Record-breaking hurdler Big Buck's still has plenty of runs left in his career, according to trainer Paul Nicholls. The nine-year-old was ruled out of last Saturday's (December 22nd) Long Walk Hurdle with a leg injury but Nicholls told BBC Sport that he feels the horse is strong enough to win further races. Big Buck's has now won his previous 18 races in … More →
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The 15-8 favourite and former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run managed to hold off the attentions of Captain Chris to win his second King George VI Chase crown at Kempton. Amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen was once again aboard the horse who made a bad mistake on the fifth from last fence before managing to triumph by a neck in … More →
Police officers in Lincoln may be more used to fighting crime than dealing with animals, but they were tasked with an unusual equine rescue mission in the city last week. According to BBC News, 25 horses were spotted on CCTV roaming around public areas after escaping through a hole in the fence surrounding their field shortly before 03:00 GMT on … More →
UK Sport funding figures for the Rio Olympiad in 2016 were announced earlier this week and equestrian in both the Olympic and Paralympic forms was boosted by news of how much is being invested. In total, the investment from UK Sport over the next four years is £347 million and of that Olympic equestrian has received an award of £17,929,600. … More →
Record-breaking hurdler Big Buck's is set to miss the rest of the season through injury. Stable mate Al Ferof has also been ruled out for the remainder of the season, trainer Paul Nicholls confirmed. Big Buck's was set to go for a 19th consecutive victory in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday (December 22nd) and was hot favourite to win … More →
The last meeting at the Folkestone Racecourse has been held after more than 100 years of horse racing in the area. Arena Racing Company (ARC) said it was closing down the site because much of the "outdated" facilities needed redeveloping. Shepway District Council said it is still committed to discussing alternative options for the site. ARC spokesman Tony Kelly told … More →
Caring for a horse is most certainly a full-time job and as with anything, if you try and put as much into as you can, the rewards will be greater. While it takes a lot of hard work and plenty of finances, owning and caring for an equine can be an extremely rewarding pursuit. If you build up a strong … More →
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that its proposal for a new prize money incentive scheme is set to be implemented in time for the 2013 flat season. Entitled the British Owners and Breeders Incentive Scheme, it has been developed in conjunction with the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and will offer prize money incentives of up to £6,000 to connections … More →
Hereford Racecourse has held its last ever meeting after its owners decided that it was no longer financially viable. Clerk of the course Keith Otteson said that owners had brought their horses "from far and wide" to take part in the historic last day. It has been a venue for horse racing since 1771 but owners Arena Leisure and Northern … More →
Owner of record-breaking racehorse Kauto Star Clive Smith has stated his disappointment with long-time trainer of the equine Paul Nicholls. Kauto Star was initially retired as a racehorse earlier this year but Smith had suggested that he might move into a dressage career. After speaking to renowned dressage trainer Yogi Breisner, Smith decided to move the horse to European bronze … More →
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