United Kingdom Horse Racing News

Sizing John out for the rest of the season

Star Irish jumper Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback.

Equilateral notches win in Dubai

Equilateral has put his name in the hat for top sprint honours with an impressive performance to win the Dubai Dash Listed Handicap at Meydan.

Johnson to have surgery on broken arm

Champion British jumps jockey Richard Johnson is to have an operation on his broken right arm after a fall at Exeter but hopes to be...

Defi Du Seuil beats Un De Sceaux at Ascot

Defi Du Seuil has asserted his superiority over Un De Sceaux in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

BHA CEO Rust to stand down at year end

Nick Rust will step down from his position as chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority at the end of the year.
Rocha Clock

Marquand makes most of Sydney opportunity

A budding star in the English riding ranks, Tom Marquand's skills were on display at Randwick where he rode a winning double for trainer John...
Oisin Murphy

Six winners for Oisin Murphy at Nakayama

British champion Oisin Murphy has ridden six winners at the Nakayama race meeting as he continues his winning association with Japan.

Tom Queally wins hurdle race at Tramore

Frankel's jockey Tom Queally has teamed with his trainer father, Declan, to win over hurdles on Owenacurra Lass.

Gun chaser Sizing John back after 733 days

Punchestown racegoers are in for a treat when 2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John takes on this year's Cesarewitch and Irish National winners over hurdles.

Trainers Nicholls, Henderson receive OBEs

Trainers Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson, two of National Hunt racing's biggest names, have both received OBEs in the New Year Honours list.

Clan Des Obeaux in King George repeat

Clan Des Obeaux has defended his title and given trainer Paul Nicholls a record 11th victory in the King George VI Chase..

Big Blue pulled up in Christmas Hurdle

Epatante has proved herself a class above in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton with Australian jumper Big Blue pulled out of the race.

Six contenders for King George VI Chase

A select field of six will go to post for the King George VI Chase at Kempton.

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...