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"25.02.2017 21:00:01" beta.racingpost.com Best holds his nerve to land big prize on Pilgrims Bay | Horse Racing News | Racing Post BetBright Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 3m, 5yo+ Pilgrims Bay may go down as the cheekiest winner of the BetBright Chase with jockey James Best barely needing to How good did you think James Best's winning ride was?
"25.02.2017 18:29:31" beta.racingpost.com Geraghty set to stay in hospital overnight after Kempton fall Barry Geraghty was facing the prospect of staying in hospital overnight after suffering a fall on Charli Parcs at Kempton on Saturday. "He's got some internal injuries and was very sore"
"25.02.2017 14:50:58" beta.racingpost.com Blueyes turns tables as Charli checks out BetBright Genius Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m | 4yo Master Blueyes comprehensively turned the form around with Charli Parcs to run out a ready winner of Master Blueyes lands dramatic Adonis
"25.02.2017 11:53:34" beta.racingpost.com Charli out to answer festival conundrum for Henderson and McManus Nicky Henderson steers Charli Parcs along a very familiar path hoping the highly regarded four-year-old can make a compelling case for inclusion in JP McManus's JCB Triumph Hurdle challenge. Supreme or Triumph - which way would you go with Charli Parcs?
"25.02.2017 08:33:36" beta.racingpost.com William Haggas rules out Winter Derby favourite Mutakayyef Mutakayyef, the 11-8 favourite for the Group 3 Betway Winter Derby Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday, has been ruled out of the race by trainer William Haggas. With Mutakayyef out the race who do you fancy now?
"24.02.2017 22:45:00" Diary of an Ordinary Punter We followed the Ordinary Punter into his natural habitat for this week's diary
"24.02.2017 21:00:00" beta.racingpost.com Saturday racing: what's on TV and who to watch out for You could easily just give up after a week like the one we have just had Who are you most looking forward to seeing on Saturday?
"24.02.2017 19:01:22" Cue Card & Native River updates Do Team Tizzard hold the key to this year's Gold Cup?
"24.02.2017 13:29:56" beta.racingpost.com Course owner Done to pay prize-money from void race controversy Fred Done, owner of Chelmsford racecourse, on Friday said he would compensate the winners of yesterday's voided race by paying the prize-money. Fair play
"24.02.2017 11:51:02" beta.racingpost.com Our experts look at which race best suits Mullins' wondermare Vroum Vroum Mag has just the six options at the Cheltenham Festival, listed below. Here, Racing Post experts mull over the alternatives Willie Mullins' star Vroum Vroum Mag has SIX options at Cheltenham. Which should she run in?
"24.02.2017 09:08:16" beta.racingpost.com Lizzie Kelly: the first woman in a generation to ride in the Gold Cup Lizzie Kelly tells of her excitement and the significance of becoming the first woman to ride in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup "This, more than any other 'girl' reference I've had in the past, is quite a big thing"
"23.02.2017 21:45:00" Tizzard on Theatre Guide A forgotten Gold Cup contender for Colin Tizzard? Saturday's run might tell us more...
"23.02.2017 20:15:33" beta.racingpost.com 'If Cue Card wasn't 11 I'm sure he would be favourite for Gold Cup' Colin Tizzard on Thursday said he was chuffed to bits to have first and second favourite in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Colin Tizzard thinks only age is keeping Cue Card from being favourite for the Gold Cup - is he right?
"23.02.2017 17:52:34" beta.racingpost.com Void-race drama leaves Ryan furious over 'ridiculous' flag mix-up 'Our technology is stuck in the dark ages. To rely on a flag man in this day and age is ridiculous'
"23.02.2017 15:29:59" beta.racingpost.com Native River and Cue Card put trainer in 'win-win' position Colin Tizzard on Thursday said he was chuffed to bits to have first and second favourite in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Thistlecrack or not, Colin Tizzard's sitting pretty for the Gold Cup
"23.02.2017 10:09:03" Henderson - Cheltenham team Buveur D'Air, Brain Power and Charli Parcs - Nicky Henderson on his exciting team of hurdlers for the Cheltenham Festival
"23.02.2017 08:30:00" racingpost.com Champion Chase trials weighed up Welcome to Racing Post.com, the online home of the UK's No.1 horse racing daily Which Champion Chase trial do you think is the best?
"22.02.2017 22:28:53" Paul Nicholls - Cheltenham hurdlers Diego Du Charmil, Zarkandar and Movewiththetimes - Paul Nicholls on his hurdlers for the Cheltenham Festival
"22.02.2017 21:00:01" Timeline Photos Have you got a Cheltenham Festival winner in waiting? Share your best ante-post bet for Cheltenham and you could feature in The Punt - our popular tipping email - this Friday
"22.02.2017 18:01:24" beta.racingpost.com Limini too good for Apple's Jade in Quevega showdown Limini cruised by favourite Apple's Jade in comfortable fashion to hand trainer Willie Mullins victory in a contest named after one of his greatest performers Limini shook up the Cheltenham Festival picture this afternoon - what next for her, stablemate Vroum Vroum Mag and Punchestown runner-up Apple's Jade?
"22.02.2017 16:20:12" Paul Nicholls - Cheltenham chasers A few for the festival portfolio - Paul Nicholls runs through his team of chasers for Cheltenham
"22.02.2017 11:03:03" beta.racingpost.com Ricci keeping everything crossed for two-time runner-up Djakadam Rich Ricci has issued an upbeat bulletin on the progress of Djakadam, who has finished runner up in the race for the last two years. Will it be third time lucky for Djakadam in the Gold Cup?
"22.02.2017 09:18:23" racingpost.com Limini and Apple's Jade clash at Punchestown APPLE'S JADE and Limini clash in a race named after Cheltenham record breaker Quevega as they prepare for the festival next month. There's an interesting match-up at Punchestown this afternoon
"22.02.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: show me the Munny LIFE'S full of disappointments and there s another one in the Racing UK Handicap Chase at Ludlow 3.35 . I don t know whose fault it was, whether it was Anne Thompson, who bred him or someone else but I wish William Money had been called 'Life's full of disappointments and there's another one in the Racing UK Handicap Chase at Ludlow':
"21.02.2017 20:30:00" racingpost.com Champion Hurdle: what is the strongest trial? THE major Champion Hurdle trials are out of the way and with three weeks until the tapes go up for the big race, punters are scouring the form for the key clues that may have been missed. What do you regard as the strongest Champion Hurdle trial? We've examined some of the most popular
"21.02.2017 19:00:04" beta.racingpost.com Absent friends: the big names missing from the Cheltenham Festival IN BEING ruled out of the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Thistlecrack has become the latest high-profile star set to miss out when the festival gets underway in With Thistlecrack out of the Gold Cup, we bring you up to date with the big stars missing this year's festival
"21.02.2017 17:30:00" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Racing Post Arkle and JLT 21-02-17 Patrick Mullins joins us to look ahead to the Racing Post Arkle and the JLT in which they run one of their "star players". Tom Segal, Nick Watts and Frank Hickey from sponsors Paddy Power also offer t Is Altior unbeatable in the Arkle? Where is the each-way value in the JLT?
"21.02.2017 15:49:37" Thistlecrack reaction "An absolute crying shame" - Pricewise and the rest of the Postcast panel react to the news that Thistlecrack is out for the season
"21.02.2017 13:54:12" beta.racingpost.com Tizzard blow as favourite Thistlecrack ruled out with injury Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has been ruled out of the festival showpiece, trainer Colin Tizzard revealed on Tuesday. More on this afternoon's breaking news that Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has been ruled out for the season
"21.02.2017 12:43:02" Timeline Photos Unfortunate news breaking that Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a slight tendon tear
"21.02.2017 11:40:38" Timeline Photos Just three weeks to go...but what is your favourite Cheltenham Festival performance of all time?
"21.02.2017 08:30:01" racingpost.com Owner says Native River deserves more credit HE KEEPS winning and the critics keep wailing and Native River's owner Garth Broom will be happy with a dose of the same in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Is Native River getting the credit he deserves? The owner of the leading Gold Cup hopeful doesn't think so.
"21.02.2017 07:00:00" beta.racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: a quirk of the system at Southwell Here's a question for you – a hard one. What connects permit holder Gordon Edwards and Sir Anthony McCoy?
"20.02.2017 22:20:11" beta.racingpost.com Terry Doherty lands top prize at stud and stable staff ceremony Terry Doherty, who has been a key figure in shaping the success of Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber's Watership Down Stud, was recognised for 24 years of dedication The stud and stable staff were honoured at an awards ceremony
"20.02.2017 20:30:10" beta.racingpost.com Irish handicapper hands runaway Navan winner 15lb rise in ratings Acapella Bourgeois receives stamp of approval from the handicapper "Some of his jumping was spectacular, and my thinking was, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck"
"20.02.2017 18:30:07" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 20-02-17 Bruce Millington is joined by Nick Watts, Brendan Duke and Paddy Power's Paul Binfield to review the weekend's racing. The panel also look ahead to racing at Punchestown on Wednesday and Thurles on Th Who should Barry Geraghty ride in the Champion Hurdle? Is Native River a serious Gold Cup contender? Our panel debate some key Cheltenham topics
"20.02.2017 16:57:31" beta.racingpost.com Bristol De Mai's Gold Cup bid back on track after Newbury knock The team behind Bristol De Mai are ready to roll the dice and pitch him into the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup "We're still going to have a go at the Gold Cup"
"20.02.2017 13:36:42" beta.racingpost.com Cheltenham choice: which McManus star should Geraghty ride? With the Champion Hurdle increasingly open by the week, the decision that Barry Geraghty will have to make, primarily between Yanworth and Buveur D'Air Barry Geraghty has a big decision to make in the Champion Hurdle
"20.02.2017 11:05:06" beta.racingpost.com O'Leary hits back at Smith and confirms trio will be taken out Michael and Eddie O'Leary of Gigginstown House Stud both hit back at BHA senior handicapper Phil Smith on Sunday as the debate over Smith's handicapping Eddie O'Leary: "We don't accept Phil Smith's comments and we find them highly insulting to Irish racing and the Irish handicapping system."
"20.02.2017 08:30:00" racingpost.com Scudamore rates Cue Card as main danger to Thistlecrack CUE CARD, revitalised when storming home in Saturday's Ascot Chase, is the chief threat to Thistlecrack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, the market leader's jockey Tom Scudamore said on Sunday. Do you agree with him?
"20.02.2017 07:00:03" beta.racingpost.com Introducing the best Flat jockey in Britain THE best Flat jockey in Britain is riding at Wolverhampton. "In comparison with Simon Walker, horseracing's version of World Darts Champion Michael van Gerwen, the rest are also rans."
"19.02.2017 21:30:18" beta.racingpost.com Weighed In: The best, worst and biggest shock of the weekend's racing In our new Sunday column, we take a sideways look at the best and worst moments from the weekend's racing Weekend round-up, featuring Cue Card's stunning success, plus a chaser who grabbed the plaudits with a heroic effort in defeat
"19.02.2017 19:45:02" beta.racingpost.com Spectacular display from Bourgeois raises eyebrows Was Acapella Bourgeois' spectacular display of jumping and galloping from the front in the Grade 2 Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan on Sunday too good to be true? What did you make of this extraordinary wide-margin win?
"19.02.2017 17:18:38" beta.racingpost.com Exciting Sutton Place storms to success under Geraghty Odds-on favourite Sutton Place gave his backers a few anxious moments but ultimately ran out an authoritative winner of the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Sutton Place enhances glowing reputation...but he won't be supplemented for the Champion Hurdle
"19.02.2017 12:00:03" beta.racingpost.com Jezki disappoints but McManus could still be mighty at Cheltenham Five things we learned from Saturday's racing. "Trainer Alan King said the seven-year-old was only at 90 per cent after a minor setback a couple of weeks back, but the extra ten per cent could make a big difference in March."
"19.02.2017 07:40:41" beta.racingpost.com McCoy film gets BBC airing with star hoping it will promote racing Being AP makes its TV debut on BBC2 on Sunday - but the subject of the film may not be watching "I might start thinking of losing a bit of weight and making a comeback. For that reason it's probably for the best I don't watch it."
"18.02.2017 22:28:30" Timeline Photos A wonderful shot of Cue Card powering his way to victory at Ascot this afternoon...what was the best performance of the day?
"18.02.2017 22:26:34" Racing Post Bloodstock These two lovely colts are the latest additions to the Racing Post Foal Gallery! Click to find out who they are and keep sending your pictures in! bit.ly/2kKvMDd
"18.02.2017 20:15:00" beta.racingpost.com Cue Card puts on electric display to leave Tizzard gushing Ascot: Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1) 2m5f 5yo+ His younger stablemates may have stolen the limelight in recent months but Cue "He's surprised me all my life, he's been a brilliant horse for such a long time and deserved that reception.”
"18.02.2017 19:00:02" beta.racingpost.com Lion shows his heart to move to head of National market Haydock: Betfred Grand National Trial (Grade 3 handicap chase) 3m4½f, 5yo+ Vieux Lion Rouge followed up his Becher Chase victory in December with a gutsy Did this horse catch your eye as a Grand National winner?
"18.02.2017 16:29:08" beta.racingpost.com Yanworth stays on strongly to defeat Ch'tibello in Wincanton feature Report: WincantonBetway Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) | 1m7f65y, 4yo+ Yanworth confirmed his reputation as the top two-mile hurdler for trainer Alan King, What did you make of Yanworth's Champion Hurdle trial?
"18.02.2017 12:10:20" beta.racingpost.com Smith sticks to his guns after O'Leary weights outburst Phil Smith has come out fighting in response to a lambasting in Friday's Racing Post from Michael O'Leary, who owns three of the four highest-weighted horses "Far from making it up as I go along, my approach to the Grand National weights has been consistent for the past 18 years."
"18.02.2017 10:30:00" Nigel Twiston-Davies on Blaklion Can Blaklion pull off the Haydock-Aintree double?
"18.02.2017 08:52:31" beta.racingpost.com Walsh breaks arm and Cox fractures jaw in accident Eoin Walsh and William Cox were reported to be in "good spirits" following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton on Friday night. "All of William's scans and X-rays came back good, they just found a small fracture to his jaw and he's broken some of his front teeth."
"17.02.2017 21:30:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 17-02-17 Cue Card takes a starring role at Ascot this weekend although there is plenty of intriguing action too at Haydock, Wincanton and Gowran Park. Find out which horse David Jennings is referring to when h A popular 14-1 fancy for Haydock tomorrow and some interesting views from David Jennings on Cue Card
"17.02.2017 20:01:33" racingpost.com Cue Card seeks repeat Ascot Chase victory four years on CUE CARD is ready to bridge a four year gap between appearances at the royal racecourse as he returns in search of another Betfair Ascot Chase victory and a ninth Grade 1 triumph. Can Cue Card land a second Ascot Chase, four years after his first?
"17.02.2017 18:00:00" racingpost.com Fairytale success for Disney in Royal Artillery Gold Cup CAPTAIN Guy Disney, who lost his right leg below the knee while serving in Helmand in 2009, secured an emotional success aboard Rathlin Rose in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown on Friday. There was a fairytale success at Sandown this afternoon in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup
"17.02.2017 16:30:00" Diary of an ordinary punter Henry has turned around his luck in great style....
"17.02.2017 14:00:04" racingpost.com Yanworth faces six rivals in final festival prep ALAN KING will put the finishing touches to Champion Hurdle third favourite Yanworth's Cheltenham Festival preparations in Wincanton's Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle after the seven year old was among the seven entries. Can he do the Kingwell-Champion Hurdle double?
"17.02.2017 12:08:29" Vieux Lion Rouge update A good chance in the National and an even better one at Haydock tomorrow? David Pipe with an update on Vieux Lion Rouge
"17.02.2017 10:45:00" beta.racingpost.com Money piles on McManus star Jezki for Stayers' Hurdle bid Punters believe the chief threat to Unowhatimeanharry in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle will also be owned by JP McManus, with Jezki reportedly "smashed up" "The money we have seen suggests that he will step up to three miles"
"17.02.2017 09:03:00" beta.racingpost.com Paralysed Tylicki plans to sit on a horse for the first time since the fall that changed his life Freddy Tylicki is to sit on a horse for the first time since the fall that left him paralysed in a riding lesson planned for next week. "It's like a drug - once you start with it, you can't stop"
"17.02.2017 07:30:30" soundcloud.com Football Postcast: 16-02-17 The FA Cup fifth round rolls into town this weekend and the Postcast panel are on the look out for some value. Bruce Millington is joined in studio by Mark Langdon and Henry Hardwicke while Paddy Power's Ed Quigley joins on the line from Ireland. Football Postcast: The team discuss this weekend's football fixtures, including Europa League fancies and a 15-1 acca
"16.02.2017 23:00:03" 2017 Randox Health Grand National: Paul Nicholls WATCH: Ten-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls on his chances of winning a second Grand National this season.
