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 Newbury in Britain and Leopardstown in Ireland stage some cracking National Hunt action this weekend with the Betfair Hurdle at the Berkshire track on Saturday afternoon and the Irish Gold Cup on Sunday the highlights despite the possible presence of jumping stars Altior, Native River and B... ..read more

A new era of terrestrial TV horseracing coverage commenced on New Year’s Day as ITV took over where Channel 4 had left off and early indications suggest that the new look format, although not to everyone’s taste, proved a hit with most viewers with the opening broadcast attracting a p... ..read more

 A look at the ante-post market for this season’s Stan James Champion Hurdle highlights just how strong a grip Irish trainer Willie Mullins has on the championship contest as the master of Closutton is responsible for no less than four of the first five horses in the betting, including... ..read more

 
Leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins may be lagging behind arch rival Gordon Elliott in the current standing for the trainer’s championship but the master of Closutton unleashed two of his big guns on Sunday afternoon in an effort to close the gap on the main beneficiary of th... ..read more

Sandown’s Saturday horse racing results featured two Grade 1 contests, the Racing Post Henry V111 Novices’ Chase and the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, which resulted in victories for market leaders Altior and Un De Sceaux respectively. However, while connections can feel more than satis... ..read more

 Six horses are set to go to post for this Saturday’s Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park but the sextet will not include the Willie Mullins-trained superstar Douvan who did not feature among the final declarations on Thursday morning, with the master of Closutton electi... ..read more

Thirteen horses remain in contention for next Tuesday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle following Wednesday’s six-day declaration stage including the Willie Mullins-trained Annie Power and Lil Rockerfeller from the stable of Neil ... ..read more

 The defection of defending champion, Faugheen and Arctic Fire from the Champion Hurdle opened up a can of worms and shook up a hornets nest in one fell-swoop.

Faugheen had been as short as 4/11 in the ... ..read more

Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Djakadam, a 7-2 chance with most bookmakers to lift the Blue Riband steeplechase in just over seven weeks time, will face a maximum field of ten rivals when the Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old attempts to enhance his festival claims by continuing the unp... ..read more

 It took a time for the in-form AGUEROOO to find himself as a young race horse, five races in fact. None of those five runs were devoid of promise for the speedily bred son of Monsieur Bond, but it was the sixth race at Chelmsford City where he found the winning formula. Four races later in ... ..read more

 For some time now, Paul Nicholls has thought the world of LE MERCUREY, who is very lightly-raced as a five-year-old, but is beginning to show some good form now. The problem with trainers shouting about their lofty opinions of a horse early on, is quite often these horses a... ..read more

 Jockey Ian Popham spent recent seasons in the shadows, but a deserved victory for trainer Alan King aboard his recent acquisition, ANNACOTTY, from the Martin Keighley yard, was the perfect tonic for the young and talented rider. Sure, Buywise was gaining on the winner at th... ..read more

One of the greatest Flat jockeys of the 20th century, Pat Eddery, lost his fight for life this week at the tender age of 63 sending the world of horseracing into mourning at the passing of a true genius of the saddle, who's c.v. includes 11 championships, four Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe's, 14 Brit... ..read more

History was made on Tuesday afternoon at Flemington in Australia when the Emirates Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, went for the first time to a female jockey as Michelle Payne steered 100-1 ' no hoper ' Prince Of Penzance to a narrow victory over the fast-finishing Irish challenger M... ..read more

Winning Group 1 races at Doncaster racecourse has become something of a habit for jockey Andrea Atzeni as, following victories in the last four contests at the highest level on Town Moor, the rider added to his successes aboard previous Racing Post Trophy heroes Kingston Hill and Elm Park plus th... ..read more


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