What a Tune Played By Stradivarius on Day 3 at Ascot

After the euphoria yesterday of Her Majesty winning the Windsor Castle Stakes, there would be no such result today as She had no runners. The third day of The Royal Meeting was always likely to be about the Gosden trained Stradivarius, aiming to win his third Gold Cup in consecutive years. Ascot has had quite

Tactical Wins The Day for Her Majesty on Day Two at Ascot.

After the first day at Royal Ascot with so many Group races, the fayre today is somewhat more muted with only two Group races one of which is the famous Prince of Wales Group 1. With heavy showers overnight, the going at the track turned from the firm side of good to the ‘soft’ side

Surreal 1st Day at Royal Ascot – some Excellent Racing.

Well the first major sporting event of the world since the global lock down has arrived – and very surreal it is, with the whole meeting being held entirely behind closed doors!  Royal Ascot begins. However, No Queen or Royal procession, no owners and none of the usual 60,000 crowd. Very odd!! This is the

Racing Continues as Other Equine Sport to Resume

The main news for this week surrounds once again our old subject of corona virus. The good news is that instead of lamenting the loss of all equestrian sport, we can report firm plans for the start of most equine pursuits. Racing has been in the fore front of return to sport and with their

Anything but Normal as Royal Ascot Runs Next Week

Since 1711, when Queen Anne decided that Ascot was the perfect place to allow horses to gallop at full stretch, the Royal Meeting at Ascot has been the highlight of the ‘social season’ in Great Britain, famous for its attendance of Royalty, horse racing and fashion. This year the meeting, like so many other events

Records Broken – Classics Run – Racing Returns

It seems extraordinary that the flat racing season has been going only for five days before the first classic of the season is run at Newmarket? Obviously the whole of the season so far has been mutilated and several re-drawing of plans have had to be done to allow the sport to get this far.

Will John Gosden Retain His Trainer’s Championship in 2020?

Racing is back! Hurray! Today, we are in the third day of horse racing in England, and so far, of the 39 races run at both Newcastle and Kempton, all limited to 12 runners each race there have been 468 runners. Every race full, with a long waiting list for each race, and many unable

CV19 Lockdown to Ease At Last

At last, there is guidance and permission from central government in England to re-start equestrian competition in England once again. The rather irritating thing is that both Scotland and Wales are not joining in with the arrangements, so nationals of those countries, despite being in the United Kingdom will have to wait until their own

Will Explosion W Crown Ben Maher’s Glittering Career

British showjumping have been very fortunate over the past ten years or so to be able to count on the support and talent of Ben Maher. Ben, over his relatively short career (he is still well under 40 years of age,) has been on countless international teams and as an individual representing Great Britain at
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