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Nicky Henderson believes Silviniaco Conti is the major obstacle in Bobs Worth's defence of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup title.
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Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer confirmed today that last year's 2-year-old champion Shared Belief will not only not run in the 2014 Blue Grass Stakes at "I never had the horse on the Derby trail anyway; the media had him on the Derby trail," Hollendorfer said.
The governor has vetoed one of the measures designed to crack down on cheating in the horse racing industry because she says it doesn't do enough.
The Pukekohe horseman has long been a member of the 1000-win drivers' club but it is as a trainer that he is enjoying a resurgence, with a resulting boost in driving confidence.
West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon was proud of Somersby's rejuvenated run to finish second to Sire De Grugy in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival yesterday.
The North Yorkshire trainer watched his eight-year-old run a mighty race in the Listed Rewards4Racing Novices' Chase, only failing by half a length to collar the winner Present View .
Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has prompted an angry reaction from animal activists with comments he made about the death of a horse in a race during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Former trucking magnate and horse owner, Eric Anderson and trainer Glenn Douglas have pleaded guilty to six and 10 charges respectively, admitting they had lied about euthanising the horse, Talk To The Hand, minutes before the horse was scheduled to race at the Bendigo harness racing meeting conducted on 21 August 2013.
Sire De Grugy emphatically silenced the dissenting voices by claiming the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.
Nissan's well-known "Z'' rear-drive sports car that started in the 1970s still pulls at the heart strings of driving enthusiasts with its sporty, two-seat cabin, low-to-the-pavement stance, racetrack-ready stiff ride and strong V-6 power.
Olveston-born trainer Paul Nicholls had little to celebrate, however, as the much-fancied Irving failed to perform in the first race and set the scene for all of his rides during the day.
The dawn of racing's greatest jumps extravaganza, the Cheltenham Festival, is captured in this shot of two participants exercising on the course.
A battle is brewing in Congress over how best to protect walking horses from intentional abuse designed to force the animals to walk with a higher step.
In this file photo, a horse is taken through its paces at Windsor Raceway. The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association has taken the next step toward garnering a licence to contest live harness racing at Leamington Raceway.
World Horse Welfare chief executive Roly Owers and FEI first vice president and chairman of the FEI Veterinary Committee John McEwen, right, sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the 22nd National Equine Forum on March 6 at which FEI secretary general Ingmar De Vos, centre, addressed experts from across Government, welfare, veterinary science and ... (more)
WAYNE Hutchinson knows neither he or his horses are likely to be on many punters' betting slips ahead of the Cheltenham Festival, but that doesn't stop the Swindon jockey from dreaming of being a spoiler once again during the biggest week of the racing year.