UK RACING: Jockey Cieren Fallon makes history on 200/1 winner

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Cieren Fallon helped create British racing history on Saturday as he rode 200-1 shot Intercessor to win a novice race at Newbury. Victory for Fallon, the son of retired six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon, saw him reportedly equal the record for the longest-priced winner of a British flat race. Intercessor's […]

UK RACING: Royal Ascot show must go on, says race chief

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Royal Ascot will take a big financial hit when it goes ahead behind closed doors next week but racing director Nick Smith says it is important to put on a show. The meeting, intimately linked with the British royal family, will also be missing its pageantry, with Queen Elizabeth II […]

UK RACING: Keep your hat on... designers face tough times without Ascot payday

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - From dress designers to hat makers to the hospitality sector, Royal Ascot is usually a lucrative source of income for a whole industry connected with one of Britain's most feted social and sporting events. However, Queen Elizabeth II will be absent this year, dresses will remain on their hangers and […]

US RACING: Asmussen becomes all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen became the all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs on Friday, saddling Drop Dead Gorgeous to a win in the first race for his 738th victory beneath the Twin Spires. Asmussen overtook Louisville native Dale Romans, who held the record since Nov. 12, 2017, when he surpassed […]