50 years few owner/breeders have made a bigger impact on the Sport of Kings than Robert Sangster. Heir to the Vernons Pools business, Sangster developed a love of racing that developed into a magnificent empire, with his… Read More
The Yorkshire Oaks is one of the major races at York’s prestigious Ebor Festival each August.
Established in 1849, the race has been a Group 1 contest since 1971 and is run over a mile and a half.
Originally the… Read More