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Royal Ascot Day 5 Previews

5 days ago

September, represents Aidan O’Brien who won this last year with Churchill. A daughter of Deep Impact out of the trainer’s four time Group 1 winner Peeping Fawn, September could not have been more impressive on debut at Leopardstown, travelling strongly and quickening well for a decisive win. O’Brien’s runners tend to improve significantly for their first run.

Royal Ascot Day 4 Previews

5 days ago

Alpha Centauri is two from two for Jessica Harrington stepping up from her Naas maiden win with a Listed success at the same track. She couldn’t have been more impressive and is a powerfully built Mastercraftsmen filly.

Royal Ascot Day 3 Previews

6 days ago

Ninebelowzero stepped up considerably on his debut success  with a really strong win at Windsor in what looked a good race. He has great acceleration and has looked very exciting.

Royal Ascot Day 1 Previews

1 week 1 day ago

Ribchester is world ranked number 3 and for good reason.

Royal Ascot Day 2 Previews

1 week ago

Le Brivido won his first two for the great Andre Fabre before just being outstayed on soft ground in the French 2000 Guineas after looking the winner. His conqueror Brametot has since won the Prix Du Jockey Club.

Ribchester opens Royal Ascot

1 week 6 days ago

All five days of Royal Ascot 2017 will be on Sky Thoroughbred Central with Ribchester set to get proceedings off to a flyer in the opening Group 1 contest on Tuesday night.

Ribchester hard to oppose in Lockinge

1 week 2 days ago

Saturday night’s Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is the highlight of the international cards on Sky Racing and the top-class miler Ribchester can return to the UK with a second Group 1 victory.

Tommy Berry to move to Hong Kong

1 week 5 days ago

Tommy Berry is tipped to move to Hong Kong on permanent basis later this year.

Be brave, not lonely in KZN

1 week 2 days ago

RSA - There could be some good value for the brave on today’s Scottsville card. There are only seven races and the fields are generally small but the old expression about the smaller the field, the bigger the upset could well apply.

Golden riches await at Wenty

2 weeks 1 day ago

You only need to take a cursory glance at the honour roll of past winners of the Golden Easter Egg to quickly ascertain that it is a race won by champions of the sport.

McManus holds the National key

3 weeks ago

Despite modifications to the unique fences, the Grand National remains one of sports great spectacles and just as tough a betting puzzle to solve but legendary gambler and owner J P McManus could be the key to finding this year's winner.

Yuften can land Lincoln

4 weeks 1 day ago

Roger Charlton's Yuften looks extremely well handicapped and can land the first major handicap of the turf season, the Betway Lincoln, at Doncaster on Saturday night.

Birchwood kicks off back in sprints

4 weeks 1 day ago

After not really fulfilling his undoubted potential over 1400 metres last season, the drop back to sprinting could prove the key with Birchwood as the turf Flat season gets underway on Saturday night.

Gosden to continue hot streak

4 weeks 1 day ago

Following a brilliant training performance with Jack Hobbs winning the Dubai Sheema Classic, John Gosden can continue his excellent recent form into the start of the UK Flat season with Crazy Horse at Doncaster.

Johnston bids for Brocklesby hat-trick

4 weeks 1 day ago

Mark Johnston will look to win the traditional opening two-year-old race of the season for the third year in the row when Faifthful Promise lines up in Saturday night’s Brocklesby at Doncaster.

Opportunity of a lifetime for Sky callers

4 weeks 2 days ago

Racecallers Anthony Collins and Mitch Manners will showcase their talent on two of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar at Royal Randwick over the next two weeks.

Cup form key for Dubai trio

5 days ago

Melbourne Cup form will prove a key factor in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup on Saturday night as the likes of Heartbreak City, Beautiful Romance and Big Orange look to topple last year's hero Vazirabad.

Arrogate set for record success

5 days ago

A brilliant Saturday night of racing at Meydan culminates in the Dubai World Cup where Arrogate will be heavily fancied to firmly stamp his authority and move further into the record books.

Bersy aims for four-timer at Newbury 

5 days ago

Don Bersy's connections took the bold move of bypassing this year's Cheltenham Festival and his trainer Tom Symonds is hoping the impressive novice hurdler will start to build towards bigger targets next season with success at Newbury on Saturday night.

Landing back at Lingfield

5 days ago

Considered a potential Gold Cup contender by connections, all-weather champion Moonrise Landing will return to action at Lingfield on Saturday night.

Postponed and Atzeni to star at Meydan

3 weeks 5 days ago

Andrea Atzeni has a strong book of rides at Meydan on Saturday night but it his booking for the big draw-card Postponed and fellow UK raider Decorated Knight which really stand out.

Nicholls looks to add to remarkable record

3 weeks 5 days ago

Paul Nicholls has won seven of the last nine renewals of the Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury and the improving San Benedeto can add to that record on Saturday night.

Mary back for Henderson and McManus

3 weeks 5 days ago

Trainer Nicky Henderson and owner J P McManus have an incredibly strong contingent moving forwards to the Cheltenham Festival which should be boosted further still by the return of Bloody Mary on Saturday night.

Samuri bids for Grimthorpe repeat

3 weeks 5 days ago

A narrow runner-up in last season’s Grand National, The Last Samuri will aim to repeat last year’s success in Saturday’s Grimthorpe Handicap Chase before heading back to Aintree once again.

Can ‘Lightning’ strike three times at The Meadows?

1 day ago

There’s been a definite changing of the guard in the sprinting ranks of Australian greyhound racing in recent times.


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