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

The Queen at RWHS – In 2020 Windsor Goes Virtual

This week should have seen the seventy seventh annual Royal Windsor Horse Show take place in the Great Park at Windsor with the magnificent Windsor Castle providing the unique back drop. It is a show which is synonymous with Royalty as the Queen and all her family have been regular visitors every year since the
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