Royal Ascot allowed crowds of 12,000 a day for pilot event

A crowd of 12,000 will be able to attend each day of Royal Ascot next month following confirmation from the course the five-day fixture has been selected as one of the government’s pilot [...]

Mann ‘delighted’ as last horse in yard is sold

Former trainer Charlie Mann can now enjoy a more leisurely pace of life after his last horse, Robaddan, sold as the first lot on the second and final day of the Goffs UK Horses in Training and [...]

Blanshard bows out after 41 years’ training

Michael Blanshard, Lambourn’s second-longest serving trainer behind Nicky Henderson, has brought his career to a close after 41 years, saying his small-scale operation is unviable in the [...]

Starman seeks Diamond glory for Walker

Two new kids on the sprinting block blasted away their more established rivals in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes – and Starman is now favourite to do it again at Royal Ascot with one [...]

Buveur D’Air and Altior to race on

Altior and Buveur D’Air will stay in training next season for Nicky Henderson, who revealed he is almost certain to test both over longer trips. The 11-year-old Altior, who has stuck to [...]