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.
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
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Take Cover to the fore again at Beverley
Take Cover continued to defy Father Time with a blistering all the way win in the Listed Beverley Bullet.
The David Griffiths trained eleven year old,… Read More
Sparkle’n’joy gives Irish Champions Weekend lift off for Jessica Harrington
Sparkle’n’joy showed tremendous heart to battle back and win the Listed Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown.
A field of sixteen two year old fillies took part… Read More
The four-day Doncaster St Leger Meeting got underway with Charlie Hills unleashing the smart Khaadem in a conditions race, where he beat Swissterious by 1 ¼ lengths.
The big race of the day was the Listed Scarborough Stakes, which… Read More
Ireland’s Championship defining race for two year old fillies began in 1970.
Initially run over six furlongs, the race was extended to seven furlongs in 1992 and is contested every September. Since 2014 it has formed part of the Irish… Read More