Shane Breen Wins Derby Trial at Hickstead

It has been six years since being at Hickstead, so to commenting and reporting on the Derby Meeting presents a certain déjà vu. Started in 1961 by Douglas Bunn, a well known showjumper of the time, the event has taken place every year at the beautiful Sussex venue every year since. There are many jumping

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,

The Show Must Go On despite the Weather!

It was a very difficult week for the Equerry International Bolesworth Horse Show near Chester in the UK as constant rain meant that the show directors decided that it was not suitable for the general public to attend. On the first day, Wednesday, an announcement from the show declared that the public would not be

Tim Stockdale Will be Missed This Season

With the main summer season of competition beginning in earnest this week – the one person who will be missed is showjumper and sportsman Tim Stockdale. This article is not meant to be an obituary but some context is needed for people to understand what an amazing sportsman he was and why it is so

Is Your Young Horse Fit. Find Out in this Short Video

In this short video, we look at what assessments are made for young horses. Many countries have special competitions for young horses which concern themselves with whether a horse has the potential to carry on in a long career of competition. In the UK the British Equine federation run a special competition every year during

Dante Race is ‘Too Darn Hot’ for Favourite at York

The May meeting at York is always a meeting when owners, trainers and punters alike are more able to see how realistic their chances are in the big two at Epsom in early June.  (Derby and Oaks) This year, particularly is no exception. The Dante Stakes looks to be the best race of the year
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