"16.02.2017 21:30:00" beta.racingpost.com You're making it up as you go along – Gigginstown boss in blast at handicapper Gigginstown Stud owner Michael O'Leary has accused BHA head of handicapping Phil Smith of making up the rules as he went along as he ruled favourite Don Poli ou Michael O'Leary has some harsh words for handicapper Phil Smith - and says a leading fancy will not run in April's Grand National
"16.02.2017 20:30:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Grand National Preview 16-02-17 The weights are out for the biggest race of the year, but what are the best ante-post bets to be had? Bruce Millington is joined by Lee Mottershead, David Jennings and Paddy Power's Paul Binfield. The panel take an early look at the 2017 Grand National, including tips of 80-1, 66-1 and 50-1
"16.02.2017 19:30:00" Tipster of the Week If you love finding winners as much as we do, then we would like to hear from you! To be in with a chance of being our Tipster of the Week, simply post your best bet below for Saturday's action, along with your reason(s) why, and your tip could be
"16.02.2017 16:22:10" beta.racingpost.com Leading physiologist suggests female riders do not require assistance Dr George Wilson has suggested that in certain common situations female riders could already possess a physiological advantage over their male counterparts. Do female jockeys actually have an advantage over their male colleagues? This doctor thinks they might
"16.02.2017 14:09:40" racingpost.com BHA handicapping chief defends Irish approach THE BHA's head of handicapping Phil Smith has come out in defence of his policy of handicapping Irish horses separately to the Irish Turf Club following controversy over his framing of the Grand National weights. BHA head of handicapping Phil Smith has defended himself against accusations that he has made Irish runners in the Grand National too high
"16.02.2017 11:51:23" racingpost.com Cue Card set for Gold Cup as Ryanair option ditched COLIN TIZZARD and owner Jean Bishop want to put the record straight in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Cue Card and have shown their single mindedness by taking him out of the Ryanair Chase. Cue Card will definitely run in the Gold Cup after connections ditch Ryanair fallback option
"15.02.2017 18:00:08" beta.racingpost.com Champion Chase: one month until the big race The presence of Douvan means this is the likely first port of call for favourite backers trying to find a Festival banker. Everything you need to know about the Champion Chase
"15.02.2017 16:00:08" Elliott on Grand National entries In or out? Gordon Elliott gives us the full lowdown on his Grand National entries
"15.02.2017 14:03:10" beta.racingpost.com Injury setback rules Kotkikova out of Cheltenham The sense of anticipation surrounding next month's Cheltenham Festival moved up another notch following the latest round of forfeits. Kotkikova is out of Cheltenham and last year's Triumph winner Ivanovich Gorbatov will skip the Grade 1s and go down the handicap route, but Vroum Vroum Mag still in EVERYTHING!
"15.02.2017 11:30:00" beta.racingpost.com Henderson star Altior rated higher than Sprinter Sacre at same stage of career Altior will go into next month's Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham rated even higher than his brilliant stable companion Sprinter Sacre at the same stage Altior will go into next month's Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham rated even higher than his brilliant stable companion Sprinter Sacre at the same stage
"15.02.2017 09:57:08" Grand National weights - analysis "He looks like he could be made for a Grand National" - Lee Mottershead and Ed Quigley assess the Grand National weights
"15.02.2017 07:45:58" beta.racingpost.com Becher boys are safe but Haydock winner faces anxious wait The question of whether all the right horses were able to run in last year's race raised its head when both Becher Chase winner Highland Lodge Who do you fancy for the Aintree spectacular?
"14.02.2017 22:02:30" beta.racingpost.com Elliott dominates top of classy Grand National Outlander, trainer Gordon Elliott's leading Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contender, has been allotted top weight for the Randox Health Grand National The Grand National weights are out - and Ireland certainly have some big chances
"14.02.2017 19:40:11" Aintree Racecourse We're live at the V&A museum in London for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Weights event
"14.02.2017 19:00:01" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Supreme and Neptune 14-02-17 Ed Quigley is joined by Tom Segal, Stuart Riley and Paddy Power's Rob Catterson for an ante-post look at the Supreme and the Neptune. The entire panel are keen to take on the Supreme market leaders. Strong opposition to Melon in the Supreme and a few each-way fancies for the Neptune....
"14.02.2017 17:34:28" racingpost.com Champion Hurdle: one month until the big race INJURY to Annie Power and Faugheen has blown this year's Stan James Champion Hurdle wide open, with those previously on the fringes becoming major contenders and others rerouted to take advantage. Here's everything you need to know... Injury to Annie Power and Faugheen has blown this year's Stan James Champion Hurdle wide open, with those previously on the fringes becoming major contenders and others rerouted to take advantage. Here's everything you need to know...
"14.02.2017 15:48:59" beta.racingpost.com Iconic race gets weights ceremony that befits its status It's one of the most eagerly awaited events in the jumps year, at which Aintree takes the wraps off the order of handicap for the world famous steeplechase. It is a plush occasion attended by past and present winners of the race and connections of those All you need to know about this evening's Grand National weights ceremony
"14.02.2017 11:32:12" Timeline Photos A Valentine's Day cracker as Bryan Cooper and Don Cossack share a special moment after winning last year's Gold Cup....what is your favourite horse/jockey combination of all time?
"14.02.2017 09:49:11" racingpost.com Tizzard happy with Cue Card as Ascot test looms TRAINER Colin Tizzard has described Cue Card as being in "lovely form" ahead of his scheduled run in the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase at Ascot on Saturday. Cue Card is raring to go for Grade 1 glory at Ascot on Saturday - can he still be a factor in next month's Gold Cup?
"14.02.2017 08:05:00" Paul Nicholls WATCH: Paul Nicholls gives us an update on one of his Cheltenham Festival hopefuls.
"13.02.2017 22:00:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 13-02-17 Mark Storey is joined in by Nick Watts, Brian Sheerin and Paddy Power's Tom Nugent to review a busy weekend's racing in Ireland and the UK. POSTCAST: Who was your eyecatcher over the weekend? Our Postcast panellists give us their verdicts
"13.02.2017 20:30:01" Seconds out SECONDS OUT: Tom Bull and Adam Maidment pull no punches as they discuss this year's Champion Hurdle favourite Buveur D'Air. Who do you think is right? Vote in the comments using #Angry for Adam or #Raging for Tom.
"13.02.2017 15:23:51" beta.racingpost.com McCoy: why women's weight allowance is the right move SIR ANTHONY McCOY ran into a storm of protest when he suggested a female riders' weight allowance last year but on Monday reiterated his support for the McCoy sticks to his guns over a women's weight allowance - even if some female riders won't speak to him anymore
"13.02.2017 10:31:38" beta.racingpost.com Winners, losers and Delia: round-up of the best and worst from the weekend Where to start? Native River screamed Gold Cup contender in the Denman Chase, while Mega Fortune, Bacardys, Disko and Sizing John all booked their festival berths in style at Leopardstown, but arguably the performance of the weekend came from Altior in In our new column, we take a sideways look at the best and worst moments from the weekend's racing...
"13.02.2017 07:51:08" beta.racingpost.com Wonderful Winx equals Phar Lap record with win number 14 Winx (Chris Waller/Hugh Bowman) equalled the 14-straight wins of Australian legend Phar Lap with another dominant display in the delayed Apollo Stakes at Randwi Is this the best horse in the world?
"12.02.2017 20:30:03" Timeline Photos Here's your chance to win a morning watching Nicky Henderson's Cheltenham squad on the gallops, a stable tour of Seven Barrows with the top trainer himself - plus tickets to the Stan James Champion Hurdle and £200 worth of free bets, courtesy of
"12.02.2017 18:55:48" beta.racingpost.com Sizing John gets the better of Gigginstown team in thriller Sizing John, Jessica Harrington's first runner in the Irish Gold Cup, is Cheltenham bound after landing Sunday's Stan James-backed Leopardstown showpiece Gold Cup or Ryanair Chase next?
"12.02.2017 18:25:24" beta.racingpost.com Disko has all the moves as Flanagan enjoys first Grade 1 winner Sean Flanagan had never won a Grade 1 and it was on this card two years ago that Noel Meade last celebrated a top-flight winner Were you dancing after this one?
"12.02.2017 15:44:00" beta.racingpost.com Outsider Bacardys gives Mullins fifth straight win Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Deloitte Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m2f Willie Mullins saddled six as he chased a fifth straight win in the Deloitte so there was Will he be paying for the drinks at Cheltenham? Who do you like in the festival novice hurdles?
"12.02.2017 11:00:03" racingpost.com What they say: Irish Gold Cup connections At Leopardstown on Sunday John Kiely's Carlingford Lough faces seven rivals as he attempts to join Florida Pearl and Jodami by winning the Stan James sponsored Grade 1 Chase for the third successive year. Gordon Elliott thinks he has the one to beat, do you agree?
"12.02.2017 09:30:01" beta.racingpost.com Sunday racing: what's on TV and who to watch Love Cheltenham? Make sure you don't miss anything with our guide to today's brilliant racing
"12.02.2017 08:00:06" Cheltenham portfolio WATCH: Ed Quigley with the latest addition to his Cheltenham portfolio
"11.02.2017 20:00:01" racingpost.com Saturday highlights all the news and big winners With the Cheltenham Festival looming ever closer, a host of big guns were fired at Newbury and elsewhere on a day when the temperatures were freezing but the action was red hot. Here is how a fantastic afternoon of action unfolded. Miss anything on what was a fantastic Saturday afternoon of racing? Here is how the drama unfolded
"11.02.2017 18:22:13" beta.racingpost.com Awesome Altior earns Sprinter comparisons in Arkle audition On the day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson might not have to wait long for a replacement for Sprinter Sacre as he produced a performance that oozed class and l What Cheltenham race would you like to see Altior go for?
"11.02.2017 16:21:45" beta.racingpost.com River flows fast as star shows he has speed and stamina SOME may have thought Native River was a one-trick pony, even while acknowledging his great prowess at that trick. Have we just seen the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner?
"11.02.2017 11:18:29" beta.racingpost.com Native River and Bristol De Mai in test of Gold Cup credentials Measured in terms of quantity, the Betfair Denman Chase is a disappointment. Judged by quality it is anything but a disappointment Who will win the Denman Chase?
"11.02.2017 08:30:01" racingpost.com What they say: Betfair Hurdle connections Newbury stages Britain's richest handicap hurdle on Saturday with 16 runners on course for the Betfair Hurdle. Undecided as to who to back in the Betfair Hurdle? This should help . . .
"11.02.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com No point shirking Newbury battles says Twiston Davies | Horse Racing News | Racing Post NIGEL TWISTON DAVIES has questioned why more owners and trainers shy away from running in the sport's big Saturday prizes after today's two feature chases at Newbury attracted only eight runners in total.
"10.02.2017 22:15:00" Diary of an Ordinary Punter WATCH: It's been a tough couple of weeks for Henry. Can it get better? Find out in this week's Diary of an Ordinary Punter
"10.02.2017 20:30:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 10-02-17 Bruce Millington is joined by Ed Quigley, Brendan Duke and Paddy Power's Paddy Power to preview an intriguing weekend's racing. The lads have tips for Newbury, Warwick, Leopardstown and Exeter. Find out who both Ed and Brendan fancy for the Betfair Hurdle on Saturday, plus other top tips for this weekend's racing
"10.02.2017 19:00:05" beta.racingpost.com Bomb scare at Newbury day before Betfair Hurdle No course welcomes the arrival of bomb disposal officers but Newbury officials were able to laugh off 'an amusing little sidenote' Fears were quickly extinguished ahead of big Newbury card
"10.02.2017 17:24:17" beta.racingpost.com Politologue warms up for Cheltenham Festival in style Politologue, reckoned by trainer Paul Nicholls to be among his best chances of success at Cheltenham next month, won at Kempton on Friday Nicholls: "This has worked out well and we have five weeks to get him ready for the JLT at Cheltenham."
"10.02.2017 12:06:23" The Punt Could you be our Tipster of the Week? With the Betfair Hurdle, Game Spirit Chase and Denman Chase at Newbury, there's plenty of runners to choose from on a stellar Saturday. Send us your best bet of the day and why and you could feature in The Punt, our
"09.02.2017 21:30:00" Timeline Photos THROWBACK THURSDAY: Master Minded and Ruby Walsh on the way to victory in the Game Spirit Chase in 2008
"09.02.2017 17:30:00" Paul Nicholls - Saturday runners for Newbury Super Saturday looks as though it will definitely live up to its name! Paul Nicholls gives us the lowdown on his formidable Newbury squad...
"09.02.2017 15:30:37" soundcloud.com Football Postcast: 09-02-17 Arsenal Fan TV, Birmingham tourism and an underrated English footballer - Bruce Millington is joined by Mark Langdon, James Milton and Paddy Power's Ed Quigley to discuss all things football and previ Arsenal Fan TV, Champions League best bets and an intriguing 13-2 fancy for Arsenal v Hull
"09.02.2017 12:30:00" beta.racingpost.com Quartet supported into single-figure prices during morning Interest in Thursday's racing may well soar by mid afternoon after four horses were the subject of what appears significant market support. Is there a gamble developing today? The bookies are fearful!
"09.02.2017 11:07:27" beta.racingpost.com Coroner says Walter Swinburn died after falling 12 feet from bathroom window Walter Swinburn lost his life as a result of "a tragic accident" at his London home, a coroner concluded on Thursday. Walter Swinburn lost his life as a result of a tragic accident at his London home, a coroner concluded on Thursday
"09.02.2017 07:00:01" beta.racingpost.com Newcomer a nod to Elsworth's past It was 1971 when Elsworth arrived at Bishops Cannings and made his way to Lynes House. Presumably he knocked on the door and it was probably Lieutenant-Colonel Ricky Vallance who answere Has David Elsworth been saving this name for 45 years?
"08.02.2017 22:15:00" Photos from Racing Post's post Truly the trip of a lifetime! Your chance to visit Willie Mullins' Closutton yard http://bit.ly/2kZ7NkJ
"08.02.2017 21:00:02" Timeline Photos Less than five weeks to go...what is your best ante-post bet for the Cheltenham Festival?
"08.02.2017 19:53:34" beta.racingpost.com Tizzard bids to fire back as Native River leads powerful team The Colin Tizzard juggernaut has slowed down in recent weeks but the trainer will be aiming to get back up to speed with a high-class team "He's got as good a chance as any" - Tizzard talks up Gold Cup second favourite Native River
"08.02.2017 17:30:00" Henderson on his Cheltenham stars Nicky Henderson on his top Cheltenham team...including a horse who has "unfinished business" over hurdles
"08.02.2017 15:05:52" beta.racingpost.com Jezki festival target to be decided after Gowran test Jezki, who is prominent in the betting for the Champion Hurdle and Stayers' Hurdle, will have his Cheltenham Festival target determined on Saturday week Should Jezki go for the Champion or the Stayers' Hurdle?
"08.02.2017 13:00:07" beta.racingpost.com 'There are so many reasons why this is a really bad idea' Julie Krone, 53, was a trailblazing rider and one of the most successful female jockeys ever. US riding legend Julie Krone is firmly against the female weight allowance...
"08.02.2017 12:30:49" Racing Post Bloodstock These three foals are some of the newest additions to the 2017 edition of the Racing Post Foal Gallery! Click the link to find out who they are http://bit.ly/2lkFsC5
"08.02.2017 11:19:19" Nicholls on champion trainer bid Can anyone stop Paul Nicholls claiming another trainers' title?
"08.02.2017 07:00:02" beta.racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Mad Jack Mytton a colourful character MAD JACK MYTTON returns to the county where he was born in order to run in a chase at Ludlow (3.10 It's safe to say that Mad Jack Mytton is named after a VERY colourful character!
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"07.02.2017 20:00:00" beta.racingpost.com Six stars to look forward to with the festival in mind Top-notch action comes thick and fast this weekend with an array of stars set for their Cheltenham Festival prep races in Britain and Ireland. There could be some very exciting horses running at the weekend!
"07.02.2017 18:00:01" beta.racingpost.com Options abound for versatile Mullins star Yorkhill Choice. The problem is choice. Pros and cons: where should Yorkhill run at Cheltenham?
"07.02.2017 16:00:01" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Ryanair Chase 07-02-17 Willie Mullins has a Ryanair hotshot in the shape of Un De Sceaux, but our panel is keen to take him on. Tom Segal of Pricewise identifies the weaknesses and puts forward his own selection and 'dark h Ryanair Chase Postcast: Where is the each-way value? Is Un De Sceaux a vulnerable favourite?
"07.02.2017 13:35:01" beta.racingpost.com Altior set for Game Spirit as Ar Mad ruled out of Cheltenham Altior, favourite for the Racing Post Arkle, is set to step out of novice company for the first time in the Grade 2 Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury on Sat We could be treated to a clash between Altior and Fox Norton
"07.02.2017 12:00:01" beta.racingpost.com Leading owner frustrated by injuries to festival stars Owner Rich Ricci has described the injuries that have ruled Annie Power, Faugheen and Min out of next month's Cheltenham Festival as "galling". "To lose either Faugheen or Min from your Cheltenham team would be hard to take. But to lose both - and on the back of what has been an attritional few weeks - was particularly galling."
"07.02.2017 09:30:00" racingpost.com Paralysed Tylicki says he was born to be a jockey FREDDY TYLICKI has stressed he has no regrets about becoming a jockey despite the incident that left him paralysed from the waist down in a fall he has still not watched. "A few of my colleagues have watched the fall but I haven't myself. They were saying I'm actually very lucky to be here."
"07.02.2017 07:01:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Get stuck into those who like it heavy I SUPPOSE life will go on. Somehow we must put Atlanta Falcons' heart wrenching Super Bowl defeat behind us and move on, to Hereford. "I feel sorry for the ground staff. They must have felt like crying when they saw how horribly cut up the turf was."
"06.02.2017 21:51:21" Timeline Photos Douvan and Ruby Walsh before yesterday's Tied Cottage Chase
"06.02.2017 17:09:51" beta.racingpost.com Faugheen and Min ruled out of Cheltenham Festival A major hole has been blown in trainer Willie Mullins's Cheltenham Festival team as both Faugheen and Min were on Monday ruled out of next month's meeting "It was confirmed this morning that Faugheen has suffered a stress fracture to his right hand ilium bone."
