Wendy Williams discovers that the modern horse is descended from 56-million-year-old ancestors with three toes
Owner Ashleigh Butterworth labelled the attack, which took place outside the pony's stables in Manchester, 'disgusting'
The horse and its owner are safe and no injuries have been reported
Predictions for the year ahead whether you're a monkey, a rat or even a pig
Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.
Toormore followed in the shadows of Frankel and Dawn Approach when he was ranked the unbeaten champion two-year-old of Europe, but an uncrowned king did not take long to challenge the fragility of his claims to follow in their Classic footsteps.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has broken his silence on the Godolphin doping scandal and said that "the truth" would emerge from an ongoing inquiry.
From South Africa to Argentina, England to Dubai, Australia to the US
Annie Power, unbeaten in eight starts, goes on trial at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, but nobody seems really sure which Festival race she is on trial for.
Bill de Blasio has called the long-running tourist practice of horse-drawn carriages in Central Park ‘inhumane’
For many Australians, the brumby – or wild horse – symbolises the romance and adventure of the outback.
Another day, another race. Silviniaco Conti, only third behind Cue Card when the pair met in the Betfair Chase at Haydock last month, took glorious revenge yesterday in the second of the domestic season’s four top-level staying chases, the King George VI Chase at Kempton. And the seven-year-old’s three-and-a-half-length defeat of his rival has sent him to the head of the market for the third, and most important, the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself.
The absence of Sprinter Sacre from today’s Tingle Creek at Sandown, though a disappointment to those impatient for another demonstration of his talent and superiority, does at least give the best of the rest in the two-mile chase division a rare chance of glory.
Nine horses in the trainers care tested positive for banned anabolic steroid
Jezki threw his hat into the ring for this season’s Champion Hurdle with a solid if unspectacular victory in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
To his already numerous proven positive qualities, Cue Card has now added the priceless one – for a chaser aiming for the greatest glory come March, anyway – of stamina.