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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

  • Lot 1097 Harlem

Image supplied by Tattersalls Ltd Harlem tops third day of Tattersalls HIT Autumn Sale at 520,000 Guineas - Phenomenal trade continued on the third day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale where the international buying bench once again contributed to significant increases in all the key indicators.  The top two lots realised the highest prices at this sale for six years whilst a total of 20 […]
  • Le Havre

Image supplied by Arqana - copyright La Cauviniere A share in champion sire Le Havre to be offered on Arqanaonline.com - Another exciting opportunity will soon be available on the innovative online auction platform Arqanaonline.com with a share in French champion sire elect Le Havre set to go under the hammer. The sale will start Wednesday 2 November at 3:00pm with a 24h duration. Only aged 10, the flagship sire of […]
  • Limato and Harry Bentley in the Newmarket winners enclosure

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Candy sweet on Limato’s Breeders’ Cup Mile bid - Trainer Henry Candy cannot wait for his stable star Limato to tackle Tepin in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita on November 5. Limato was in imperious form on his last start, winning the Prix de la Foret by three lengths earlier this month. Star filly Tepin, on the […]
  • Found O’Brien confirms Breeders’ Cup Classic as first option for Found - Aidan O’Brien has confirmed that Arc heroine Found’s first preference at the Breeders’ Cup will be the Classic – a race that has tantalisingly eluded the Ballydoyle trainer in the past. Highland Reel was also included in the 14-strong pre-entry for the $6million dirt contest, but the King George winner […]
  • Criquette Head-Maarek celebrates her third victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Longchamp Racecourse Treve’s sister Terre shows promise on debut - Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek was delighted to see the impeccably-bred Terre make an encouraging start to her career at Saint-Cloud on Wednesday. The daughter of Motivator is a full-sister to the incredible dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve, who retired after finishing fourth to Golden Horn when chasing an […]
  • Squash

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Squash ready to press on for another crack at the All-Weather Championships - Squash is expected to run well at Lingfield Park tomorrow, Thursday, October 27, when she steps up to a mile for the first time in the Listed 32Red EBF Stallions Fleur de Lys Fillies’ Stakes (3.10pm). The £40,000 Polytrack contest is a Fast-Track Qualifier for the seven-furlong £150,000 32Red Fillies & […]

Latest Features

  • Smad Place warms up for the Hennessy at Kempton Park on Monday

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Eric Belshaw Preview of Sunday’s big races from Aintree and Leopardstown - On Sunday, Aintree stages perhaps the biggest race of the jumps season so far, the Grade 2 188Bet Monet’s Garden Old Roan Handicap Chase, over two miles, three furlongs and 200 yards. Smad Place was a smart staying hurdler and novice chaser, who had a terrific campaign last tern, posting […]
  • Kings Fete wins the Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury

Image supplied by Newbury Racecourse Preview of the big race action from Newbury and Cheltenham on Saturday - Newbury’s flat season draws to an end on Saturday with a superb card featuring two Group 3 contests. The Group 3 Worthington’s Alzheimers Society Stakes is better known as the Horris Hill Stakes over seven furlongs for two years olds and often throws up future stars. City Of Joy is […]
  • Rivet 

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Big Race Preview: Racing Post Trophy - Saturday sees Doncaster play host to the final Group 1 race of the British turf season, with the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy over a mile, for two year olds. This prestigious race has provided the platform for five subsequent Derby winners: Reference Point High Chaparral, Motivator, Authorized and Camelot, […]
  • Celtic Swing and Kevin Darley are clear in the 1994 Racing Post Trophy

Copyright www.cranhamphoto.com Memory Lane: Kevin Darley recalls Celtic Swing - Maybe once or twice in a decade, a racehorse puts in a staggering performance that simply takes the breath away and immediately leads to comparisons with the greats in history. Certainly Arazi’s devastating victory in the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile set pulses racing on both sides of the Atlantic; and […]

Martin Smith Column

  • Teversham was a winner on Monday

Image copyright Sam Pawley Photography; supplied by Martin Smith Racing Martin Smith Racing News October 25th 2016 - Teversham wins at 50/1! Teversham made our day yesterday at Leicester by taking his career wins to 3. He defied odds of 50/1 to win the Fosse Way Handicap for gentleman amateurs over 7f. The 3 year old by Kheleyf touched 66/1 earlier in the day and was patiently ridden by J J […]

Equine Management Training

  • Dark bay horse

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 […]