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...!!)

Trainer Nicky Hugo Racing off to a show with her pony in the car

Trainer Nicky Hugo reviews her perfect transport for ponies!

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Understanding Odds, Betting odds, New deal to replace Levy

New deal to replace Levy by April 2017

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] New deal to replace Levy: The British Racing industry today welcomed the Government’s announcement in Parliament that it will fast-track a replacement for the Horserace Betting Levy for introduction by April 2017. The scheme will replace the current Levy system, which was first introduced in …

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Win a LIGHT & DARK fragrance from Leighton Denny

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Lizzie Kelly lands Britain’s richest handicap hurdle at Newbury’s Super Saturday

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Lizzie Kelly lands Britain’s richest handicap hurdle on Agrapart at Newbury on Betfair Super Saturday Newbury Racecourse staged a wonderful seven-race card on Betfair Super Saturday (13th February 2016), which saw Lizzie Kelly become the first female jockey to win Britain’s richest handicap hurdle, the …

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Cheltenham Festival Racing timetable, Cheltenham Festival 2016

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Facts and Figures

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Cheltenham Festival 2016 BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is run over three miles and was added to The Festival in 2005. Initially sponsored by Brit Insurance, it was backed by Albert Bartlett for the first time in 2008, coinciding with its upgrade to …

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grand national horses, Aintree Grand National

Aintree Grand National 2016: Huge 126-strong entry revealed

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Aintree Grand National 2016 A huge entry of 126 horses, the highest number since 2008, has been revealed for the £1-million Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National 2016. The 2016 figure is the second highest level of entries in the last 10 years and marks a significant vote …

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Racing at Uttoxeter – 29th November 2012

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