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What makes the Epsom Derby so special?

The Epsom Derby bills itself as “the greatest flat race in the world” and it never disappoints! It is a race that is steeped in history, the first race was way back in 1780 and ever since it has …


Refusal

Funny moments when racehorses refuse to race

Photo courtesy of the Racing Post Whether it’s refusing to come out of the stalls on the Flat or not fancying a trip over obstacles in Jumps racing, they certainly make for entertaining viewing. It …


QUIZ: Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Winners

The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is the second race in the British Champions Series mile division and sees the older generation of mile contenders fight it out for Group 1 honours. The role call of previous …

Dante winners that went on to Derby success

The Betway Dante Stakes at York has propelled many racehorses to Derby success and stardom. The Group 2 contest is considered a leading trial for the Epsom Derby in June. Run over a distance of 1 mile …

Stradivarius, Yorkshire Cup, tickets

WIN 2 Yorkshire Cup tickets on Friday 17th May

Racing at York kicks off for the season next week with the Dante Festival, and to celebrate we’re giving you the chance to be there on Friday 17th May for Yorkshire Cup Day! Simply go to our …


Chester racecourse

Chester: a unique racecourse

Chester is a racecourse with a fascinating and long history from Roman skeletons found on the site to blood-stained, medieval football matches. Combined with a rich history is a very unique track with …


Flat Jockeys' Championship

Who will be the 2019 Flat Champion Jockey?

The Flat Jockeys’ Championship 2019 will get underway this Saturday at the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket. Silvestre De Sousa is the leading contender for the title having dominated the last …


Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh’s 6 greatest partnerships

Yesterday legendary jockey Ruby Walsh announced his retirement from racing with immediate effect at Punchestown. In fitting style, he told racing’s media of his plan having just won the Grade …