2018 Epsom Derby: Young Rascal the value

Young Rascal and the 2018 Epsom Derby

THERE was something about William Haggas after his strapping young colt Young Rascal had won the Chester Vase. After the race, he couldn’t stop talking. Quizzed by the press pack about his young colt, he found himself waxing lyrical about what he had just done and what he could become. It resonated in a way …[Read More]

Dante: 1945 Derby winner


by GRAHAM OLIVER THE Dante Stakes at York is named after the 1945 Derby winner. He was trained by Matthew Peacock at Middleham in North Yorkshire and was the last northern-trained Derby winner, and the first since Pretender in 1869. Dante was a brown colt by the unbeaten Nearco, out of Rosy Legend (Dark Legend). As a …[Read More]

French team to strike at Newmarket

Alexis Badel

THE up-and-coming French trainer/jockey combination of Henri-Francois Devin and Alexis Badel will be represented on Newmarket’s historic Rowley Mile for the first time on Sunday when Golden Legend takes part in the £105,000 Group 2 Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes. This nine furlong contest, the main supporting race on the QIPCO 1000 Guineas card, has eight fillies and …[Read More]

Addeybb heads strong Lockinge entry


THE upwardly mobile Addeybb heads a strong entry for the £350,000 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 19. The race is run over the straight mile and has retained 25 contenders following yesterday’s scratchings deadline. The race is the showpiece of Newbury’s Flat season and one of the world’s top 100 Group One races …[Read More]

Dan’s Dream victory would be a fairytale

Dan's Dream

DAN’S DREAM and Soliloquy were both added to the potential field for the one mile fillies’ Classic at a cost of £30,000 each, meaning that there were 18 entries for the Group 1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas, the second leg of the 2018 QIPCO British Champions Series, following Monday’s confirmation stage. Dan’s Dream would be a fairytale winner of …[Read More]

17 remain in QIPCO 2000 Guineas

2000 Guineas

Tip Two Win, one of 17 colts still engaged in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas following Monday’s confirmation stage, put the finishing touches to his Classic preparations with a gallop at Lambourn. Worth £500,000 in prize money, the one mile event will herald the start of the 2018 QIPCO British Champions Series when it gets under way …[Read More]