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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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
by Martin d’Evelin Pampaloni
This superbly detailed book chronicles the racing and stud career of one of the great horses of the Twentieth Century, the Ian Balding trained Mill Reef.
Foaled in 1968, this diminutive but charismatic son of Never… Read More
It is a sure-fire sign of winter’s proximity, as the nights draw in and the turf Flat Season winds to its inevitable conclusion.
But for the past five years, the all-weather under floodlights, has flourished, with a series of heart-warming… Read More
Amy Murphy and Jack QuinlanImage supplied by Newbury Racecourse
Having taken the decision to strike out as a trainer, it did not take Amy Murphy long to hit the mark.
In August 2016, Course-Specialist reported on Amy’s plans to set… Read More