Category: Racing

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

Horrors in Ukraine as EEF and FEI Act

Ukraine, horse racing in Australia and top showjumping in the USA is in the news this week. However, over recent weeks, we have all seen the horrific pictures of the war in Ukraine as the EEF and FEI are act as fast as possible. The Ukrainian equestrian community and Ukrainian horses have been equally terribly

Dettori In Fine Form at Meydan for World Cup

The racing festival at Meydan in the UAE had its final weekend with the World Cup as the flat racing season begins in Europe at Doncaster and the Curragh. In dressage and showjumping, there were no 5 star classes, but the Spanish Sunshine tour at Jerez de la Frontera staged the final weekend on the

As Cheltenham Returns – Mullins Provides Major Masterclass

The Cheltenham meeting returned this year with all the verve and crowds which usually accompany this racing festival which after the last two years was wonderful to see. Willie Mullins provides a trainers masterclass. As the curtain went up on the meeting with the first race, I would imagine the traditional roar of the crowd,
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