Starman retired after setback rules him out of Champions Sprint

July Cup winner Starman will miss the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes and has been retired to stud. He suffered a minor setback while being prepared for Saturday’s Ascot showdown and will [...]

Legendary chaser Altior is retired

Altior, who slipped seamlessly into the big boots of the mighty Sprinter Sacre as the kingpin at Nicky Henderson’s powerful yard and set a world record of 19 consecutive wins over jumps, [...]

Battaash leaves Lambourn for last time

Battaash, the best sprinter of his generation who touched so many hearts during his racing career over six seasons, left Charlie Hills’s Lambourn stable for the final time on Wednesday [...]

Pyledriver ruled out of International

Coronation Cup winner Pyledriver will miss next week’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York due to continued tenderness on a pulled muscle that ruled the colt out of last month’s [...]

Hills pays moving tribute as ‘horse of a lifetime’ Battaash is retired

An emotional Charlie Hills was close to tears as he paid tribute to Battaash, describing arguably the greatest gelding ever trained on the Flat in Britain as his horse of a lifetime. It is ten [...]

Starman comes good in Darley July Cup

Ed Walker has always had an unshakeable belief in Starman but anyone who had caught the Lambourn trainer shortly before Saturday’s Group 1 Darley July Cup will have seen that belief, for [...]

Oxted takes King’s Stand for Teal

Late money forced Oxted down from 8-1 to 4-1 and it proved to be a well-founded gamble as Cieren Fallon calmly plotted his way to a first Royal Ascot success in the most furious race of the week. [...]

Group 1 glory for Plyedriver

William Muir enjoyed a first success at Group 1 level along with joint-trainer Chris Grassick, as Pyledriver broke the heart of Al Aasy to land a thrilling Coral Coronation Cup on rain-softened [...]

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 [...]