United Kingdom Horse Racing News

Nicholls keen to add to King George tally

Champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls remains hungry to add to his incredible record in the King George VI Chase at Kempton.

Hollie Doyle wins first race in Qatar

Hollie Doyle has added another landmark success to a record-breaking year with victory on Maystar on her first ride in Qatar.

Sandown jockeys win appeal against ban

All seven jockeys banned for 10 days for completing a voided race at Sandown have had their suspensions quashed on appeal.

Altior likely to miss King George Chase

Trainer Nicky Henderson has revealed Altior is unlikely to take up his entry in the King George VI Chase after an unconvincing work-out.
Raymond Tusk

Raymond Tusk a winner at Newcastle

English Melbourne Cup runner Raymond Tusk has returned home to win his way into the All-Weather Championships finals with victory at Newcastle.

Seven British jockeys banned in void race

In a dramatic conclusion to the London National at Sandown, the race has been declared void and seven jockeys suspended.
Aspetar

Watson’s rapid rise brings a first Hong Kong assignment with Aspetar

Aspetar’s rider in Sunday’s (8 December) Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) will be a 19-year-old who says “I can’t believe the position I’m...
Anthony Van Dyck

Anthony Van Dyck is a Derby first at the Hong Kong International Races

It was the master Italian breeder Federico Tesio who once remarked that the existence of the thoroughbred depended on a single criterion, namely the winning...

Hollie Doyle sets record for female riders

Hollie Doyle has become winning-most female jockey in a calendar year in Britain, claiming her 107th victory at Southwell.
Young Rascal

Haggas has international aims for reformed Young Rascal

William Haggas believes you need a fresh horse to compete in horse racing’s international winter prizes and in “reformed character” Young Rascal he has just...
Silvestre de Sousa

De Sousa’s feeling the Power ahead of IJC defence

Hong Kong ‘gets’ Silvestre de Sousa. It has for a good while now. The city’s racing fans, its owners, its trainers, all of them hardheaded...
Prince Of Arran

Fellowes hopes Prince Of Arran will bring his Melbourne best to HK

Charlie Fellowes has a charm and approachability that is probably nudging Group 1 class but talking to Prince Of Arran’s trainer one continually gets the...

Hollie Doyle equals female season record

Hollie Doyle has equalled Josephine Gordon's British record of 106 winners by a female rider in a calendar year.

Murphy wins Japan Cup on Suave Richard

Champion British jockey Oisin Murphy has added another notable victory to his CV in the Japan Cup aboard Suave Richard.

Cyrname claims Altior’s scalp at Ascot

Altior has suffered his first defeat over jumps with Cyrname running out a brilliant all-the-way winner at Ascot.

Hollie Doyle reaches century of winners

Hollie Doyle has recorded a landmark winner at Chelmsford with victory aboard The Perfect Crown giving her a 100th success of the year.
Big Blue

Big Blue bound for Cheltenham festival

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have Big Blue booked for a return trip to Europe with a view to running him at the Cheltenham Festival.
Chris Connett

Appleby with two strong chances at Sandown

English trainer Charlie Appleby has only had one starter in Melbourne this spring but could end the carnival on a winning note with two chances...

Enable crowned Europe’s best for 2nd time

Enable has been named the 2019 Cartier Horse of the Year - becoming the third horse to be awarded the title on two occasions.

BHA to look at penalties for modified whip

Penalties for the use of modified whips could be reconsidered by the British Horseracing Authority following an incident at Chelmsford.
Joseph O'Brien

Iridessa in famous win for Joseph O’Brien

Joseph O'Brien has become the youngest trainer to saddle a Breeders' Cup winner when Iridessa stormed home in the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa...

Kameko powers to Trophy success

Kameko has raced into the history books with an impressive success in the rescheduled Futurity Trophy at Newcastle.
Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons to play Sir Henry Cecil

Jeremy Irons will play legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil in a film about champion Frankel's unbeaten career.

Trainer Mark Johnston sets British record

Mark Johnston has broken the record for the number of winners trained in a calendar year in Britain.

Temperature scuppers Magical swan song

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has confirmed Magical will miss the Breeders' Cup and will be immediately retired from racing.