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Course-Specialist.co.uk is a fresh look at horse racing, providing news, views and insight into horse racing’s topics of the day. What makes us different? Not just a horse racing blog, we are independent and aim to celebrate the best of British and Irish horse racing. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York, Newbury and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, Course-Specialist.co.uk will give you information on the history of horse racing, the big names and latest news and provides a big race preview section.

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Latest Blogs

  • Cloth Of Stars beats Robin Of Navan in the Prix Greffulhe

Image by J's Photographie Dunlop issues cautionary note over Robin Of Navan St Leger bid - Robin Of Navan is by no means certain to line up for the Ladbrokes St Leger – despite standing his ground at the latest confirmation stage for the world’s oldest Classic at Doncaster on September 10. Trainer Harry Dunlop has other options for his smart three-year-old, including the September Stakes […]
  • A string returns from exercise at Warren Hill Gallops, Newmarket Stable staff set to receive 5.5% pay rise from October - Stable staff up and down the country are set to receive a 5.5% pay increase from October it has been announced. The National Joint Council for Stable Staff (NJC), a partnership between the two bodies representing racing’s 6,671 staff and their employers, has agreed an increase in minimum rates of […]
  • image001 Newmarket Open Weekend logo The 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend: A look at what’s on - Following the huge success of the 2015 Newmarket Open Weekend, in which a record amount of £50,000 was raised for its beneficiaries, the town of Newmarket is gearing up to open its doors again to the public on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. The weekend kicks off on Saturday […]
  • The giant filly Abingdon powers home in the Galtres Stakes at York

Image by www.healyracing.ie Time called on promising To Eternity’s season - Beautifully-bred filly To Eternity is finished for the season – despite having shaped with such promise at York last week. The three-year-old daughter of Galileo, trained by John Gosden, caught the eye in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes over a mile and a half when she finished second […]
  • Clive Cox Clive Cox puts Tis Marvellous plans on back burner - Trainer Clive Cox is to give Tis Marvellous time to recover from his below-par effort in the Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday. Nothing physical has yet been found to explain the disappointing run and Cox believes the reason was that Tis Marvellous tried to match the blistering early speed […]
  • Now Or Never and Kieren Fallon bound clear in the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial

Image by www.healyracing.ie Connections’ thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes - Andrew Slattery is hoping his progressive filly Creggs Pipes can successfully graduate into Pattern company when she lines up for the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on Thursday. The four-year-old took her winning run to four when lifting an ultra-competitive handicap at the Galway Festival a month ago. […]

Latest Features

  • Frankie Dettori celebrates as Lady Aurelia annihilates her Queen Mary rivals

Imaeg by www.healyracing.ie Preview of the big race action on Prix Morny day at Deauville - On Sunday the Deauville Festival continues with a terrific card of action, headlined by two Group 1 contests. The Group 1 Darley Prix Morny over six furlongs, brings together a small but select field of juveniles. Tis Marvellous shaped with promise on his debut when running a length second of […]
  • Fascinating Rock powers to an impressive victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup

Image by www.healyracing.ie Preview of a fascinating afternoon of racing at the Curragh on Sunday - On Sunday the Curragh stages the second day of a fascinating weekend of racing. The Group 2 Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes over seven furlongs is a race with a rich pedigree and boasts past winners such as St Jovite, Giant’s Causeway, Hawk Wing, Oratorio, Teofilo, New Approach, Cape […]
  • Order Of St George careers away from Second Step in the Irish St Leger

Image by www.healyracing.ie Irish St Leger Trial the highlight on a super Curragh Saturday Card - The Curragh plays host to a fascinating weekend of racing with an eye very much on the future. On Saturday, the big race is the Group 3 Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes, over 1 ¾ miles. Superstar stayer Order Of St George returns from his mid-summer break […]
  • Majoris winning at Newmarket

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Preview of the big race action at Sandown Park on Saturday - Whilst York hosts the final day of the 2016 Ebor Festival, there is also top class racing at Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon. The Group 3 Redrock Entertainment Atalanta Fillies’ Stakes over a mile and 14 yards often throws up one or two horses destined for greater things. Black Cherry […]

Martin Smith Column

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Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Martin Smith Racing News July 2016 – Summer Sun and Flying Frankie! - With the sun finally shining our horses are blossoming, we have had some lovely days racing. Its always great to see owners shouting their horses home up the finishing straight We have been lucky enough to have Frankie Dettori ride for us recently and he has given us two thrilling […]

Equine Management Training

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Depending on requirements, we can send horses back to their trainer at any stage of their training whether just starting cantering work or ready to pick up their fast work EMT Summer 2016 Blog - It is frightening to think that we are already 3 weeks past the longest day, the Olympics are just around the corner and then …. summer will be over!   Now we know that has really cheered you up!  However, summer doesn’t seem to have properly kicked in yet so hopefully […]