Tag: Newmarket

Pinatubo put on a vintage performance in last year's VIntage Stakes, winning by five lengths. He is the prohibitive favorite to win the first English Classic of the season -- the 2,000 Guineas. (Image: Godolphin Racing)

Sizzling Pinatubo Odds-On Favorite to Erupt in 2000 Guineas

Pinatubo got his name from a volcano in the Philippines, which proved his Godolphin owners either have a soft spot for lava and ash, or a hard sense of foreshadowing as to what kind of horse they own. Because right now, Pinatubo is the hottest horse coming into Saturday’s 2000 […]

The 1,000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, one of the English Classics, highlights English racing's first week back. (Image: Mark Westley)

Amid Financial Woes, British Horse Racing Returns With Busy Week

British horse racing returns Monday, coming back to the sporting forefront with a 10-race Newcastle card that opens the gates for the rest of the country’s 59 racetracks. Newcastle’s Monday card, which will run spectator-free, maxed out with all 10 races starting the full complement of 12 runners. The meet […]

Newmarket's Rowley Mile track won't be grounded if UK racing resumes June 4. Two Classics: the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas, are tentatively scheduled. (Image: Festivals of Racing)

UK Racing to Return with Major Races Out of the Gate

Nonplussed by the British Government’s announcement that live sports won’t resume until June 1, at the earliest, the British Horseracing Authority released a tentative schedule of major races that gets matters going in a hurry. The UK racing schedule opens with the first two Classics – the 2,000 Guineas and […]