Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a tendon injury.
A major police search is now underway in south Wales
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’
Twenty-one people have been arrested after an investigation into claims that meat from horses used in laboratory experiments was sold for food.
As fascinating as the emergence of fresh equine talent to watch is the blossoming of one of the human elements of the centaur partnership, and yesterday’s programme at Cheltenham presented both.
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
There can come a time in a young chaser’s career when everything is in place for the first big win. For Johns Spirit, Jonjo O’Neill’s attractively weighted runner in this afternoon’s Paddy Power Gold Cup, the centrepiece of Cheltenham’s three-day Open Meeting, that time is now.
Princess Royal has argued that a shift in attitudes could help improve the treatment of the animals.
The horse is suffering from laminitis and vets claim the next 48 hours are crucial to his survival with his chances rated at 50:50
The career of the last Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky, ended in anticlimax with defeats in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Champion Stakes for the previously unbeaten three-year-old in the autumn of 1970. The colt who has come closest to emulating him in the intervening years, Camelot, winner of the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 2012 before being beaten three-quarters of a length in a St Leger which seemed his for the taking, has today been retired days short of a possible appearance in the Champion Stakes. It comes after a largely barren post-Classic campaign which included a lacklustre run in last year’s Arc and only a minor win at the Curragh in the spring before successive defeats behind Al Kazeem in the summer.
Attack allegedly occurred just hours after Mr Benyon was told he had been sacked as Government minister
Unbeaten filly surges clear of high-class field to give trainer second win and frustrate Japan
Unbeaten filly set to repel international challenge after classic French preparation
Gosden filly should hold tactical advantage while Noor could spring shock in Cheveley Park Stakes