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Experts warn Brexit could hurt UK racing

The British racing industry believes the average Briton is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and Brexit could hurt its ability to find racing grooms.
William Hill

Hefty $10 Million penalty for UK bookmaker William Hill

British bookmaker William Hill will have to pay STG6.2 million in penalties for breaching anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

Efforts ramp up to get Winx to England

English racing officials are in Australia ramping up efforts to convince the connections of Winx to take her to the northern hemisphere.
Ted Durcan

Veteran jockey Ted Durcan retires

Classic-winning jockey Ted Durcan has announced his retirement after 25 years in the saddle.

Waiting Patiently wins prestigious Ascot Chase

Waiting Patiently is by no means certain to line up at Cheltenham despite maintaining his perfect record over fences in the Ascot Chase.

Kalashnikov takes rich hurdle race for UK’s youngest trainer

Kalashnikov has won the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury for Britain's youngest trainer Amy Murphy.
Dominic Gardiner-Hill BHA head of Handicapping

Dominic Gardiner-Hill named new BHA Head of Handicapping

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is pleased to announce that Dominic Gardiner-Hill has been appointed as the governing body’s new head of handicapping. Dominic, 53,...

UK bookies bracing themselves for Winx

Despite being none the wiser about her potential presence at Royal Ascot, UK bookmakers are already bracing themselves for the arrival of the magnificent mare.
Criquette Head-Maarek

No winners for Criquette Head-Maarek in final races

Criquette Head-Maarek has sent out her final runners as a trainer at Chantilly.
Jamie Stier leaving BHA

Start date set for RV’s ex-BHA head of integrity .. May 1st 2018

Racing Victoria has announced a start date for Jamie Stier to begin his role as executive general manager of integrity services.

BHA to conduct full review of UK equine anti-doping rules

The British Horseracing Authority has announced a full review of anti-doping rules.
Opal Tiara

Opal Tiara looks to go one better in this years G2 Cape Verdi

One year after finishing a solid second in the Group 2 Cape Verdi (1600m), The Filly Folly and Sweet Partnership’s Opal Tiara appears primed to...

Criquette Head-Maarek announces retirement from training

Criquette Head-Maarek, the trainer of dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Treve, has announced her retirement.
Willie Mullins

Un De Sceaux wins third Clarence Chase at Ascot

The Willie Mullins-trained Un De Sceaux has claimed a third success in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.
Global Sprint Challenge

Global Sprint Challenge on hold due to Australian Govt. policies

Due to the restrictions placed on the movement of horses between Hong Kong and Australia, organisers have taken the decision to suspend the Global Sprint...

Mike Tindall & Zara Phillips make $90,000 on Magic Millions pinhook

A filly bought by Mike Tindall as a weanling has more than doubled her price at the Magic Millions Yearling sale.
Raz De Maree & James Bowen

Young and the old in Welsh Grand National

Raz De Maree has proved age is just a number with the 13-year-old successful in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, ridden by the youngest...
Robin Dickin

Trainer Robin Dickin to appeal protest result at Bangor race

An English trainer will appeal a stewards' decision to demote one of his horses on protest after a dead-heat.

GBI Racing looking elsewhere after Israel departure

GBI Racing is searching for other opportunities after the Israeli government introduced a ban on horse racing betting. The UK-based corporation, which distributes coverage of...
Daniele Porcu

Italian jockey Daniele Porcu dies aged 34

Germany-based Italian jockey Daniele Porcue has died aged 34, a few weeks after revealing he had cancer.
Steve Drowne was retired on a winning note.

Jockey Steve Drowne retires a winner

British jockey Steve Drowne has ended his 27-riding career on a high with victory in his final race at Lingfield.

Faugheen disappoints at Leopardstown

Willie Mullins will go back to the drawing board with star hurdler Faugheen after his shock failure at Leopardstown.
Road To Respect

Road To Respect aims for Cheltenham Gold Cup

Trainer Noel Meade now has his sights firmly on the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Road To Respect after his victory in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase.
Might BIte

Might Bite wins King George Chase

Might Bite has advanced his Cheltenham Gold Cup claims with victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton.

Santa Claus in hot water with stewards

Santa Claus has found himself on the wrong side of BHA stewards after an unauthorised visit to Lingfield races.