"06.02.2017 15:41:28" Photos from Racing Post's post Disappointing news that we won't be seeing either Faugheen or Min at the Cheltenham Festival this year - Willie Mullins has ruled both of them out. Full story to follow shortly...
"06.02.2017 13:23:22" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 06-02-17 Sam Twiston-Davies, fresh from his Musselburgh treble on Sunday, joins us to discuss all things Cheltenham, the Grand National and the worst journeys he has to make on the motorway. Bruce Millington a Weekend eye-catchers, Grand National fancies and Sam Twiston-Davies on his nightmare journey home from Musselburgh
"06.02.2017 11:11:14" Australia - ITM stallion trail What a beauty! Dual Derby hero Australia cutting a fine figure last week
"06.02.2017 08:30:32" racingpost.com Cheltenham to target drunks and street sellers SAFETY and security is being stepped up for the Cheltenham Festival next month with the local council introducing new measures to clamp down on drunken behaviour, touts and street sellers around the town and racecourse. Cheltenham bosses are hoping to avoid scenes like this next month
"06.02.2017 07:00:02" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Fond memories of Alston's stars WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep and nodding by the fire take down the form book and slowly read, you will spot the name of Poetic Queen. "Alston, now 73, fell in love with horses when riding on a rag and bone man's cart and delivering milk on a horse and cart for his father. The horse would pull the cart then Alston would ride it over a few jumps."
"05.02.2017 22:00:01" racingpost.com Tylicki to present top prize at stud and stable staff ceremony THE Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards ceremony is always an emotional event and it is set to be even more so this year as Freddy Tylicki will present the prize for employee of the year. "It's so important to reward and recognise the hard work of the stud and stable staff and I'm delighted to be part of the evening's celebration."
"05.02.2017 20:00:03" fluidsurveys.com bit.ly Racing Post Facebook Survey Have you got time for a few questions?
"05.02.2017 16:21:33" racingpost.com Douvan canters to routine Tied Cottage Chase success JOB done. Probably the best horse in training did what he always does as Douvan made nearly every yard of the running, jumped perfectly at every fence and then ran the finish out of his rivals without coming off the bridle to win. Douvan and Ruby look pretty pleased with that!
"05.02.2017 13:53:16" racingpost.com Three things we learned from Saturday's racing NICKY HENDERSON shuffled his deck more vigorously than a Vegas croupier in the week but the cards fell right and he ended the day with an ace in the Champion Hurdle pack. Taking stock of the potential implications from yesterday's action
"05.02.2017 11:30:01" soundcloud.com Super Bowl 51 Who's going to win the Super Bowl, what colour is Lady Gaga's hair going to be and how long will the Anthem last? For your answers to this and much, much more listen to our Super Bowl 51 preview Postc Staying up for the Super Bowl tonight? Our expert panel have picked out a range of strong fancies - including picks at 50-1 and 33-1
"05.02.2017 09:29:19" racingpost.com Douvan set to star as Punchestown passes inspection TODAY'S fixture at Punchestown, featuring Douvan's bid for a 13th straight victory in the Grade 2 BoyleSports Tied Cottage Chase, will go ahead as planned after the track passed an 8am inspection. Sit back and enjoy
"05.02.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com K-Team hoping Solar plan comes together at Musselburgh CHRIS KELLETT may not have much in common with the cigar chomping Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith but he will certainly 'love it' if a plan comes together at Musselburgh on Sunday afternoon. "We've targeted this race from when we bought him"
"04.02.2017 21:15:00" Camelot - ITM stallion trail 2012 Derby winner Camelot in great form earlier this week as part of the ITM stallion trail
"04.02.2017 19:30:01" racingpost.com Douvan set to star if Punchestown survives frost threat SOMETIMES you have to sit back and appreciate class and Douvan is pure class. All eyes will be on Douvan at Punchestown...if the meeting passes an inspection
"04.02.2017 17:24:00" racingpost.com Sandown Champion Hurdle hope Buveur D'Air scores easily A BRAINS trust that includes Nicky Henderson, Barry Geraghty, Sir Anthony McCoy, JP McManus and racing manager Frank Berry is unlikely to get too many decisions wrong and their plan to send Grade 1-winning novice hurdler Buveur D'Air back over hurdle Can he win the big one at Cheltenham?
"04.02.2017 15:28:35" racingpost.com Top Notch grows in stature with Scilly Isles victory WHAT Top Notch lacks in size he more than makes up for in heart as he delivered an accurate round of jumping to run out a ready winner of the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices' Chase. Good things come in small packages!
"04.02.2017 13:30:01" rpjobs.co.uk Social Media Executive, London - RP Jobs Social Media Executive, London, Market Rate - We are looking for an enthusiastic Social Media Executive to work as part of the marketing team at Racing Post. The chosen candidate will be the go-to specialist in organising, scheduling and posting the Creative? Organised? Passionate about racing? We are looking for a new Social Media Executive
"04.02.2017 11:38:55" racingpost.com Kelly unsure whether female allowance is good decision LIZZIE KELLY, the first woman to ride a Grade 1 winner over fences or hurdles in Britain or Ireland, has questioned France Galop's decision to introduce an allowance for female jockeys. "I don't think it is the right way to promote female jockeys of such a high standard."
"04.02.2017 10:25:16" racingpost.com Godolphin buy into Classic contender Swiss Storm GODOLPHIN have strengthened their Classic hand for 2017 by buying into promising Frankel colt Swiss Storm, who is in training in Newmarket with David Elsworth. "He's a promising colt and I believe the plan is for him to carry the Godolphin blue next season."
"03.02.2017 22:47:59" Timeline Photos FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A classic Cheltenham Festival memory...but can you name the year, the race and all three horses/jockeys?
"03.02.2017 19:00:01" racingpost.com BHA announce search for judiciary panel members HOW would you fancy becoming a member of the sport's judiciary The opportunity presented itself on Friday when Brian Barker QC, the newly appointed judicial panel chairman at the BHA, started his search for panel members and chairmen. The BHA searching for "any suitably-qualified people with horse racing knowledge" to apply to become members of their judiciary panels
"03.02.2017 17:03:04" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 03-02-16 Ed Quigley is joined by Paul Kealy, David Jennings and Paddy Power's Rob Catterson to preview the weekend's action in Britain and Ireland. All prices mentioned can be backed at www.paddypower.com Fresh from firing in a stunning treble in Friday's paper, Paul Kealy has Saturday fancies at 20-1 and 10-1 on this week's Postcast
"03.02.2017 15:30:00" Sea The Stars - ITM stallion trail Sea The Stars in fantastic shape as part of the ITM stallion trail earlier this week - what is your favourite moment from his glittering career?
"03.02.2017 13:39:42" racingpost.com Weight allowance for female riders introduced in France FRANCE is to bring in a 2kg 4lb weight allowance for female jockeys in nearly all races on the Flat and over jumps from March in a move which France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild hopes will dramatically increase opportunities. Do you agree with the new initiative in France?
"03.02.2017 11:15:00" Could you be our tipster of the week? Have you got a tip for the weekend racing? Let us know your best bet for the chance to feature in The Punt - our weekend tipping email - https://t.co/ISrad7f8y3
"03.02.2017 10:01:51" racingpost.com Philip Hobbs expects Defi Du Seuil to handle expected quicker ground at spring festivals PHILIP HOBBS does not see quicker ground as a problem for his ante post JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Defi Du Seuil with the trainer confident his star juvenile can handle a faster surface at the spring festivals. Does quicker ground for Defi Du Seuil at the Cheltenham Festival worry you?
"03.02.2017 08:27:18" racingpost.com De Boinville returns to the saddle at Catterick today after nearly 12 weeks off NICO DE BOINVILLE, the Gold Cup and Champion Chase winning jockey, today returns to the saddle at Catterick nearly 12 weeks on from suffering a broken arm in a fall at Cheltenham. After breaking his arm and requiring surgery, Nico de Boinville is understandably excited to be getting back in the saddle
"02.02.2017 20:00:01" racingpost.com Haggas may reroute Winter Derby favourite to Dubai MUTAKAYYEF, 3 1 favourite with the sponsors for the Group 3 Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield on February 25, could skip Britain's all weather showpiece in favour of an outing in Dubai a week later. Winter Derby favourite Mutakayyef may yet go to Dubai early instead, says trainer William Haggas
"02.02.2017 17:39:22" Timeline Photos Muddy marvellous! Davy Russell is all smiles at Clonmel today
"02.02.2017 15:40:59" soundcloud.com Postcast: RBS 6 Nations 02-02-17 Rugby's greatest championship returns on Saturday and we've got all the best punting advice ahead of a busy eight weeks. Nick Watts is joined by Scott Burton, Graham Woods and Paddy Power's Paddy Powe Six Nations Postcast: A 40-1 first tryscorer fancy and a feast of other punting pointers
"02.02.2017 13:00:01" racingpost.com McManus enters seven-strong Triumph team in Supreme LEADING owner JP McManus has given a clear indication that his colours will be carried by at least one juvenile in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after all seven of his JCB Triumph Hurdle hopes were entered. Owner JP McManus has put all seven of his Triumph Hurdle entries in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle too. Who goes where?
"02.02.2017 11:24:36" Racing Post Bloodstock "Treve has produced a good first foal. Everything went well and after being a few days overdue she decided to foal at lunchtime"
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"02.02.2017 09:07:03" racingpost.com Wincanton fit to race after passing inspection WINCANTON'S meeting on Thursday has passed an inspection, though there will be some obstacles omitted. What is your best bet of the day?
"02.02.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: novel idea to soften the blow of a narrow defeat SOMETHING extraordinary happened at Southwell on Tuesday. Aye Aye Charlie and The Last Day dead heated for first place. "If I was Britain's dictator (sadly, I'm not) I'd order the BHA to introduce a new rule . . . "
"01.02.2017 18:07:33" racingpost.com Goodwood Cup upgraded in Pattern boost for stayers THE Qatar Goodwood Cup is now a Group 1 and the Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot has been promoted to Group 2 level as part of BHA plans to safeguard the staying breed. Sweeping changes to some of the top staying races on the Flat
"01.02.2017 15:46:22" racingpost.com Yanworth ruled out of Sandown after minor setback YANWORTH will not be in action at Sandown this weekend in the Listed Contender Hurdle, with trainer Alan King reporting his Stan James Champion Hurdle hope had met with a minor setback. King looking towards Kingwell for Champion Hurdle hope
"01.02.2017 13:15:00" Galileo - ITM Stallion Trail Still the king! Galileo - the dominant sire of his era - looking fantastic yesterday
"01.02.2017 11:17:00" racingpost.com The Everest unveiled as new richest turf race in the world FROM October 14, the richest race in Australia will no longer be the Melbourne Cup, following the news that a new A 10 million sprint called The Everest has been created at Randwick. Move over Pegasus World Cup, there's a new player in town
"01.02.2017 09:14:16" racingpost.com Hatch delighted after being discharged from hospital JUMP jockey Ryan Hatch, who was confined to his bed after a fall at Cheltenham on December 9 left him with a haematoma on his spinal cord and fractures to his neck, vertebrae and sternum, was discharged from hospital on Tuesday. Good news, and here's hoping for a speedy recovery
"01.02.2017 07:15:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Raven to fly? Don't put your house on it CAN Neil Mulholland and Noel Fehily persuade Dusty Raven to win a race Will Jonathan Burke regularly partner Rebecca Curtis's horses Who is Alan Rhead Ashforth's Angles: "Will it be Dusty Raven's day? If you've got a house, I suggest you leave it where it is"
"31.01.2017 21:50:00" racingpost.com Buveur D'Air to be aimed at Champion Hurdle TRAINER Nicky Henderson has revealed that last year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle third Buveur D'Air will be aimed at the Stan James Champion Hurdle after his chasing career was placed on hold. A surprise Champion Hurdle contender has emerged...
"31.01.2017 20:15:00" racingpost.com Handicapper's high praise for Many Clouds MANY CLOUDS ended his life as Britain's leading chaser having produced a career best performance in defeating Thistlecrack at Cheltenham on Saturday. Many Clouds ends life as Britain's leading chaser...
"31.01.2017 18:45:00" racingpost.com Liabilities mount as Melon smashed for Festival starter PUNTERS continue to see Melon as a mouthwatering proposition in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle, with bookmakers reporting substantial ante post liabilities on the Willie Mullins trained hurdler. The bookies are running scared of Melon...
"31.01.2017 17:09:16" Unowhatimeanharry update "We're looking forward to getting him back there in March" - Harry Fry with an update on Unowhatimeanharry after his latest Cheltenham triumph on Saturday
"31.01.2017 15:04:47" racingpost.com Plans to bring horseracing to London's streets NOT one but two companies are in competition to bring horseracing to the streets of London's city centre. Are races going to be staged on the streets of London?
"31.01.2017 13:25:19" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 30-01-17 There were Festival clues aplenty in England and Ireland on a weekend tinged with sadness. Which were the horses to take out with Cheltenham now just seven weeks away? Mark Storey asks the questions t Where is the Gold Cup value now? Just how highly do you rate Vroum Vroum Mag?
"31.01.2017 11:47:18" racingpost.com MPs report calls for cut in gaming machine stakes A REPORT launched on Tuesday by a group of MPs looking into gaming machines has found there is a prima facie case for the controversial product to have a "significant stake reduction". "There is now a clear case for the government to substantially reduce the maximum stake which can be played on FOBTs"
"31.01.2017 09:02:00" racingpost.com Trainer Steele left bemused by gamble on Tuesday runners A POTENTIAL gamble had snowballed on Monday evening, with a trio of runners trained by Daniel Steele all slashed in price for Tuesday's meetings. "It's nothing to do with me."
"31.01.2017 09:00:02" racingpost.com Options open for Scilly Isles bound Buveur D'Air TRAINER Nicky Henderson has said that Buveur D'Air is likely to run in this weekend's Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown, but that after that he could take one of several routes for the rest of the season. Nicky Henderson has said that nothing is being ruled out for Scilly Isles-bound Buveur D'Air
"31.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: No excuses needed to talk Thistlecrack THISTLECRACK isn't running on Tuesday. There isn't a suitable jumps race, the seven furlong maiden at Wolverhampton wouldn't really suit and, anyway, he's only just run. "Many Clouds didn't just outstay and outbattle Thistlecrack he outjumped him with a display of slick, fast, efficient fencing that Thistlecrack couldn't match and left him playing catch-up too often."
"30.01.2017 21:30:01" racingpost.com Chamberlin praises Sherwood for Many Clouds reaction ED CHAMBERLIN on Monday paid tribute to the Many Clouds' trainer Oliver Sherwood for appearing on camera amid the sadness at Cheltenham. What did you make of Oliver Sherwood's reaction?
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"30.01.2017 18:33:00" racingpost.com Internal bleed the reason behind Many Clouds death AN AUTOPSY carried out on Grand National winner Many Clouds has found the ten year old suffered a severe pulmonary haemorrhage which caused his death after his brave victory at Cheltenham on Saturday. "Episodes such as this are rare, and can occur in horses which have no underlying health issues, and amongst all disciplines of sport horses."
"30.01.2017 17:02:00" racingpost.com USA: Great-grandmother rides winner aged 62 USA: Sue Martin is living proof of the old adage that 'age is but a number', as the 62 year old great grandmother rode a winner at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday. You go girl!
"30.01.2017 13:55:58" racingpost.com 'He gave a lot of people pleasure and won't be forgotten' GROOM Chris 'CJ' Jerdin, who looked after Many Clouds since his arrival in Oliver Sherwood's yard, reflects on the loss of the popular chaser "I wasn't looking forward to retirement because I love racing so much and Clouds made it easier for me. I won't get another like him and I'm due to retire in two years, when he would've been 12, so I was hoping we could go out together. It broke my heart.
"30.01.2017 12:00:02" racingpost.com De Rothschild criticises proposed Kempton sale A JOCKEY CLUB member and former chairman of United Racecourses, one time owner of Kempton racecourse, has condemned plans to sell the track as an "act of cultural vandalism". "It is not only a potential tragedy for British racing, it is also completely unnecessary."
"30.01.2017 09:00:00" racingpost.com Cheltenham Trials Day: five things we learned Reporter Jon Lees on some of the key things we were able to learn from the racing at Cheltenham Which horse is a banker, and who is worth taking on?
"30.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: staggering sums on offer at Sha Tin SHA TIN and Southwell have something in common. Their cards both open with Class 5 handicaps but whereas the first race at Southwell 1.30pm is worth 3,881 to the winner the opening race at Sha Tin's Sunday meeting is worth 37,524. The figures are staggering, given that there were only 84 race meetings in Hong Kong that year
"29.01.2017 20:00:00" Many Clouds tribute Leighton Aspell leads the tributes to Grand National and Hennessy Gold Cup winner Many Clouds...
"29.01.2017 16:24:51" racingpost.com Leopardstown Melon cut for Supreme after win MELON is the new favourite for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after making a winning debut for trainer Willie Mullins at Leopardstown on Sunday. Did we see the Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner at Leopardstown today?
"29.01.2017 11:53:08" racingpost.com Tom Kerr: Tears for a racing hero we will never forget WE came to Cheltenham on Saturday expecting to salute the sport's latest conquering hero. Instead tears flowed freely in an atmosphere of palpable despair "In the Cheltenham winner's enclosure, where thousands had gathered to cheer Many Clouds to the rafters, a powerful silence fell instead, its stillness punctuated only by isolated sobs."
