The History of the World’s Oldest Classic – The St Leger

The St Leger is the World’s Oldest Classic, it was established in 1776 by army officer and politician Anthony St Leger. The race was named in Anthony’s honour after the success of the first race in September 1776.

The St Leger rose to prominence in 1800 when a horse called Champion won the Derby – St Leger double. The famous race has largely stayed the same since the distance was cut from two miles to one mile, six furlongs in 1813. The St Leger has continued to provide thrilling […]

Ride the St Leger course!

With the William Hill St Leger almost upon us, our friends at the QIPCO British Champions Series get the inside track on how to ride Doncaster’s British Classic course with Classic-winning jockey …

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QUIZ: St Leger Winning Jockeys

With Britain’s oldest and longest classic set to get underway next week. We’ve put together 8 images of past Champions stretching right back to 2001. Can you name all 8? Good Luck!

QUIZ: Darley Yorkshire Oaks Winning Jockeys

Enable and Frankie are synonymous with each other and will once again line up tomorrow to attempt to win a second Yorkshire Oaks. We’ve already given you one of the ten but how many other Yorkshire …

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EBOR QUIZ: Ten of the best

The Yorkshire Ebor Festival is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Northern Flat racing calendar and a wonderful contributor to Champions Series. This year is no different as the very best take …

Yorkshire Ebor Festival

Expect The Unexpected: Eight Ebor Upsets

The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival has had more than its fair share of shocks over the years; with some racing commentators going as far as to describe York’s Knavesmire as the graveyard of …

Japanese Superstars To Settle Shergar Shootout

This Saturday Ascot Racecourse plays host to the most unique fixture in the racing calendar. Being a professional jockey is in the main is a very individual profession. Riders usually ride for multiple …

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QUIZ: How much do you know about the Shergar Cup?

The Shergar Cup is one of the most unique fixtures in the global racing calendar, combined with a post-racing concert, it’s one of the highlights of the year at Ascot. The raceday is synonymous with …