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 past few years, the Chelsea Thoroughbreds name has made a notable mark in
instantly recognisable light blue silks with dark blue sleeves and a white… Read More
In recent years the racing silks of John Dance have become increasingly familiar on UK racecourses and further afield.
Course Specialist first met John back in 2015, when he was enjoying the early throes of racehorse ownership and with his… Read More
On Tuesday, April 16th, the 2019 Turf Flat Season ramps up a gear as Newmarket stages the opening day of its three-day Craven Meeting.
Course-Specialist was privileged to catch-up with Amy Starkey, Regional Director for the Jockey Club East, to… Read More
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When did the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Ups first begin?
The first breeze up sale at Tattersalls was in 1989. It was just called the Tattersalls Breeze Up Sale then but has always been during the Craven… Read More
Roger Varian is undeniably a growing force among the training ranks in Newmarket. The trainer of such luminaries as Nahrain, Kingston Hill, Ambivalent, Postponed, Belardo, Cursory Glance and latterly Sheikha Reika, has one of the most powerful teams in Newmarket… Read More
Newbury Racecourse has undergone considerable transition over the past few years. Course Specialist recently caught up with Harriet Collins, Marcomms and Sponsorship Director at Newbury, to find out how the Berkshire course is shaping up, ahead of the 2019 Flat… Read More
Training is all about progression, learning new things and developing facilities, to give every horse an opportunity to succeed and to encourage new owners.
In the Blackmoor Vale, North Dorset, Brian Barr and his partner Daisy, have been gradually building… Read More
Havana Gold at Tweenhills
In deepest Gloucestershire, on a freezing cold January morning, the future has arrived at Tweenhills Stud.
As the sheep nonchalantly graze in the paddock next to the gates, a small dog patters casually around the yard.… Read More