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 …
By John Crofts, published by Miralgo PublicationsRelive a golden era for horse racing in John Crofts’ outstanding celebrationof the nineties decade.An era which delivered the magnificence of brilliant French champions such as Hector Protector, Helissio, Peintre Celebre, Montjeu, Arazi and… Read More
Cheveley Park Stud
Image supplied by Cheveley Park Stud; copyright Amy Lanigan
The Cheveley Park Stud racing colours have been a fabric of the British racing scene for decades and the stud farm itself, located just outside of Newmarket, in… Read More
Tattersalls July Sale 2019
The Tattersalls July Sale has long been renowned as a tried and trusted source of equine quality.
Taking place during the Newmarket July
Festival, it is always well attended and its timing has global… Read More
She’s Got You wins in front of packed July Course stands
One of the high points of the entire flat season, Newmarket’s Moet & Chandon July Festival is three days of the highest calibre of racing.
But coming a couple… Read More
Author Chris Pitt
‘Chandler’s Leap and other
stories from Warwick Racecourse’ is an intriguing treasure chest of stories
concerning the long history of Warwick Racecourse.
The stories date back to the
Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.
From the ashes,… Read More
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse
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