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.

Racing People 3: Julian Wilson

Racing People 3: Julian Wilson

Racing has lost one of its great commentators with the death of Julian Wilson yesterday at the age of 73. He had battled with cancer for several years. Wilson was involved with racing in many different ways over his life, starting by betting when a schoolboy at Harrow, and concluding with writing his autobiography “Some […]

Trainers set out plans at British Champions Series launch

The Grand National really does mark the turning point in the racing year. If anyone doubted that, the launch yesterday of the 2014 QIPCO sponsored British Champions Series would have put them right. Many leading trainers set out their hopes for their top horses for the new flat season, reminding us of the delights we […]

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Going Pro: Part 3 of 3

In case you missed the previous parts of this series, you can view them here. Part 1            Part 2 So far, I’ve introduced you to a friend of mine who I’ve known for thirty years; told you about how he’s become successful at what he does; shown you how he […]

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Going Pro: Part 2 of 3

In part 1 of this series, I told you a bit about me and a friend of mine, Steve. Specifically, I shared how we’d spent a lot of time together at school, then lost touch, before reuniting with a common passion for sport and betting. And, most importantly of all, I related how we both […]

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Racing People 2: Rod Street

Rod Street, chief executive of Great British Racing, and I have a couple of things in common. You hardly need me to tell you that we both have a passion for racing. You might be surprised to learn that in our younger days, we each wore the brightly coloured jacket of a holiday camp entertainer. […]

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Christmas highs and lows for Henderson

There are times when racing has a remarkable resemblance to the Budget, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer gives with one hand and then takes away with the other. It probably feels a bit like that at the moment at the seven Barrows stable where Nicky Henderson trains. Last Friday saw the return to racing […]

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Great Leighs rejoins the all weather race

Racing at Great Leighs was a short-lived affair, a matter of barely nine months. Any hopes of a resumption there faded still further when owner John Holmes was named to be at the heart of a VAT fraud a couple of weeks ago. How quickly things can change. Yesterday it emerged that Betfred supreme Fred […]

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What next for QIPCO Champions Day?

While we focus our attention on a season of jumps racing, there are plenty of folk in the background thinking about flat racing. In particular, further changes have been put forward to the end of season spectacular at Ascot that is QIPCO Champions Day. We’ve already commented in these pages about the peculiar way Champions […]

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