Rhododendron Hits The Line First In Thrilling Lockinge Stakes

Coolmore’s Rhododendron enjoyed a drop back in trip in Saturday’s Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, scoring a thrilling victory for the Ballydoyle crew when denying last year’s runner-up Lightning Spear. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo and jockey Ryan Moore were a head in front at the line, earning her second Group 1 victory at […]

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James Garfield Confirmed For 2000 Guineas After Newbury Success

James Garfield confirmed his liking for Newbury with a second Group success at the Berkshire track in the Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes. Winner of the Mill Reef Stakes last September, the George Scott-trained colt showed he had trained on by producing a battling display to gain a narrow verdict in the hands […]

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Waller: ‘Strong Possibility’ That Winx Will Make Two Starts In Europe In 2018

Australian supermare Winx could make a pair of starts in Europe next year, reports¬†The Australian. The Street Cry mare, who recently recorded a record-equaling third Cox Plate victory, had already been suggested for a tilt at Royal Ascot in June, but trainer Chris Waller told Ascot media manager Nick Smith that she could have a […]

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Frankel’s First Winner Cunco To Join Chad Brown In America

The first winner sired by champion Frankel, Don Alberto Stable’s Cunco has been transferred from trainer John Gosden to the United States with 2016 Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown, reports¬† The 3-year-old colt won on debut at Newbury last year, then captured the Classic Trial at Sandown in April of 2017. Most recently, he was […]

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Frankel gallops, still targeting Lockinge

On Wednesday Frankel returned to work for trainer Henry Cecil, reports RTE Sport. “He did a little bit of work this morning. It was nothing very much, it was just a gentle piece, but he strode out well and everyone was very pleased,” said racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe. Frankel’s connections have said the intention is […]

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Deacon Blues gets first Group win in Shadwell

Deacon Blues, a 4-year-old son of Compton Place and winner of the Wokingham at Ascot, notched his first Group 3 win in taking the Shadwell Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, according to the Racing Post. Winning jockey Frankie Dettori urged trainer James Fanshawe to test the winner at a higher class level: “He’s absolutely up […]

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First stage findings of investigation into Newbury incident released

Press Release The British Horseracing Authority has confirmed to Newbury Racecourse that the rescheduled Totesport Trophy Hurdle Meeting has been officially cleared to take place on Friday 18 February. This decision follows receipt of post-mortem reports, the results of sampling and information provided to the Authority by Newbury Racecourse and Southern Electric Power Distribution. Newbury […]

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Newbury considers rescheduling Saturday card after horse deaths

In what may have been an accidental electrocution, two horses died in the paddock at Newbury on Saturday and the card was postponed. The post mortem on what happened to Fenix Two and Marching Song has not been completed yet.

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Electric cabling removed from Newbury paddock

Officials at Britain’s Newbury racecourse took out a section of electric cable from the paddock Sunday, as part of the investigation into the deaths of two horses before Saturday’s first race. Two horses in close proximity collapsed and died, with the immediate speculation being that they were electrocuted.

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