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The Group 1 Racing Post Trophy is the final Group 1 contest of the year in British racing.
Contested at Doncaster, the race used to be contested around the left-handed bends, but in recent years has been run on the… Read More
Celtic Swing and Kevin Darley are clear in the 1994 Racing Post TrophyCopyright www.cranhamphoto.com
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… Read More
Now recognised as the race that most likely defines the champion two year old colt of Britain and Ireland each season, the Dewhurst Stakes is a race that also plays a significant role in establishing likely contenders for the following… Read More
Grand Lodge wins the 1993 Dewhurst StakesCopyright www.cranhamphoto.com
The early Nineties was a period dominated by Arab owners, who little by little had taken over from the established traditional British owner/breeders.
However, it was not all one-way traffic and in… Read More
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
The world’s oldest Classic horse race takes place at Doncaster each September. The term ‘Heritage Race’ could almost have been invented for a race which was first run in 1776.
The St Leger forms the final part of the… Read More