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It’s been a busy few weeks here at Newcastle Racecourse and we’ve continued to enjoy an extended dry spell, which is quite a contrast to last summer
It's been precisely a month since racing last took place here at Gosforth Park, but the racecourse is set to come back to life with Ladies Day
I wish the BHA would have a rethink about their policy of watering tracks during the summer, especially when it’s a three-day festival
There's a week to go until our pinnacle flat-season fixture, the BetFred Northumberland Plate Festival, and there’s a buzz around High Gosforth Park as preparations take shape for the prestigious three-day event, which begins on Thursday
Always remember the date – Thursday, June 20, 2013 – for what we witnessed at Royal Ascot on a memorable and historic day for British racing
While he is difficult to win with, Madrasa seems best served by a galloping track – and a return to Redcar on preferred quick ground today could see him back in business again off a workable mark
THERE is every possibility of Elaine Burke gaining her second big-race success of the season at York when Rivellino turns out for today’s Macmillan Charity Sprint.
EVERY winner is in the formbook. True. It’s finding them which is the problem.
The 2013 hunt racing season managed to escape the worst of the prolonged cold spell, resulting in the abandonment of only four of the scheduled 36 fixtures across the North
SHE calls me uncle Doug, I have been a friend of the family for four generations, but we are not related.
IT’S three weeks to the Northumberland Plate, and Sun Central can advertise his claims for the big Tyneside prize by landing the BetVictor Royal Ascot No Lose Hughes Stakes at Haydock.
I REMEMBER it well. The day Swinging Sultan made his racecourse debut in a Market Rasen bumper in February 2011 – and very nearly pulled off a 20-1 nap.
THE best horse doesn’t always win, even in Classics, and this might be the case again in the Investec Derby at Epsom today.
THERE is just one month to go until Gosforth Park’s flat season highlight – the BetFred Northumberland Plate Festival.
It is hard to believe Raifteiri was tailed off in a Stratford Selling Hurdle on his last run for Newmarket trainer Neil King back in November.
DAVID Barron seems to have found the key to Newstead Abbey and so far he hasn’t let him down.
Fellow professionals are sitting up and taking notice as Kirby continues his rise through the ranks under both codes.