Date - July 5, 2015
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Another German Derby for Schiergen - pure racing entertainment
Nutan gave trainer Peter Schierge - pure racing entertainment
No luck for Geraghty on return - pure racing entertainment
Barry Geraghty's return to the saddle - pure racing entertainment
Arc considered for Horn swansong - pure racing entertainment
Golden Horn's owner-breeder Anthony

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Michael Halford's stable stalwart Paddy The Celeb registered his fifth career win when gaining the
Gussy Goose followed up her maiden win at Gowran Park last month by justifying favouritism
Protaras served notice that his turn wouldn't be long delayed, when third in the Galway


The British Horseracing Authority

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On Tuesday 30 June Nick Rust, BHA Chief Executive, said: “I speak for all at the BHA by saying we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing away of Kauto Star and our thoughts are with all those connected to him. “He was one of a handful of horse

On Friday 16 May, under the banner of Racing Together,  British Racing’s community engagement programme, British Racing up and down the country took part in Give & Gain Day 2015. This high profile nationwide scheme, organised and promoted by Busin

The latest monthly data pack shows similar field size figures up to the end of May to that of the same period in 2014, writes Antonia Newman. Encouragingly, failure rates (races run with fewer than six runners) have decreased from 16% in 2014 to 1

Latest Blogs

  • Nutan lands the German Derby - For the second year running, there was a wide margin winner of the Group 1 IDEE 146th Deutches Derby as Nutan streaked to victory at Hamburg this afternoon. Koffi Prince took the field along but was fighting for his head all the while, finally consenting to settle as the field […]
  • Fractional victorious in the Prix Messidor - There was another big race winner for master trained Andre Fabre as the 6 year old Fractional quickened up well to land the Group 3 Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte this afternoon. After a considerable delay this mile contest got underway with Bookrunner taking the field along through the early stages […]
  • Ainippe well on top in the Brownstown Stakes - The Ger Lyons trained Ainippe comfortably stayed the 7 furlongs to run out an impressive winner of the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse today. Ainippe was away fast but Queen Nefertiti, racing wide went on from Fastnet Mist and Byzantium. Turning into the […]
  • Lady Tiana and Lee strike late for Lancashire Oaks glory - Graham Lee brought Lady Tiana with a perfectly timed run to win the Group 2 bet365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock Park on Saturday. Momentus was sent to the front through the early stages from Queen Of Ice and Lustrous as the field settled down. The leader began to open up […]
  • Marco Botti trains Grendisar Euro Charline among top class international dozen for QIPCO Falmouth Stakes - A high quality international contest is in prospect for the QIPCO Falmouth Stakes as 12 top fillies and mares remain potential runners following today’s (Saturday) confirmation stage for the prestigious one mile event which will be run at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course on Friday, 10th July. Boasting a total prize […]
  • Waady gets the better of Wind Fire to win the Coral Charge

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Sandown Park Racecourse Eclipse Stakes Day Round-up - Flash catches Fire in opener The opening handicap was won in impressive fashion by Flash Fire who pulled six lengths clear of the Richard Hannon pair of Harbour Patrol and Miracle Ninetynine. This Charlie Appleby trained son of Shamardal had been a useful juvenile last year and had beaten the […]

Latest Features

  • Ajdal (seen winning the July Cup) landed the Dewhurst Stakes in 1986

Image by Memory Lane: Sir Michael Stoute recalls Ajdal and July Cups - Anyone following British horse racing during the 1980s cannot fail to fondly recall a host of exciting 3 year old winners of the July Cup at Newmarket. Masterminding the careers of a trio of sprinting champions during this halcyon era was trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who trained three magnificent winners of […]
  • Discover Newmarket logo Discover Newmarket: Bringing together the best of culture at Headquarters - For the racing connoisseur, no matter where in the world, a visit to Newmarket, Headquarters, is an absolute essential for any bucket list. The small Suffolk town drips history from every pore and harbours a treasure trove of activities for the educated and the uninitiated. There are countless gallops, training […]
  • Kingsgate Native was a close second in this race last year Lancashire Oaks takes centre stage at Haydock on Saturday - Over at Haydock Park on Saturday, there is a fascinating renewal of the Group 2 Bet365 Lancashire Oaks over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 200 yards. The field is headed by the Jim Bolger trained Altesse, a 4 year old daughter of Hernando who is lightly-raced but has shown a […]
  • The calm before the storm as Golden Horn heads to the start in the company of Frankie Dettori and Michael Curran

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Epsom Downs Racecourse Big Race Preview: Coral Eclipse Stakes - The big race of the day on Saturday is the prestigious Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, over 1 ¼ miles. Cougar Mountain looked an exciting prospect when winning on his racecourse debut last June and running a close fifth to Slade Power in the Group 1 July […]

Martin Smith Column

  • Martin Smith Racing Logo Martin Smith News June 24th 2015 - This week we are delighted to announce that Martin will be speaking at ‘The Final Furlong’ dinner, hosted by BBC5 Live Presenter, Derek Thompson. Martin will be sharing some invaluable betting tips and information on the sport. The dinner raises funds for The Princes Trust and Arthur Rank Hospice and […]

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 […]