JUDDMONTE ANNOUNCES 2021 FEES

JUDDMONTE ANNOUNCES 2021 FEES

Juddmonte is pleased to announce the 2021 nomination fees for its five European stallions, standing at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket. BATED BREATH – £12,500 SLFEXPERT EYE – £12,500 SLFFRANKEL – £175,000 SLFKINGMAN – £150,000 SLFOASIS DREAM – £20,000 SLF FRANKEL achieved a significant landmark in 2020 when he became the fastest stallion to sire 40 Group […]

British racing launches first comprehensive Directory of community activity and education

British racing launches first comprehensive Directory of community activity and education

A ground-breaking Directory is launched today highlighting British horseracing’s commitment to helping communities improve their health, wellbeing and education, including bringing them closer to horses. A ‘first of its kind for racing’, the development of this Directory of charitable and community activity is seen as an important contributor to the sport’s recovery plan and its […]

The Whip Rule: Animal Cruelty or Activist Pandering?

The Whip Rule: Animal Cruelty or Activist Pandering?

Whip Rules are a hot topic in the racing industry around the world but there has been very little presented as factual data on either side of the debate. A lot of the Animal Welfare groups have presented studies and many of them contradict the other. The use of whips in Thoroughbred racing in Australia […]

Series Stars in action at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend

Series Stars in action at the Breeders’ Cup this weekend

Europe going for more glory stateside as the Breeders’ Cup comes to Keeneland It’s not just the Presidential Election getting the US excited this week, its Breeders’ Cup weekend and runners from across the globe have descended on Kentucky for top class racing action. The Europeans have touched down in Keeneland, all hoping to take […]

English King Headed for Australia

English King Headed for Australia

Lingfield Derby Trial victor English King (3c Camelot – Platonic, by Zafonic) smashed records when selling to Australian interests for 925,000gns at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale on Wednesday. The Ed Walker-trained wildcard entry was expected to prove popular, but few could have predicted the manner in which he surpassed the previous 625,000gns […]

Wonderful Tonight out to give Menuisier more Group 1 glory

Wonderful Tonight out to give Menuisier more Group 1 glory

Filly in final field of 12 which also includes the likes of Even So and Dame Malliot David Menuisier is hoping Wonderful Tonight can end his quest for a first Ascot winner in style by scooping the £350,000 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. Menuisier, based in Pulborough, is a multiple Group 1-winning trainer but, in his seventh season, a […]

Stradivarius set to strike up one more tune on QIPCO British Champions Day

Stradivarius set to strike up one more tune on QIPCO British Champions Day

The world’s top-rated stayer, Stradivarius, will face 12 rivals when he attempts to regain his QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup crown. The brilliant six-year-old, bred and owned by Bjorn Nielsen, won the Qatar Goodwood Cup for a record fourth time at Goodwood in July, having landed the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for the […]

Stars Ready to Come Out To Play For 10th QIPCO British Champions Day

Stars Ready to Come Out To Play For 10th QIPCO British Champions Day

Magical, Palace Pier and Stradivarius stand their ground at Ascot showpiece on Saturday No less than 22 Group 1 winners will be in action with five Classic winners – Serpentine (Investec Derby), Mishriff (French Derby), Even So (Irish Oaks) Search For A Song (Irish St Leger) and Sovereign (last year’s Irish Derby winner) – set […]

Just Magical! Elite field of 11 declared for QIPCO Champion Stakes

Just Magical! Elite field of 11 declared for QIPCO Champion Stakes

Seven Group 1 winners set to line up in Richest race run in Britain this year Magical by name, magical by nature. The Aidan O’Brien-trained mare has already accumulated seven Group 1 victories and will become the first horse to achieve three wins on QIPCO British Champions Day if she can beat her ten rivals […]

