UK RACING: Horse racing passes its exam on coronavirus return

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - English horseracing's resumption after being at a standstill for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic was like "the first day at a new school" Mark Spincer Managing Director of the Racing Division of Arena Racing Company (ARC) told AFP. Racing is also the first mainstream sport to resume […]

US RACING: Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse, dies at seven

Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America's all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7. Juddmonte Farms said Arrogate was euthanized Tuesday after becoming ill. The Lexington, Kentucky, breeding farm said it was unclear what the illness was and […]

After major injuries following a fall, apprentice Romario Smith makes progress

Apprentice jockey Romario Smith, who suffered a stroke while in the saddle in competitive race at Caymanas Park on February 26, 2020, says he is “recovering well” at home and is able to move his right arm and leg, but is still unable to walk. After finishing the fifth race aboard Crafty Zella Zeen, Smith […]

UK RACING: Pinatubo leads 15 in Saturday’s 2000 Guineas

Pinatubo heads a final field of 15 for the delayed QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Pinatubo won his six races last year by an aggregate of 24 lengths, signing off with successive Group 1 victories under William Buick in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, at the Curragh, and Darley Dewhurst Stakes at […]

UK RACING: Frankie Dettori makes winning return to the saddle at Kempton

Frankie Dettori was straight back to business as he steered Galsworthy to victory at Kempton on his first ride following the resumption of racing. Dettori did not travel to Newcastle on Monday for the opening day, opting to ease into action with one ride at the Sunbury venue on Tuesday. His fans did not miss […]

UK RACING: Ryan Moore rides first winner of the season

Ryan Moore recorded his first winner of the new season as First Receiver proved a cut above his rivals in carrying the colours of the Queen to glory in the Unibet Extra Place Offers Every Day/British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes at Kempton. Having hit the frame in both starts as a two-year-old, the Sir […]

UK RACING: Enable entered for Sandown return in Coral-Eclipse

Enable will make her eagerly-awaited reappearance in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on July 5. The John Gosden-trained mare has stayed in training as a six-year-old with the ultimate aim of winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the third time. Owned by Khalid Abdullah, the daughter of Nathaniel was just denied an unprecedented […]