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There are championship races and there are championship races. Some are manufactured and establish significance on account of monetary value; but others are steeped in history and prestige.
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp falls into the… Read More
As the British Flat Season draws towards its close, a series of Group 1 contests help to define the leading juveniles of the year and often play a significant role in shaping the ante-post winter markets for the following year’s… Read More
The arrival of autumn on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse is always a keenly anticipated time, particularly as far as the juveniles go.
For autumn at Newmarket is a defining time when the best two year old colts and fillies from… 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
Sparkle’n’joy gives Irish Champions Weekend lift off for Jessica Harrington
Sparkle’n’joy showed tremendous heart to battle back and win the Listed Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown.
A field of sixteen two year old fillies took part… Read More
The four-day Doncaster St Leger Meeting got underway with Charlie Hills unleashing the smart Khaadem in a conditions race, where he beat Swissterious by 1 ¼ lengths.
The big race of the day was the Listed Scarborough Stakes, which… Read More
Ireland’s Championship defining race for two year old fillies began in 1970.
Initially run over six furlongs, the race was extended to seven furlongs in 1992 and is contested every September. Since 2014 it has formed part of the Irish… Read More
The Irish St Leger is the fifth and final Irish Classic of the Turf Flat Season and takes place at the Curragh every September.
The 1 ¾ mile contest has formed part of the LONGINES Irish Champions Weekend since 2014.… Read More