Can Forest Ranger spring a surprise?

Forest Ranger

JOCKEY Tony Hamilton is hoping the Richard Fahey-trained Forest Ranger can upstage Classic winners Masar and Saxon Warrior in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and provide him with the biggest success of his career. The Group One summer showpiece, which forms part of the 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series, has drawn a final field of eight. It carries prize …[Read More]

Heroes of The Grand National

Neptune Collonges

by MACIEJ KUREK THERE aren’t many races in the horse racing calendar as well known as The Grand National. Throughout the year, there are some top events, such as Royal Ascot, but it’s The Grand National that appeals to all. This annual event sees everyone, not just horse racing fans, on the edge of their …[Read More]

Dettori leading Royal Ascot rider after day one

Frankie dettori

FRANKIE Dettori recorded an 87/1 treble on day one of Royal Ascot and his 59th victory overall at the Royal Meeting, where he is the leading jockey after day one. It followed the impressive success of 8/1 shot Monarchs Glen, trained by John Gosden, also landing a treble on the day, in the concluding Listed …[Read More]

Changes in online sports betting

online gambling

by STACY SMITH Sports betting is on the rise, as is all online gaming. Recently the UCGC put restrictions on live betting and the use of free bets as they believe it promotes repetitive gambling, and this caters for gambling addiction. Probably not a coincidence, as the British Gambling Commission is a very active and efficient organ. The …[Read More]

Justify bids for Triple Crown glory

Triple Crown Justify

JUSTIFY will bid to become the 13th horse to win the American Triple Crown on Saturday. American Pharoah in 2015 is the only horse to achieve the treble of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes since Affirmed and Steve Cauthen went into racing folklore in 1978. Some of the other equine legends to …[Read More]

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]