"29.01.2017 08:30:01" racingpost.com Sunday racing: what's on TV and who to watch SUNDAY'S action may have been robbed of its star performer after Faugheen was withdrawn from the Irish Champion Hurdle with a muscle injury on Saturday, but in Petit Mouchoir the race has an able deputy with Cheltenham ambitions. There is no Faugheen at Leopardstown today, but one of the most hyped horses in Willie Mullins yard is set to make his debut!
"29.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Arrogate strolls to world's richest race as California Chrome flops ARROGATE confirmed his standing as the world's best racehorse with a wide margin win in the world's richest race after California Chrome failed to fire and was all but pulled up. "I say this with all due respect to the other horses, he got to gear down for the last good hundred yards. He's got some turn of foot and some stride."
"29.01.2017 01:00:13" Timeline Photos RIP Many Clouds - a legend of our sport
"28.01.2017 21:00:01" live.racingpost.com Which Queen of the Turf are you? Are you more of a Dawn Run or a Makybe Diva? Check out our latest Queens of the Turf quiz Which Queen of the Turf are you? Check out our latest quiz
"28.01.2017 19:22:30" racingpost.com 'He was the complete horse - one of a lifetime' WHAT is so often the scene for the most joyous of celebrations turned into what seemed the saddest place on the planet on Saturday as a numbing chill fell on Cheltenham's hallowed winner's enclosure. Oliver Sherwood pays tribute to Many Clouds, who collapsed and died after beating Thistlecrack at Cheltenham today
"28.01.2017 14:33:54" racingpost.com Faugheen ruled out of Irish Champion with muscle injury | Horse Racing News | Racing Post WILLIE MULLINS was dealt another blow on Saturday when he had to rule Faugheen out of the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday. Oh no! Faugheen's comeback has been delayed by a tweaked muscle
"28.01.2017 10:00:00" Mystic Ted - Saturday...and beyond Mystic Ted has got Cheltenham on his mind....
"28.01.2017 08:30:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 27-01-17 It's Cheltenham trails day and there's unlikely to be a better day's racing outside the Festival itself. It's a bumper nine-race card featuring the likes of Thistlecrack, Un De Sceaux and Unowhatimean Four-figure bets, frauds and Faugheen
"28.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com USA Chrome and Arrogate set for heavyweight rematch CALIFORNIA CHROME'S connections were gunning for a rematch with his Breeders' Cup conqueror Arrogate virtually from the very second America's favourite horse crossed the wire half a length adrift in an epic battle for the Classic. Can California Chrome go out on a high tonight with revenge over Arrogate?
"27.01.2017 23:30:01" racingpost.com Hurricane Fly statue: Is it a winner or a loser? WHEN you are dealing with a horse who is beloved by the racing public, finding a fitting tribute is always going to be tricky and in the days of instant and scathing social media reaction, if you get it wrong, you will hear about it. What do you make of the Hurricane Fly statue?
"27.01.2017 22:00:03" Timeline Photos Are you excited to see the Gold Cup favourite back at Cheltenham? Get a Racing Post exclusive 6-1 (was 2-5) that he wins the 2.15 at Cheltenham tomorrow by signing up to Paddy Power today. Max £10. Winnings paid in free bets http://bit.ly/ExclusiveRP
"27.01.2017 20:37:00" racingpost.com What they say Cotswold Chase connections | Horse Racing News | Racing Post With the Gold Cup favourite in action the BetBright Cotswold Chase is the highlight of Saturday's racing from Cheltenham. Here connections of the seven runners have their say on the race. Can anything stop Thistlecrack tomorrow?
"27.01.2017 19:01:15" racingpost.com Saturday racing: what's on TV and who to watch IF ANY one of Thistlecrack, Unowhatimeanharry or Un De Sceaux were running tomorrow, most racing fans would be a little bit excited. Which race are you most looking forward to watching?
"27.01.2017 17:00:01" racingpost.com Shocking blunder not enough to stop Ypsilanti gamble HORROR stories sometimes have happy endings and that is how things turned out at Doncaster on Friday for the ten strong First Equus Syndicate. A horror story with a happy ending!
"27.01.2017 15:30:00" racingpost.com Former rider Collier sentenced for taxi driver robbery JOCKEY Tjade Collier, who rode nearly 90 winners during his time in the saddle, was on Thursday given an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting the robbery of a taxi driver in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Former jockey Tjade Collier has been handed a suspended eight month prison sentence after admitting the robbery of a taxi driver in Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
"27.01.2017 14:00:01" racingpost.com Alary on the move in Tizzard yard after scoping dirty COLIN TIZZARD is taking no chances with his Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup A team and has moved Alary away from Thistlecrack, Cue Card and Native River after the French import scoped dirty. Colin Tizzard is taking no chances with his Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup A team and has moved Alary away from Thistlecrack, Cue Card and Native River.
"27.01.2017 12:50:36" Weekend Watch with Ed Quigley
"27.01.2017 12:34:42" Weekend Watch with Ed Quigley
"27.01.2017 11:52:26" racingpost.com Weekend aces headed by superstars Thistlecrack and returning Faugheen RACING fans could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come twice in little over a month after a host of the sport's biggest and best names were declared to be in action this weekend. He's back! Faugheen among five in Sunday's Irish Champion while Thistlecrack heads a mouthwatering Saturday in Britain. Bring it on!
"27.01.2017 09:35:36" Racing Post Bloodstock "Whether it's Europe, the USA or Australia, China Horse Club is committed to supporting its stallion interests with high quality broodmares and fillies off the track"
"27.01.2017 07:01:00" racingpost.com Moore returns to action in Britain at Lingfield on Friday RYAN MOORE will take his first rides in Britain this year at Lingfield on Friday. The three time British champion jockey has been booked to ride the John Gosden trained American History in the 1m2f maiden 2.40 and Ocean Drive for William Haggas. Will he ride a double?
"26.01.2017 21:30:02" Timeline Photos THROWBACK THURSDAY: Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh surge to Champion Hurdle glory in 2011
"26.01.2017 20:00:01" racingpost.com Waley-Cohen: Sandown ground must be improved for King George switch JOCKEY CLUB member and Cheltenham chairman Robert Waley Cohen has argued Kempton's future should hinge on whether work on the racing surface at Sandown can enable the track to produce ground of equal quality. "Kempton has a wonderfully consistent, fast-draining racing surface - which neither Sandown nor Ascot have - but I don't frankly think it has anything else going for it."
"26.01.2017 17:09:23" soundcloud.com Football Postcast: FA Cup 4th round 26-01-17 It's FA Cup fourth round weekend and the big question on everyone's lips - can Sutton pull off a shock against Leeds United? With their views on that and the rest of the televised ties are Dave Clark, A true tale of punting woe from one of the panel and we've also got all the best bets for a busy weekend of FA Cup action
"26.01.2017 13:30:00" racingpost.com Top jockey Gavin Sheehan could return from injury at Doncaster on Friday CHELTENHAM Festival winning rider Gavin Sheehan could be back on a racecourse as soon as Friday after getting the all clear to return to the saddle having suffered a fractured wrist in a fall at Newbury on the last day of 2016. Which horse are you most looking forward to seeing Gavin Sheehan reunited with?
"26.01.2017 11:34:59" Many Clouds update Leighton Aspell with an update on Many Clouds after schooling him this morning - can he put it up to Thistlecrack on Saturday?
"26.01.2017 10:00:00" racingpost.com Elliott seven strong in bid to extend hot streak GORDON ELLIOTT has dominated graded handicap chases with an overall value of 100,000 plus in Ireland this season and victory for any of his seven runners in today's Gowran Park feature would stretch his haul to eight wins in the division. Gordon Elliott has dominated Ireland's most valuable graded handicap chases this season. Which of his seven do you think has the best chance of landing him his first Thyestes?
"26.01.2017 08:39:03" racingpost.com Warwick's meeting today goes ahead but Friday fixtures at Doncaster and Huntingdon under threat RACING at Warwick on Thursday goes ahead after the course passed an 8am inspection. What is your NAP now Warwick is on?
"26.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: why is Baker not riding Baker IT IS a journalist's job to expose wrongdoing wherever it may be found, without fear or favour. It gives me no pleasure to do so, knowing that reputations may be damaged and careers destroyed but it has to be done. "It is a journalist's job to expose wrongdoing wherever it may be found, without fear or favour."
"25.01.2017 20:01:02" racingpost.com Star of the north Beau bidding for another Cleeve upset YOU can get 66 1 about Knockara Beau winning Saturday's Galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle. You could have got the same price three years ago when he sprang one of the season's biggest shocks. "I'm not saying we're going to win but we'll be trying our little best."
"25.01.2017 18:04:37" racingpost.com Annie Power: a chequered Cheltenham history When it comes to Annie Power and the Cheltenham Festival things are never plain sailing. We take a look back at her past dramas at Prestbury Park in March. "Incredibly, she prematurely let fly, clipping the top bar of the hurdle before slithering to the ground."
"25.01.2017 12:56:51" Queens of the Turf with Sam Twiston-Davies A personal choice and a Cheltenham Festival legend - Sam Twiston-Davies on his favourite fillies and mares of all time
"25.01.2017 10:53:45" racingpost.com Annie Power ruled out of Cheltenham with leg injury SUPERSTAR mare Annie Power will miss the Cheltenham Festival after picking up a leg injury at home, Willie Mullins has revealed to the Racing Post. A big shame, hopefully we'll see her again
"25.01.2017 09:09:33" racingpost.com Sherwood confident Many Clouds can shake up Thistlecrack OLIVER SHERWOOD on Tuesday laid down the gauntlet to the Thistlecrack team by insisting he had no reason to be running scared of the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite with Many Clouds in Saturday's BetBright Cotswold Chase. Trainer not running scared of Gold Cup favourite
"25.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Epsom stalwart Dow up for the challenge SOMETIMES you want a horse to win just because of the trainer. It provides vicarious pleasure. It provides vicarious pleasure. "Challenging is a word often presented as something desirable, to be greeted with enthusiasm but usually foretells a testing and probably unpleasant experience, involving a lot of fruitless effort"
"24.01.2017 21:20:01" Timeline Photos The Machine
"24.01.2017 20:05:00" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Gold Cup 24-01-17 The Timico Gold Cup is the Blue Riband of the Cheltenham Festival and our panel of experts have taken a look at the movers and shakers. Mark Storey is joined by Lewis Porteous, Tom Segal and Paddy Pow Gold Cup Postcast: Who thinks Thistlecrack is an "accident waiting to happen" and which horse could represent great each-way value at 40-1?
"24.01.2017 18:00:01" racingpost.com Faugheen weekend return moves another step closer FAUGHEEN on Tuesday featured among six entries for Sunday's BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown as his long awaited comeback draws ever closer. Which horse are you looking forward to watching most this weekend?
"24.01.2017 15:54:49" racingpost.com Arrogate named world's best racehorse of 2016 ARROGATE has been officially confirmed as the world's best racehorse of 2016, with his rating of 134 matching the figure achieved by 2015 champion American Pharoah, who was also trained by Bob Baffert. Do you agree with with the rankings?
"24.01.2017 14:12:00" racingpost.com Champion two year old honours for Churchill Red hot Qipco 2,000 Guineas favourite Churchill has been confirmed European champion two year old, just as his stable companion Air Force Blue was 12 months ago but with a 2lb lower rating of 122. bit.ly/2jMqzIJ
"24.01.2017 11:47:49" Queens of the Turf - Nigel Twiston-Davies She was an oldie, but a goodie! Nigel Twiston-Davies on his favourite filly or mare
"24.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Time for ambition at Leicester racecourse FROM a punter's point of view, there are good and bad sides to abandonments. "No Group races are staged at Leicester which suggests a long term lack of ambition. Surely, by now, Leicester should have aimed for and be staging Pattern races."
"23.01.2017 21:20:01" Timeline Photos Yorkhill at full stretch on the way to victory at Leopardstown yesterday
"23.01.2017 19:00:00" racingpost.com USA: Chrome owner confuses crowd with bizarre award speech As acceptance speeches go Perry Martin's ticked the box for being memorable, but the owner's bizarre rambling address after picking up the award for California Chrome being crowned Horse of the Year will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. "For mass murderers they send reporters to their house and interview their neighbours. People who have favourites for the Kentucky Derby are treated the same way."
"23.01.2017 17:08:24" racingpost.com Cheltenham Festival: key Saturday races and contenders With seven weeks on Tuesday to the start of the Cheltenham Festival 2017 the last chance to get practice at the course on Saturday takes on greater significance and here are the key races and horses entered this weekend. Who are you looking forward to seeing most this weekend?
"23.01.2017 14:58:38" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 23-01-17 Following a massive weekend for father 'Nige', Sam Twiston-Davies joins Brendan Duke, Tom Nugent and Bruce Millington to look back on the action, including wins for The New One and Bristol De Mai. Al How impressive was Yorkhill? Has Sam convinced Nigel on The New One's festival target yet? What are the best bets for Thursday's Thyestes Chase card?
"23.01.2017 13:14:34" racingpost.com Ladbrokes take over sponsorship of Gold Cup at Newbury LADBROKES have been confirmed as the new sponsor of the race formerly known as the Hennessy, signalling the end of longest sponsorship deal in British racing history. The end of an era. What do you make of it?
"23.01.2017 10:45:00" Treve on the gallops in 2015 In today's Racing Post - French superstar Treve is the focus as our Queens of the Turf series continues
"23.01.2017 09:03:58" racingpost.com Jade on course for battle with Annie at Punchestown APPLE'S JADE could be poised for a mouthwatering clash with Annie Power at Punchestown after Gordon Elliott confirmed that the race Willie Mullins' superstar won last year en route to Champion Hurdle glory is a likely target. What a race this would be!
"23.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Kinloch versus Coral is a case that will live on Wonderful stuff at the Court of Session in Edinburgh where septuagenarian Albert Kinloch is trying to force Coral to pay him 250,000 on his 100 bet at 2,500 1 that Rangers would be relegated in 2012. "The most engaging elements of the hearing may have relatively little bearing on the judge's final ruling but have provided plenty of material for discussion."
"22.01.2017 22:00:01" racingpost.com A Toi Phil keeps Elliott bandwagon rolling with late charge A TOI PHIL was hampered on the home turn and jumped the last with six still in front of him but then finished with an incredible surge under Jack Kennedy to land his trainer Gordon Elliott yet another valuable handicap prize this season. Would you go to the Cheltenham Festival with A Toi Phil or wait for the Irish Grand National?
"22.01.2017 20:30:00" racingpost.com Yorkhill wins without coming off the bridle but fails to impress YORKHILL justified his position at the head of the JLT market with a bloodless display, winning without coming off the bridle under Ruby Walsh at odds of 1 5. What did you make of Yorkhill's jumping? Festival good thing or needs to improve?
"22.01.2017 19:00:00" racingpost.com Five things we learned from the weekend WE LOOK back on the lessons learned and potential implications from Saturday and Sunday's big races. Jezki could still be Champion; Bristol is Gold candidate; The New One should step up in trip; better to come from Yorkhill; Kennedy is box office
"22.01.2017 17:27:18" racingpost.com Ice Cold Soul springs 20-1 upset in Coral.ie Hurdle THERE was no comeback victory for favourite Heartbreak City on his first start since his Melbourne Cup second as little considered Ice Cold Soul secured a valuable handicap double for Gigginstown House Stud. It is Cheltenham next for Ice Cold Soul, would you rather see him in the Coral Cup or County Hurdle?
"22.01.2017 15:30:00" racingpost.com Rust: King George switch would only be sanctioned if it was in "the best interest of the sport" THE JOCKEY CLUB'S controversial plan to switch the King George VI Chase to Sandown would only be sanctioned by the sport's governing body if it was in "the best interest of the sport", BHA chief executive Nick Rust said on Sunday. "I'd be delighted if Kempton stays open and we will do our best to hold the Jockey Club to account"
"22.01.2017 14:00:00" racingpost.com 'Well-handicapped' Clyne set for Betfair Hurdle EVAN WILLIAMS is looking to build on Clyne's fine second in Haydock's Champion Hurdle trial by tackling the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury next month. Do you think Clyne is a good thing for the Betfair Hurdle off a mark of 143?
"22.01.2017 12:30:00" Kempton closure - Twiston-Davies Like father, like son? Not really as Twiston-Davies senior and junior have different views on the planned Kempton closure
"22.01.2017 09:26:59" racingpost.com JLT favourite Yorkhill on festival trail at Leopardstown WITH less than eight weeks to go until the Cheltenham Festival the majority of novice hurdles and chases seem to produce pointers towards March and the spotlight now turns to Yorkhill in the 2m3f Grade 3 novice chase at Leopardstown this afternoon. Is he your idea of a festival banker?
"21.01.2017 21:00:01" racingpost.com Consternation as Haydock and Navan races clash ON A day when two meetings were lost, it might be hoped that fans watching at home could see all British and Irish racing uninhibited. Frequent clashes between Haydock and Navan this afternoon could have been avoided, it has been revealed
"21.01.2017 19:30:01" Photos from Racing Post's post Enjoying our Queens of the Turf series? Try our latest quiz here - http://bit.ly/2jzd01a
"21.01.2017 18:00:01" racingpost.com Bristol De Mai romps into Gold Cup contention with wide-margin Peter Marsh success BRISTOL DE MAI demolished his rivals in an attritional, old style running of the Peter Marsh Chase with a performance that lit up the sepia gloom of Haydock and put him into the picture for championship honours. Should Bristol De Mai go for the Gold Cup or the Ryanair?
"21.01.2017 16:34:13" racingpost.com Jezki wins easily on first run for 632 days and was cut to 8-1 for the Stayers' Hurdle THE 2014 Champion Hurdle hero Jezki made light of a 632 day absence when an impressive winner at Navan, after which trainer Jessica Harrington was not ruling out another crack at the hurdling crown at Cheltenham in March. Can Jezki win again at the festival?
