United Kingdom Horse Racing News

Trainers back decision to race in Ireland

Multiple Grade One-winning trainer Paul Nolan is among those backing Horse Racing Ireland's decision to let the sport continue behind closed doors.

British racing off until the end of April

The British Horseracing Authority has assured participants every effort will be made to financially support those who work in the industry.

National cancellation to cost millions

Bookmakers say the cancellation of the Grand National over the coronavirus crisis will cost the racing industry millions.

Grand National cancelled due to virus

The Jockey Club Racecourses have cancelled the Grand National Festival scheduled for April 2-4 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
British horserace meets

British horse races set to lock out fans

The British Horseracing Authority will ban spectators from attending all meets to avoid spreading coronavirus further among the population.
Cheltenham

British racing to move behind closed doors

Britain's racing industry is set to close events to the public at least until the end of March, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cheltenham Festival

Crowds only slightly down at Cheltenham

Cheltenham chief Ian Renton has admitted his relief after the four days of the famous jumps Festival went ahead without problems.
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Willie Mullins top trainer at Cheltenham

Willie Mullins has been crowned leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival for a seventh time with seven winners over the four days.

Oscar stays the distance at Cheltenham

Jockey Adam Wedge admits he was not hopeful Lisnagar Oscar could upset Paisley Park in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Betway to pay record gambling fine

Online gambling business Betway has been hit with a record PS11.6 million penalty package for a series of social responsibility and money laundering failings.
Benbatl

Benbatl to head to Dubai World Cup

Benbatl will bid to give trainer Saeed bin Suroor a record 10th victory in the Dubai World Cup following his tremendous effort in defeat in...
Boris Johnson

BHA to liaise with government over virus

The British Horseracing Authority says the industry's steering group will continue to liaise with the government regarding coronavirus protocols.

Un De Sceaux retired after injury

Trainer Willie Mullins has announced the retirement of popular jumper Un De Sceaux because of injury.

Two winners for comeback jockey Johnson

Richard Johnson has made the perfect return to the saddle at Musselburgh, landing a double from his first two rides back from injury.
Big Blue

Big Blue with Cheltenham Festival options

Trainer Ciaron Maher will travel to England to watch Big Blue compete at the famous Cheltenham Festival.

Johnson cleared to ride and chase title

Champion British jumps jockey Richard Johnson is set to return to the saddle following his recovery from a broken arm.

Popular stayer Double Trigger has died

Trainer Mark Johnston has led tributes to popular stayer Double Trigger who has died at the age of 28.

Richard Johnson nearing racing return

Champion British jumps jockey Richard Johnson is nearing a return to riding after being out of action with a broken arm.

Aspell calls time on riding career

Dual Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell has announced his retirement.

Donnacha O’Brien trains first winner

Donnacha O'Brien is off the mark as a trainer with Flower Garland winning at Dundalk.

Injured Native River out of Gold Cup

Native River has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a suspensory injury.

Cyrname recovering from Ascot fall

Paul Nicholls has described star steeplechaser Cyrname's escape from injury in a fall at Ascot as the biggest winner of the day.
Tiger Roll

Tiger Roll only 50-50 for third National

Tiger Roll is only 50-50 to bid for a third Grand National win with his owners unhappy with the weight he will have to carry.

Altior back in business at Newbury

Altior has returned to the winner's list at Newbury after a shock defeat and is back on track for Cheltenham.
Benbatl

Benbatl wins dirt debut at Meydan

Caulfield Stakes winner and Cox Plate runner-up Benbatl has made a winning debut on dirt at Meydan.