Karen Sargeant

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

Karen Sargeant

Glorious Goodwood 2020: Oisin Murphy to feature in Preview evening for Racing Welfare

Oisin Murphy is set to feature as part of Racing Welfare’s Qatar Goodwood Festival Virtual Preview Evening.  The Champion Jockey will be interviewed on the night by host Nick Luck to give his thoughts on his rides for the week.  The event, which is being supported by Sporting Life, will be broadcast live on the …

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Royal Ascot 2020: £400,000 Raised for Frontline Charities during Royal Ascot At Home

Royal Ascot 2020 proved the catalyst for £400,000 in fundraising activities with the racecourse’s own #StyledWithThanks programme contributing £166,000. The racecourse’s direct fundraising benefitted: The NationalEmergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund. The #StyledWithThanks campaign saw thousands of fans around the world dress up and …

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Newmarket July Cup 2020: Stott relishing opportunity with Hello Youmzain

Kevin Stott is hoping to continue his whirlwind start to the season with victory in the Darley July Cup on Saturday at Newmarket Racecourse with Hello Youmzain. Stott, 25, had undoubtedly the biggest day of his career on the Saturday of this year’s Royal meeting. He won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes with Hello Youmzain for …

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Ghaiyyath Gallops to the top of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

International galloper GHAIYYATH (IRE) [127], who has been a perfect three-for-three in his races this year, leads the first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020. The official listing of the world’s best racehorses, for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 5th July 2020, ranks Stradivarius a close second. …

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Lizzie Kelly: Record-breaking Jump Jockey Announces Her Retirement

Record-breaking Jump jockey, Lizzie Kelly has announced her retirement from horseracing after a phenomenal 11 years in the saddle, following the news that she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. Kelly, made her mark on sporting history when she became the first woman to win a Grade 1 race (the …

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Newmarket July Cup 2020: Cieren Fallon Jr. hoping for Dream Win with Oxted

Cieren Fallon Jr. is hoping Oxted can provide him with a dream first Group 1 triumph by landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday 11th July. Last year’s champion apprentice, 21, is still able to claim 3lb in the majority of races but the status of the showpiece sprint, which forms part of …

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Racing Welfare’s Emergency Appeal Hits Halfway Milestone

Thanks to the generosity of the racing community, Racing Welfare’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal has reached a major milestone by surpassing the £250,000 mark. Currently sitting at £252,223, the appeal seeks to raise £500k to make up for income lost following the cancellation of all of the charity’s spring and early summer fundraising events due to …

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‘King George’ at Ascot to be run for £400,000

Ascot has announced that the “King George” on Saturday 25th July which is set to feature Enable’s historic bid for an unprecedented third win in the race, will be run for £400,000. Entry fees for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes will be set at the pre-Covid standard 1.25% Nick Smith, Director …

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