July 1, 2020

Tuesday's Two Year Olds in Training sale at Fasig-Tipton bucked an anticipated downward trend in bloodstock prices since the outbreak of the Corona virus, with a gross of $23,572,500 from 303 sales, an average over $77,000. Bloodstock auctioneers on this side of the At...

June 10, 2020

An early site of the Coronavirus' effect on racing-related organisations was highlighted this week when Spotlight Sports Group, owners of the Racing Post, announced that redundancies are an unavoidable consequence of the cessation of racing for over two months. 

As high...

June 2, 2020

The giant continent that is Australia is mad keen on its racing. There are 400 racecourses across every state and Tasmania too, supporting over 30,000 horses in training. And recent British and Irish success in the world-famous Melbourne Cup has cemented focus in North...

May 13, 2020

New Zealand, a country better known among sports fans for its rugby and cricket, has a thriving racing sector too. The “land of the long white cloud” – a translation of the Maori title for Aotearoa, reflects the country’s temperate climate, where the greenery is very c...

May 1, 2020

Sports administrators from football to tennis, racing to cricket, are all exercising their intellects to bring their sports back into circulation when the government permits. In horseracing, the return of Jump racing is taking a back seat to the late-emerging Flat seas...

April 28, 2020

A report after last weekend's racing drew attention to a territory where it would surprise most to learn that the richest Jumps race in the world is not the Grand National, nor even one of the prestigious steeplechases in France, whose racing is funded by a state-run t...

April 22, 2020

America is the land of opportunity, yet despite that, Jump racing has only ever caught on in the United States, and even then, only in states bordering the eastern seaboard. Venture west or into the central states, and Jumping will be seen as “some quirky British thing...

April 3, 2020

With the news that Ireland’s attempt at closed doors racing has become a short-lived attempt to outwit the virus, western Europe is a wasteland for sporting endeavour, with no nation permitting organised sport at any level. Even Wimbledon - that epitome of British unhu...

March 17, 2020

The Point-to-Point Authority confirmed this morning that the British Point-to-Point season has been aborted for this season.  This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved.

However, the Prime Minister’s words last n...