Why Qipco British Champions Day was such a brilliant occasion

Why Qipco British Champions Day was such a brilliant occasion

In 2011, the British Champions Series was launched to organize a series of the top 35 British flat races for 3-year-olds and up, culminating in one-day festival of championship races known as British Champions Day.

Let’s all try to live up to the high standards set by the remarkable Rick Violette

Let’s all try to live up to the high standards set by the remarkable Rick Violette

Racing is in mourning today after the death of longtime New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President Rick Violette, who passed away at his home in Florida on Sunday morning. Here TRC President Charles Hayward, who worked with Violette for many years when he was president of the New York Racing Association, pays tribute.

Gosden has a stranglehold, but which of his fantastic four should be Europe’s horse of the year?

Gosden has a stranglehold, but which of his fantastic four should be Europe’s horse of the year?

We might argue all night long about 2018’s horse of the year in Europe, but there will be less debate about who trains it.

The ten magnificent horses who made this perhaps the greatest Breeders’ Cup Classic ever

The ten magnificent horses who made this perhaps the greatest Breeders’ Cup Classic ever

Even at the time, there was a feeling that the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs was one of the greatest fields ever assembled. Twenty years later, the gift of hindsight only strengthens the argument.

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