Category: Racing

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

Forty Years of Change for the Yearling Market

In this article, we look at how thoroughbred yearling preparation for sale has changed in the last forty years or so. We discuss how independent studs, basically owner breeder establishments have been superseded by professional yearling consignors at the sales. How the dynamics of breeding race horses for sale and therefore profits have changed, and

Darley Star Stallions Sashay Around at Dalham Hall Stud

It was a great privilege to be asked to cover the 2019 stallion parade at the Darley Dalham Hall Stud. It was in 1981 that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai purchased the Dalham Hall Stud, just outside the UK’s racing capital, Newmarket in Suffolk. When he purchased the stud from

More Darley Stallions Parade at Dalham Hall Stud

Hand in hand with the Darley operation is of course the better known Godolphin Racing with the famous all royal blue racing colours. All the stallions selected to stand at any of the Darley studs have first had successful racing careers. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai set up the Godolphin

John McCririck

There are many more eloquent than I to pass comment or write an obituary following the news of John McCririck’s death on Friday, and many have. However, I could not let the news go by without a few words. John McCririck was rather like marmite, you either loved or hated him. He was seen by

Blue Point take the Honours for the final Group 1 at Royal Ascot

The final day of Royal Ascot was to see the final Group 1 race of the week The Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the longest flat race in the racing calendar in the UK, The Queen Alexandra Stakes. The Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs, is now one of the most prestigious races of the meeting

Three Wins and Gold Cup for Frankie Dettori out of Six Races

As with all the other days of the meeting, there are six races. Obviously, The Gold Cup is the main course for the day, and as said, many would argue for the week. Eleven horses were entered, headed by the charismatic Stradivarius trained by John Gosden. Going for his second £.million bonus in consecutive years,
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