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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
No race in the world compares with the drama, sense of history and achievement of winning the Grand National.
Whilst the 30 formidable fences have been modified and the course is now less than 4 and a half miles, the… Read More
Cheltenham week attracts just under a quarter of a million race goers for the Festival each March, with the Friday the busiest day when the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place. The race is regarded as the Blue Riband of National… Read More
Inaugurated in 1959, the Queen Mother Champion Chase has established itself as one of the highlights of the entire National Hunt season.
This two mile championship race leaves no margin for error and there have been numerous occasions where a… Read More