Palace Pier faces 13 rivals on Champions Day as he bids to remain perfect

Palace Pier faces 13 rivals on Champions Day as he bids to remain perfect

John Gosden’s unbeaten colt headlines 14 for the QEII Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) Palace Pier gets the opportunity to cement his standing as the top-rated miler in the world in the £650,000 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO). #ChampionsDay declarations are out! 11 stand their ground for the QIPCO Champion Stakes including last year's […]

O’Meara hoping for third Balmoral with Orbaan and Hortzadar

O’Meara hoping for third Balmoral with Orbaan and Hortzadar

A maximum field of 20 will bring the curtain down on the season’s most valuable raceday A maximum field of 20 will contest the £100,000 Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by QIPCO), the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day. David O’Meara knows better than anyone what is required to win the mile contest […]

One Master primed to go one better in Champions Sprint

One Master primed to go one better in Champions Sprint

Final field of 17 entered for sprinting showpiece at QIPCO British Champions Day Record-breaking mare One Master and strong ante-post favourite Dream Of Dreams are among a final field of 17 for the £391,260 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes. One Master made history at Longchamp this month when becoming the first triple winner of the Group 1 Prix de la Foret […]

FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

FRANKEL and KINGMAN in Demand at Tattersalls

Day 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 saw three yearlings by FRANKEL and KINGMAN break the million guineas barrier yesterday. A KINGMAN colt out of Galicuix, dam of 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold, topped the day’s proceedings at 2,700,000gns when purchased by Oliver St Lawrence for the family of Sheikh Nasser Al […]

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

British #ChampionsDay At Home Activity Pack

from QIPCO British Champions Series We sadly can’t welcome you to QIPCO British Champions Day 2020, but that hasn’t stopped us being able to bring the day to your living room! Alongside all the world-class racing action on ITV, Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing, we have also taken some of the traditional bits of […]

QIPCO British Champions Day 2020: Dark Horses

QIPCO British Champions Day 2020: Dark Horses

We’ve scoured the latest entries for some bigger priced runners who could outrun their odds on Champions Day QIPCO British Champions Day has once again attracted  the big names in it’s early entry stage. Names like Ghaiyyath, Magical and Kameko catch the eye, but there are plenty of lesser-known names that stand a great opportunity of taking home a big […]

English mare One Master Makes it 3 Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)

English mare One Master Makes it 3 Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)

Enable failed to win her third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe… but the English mare One Master (Fastnet Rock) succeeded by winning her third consecutive Qatar Prix de la Forêt (Gr1)! An obviously unprecedented feat in a race that was created in 1858! For this, she bid her time behind the favourite Eartlight (Shamardal), […]

Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket

Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket

Billesdon Brook will face 11 rivals as she bids to land back-to-back runnings of the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Saturday. The Richard Hannon-trained five-year-old is no stranger to glory at the Home of Horseracing, with her victory in this race last year coming after she had also won […]

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

Lots of Winners for No Nay Never

The Brian Meehan-trained Decisive Edge (2c No Nay Never – Echo Charlie, by Tertullian) shaped like a smart prospect when gaining his maiden victory at Chelmsford on Sunday. The son of No Nay Never showed promise on debut earlier in the month when finishing mid-division in a similar contest at Kempton. Remaining over seven furlongs […]

Phoenix Thoroughbreds: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

Phoenix Thoroughbreds: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about Phoenix Thoroughbreds but that is all there has been. France and England both moved to ban the group despite there being no conviction, no charges but mere rumor and speculation, is that really the way the industry is supposed to work? The ownership group, headed […]

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Stradivarius Vs Enable

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Stradivarius Vs Enable

Stradivarius, the best stayer currently in training, has won the Goodwood Cup for a record fourth time! This Gr1 runs at Goodwood over 2 miles. John Gosden, his trainer, confirmed: Stradivarius will travel to France to take part in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the 4th October!  Bjorn Nielsen’s Champion has nothing more to prove over long distance races. Along with his four Goodwood Cups, he has won three editions of the Gold Cup – the Royal Ascot marathon. Now aged 6 years old, it is time […]

