Black Monday: RIP Darlan

RACNG is a joyous sport. But it does have the ability to leave you with a gut-wrenching feeling of emptiness. The sad death of Darlan was such a moment today. Here was the heir to the Champion Hurdle throne, lobbing along at the last flight on his way to a likely victory, but within a …[Read More]

Fighting Fifth preview

by RORY JIWANI, Head of PR at StanJames Saturday’s StanJames.com Fighting Fifth at Newcastle is sure to be the best renewal for many a year with three winners from this year’s Cheltenham Festival set to line up. StanJames Champion Hurdler Rock On Ruby will head to Gosforth Park with Supreme victor Cinders And Ashes and …[Read More]

Cheltenham Open Meeting: Day three

Today has lost some of its lustre with the defections of Sprinter Sacre and Darlan but it is still a cracking card. Here are some pointers… 1.10: This is a race to sit back and enjoy rather than risk your money. A superb novice chase, which sees the fencing debut of the much-heralded Captain Conan. …[Read More]