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British Olympic heroine Victoria Pendleton to swap the velodrome for the Cheltenham Festival

Even in her wildest dreams whilst competing at the London Olympic Games, the Cheltenham Festival would have seemed a million miles away for cycling champion Victoria Pendleton.

But, like all retired sporting heroes, new challenges are sought after to satisfy the desire to always be the best.

Very rarely does that challenge lead to something as daring as attempting to win at Cheltenham’s showcase race meeting, though.

Despite having no previous experience of horses, Pendleton […]

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Our pick of the Royal Ascot Fashion

Royal Ascot once again provided the pageantry and fashion extravaganza as the most fashionable in the land descended on Ascot for five days of fast-racing and frivolity. Here are our favourite picks …


Ryan Moore breaks Royal Ascot record

The World’s best Jockey, Ryan Moore, rode into the record books again this afternoon when he became the most successful rider at a single Royal Ascot in the post-war period having partnered nine horses …

All to play for in the #JockeyChamps

With the world’s most famous week of flat racing set to kick off tomorrow at Royal Ascot, things are hotting up in Stobart Flat Jockeys’ Championship with two former winners going to head to head …


The Royal Ascot Fashion and Etiquette Guide

Royal Ascot 5 things to remember: Gates open at 10:30am so remember to pace yourself. The last race isn’t until 5:35pm so if you’re planning on enjoying a few glasses of champagne keep in mind it …

Ryan Moore wins first Jockey of the Month Award

Ryan Moore has won the inaugural Stobart Jockey of the Month award as voted for by a panel of industry experts. Moore pipped the other shortlisted jockeys, including James Doyle and Paul Mulrennan, …


VIDEO: Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Course Ride

Classic-winning jockey John Reid went along with the British Champions Series to ride the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes course at Newbury Racecourse. Here, he talks you through how to ride the straight …


Spotlight on… Paul Mulrennan

At the age of 16, Paul Mulrennan said he had no idea what he wanted to do when he left school. Despite being part of a successful Gaelic football team, Mulrennan’s height meant he would be disadvantaged …


What is best turned-out?

Some of the greatest un-sung heroes you will see at the races are the grooms. They work very hard, riding out each day in all weathers and their horses don’t look immaculate by chance! It takes hours …