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.

Walking the course: Cheltenham

Walking the course: Cheltenham

Fair weather welcomed racing back to Cheltenham for its opening fixture of the 2014/15 season. I always enjoy the Showcase meeting; although it’s too early for the established top quality horses to be strutting their stuff, the racing remains competitive, and with two of the races on Friday won by a distance of a head, […]

Dreams come true on Champions Day

On Saturday the Qipco Champions Series came to its dramatic conclusion, delivering a fairytale ending. Despite the most troublesome of build-ups, Champions Day could not have been more thrilling. The Champion Stakes, the most valuable race in Britain and ‘main event’ on this prestigious day, went to the brother of the sport’s greatest racehorse. Just […]

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Cirrus Des Aigles – Return of the King

The waiting is almost over. The build-up has been quite extraordinary. Much has been said about the equine stars that are missing, and major concerns have been raised over race conditions after an exceptionally wet October. But come Saturday afternoon, such troubles will be forgotten. With a staggering £4 million in prize money, the Qipco Champions […]

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A David and Goliath QE2

Further rain at Ascot today saw the going changed to soft, heavy in places. With the unsettled spell set to continue right through the week, heavy ground on Saturday looks a certainty. The weather ensured that Toronado would be rerouted to the US and a crack at the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Jockey Richard Hughes was adamant […]

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A Threadbare look to the Fillies and Mares Stakes

Of all the Champions Day races to be hit by high-class absentees, the Qipco Champions Fillies and Mares Stakes is the one that has been left looking the most threadbare. Taghrooda was retired after her terrific run in the Arc. For her, it was a case of job done, a wonderful performance to end a sensational […]

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A Brief History Of… The National Stud

News arrived yesterday that Toronado would miss Saturday’s Champions Day and instead travel to the US for the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Toronado’s final fling in America will see him then retired from racing and in 2015 taking up new duties at the National Stud. Owned by the Jockey Club since 2008, the arrival of such a […]

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Qipco Champions Day – The Sprinters

Several high profile retirements and worries over ground conditions are inevitably causing concern as Ascot prepares for flat racing’s end of season showpiece. The list of absentees continues to grow, and yet again calls into question the scheduling of such an event in the racing calendar. Mukhadram, Taghrooda and Olympic Glory are the latest equine […]

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The Qipco British Champions Day

The excitement continues to build as we are now less than a week away from Champions Day at Ascot. The Qipco British Champions series began in 2011 and incorporates 35 top flat races, starting with the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. There are five championship categories, these being, Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies […]

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