Horse Racing News

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Sir Henry’s Sussex Stakes Stunners

The Qatar Sussex Stakes is the highlight of today’s card at Glorious Goodwood. The one mile showpiece started life as a race for two-year-olds in 1841. In 1878 it became a mile contest for three-year-olds, but took a further hundred years to evolve to its current form, now open to both sexes aged three and […]

Glorious Goodwood begins today on the beautiful Sussex Downs. The five day meeting is a firm favourite with the Flat fraternity not only for the high class racing but also for the wonderfully picturesque setting. Backed by Qatar, the meeting is now one of the most valuable in the British race calendar with the £1million […]

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It’s hard not to feel a little aggrieved after Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. One of the season’s most prestigious of races has been won by racing greats through the years. Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Grundy, Shergar, Dancing Brave, Montjeu and Galileo all stand proud on the Roll of Honour. Add to […]

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My wife and I have had the pleasure of travelling north over the last few days. It’s hard to beat a short break in Scotland for recharging the batteries, sampling that wonderful Scottish scenery. On route we had the good fortune of stopping off at the Wensleydale Heifer in the pretty little village of West […]

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Taghrooda stormed to victory last year and Novellist won in similarly stunning fashion a year earlier. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was first run in 1951 and has gone to some of the greats of the sport. In a magical period during the 1970’s the illustrious roll of honour included Nijinsky, Mill […]

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A full book of rides at Ayr yesterday yielded a tasty double for Graham Lee, and keeps the Irishman on the cusp of the title race. To be fair, the man from Galway is unlikely to reach the summit, despite the injury to Moore and pending retirement of Hughes. Firepower favours De Sousa, Buick, Hanagan […]

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It’s been a wonderful weekend for Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer, taking his first Group 1 when Covert Love ran out an impressive winner of the Darley Irish Oaks. It was some performance from Palmer and his team, but the master-stoke appeared to be in acquiring the services of Pat Smullen . The Irish Champion jockey […]

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Many may have missed the latest episode surrounding racecourse meals provided for the jockeys. Danny Mullins was the latest rider to lose his rag over the quality of grub supplied to the guys and gals on the front line of our great industry. It’s just possible that he may end up paying far more than […]

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