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.

The Fixed Brush Hurdle – Future Stars Revealed

The Fixed Brush Hurdle – Future Stars Revealed

The Betfair Chase is without doubt the star of the show on Saturday, and for me it’s the Fixed Brush Hurdle that picks up the ‘Oscar’ for Best Supporting Role. Looking back over recent years, it’s quite incredible to see the names of future stars that have used the race as a stepping stone from […]

The Betfair Chase – A Haydock Puzzler

One of the most eagerly anticipated meetings of the jump racing season begins today. Haydock plays host to a wonderful two days of high-class action, culminating in the running of the £200,000 Betfair Chase on Saturday afternoon. The race has only been in existence since 2005, yet has become one of the most prestigious Grade […]

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Hexham Races – Where Beast Meets Beauty

A trip to Hexham Races should be on every race fans ‘bucket list’. The beautiful Northumberland course holds its latest fixture today, with a seven race card. The feature event is the Northumberland County Handicap Chase over a punishing four miles. The very best northern trainers will be in attendance including Lucinda Russell, Nicky Richards, […]

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Neil Mulholland – A Bright Future After Turbulent Times

Neil Mulholland started his racing career as an apprentice for Aidan O’Brien. His passion for jump racing instigated a switch of codes and a spell as a freelance jockey riding for the likes of Edward O’Grady and Colm Murphy. In 2004 Neil arrived in England and settled with Ferdy Murphy. Several moves later he found […]

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Gigginstown – The Dominant Force

When looking at jump racing, especially with a view towards the end of season festivals, it’s crucial to keep abreast of events across the Irish Sea. While racing fans flocked to see Hobbs, Nicholls and the like at Cheltenham, a rather informative meeting was taking place in front of equally passionate fans over at Punchestown, […]

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The Hobbs Team Conquer Cheltenham

It’s impossible to review this weekend’s racing without reflecting on the incredible success of trainer Philip Hobbs and jockey Richard Johnson. Hobbs enjoyed a stunning six winners over three wonderful days at Cheltenham, whilst his trusty pilot managed a magnificent seven. The season could not have started any better, and it’s hardly a surprise after […]

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Oliver Sherwood – Sets Sights On Major Prizes

Oliver Sherwood’s love of the sport came from his parents. Both keen riders enjoying success in point to points, it seemed inevitable when he and his brother Simon became jockeys. His riding career heralded an amateur jockey championship in 1980 and three Cheltenham Festival victories. After spells as assistant trainer to Arthur Moore and Fred […]

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The Open at Cheltenham – Three Days of Thrills

There’s no feeling quite like it. For many, winter is a bleak time, those endless dark nights with nothing but rain to dampen the spirits. However, travelling through the picturesque Cotswolds, with its charming villages and rolling countryside, heading for the home of jump racing, I cannot help feeling that winter is by far my […]

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