Tag: British Horse Racing

Stradivarius Searches Again for the Right Note in Long Distance Cup

The British Champions Long Distance Cup is where dominance ended for Stradivarius last year. And after his seventh-place finish in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the British Champions Long Distance Cup is where Stradivarius seeks to regain it this year. And bettors think he will. The standout Irish stayer […]

Frankie Dettori and Enable were No. 1 a remarkable 14 times in 17 races together. The star 6-year-old mare retired Monday. (Image: Sandown Park)

Two-Time Horse of the Year Champion Enable Retires

Record-breaking mare Enable retired on Monday when her Juddmonte Farms connections announced she would begin her breeding career next year. The announcement came in a written statement from Juddmonte Farms early Monday. The statement announced that Enable’s first date next spring is with the stallion Kingman. “After consulting her trainer […]

Enable and Frankie Dettori face only three rivals in their bid for history in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. (Image: Coady Photography)

Enable Running for History in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Horseplayers, your handicapping homework for Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is minimal. No need to crunch volumes of numbers, because trainers for the Ascot race crunched them for you. They crunched them down to four horses for the Group 1, 1 ½-mile race at Ascot. Despite its […]

This is what a 150/1 shocker looks like at the finish line. Nando Parrado pulled off the biggest upset in Royal Ascot history when he won the Coventry Stakes at 150/1. (Image: The Sporting Life)

Crash Survivor Namesake Nando Parrado Pulls 150/1 Royal Upset at Ascot

The horse was named for a survivor of the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes, which made Nando Parrado such an international celebrity that Ethan Hawke played him in the movie. And the horse Nando Parrado became an instant celebrity Saturday, becoming the biggest longshot to win a race […]

Sharing and jockey Manny Franco took home the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last year. Trainer Graham Motion will be even more excited should she win Saturday's Royal Ascot Coronation Stakes. (Image: Horsephotos.com)

Greedy for Victory, Sharing Seeks Motion’s First Royal Ascot Triumph

Graham Motion understands the complexity of what lies ahead for him and his star filly, Sharing, in Saturday’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. It’s one thing to beat two of Europe’s best juvenile fillies on your home turf in America. It’s quite another to tangle with some of […]

Frankie Dettori's trademark flying dismount signifies another victory for the standout Italian jockey. He and Stradivarius run for a Gold Cup three-peat in Thursday's Royal Ascot featured race. (Image: Racing TV)

Stradivarius, Jockey Dettori, Play a Beautiful Tune at Royal Ascot

If you’re ever fortunate enough to gain entrance to the Royal enclosure at Ascot, you’ll see a statue of jockey Frankie Dettori, who rides Stradivarius in Thursday’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. The monument commemorates his “Magnificent Seven” victory performance at Royal Ascot in 1996 when he took a multi-million-pound […]

The powerful Quadrilateral and 20-year-old jockey Jason Watson, are shaping up to be the favorite in Sunday's 1000 Guineas. (Image: Edward Whitaker)

Bettors Square Up Wagers on Favored Quadrilateral in 1000 Guineas

Quadrilateral is the favorite. Millsie is the sentimental favorite, thanks to her trainer, Jessica Harrington. And Love is the value favorite for Sunday’s 1000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket. The 1000 Guineas is the second of England’s four Classic races. Dating to 1814, it sends out the UK’s […]

Even with the six extra races, Queen Elizabeth's 2017 Royal Ascot entrance won't be duplicated this year. (Image: Getty)

Royal Ascot Adds Six New Races to Revamped 2020 Meet

In this time of COVID-19, Royal Ascot won’t have the Queen in attendance this year. It won’t have stylishly dressed fans in the grandstands and boxes. But, the Royal Ascot meet will have six extra races, giving punters more options throughout the five-day meet. The revamped card for the June […]

The pomp and pageantry of Royal Ascot could be3 on hold if the British government further postpones racing's resumption. It pushed openings back until June 1 at the earliest. (Image: Getty)

UK Racetracks Slated for Stage 2 Reopening in June (No Fans Allowed)

With some European countries already reopening racetracks across the Continent, British government officials announced Monday that tracks in the UK won’t reopen until June 1, at the earliest. The announcement curbing British racing came after a Sunday night speech by Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlining plans to reopen the UK. […]

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

With no new date established to resume racing, the British Horse Racing Authority this week extended its coronavirus shutdown to sometime after May 1. But the BHA did leave wiggle room to resume racing without spectators in May. This wiggle room did not spare York Racecourse officials from canceling their […]