€11m Spent on Horses at Tattersalls Derby

Horseracing has long been referred to as ‘the sport of kings’, and with good reason, too. When horseracing first emerged centuries ago, it was only royalty and the aristocracy that could afford to breed racehorses. The individuals that bred…

The Career Of A.P. McCoy

Fans of National Hunt racing will all know that AP McCoy has dominated the sport of horse racing for the last two decades. While previous champions have been satisfied with riding over a thousand winners, McCoy is on route for a mind-boggling…
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Bangor-On-Dee - A Unique Welsh Racing Experience

Situated within a stones-throw of the A525 and sheltered against the winds from all directions, sits the tiny Welsh village of Bangor-on-Dee. It’s a beautiful place set in a natural hollow and surrounded by stunning countryside alongside the…

Sir Henry Cecil - The Master

Ardross, Bosra Sham, Commander In Chief, Diminuendo, Light Shift, Love Divine, Oath, Oh So Sharp, Reference Point, Slip Anchor, Wince and of course the mighty Frankel - horses that will forever be spoken of in the same breath as top trainer…

Sam Waley-Cohen Juggles Whip

Not content with being one of the best amateur jockeys in the business and also a Dentist, Sam Waley-Cohen added juggler to his résumé at the Punchestown Festival yesterday. Losing your whip in the final stages of a big race is not a…
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Share In A Grand National Runner?

I was doing some research on the potential Grand National runner Beshabar when I realised that shares in this horse are still available! I came across the Middleham Park Racing website whilst looking for the horses recent form. I navigated to…

Becher Chase At Aintree

Last week I headed off to Aintree for the renewal of the Becher Chase, It turned out to be a glorious day in Liverpool and the race itself held more than a few surprises. The Becher Chase is run over the Grand National fences and acts as a…

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,…

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…

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…