Remember another great British racing shutdown
All British racing is off until the end of April. Announcement of a six-week shutdown came on St Patrick’s Day, March 17. The suspension may well last for longer, much longer. No-one can say at the moment, as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on all parts of the planet.
Kentucky Derby Prep School: Tiz the time for something special
Prep School is our attempt to harness the predictive power of TRC Global Rankings on the road to the Kentucky Derby each year. This year is like none other in recent times, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing the race to be postponed until September. But the key preps are still worth focussing upon as top races in their own right – even if their influence on the main event may not Read more
The factors that all came together to give Haggas a stunning landmark double down under
For trainers the length and breadth of Britain, the majority of last week was spent coming to terms with the fact that there would be no domestic races for their horses for at least six weeks.
It was therefore uplifting, amidst such widespread distress, to see a broad smile upon the face of British trainer William Haggas as he walked alongside his string on Newmarket Heath last Saturday morning after Read more
Training by remote control: how world #1 Appleby keeps tabs on the Godolphin stable stars still in Dubai
Charlie Appleby, the world’s No.1 ranking trainer, is taking advantage of every technological aid at his disposal to train a squad of the best Godolphin horses by remote control.
Meta Osborne: why we should be proud of the amazing job we do on equine welfare
Meta Osborne is one of the most influential people in Irish racing. She has served on the Board of Horse Racing Ireland since 2013 and, in 2015, she became the first female Senior Steward of the Irish Turf Club in its 225-year history, serving a two-year term.
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#1 Ranked 22 March 2020