What’s been happening in the racing industry around the world

What’s been happening in the racing industry around the world

The weekly TRC industry digest - a round-up of international racing news from the past week.

The stars of the show at Cartier’s European Horse of the Year awards

The stars of the show at Cartier’s European Horse of the Year awards

The Cartier European Horse of the Year Awards produced few surprises on Tuesday night - well, no surprises actually - with four-time G1 winner Roaring Lion narrowly pipping Arc and Breeders’ Cup heroine Enable to the main award, and the votes in the other seven categories all going to the expected horses.

Lest we forget: Chantilly remembers the torment of World War I

Lest we forget: Chantilly remembers the torment of World War I

The 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War was marked the world over on Armistice Day last Sunday. It was an especially poignant occasion for the town of Chantilly, the leading racehorse training centre on the outskirts of Paris, which feels the effects of the Great War even today. A service of remembrance and a march led by veterans of the Second World War took place on Read more

Mike Smith: if I was king for a day ...

Mike Smith: if I was king for a day ...

At 53 years of age, Mike Smith should be at the pipe-and-slippers stage of his riding career. Should be. This year alone, he’s bagged a first Triple Crown, won another nine G1s, and has demonstrated time and time again to riders a whole generation below him that success in the saddle is far from a feature of youthful audacity only. Daniel Ross sat down with the jockey currently lying second Read more

You couldn’t make it up: a story of scandal and heartbreak - and a huge influence on the breed

You couldn’t make it up: a story of scandal and heartbreak - and a huge influence on the breed

Renowned bloodstock writer Tony Morris with the tenth in is series of articles celebrating 100 horses instrumental in shaping the Thoroughbred.

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