"21.01.2017 12:00:00" Diary of an ordinary punter Henry reveals his weekend fancies and why he has been in such bad form lately....
"21.01.2017 10:30:00" Saturday tips Fancy some tips for the Haydock action this afternoon?
"21.01.2017 07:36:23" racingpost.com Frozen Ascot calls off Clarence House Chase card ASCOT has been called off on Saturday with a 6.30am inspection finding the course to be frozen in places. No Ascot today but what is your best bet for the action that remains?
"21.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Weekend racing: what's on TV and who to watch IF YOU are reading this in Britain and have been outside at all in the last 24 hours or so, you will not need to be told that it is quite chilly. What better way to spend a chilly weekend than in the warmth of your living room enjoying some top racing action?
"20.01.2017 21:51:16" Timeline Photos Flashback Friday - A truly amazing moment as Long Run, Denman and Kauto Star jump the second-last together in the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup
"20.01.2017 19:00:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 20-01-17 Ascot may be a doubt but there's still plenty to get stuck into this weekend. Haydock hosts the Peter Marsh Chase plus can The New One win a hat-trick of Champion Hurdle trials? Bruce Millington asks Paul Kealy, Pierce Brosnan and a plethora of weekend tips http://pdy.pr/2SahSW
"20.01.2017 17:30:01" racingpost.com Andrew Thornton vows to return from four-month layoff SIDELINED jockey Andrew Thornton is facing four months off the track, a much longer period than was first anticipated, but the 44 year old has vowed to return to the saddle. "People will say I'm a stubborn old goat, and they might be right, but with an injury like this I need a goal to focus on to get myself back fitter, stronger, better."
"20.01.2017 16:00:00" racingpost.com Racing writer of the year Tom Kerr: the numbers don't add up in Jockey Club's Kempton plan THE Jockey Club has achieved that vanishingly rare feat of virtually uniting this most fractious of sports against its plans to close Kempton Park racecourse, but a notable few have embraced the Kempton less vision of the future. "What I cannot fathom is how anyone can offer their support to the Jockey Club on the basis of the flimsy business case it has thus far made for selling Kempton."
"20.01.2017 11:37:40" racingpost.com Coral in court over 250 000 Rangers relegation bet A GLASGOW gambler has branded Coral as "cheats" for refusing to pay him 250,000 on a bet that Glasgow Rangers would be "relegated" in 2012. When is relegation not relegation? Scotland's highest civil court has been asked to answer that very question this week.
"20.01.2017 08:35:04" racingpost.com Ex trainer hopeful Alary can shine in Gold Cup trial RACING will at last get to see what all the fuss is about tomorrow when Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup talking horse Alary makes his British debut in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase. The vibes about French import Alary could hardly be stronger but can he really announce himself as a genuine Gold Cup player on his British debut tomorrow?
"20.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com High speed railway the end of the line for McMahon TRAINER Ed McMahon on Thursday described the planned High Speed Two railway as a "cancer" that has eaten away at his business and ultimately left him with no choice but to call time on his 12 year training career. Staffordshire trainer Ed McMahon will be calling time on his career at Southwell next week
"19.01.2017 20:01:31" racingpost.com Berry: JCR plan to close Kempton is road to hell OPPOSITION to the Jockey Club's controversial plan to sell Kempton for housing is increasing among trainers, according to their professional body, which claims 80 per cent of members now want the plan scrapped. Former Newmarket mayor John Berry slams Jockey Club Racecourses' "appalling" plans: http://bit.ly/2jQOGFq
"19.01.2017 18:10:13" The New One update Team Twiston-Davies with an update on The New One ahead of Haydock this Saturday
"19.01.2017 13:30:00" racingpost.com Riders suffer wishes of death and broken legs in web abuse THE extent to which jockeys suffer social media abuse was highlighted again on Wednesday when Tom Scudamore revealed a critic last weekend wished him dead. "People say some terrible things, like wanting you to break your legs the next time you fall off. They are sad people. I would love to meet them in the street because I'd knock them out."
"19.01.2017 11:45:01" Timeline Photos What a looker! This foal - a chestnut filly by Flemensfirth - was the first foal of 2017 for the Irish National Stud when it came into the world on Tuesday night
"19.01.2017 09:53:30" racingpost.com Lieutenant leads Ryanair hopefuls into Kinloch Brae battle THE absence of the recently retired Don Cossack, who won the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase in 2015 and 2016, means festival clues this time might be thinner on the ground. Cracking mid-week card at Thurles headlined by the Kinloch Brae Chase . . .
"19.01.2017 09:01:00" racingpost.com Elsworth hits out over Jockey Club's 'unnecessary' plan DAVID ELSWORTH, who saddled the great Desert Orchid to four King George wins, struck a cautionary tone over the Jockey Club's redevelopment plans when he described the proposed closure of Kempton as "unnecessary" on Wednesday. "I feel the whole thing is unnecessary, personally. It's such a shame because once you lose Kempton it's gone and we won't build another Kempton."
"19.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Is there a silver lining to Ruairis Cloud CAN I give up on Ruairis Cloud yet Life's full of disappointments and I've got a horrible feeling that Ruairis Cloud might be another one. "Let's hope he proves me wrong and, switched back to hurdles and down to a mark of 120, Ardkilly Witness revives."
"18.01.2017 21:25:01" Timeline Photos Less than two months to go....what is your best ante-post bet for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival?
"18.01.2017 19:30:03" racingpost.com Champion Hurdle: assessing the teams from the big stables WITH the 28 entries for the Stan James Champion Hurdle revealed on Wednesday, we take you through the yards that hold the most powerful hands. With the Stan James Champion Hurdle entries out, we look at some of the major players in this year's race.
"18.01.2017 17:45:00" racingpost.com Owner Bill Davis gets first winner after 26 years of trying BEING a racehorse owner is, for the majority, an expense justified by the fun the sport provides and that magical moment when your colours pass the post in front. "I never had a penny on" - owner Bill Davis tastes victory for the first time after 26 years of trying...
"18.01.2017 13:30:00" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Stayers Hurdle 17-01-17 Bruce Millington is joined by Tom Segal of Pricewise, Cheltenham ante-post specialist Ed Quigley and Paddy Power's Frank Hickey for an early look at the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle. Will Vroum Vroum Mag line up? Where is the each-way value right now?
"18.01.2017 11:35:08" racingpost.com Racing regains spot as second most attended sport RACING regain its position as the second best attended sport in Britain in 2016 and outperformed most sports in satisfaction levels, according to a study What do you enjoy - or dislike - most about a day at the races?
"18.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Time for Gallagher to dig for victory WHAT is the connection between a Van Voorden Apollo 6 primary saw, the Racing UK Anywhere Handicap Class 7 at Kempton 4.20pm and the Ascot Gold Cup You've no idea, have you "Man cannot live by digging up rocks alone."
"17.01.2017 20:30:00" racingpost.com Mental pressures on jockeys are enough without social media abuse Kate Tracey, partner of Ciaran Gethings, on the reaction to the jockey's unseat at Hereford last week. Kate Tracey, partner of Ciaran Gethings, on the reaction to the jockey's unseat at Hereford last week
"17.01.2017 19:00:01" racingpost.com Festival focus: where the main contenders for the championship races will run en route to Cheltenham WITH the first of the final festival prep races coming this weekend at Ascot, Haydock, Navan and Leopardstown we take a look at where the main contenders for the four championship races will run en route to Cheltenham. Wondering where the likes of Faugheen, Douvan, Fox Norton, Unowhatimeanharry, Jezki, Native River and Outlander are going to run before the Cheltenham Festival? Wonder no more...
"17.01.2017 17:30:00" Queens of the Turf - Zenyatta "The sweet-natured she-hulk with a puppy dog temperament" - Nicholas Godfrey looks back at the remarkable Zenyatta
"17.01.2017 15:39:59" racingpost.com Australia: 'Brain fade' rider under investigation SOUTH AUSTRALIAN stewards are continuing to investigate the incident at Morphettville on Saturday which has led to jockey Josh Cartwright being stood down for reckless riding. What would you do for love? Jockey Josh Cartwright accused of deliberately steering his horse into a rival to help his girlfriend win a race...
"17.01.2017 13:16:22" racingpost.com Sire De Grugy misses Clarence House assignment SIRE DE GRUGY, who had been the 8 1 third favourite for Saturday's Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase at Ascot, will not run, trainer Gary Moore confirmed to the Racing Post on Tuesday. "I've spoken to the owners and Jamie and Sire definitely doesn't run on Saturday, but Ar Mad definitely does and I'm happy with him."
"17.01.2017 10:48:07" Timeline Photos What a looker! A great shot of Oakgrove Stud's first homebred foal by its four-time Group 1 winner Al Kazeem
"17.01.2017 09:00:00" racingpost.com Haydock bound Alary 'out of the ordinary' THE man who knows Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup dark horse Alary better than anybody has labelled the seven year old "out of the ordinary" as team Tizzard prepare to take the wraps off the horse in Saturday's Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Hay Alary's former rider has some words of warning for his rivals ahead of the seven-year-old's first British run this weekend
"17.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Get on the Gin and hope for tonic IT WOULD be unforgiveable not to mention what an amazing game it was between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. David claims to have some insider info ahead of a race at Exeter this afternoon, for what he thinks it's worth
"16.01.2017 22:05:00" racingpost.com Buckley in favour of creating two-day Ascot spectacular MICHAEL BUCKLEY offered an alternative to moving the 32Red King George VI Chase to Sandown should Kempton close, suggesting a two day mid season spectacular at Ascot. What do you think of his idea?
"16.01.2017 21:44:00" Gold Cup dark horse - Alary On the gallops with Alary - could Thistlecrack's stablemate be a genuine threat in the Gold Cup?
"16.01.2017 19:59:00" racingpost.com Lee Mottershead: Senseless sale would wipe out trust WHAT a shame that, unlike Donald Trump, we cannot dismiss the Kempton bombshell as fake news. Instead it's simply rotten news. "It is seismic not simply because one of our most famous racecourses is under threat but because of the organisation threatening it."
"16.01.2017 18:00:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 16-01-17 Bruce Millington and the team look back on a busy weekend of action across Ireland and the UK. He's joined by Nick Watts, international racing expert Brendan Duke and Tom Nugent from Paddy Power. Grand National fancies, weekend eye-catchers and Brendan Duke's ongoing quest for love....
"16.01.2017 16:02:08" racingpost.com Fans bid fond farewell to superstar Maurice Racing fans on Sunday bid a fond farewell to six time Group 1 winner Maurice, who was treated to a retirement ceremony at Nakayama racecourse. Japanese superstar Maurice said goodbye to his fans in a retirement ceremony at Nakayama racecourse
"16.01.2017 13:53:39" racingpost.com Sire De Grugy among eight Clarence House possibles GARY MOORE could be double handed in Saturday's Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase at Ascot after Sire De Grugy and Ar Mad featured among eight confirmations for the 125,000 Grade 1. Sire De Grugy is among the eight acceptors for Saturday's Clarence House Chase
"16.01.2017 12:03:19" Ed Quigley - Cheltenham portfolio CHELTENHAM PORTFOLIO: Ed Quigley has a 14-1 fancy for one of the festival handicaps
"16.01.2017 09:00:00" racingpost.com Kempton campaign group planning protests and pressure A CAMPAIGN group set up to stop plans to sell off Kempton racecourse for housing has promised protests at the Cheltenham Festival and outside the Jockey Club's head office in London. "This group and this issue isn't going away. This is going to grow and grow"
"16.01.2017 07:01:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Show us the sums for Kempton THE planned closure of Kempton has generated enormous heat. We need the answers to key questions. In particular, to what extent are the Jockey Club's transformative investment plans dependent on Kempton's closure?"
"15.01.2017 19:59:01" racingpost.com Ten-day ban for amateur Gittins after hunter chase error Amateur rider Dougie Gittins was hit with a ten day ban at Kelso on Sunday after stewards felt he could have won the hunter chase if he had not mistaken the winning post. "He will learn from the mistake and won't do it again."
"15.01.2017 17:05:19" racingpost.com Cheltenham next for winning machine Tobefair DEBRA HAMER has been training since 1992. She has saddled 79 winners in that time, currently has eight horses in training, two members of staff excluding her and her husband and, in Saturday's ITV Racing winner Tobefair, the horse of a lifetime. Would this be the feelgood story of the festival?
"15.01.2017 13:46:05" racingpost.com Nicholls: Kempton closure plans fill me with dread CHAMPION jumps trainer Paul Nicholls said on Sunday he "dreads" the thought of Kempton closing and added he hoped the The Jockey Club's plans for the course did not come to fruition. "I dread the thought of the doors at Kempton closing for the final time and hope it doesn't happen."
"15.01.2017 11:30:00" Masterminded - Sam Drinkwater "What you see is what you get" - Rising star of the training ranks Sam Drinkwater takes our Masterminded challenge
"15.01.2017 10:02:49" racingpost.com Walsh to take over from 'sore' Fehily on Baltimore Rock RUBY WALSH is set to take the ride on British raider Baltimore Rock in the lucrative Bar One Racing Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday, replacing Noel Fehily who was injured in a fall at Warwick on Saturday. Who do you fancy in the race of the day at Fairyhouse?
"14.01.2017 19:55:04" racingpost.com Lack of support forces Stubbs to quit training ranks KRISTIN STUBBS has followed her most successful year as a trainer by making it her last after being forced to quit the profession due to lack of support. "After having such a good spell to be struggling to get owners and having to go to the sales to buy horses made the decision for me."
"14.01.2017 16:43:36" racingpost.com One For Arthur strikes Classic blow for north ONE FOR ARTHUR was a commanding winner of Warwick's most valuable race under a confident ride by jockey Derek Fox. Did we see a Grand National contender today?
"14.01.2017 11:30:00" Diary of an ordinary punter Henry's back....and it's been a bad week
"14.01.2017 08:29:13" racingpost.com Why always Kempton? Eight curious incidents Though it is never likely to be put on the list of reasons against its proposed closure, few courses have borne witness to as many wacky episodes in recent years as Kempton. Here we recount some of the most shocking and bizarre moments to take place Weird and wacky tales that embellish course's folklore
"13.01.2017 22:31:46" Racing Post Bloodstock The new arrival is out of the winning Rock Of Gibraltar mare Street Style and a half-sister to Group 3 winner Panama Hat
"13.01.2017 22:29:22" Cirrus des Aigles
"13.01.2017 20:30:00" racingpost.com The wrath of Kerr racing writer of the year slams JCR YOU CAN almost imagine how the grandees on the Jockey Club board convinced themselves it was a good idea to sell off one of the sport's most treasured racecourses for housing. Racing Writer of the Year Tom Kerr pulls no punches in his assessment of Jockey Club Racecourses' Kempton plans.
"13.01.2017 18:25:31" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 13-01-17 Bruce Millington, David Jennings, Graeme Rodway and Frank Hickey from Paddy Power have their say on the news that Kempton Park is set to close. The lads also go in search of winners at Warwick, Kempto Best bets for the weekend from our expert panel...including a 20-1 Saturday fancy at Warwick
"13.01.2017 14:29:46" racingpost.com Paddy Power offer non-runner no bet on festival features PADDY POWER have gone non-runner, no bet on the four championship races at this year's Cheltenham Festival with doubts surrounding the destination of some of the leading contenders for the races. Safety net for ante-post Cheltenham punters . . .
"13.01.2017 12:15:00" Queens of the Turf - Found In today's Racing Post - we celebrate the remarkably consistent Found as our Queens of the Turf series continues
"13.01.2017 10:30:00" racingpost.com Ruby Walsh argues in favour of Kempton proposals TOP jockey Ruby Walsh has said that the proposed redevelopment of Kempton Park is likely to benefit racing in the long term. "But looking at it in a cold, detached way, this move just makes sense."
"13.01.2017 08:57:00" racingpost.com Sedgefield abandoned due to an inch and a half of snow but Huntingdon passed fit to race FRIDAY'S meeting at Sedgefield has been abandoned after the course was left unraceable due to heavy snow but racing at Huntingdon goes ahead after the course passed an 8am inspection. An inch and a half of snow has forced Sedgefield to abandon but racing goes ahead at Huntingdon. Do you fancy anything running there today?
"13.01.2017 02:00:00" Queens of the Turf - Winx "The biggest name in Australian racing" - Our Queens of the Turf series continues with a focus on the wonderful Winx
"12.01.2017 20:00:01" racingpost.com Grand National hero Brian Fletcher dies aged 69 BRIAN FLETCHER, one of only three men to win the Grand National three times, has died at the age of 69. Sad news today that Brian Fletcher, who rode the Grand National winner three times including twice on Red Rum, has died aged 69
"12.01.2017 17:59:00" racingpost.com Alastair Down: this is a seven-league stride towards a better future IT IS going to be a long dusk as the light dies but without any warning on Tuesday the sun began to set on Kempton Park. "It is a plan unprecedented and inspirational in its boldness and a leap forward of genuine vision. Frankly I never thought I would see such a day of radical rethink."
"12.01.2017 16:32:47" racingpost.com Djakadam and Cue Card given Ryanair option; Douvan and Fox Norton also in Champion Chase DJAKADAM, Cue Card and Outlander, third, fourth and fifth in the betting for the Timico Gold Cup, have also been given the option of the Ryanair Chase. 48 have been entered in the Ryanair Chase with 28 in the Champion Chase
"12.01.2017 14:58:58" racingpost.com Scudamore 'angry' over JCR plans to sell Kempton KING GEORGE winning jockey Tom Scudamore has added his voice to the legion of racing professionals against Jockey Club Racecourses plan to sell Kempton to developers for 100 million, declaring himself "angry". "At first when I saw the news I was shocked, now I just feel angry. I just can't understand it."
