Horse Racing News

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AP McCoy – ‘Weighs In’ One Last Time

It’s all about Sandown tomorrow as the curtain comes down on one of the greatest careers in sport. A capacity crowd will be in attendance to give Tony McCoy the send-off he deserves as he rides competitively for the final time. Many involved in the sport are still finding it difficult to come to terms […]

Cape Cross – A Noteworthy Stallion

As the Flat season cranks up a gear or two, it’s always interesting to take a look at the codes influential stallions. These are often the ex-superstars of the sport, living it up in relative luxury at stud. As a two-year-old Cape Cross raced twice, winning a maiden at Doncaster on his second attempt. His […]

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Expect an Irish invasion at Epsom today, when John ‘Pat’ Shanahan arrives mob-handed hoping to take the ‘Downs’ by storm. Shanahan was one of Ireland’s longest serving jockeys, famed for his association with the Curragh-based Collins family. He started his riding career as an apprentice to the legendary Con Collins in 1978. His career took […]

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  This Saturday at Sandown the greatest jump jockey Tony McCoy will retire from the sport. It’s hard to imagine National Hunt racing without the ‘Champ’, but his farewell will initiate the first truly competitive race for the rider’s crown for many years. A look at the current standings shows just how close the title […]

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Wayward Prince was a gallant winner of the Scottish National at Ayr on Saturday. It has been a wonderful training performance from Hilary Parrott to rekindle the enthusiasm in the 11-year-old chaser. Always talented; he had been third in a RSA Chase and second in a Charlie Hall just a few years back; the return […]

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Currently third in the trainer’s championship, Richard Fahey has to be pleased with his start to the turf Flat season. With the Lincoln Handicap already in the bag, the Malton trainer sends his Doncaster hero to Newbury tomorrow in search of another tasty handicap prize. Gabrial will look to emulate the win of Fahey’s Gabrial’s […]

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Sean Bowen nailed another winner aboard Roll On Ruby at Cheltenham yesterday. It’s been an incredible spell for the young jockey that has yielded a 50% strike rate during April. Many of those winners have come for champion trainer Paul Nicholls, in a much talked about partnership that continues to flourish. Yet most have come […]

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I wonder whether the Romans ever staged chariot racing during their occupation of Britain? If they did, one likely place would have been Moreton-in-Marsh, a significant mid point staging post on the Fosse Way linking Exeter and Lincoln. There was a Roman fort a mile or so outside the town, so it would have been […]

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