Category: Racing

The Centenary Running of The Arc de Triomphe and Its Rich History

Last weekend saw the centenary running of one of the world’s most famous horse races, “The Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe” at the opulent Paris racecourse – Longchamp. It was probably one of the most bazaar renewals of the race in its rich history since its first running in 1920. In 2019 it was hotly

Over 25 World Group Races Headed by Longchamp

The weekend saw a massive twenty seven Group or Grade 1 races across the world, but the main meeting was undoubtedly the Longchamp meeting in Paris France where Enable was attempting more records. With the end of term champions sorting themselves out in Europe and America and spring time in the Antipodes, to keep up

Alcohol Free Juvenile Group 1 and a World Cup Qualifier

The main equestrian news of the week again involved racing. With the autumn coming on apace, juvenile Group 1 races are being run around the globe. In St Tropez, showjumping put on its 5 star Grand Prix; and a rare Dressage World Cup qualifier did actually take place in Hungary. Ireland held the main horse

Triple Crown Winner – Nijinsky – 50 Years On

Fifty years ago this year was the last time that a colt won the Triple Crown in the UK, Nijinsky. The horse was trained by the legendary Vincent O’Brien from Ballydoyle stables in Ireland. (No relation to Aidan O’Brien, the current incumbent at that address.) Nijinsky won all three classics in the UK, The Two

Izzy Taylor Takes Eventing Honours in Norfolk-Racing Mourns Pat Smullen

The first and only long format 4 star eventing competition this year took place at Burnham Market in Norfolk GB over the weekend. Last week, Pat Smullen, the one of the most successful Irish jockeys of recent times died, a great loss to the racing community. The FEI are talking about re-instating the 2021 European

First 5 Star Showjumping and O’Brien Trainers Reign Supreme

The weekend saw some major Group 1 racing in Europe and the first five star show jumping event since March staged in The Netherlands. In Ireland, several  of the Irish Group 1 races of the year took place as well as the last classic in the UK with the O’Brien trainers taking most of the

Who will Win The St Ledger?The World’s Oldest Classic Race

This week the historic St Ledger meeting on the Doncaster Town Moor is being staged. On all five days, spectators were to be allowed, the first time since March this year. On the first day, (Wednesday), 2500 spectators were allowed to watch the racing live provided they followed strict protocols. That was it, following an

Jumping at Hickstead – Classics at Churchill Downs and Swedish Dressage

In recent days, Hickstead managed to stage its scheduled national showjumping  behind closed doors, the world rankings were published for September, racing of the classics, The Kentucky Derby and Oaks at Churchill Downs finally took place and in dressage, one of the few National Championships took place in Sweden. Showjumping Yesterday saw the final day

Hollie, Jessica and Simone Brake records on Horseback

With the flourish of top racing around the world following lock down things are slowly returning to normal with less top races being run as the catch-up has abated somewhat. In dressage, a couple of CDI’s and the first FEI 5 star CSI took place in France for the showjumpers. Eventing This weekend saw the

World Record Broken as Equestrianism Get Back on Track

Dressage, showjumping, eventing and Group 1 racing were all in evidence of the last week. Oliver Townend broke a world record, the young riders performed in Hungary and Group 1 races in France, Great Britain and Australia kept the betting fraternity on their toes. Eventing News broke this weekend that Tattersalls will no longer be
error: Content is protected !!