"12.01.2017 13:01:57" racingpost.com UAE: Moviesta and Wild Dude face strong local challenge in today's Listed Dubawi Stakes at Meydan IRELAND have two chances in the 6f dirt feature on the second night of the Dubai Carnival, but the Eddie Lynam trained Moviesta and Mick Halford's Wild Dude are set face a strong local challenge. Ireland have two chances in the feature on the second night of the Dubai Carnival
"12.01.2017 11:30:00" racingpost.com Snow and frost puts Friday's cards at Huntingdon andSedgefield in danger HUNTINGDON and Sedgefield will inspect on Friday morning for racing later the same day with snow and freezing temperatures threatening both tracks. Huntingdon and Sedgefield will inspect on Friday morning for racing later the same day with snow and freezing temperatures threatening both tracks.
"12.01.2017 10:00:00" racingpost.com Don Cossack: David Jennings with a personal tribute to a beautiful brute of a horse David Jennings offers a personal tribute to a champion who lived up to his colossal reputation "But something changed that summer. Don Cossack grew up. The boyish good looks were gone. He had filled out and become a man."
"12.01.2017 08:31:04" racingpost.com Tony Martin gives Ebor ace Heartbreak City the green light for Leopardstown hurdling mission TONY MARTIN looks set to give the dangerously well handicapped Heartbreak City the green light for the 100,000 Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown on January 22. Tony Martin looks set to give the dangerously well-handicapped Heartbreak City the green light to run over hurdles
"11.01.2017 20:15:00" racingpost.com Cooper: Don Cossack turned my dream into a reality GROWING up I always wanted to win a Gold Cup. I rode more Gold Cup finishes on the arms of the couches at home than any other race going, and I have Don Cossack to thank for making my dreams become reality. Bryan Cooper: 'Don Cossack turned my dream into a reality'
"11.01.2017 18:23:01" racingpost.com Cooper: Don Cossack turned my dream into a reality GROWING up I always wanted to win a Gold Cup. I rode more Gold Cup finishes on the arms of the couches at home than any other race going, and I have Don Cossack to thank for making my dreams become reality. Bryan Cooper with an emotional tribute to Don Cossack
"11.01.2017 16:10:26" racingpost.com Treats before March: where you can glean festival clues WITH the finishing touches yet to be put to many of the leading contenders and others yet to emerge, we take a look at the five key dates between now and March 14. Here's where the future Festival winners can be found...
"11.01.2017 14:30:00" Timeline Photos The face of a champion! Happy retirement to the wonderful Don Cossack - seen here in April last year looking relaxed after his Gold Cup triumph
"11.01.2017 12:45:26" racingpost.com Kempton plans 'a terrible idea' says Dessie's owner THE owner of Desert Orchid said on Wednesday that he was glad there was opposition to the proposed closure of Kempton Park, a plan he labelled "a terrible idea". Desert Orchid's owner is not happy about the Kempton plans...
"11.01.2017 11:29:22" racingpost.com Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Don Cossack retired DON COSSACK, winner of last year's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, has been retired. Six-time Grade 1 winner Don Cossack retires. What a champion
"11.01.2017 10:11:07" racingpost.com Sherwood calls on racing to save Kempton from closure OLIVER SHERWOOD has called on the racing community to rally together and enter into discussions with the Jockey Club to try and save Kempton. "At the moment they've just dumped it on us without any explanation other than it's for maintaining racing's heritage. That's just words to me."
"11.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Three horses looking to escape the 'Pulled Up Club' WHAT have Pursuit Of Happiness, Flembrandt and Kublai got in common You've no idea, have you Admittedly, it is a tricky one. All three qualify for the "Pulled Up Club". "The reason is never that the horse is "hopeless." Hopeless brutally suggests that there is a lack of hope and it is hope that sustains the sport; hope in the face of adversity."
"10.01.2017 22:00:01" racingpost.com Six great horses to have lit up Kempton WITH Tuesday's stunning announcement of plans by the Jockey Club to sell Kempton Park racecourse, we take a look at some of the best horses to have graced the Sunbury venue. With today's stunning announcement of plans by the Jockey Club to sell Kempton Park racecourse, we take a look at some of the best horses to have graced the Sunbury venue
"10.01.2017 20:58:38" racingpost.com Henderson laments potential loss of 'unique' jumps track NICKY HENDERSON says the thought of training without Kempton Park scares him to death and believes Sandown is not equipped to fill the void left by its intended closure. "We have to be the defenders of National Hunt racing. We fought this the last time rather passionately and we're back here again."
"10.01.2017 19:00:00" racingpost.com Arkle favourite Altior entered in Champion Chase NICKY HENDERSON says he is keeping his options open after handing Racing Post Arkle favourite Altior an entry in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Who do you think would win if Altior did take on Douvan?
"10.01.2017 17:30:00" soundcloud.com Cheltenham Postcast: Champion Hurdle 10-01-17 They're back! Our top team return with a weekly ante-post look at the big races at Cheltenham - first up is the Champion Hurdle. Will former winners Annie Power or Faugheen line up? Is there a big-pr Champion Hurdle Postcast: Will Annie Power or Faugheen turn up? Which horse has Ed Quigley backed at a 'crazy' price? Who is the Pricewise selection?
"10.01.2017 15:37:37" Kempton closure - reaction "It's come as an absolute bolt out of the blue" - Bruce Millington reacts to the stunning news that Kempton is set to close
"10.01.2017 14:36:01" racingpost.com Chelmsford to build turf track under casino plan CHELMSFORD has been granted planning permission for a new turf track on the inside of the existing all weather course to be included in a major new development which will also include a casino. Britain to get its first 'Racino'
"10.01.2017 12:53:21" racingpost.com Kempton to close under shock Jockey Club plans HISTORIC Kempton Park racecourse is set to be sold for housing as part of a Jockey Club plan to spend at least 500 million on British racing over the next ten years. The King George is to be moved to Sandown as part of the Jockey Club's plans to close Kempton
"10.01.2017 11:23:51" racingpost.com Former apprentice Laura Barry battling rare cancer FORMER apprentice jockey Laura Barry has endured a challenging year after being diagnosed with cancer, but her best friend Gemma Tutty is leading a fundraising drive to aid her cause. "You never hear her moaning about it, she's always cracking jokes and having a laugh."
"10.01.2017 09:10:11" racingpost.com Kennedy feels Albert Bartlett would suit Death Duty TEENAGE sensation Jack Kennedy believes the stamina sapping test of the Albert Bartlett would suit Death Duty at the Cheltenham Festival. Is this the right Cheltenham Festival race to target?
"10.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles race conditions give an interesting spin A SMALL race can be fascinating. Consider the Hands and Heels Apprentice Handicap at Southwell 12.45 . It s always interesting to see how effective different apprentices are when not resorting to the whip sometimes more effective th 'What is unique today is that Stokell, who has ridden the horse herself on all 37 outings since she bought him, has put Bapak Bangsawan in a race she is not eligible to ride in'
"09.01.2017 21:30:00" Timeline Photos Pucker up! One of Frankie's favourites - Snow Fairy - is part of our Queens of the Turf series in Tuesday's Racing Post
"09.01.2017 19:00:00" racingpost.com Ex jockey surrenders to police after manhunt goes viral AN EX JOCKEY who taunted police searching for him by dressing up in a Where's Wally outfit and live streaming himself at large on social media, handed himself in on Monday. Not the kind of thing you see every day . . .
"09.01.2017 17:10:01" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 09-01-17 Bruce Millington is joined by Nick Watts, David Jennings and Paddy Power's Paddy Power to review the weekend's racing. The lads also look ahead to Cheltenham and make their picks for the Neptune and t Which horse impressed you the most this weekend? Who could be great value at 25-1 for the Champion Hurdle?
"09.01.2017 15:00:00" racingpost.com Power defends handling of Dundalk non runner case PADDY POWER has defended his firm's handling of the controversial non runner case at Dundalk on Friday that threw fuel on the fire of claims of rule 4 manipulation by bookmakers, a fire that was already smouldering in the wake of the Cockney Wren ca Paddy Power has defended his firm's handling of a Dundalk non-runner in the latest chapter of the rule 4 row
"09.01.2017 12:47:50" racingpost.com Injury to rule Coneygree out of Gold Cup FORMER Gold Cup winner Coneygree, who took the race as a novice in 2015, will not be entered in the race this year after connections revealed that he has not recovered sufficiently from the injuries that kept him out over Christmas. Coneygree, who won the race two years ago as a novice, is set to miss this year's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup
"09.01.2017 11:20:00" racingpost.com Monday pictures blackout in Betfred Ladbrokes and Coral PUNTERS visiting Coral, Ladbrokes and Betfred shops on Monday will not be able to enjoy any live racing from Britain as the dispute over media rights between the bookmakers and The Racing Partnership rumbles on. Three big bookmakers won't be showing British racing today
"09.01.2017 09:25:11" racingpost.com Gunman takes punters hostage in Coral betting shop FOUR people were taken hostage by a gunman in a Coral bookmakers in Jarrow on Sunday evening. There was a three-hour betting shop siege on Sunday
"09.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Punters get off lightly with rule 4s THE expression, "you don't know you're born" has gone out of fashion but it sprang to mind during the recent case involving a Rule 4 deduction in respect of non runner Cockney Wren at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. "As a change from complaining that things have got worse Cockney Wren provides elderly racegoers with an opportunity to point out that things have got a great deal better."
"08.01.2017 19:19:09" racingpost.com Retirement not on table for evergreen Pete The Feat VETERANS' champion Pete The Feat will not be putting his feet up after recording a career highlight victory at Sandown on Saturday, but will instead try to defend his title as a 14 year old. "He wouldn't be very good in retirement so we carry on."
"08.01.2017 15:07:08" racingpost.com Death Duty grinds out Grade 1 after Augusta Kate falls DEATH DUTY galloped his way to a wide margin win as the 5 6 favourite but the battle he looked set to have with second favourite Augusta Kate evaporated when the mare took a crashing fall at the final hurdle. Death Duty won this afternoon's Grade 1 novice hurdle at Naas as Augusta Kate crashed out at the last
"08.01.2017 13:00:02" racingpost.com Tizzard hails Cheltenham Festival dark horse COLIN TIZZARD on Saturday said it was hard to know who could beat Thistlecrack at his King George winning best, but revealed that Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup dark horse Alary is "bloody good" from what he had seen at home. Who has Colin Tizzard revealed as his Cheltenham dark horse?
"08.01.2017 11:15:01" Timeline Photos Remember this? Danedream and Andrasch Starke (orange and white silks) edge out Nathaniel in a thrilling finish to the 2012 King George at Ascot - don't miss today's Racing Post as we focus on the remarkable mare in our Queens of the Turf series
"08.01.2017 08:11:42" racingpost.com Death Duty bids to keep Cheltenham dream alive DEATH DUTY has won stylishly in all three of his hurdle starts this term but Gordon Elliott's exciting novice faces his sternest test as he bids to give the Willie Mullins trained Augusta Kate 7lb and a beating in this. Finian's Oscar displaced Death Duty as market leader for the Neptune yesterday with his win in the Tolworth but Gordon Elliott's six-year-old has a chance to reclaim his place at the head of the betting at Naas today
"07.01.2017 23:00:01" racingpost.com Sandown: Teenager Pete The Feat lands veterans' final TEENAGER Pete The Feat recorded the tenth and biggest win of his 56 race career, tenaciously galloping all the way to the line under Aidan Coleman to secure the much coveted 61,900 first place prize money. Teenager Pete The Feat lands veterans' final with help from another veteran - his work rider Wilf Rayer who is in his 70s!
"07.01.2017 21:00:01" racingpost.com Dundalk non-runner cut to 5-2 (from 10) after 14-hour delay in official notification to bookmakers A 14 hour delay before bookmakers were informed of a Dundalk non runner originally chalked up at 10 1 then cut to 5 2 has sparked controversy. A 14-hour delay before bookmakers were informed of a Dundalk non-runner originally chalked up at 10-1 then cut to 5-2 has sparked controversy
"07.01.2017 19:08:28" racingpost.com Dual Grade 1 winner Dynaste retired after Sandown run DYNASTE is assured the same five star treatment in retirement that he has enjoyed throughout his life after a distinguished career that has earned his connections the best part of 600,000 came to a not unexpected end at Sandown. "I've got his full brother and half sister, both so far unraced, and if you said either would be half as good we would take that now. They are something to look forward to anyway."
"07.01.2017 15:42:18" racingpost.com Tizzard does it again as Finian's Oscar lives up to star billing COLIN TIZZARD unleashed yet another star in a season he has dominated as Finian's Oscar made the giant leap up to Grade 1 level in brilliant style. Which Cheltenham race would you go for with Finian's Oscar?
"07.01.2017 12:40:39" racingpost.com Scudamore plays down River threat on racing's ITV4 debut TOM SCUDAMORE was the star guest on the first ever broadcast of ITV Racing's new morning magazine programme, The Opening Show, and used the opportunity to play down the challenge Native River poses to Thistlecrack. What did you think of The Opening Show?
"07.01.2017 11:38:19" racingpost.com Champion apprentice Gordon makes move to Palmer stable CHAMPION apprentice Josephine Gordon will look to take her career to the next level in 2017 after it was revealed that she will be riding out of the powerful Hugo Palmer yard. Well done to champion apprentice Josephine Gordon, who has a new job in Newmarket
"07.01.2017 08:00:00" racingpost.com Well in Dynaste out to recall glory days in veterans' final DAVID PIPE won the inaugural running of the 100,000 32Red Veterans' Handicap Chase, the final of the series, with Soll 12 months ago. The early signs are that the race may become an annual Pipe target, like the Imperial Cup. Is he just too well handicapped off 145?
"06.01.2017 21:30:00" Diary of an ordinary punter Darts, disappointments and the delights of watching Thistlecrack - Henry is back!
"06.01.2017 19:30:00" racingpost.com Saturday racing: what's on TV and who to watch FEELING fat, cold and significantly poorer than you were a month ago Of course you are, it is January after all. Everything you need for racing on Saturday
"06.01.2017 17:40:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 06-01-17 Host Bruce Millington is joined by independent racing expert Brendan Duke, the Racing Post's Graeme Rodway and Rob Catterson from Paddy Power to preview the weekend's action at Sandown, Wincanton, Naa What has Annie Power got in common with Michael Van Gerwen? Who is banker material on a busy Saturday?
"06.01.2017 15:45:30" racingpost.com Capitaine leads field of six as Kayf Grace misses Tolworth ANTE-POST favourite Capitaine has been declared in a field of six for Saturday's 32Red Tolworth Novices' Hurdle at Sandown and will not have to face one of his main perceived dangers after Kayf Grace was scratched. Tizzard hope Finian's Oscar emerges as main danger to impressive Ascot winner . . .
"06.01.2017 13:30:41" Timeline Photos Gigginstown glee as they dominate at the final fence during the Lexus Chase. Jack Kennedy (blue cap) eventually went on to take victory aboard Outlander....what was your favourite performance of the festive racing period?
"06.01.2017 09:00:01" racingpost.com Ludlow's Friday card cancelled due to frost FRIDAY'S meeting at Ludlow has been abandoned after a second successive night of frost left patches of the course frozen on Friday morning with little prospect of it lifting. Ludlow's meeting this afternoon has been cancelled, but Wetherby survives
"05.01.2017 18:30:00" racingpost.com Cheltenham Festival prize-money boosted to record £4.3m THERE will be record prize-money up for grabs at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival after an increase of £190,000 was announced on Thursday to take total prizes to £4,305,000 for the four day fixture. 23 of the 28 Cheltenham Festival races have received a prize-money boost
"05.01.2017 16:40:16" Queens of the Turf Don't miss Friday's Racing Post as a certain superstar mare will be featuring in Queens of the Turf....
"05.01.2017 14:47:20" racingpost.com Group 1-winning trainer Gibson victim of €1 million fraud HONG KONG based trainer Richard Gibson has reportedly been the victim of a 1 million 860,000 "complex internet fraud involving the transfer of money on a sale of a horse". "It has also put a great deal of pressure on my family as the case involves significant sums of money. We have always acted with full integrity and honesty."
"05.01.2017 10:02:26" racingpost.com Many Clouds set to have a crack at Timico Gold Cup THISTLECRACK'S tour de force at Kempton on Boxing Day might have had bookmakers running for cover as they hastily revised their Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup markets, but one trainer refusing to run scared is Oliver Sherwood. Oliver Sherwood is not afraid to take on Thistlecrack with his Grand National hero Many Clouds
"05.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Moubarak looking to rise from the Ashes THE very last race of an ordinary midweek raceday, the 8.15 at Chelmsford, will pass by largely unnoticed. Yet it sees the appearance of an out of the ordinary figure from the past. The Lebanese trainer Mohamed Moubarak runs Out Of The Ashes. "Between 1990 and 1992 he trained over 50 winners, including Group race winners Green Line Express, Made Of Gold, Forest Wind and Magnificent Star, who won the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks in 1991."
"04.01.2017 19:00:00" Timeline Photos PICTURE OF THE DAY: Two sporting heavyweights collide as Conor McGregor meets Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arrogate
"04.01.2017 17:15:00" racingpost.com We take a look at the surprise packages who could shake up the festival's championship markets SOME bookmakers have prices for every race the Cheltenham Festival, but most interest centres around the main four. Each of the week's championships have a firm favourite, but we take a look at some leftfield horses who could shake things up. Find out who could give Douvan something to think about in the Champion Chase
"04.01.2017 15:38:59" Photos from Racing Post's post Don't miss Thursday's Racing Post as we celebrate the life and times of Quevega in our Queens of the Turf series. What is your favourite moment from her wonderful career?
