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Entries announced for QIPCO British Champions Day

Golden Horn, Solow and Gleneagles are just three of the 232 horses to have been entered for QIPCO British Champions Day races on October 17.

The star trio head a list of horses – including the winners of no fewer than 64 Group 1 races, including 15 European Classics – who will be hoping to scoop up some of the £4.1m on offer at Britain’s richest raceday.

The likes of Free Eagle, The Grey Gatsby, Postponed, Time Test and the ever-popular Cirrus Des Aigles, could all oppose […]



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 …