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 [...]

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 [...]

Mutasaabeq to be supplemented for 2,000 Guineas

Shadwell Racing will supplement Mutasaabeq for Saturday’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas in the hope he can record an “extraordinary” victory following the death of owner Sheikh Hamdan Al [...]

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