Crowds to return to England next week

In a move welcomed with surprise and delight by racing and bookmakers UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced English racecourses will be allowed to…

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1:00 Lingfield

“He ran well on Saturday but just missed the break and no matter what we do, he seems to come out steady. Six-furlongs gives him a little bit more of a chance to get into it. He ran very well finishing second and he could have probably won. If he takes to the quick race which sprinters can normally do, then he must have every chance. He seems fresh and well.”

William Muir


4:00 Wolverhampton

Spirit Of Rowdown

Mark Usher

He was always a bit of an underachiever before he won and he’s taken a hike of 6lb for that. If the race falls right for him then he’s in there with a reasonable shout.

2:55 Lingfield

Saratoga Gold

Charles Hills

Last time out he was slow away and finished his race really well. Steps up in trip today to 1m 2f which I think will suit him and I hope he can break better out of stall 7. I think he is a horse that is improving with each run.

PRICE 13/2
1:36 Southwell


Nicky Henderson

Firestep is a lovely big horse but I am not sure this is the ideal track for a horse of his size and it looks as if there might be some quite smart horses in here but he does work well.


News in Brief

Mullins and staff sanctioned after grooms failed to self-isolate

Champion trainer Willie Mullins has been fined €2,500 and banned from attending racecourses for two weeks after he was deemed responsible for two of his staff attending Punchestown on Saturday having been at Aintree a week earlier.

Rust urges tracks to take government support package

BHA chief executive Nick Rust said it was in the sport’s interest to “unlock as much of this money as we can” after the government announced £40 million in loans was available to English racing.

You are spoilt for choice with our Lambourn trainers

THE Lambourn Valley, situated in the north-east corner of Berkshire, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country.

With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres and with more than 30 trainers to choose from – your racehorse could not be in a better place whether it be a flat or National Hunt horse. Our new website is here to provide the latest information of the day-to-day goings on in Lambourn plus quotations from all the day’s runners from our trainers (when available).

There is also information and contact details for all our trainers; the history of training horses in Lambourn; where to stay; our annual Lambourn Open Day – which is held on Good Friday (April 10th, 2020) and all the latest news.

Chantry House wins for trainer Nicky Henderson on debut over fences at Ascot.
Chantry House wins for trainer Nicky Henderson on debut over fences at Ascot.