"04.01.2017 12:47:44" racingpost.com Novice star Altior heads Clarence House entries ALTIOR could be set for a first foray outside novice company after featuring among nine entries for the Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 21. Could Altior beat the likes of proven Grade 1 horses Un De Sceaux, Sire De Grugy, Ar Mad, Special Tiara and Dodging Bullets?
"04.01.2017 10:30:00" racingpost.com Tight Squeeze well after being rescued from ditch TIGHT SQUEEZE, the aptly named mare who had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a muddy brook, is bucking and kicking again and showing no ill effects from the weekend's ordeal. Tight Squeeze certainly lived up to her name at the weekend but the good news is she is recovering well
"04.01.2017 08:30:01" racingpost.com Fallon 'really enjoying' work riding role in Dubai KIEREN FALLON said on Tuesday there was "light at the end of the tunnel" as he talked of how much he was enjoying his work in a racing yard having teamed up again with Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor in Dubai. "I was riding longer than I should have been. I should have retired years ago. But I knew if I did I'd struggle. That's why I kept going."
"04.01.2017 07:00:01" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Working Title the star turn at Hereford THERE are other races at Hereford on Wednesday, obviously, but rather as the Gold Cup is the focus of the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Chase 2.25 is the highlight. "Paul Drinkwater bought the horse as a 12-year-old for just £1,400 in 2013. It turned out to be a bargain because Working Title has since won nine more point-to-points, ridden every time by Joe Drinkwater"
"03.01.2017 21:15:00" Timeline Photos One of the best pics of the festive racing period - Min on his way to victory at Leopardstown on Boxing Day
"03.01.2017 20:48:33" racingpost.com Chamberlin we're not dumbing down we're trying to help | Horse Racing News | Racing Post ED CHAMBERLIN has rejected criticism of ITV's so called dumbing down of racing and warned the sport has to extend its appeal to a broader audience if it expects terrestrial coverage to continue in the longer term. "In no way do we want to insult racing aficionados, but we want people from the outside to feel a part of it."
"03.01.2017 18:16:53" racingpost.com Title rivals Mullins and Elliott to play aces at Naas | Horse Racing News | Racing Post Some class acts entered at Naas on Sunday
"03.01.2017 15:35:35" racingpost.com Cosgrave back in Dubai three years after contentious ban PAT COSGRAVE has settled his differences with the Emirates Racing Authority and is looking forward to his first Meydan rides in almost three years when the Dubai World Cup Carnival begins on Thursday. "It was time to draw a line under the whole business and move on"
"03.01.2017 12:28:16" Timeline Photos A great shot as runners take the second fence during yesterday's Sussex National
"03.01.2017 09:05:35" racingpost.com Moore's absence on Curtis runners fuels speculation JONATHAN MOORE'S brief tenure as stable jockey to Rebecca Curtis appears to be over after the talented young rider's absence from Cheltenham on Sunday extended his absence on Curtis trained runners to nearly three weeks. It looks as though the Charlie Hall-winning partnership between Rebecca Curtis and Jonathan Moore is under threat
"03.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: no excuses for the columnists of today WHEN I was writing a weekly column for the Racing Post I sometimes thought it would be amusing to leave the space blank apart from the following "Sorry, nothing this week." "Columns by all sorts of writers keep appearing with barely any absenteeism on the grounds of ill health. Columnists are frightened that someone else will take over"
"02.01.2017 22:30:02" racingpost.com Backers pay the price for deduction over non runner WINNING punters on the last race at Cheltenham on Sunday were left out of pocket when a rule 4 deduction was applied after bookmakers priced up a horse who had already been announced as a non runner. A deduction of 5p in the pound was made to winning bets...
"02.01.2017 20:45:00" racingpost.com Star US sprinter Acapulco switches to O'Brien stable THE brilliant 2015 Queen Mary winner Acapulco has been switched from Wesley Ward's US base to Ballydoyle, from where she is to be aimed at the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June by trainer Aidan O'Brien. Speed queen Acapulco will be trained by Aidan O'Brien!
"02.01.2017 18:46:48" racingpost.com Desert Orchid to be commemorated by Royal Mail THE legendary Desert Orchid will feature in the Royal Mail's special stamp programme this year, along with seven other yet to be named racehorses. Dessie is going to feature on a special stamp...
"02.01.2017 16:30:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 02-01-17 Racing writer of the year Tom Kerr is joined by Nick Watts, Brian Sheerin and Paddy Power's Paul Binfield to review the weekend's racing action including a look back ITV's coverage. LISTEN: The panel discuss everything from ITV Racing's first show to New Year's resolutions and throw in some Cheltenham Festival picks for good measure
"02.01.2017 13:18:02" racingpost.com Opening ITV show attracts average audience of 676 000 THE much anticipated debut of ITV's new live racing show on New Year's Day attracted an average audience of 676,000 viewers, an increase on Channel 4's audience for the same fixture in recent years. What did you think of the opening show?
"02.01.2017 11:00:00" racingpost.com Tizzard team out for more National success at Plumpton THE Colin Tizzard team have been carrying all before them lately and Sartorial Elegance has an obvious chance of providing them with a second National winner just six days after Native River won the Welsh version at Chepstow. Can Colin Tizzard land another 'National' at Plumpton today?
"02.01.2017 09:00:00" Queens of the Turf Queens of the Turf: Gordon Elliott reveals his favourite ever filly or mare. Do you have a favourite?
"02.01.2017 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Never too late to restart resolutions IF you've already broken it, it's not too late to have another go at your New Year's resolution. After all, they're jolly difficult to keep, especially if they involve giving up chocolate, alcohol and betting. Well, impossible really. "Roberts, 73, is a successful businessman who was once a director of a company with the intriguing if intimidating title of Rottweiler On The Shoot Limited."
"01.01.2017 21:30:01" racingpost.com Opinions will be divided on coverage say ITV team Ed Chamberlin and Matt Chapman ended ITV Racing's first programme with an acknowledgement viewers will have been divided over the style of coverage delivered by the sport's new mainstream partner. What did you make of ITV racing's coverage?
"01.01.2017 20:00:00" racingpost.com Five female riders hit the scoreboard on Sunday FIVE female professional riders will be looking forward to the rest of 2017 after starting the new year with a bang. It's ladies' day...
"01.01.2017 18:04:14" racingpost.com Agrapart gamely lands Relkeel to give Kelly a double AGRAPART and Lizzie Kelly got the better of a thrilling finish to the Relkeel Hurdle, staying on strongly after the last to edge out 2 1 favourite L'ami Serge. Did Agrapart look a potential Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle winner to you?
"01.01.2017 16:41:03" Starting in tomorrow's Racing Post and running throughout January, we count down 50 iconic fillies and mares - but who will top our Queens of the Turf?
"01.01.2017 14:53:00" racingpost.com Classy Whisper denies Clan Des Obeaux in Dipper WHISPER, who hit the heights over hurdles, showed he has the ability to be a player at a high level over fences too when denying the well regarded Clan Des Obeaux in the BetBright Dipper Novices' Chase at Cheltenham on Sunday. What did you make of the Dipper?
"01.01.2017 11:40:38" racingpost.com On screen team vital says editor as racing returns to ITV ITV racing editor Richard Willoughby is stressing the importance of creating a new on screen television team as the sport returns to Britain's leading commercial channel with a six race programme from Cheltenham and Musselburgh. "It's a team, so it's important a sense of camaraderie comes across on screen. We don't really need a heavy-hitting dominant force. We need everyone to work together to deliver the same thing, which is good sports coverage."
"01.01.2017 07:15:02" racingpost.com Cheltenham star Village Vic out to shine on ITV return CHELTENHAM regular Village Vic, who has done connections proud in two of the track's main handicaps already this term, goes into battle in another big race when he seeks back to back victories in the Grade 3 BetBright Handicap Chase. Can Cheltenham specialist Village Vic gain reward for some excellent efforts in defeat?
"31.12.2016 21:37:42" racingpost.com Five horses that could light up the racecourse in 2017 As we head into 2017 there are plenty of exceptional talents, both on the Flat and over jumps, for racing fans to be excited about. Tony McFadden highlights five horses that could light up the racecourse in 2017 Which horse are you looking forward to seeing in 2017?
"31.12.2016 19:37:14" racingpost.com Cooper breaks pelvis to add to tale of injury woe BRYAN COOPER could be out of action for up to eight weeks after breaking his pelvis at Punchestown on Saturday. Poor Bryan Cooper is facing another spell on the sidelines...
"31.12.2016 14:54:11" racingpost.com Messire Des Obeaux wins dramatic Challow Hurdle MESSIRE DES OBEAUX put up a professional performance under Daryl Jacob to win this Grade 1 novice hurdle for trainer Alan King. "He'll definitely get three miles but we don't need to be in a rush. He travels very well. I hope he's got a big future."
"31.12.2016 08:42:40" racingpost.com New Year's Day: what's on TV and who to watch IF YOU are envisaging a slow start on New Year's Day after the excesses of the night before then don't worry: rarely has there been a better time to have a lie in before settling on the sofa to watch the racing on TV. You might be nursing a hangover. You might be fresh as a daisy. However you are feeling, here's what there is to look forward to on New Year's Day . . .
"30.12.2016 23:00:00" Diary of an Ordinary Punter WATCH: After a busy Christmas period we caught up with Henry Hardwicke to see how he got on, plus he shares his best bets for this weekend
"30.12.2016 21:40:00" racingpost.com Trainers' title battle will be a 'right scrap' says Nicholls CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls is predicting a "right scrap" between himself and Colin Tizzard for the trainers' title "We have a lot of horses still to run in the new year"
"30.12.2016 20:00:01" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 30-12-16 Irrespective of the channel the racing is on you can be sure David Jennings, Paul Kealy and Paddy Power's Frank Hickey will have a bucketload of tips. LISTEN: The panel discuss this weekend's best bets, including a 16-1 fancy at Cheltenham on Sunday
"30.12.2016 18:10:59" racingpost.com Luck presents as Racing UK goes free for Saturday racing THERE will be no racing on mainstream television channels on Saturday for the first time in many years, but subscriber channel Racing UK will broadcast action from Newbury and Warwick for free. Good guys
"30.12.2016 15:29:17" racingpost.com Johnson: Native River a big threat to Thistlecrack NATIVE RIVER is the biggest threat to Thistlecrack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after producing a "phenomenal performance" to win the Coral Welsh Grand National under top weight on Tuesday. 'I see he's now second favourite for the Gold Cup and he has to be a big player'
"30.12.2016 13:32:48" racingpost.com Cheltenham New Year's Day clashes to savour A NEW year and an exciting start to 2017 as Cheltenham hosts its high quality New Year's Day card. Here are some of the big clashes we can all look forward to... What a way to start 2017...
"30.12.2016 11:05:45" racingpost.com Seven things we learned from the festive action After a feast of racing over the Christmas period, we look at where the story goes from here for the rest of the season. Seven things we learned from Christmas racing
"30.12.2016 09:05:00" A look back at some of the major racing moments of 2016, as told on social media. What was your standout moment?
"30.12.2016 07:42:19" racingpost.com Haydock cancels Friday card due to frozen track HAYDOCK has called off today's meeting before the scheduled 7.30am inspection due to the track being frozen in places. What is your best bet for racing today?
"29.12.2016 21:30:00" soundcloud.com Football Postcast: 29-12-16 With Christmas in the rear view mirror the panel are looking ahead to the next round of Premier League fixtures including a blockbuster on New Year's Eve. Dave Clark is joined by Henry Hardwicke, Mark The team discuss the next round of Premier League fixtures, including an 8-1 fancy in the Liverpool v Man City match
"29.12.2016 19:30:00" racingpost.com Racing says sad farewell to Walter Swinburn FROM far and wide they came, a host of the most recognisable faces in the history of the turf, to say a painfully premature goodbye to one of their own in Walter Swinburn. Today racing said goodbye to Walter Swinburn at the Derby-winning rider's funeral in Newmarket
"29.12.2016 17:37:14" racingpost.com Donald McCain hits landmark win figure DONALD McCAIN enjoyed a champagne moment two days before the rest of the country as he secured the 1,000th winner of his training career at Kelso on Thursday. Great achievement
"29.12.2016 11:51:31" racingpost.com Coneygree eased for Gold Cup as team reveals setback CONEYGREE will not run before the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with the nine year old set to be given extra time to get over his comeback second in last month's Betfair Chase. "He's already won a Gold Cup and if he's not right and we have to go to Aintree or Punchestown instead then that's what's right for him. Having said that, I'm sure he'll get to Cheltenham."
"29.12.2016 08:59:36" racingpost.com Nichols Canyon another reliable super sub for Mullins THE wait goes on. The longer the wait, the more we pine. No Faugheen. No Annie Power. This, we hoped and thought, would be when we finally get another glimpse of one of the last two Champion Hurdle winners. But, alas, neither is here. What is your best bet of the day?
"29.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Coney Island worth the wait SPORT is full of anticipation. Waiting for events, waiting to watch stars, waiting for horses. David Ashforth is looking forward to a certain runner in Ireland later today
"28.12.2016 20:15:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Christmas Review There were so many highlights it's difficult to know where to begin. Listen to the views of Tom Segal, David Jennings, Mark Storey and Paddy Power's Paul Binfield as they try to make sense of it all. POSTCAST: The panel review some of the highlights from a busy festive period of racing, plus an early fancy for the Triumph Hurdle
"28.12.2016 18:37:57" racingpost.com Frustration as Lingfield result amended but betting not PUNTERS and bookmakers were left frustrated at Lingfield on Wednesday after a photo finish was amended after the judge had called the wrong placings but the result was left as it was originally declared for betting purposes. Frustration for bookmakers and punters at Lingfield this afternoon as a result is amended while betting is left unaltered
"28.12.2016 17:00:00" racingpost.com Outlander prevails from Poli in Lexus Chase thriller A HEAVYWEIGHT renewal of the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown lived up to all expectations as Outlander prevailed under Jack Kennedy to provide Gordon Elliott with a first win in the race. Was this afternoon's Lexus Chase the most thrilling race of the season so far?
"28.12.2016 15:15:18" racingpost.com Vroum Vroum Mag leads Mullins 1-2 in Christmas Hurdle VROUM VROUM MAG led home a Willie Mullins one two as jockey Ruby Walsh held off the gallant challenge of his sister Katie aboard Clondaw Warrior. Where would you head with Vroum Vroum Mag?
"28.12.2016 11:59:24" Christmast tipping - Lexus Chase WATCH: Dave Orton has a tip for today's Lexus Chase. Who do you fancy?
"28.12.2016 07:42:32" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Imaginary riches in store HERE'S a great game for dreamers. You start with 1p and have to live the rest of your life on how much you win at the game, so it's important to do well or you'll starve to death. A great game for the dreamers out there . . .
"27.12.2016 21:58:06" Timeline Photos Poetry in motion! A wonderful shot of Thistlecrack during his incredible King George victory yesterday
"27.12.2016 18:35:01" racingpost.com Native River slams rivals to land Welsh National NATIVE RIVER put up one of the great performances in the history of this race as he followed up his Hennessy Gold Cup win with a dominant display. Native River was too good for his Welsh National rivals but how close would he go in the Gold Cup?
"27.12.2016 11:15:03" Timeline Photos The Welsh Grand National has thrown up some big-priced winners in the last few years. With this offer from William Hill, new customers get a £5 stake on the winner, guaranteeing you up to £100 in free bets http://bit.ly/RPHillsWELSH
"27.12.2016 09:45:00" Andrew Thornton - 1,000 winners Congratulations to Andrew Thornton on hitting the 1,000 mark! Here are some of his most memorable victories
"27.12.2016 08:30:00" racingpost.com What they say: Welsh National contenders THE Welsh Grand National takes place on Tuesday and headlines the British action. Read what connections of the main players have to say. The Welsh Grand National takes place on Tuesday and headlines the British action. Read what connections of the main players have to say.
"27.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: A brilliant race for plodders par excellence IT'S the plodders' Gold Cup at Chepstow today but the normal routine for the Coral Welsh Grand National may have to be altered. "Over the years, at least when the race hasn't been abandoned for snow, frost, snow and frost or waterlogging (1969, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1995, 1996) or moved to another venue (Newbury 1994) or abandoned then moved to another date (2010, 2012, 2015) it's
"26.12.2016 23:59:00" racingpost.com Royal Vacation takes dramatic Kauto Star ROYAL VACATION caused a 33 1 shock in the Kauto Star Novices' Chase as Might Bite crashed out at the last with the race at his mercy. Colin Tizzard: "He's having a blow, but then he's just won a Grade 1. I suppose we'll go to Cheltenham now with one more run before the three-miler. I didn't think I would ever be saying that!"
"26.12.2016 22:00:00" racingpost.com Leopardstown: Min wins after Identity Thief pulls up MIN followed in the footsteps of stablemate Douvan in delivering an emphatic win helped by market rival Identity Thief blundering his way out of the race being pulled up after five fences. Willie Mullins: "He treats fences with a lot more respect than he showed for hurdles last season, when he was inclined to race too freely."