Siskin Heads to Glorious Goodwood

Siskin Heads to Glorious Goodwood

Colin Keane admits Siskin will need to improve if he is to land his second Group One triumph of the season in Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes, writes Will Jennings. Red-hot jockey Keane guided Ger Lyons’ cracking colt to a searing victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh last month, with the trainer now […]

Enable Makes History

Enable Makes History

Aidan O’Brien was left disappointed after Enable roared to an emphatic victory over Sovereign and Japan to secure her record third King George VI and Elizabeth Stakes triumph at Ascot, writes Will Jennings. The master of Ballydoyle was all that stood between the marvel mare and King George immortality, but Frankie Dettori piloted John Gosden’s mount […]

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

American Pharoah is the Sire on Fire

It was a fourth winner in three days for American Pharoah on Saturday when American Dream (3f American Pharoah x Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo) broke her maiden in her second start. Racing over 7 ½ furlongs on the turf at Louisiana Downs, the Peter Blum homebred broke slowly and was settled by jockey Joel Dominguez […]

Stradivarius Looks for 4th Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius Looks for 4th Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius heads a field of seven runners entered for next weeks Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup on day one of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Stayers King has become a household name in the racing world as a whole and next Tuesday he will look to tread where no horse has trodden before – a fourth […]

King George VI Coolmore Challengers to Enable

King George VI Coolmore Challengers to Enable

Aidan O’Brien says Anthony Van Dyck’s late withdrawal from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a blow to his chances of toppling Enable but that the blood-based decision was the right course of action, writes Will Jennings. The thinly-cut Group One field at Ascot has now been reduced from just four entries to […]

Clash-of-the-ages in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Clash-of-the-ages in Qatar Sussex Stakes

Nine red-hot entries for the Qatar Goodwood Festival Group 1 highlight A red-hot field of nine have been entered for next Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. In one of the most competitive renewals in recent times, the race will see older horses take on the Classic generation for the first time […]

Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse is a horse-racing track five miles north of Chichester, West Sussex, in England controlled by the family of the Duke of Richmond, whose seat is nearby Goodwood House. It hosts the annual Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July and early August, which is one of the highlights of the British flat racing calendar, […]

Sussex Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

Sussex Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival

A red-hot field of nine have been entered for next Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. In one of the most competitive renewals in recent times, the race will see older horses take on the Classic generation for the first time this season in the QIPCO British Champions Series Mile Division. Top […]

Investec Derby Stolen by Front Running Serpentine

Investec Derby Stolen by Front Running Serpentine

The son of Galileo, Serpentine, stunned the Investec Derby field to lead all the way and win the Epsom Classic at odds of 28/1. Jockey Emmet McNamara’s decision to kick clear on Serpentine, who only broke his maiden tag one week ago, around Tattenham corner caught all his rivals off guard and saw the outsider […]

Royal Ascot 2020

Royal Ascot 2020

Ascot have unveiled a bumper schedule for this year’s behind closed doors Royal Meeting. Ascot Racecourse today unveiled the Order Of Running for the behind closed doors 2020 Royal Meeting (16th-20th June). In this unprecedented year, there are several alterations to the programme, including six extra races being added to the fixture. There will be […]

Godolphin’s European team ready to go as racing resumes

Godolphin’s European team ready to go as racing resumes

After a suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic that has lasted several weeks, and continues for the time being in some countries, the European racing season is now back underway and action resumes in France on Monday, 11 May at Longchamp. Godolphin will be represented by six runners in total, five from Andre Fabre’s yard […]

Guineas and Coronation Cup headline British racing resumption plan

Guineas and Coronation Cup headline British racing resumption plan

Three Series races to form a part of early schedule once racing resumes Horse racing fans across Britain received positive news yesterday as the BHA announced a provisional schedule, starting on Monday June 1 that included the staging of three QIPCO British Champions Series races. The Investec Coronation Cup, usually staged at Epsom, has been […]

