Galileo A Brilliant Racehorse and Simply Stunning at Stud

There are few times when a horse dies that it merits more than a passing comment, but last weekend the great Galileo was put down following an injury to his foot which did not respond to treatment. At 23 years old, Galileo may not have been the oldest horse around, but he was certainly one

Great Britain Takes Centre Stage for Sport this Weekend

The centre stage of world sport this weekend was quite definitely Great Britain. There were major dressage, showjumping and horse trials around the country. Oh and there was also a football match, the Euro finals and the final of the men’s championships at Wimbledon. The dressage international CDI was held at Hartpury in Gloucestershire and

An Extravaganza of Competition to Whet the Appetite before Olympics

With less than three weeks to go before the start of the Olympic Games, an extravaganza to whet the appetite! Three major 5 star international show jumping events were held last week and over the weekend, The Royal Windsor Horse Show, a Nations Cup in Rotterdam and a Longines Global Champions Tour meeting in Monaco.

As Covid Rules Ease a Plethora of 5 star events in Europe

The weekend has supplied all in the horse world with a plethora of 5 star events, just in time for the expected Olympic Games in a month or so. We have seen some interesting racing at The Royal Ascot Meeting (see our daily reports) and we also had the first 5 star horse trials of

Alcohol Free Pissed Up in Rain Sodden Royal Ascot day 4

They said it would and it did, the rain came to Ascot for day four of the Royal meeting with vengeance.  The rain was so persistent that there was some doubt that the races would even be run today. However, very late on, the stewards decided to let the races go ahead. For the first

Stradivarius Out of Tune for The Ascot Gold Cup

The Princess Royal Princess Anne with her husband Admiral Tim Laurence were the Royals on duty today in place of H.M. The Queen who again was not present. After the blisteringly hot and humid day two at Ascot, day three dawned cloudy and with light rain at the course. Gold Cup day, the feature race

Love Enthrals The Prince of Wales on Day Two at Royal Ascot

Many will argue that the best day’s racing at Royal Ascot is the first day. They may have a point in that there are three Group 1 races on the first day and only one on each of the following two days. However, this does not mean they are necessarily right, particularly as on the

Day One – Spectators at Royal Ascot But No Royal Procession

It seems unbelievable that the Royal Meeting at Ascot has come round again. At least, this year, owners and some spectators are allowed to attend the Royal Meeting, although sadly at nothing like full capacity. And again in 2021, Her Majesty The Queen will not be having the Royal procession, so much part of each

At Last Normality Starts to Return to Equestrian Sport?

As the French Open Tennis championships come to an end, and the French arm of the Nations Cup was held in La Baule with a dressage CDI 4 star in Austria. However, the main menu this coming week has got to be the iconic Royal Ascot Meeting for five days, although sadly, again this year,

Explosion W – St Marks Basilica and Sweden Storm Europe

Following the English classics at Epsom over the weekend, there were also other equestrian events of note on the European mainland. The first of note was the show jumping Longines World Champions Tour in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands and The Nations Cup in St Gallen in Switzerland. The second was the running of the French

Snowfall in June Breaks Records – Derby Won by Adam

It seems only a very short time ago that we were reporting on the successes of Aidan O’Brien having the double at Epsom last year for both the classics – The Derby and The Oaks. This year, he was back again, in an attempt to repeat his last year’s achievement. One thing was certain about

EDS – No Challenge for Determined Film Maker – Ashleigh Harley

The sheer determination of some people is frankly a marvel to behold, and this comment is particularly relevant to Ashleigh Harley, a young lady who has been inflicted with dire health issues throughout her entire life, but has remained positive and determined to get everything she possibly can from her life. Despite her infliction of
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