Category: Racing

Baaeed Imperious at York – Verry Elleegent Not So Smart in Deauville

There are two racing festivals in Europe during August, one at Deauville in France and the other at York in the UK. Both had some excellent racing on the cards including Baaeed, currently the number one rated horse in the world; and secondly, the Australian wonder mare – Veery Elleegent – over for a European

Pyledriver Drives Out Opposition in The King George at Ascot

The race was first run in 1951 after it was an amalgamation of two races, the first was the King George Vi Stakes, a race over two miles which was first run in 1946. The second race was to celebrate and commemorate The King’s wife, Queen Elizabeth. This was first run in 1948 and was

Hollie Doyle, Matt Sampson and Felix Vogg All on Fine Form Over Weekend

After the excitement of the Royal Meeting last week, there were other international sport horse events of note in Luhmuhlen for the eventers, and at Stockholm and Spruce Meadows for show jumping. At Chantilly, in France, Hollie Doyle rode the winner of the Prix de Diane the French Oaks, her first classic success. In Luhmuhlen

Greatest Jockey Lester Piggott Dies. Top Competitions Abound In Europe

Lester Piggott, many would say was the best jockey of all time sadly died yesterday in a Swiss hospital. The out pouring of adulation for ‘the greatest’ is a testament to the brilliance of his jockeyship. We offer our condolences to trainer William Haggas, Lester’s son in law and his daughter Susan as well as

Appleby Goes Native and Weld has a Song at The Curragh

All bloodstock and racing eyes were on The Curragh where both the Tattersalls sponsored Irish One and Two Thousand Guineas took place. Meanwhile the showjumping world turned its attention to St Tropez this weekend as they staged the fifth of the eight stage of the Longines Global Champions League. Gareth Hughes of Great Britain won

Wow – What a Mouth Watering Month of May We Can All Look Forward To

Wow – what a mouth-watering month of May and early June we can look forward to, with so much top class racing and sport horse competition around the world, but particularly in the United Kingdom, all spiced up with the magnificent achievement of Her Majesty The Queen celebrating Her Platinum Jubilee at the end of

Another Grand National Fairy Tale, This Time with Sam Waley-Cohen

Over the years, since its first running, The Grand National at Aintree, since its first running in 1839, has thrown up some remarkable stories. This year was another, where an amazing fairy tale story unfolded. Although it is now nearly a week since the great race, the subject is still close to many hearts. The
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