Month: October 2019

The King’s Troop. A Modern but Traditional Regiment.

In 1947, on an official visit to The Riding Troop by King George VI, when signing the visitor’s book, The King scratched out “Riding” and put “King’s” instead. Since then the regiment has always been known as ‘The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery’. This article is about the history of The King’s Troop and talks

Frankie Dettori Rides 250 Group 1 Races in his Career at Ascot

Champion’s Day at Ascot is billed as the showcase and climax of the British flat racing season. This year saw four Group 1 races including the Champion Stakes over 1 ¼ miles, (10 furlongs / 2000 m middle distance) which in  previous years has been won by racing greats like Frankel. The other two races

Records Broken Despite Patchy Trade in Newmarket

With the Tattersalls October yearling sales part one done, attention turned to the second part. This was for yearlings not considered in the top echelons of thoroughbred yearlings but it is a sale which produces a huge number of winners and good ones at that. Many regard this sale as a guide to the general

Tattersalls October Part 1 sales Down but Not Out

The Tattersalls October Sale each year is always anticipated by breeders, trainers, sellers and buyers alike. It has established itself as the top sale in Europe for thoroughbred yearlings, and many would say in the world. Tattersalls have sold the top priced yearling in the world for the last few years, and how they would

Enable The Wonder-horse Beaten at Longchamp

Many will say that there is no race day, certainly in Europe, as good or more famous than Arc day in Paris. This year, Enable, the John Gosden trained wonder filly went to create history and win her third Arc. No horse has ever won three Arcs. Run every year at the famous Longchamp track

Champions Made at The Horse of the Year Show

The Horse of the Year Show, otherwise known as HOYS is the biggest and most prestigious show for equine beauties in the country. Held first in 1949, the show is intended to be the culmination of the best of the best from all the thousands of qualifying classes throughout the UK during the year. It
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