United Kingdom Horse Racing News

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.

Newcastle to stage delayed Group 1 Trophy

Newcastle will stage the rescheduled Futurity Trophy, making the first Group One race to take place on an all-weather surface in Britain.

O’Brien to have five juveniles in Trophy

Mogul will lead a five-strong Aidan O'Brien team into battle in the Futurity Trophy at Doncaster with Andrew Balding to saddle Kameko, their only rival.
Prince Of Arran

Prince Of Arran too strong in Geelong Cup

Prince Of Arran has continued a trend of international winners in the Geelong Cup with his victory in the Melbourne Cup lead-up race.

O’Brien dominates final British Group One

Aidan O'Brien is responsible for 11 of the 12 juveniles remaining in the Futurity Trophy at Doncaster, Britain's final Group One race of the season.

Sad end for Wicklow Brave in America

Trainer Willie Mullins has paid tribute to Wicklow Brave after he suffered a fatal fall at Far Hills racecourse in America.

Dettori reaches 250 Group One landmark

Frankie Dettori has reached a landmark 250 Group One winners with Star Catcher's victory in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Magical performance in Champion Stakes

Magical has stamped her class on the Champion Stakes at Ascot to give trainer Aidan O'Brien his first win in the race.

Kew Gardens ends Stradivarius streak

Stradivarius has suffered his first defeat in almost two years with Kew Gardens on top in a pulsating climax to the British Champions Long Distance...

Crystal Ocean snapped up by Coolmore

Crystal Ocean is to stand at Coolmore's Beeches Stud as a National Hunt stallion.

Enable to jump from barrier nine in Arc

Enable will start from barrier nine in her bid for an unprecedented third win in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Nagano Gold primed for Arc experience

Nagano Gold will carry the hopes of the Czech Republic when he lines up against Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp.

Earthlight maintains unbeaten record

Two-year-old Earthlight has taken his perfect record to five in the Group One Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Benbatl dominant in Newmarket return

Godolphin's Benbatl has made a successful return at Newmarket in his first start since his second to Winx in the Cox Plate.

Jockey Carson gets six months for cocaine

English jockey William Carson, the grandson of the legendary Willie Carson, has been banned for six months after testing positive to cocaine.

Smullen thrilled with charity donations

Jockey Pat Smullen says he is overwhelmed by the response to his fund-raising efforts for cancer research which realied 2.5 million Euros.

Pinatubo receives Timeform rating of 134

Unbeaten Godolphin colt Pinatubo has been given a Timeform rating of 134, the highest for a juvenile since Celtic Swing more than 25 years ago..

Retired champion McCoy wins charity race

Retired champion jockey Tony McCoy has come out on top in a race for charity organised by cancer sufferer, fellow rider, Pat Smullen.