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To many racing fans August first and foremost represents the Ebor Festival Meeting at York. The Ebor festival was first established in 1843 with the first running of the Ebor Handicap and the meeting now covers four days of exquisite… Read More
The Yorkshire Oaks is one of the major races at York’s prestigious Ebor Festival each August.
Established in 1849, the race has been a Group 1 contest since 1971 and is run over a mile and a half.
Originally the… Read More
The Juddmonte International Stakes is one of the high points of British summer racing. Inaugurated in 1972, the race began with a dramatic bang and has lived up to its reputation for shocks and thrills and top class racing ever… Read More
Earlier this year, Course-Specialist was privileged to take a look behind the scenes as that brilliantly fast, flashy chestnut, Pearl Secret, made the transition from top class racehorse to rookie sire.
With his first season in the breeding sheds behind… Read More
Enable and Frankie Dettori win the King GeorgeImage by Steven Cargill
In the aftermath of Enable’s victory in today’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, many glowing accolades were bestowed on John Gosden’s fine filly.
Admirable, tough,… Read More
Highland Reel beats Wings Of Desire in the 2016 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth StakesImage by www.racehorsephotos.co.uk
Aidan O’Brien pitches the brothers Highland Reel and Idaho into battle in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in search… Read More
Established in 1840, the Nassau Stakes was named in recognition of the friendship between the fifth Duke of Richmond and the Dutch Royal Family, the House of Orange and Nassau.
The race was restricted to three-year-old fillies for the first… Read More
One of the oldest events in the Flat calendar, the Goodwood Cup was established in 1812 as a three-mile race.
The distance dropped to two miles in 1825 and then settled at two miles and five furlongs from 1833 before… Read More