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De Kock Runs Riot at Meydan

South African trainer Mike de Kock is teaching the locals a thing or two out in Dubai and took his total to eight winners for the carnival with a stunning four-timer on Thursday that included success in the UAE 1000 Guineas with odds-on favourite…

Collingridge Retirement a Blow

Within the space of a month Newmarket's racehorse training community is set to lose its second well-known name following the news that the popular Hugh Collingridge is to quit training only a matter of weeks after another well known senior handler,…

Ashkazar Team Leaning Towards World Hurdle Challenge

Paul Nicholls Big Buck's looks the big banker of the meeting for many punters at the forthcoming Cheltenham Festival in mid-March, but there is no such thing as a certainty in racing and connections of recent course winner Ashkazar are seriously…

Theatre Star Turn At Kempton

In a somewhat surprising move, trainer Nicky Henderson has chosen to bypass the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase and target the Grade 1 King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day with his progressive second season chaser Riverside Theatre, writes…

Guineas Hope Martins a Doncaster Possible

The eagerly anticipated second career outing of the Jeremy Noseda-trained colt Peter Martins could be in Doncaster's Group 2 Champagne Stakes at the St Leger meeting, but a decision as to whether or not the impressive Newmaket maiden winner…

Betting Industry Turns Back On Racing

The news that two of the most high profile bookmaker PR figures have left the business is just the latest in a recent wave of indicators that suggest that racing is rapidly falling down the list of Horse race betting bookmakers priority interests,…

Venturi Leaps Up Grand National list

Vic Venturi put in a polished performance to land one of Ireland's principal John Smiths Grand National Trials, the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse, and is now amongst the ante-post favourites for the big race in April, writes Elliot Slater. Winner…

Dark Horse Possol Treading Unique Aintree Path

Henry Daly is not by nature the most optimistic of characters but there is little doubt that the Shropshire handler holds high hopes that his Possol could do something special at Aintree in April, writes Elliot Slater. Only a seven-year-old,…

Ante Post Grand National Runners

It's still four months until the 2010 Grand National (10th April 2010) but already there are some movements on the runners in the race on the ante post markets. If you've got a pre-race favorite already it might be worth tracking the ante post…

Fergie To Win Gold Cup?

The 2009 Gold Cup final entrants have just been announced today and the field of runners has gone from 37 entrants down to 21 for the race this Saturday (November 28th) the prize for the winner is a cool £200,000! Previous winner Denman takes…