4 Racing v COVID -19 Raising Money for British & Irish Horseracing Participants

4 Racing v COVID -19 Raising Money for British & Irish Horseracing Participants

Passionate about horseracing and through various connections, Graham Arnold & Ian Griffiths from The Racing Info Bureau, decided the time was right to support the industry that gives so many people so much pleasure. The people that deserve this the most in these very testing times are the racing stables and stable staff. What we […]

Royal Ascot to be run behind closed doors

Royal Ascot to be run behind closed doors

The five day meeting will not be open to the public this year due to Coronavirus Pandemic Ascot racecourse confirmed that they have reached the “unavoidable conclusion” that Royal Ascot 2020 will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. Plans to run Royal Ascot races behind closed doors are […]

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

Irish and English Politicians Fail to Recognise the Importance of Racing to the Economy

It takes a special kind of stupid to make Australian Politicians look good, but their Irish and English counterparts are doing their best. Both Ireland and England banned racing even after Australia provided a workable model for racing to continue, the out of touch politicians chose buy in to the hysteria but the price is […]

New Kids on the Champions Series Block

New Kids on the Champions Series Block

Has Aidan O’Brien got another live Investec Oaks contender on his hands? The Moyglare Stud Stakes winner is bred for the job Trainer: Aidan O’Brien. Form: 2114325 Aidan O’Brien has trained the Investec Oaks winner four times in the past six years and been responsible for the runner-up when missing out. No wonder, then, that […]

Emphatic Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes winner Kameko under the microscope

Emphatic Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes winner Kameko under the microscope

Horse: Kameko Trainer: Andrew Balding. Form: 1221 Qatar Racing Limited have come up with a winning formulae. Buy stock of Kitten’s Joy and then sit back and enjoy the show. Roaring Lion was a son of the American sire and proved a phenomenon, winning four successive Group 1 triumphs in 2018 after finishing third in […]

Champions Series Stars To Stud: Magna Grecia

Champions Series Stars To Stud: Magna Grecia

In the latest of our series we put the QIPCO 2000 Guineas winner under the microscope. Horse: MAGNA GRECIA Trainer: Aidan O’Brien. Regular jockey: Donnacha O’Brien. Races: 6. Wins: 3. Group 1 wins: 2. Prize-money: £457,666 Form in Champions Series races: 10. Official rating: 118 OVERVIEW: Aidan O’Brien became the first trainer in more than 180 years to win three successive renewals […]

Young pretenders set to take on past three winners of the sprint

Young pretenders set to take on past three winners of the sprint

It’s the old guard vs the new in the QIPCO Champions Sprint on Saturday The past three winners of the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes are set to clash on Saturday. Sands Of Mali (2018), Librisa Breeze (2017) and The Tin Man (2016) have each won the Group 1 showpiece and five more winners at the highest level – Advertise, Brando, Hello Youmzain, Mabs Cross and One Master – […]

Gosden and O’Brien on course for a familiar battle in Fillies & Mares

Gosden and O’Brien on course for a familiar battle in Fillies & Mares

Racing’s powerhouse yards have strong entries for the QIPCO Fillies & Mares Stakes John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien have dominated the past three renewals of the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes and the pair again look to hold the aces. Gosden has three contenders to shuffle in Anapurna, Sparkle Roll and Star Catcher. The bookmakers make Star Catcher the ante-post favourite and in her past […]

All conquering Stradivarius facing intriguing new rival in Kew Gardens

All conquering Stradivarius facing intriguing new rival in Kew Gardens

The two-time Million Pound Stayer will look to defend his Champions Day crown Super stayer Stradivarius heads 14 entries left in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. The John Gosden-trained five-year-old scooped last year’s renewal and has not lost since finishing a close third to Order Of St George in the 2017 running. He has subsequently won […]

Benbatl in prime shape for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, say Saeed Bin Suroor

Benbatl in prime shape for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, say Saeed Bin Suroor

Godolphin runner set to contest the £1.1m prize over a mile Saeed Bin Suroor has no doubt that his globetrotting star Benbatl will be ideally served by the demands of the QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Bin Suroor also had the option of running Benbatl in the QIPCO Champion Stakes over two furlongs further but the trainer, who won […]

