Ah, lovely ’orse, lovely ’orse

I was doing a spot of reading online when I came across this funny article on the Telegraph website. It's a journalists account of his time as a racehorse owner, maybe it's a cautionary tale for anyone thinking about taking the plunge into the…

Oh Frankie!

The French racing authorities (France Galop) have confirming that Frankie Dettori has failed a drug test after a ride at Longchamp on September 16. It's being reported by various newspapers that Frankie tested positive for cocaine. However,…

On-course Betting Guide

Betting on-course for the first time can be a little intimating, row upon row of surly faced bookmakers isn't the most inviting of scenes. Many novice punters will bypass the on-course bookies and head straight to the Tote window. However,…

Photos At Racecourses

For amateur photographers their can be no better place to practice sports photography than a racecourse. You can get incredibly close to the action, mingle with some of the biggest names in the sport and capture amazing photos. Most major…

The Little’Un Meets Frodo

Took our little'Un to the yard today to met Frodo for the first time. It was a fantastic morning and our daughter loved seeing all the horses, especially Frodo - who also seems very interested in her. Although she was a little nervous at first…

Frodo In Fine Fettle

A visit to the yard and Frodo seems to be in fine fettle. Grabbed a quick photo of him for the blog.

Stable Visit Fun

A big part of owning a racehorse is the fun you have visiting the stables, it's not all about race day! If you're in a good syndicate then you should be getting lots of chances to visit your horse (and others) at the yard. Normally there's…

Reverse Forecast Win

I normally have a few quid on the horses when I'm at the racecourse, recently I was attending an owners event at Bangor-On-Dee and I couldn't decide which of the two horses I fancied in the first race to back. Both had good form and had previously…

Jonjo At Bangor

Irish trainer Jonjo O'Neil was a surprise visitor to Bangor-On-Dee racecourse. The lack of National Hunt racing elsewhere probably explains his visit. Jonjo is a larger than life character and was more than happy to pose with racing fans for…

Henrietta Knight Makes Appearance At Bangor

During a day out at Bangor-On-Dee races I snapped a photo of retired trainer Henrietta Knight, she looked in fine form as she gave an interview to the TV cameras on-course. Henrietta is famous for training the three time Gold Cup winner 'Best…