Explosion W for Gold with Ben Maher in Tokyo

The speed of the Olympic Games is un-relenting with both the dressage and horse trials eventing completed. During the last few days of competition in Tokyo, it was the turn of the show jumpers to step up to the plate and jump for both team and individual medals. For the teams, the rules were similar

British Team Gold Eventing Glory After 49 Years

With the Olympic dressage done and dusted, we then proceeded onto the Horse Trials Eventing for the next few days. The dressage and showjumping elements of the eventing Olympic Championships were held in the Baji Koen Equestrian Park with the cross country being staged at The Sea Forest Park with a great view of the

Five Days Till Tokyo Games. Will Covid Intervene?

It’s all go for the Olympic Games which start in five days time. We take a quick look at what we might expect for the equestrian participants. As usual, there are three different equine disciplines, dressage, show jumping and horse trial eventing. This is the second time that The Olympic Games have been held in

Galileo A Brilliant Racehorse and Simply Stunning at Stud

There are few times when a horse dies that it merits more than a passing comment, but last weekend the great Galileo was put down following an injury to his foot which did not respond to treatment. At 23 years old, Galileo may not have been the oldest horse around, but he was certainly one

Great Britain Takes Centre Stage for Sport this Weekend

The centre stage of world sport this weekend was quite definitely Great Britain. There were major dressage, showjumping and horse trials around the country. Oh and there was also a football match, the Euro finals and the final of the men’s championships at Wimbledon. The dressage international CDI was held at Hartpury in Gloucestershire and

An Extravaganza of Competition to Whet the Appetite before Olympics

With less than three weeks to go before the start of the Olympic Games, an extravaganza to whet the appetite! Three major 5 star international show jumping events were held last week and over the weekend, The Royal Windsor Horse Show, a Nations Cup in Rotterdam and a Longines Global Champions Tour meeting in Monaco.

As Covid Rules Ease a Plethora of 5 star events in Europe

The weekend has supplied all in the horse world with a plethora of 5 star events, just in time for the expected Olympic Games in a month or so. We have seen some interesting racing at The Royal Ascot Meeting (see our daily reports) and we also had the first 5 star horse trials of

Alcohol Free Pissed Up in Rain Sodden Royal Ascot day 4

They said it would and it did, the rain came to Ascot for day four of the Royal meeting with vengeance.  The rain was so persistent that there was some doubt that the races would even be run today. However, very late on, the stewards decided to let the races go ahead. For the first

Stradivarius Out of Tune for The Ascot Gold Cup

The Princess Royal Princess Anne with her husband Admiral Tim Laurence were the Royals on duty today in place of H.M. The Queen who again was not present. After the blisteringly hot and humid day two at Ascot, day three dawned cloudy and with light rain at the course. Gold Cup day, the feature race

Love Enthrals The Prince of Wales on Day Two at Royal Ascot

Many will argue that the best day’s racing at Royal Ascot is the first day. They may have a point in that there are three Group 1 races on the first day and only one on each of the following two days. However, this does not mean they are necessarily right, particularly as on the

Day One – Spectators at Royal Ascot But No Royal Procession

It seems unbelievable that the Royal Meeting at Ascot has come round again. At least, this year, owners and some spectators are allowed to attend the Royal Meeting, although sadly at nothing like full capacity. And again in 2021, Her Majesty The Queen will not be having the Royal procession, so much part of each
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