In this section course-specialist.co.uk takes a look at the overall history of the big races that have shaped the pattern system for Ireland and the UK and have defined horse racing’s champions. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York’s Ebor meeting, Newbury’s Winter Festival and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, course-specialist.co.uk gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.
Desert Orchid won the inaugural race in a thrilling contest with Panto Prince
Formerly known as the Victor Chandler Chase, this 2 mile 1 furlong signature chase gives the month of January some real impetus and began life in 1989… Read More
The 2018 Turf Flat Season overall proved somewhat of a disappointment to Course Specialist.
The Classic generation produced one or two outstanding performers, but none of the five English Classic winners triumphed again on the racecourse.
The two year old… Read More
Definitly Red wins incident-packed Charlie Hall Chase
Definitly Red wins the Cotswold ChaseImage supplied by The Jockey Club
Definitly Red ran out a game winner of an incident-packed Grade Two bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.
Just four… Read More
The Betfair Chase (registered as the Lancashire Chase) has a short history but one packed with quality. The race has quickly established itself as an elite contest and one which regularly attracts the very best staying chasers from England and… 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
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
Brundtland gets Godolphin off to a flyer on Arc Weekend
Brundtland passes Lillian Russell in the Prix Chaudenay
The unbeaten Brundtland showed guts and class to fight back and land the Group Two Qatar Prix Chaudenay at ParisLongchamp.
The… Read More