Mehdaayih could fly flag for Frankel in QIPCO Champion Stakes

Mehdaayih could fly flag for Frankel in QIPCO Champion Stakes

John Gosden’s filly sired by superstar who was victorious on Champions Day in 2011 and 2012 The final contest of this year’s 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series is the £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes, the most valuable mile and a quarter race staged in Europe. Frankel won the 2012 renewal on the final start of his dazzling […]

Ten top highlights from this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series

Ten top highlights from this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series

From Magna Grecia in the 2000 Guineas through to Logicia in the St leger, it has been a sparkling series Enable and Crystal Ocean served up a thriller in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes. Picture: Steve Davies/Racingfotos.com It has been another memorable QIPCO British Champions Series with the grand finale, at […]

Stradivarius heads top-class cast for Champions Day

Stradivarius heads top-class cast for Champions Day

A star-studded cast remains on course for the ninth edition of QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October after the latest forfeit stage today. Tickets are selling fast for the day with just Queen Anne Enclosure left, available here  The ultimate raceday, with over £4 million worth of prize money on offer, remains on […]

Pantall pair primed for Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

Pantall pair primed for Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes

French trainer Alex Pantall, still looking for his first winner in Britain following almost four decades with a licence, is intending to run both Crown Walk and Madeleine Must in the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. The Pantall pair were among 11 fillies remaining engaged, including the past two winners of the QIPCO […]

Varian hoping for Balmoral Handicap repeat on QIPCO British Champions Day

Varian hoping for Balmoral Handicap repeat on QIPCO British Champions Day

82 entrants go forward for Europe’s richest mile handicap on Champions Day The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October, has attracted a bumper 82 entries. Tickets for Champions Day are running out fast, with just Queen Anne Enclosure left. Book your […]

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup

Ten out of ten for Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup All-conquering stayer cruises home at Town Moor to secure his eleventh win in Champions Series races. Stradivarius secured his tenth successive victory with a dominant display in the Magners Rose Doncaster Cup. John Gosden’s five-year-old has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of […]

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race

Series star Crystal Ocean has run his final race Sir Michael Stoute-trained star recovering well after having a leg operation. Series star Crystal Ocean suffered a career-ending injury on the Newmarket gallops on Thursday morning. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained five-year-old was taking part in a routine canter as his preparation for either the Prix de l’Arc de […]

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger

Logician puts unbeaten record on the line in the St Leger The unbeaten Logician heads a final field of eight for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. The unbeaten Logician heads a final field of eight for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. The world’s oldest Classic, first run […]

Logician given the green light to contest William Hill St Leger

Logician given the green light to contest William Hill St Leger

The unbeaten son on Frankel heads the ante-post lists for the world’s oldest Classic Connections of Logician have confirmed the unbeaten colt an intended runner in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday week. The son of Frankel only made his racecourse debut in May, but created a big impression in winning his first three starts – with a […]

Sands Of Mail on course to defend crown on Champions Day

Sands Of Mail on course to defend crown on Champions Day

Richard Fahey-trained four-year-old returned home sore after the King’s Stand Stakes Sands Of Mali is being prepared to repeat last year’s victory in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascotnext month after being absent since the Royal meeting there. Trainer Richard Fahey reported the four-year-old to have recovered from the soreness he suffered when well […]

Advertise and Ten Sovereigns on course to meet again in Sprint Cup

Advertise and Ten Sovereigns on course to meet again in Sprint Cup

The winners of the Darley July Cup and Commonwealth Cup among 14 still in mix for Haydock’s biggest race of the year. Ten Sovereigns and Advertise are set to renew rivalry at Haydock on Saturday after featuring among 14 confirmations for the £300,000 Sprint Cup. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Ten Sovereigns powered clear of Martyn Meade’s Advertise when claiming an impressive victory in […]

