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‘It Is Quite A Shock’: Britain’s Kempton Park Set For Demolition

The racing industry in Britain was dealt a surprise blow when the Jockey Club announced Tuesday that Kempton Park racecourse in southwest London would be sold and the property developed for housing. The Guardian reports that Kempton Park, which is home to both all-weather and jumps courses, will have its racing fixtures, including the prestigious Group […]

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Not Today: With Clear Lead, Horse Props Just Short Of Finish Line

In a novice hurdle at the United Kingdom’s Sandown Racecourse on Friday, Starvin Marvin earned a very dramatic and unlikely victory when the clear leader What’s The Scoop propped and veered off the path just a couple hundred yards from the wire, according to the Mirror. “We were a very lucky winner. It is usually […]

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British Jockey Club Attendance Just Shy Of Two Million In 2015

The Jockey Club reports that 1,946,644 people visited the races in Britain over the course of 2015. Despite 26 fewer racing fixtures staged by the Jockey Club, there was an 8.5% increase in attendance over 2014, according to The Racing Post. The figures do not include the those from the Derby meeting at Epsom. “More […]

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California Chrome, seen galloping at Newmarket in April (photo courtesy Racing UK)
California Chrome Among Pre-Entries For Coral-Eclipse Stakes

After a run in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot June 16, California Chrome could go to the G1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes July 4 at Sandown Park. Other horses pre-entered for the race include the globetrotting gelding Cirrus des Aigles and G1 winner Criterion and Spielberg. “The thinking behind the Coral-Eclipse is straightforward,” co-owner […]

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Champion Jockey McCoy Closes Out Riding Career

Jockey A P McCoy finished third on the final two mounts of his career after being named champion rider for the 20th time Saturday at Sandown Park. McCoy, who has 4,348 victories in Great Britain and Ireland to his name, guided Mr Mole and Box Office to third-place finishes in Saturday races. The jockey’s last […]

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Despite Grandstand Fire, Racing to Continue at Aussie Racecourse

Despite incurring damage in the upper level of the grandstand due to a fire, representatives from Sandown Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, indicated that racing would go on as planned this Saturday. The Australian reports that a fire caused extensive damage to a restaurant and bar located in the upper level at Sandown. However, since fire […]

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One of the runners in The Mayor's Pantomime Horse Race at Sandown Park
A Different Kind of Horsepower: Pantomime Horses Race to the Finish Line at Sandown

Racing as it was meant to be? Well, that could certainly be argued on Thursday at Sandown Park in England. The race course held its annual ‘The Mayor’s Pantomime Horse Race’, which brought together several area contestants – some actual course mascots, and others, well….probably not. Who knew there were so many pantomime horses around? […]

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Mukhadram Cruises in Coral-Eclipse Stakes

Multiple Group 1-placed Mukhadram broke through for his first big win when he held off all rivals to take the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park on Saturday. Sitting off a pace set by longshot Somewhat, Mukhadram pounced at the top of the stretch with jockey Paul Hanagan and had enough in the tank to […]

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Frankie Dettori
Dettori Earns First Victory Since Return From Ban

Frankie Dettori returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since he returned from his six-month drug ban when he piloted Asian Trader to a half-length victory in the second race at Sandown Park on Thursday. Dettori began riding again last Friday at Epsom, but had been winless in 11 mounts prior to this […]

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Workforce Goodwood Stakes
Showdown at Sandown: Workforce vs So You Think

Two of the world’s top runners will square off Saturday at Sandown in the Group 1 Eclipse Stakes.  Workforce, last year’s English Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, is coming off a victory at Sandown in the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard, run at the same 10-furlong distance as the Eclipse. So You Think […]

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