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Bell and Turner battle it out at Carlisle’s Ultimate Ladies’ Night

Last night Carlisle played host to the only female-only race card in the world – the Ultimate Ladies’ Night.

The evening kicked off with the Lady Riders’ Invitational Handicap for Lady Amateur riders, with a decisive win for Miss S Brotherton and Glasgon.

Hayley Turner then added to her tally for the season with a win in the Fifth Avenue Jewellery Handicap on favourite Iftikaar. This was the horse’s first win since his claimer at Redcar, and he travelled strongly for a stylish […]


A History of the Shergar Cup

This week we’re looking to the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup on Saturday 9 August, held at Ascot, and look at the horse that gave its name to the event – Shergar. Shergar’s name is infamous …


Hughes is Simply Glorious at Goodwood

Richard Hughes heads to into his final Glorious Goodwood (Qatar Goodwood Festival) this week before hanging up his boots and retiring from the saddle on Saturday. Hughsie (as he’s affectionately known) …

A Bluffer’s Guide to the Qatar Goodwood Festival

It is one of the most picturesque courses in the WORLD Set right at the top of the Sussex Downs, visitors can see for miles into the distance before the horses come bounding past at speeds in excess …


Ten Things you didn’t know about Panama Hats

It is often considered that, if Glorious Goodwood were to be manifest as an item of millinery, it would be a Panama hat. Those in the know at this year’s Qatar Goodwood Festival will surely sport …


Top 12 funniest horse names

Sometimes in racing the odd name slips through the net that leaves us all in stitches. Here we give you the low down on the top 12 that have given us a right old chuckle when running on the track. Two …

Is Horse Racing the #homeofsport?

VisitEngland have launched a brand new campaign to find the country’s true #homeofsport, and we need your help! Celebrating 2015’s summer of sport, the campaign aims to find the real home of sport …

Is Horse Racing the #homeofsport?

VisitEngland have launched a brand new campaign to find the country’s true #homeofsport, and we need your help! Celebrating 2015’s summer of sport, the campaign aims to find the real home of sport …


Racecourse attendance reaches record heights

The Racecourse Association announced today a dramatic increase in the number of racegoers in the first six months of 2015 – to 2,987,103. This has built on the current record figures of 2011 to bring …


Dettori named June Jockey of the Month

A weekend which ended with Frankie Dettori interviewing Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone began with the Italian being named the Stobart Jockey of the Month for June. …