Circu Maximus heading for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Circu Maximus heading for Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Royal Ascot winner appeared to have stamina limitations exposed in Juddmonte International at York. Circus Maximus lands the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com The QIPCO-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day is among options under consideration for Circus Maximus after his stamina limitations were apparently exposed in last week’s Juddmonte International […]

Juddmonte International Star In The Making

Juddmonte International Star In The Making

Lord Glitters has not raced beyond nine furlongs in Britain. Picture: Racingfotos.com David O’Meara believes his Royal Ascot hero Lord Glitters will not be betrayed by a lack of stamina when he contests the £1 million Juddmonte International Stakes over an extended mile-and-a-quarter at York on Wednesday, a race that forms part of the Middle Distance category […]

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns on course for Nunthorpe clash

Battaash and Ten Sovereigns on course for Nunthorpe clash

The exciting speedsters are among 13 in the mix for the big sprint at York on Friday Battaash and Ten Sovereigns remain on course for a fascinating clash in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday. The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash has again been in fine form this season, most recently recording a third success in the King […]

Stradivarius heads ten contenders for Lonsdale Cup

Stradivarius heads ten contenders for Lonsdale Cup

Super stayer will be seeking a tenth QIPCO British Champions Series success Super stayer Stradivarius is the star name among ten entries for the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York on Friday. The John Gosden-trained five-year-old has already won nine races that fall under the QIPCO British Champions Series banner and need one more to […]

Stradivarius Has a Chance For The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

Stradivarius Has a Chance For The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

The popular five-year-old chestnut has repeated last year’s victories in the Matchbook Yorkshire Cupand the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. His third win in last week’s Qatar Goodwood Cup might have only come by a neck from Dee Ex Bee but he remains on target to scoop the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million once more this year. Trainer John Gosden said, “Stradivarius has been in good […]

QIPCO British Champions Sprint – Elite Race Horses

QIPCO British Champions Sprint – Elite Race Horses

There looks to be a changing of the guard among the top six-furlong sprinters and the young guns are on course to make it a red-hot renewal of the QIPCO British Champions Sprint. The five three-year-olds to run in the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket filled the first five places with Ten Sovereigns leading home the likes of Advertise and Fairyland, […]

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

Fillies and Mares In QIPCO Champions Day

The entries for the QIPCO British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes have thrown up a head-to-head between Flat racing’s two top trainers with John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien responsible for nearly half of the 41 entered. Three-time champion trainer Gosden has an incredibly-powerful team spearheaded by Investec Oaks winner Anapurna and that also includes Qatar Nassau Stakes runner-up Mehdaayih and Kerrygold Irish Oaks winner Star Catcher. Last Year’s Second and […]

Lord Glitters To Shine at Ascot Champions Day

Lord Glitters To Shine at Ascot Champions Day

Lord Glitters is on course to return to his favourite track for another crack at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO). He gave trainer David O’Meara and Flat Jockeys’ Championship title contender Danny Tudhope their sole winners on QIPCO British Champions Day when flying home from the rear to win the Balmoral Handicap two years ago. Although he could […]

QIPCO Champion Stakes Possible Winners

QIPCO Champion Stakes Possible Winners

The horses entered for the feature race of the day have accumulated no fewer than 32 Group 1 victories between them and ten European Classics. Some of the stand out names include Crystal Ocean, and last week’s Goodwood heroine Deirdre who could become the first Japanese runner to compete on Britain’s showcase day. They will have to overcome the […]

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable, Stradivarius Set to Return for John Gosden

Enable is set to make her eagerly awaited return in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on May 31. The mile and a half contest forms part of the QIPCO British Distance Middle Distance category and the timing of the race suits John Gosden, trainer of the mighty mare. “She has started cantering again and you would […]

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

An Early Look at the Investec Derby

There are just over 12 weeks until the 240th running of the G1 Investec Derby, the premier Classic and the Greatest Flat Race in the World, at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 renewal of the historic race over a mile and a half, Britain’s richest at £1.5 million, has 96 contenders […]

