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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
First run in 1766, the Group Two Doncaster Cup is the oldest race that still takes place under the Rules of Racing..
The two and a quarter mile contest, one of the highlights of the season at Doncaster, is the… Read More
PARK HILL STAKES HISTORY
Often referred to as “the fillies’ St Leger”, the Park Hill Stakes was established in 1839 for three-year-old fillies over the St Leger distance which was then one mile, six furlongs and 127 yards. The race… Read More
PARK STAKES HISTORY
First run in 1978, the Park Stakes was staged over its current distance of seven furlongs until 1993 at which point it became a mile contest, reverting to its original distance in 2003. The race gained Group… Read More