Category: Horse Racing Articles

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Cheltenham Festival: what the trainers say

Jump racing’s leading trainers have been talking about their plans for the 2020 Chelteham Festival. Here’s what they had to say. Minehead-based Philip Hobbs has recorded 20 winners at The Festival. His headline act...

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Highs and lows

Gary McKenzie on the emotional highs and lows of racing There were worrying scenes at Ascot last week after the top-rated chaser, Cyrname, fell at the last fence. It was a horrible fall (as...

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Cheltenham Festival jockeys: the essential stats

Cheltenham Festival jockeys: the stats Ruby Walsh, the most successful jockey of all-time at the Cheltenham Festival, will be honoured from 2020 onwards at the four-day extravaganza, when the Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award...

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Horse welfare – racing’s five-year strategy

British horseracing’s Horse Welfare Board, which is independently chaired, has  published its five-year strategic plan for the welfare of horses bred for racing. The strategy focuses on the ambition that every horse bred to...

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The Racing Hub Round-up: the week’s top stories

Your weekly round-up of top racing stories in a nutshell, plus upcoming fixtures Racing and Racecourses Horse Racing Ireland has announced that the Punchestown and Fairyhouse meetings, which were both cancelled in recent days,...

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Grand National 2020 weights

Randox Health Grand National 2020 weights Tiger Roll and stablemate Delta Work, with respective ratings of 170, have been allotted top weight of 11st 10lb for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree...