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John FrancomeImage supplied by Newbury Racecourse
Newbury Racecourse celebrates the achievements of John Francome at the second day of this coming weekend’s Ladbrokes Winter Carnival.
The £40,000 Grade Two novices’ chase on Ladbrokes Trophy Day, Saturday, December 2, has been… Read More
2017 sees the first renewal of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury, after Hennessy ended 60 years of sponsorship of what was known as the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup.
The history of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury, perfectly illustrated how… Read More
The Breeders’ Cup; Big Race History
Hollywood Park, California, welcomed the inaugural gathering of the world’s finest thoroughbreds back in October 1984. The meeting commenced after several spectacular years at the North American yearling sales, which had seen stud farms… Read More
Josephine Gordon is an ambassador for 32Red
Josephine Gordon’s rise has been meteoric over the past two seasons. In 2016 she became Champion Apprentice, while 2017 has seen her ride in Classics and for some of the most powerful owners… Read More
Dodging Bullets and Lucy SharpImage reproduced with the kind permission of Newbury Racecourse
In March jumps racing paid its fondest farewells to former Champion Chaser Dodging Bullets, who was retired at the tender age of nine, after a disappointing run… Read More
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