Horse Racing News

We’ve got the latest horse racing news from around the world here at geegeez.co.uk. Not just the main stories covered everywhere else, but some of the more interesting – and esoteric – stories from UK and around the world. The latest racing news stories are below.

BHA – Jockey and Horse Welfare

BHA – Jockey and Horse Welfare

  The British Horseracing Authority certainly receives its fair share of negative press. Any organisation that governs will need to make difficult calls from time to time, with the probability that a few of those decisions will meet with disapproval from some, if not many. But there can be no doubt that the BHA does […]

Champagne West leads Brookhouse assault

Champagne West may have stuttered a little on his way to victory at Cheltenham on Saturday, but he remains a horse of huge potential. Whether the winter campaign culminates in a tilt at the JLT or the RSA at Cheltenham in March, he’s sure to be a decent each-way prospect. Ground conditions at The Festival […]

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Give ‘Peace’ A Chance

The New One continued his dominant build-up towards a second tilt at the Champion Hurdle crown in March. Giving weight all-round, he scorched clear from the last to beat his main rival Vaniteux in Saturday’s International Hurdle at Cheltenham. Visually impressive it has to be said that we learnt very little from this latest victory. […]

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Fond memories of the wonderful Fondmort

The highlight of this weekend’s racing is the December Gold Cup at Cheltenham, now known as the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup. It will come as no surprise to learn that Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have a terrific recent record in the race. Both have won the event three times in the past 11 years. […]

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St Leger winner Shantou – Sire of promising NH stayers

Wounded Warrior was one of the more eye-catching winners over the weekend, when successful in a beginners chase at Navan. Ridden aggressively by the ever impressive Bryan Cooper, the Gigginstown gelding had far too much for the Willie Mullins trained Blood Cotil. Noel Meade’s charge had previously chased home the classy Don Poli, and it […]

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Chris Gordon’s love of Fontwell

Another meeting at Fontwell looked sure to bring more winners for local trainer Chris Gordon, and so it proved when Ballyheigue Bay hit the target when staying on doggedly to beat Letbeso in yesterday’s novice handicap chase. Gordon’s Norse Legend had earlier finished second at generous odds in the juvenile hurdle. The local trainer’s previous […]

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Wonderful weekend tinged with sadness

Saturday’s Tingle Creek at Sandown produced radically contrasting fortunes for the sport’s leading trainers with champion Paul Nicholls yet again saddling the winner, whilst Nicky Henderson sadly lost one of his stable stars. Oscar Whisky fell at the ditch in the back straight and it quickly became apparent that he had sustained a serious hind […]

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The Tingle Creek – Sandown’s Stunning Showpiece

Few National Hunt races set the pulse racing like the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. A thrilling two miles over 13 fences with little room for error, the track lends itself to create pure jump racing drama. Those famous Railway Fences are three obstacles taken in quick succession down the back-straight, where a horse’s stride […]

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