The July Festival at Newmarket: High Stakes Excitement in a Classic Setting

If you're looking for an exciting glimpse of top-tier Thoroughbred racing this summer, look no further than the July Festival at Newmarket. This venerable festival features some of the best Group 1 sprinters in the world in a gorgeous, lush…

When the Going Gets Tough... Your Horse Just Might Win

When many punters look at their racing form guides, they examine the horses' records for finishes, look at the trainers and scope out the jockeys to place their bets. But a big factor in race results often gets overlooked: track conditions.…

The Most Heartwarming Grand National Moments

The beauty and exhilaration of watching the Grand National, or any big sporting event, does not just come from viewing the feats of athleticism, power and skill, but from the universal human narratives that entwine them. The Grand National may…

Will The Racing Industry Bet On Robotic Jockeys?

One sport has made international headlines recently for switching to robotic jockeys. It's not horse racing but camel racing. For centuries, young children were forced to endure cruel conditions in order to pilot racing camels. That practice…

Which Horse Will You Back For The Grand National?

With just over a month to go before one of the biggest horse racing events in the year’s calendar - the Grand National - excitement is already mounting. Although horse racing isn’t as universally popular as some other sports in the UK –…

And They're Off

And they're off....... The days of January are well underway, despite the wet and windy start we seem to be doing rather well with our winter weather this year. A very welcome bonus for us equine and canine lovers, as the cleaning of wet dogs,…

Martin Dwyer Hearing Date Confirmed

Horse racing fans – if you have been checking out our site lately – you will know that we have been following the Martin Dwyer story with interest, as we see whether he will be able to clear his name and get rid of his ban. It has been announced…

Australian Horse Racing Bans Anabolic Steroids

In most sports you will find that there are some kind of performance enhancers that need to be controlled by the appropriate authorities and Horse Racing is no different. Australia are taking a zero tolerance policy to any kind of drugs including…
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A.P. McCoy 4000 Infographic

Yesterday champion jockey A.P. McCoy notched up his 4000th winner at Towcester racecourse. Below you can view his career landmark achievements in this fantastic infographic.