Horse Racing

Cobden salutes Old Guard after National Spirit joy

Harry Cobden steered Old Guard to National Spirit Hurdle glory and declared: He’s a little star.

Charm Spirit, one of the foals Goodwood is following

Goodwood offers chance to follow the foals

Goodwood Racecourse is launching a new digital series following thoroughbred racehorses from their birth to when they arrive at the races, taking in all of the important developmental stages along the way.

Lil Rockerfeller and connections after their 2016 National Spirit win / Picture by Clive Bennett

Strong field set for Fontwell’s £80,000 race

A total of 13 contenders have been entered for Fontwell’s richest race of the year.

Action at Fontwell resumes on Thursday / Picture by Clive Bennett

Frantic at Fontwell: Busy months of jump-racing on cards

Fontwell Park swings back into jump-racing action on Thursday – and it signals the start of a busy few months at the track.

Endless Time (William Buick) on the way to winning the 2017 Lillie Langtry Stakes - a race which has now been upgraded / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Goodwood celebrates double race boost

Goodwood bosses are delighted by news the Lillie Langtry Stakes has been upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2 - and the March Stakes has gone up from listed status to Group 3.

Lisp (grey silks) on the way to winning Sunday's opener / Picture by Clive Bennett

It’s a fine day for favourites at Fontwell

Fourth Act helped trainer Colin Tizzard and jockey Harry Cobden cap an excellent weekend at Fontwell Park.

Jumps action at Fontwell Park / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell card survives weather - our tips

Despite plenty of rain over the weekend, Fontwell Park's Sunday afternoon card has survived.

Endless Time wins the 2017 Lillie Langtry Stakes - and the race may be upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2 / Picture by Malcolm Wells

International breakthough high on Goodwood’s agenda

Goodwood bosses are out to make 2018 their international breakthrough year by stepping up efforts to attract top racehorses from around the world to the Qatar Festival.

The brollies are up for a day to remember - for the wrong reasons - at Glorious Goodwood / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Goodwood’s 2017 season was not just about Washout Wednesday

It’s tempting when looking back to Goodwood’s 2017 season to remember one day and one day only – the day the rains came.


2017 REMEMBERED: Glorious Goodwood in pictures

It was another stunning week of racing on the Downs at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.


VIDEO and REPORT: Moores are merrier at Christmas after Fontwell double

It was a Merry Moores Christmas at Fontwell.
Boxing Day will bring a big crowd to Fontwell / Picture by Clive Bennett

Fontwell set to welcome big Boxing Day crowd - our tips

It's time for one of Fontwell's biggest meetings of the year - its Boxing Day extravaganza.


2017 REMEMBERED: Camping Ground takes Fontwell's big race

We continue our look back at some of the local sporting highlights of 2017 by going back to February for Fontwell Park's richest race of the year.

Oxford Blu. Picture: Olly Murphy Racing

Murphy confident of Blu-chip performance

Olly Murphy reckons Oxford Blu will take all the beating in the Injured Jockeys Fund Juvenile Hurdle on Fontwell Park’s annual Boxing Day card (12.50pm).


2017 REMEMBERED: Goodwood bids goodbye to legend Seamus

Another year is over ... and it's time to look back at some of the local sporting highlights of 2017.

Aiguille Rouge and jockey Jamie Moore on their way to glory earlier this month. Picture: Fontwell Park

Aiguille Rouge primed for festive Fontwell return

Aiguille Rouge could target a quickfire double on Fontwell Park’s annual Boxing Day meeting.

Seamus Buckley receives the award from RIchard Hannon

Stalwart Seamus bags another horse-racing honour

The awards keep on coming for Seamus Buckley – even though he has now retired as clerk of the course at Goodwood.

Jockey Harry Skelton on his way to victory with Roksana. Picture: Fontwell Park

Ton-up for happy Harry at Fontwell

Harry Skelton soared to 100 winners for the season with a double at Fontwell Park.

Jamie Moore riding Leo Luna, right

Leo Luna can continue Fontwell love affair

Gary Moore believes Leo Luna’s love of Fontwell Park makes him a threat in the TI Engineering Crane Services Handicap Chase on Monday (2.15pm).

Bryn Walker -just one example of a member of stable staff who make racing the sport it is

Goodwood bosses reward the people who make racing tick

The racing industry is out to prove that those working in stable yards up and down the country have a diverse range of skills.

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