"26.12.2016 20:00:00" racingpost.com Kempton: Yanworth wins thrilling Christmas Hurdle FORCED off the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle route by the emergence of Unowhatimeanharry, Yanworth made trainer Alan King grateful for the switch as he refashioned himself as a Champion Hurdle candidate. Yanworth cut for Champion Hurdle after first Grade 1 victory
"26.12.2016 18:00:00" racingpost.com Thistlecrack blows away Cue Card in thrilling King George THISTLECRACK justified owners John and Heather Snook's bold decision to pitch their novice into the big time as he produced a prodigious round of jumping to become the first novice to win the Grade 1 Boxing day feature. Tom Scudamore: "He's on his own. Between myself, my father and grandfather we've had about 3,000 winners and he's the best one of the lot."
"26.12.2016 15:45:49" With the curtain coming down on Channel 4's coverage at Chepstow tomorrow, we'd like to know your favourite moments, memories and presenters?
"26.12.2016 11:57:43" racingpost.com Native River heads field of 20 for Welsh National HENNESSY GOLD CUP winner Native River will head a maximum field of 20 in Tuesday's Coral Welsh Grand National as he bids to become the first winner of both races back to back since Playschool in 1987. Sire De Grugy versus Special Tiara, plus Altior and Douvan in action. The racing on December 27 doesn't look too bad does it!
"26.12.2016 09:00:00" racingpost.com King keen to see if Yanworth has the speed for Champion UNOWHATIMEANHARRY'S rise to prominence in the staying hurdle division has meant a shift of targets for Yanworth, who is the shortest priced of today's runners for the Stan James Champion Hurdle in March. Do you think he will have the speed for 2m today?
"26.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: plenty of bets on manic Monday FINGERS on the remote control buttons! 77 races in England and Ireland in less than five hours on average a race every 3.7 minutes. A race will start every 3.7 minutes on Boxing Day...
"25.12.2016 20:30:00" racingpost.com What they say: King George teams on their stars THE 32Red King George VI Chase is the highlight of the action on Monday. Here connections of the five runners have their say on the race. Connections of the King George contenders give you the lowdown
"25.12.2016 18:30:01" soundcloud.com Football Postcast: 21-12-16 James Milton is joined by Mark Langdon, Henry Hardwicke and Thomas Reid of Paddy Power to preview all the festive action. They also pick their best bets for Boxing/St Stepehen's Day. With Christmas dinner out of the way, tuck into our tasty Football Postcast as we preview a feast of action over the next few days
"25.12.2016 15:49:42" racingpost.com The trends Thistlecrack must overcome in the King George FOLLOWERS of trends and those who prefer to rely on their own visual interpretation do not always see eye to eye. And the King George VI Chase is likely to be one case in point where consensus is not reached. Thistlecrack has history against him in the King George. Can he defy the stats?
"25.12.2016 12:30:00" Boxing Day tips Dave Orton marks your card for Kempton tomorrow
"25.12.2016 08:55:00" Festive tips from the Racing Post team Racing Post experts give us their top tips for the festive period
"24.12.2016 20:00:00" Gordon Elliott interview Musselburgh, Mullins and a magical season so far - we caught up with Gordon Elliott earlier this week
"24.12.2016 18:16:52" racingpost.com Racing Post's guide to finding winners this Christmas CHRISTMAS is a time for giving and, as such, can get very expensive. Luckily, for racing fans at least, there is a full programme of action to get stuck into to hopefully lessen the blow and maybe even build a surplus for the sales. Christmas is a time for giving and, as such, can get very expensive what with all the presents, food and alcohol. Luckily, for racing fans at least, there is a full programme of action to get stuck into to hopefully lessen the blow - and maybe even build
"24.12.2016 14:14:13" racingpost.com Johnson looking forward to River in Welsh National TUESDAY'S Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow is the race that Richard Johnson is most looking forward to over Christmas, as he once again teams up with Hennessy Gold Cup winner Native River. Richard Johnson cannot wait for Native River, but who are you most excited to see in action over the Christmas period?
"24.12.2016 13:00:00" soundcloud.com Postcast: Christmas Tipping 23-12-16 Patrick Mullins joins Lee Mottershead, Dave Orton and Paddy Power's Rob Catterson to preview the action in Britain and Ireland this Christmas. Who would Patrick rather ride in the King George and whic Patrick Mullins joins the Postcast panel in a bumper edition as we look at the best bets for Boxing Day and beyond
"23.12.2016 21:15:00" Apple's Jade update What does the rest of the season have in store for Apple's Jade?
"23.12.2016 20:18:27" racingpost.com Thistlecrack the one for Johnson in King George RICHARD JOHNSON says he would opt to ride Thistlecrack over Cue Card in Monday's 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton. It would be Thistlecrack for Richard Johnson but who would you ride in the King George if you had the chance?
"23.12.2016 18:39:31" racingpost.com Five Christmas crackers to savour next week FOR those who do not follow racing, those peculiar days between Christmas and the New Yea can be a tough slog but for the rest of us, they are the stuff of life itself as National Hunt heroes from both sides of the Irish Sea come out to play. Which races are you most looking forward to over the festive period?
"23.12.2016 14:13:12" racingpost.com Fab five in King George but Mag misses Kempton THIS year's 32Red King George VI Chase will be a matter of quality over quantity after a final field of five, including Cue Card and Thistlecrack, was declared for the Kempton Grade 1 on Friday morning. What a race this is going to be...
"23.12.2016 11:55:15" Masterminded - Gordon Elliott Mariah Carey, Marmite and making time for his favourite Australian soap - Gordon Elliott's Masterminded is pure gold!
"23.12.2016 09:57:15" racingpost.com O'Ryan chosen for special recognition awards at Lesters THERE was a mix of the old, new and a touch of sadness at the 26th Stobart Lesters awards held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday evening. "Jockeys lost one of their greatest friends and supporters this year. His contribution was immense and he is much missed"
"22.12.2016 21:00:01" Timeline Photos A classic shot from 2014 as Santa Claus (aka Paul Townend) and Hurricane Fly get firmly into the Christmas spirit
"22.12.2016 17:31:31" racingpost.com Palmer and Rohaut fined for Champions Day referral HUGO PALMER has been fined 1,000 by a BHA disciplinary panel after admitting a breach of the rules of racing when a member of his staff was found in possession of non permitted substances in Ascot's stables on British Champions Day in October The member of staff, who had been attending to stable stars Galileo Gold and Architecture, was discovered with electrolytes and the prescription-only antibiotic Trimediazine Plain, although the BHA had earlier played down the significance of the incident.
"22.12.2016 14:34:50" Don Cossack feature Fingers crossed we see this magnificent beast back on the course soon!
"22.12.2016 12:44:50" racingpost.com Foinavon's rider John Buckingham dies aged 76 JOHN BUCKINGHAM, who won one of the most famous Grand Nationals of all time on outsider Foinavon, has died at the age of 76. Buckingham, having his first ride in the National, was reportedly the fourth jockey asked to ride Foinavon and said afterwards: "I'd have ridden Dick's donkey to be in the Grand National."
"22.12.2016 08:55:09" racingpost.com O Brien outlines Christmas plans for Triumph hopes JOSEPH O'BRIEN is hoping to unleash two more top recruits from the Flat over Christmas as he attempts to tighten his grip on the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Joseph O'Brien has revealed plans for some of his leading juvenile hurdlers over Christmas
"22.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: is this a bridge too far for the champ? Evidently champion jump jockey Richard Johnson has fallen out with trainer Susan Johnson, his mother and just before Christmas, too. David Ashforth thinks champion jockey Richard Johnson might have met his match at Bangor . . .
"21.12.2016 21:35:05" Timeline Photos Looking for some Christmas winners? Send your questions into our tipsters by following the link or simply posting below http://bit.ly/2gYN4H4
"21.12.2016 20:00:00" racingpost.com Walsh: Thistlecrack gets my King George vote over Cue Card RUBY WALSH has said that he would choose to ride Thistlecrack over last year's winner Cue Card in the Boxing Day showpiece if he had the choice. Do you agree with the rider who has won the King George five times?
"21.12.2016 18:30:00" racingpost.com No Faugheen but Vroum Vroum Mag in Kempton mix THERE is no Faugheen, winner of the 32Red Christmas Hurdle for each of the last two years, but Willie Mullins and Rich Ricci could still win the Boxing Day Grade 1 for the third straight season with Vroum Vroum Mag. Vroum Vroum Mag could tackle Yanworth and The New One on Boxing Day. Who do you think will come out on top?
"21.12.2016 17:00:23" Team Tizzard on the Welsh National Team Tizzard on their Welsh National options...
"21.12.2016 13:15:00" Gordon Elliott - Christmas runners It could be a very merry Christmas for Gordon Elliott...
"21.12.2016 11:30:00" racingpost.com Sherwood decides against Lexus bid with Many Clouds MANY CLOUDS will not run in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown next week, with trainer Oliver Sherwood not prepared to risk making the journey to Ireland to then find unsuitable ground for his stable star. Find out where the 2015 Grand National winner will have his next start instead
"21.12.2016 10:00:00" beta.racingpost.com Lest we forget that fateful Christmas half a century ago For jumping folk there is only one ghost of Christmas past. Arkle's final race: Alastair Down on the sad day 50 years ago when the greatest would run his last race
"21.12.2016 08:30:01" racingpost.com Paul Nicholls mulling a step up in trip for Frodon PAUL NICHOLLS is considering a step up in trip for his Caspian Caviar Gold Cup hero Frodon in Kempton's 32Red Kauto Star Novices' Chase on Boxing Day. Paul Nicholls has not won the Kempton Grade 1 novice chase since it was renamed to be run in honour of the Ditcheat legend Kauto Star, but he could run Caspian Caviar Gold Cup winner Frodon next Monday
"21.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: Go West Young Man perfect for pantomimes HENRY DALY and Jake Greenall must be looking forward enormously to the Tanners Champagne Handicap Chase Ludlow 2.40 when Go West Young Man makes a special Christmas pantomime appearance. 'The rascal is particularly clever because he dangles tempting morsels in front of forgiving optimists in the form of a collection of second places'
"20.12.2016 21:15:01" Timeline Photos What a legend! General Tufto today before securing victory on his 100th Southwell start
"20.12.2016 17:30:00" racingpost.com Jumping duels Five of the greatest National Hunt rivalries WITH stablemates Cue Card and Thistlecrack poised to take each other on in one of the most anticipated head to heads in recent seasons, we look back on some of the other great National Hunt rivalries. What better way to warm up for Boxing Day's clash between Cue Card and Thistlecrack than indulging in a bit of National Hunt nostalgia?
"20.12.2016 15:30:18" Masterminded - Lizzie Kelly Strictly or X-Factor? Denman or Kauto Star? Lizzie Kelly takes on the Masterminded challenge
"20.12.2016 13:30:01" racingpost.com Brilliant Tufto brings up Southwell century in style GENERAL TUFTO spread some festive joy on his 100th start at Southwell, as the all weather warrior blasted home for a 15th win at the track. What a superstar!
"20.12.2016 11:59:35" beta.racingpost.com Tylicki out of hospital and beginning rehabilitation Freddy Tylicki is out of hospital and starting his rehabilitation after being paralysed in a fall at Kempton in October. Some fantastic news for Freddy Tylicki with Christmas only days away - his road to recovery continues
"20.12.2016 09:00:00" racingpost.com General Tufto set for 100th run at Southwell GENERAL TUFTO joins a 100 club with a difference today when the 11 year old races for the 100th time at the same racecourse. Can he crown the century of runs with a win?
"20.12.2016 07:00:00" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: A Shakespearean touch at Taunton STORMING STRUMPET. It's a terrific name, the best name running on Tuesday. "Strumpet has gone out of fashion, which is a shame and I applaud owners PJL Racing, whoever they are, for doing their best to resurrect it. If it was good enough for Shakespeare, who used the word in many of his plays, it's good enough for the 12.45 at
"19.12.2016 21:00:00" Olympia - Flat v Jump jockeys Fun, frolics and Frankie - check out the Olympia showjumping challenge
"19.12.2016 19:25:01" racingpost.com Trainer Paul Gilligan handed six-month disqualification TRAINER Paul Gilligan has been disqualified for six months after he was found guilty of deliberately running a horse that had previous run at an unrecognised meeting in Ireland. Trainer Paul Gilligan has been disqualified for six months after he was found guilty of deliberately running a horse that had previous run at an unrecognised meeting in Ireland.
"19.12.2016 18:00:03" beta.racingpost.com The best images in racing from 2016 In the first of 12 daily instalments we look back at the crisp winter mornings and the mud-spattered action from January, as seen through the lenses of the The best images in racing from 2016: Twelve months through the lenses of our photographers
"19.12.2016 16:12:08" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Review 19-12-16 Bruce Millington is joined by Nick Watts, Tom Segal and Paddy Power's Rob Catterson to review the weekend's racing - despite the fact they couldn't see most of it. They also look ahead to the King Geo Looking forward to a busy spell on the racing front over Christmas? Pricewise joins the Postcast panel as we pick out some fancies
"19.12.2016 13:21:19" Advent Calendar - day 19 A 16-1 fancy to pay for the Christmas excess...
"19.12.2016 11:27:18" racingpost.com Owners confirm King George for Thistlecrack THE most eagerly anticipated clash of the jumps season is on, as Thistlecrack was confirmed for next Monday's 32Red King George VI Chase by owner John Snook. Christmas has come early!
"19.12.2016 09:38:25" Racing Post Bloodstock For fascinating features on the likes of Galileo and Frankel and a comprehensive round up of all the key stats from 2016, read our Bloodstock Review
"19.12.2016 07:32:50" racingpost.com Ashforth's Angles: the spirit of Christmas THE days running up to Christmas are the most difficult of the year for the avid racefan and or punter. Lucy Alexander is back in the saddle at Ayr, here's hoping she returns with a winner
"18.12.2016 16:00:00" racingpost.com Duty downs rivals to enhance festival claims DEATH DUTY continued his unbeaten record over hurdles with an authoritative performance at Navan to enhance his claims for Cheltenham glory in March. Did we see a future festival winner in the Navan Novice Hurdle?
"18.12.2016 13:44:46" racingpost.com Coneygree ruled out of King George after working poorly LEADING 32Red King George fancy Coneygree has been ruled out of the Boxing Day showpiece after failing to sparkle in a gallop on Saturday. Cue Card is now odds-on for the King George...
"18.12.2016 08:38:22" racingpost.com Jockey Rebecca Black dies in New Zealand race fall JOCKEY Rebecca Black has died in a race fall at Gore in New Zealand. Tragic news coming from New Zealand this morning
"17.12.2016 18:00:00" Advent Calendar - day 17 Remember the name! Joe Tizzard with a Christmas banker
"17.12.2016 17:34:43" beta.racingpost.com Viewers haven't the foggiest as runners disappear in gloom | Horse Racing News | Racing Post It sounds as though the last race at Haydock on Saturday was a thriller, with the soon-labouring Clyne rallying under Adam Wedge to secure a narrow success over "It was the last race and there's always a desire to complete the card if you can."
"17.12.2016 16:43:27" racingpost.com Harry means business after Long Walk victory THE Harry Fry trained Unowhatimeanharry emerged from the gloom at Ascot to make it seven wins from his last seven starts in the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle. "That's seven from seven and quite incredible - the dream goes on."
"17.12.2016 10:44:06" racingpost.com Paul John hoping Suzie Best licence bid will fail PAUL JOHN, the jockey at the centre of the long running Jim Best saga, says he hopes the suspended trainer's wife will not be granted a licence as it would "make a mockery" of the situation. "I hope she doesn't get one. It would make a mockery of everything."
"17.12.2016 09:30:00" Race In Focus - Long Walk Hurdle Who do you fancy for the Long Walk Hurdle today?
"17.12.2016 07:41:22" beta.racingpost.com Golden Spear has clear chance for handicap expert Tony Martin Feather-weighted Golden Spear leads a three-pronged challenge from Tony Martin for an ultra competitive handicap that features three previous winners It's a valuable handicap hurdle, so you know Tony Martin has a plan. Can one of his three runners bag the prize at Ascot today?
"16.12.2016 17:00:06" soundcloud.com Postcast: Weekend Tipping 16-12-16 The Duke is back and he's got the 'bet of the season' for Ascot tomorrow. He's alongside Bruce Millington, Graeme Rodway and Paddy Power's Frank Hickey to preview the weekend's action. Strong Ascot fancies for tomorrow at 12-1 and 11-2....PLUS the comedy stylings of Mr Brendan Duke
"16.12.2016 13:47:24" racingpost.com Tom Kerr: Botched Best case will leave lasting damage Racing Writer of The Year Tom Kerr highlights a key aspect of the Jim Best saga that has worrying implications for the future Racing writer of the year Thomas Kerr asks will a jockey ever risk blowing the whistle on corruption again?
"16.12.2016 11:46:48" Advent Calendar - Tizzard Christmas fancies A few Christmas dark horses from the red-hot Tizzard stable...
"16.12.2016 08:58:34" racingpost.com Mullins delight as he lands top rides at Ascot on Saturday DAVID MULLINS is a man in demand. Gigginstown like him, as does his uncle Willie, and now Nicky Henderson and Nick Williams have joined the fan club as the 20 year old has been booked to ride Reve De Sivola and Brain Power at Ascot on Saturday. It could be a big weekend for this man...
"15.12.2016 22:15:00" Team Tizzard on Thistlecrack plans "We can't keep these horses apart forever" - Team Tizzard on their King George conundrum
"15.12.2016 20:11:06" racingpost.com De Boinville misses King George on Coneygree NICO DE BOINVILLE will miss the King George ride on his Gold Cup winning partner Coneygree after specialists said his broken arm needs more time to heal. "Nico knows him so well. Obviously Richard also knows him so we just have to hope and pray we can have him."