Off The Course
A website focused on the Sport of Kings is not complete without looking at what goes on off the track and behind the scenes. Coursespecialist.co.uk aims to provide insightful features looking at how horse racing works operationally, from the stud farm to racecourse preparation for the big festivals and horse welfare and much more besides …
Captain SedgwickImage supplied by PRO Syndicates
By Connor Heaps at Personal Racehorse Owners (PRO) Syndicate
It’s been an interesting journey for the owners of Captain Sedgwick so far and you can’t help but feel it’s only going to get better.… Read More
Contre TousImage supplied by PRO Syndicate
It’s been a very exciting week for PRO so far, we’ve recently acquired a fantastic chasing prospect called ‘Contre Tous’ who’s going to be trained by Yorkshire based trainer Brian Ellison. He was in… Read More
Eminent attended by his trainer Martyn Meade (left) and lad Glen Osborn
On a spectacular and pristine spring morning, various racing press assembled on the lawns of Sefton Lodge Stables, as Newmarket trainer Martyn Meade very kindly opened his stables… Read More
Pearl SecretImage supplied by John Dance
Pearl Secret truly made his mark on the racecourse as a popular, flashy sprinter, who gained a regular following as he returned to the racecourse year after year.
The seven year old was a… Read More
ChurchillImage reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse
Churchill showed a portent for what was to follow, when losing his maiden tag in the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot. By season’s end, Aidan O’Brien’s son of Galileo was… Read More
Whilst horse racing is essentially a race concerning nature, there is a scientific element both to the race itself and increasingly the training of racehorses, aimed at optimising performance.
One of the latest technologies to arrive in the UK is… Read More
Kempton Park is gearing up for another fantastic Christmas treat for racing fans as it prepares to stage the two-day 32Red King George VI Winter Festival in just over a week’s time.
Course Specialist caught up with Steve Parlett, General… Read More
Stephen HillenImage copyright Tattersalls Ltd
There have been some truly spectacular bloodstock auctions over the past few weeks, but of course the realisation of investment comes on the racetrack and picking one’s way through the minefield of catalogued lots takes… Read More