Racing Mourns Passing of Sheikh Hamdan as World Cup Goes Ahead

It is another sad time for worldwide horse racing and thoroughbred breeding in that as many weeks, a second icon of the sport has died as the racing world mourns the passing of.- His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In other news from the world of horses, was the racing action was from

Rachael Blackmore and Henri de Bromhead take all before them at Cheltenham

Another year, another National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham, but this year behind closed doors due to the continuing covid pandemic. The extraordinary achievements of the Irish contingent who did come was the highlight of the week, particularly the exploits of both trainer Henri de Blomhead and female jockey Rachael Blackmore. In 2020, of course, the

Disparaging Headlines Haunt British Racing

Racing, in the last two weeks have seen some pretty disparaging headlines. The usual habit of the racing authorities of ‘keep calm and carry on’ has not served them so well this time. Both owner and major worldwide bloodstock player, Sheikh Mohammed and international recognised trainer in Ireland, Gordon Elliott have both given the media

“Tomorrow Will Be A Better Day”

It may not be so surprising but nevertheless very sad that for a second year in a row, The Badminton Horse Trials have been cancelled. There have been a few group 1 races run during the past couple of weeks and also the season has stuttered to some sort of start in both showjumping and

The Horse-World Remembers Baron Lord Sam Vestey

Nothing was more convivial than supping good wine with Lord Sam Vestey and his wife Celia at the Deauville Racecourse during the summer meeting, something both my wife and I had the pleasure of on several occasions when we had horses running at the track. It is with great sadness that at only 79 years

Lockdown Continues but Sales Continue Virtually

Already in February and with little going on as most of Europe still in lock down, competition is thin on the ground, but the bloodstock early year sales take on a completely new look and continue virtually. Sadly, two recent deaths have been announced. The first was the national and international man of inspiration during

Racing Laments The Passing Of Prince Khalid Abdullah.

Earlier this month, the thoroughbred world learned of the sad passing of one of its greatest supporters, His Highness Prince Khalid Abdullah. In fifty years, Prince Khalid built a thoroughbred empire which was the envy of the world, both in his success as an owner on the track but also as a breeder. He was

Early 2021 Cheer Dashed with Covid

Welcome to 2021. At Horse View UK we hope all our readers had the best Christmas they possibly could have done and stayed well and healthy. With the turn of the year and all the optimism th at brought, it was only a couple of days before reality struck once again over this hideous covid

Covid 19, Charlotte Dujardin and Piggy (French) March onto Glory

Hello to all our viewers and readers of our articles. This is the last ‘news bulletin’ we are to do in 2020, and what a year it has been – really, for all the wrong reasons.  Charlotte Dujardin won the British Dressage national Championship once again and Piggy March has been made ‘event rider ‘

2020 – The Most Extraordinary We Have Witnessed Since 1940s

2020 has been the most extraordinary we have all witnessed at least since the mid-1940s. Many countries have been in some form of ‘lock down’ since mid-March and as we review the sport horse year for both showjumping and dressage, two of the major European competing countries have just announced Christmas cancellation and a further

London Awards and £5 Million on Offer in Hong Kong

It is that time of year when awards are given out for the great and good of the equestrian sports horse world. This time virtually from London, but some worthy winners nevertheless. In Hong Kong, the main winter race meeting of the year was staged with over $5 million prize money on offer for the

Bloodstock Down but Certainly Not Out at The European Breeding Sales

While the world economies have been ravaged by Covid 19 in 2020, the European bloodstock world has proved to be remarkably resilient. “Keep going and carry on” seems to have been the year’s moto? Although prices have been down this year and sales have had to be rescheduled on more than one occasion, business has

European Breeding Sales Finish & Holly Smith Wins in Spain

The main European breeding sales are completed successfully in Newmarket and Deauville. For the first time since March this year, a few spectators have been allowed back to watch racing live. Top hats are outlawed in future dressage competitions from January 1st and Holly Smith takes the main showjumping Grand Prix of the week in

Mandatory Guide to Christmas – even in These Odd Times

It seems rather mandatory for a news blog to address the thorny subject of helping those who need it, to provide some ideas for Christmas. Why we think we are in such a good position to offer such advice is quite an enigma to me! However, as usual, there is a huge array of gifts
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