Mark Johnston: the idea that Government should get involved in racing welfare is completely ridiculous
On August 23, 2018, Mark Johnston became the most successful British flat trainer of all time when Poet’s Society won at York to provide him with the 4,194th winner of his career. Only two others, Richard Hannon Sr and Martin Pipe, have reached the 4,000-mark.
The 59-year-old was already the first British flat trainer to send out more than 200 winners in a single season (2009), a feat he has Read more
‘The remainder of the U.S. season is now bearing the sort of load that would make the little donkey wince’
Such has been the course the first half of this American racing year has taken that it has allowed all the sport’s shortcomings to be conflated into one unattractive, lumpen mess. But is the situation as bad as some are saying? asks Nick Luck (pictured below), a key figure on NBC’s international and Breeders’ Cup coverage as well as lead presenter on Racing TV and six-time British Racing Broadcaster of Read more
Racehorse aftercare: a beautiful facility that provides all the answers
When it comes to racehorse retirement options, LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is a one-stop shop. It is unique among Thoroughbred aftercare facilities in that it offers all facets of retirement: rehabilitation for the injured, retraining for those viable for second careers, and permanent homes for those that are best suited to living out their days on pasture, including millionaires and a Queen’s Plate winner.
Teetering on the brink: our industry will fail without the passage of the Horseracing Integrity Act
Anyone with a passing interest in Thoroughbred racing or animal welfare is very familiar with the breakdown of horses at Santa Anita Park during their winter/spring meeting.
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 14 July 2019