BHA and government sources move to quash shutdown rumours

Government officials have moved to quash rumours that an imminent stoppage of elite sport in Britain is planned, the Racing Post understands. Officials from the Department for Digital, Culture, [...]

Racing goes ahead at Chepstow, Wincanton and Kempton after inspections

Chepstow’s rescheduled Coral Welsh National card has been given the green light this morning after the track passed a morning inspection. Temperatures dropped to 0C overnight in south Wales [...]

Seven Barrows in short shutdown following Kempton flops

The famed Seven Barrows stable of Nicky Henderson is set for a short shutdown, the champion trainer revealed on Monday – a day after stable star Altior suffered just his second defeat over fences [...]

Fusil Raffles has Marsh in his sights

Nicky Henderson saw his highly regarded hotpot Chantry House finish only third at 8-11 in the 2m4½f novice chase but it was still a winning race for the champion trainer, whose Fusil Raffles [...]

Racegoers enjoy return to the track

Racing’s soul returned to English courses for the first time in nearly nine months on Wednesday as punters revelled again in watching live racing in what they described as a welcoming and safe [...]

Racing fans all set for Ludlow and Lingfield on Wednesday

Spectators are to go racing again in England on Wednesday after the British government relaxed its coronavirus restrictions, with Ludlow and Lingfield expected to be the first to welcome crowds [...]

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 start welcoming back limited crowds from [...]

Racing gets green light to continue in latest lockdown

Prime minister Boris Johnson last night announced a second national lockdown for England from Thursday until December 2, including the closure of all betting shops, but racing will be allowed to [...]

New restrictions mean no crowds for six months

British racing was left reeling on Tuesday following the devastating news that crowds are unlikely to return for six months – something one of the industry’s most senior figures said [...]

Battaash – best sprinter in the world

Toughing it out when things are against you is the true mark of a champion – which is why Charlie Hills thought this was Battaash’s day of days. Watching a 1-2 favourite grind out victory [...]