Henderson assistant Toby Lawes embarks on training career

Toby Lawes, the lucky man who has been the regular work-rider of the mighty Altior during his role as Nicky Henderson’s assistant, will embark on his own training career this year and [...]

Afaak makes it third time lucky with Hunt Cup win

They say the best way to achieve success is to try, try and try again and Afaak proved that motto correct by landing a big-field Royal Ascot handicap at the third attempt. Having finished seventh [...]

Osborne bullish about Raising Sand

Jamie Osborne won with Field Of Dream five years ago and is sounding pretty confident of bagging another success with Raising Sand, who will appreciate any rain that falls before post time. The [...]

Hills’ Phoenix Of Spain aiming for St James’s Palace success

As a two-year-old Phoenix Of Spain was very good. As a three-year-old he could be much more than that. He seeks to hammer home that point when venturing to Royal Ascot with the chance to stamp [...]

Corky calls time on an illustrious career

Albert ‘Corky’ Browne, Nicky Henderson’s legendary head lad since the Lambourn icon started training in 1978, has called time on his illustrious career. Widely regarded as a [...]

Hills’ Phoenix Of Spain takes Irish 2000 Guineas

Phoenix Of Spain upstaged his old rivals Too Darn Hot and Magna Grecia to take the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas in emphatic fashion at the Curragh. The Charlie Hills-trained colt had finished [...]

Battaash is back at the weekend at Haydock

Battaash is set to return to action in Saturday’s Group 2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock with his trainer Charlie Hills believing he has found the key to getting the explosive [...]

Racing hit by shock £15m fall in levy income

British racing’s finances have been dealt a huge blow with the news that income from the levy – the sport’s central funding system – has fallen unexpectedly by around £15 million in [...]

Many Clouds CJ ends 50-year career

Groom Chris ‘CJ’ Jerdin, a central character to the epic tale of ill-fated Grand National hero Many Clouds, has brought an end to his 50-year career in the sport. Originally from [...]

Altior takes Celebration with record-breaking 19th win

Altior took his unbeaten run over fences to a record 19 in a row as he led all the way to win the bet365 Celebration Chase for the third successive year at Sandown. Nicky Henderson’s superstar [...]