Date - May 28, 2015
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Welcome to Course-Specialist 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, 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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Racing UK - Google News

Google News

Ton-up celebration for Master - pure racing entertainment
The Lock Master demonstrated all of his battling qualities to ensure his 100th - pure racing entertainment
Newton bounces back at Gowran - pure racing entertainment
Sir Isaac Newton went some way to rede - pure racing entertainment
Stellar entry for Irish Champion - pure racing entertainment
A host of big names have been enter

Irish Racing Horse Racing News Headlines

The latest Horse Racing News from

The Willie McCreery trained Rivers Of Babylon gained a deserved first win at Gowran today,
The J.P. McManus owned Naughty But Nice was the nicely backed winner of the Kilkenny

Sir Isaac Newton made it third-time lucky with a dominant performance in the Irish Stallion


The British Horseracing Authority

The British Horseracing Authority

Don Cossack won six chases in 2014-2015 including in three Grade 1 contests and as you will have read elsewhere, he is also the champion chaser at two and a half miles. It is quite unusual for a chaser to be the champion in two distance categories

The latest National Hunt season could easily go down as one of the greatest in terms of the emergence of talent for the future, with stellar novice performances not only confined to that division but also on the biggest stage of all, and now the d

April has been a challenging month in terms of maintaining the improvements we have seen in field sizes since the turn of the year.  A key factor was the weather, with April 2015 being declared the warmest on record and in which most of the countr

Latest Blogs

  • The Grey Gatsby wins the Irish Champion Stakes

Image by QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Attracts Top Class International Entry - Seven Japanese entries feature among a strong overseas challenge of 32 horses for the €1.1 million QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes on the opening day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. In total, 60 entries have been received for the ten furlong event. The Japanese […]
  • Chantilly Chantilly poised for an exciting Prix du Jockey Club - Julien Pescatore at France Galop, sets the scene ahead of a Classic weekend at Chantilly.   Sunday afternoon, Chantilly’s racecourse will open its gates for one of its biggest race days of the year: the Prix du Jockey Club. This true European championship for the best 3 year old thoroughbreds over […]
  • Kingman wins the 2014 Qipco Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

Image by £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes attracts worldwide entry of 39 - The Qatar Sussex Stakes, the £1 million highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival this summer, has attracted a worldwide entry of 39 and takes place on Wednesday, July 29. The Group One mile contest sees its total prize fund more than treble in 2015 (it was worth £300,000 in 2014) […]
  • Arab Spring looked hugely exciting last year and confirmed that impression in the John Porter Stakes

Image by Royal Ascot clues on an exciting evening at Sandown Park - There will be plenty of Royal Ascot clues around as Sandown Park stages it terrific Thursday evening card featuring the annual gem that is the Brigadier Gerard Stakes. The pattern racing gets under way with the Listed Cantor FitzGerald Debt Capital Markets National Stakes over 5 furlongs and 6 yards, […]
  • Image reproduced with the kind permission of Epsom Downs Racecourse Breakfast With The Stars summary at Epsom - The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course, France’s top trainer Andre Fabre flying in by helicopter, Frankie Dettori and lots of news, comment and […]

Latest Features

  • Chantilly PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB CARD - Gr1, 3yos, 2,100m, 1,500 000 € #        Horse                        Owner                                                      Trainer 1       New Bay                    Khalid Abdullah                                      A. Fabre 2       Karaktar                     S.A. Aga Khan                                        A. de Royer Dupré 3       War Dispatch             Joseph Allen                                            J.-C. Rouget 4       Mostaneer                  Muteb bin Abdullah                                N. Clément 5       Cape Clear Island      D. Smith/Mme J. Magnier/M. Tabor       A. O’Brien 6       Highland Reel            D. Smith/Mme J. Magnier/M. Tabor       A. O’Brien […]
  • Alison Hutchinson with Strike Force, the horse that got her started in training Alison Hutchinson: From small acorns to great dreams - Located just a couple of miles out of Newmarket, the village of Exning offers an ideal, laid-back environment for training racehorses. It is also the location of Exeter Stables, from where Alison Hutchinson is starting to make a real mark with her fledgling career, with year on year improvement since […]
  • Sinndar and Johnny Murtagh beat Sakhee in a memorable Epsom Derby in 2000

Image by Memory Lane: John Oxx recalls Sinndar’s Derby - In recent years the Investec Derby has at times seemed to be monopolised by Irish-trained winners and runners. Of course that was not always the case and there was a big time gap between Secreto winning the 1984 race (beating another Irish trained colt in El Gran Senor) and the […]
  • Australia wins the 2014 Derby from Kingston Hill, with Romsdal (green colours) in third

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Art by Caroline Big Race History: The Epsom Derby - Every June the culmination of 4 years of meticulous planning and dreams come to fruition for one thoroughbred racehorse, while those of countless others fall by the wayside. The Epsom Derby is the race to win, coveted and feted around the world; it is the route to instant stardom for […]

Equine Management Training

  • Ballyfitz whilst in re-training with Equine Management and Training

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Equine Training and Management About Equine Management and Training -   Fred and Rowena Cook own and run Equine Management and Training (EMT) based in North Cambridgeshire. The business name is very appropriate as EMT provide a complete and very thorough management and training service for the equestrian world.  With attention to the most minute detail which may impact on […]