Date - August 18, 2019

Big Races

In this section 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, gives you insight into the famous winners that have made these races so prestigious.

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2018 Breeders’ Cup Review


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

The Breeders’ Cup Big Race History

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

September Racing Review

British Racing News


Take Cover to the fore again at Beverley

Take Cover

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

Irish Champions Weekend Review


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

Big Race History: Moyglare Stud Stakes

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

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