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There is something wonderfully humbling to be in the presence of an old racing warrior. To know his battles, the miles travelled, the races he won and lost – and the reasons why, is to know why the great races… Read More
Penzance with Alex Evans in the saddleImage supplied by Alex Evans
Many readers will remember Penzance landing the 2005 Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
It was a race to remember for his trainer Alan King, who commented that he… Read More
Bulletin makes big news in the Juvenile Turf Sprint
Bulletin storms to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf SprintCopyright eclipsesportswire_Michael McInally_
Bulletin made every yard of the running for a smart victory in the Listed Breeders’ Cup Juvenile… Read More
British Racing News
Laurens all heart again in Sun Chariot Stakes victory
Laurens beats Happily in the Sun Chariot StakesImage supplied by Goffs Ltd
Laurens once again demonstrated all of her finest racing attributes as she landed a fifth Group… Read More
Mike Smith celebrates aboard ZenyattaCopyright Breeders’ Cup Ltd
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… Read More
The Group 1 Vertem Futurity Stakes is the final Group 1 contest of the year in British racing.
Contested at Doncaster, the race used to be contested around the left-handed bends, but in recent years has been run on the… Read More
by Martin d’Evelin Pampaloni
This superbly detailed book chronicles the racing and stud career of one of the great horses of the Twentieth Century, the Ian Balding trained Mill Reef.
Foaled in 1968, this diminutive but charismatic son of Never… Read More
It is a sure-fire sign of winter’s proximity, as the nights draw in and the turf Flat Season winds to its inevitable conclusion.
But for the past five years, the all-weather under floodlights, has flourished, with a series of heart-warming… Read More