Category: Racing

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

International Competition Gains Some Momentum

In a relatively quiet week, Isabell Werth continues to win Grand Prix after Grand Prix, there were a smattering of Group 1 races and there was the sad news of the passing of Sir Michael Stoute’s long-time partner Carol Pritchard-Gordon. On the world stage, this weekend saw muted but still very poignant ceremonies remembering and

Louise Saywell – British National Showjumping Champion 2020

At last sport horse competition is gathering momentum. In the UK the last week, and it’s still continuing, British Showjumping have been staging their annual but greatly enlarged National Championships. In dressage, there have been a handful of FEI 3 star CDIs. Racing has quietened down a touch with fewer major races throughout the world.

World Sporthorses Slumber while Racing Continues

In the weekend just passed, we should have been able to celebrate two equine festivals. The first, which did happen behind closed doors was the Goodwood Festival and the second, abandoned some time ago was the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead. We have already written a considerable amount about the Goodwood Festival, and discussed

Rough Sussex – Smoother Nassau at Goodwood

This week saw the annual flat racing extravaganza of races over five days at Goodwood in Sussex. It is said by many, that the racecourse itself is scenically, one of the most beautiful in the UK. The Goodwood Festival, as this race meeting in July is known has three Group 1s among the list of

Stradivarius Breaks Another Record for the Gosden Dettori Duo

At Horse View UK we do not necessarily make a comment on one particular race, but the exception has to be made on this occasion to commend a champion Stradivarius, the long distance specialist winning the Goodwood Cup for a record fourth time. The only horse in history to win four times since its first

Slow Wind-up for Sporthorses – Group 1’s Continue unabated

With sport horse competitions still in wind up mode and all being conducted behind closed doors, significant news is rather thin. Racing has continued over the weekend, again behind closed doors, but with three months lost earlier in the season, the big races have been concertinaed together with a continual run of Group 1 races

A First for Bolesworth, Ceiren Fallon & Roger Teal

For the first time in over one hundred days, all the main disciplines in the UK were able to compete this weekend. With eventing at Barbury, normally an international competition, but this year scaled down, Twesledown and Aske, eventing started again much to the relief of the riders. In dressage, several venues held classes as

The Aga Khan Dynasty – Horses Owners and Philanthropists

Every so often, the editor of Horse View UK you might say, goes slightly off piste and this article is one of those occasions, but we hope the readers will find some interest in one of the world’s greatest equestrian supporters, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Known to everyone as a prolific racehorse

Classics Eclipsed by Ghaiyyath at Sandown

After yesterday’s Epsom classics, in which the Derby produced a jaw dropping result, part two of the weekend’s classics took place in France, together with the mouth-watering Eclipse Stakes, Group 1 at Sandown. Of the four classics, the Prix de Diane (The French Oaks) looked on paper as the class contest of the four, but
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