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.

Syndicates and Racing Clubs – ‘Booming’ Lovely

Syndicates and Racing Clubs – ‘Booming’ Lovely

If you’re yet to become part of a racing club or syndicate, then ‘what are you waiting for?’ Times are changing at a rare old pace, and having a greater involvement in horse racing is now a realistic opportunity. Not everyone has the disposable income of a Rich Ricci or a Graham Wylie, and few […]

The Injured Jockeys Fund – 50 years of Support

The Injured Jockeys Fund was founded in 1964 as a result of terrible spinal injuries incurred by two jockeys, Tim Brookshaw and Paddy Farrell. The latter fell in the Grand National of ’64 and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair, whilst Brookshaw proved medical experts wrong by returning to the saddle and […]

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Nick Williams – A Taste for French Bred

Nick Williams has been a National Hunt trainer since 1998. His stables are based at Culverhill Farm in the village of George Nympton in Devon. With around 30 horses in training, his yard is set in 100 acres of rolling countryside. Over recent years Williams has embarked on something of a dual campaign. Last season […]

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Exeter pay tribute to One of the Best

Thoughts today will turn to one of National Hunt’s greatest, when Exeter racecourse host their Best Mate Novice Chase Day. The three times Gold Cup winner started his chase career at the track back in 2000. He defeated future Grand National winner Bindaree that day, before going on to become a Jump racing legend. Of […]

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Richie McLernon – Team Jackdaws

  Champions Day at Ascot may have stolen all the headlines on Saturday, but it was also a big day for followers of Jump racing. Cheltenham opened their gates for another season and as always attracted quality fields for their two day ‘Showcase’ meeting. The ‘usual suspects’ were in attendance with Champion trainer Paul Nicholls […]

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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, […]

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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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