Off The Course
A website focused on the Sport of Kings is not complete without looking at what goes on off the track and behind the scenes. Coursespecialist.co.uk aims to provide insightful features looking at how horse racing works operationally, from the stud farm to racecourse preparation for the big festivals and horse welfare and much more besides …
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The 2020 Cheltenham Festival has taken place.
Crowns have slipped, new champions crowned. Crowds
enthralled, crowds returning home with memories anew.
For everyone one of them, it was a relief, a blessing, to
make… Read More
‘Fearless … The Tim Brookshaw Story’ is the extraordinary story of a one-time champion jockey and inspirational figure who transcended the sport of horse racing.
Another master piece of writing from renowned racing
historian Chris Pitt; meticulously researched and lovingly… Read More
The horse racing website www.course-specialist.co.uk has
reached a quarter of a million unique visitors.
The website, launched in November 2013, provides coverage of
British and international racing and bloodstock news and looks behind the
scenes at the racing and bloodstock… Read More
Every year some new
star jockeys emerge from the apprentice ranks.
2019 was certainly
the year of Cieren Fallon Jr and the Sardinian Marco Ghiani.
The latter started
the year without any career victories, but took the summer by storm,… Read More
2019, Course Specialist was privileged to have a tour of the National Stud in
It was a
privilege to meet Aclaim and Rajasinghe and to see dear old Bahamian Bounty in
his retirement. Not to mention former… Read More
Sam Bullard Image supplied by Darley
2019 was a staggering year for Darley and Godolphin, as the
exploits of its stallions and racehorses dominated much of the European racing
Shamardal, located at Kildangan Stud, enjoyed a sensational year thanks… Read More
With the kind permission of Amy Murphy, I am delighted to
record some of the experiences I have had, working in Amy’s stables over the
Christmas period so far.
Firstly I should thank Amy and Lemos for kindly… Read More
The recent fine effort from Magic Dawn, in a big Newmarket handicap, underlined the growing prowess hailing from Hunting Hill Stud.
Located in Castletownroche,
in Fermoy, County Cork, the stud farm covers almost 100 acres.
Run by Connor… Read More