September 10, 2020

The UK Jumps Racing season begins in earnest in  October, ushering in another campaign of National Hunt events, and for the first time in 2020, will be accompanied by a parallel set of Point-to-Point fixtures, starting on October 24th.

Punters rejoice at this time of y...

September 1, 2020

Conkwell Grange trainer Neil Mulholland was rewarded for the 886 mile round trip to Perth on Sunday when Soupy Soups and Frau Georgia maintained the yard's admirable strike rate in the Sam Morshead Perth Gold Cup and subsequent Mares Hurdle, broadcast live on ITV Racin...

August 24, 2020

We all know the Festival is the greatest show on turf - 4 days of the best Steeplechases and Hurdle races in the world. 

The Festival is rivalled only by a handful of comparable events worldwide which can draw a huge crowd, most of which stage international Flat races....

August 19, 2020

Another Wiltshire trainer got off the mark for the season today as Michael Blake saddled 5 year old Tis Fantastic to win the opening Novices Handicap Chase at a rain-sodden Stratford, ridden by Tom Cannon.

Tis Fantastic is owned by a syndicate named the Moonlighters, wh...

August 14, 2020

Luke Comer's 300/1 winner He Knows No Fear at Leopardstown yesterday conjures up marvelous visions of punters with fistfuls of notes leaving betting shops all over the UK and Ireland. Indeed, according to the Guardian, 100 Paddy Power customers actually bet on the long...

July 24, 2020

The cancellation of two-thirds of last season has forced some innovative changes to the fixture list for the 2020-21 season, announced earlier this week, although still to be ratified by BHA.

In recompense for the loss of so many fixtures, the season will start with 6 f...

July 22, 2020

Bath based Neil Mulholland has made an early start to the new Jumps season with 3 winners from 24 individual runners since the start of the month.

This includes a double yesterday at Perth, a near 900 mile round trip, made all the sweeter by Lake Baikal's 3l victory in...

July 13, 2020

Former Point-to-Point graduate Lizzie Kelly, Britain's leading professional rider, has hung up her boots to start a family.

Winner of 72 races under Rules and a further 50 or so Point-to-Point races, the 27 year old is due in December and a career stop would in all like...

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...

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