Horse Racing

Veracious, who was due to be the mount of Frankie Dettori, has been ruled out of the 1,000 Guineas. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained daughter of Frankel was about 6-1 third favourite for the Newmarket Classic on 6 May. She was an impressive winner of a Newmarket maiden race in October. “Veracious will not be running […]

Joe Farrell, ridden by Adam Wedge, held off the challenge of Ballyoptic and Tom Bellamy to win the Scottish Grand National after a photo finish. The 33-1 chance led approaching the last fence in the four-mile test at Ayr but then made a slight error. It allowed Ballyoptic (9-1) to move up and challenge but […]

Grand National contender A Genie In Abottle has been found dead in his stable. The seven-year-old’s cause of death is not known, although his Irish trainer Noel Meade said the horse had shown signs of being unwell. He was owned by Gigginstown House Stud and had been around 50-1 for the National at Aintree on […]

Native River wins Gold Cup Winning trainer Colin Tizzard lapped up the congratulations and well wishes while telling the media how pleased he is. Mobile phone cameras were out all over the place as punters tried to capture the moment Native River and Richard Johnson trotted to the winners’ enclosure. Tizzard welcomed them with a […]

Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has announced his retirement. Treadwell, 32, guided the Venetia Williams-trained 100-1 shot Mon Mome to Aintree success in 2009- after which TV presenter Clare Balding joked he could afford to “get his teeth done”. However, the effects of a head injury suffered at Bangor in March 2016 have contributed […]

Jockey Tom Bellamy failed a breath test and was suspended from New Year’s Day’s racing at Cheltenham as his alcohol level was above the allowed threshold. The Gloucestershire rider, 23, had been set to ride trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Ballymalin and Splash Of Ginge. The matter has been referred to the British Horseracing Authority. “I’m devastated […]

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