Joe Fanning Escapes Serious Injury in Wolverhampton Fall, Oisin Murphy Suspended for Nine Days for Careless Riding

After a race at Wolverhampton, jockey Joe Fanning was taken to New Cross Hospital as a precaution for scans and returned home in the early hours with his travelling manager. Fanning, the seventh winning-most jockey in British Flat racing history, stated that he was concussed and had scans which came back fine. He expressed uncertainty about the duration of his […]

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby dominates Dubai Carnival, mirroring Willie Mullins’ dominance in racing.

Friday afternoons at Meydan used to be an attractive alternative option for those in search of competitive racing, but it’s sad to relate that too has become a thing of the past. The Dubai Racing Carnival has gone the same way as jumping. What was once a series of beguiling turf races has become a procession, with Appleby streets ahead. […]

Cheltenham Festival: Flawed Checks Could Drive People to Black Market

Here is a selection of views from two Conservative Members of Parliament. Adam Afriyie, MP for Windsor, raises concerns about the prevalence of problem gambling, particularly regarding National Lottery scratchcards. He notes that problem gambling among lottery scratchcard users is significantly higher than those who gamble on horseracing. Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, expresses worries about the impact of affordability […]

Willie Mullins: The Dominant Force at the Cheltenham Festival – How Many Winners Await?

Willie Mullins is a dominant figure in the world of jump racing, with an impressive track record at Cheltenham festival. He has a strong chance of reaching 100 winners at the festival, with around half of the 28 ante-post favourites this season hailing from his stable. His recent successes are particularly noteworthy, as 65 of his 94 festival winners were […]

Teeshan, well-hyped, set to enter Champion Bumper after impressive debut win – Racing Post

Teeshan recently joined Nicholls with a strong reputation, having been privately acquired following an impressive 41-length victory in a point-to-point at Loughanmore in October. This performance was praised as “brilliant” by Derek O’Connor, who highlighted Teeshan as one of his three horses to watch from the four-year-old crop in an Irish point-to-point weekly supplement. The son of Westerner justified his […]

Gary Moore prefers Jamie’s safety over winning a thousand races, says Racing Post interview.

Thirteen months ago, Gary Moore expressed a mix of disappointment and relief regarding his son Jamie Moore’s retirement from race-riding due to a career-ending injury. Jamie, who had a successful career with 968 career wins, was unable to fulfill his final ambition of reaching 1000 wins, but Gary Moore was relieved that Jamie heeded medical advice. He mentioned Jamie’s notable […]