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Royal Ascot 2022: Andrew Balding on Returning to Royal Ascot after his Four Winners there in 2021

This article contains third-party links Multiple Group 1 and Classic-winning Flat trainer Andrew Balding has amassed over 250 wins across the last two seasons, including an incredible four winners at Royal Ascot in 2021. The Betway ambassador’s success at the Royal meeting was a career-best performance that saw him end the week on an equal …

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Lester Piggott 1935–2022

Lester Piggott (5th November 1935–29th May 2022) stood head and shoulders above his fellow jockeys, literally and metaphorically. His genius in the saddle has rarely, if ever, been matched and his decorated career included a comeback that defied all odds. Piggott began riding racehorses when he was a 10-year-old boy, with his final win in …

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Major Exhibition of Work by Sir Alfred Munnings

The work of artist Sir Alfred Munnings, British Impressionist and famous painter of horses, horseracing and country life, is being presented at The National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket, 24th  May–12th  June, in a major exhibition. Sir Alfred Munnings (1878–1959) ‘A Life of his Own’, organised by The British Sporting Art Trust whose home is in Palace …

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Tickets Selling Fast for Middleham Open Day on Good Friday

Advance tickets are selling fast for the hugely popular ARC Middleham Open Day, which returns ‘in-person’ to the calendar next Friday 15th April 2022. The event, which raises vital funds for Racing Welfare, will see twelve trainers opening their gates to give the public a unique ‘behind the scenes’ insight into life at a Yorkshire …

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Grand National 2022: Cloth Cap and Deise Aba set to run in Hemmings’ Silks in Salute to “Mr Aintree’s” Legacy

By Nick Seddon As the anticipation grows for this year’s Randox Grand National, there is no doubting that there will be one huge void in the parade ring come 5pm on Saturday afternoon. It will certainly feel strange to be at Aintree without Trevor Hemmings, who very much made the race his own in the …

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The Festival 2022: Thistlecrack in ROR Parade with host of Festival Favourites on Day 1

Thistlecrack, one of the most popular and talented Jump horses of recent years, returns to Cheltenham on Tuesday 15th March as part of the annual parade of former racehorses taking place prior to racing on Day One of The Festival™. Now enjoying a busy retirement, 14-year-old Thistlecrack is one of seven former Festival winners in the …

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The Festival 2022: Dan Skelton enthusiastic about his Squad

By Graham Clark Trainer Dan Skelton has high hopes for Protektorat in this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and believes his team for The Festival is “significantly the best team we’ve had in terms of quality”. Speaking at his Lodge Hill stables near Alcester at a pre-Festival media event organised by The Jockey Club, the trainer …

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Amateur Jockeys and the Aintree Grand National

Amateur riders are able to participate in plenty of jump races but must have won at least 15 chases or hurdle races to guarantee a place in the Aintree Grand National and the other races over the Grand National fences except the Fox Hunters’ in which an amateur category B licence is sufficient. However, if …

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£100,000 Donation to Fund Racing Welfare Housing Support Officer

Racing Welfare has received three-year funding for a Housing Support Officer to provide direct, professional support to young people starting their careers in racing.  The £100,000 donation comes from Dr Johnny Hon of Global Group Racing, who is keen to nurture talent within the racing industry. This new donation will ensure this important role continues …

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