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Cheltenham’s October meeting seems to grow in stature each season. There were undoubtedly some fantastic early clues for the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, while the performance and bravery of Balthazar King was a heart warming reminder of why we love the… Read More
The stage is set for a thrilling Charlie Hall Chase, often viewed as the first test of the domestic Gold Cup contenders.
Benefficient was an impressive winner of the Jewson Novices’ Chase
In the past the race has played host… Read More
Saturday sees the second day of the Down Royal Festival, culminating in an exciting clash for the JNWine.com Champion Chase.
This race has a great tradition as a meeting point for established Gold Cup contenders (and indeed winners) and the… Read More
Images reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse
For most of us, horse racing has become a way of life – once bitten by the racing bug, it is very hard to ever fall out of love with… Read More
Frankel has settled well into his new career at Banstead Manor Stud
In July we paid a visit to Banstead Manor Stud to see Frankel and the other fantastic stallions.
The private tour involved roughly 50 people and… Read More
The 2013 Breeders’ Cup meeting is finally upon us. For many horses it is a last hurrah, a final chance of glory before they retire to the stud farms.
As always, the best of North American thoroughbreds are on show,… Read More
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 stud farms enjoy extraordinary returns.
The event… Read More