British racing

First Four British Classics Of Flat Racing Season Will Be Postponed; Dates TBD

The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and The Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse will not be staged 2nd/3rd May and 5th/6th June respectively, due to the ongoing public health emergency, Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) announced today. Given the importance of the 3-year-old classic programme to the careers of that generation of […]

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British Racing Releases Operational Plan For Resumption Of Racing; Date A Moving Target

The industry group coordinating work to respond to the coronavirus for British racing has today published an operational plan setting out work currently underway. The operational plan can be viewed here. The purpose of the plan is to protect the health of British racing’s people, horses and businesses during the pandemic and plan for the earliest […]

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Dettori Heartbroken By COVID-19’s Impact On His Native Italy

Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for top European jockey Frankie Dettori, who hails from Italy, the virus hits even closer to home. “It’s heart-breaking,” said Dettori, speaking on BBC’s podcast The Guest List this weekend. “It seems endless. Every day we hope we can reach something better, but it doesn’t seem […]

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‘A Positive Step’: Britain Unveils Team-Based Horse Racing League

Championship Horse Racing is delighted to announce the launch of its new, ground-breaking flat horse racing initiative – Racing League – unveiled today at a gathering of industry figures and press in London. The team-based League format will bring increased levels of innovation, fan engagement and accessibility to British horse racing. Teams consisting of 2-4 […]

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British Trainer Johnston: ‘The Whip Is Not There For Safety And Correction’

Britain’s winningest trainer spoke out this week on limitations of whip use, telling Racing Post’s Andrew Dietz he believes a whip ban would threaten the existence of racing. Unlike American riders, who have resisted whip bans or limitations on the grounds that crops help them control a horse’s direction in an emergency, Mark Johnston believes […]

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Classic-Winning Trainer Noseda Announces Retirement At 55

Multiple Grade/Group 1-winning trainer Jeremy Noseda stunned the racing world this week when he announced his retirement from training at the age of 55. “The time is right for me to walk away,” a tweet from Noseda’s account read Thursday. “I will be leaving the sport with a smile on my face and with a […]

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Dettori May Delay Retirement To Ride Against His Son

Frankie Dettori, 48, has been a jockey 32 years and has naturally begun to think about retirement. But the multiple classic-winning rider told The Racing Post this week there’s still one more bucket list item he’s hoping to accomplish before he hangs up his tack for good: a ride against his son, Rocco. Rocco Dettori […]

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Lead Pants: BHA Suspends Jockey, Trainer’s Assistant For Adding Weight After Win

The British Horseracing Authority has handed down punishments to a British jockey and a trainer’s assistant for an incident involving a half a pound of lead two years ago. According to their confessions, rider Robbie Dunne carried a half a pound less than he was supposed to in a novice handicap and the assistant, Barry […]

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British Racing Cancelled Until Next Wednesday; Stables On Lockdown With Equine Flu Scare

The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed three cases of equine influenza, triggering the cancellation of all racing in Britain for the next several days and the shutdown of training yards across the country. According to the Racing Post, trainer Donald McCain said his stable was the source of the outbreak. More than 100 trainers have […]

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