French Jumpers Impressive in Lead up to Cheltenham Festival

French Jumpers Impressive in Lead up to Cheltenham Festival

French jumpers did well again in Britain last weekend, only 4 weeks away from the Cheltenham festival. The Betfair Ascot Chase (Gr1) went to the 7-year-old AQPS Cyrname (Nickname), formerly trained by Patrice Quinton and bred in the Manche by Stéphane Follain, Eric Lecoiffier, Stephane Guesdon and Xavier Lefeuvre. Undefeated this year in two outings, […]

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Races: 12. Wins: 5. Champions Series wins: 2. Prize-money won: £873,503. Clive Cox never made any secret of the regard that he held Harry Angel in and the colt backed up his assertion with some brilliantly speedy performances. Highlights included landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and then the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock […]

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019

Visit Royal Ascot in 2019 by Kristen Manning Just imagine yourself at Royal Ascot in 2019, in awe of witnessing the European superstar Enable in action, maybe even cheering on a few Australian horses such as Santa Ana Lane, Trapeze Artist, The Autumn Sun or Redzel and last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling who has […]

Gambling: How the industry has grown and evolved within the UK economy

Gambling: How the industry has grown and evolved within the UK economy

In the past, the UK’s economy was firmly based in manufacturing – indeed the country saw the birth of the industrial revolution – and for centuries led the world in every sector from engineering to textiles. But those heady days are long gone and there are signs that Brexit may well see the country’s manufacturing […]

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs

No Nay Never Brings Big Money Goffs No Nay Never has made a simply sensational start to his stallion career thanks to the likes of Saturday’s G1 Middle Park Stakes hero Ten Sovereigns (2c No Nay Never-Seeking Solace, by Exceed And Excel). And his second crop understandably proved hot properties at Goffs on Tuesday, headed […]

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO

The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO, the race that brings down the curtain on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on October 20, has attracted a bumper 74 entries. A maximum field of 20 will be allowed to run in the mile contest, which is Europe’s richest mile handicap. Last year all bar three […]

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster

Aidan O’Brien Goes for 6th St Leger at Doncaster Kew Gardens and Lah Ti Dar feature among a final field of 12 for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday. Aidan O’Brien is seeking a sixth success in the world’s oldest Classic, which was first run in 1776 and forms part of the […]

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival

Four superb QIPCO British Champions Series races will take place at The Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival next week. Here are the potential clashes which should have racing fans on the edge of their seats. Wednesday: Juddmonte International Stakes POET’S WORD v ROARING LION Sir Michael Stoute has already saddled the winner of the International […]

Poet’s Word Vs Roaring Lion

Poet’s Word Vs Roaring Lion

Poet’s Word and Roaring Lion are on course to clash in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York next week The pair dominate the betting for the mile and a quarter showpiece in eight days time after sparkling this summer but are not frightening away the opposition because on Tuesday afternoon Aidan O’Brien indicated Saxon Warrior, […]

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Newmarket Racing this Weekend

Alpha Centauri heads seven runners for the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday. The mile feature forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series and Alpha Centauri will start at cramped odds to follow up her stunning success in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, having previously scooped the Tattersalls […]

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup

Redkirk Warrior Ready for Group 1 Darley July Cup Australian sprint star Redkirk Warrior delighted his connections when working on Newmarket’s Adnams July Course early on Monday morning ahead of his run in the Group 1 Darley July Cup back at the Suffolk track on Saturday. The seven-year-old gelding, among 19 entries left in the […]

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Fabulous Camelot enjoyed his second G1 success in less than a week in New York on Saturday evening when Athena (3f Camelot-Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) landed the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Aidan O’Brien sent over the first-crop Camelot filly, who had raced just six days earlier at the Curragh, to capture the $1m event. […]

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse

Oisin Murphy and Roaring Lion Take the Eclipse Oisin Murphy claimed his first British Group One victory after Roaring Lion survived a stewards’ inquiry to take a tremendous renewal of the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The summer showpiece may have lost some of its gloss after the withdrawal of Derby winner Masar on Friday evening, but […]

