Northern Jumps Racing Given Huge Boost

It’s been announced that a new three-day National Hunt festival of racing will be held next spring to provide a boost to the flagging northern jumps racing scene. The advent of the Racing Post Go North Weekend will see racing staged at Carlisle, Kelso and Musselburgh from March 20th to March 22nd making a season-closing …

More Star Breeding as Alpha Centauri Goes to Galileo

As the decades roll by, breeding operations such as Darley, Coolmore and Juddmonte get better and better and their efforts are doing plenty to improve the sport. Top miler Kingman excelled last season, his first as a sire, while the legacy of Sadler’s Wells as a producer of terrific middle-distance horses seemed to peak when …

What Brexit Means for Horse Racing

Every single industry trading in Britain has wondered about the potential cost Brexit will bring and horse racing in that regard is no different. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was voted down in parliament on Tuesday night, more was revealed as to what racing in the UK may face hereafter and it’s …

Monster Payout at Fontwell

What was supposed to be an uneventful and low grade race became the story of the day in horse racing at Fontwell on Monday as an action-packed maiden hurdle meant huge payouts for a few lucky punters. The 2.55 race was worth a paltry £4,800 and was a Class 5 event, one meant to be …

Ladbrokes Coral Expands BOG Offer

Ladbrokes Coral have announced that they are to expand their ‘best odds guaranteed’ promotion to all bets made over the counter in both brands’ shops. The ‘BOG’ deal stands on all UK and Irish races and the extension starts from today, Monday 14th, as the company seeks to increase revenue this year in preparation for …

Sportradar Strengthen Portuguese Connection

Sports data company Sportradar and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have agreed a renewal of their successful integrity partnership.   The deal will be extended for an additional three years, and the newly-created Liga Reveleção will also now form part of the contract between the two bodies.   Under the current terms of the arrangement, Sportradar are already responsible for monitoring the third tier of Portuguese football – the Campeonato de …

Godolphin Strengthen Their Hand

The resurgence of Godolphin continues as Sheikh Mohammed’s operation have this week purchased a half share in the much lauded French three-year-old, Persian King. Despite now already having such classic hopes at their disposal as Line Of Duty, Royal Meeting, Royal Marine and Quorto, the Boys in Blue have added to their ranks in order …

Dubai Carnival in Full Swing

The Dubai Carnival 2019 is now in full swing as we head towards this year’s Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 30th. The Carnival takes place across ten race meetings between January and the big day at the end of March every year, growing ever more in popularity with those trainers based outside of the …

National Hunt rider Killian Moore found not guilty of drink driving after a brief trial in Cheltenham.

The verdict was delivered at the magistrates court on Tuesday following an incident involving the 26-year-old jockey on February 2nd, 2018 when he crashed an Audi A4 before walking for two miles to a friend’s house, where it is said he was given rum to calm him down. The incident happened in Dumbleton, Gloucestershire while …

Cole Suggests Foreign Workers are the Cure for the Staffing Crisis

Oliver Cole, assistant trainer to father Paul Cole in Whatcombe, has suggested that a relaxed view on entry requirements and a reduction in the costs incurred by those collecting visas to work in Britain could help alleviate the current staffing crisis in the horse racing industry. The Head Lad at the Cole yard is Duilo …