Remember another great British racing shutdown

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.

Mike Smith loses his appeal against whip ban at Saudi Cup

Mike Smith loses his appeal against whip ban at Saudi Cup

Mike Smith has lost his appeal against the lengthy ban and huge prize money penalty he received at the Saudi Cup meeting, according to horseracingplanet.com.

Kentucky Derby Prep School: Tiz the time for something special

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

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

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

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

As it does in every other walk of life, the coronavirus pandemic is dominating the headlines in Thoroughbred racing. Here is some of the main news worldwide.

Training by remote control: how world #1 Appleby keeps tabs on the Godolphin stable stars still in Dubai

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: 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

OwnersGodolphin
Sires OverallDubawi
TrainersCharlie Appleby
Sires DirtCurlin
Sires TurfDubawi
JockeysFrankie Dettori
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