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Hanagan, Makin and De Sousa shortlisted for July’s Jockey of the Month

July has been a month of change in the Stobart Flat Jockey’s Championship, seeing Brazilian-born jockey Silvestre De Sousa burst into the lead after long-time leader Ryan Moore was ruled out for the season with injury. De Sousa, who is riding as a freelance this year, has stolen a march on his weighing room rivals racking up an impressive 32 winners in July alone earning him a nomination for July’s Jockey of the Month. De Sousa’s Championship tally now sits at 72, a whole 17 winners ahead […]


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. …


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 …