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday

Who wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday. Here’s a guide to all the possible runners in the Group 1 feature, which forms part of the Middle Distance Category of the QIPCO British Champions Series. MASAR This year's Derby hero #Masar unfortunately misses tomorrow's Eclipse @Sandownpark – full story at https://t.co/7dihl2Rrvm pic.twitter.com/wqe5PloUAI — Godolphin (@godolphin) […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance Victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud for Waldgeist (4c Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monsun) headed a haul of three European Group-race wins for the incredible Galileo on Sunday. The progressive four-year-old provided trainer Andre Fabre with an amazing eighth success in the Saint-Cloud showpiece when holding off the high-class […]

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge became an international success last night with the triumph of Urban Fox in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh. Foxwedge in no stranger to Australian breeders, he has made his name with Group I winning fillies Foxplay and […]

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Ireland’s premier Classic has attracted the biggest field for an Irish Derby since 2006 as Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee looks to give trainer Mark Johnston his first success in the race and he is joined by strong British representation with Old Persian and Knight To Behold standing their ground at this morning’s declaration […]

Zoustar will Join the Qatar Racing Stallion Roster

Zoustar will Join the Qatar Racing Stallion Roster

Record breaking Australian first-season sire Zoustar, part-owned by Qatar Racing, will stand at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire for the 2019 breeding season. Currently based at Widden Stud in New South Wales, Zoustar will shuttle to the UK next season where he will join the Qatar Racing stallion roster. European breeders will have access to the most promising young […]

No Nay Never a Winner for Coolmore

The No Nay Never winners show no sign of slowing up with Henri-Alex Pantall sending out We Go (2c No Nay Never-Encore Merci, by Danehill Dancer) to prevail in France on Wednesday. Beaten a short-head on his debut at Saint-Cloud, Madame Jacque Cygler’s juvenile went one better at Maisons-Laffitte when winning the six-furlong Prix Riverman […]

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes Segenhoe bred Coolmore Stud G1 winner Merchant Navy who will stand next to his father, super sire Fastnet Rock, at Jerrys Plains after being sold to global breeding powerhouse Coolmore for more than $30 million. It is the first son of Fastnet Rock that Coolmore has decided […]

Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

Royal Ascot 2018: Harry Angel

J A McGrath at Godolphin A glance at the form book shows Godolphin sprinting star Harry Angel has yet to break his Ascot ‘duck’ after four outings at the Berkshire course. But it may be unwise to interpret that as a negative factor going into Saturday’s feature, the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over the […]

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot

Shanghai Bobby Delivers at Royal Ascot First crop Shanghai Bobby filly Shang Shang Shang (2f Shanghai Bobby-Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor) was the toast of Royal Ascot after winning the G2 Norfolk Stakes on Thursday. Victory for the filly against colts – the first such success since Superstar Leo beat male rivals in 2000 – […]

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the focus of Royal Ascot’s Saturday swansong and as ever it has attracted an array of international sprinting talent for the 1200m G1 charge up the Ascot straight. UK-trained runners have won six of the last 10 renewals and it is fairly […]

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot

Order Of St George to make History at Royal Ascot Order Of St George will attempt to become the first horse in 18 years to regain his Gold Cup crown at Royal Ascot on Thursday. The six-year-old, who heads a final field of nine for the £500,000 showpiece, which forms part of the Long Distance […]

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot

Blue Point, Without Parole Star at Royal Ascot Blue Point wore down Battaash to claim top honours in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. The five-furlong sprint was billed as a match between the Charlie Hills-trained Battaash and Wesley Ward’s defending champion Lady Aurelia, who was bidding for a third Royal Ascot victory overall. […]

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot

Lady Aurelia Vs Battaash at Royal Ascot Two star speedsters take each other on in a cracking first day at Royal Ascot on Tuesday, 19 June when Lady Aurelia and Battaash will launch themselves at glory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes over 1000 metres. American trainer Wesley Ward has imprinted his name on […]

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