Beat That stars

Beat That (11/8 favourite) looked a hugely-exciting prospect when seeing off Don Poli by three quarters of a length to win the three-mile Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle for trainer Nicky Henderson and jockey Barry Geraghty. Henderson said: “Barry said the horse didn’t feel quite as fresh as he was at Aintree. He had a tough race that day and it was a real fierce battle. He did a piece of work on Saturday and it wasn’t brilliant. He’s only had four runs…

McPeek preparing classy squad for Royal Ascot

A total of 243 entries have been received for four Group Two contests at Royal Ascot, with international representation from America, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia and the UAE. US handler Kenny McPeek is preparing a diverse team of horses for the Royal Meeting, headed by the top-class three-year-old Rosalind, who is among 78 entries for the 12-furlong Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes on day three, Thursday, June 19. The daughter of Broken Vow, who is also entered in the Group One Coronation Stakes at Royal…

Sizing Europe just champion

SIZING EUROPE JUST CHAMPION The 12-year-old Sizing Europe looked better than ever when coming home to huge cheers after winning the feature €200,000 Grade 1 Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday. Henry de Bromhead’s stable star also won the two-mile showpiece in 2012 and the trainer commented: “He’s just brilliant and Andrew (Lynch) gave the horse a fantastic ride. He loved the ground and is just unbelievable. “He was running away with Andrew at halfway and the horse has just been a superstar for…

Hill reports Harbour Court in “awesome form” ahead of Hunter Chase Evening at Cheltenham tomorrow

April 29th, 2014 – Trainer Alan Hill will be doubly represented at the Hunter Chase Evening tomorrow, April 30, which is the final fixture of Cheltenham’s season. The Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, handler is one of Britain’s leading trainers in this sphere and enjoyed two winners at last year’s Hunter Chase Evening. Harbour Court, who captured the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Point-To-Point Championships Final Hunters’ Chase so impressively 12 months ago, is set for the £6,000 Hunt Staff Benefit Society Hunters’ Chase (6.15pm, 10 runners) over…

Leading London barrister, award winning investigative journalist and IPL spot fixing investigator pinpoint how to reduce cheating in sport at Asian Racing Conference

On the final day of the 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong, Thursday, 8 May, one of the key business sessions is titled: ‘Sport Integrity – racing as the frontrunner’. This session will look at the extent of integrity challenges, especially on cheating in relation to betting, examine how the international racing industry can work more closely to share intelligence and best practice, and see what lessons can be learnt from successful prosecutions of cheats in racing and other sports. The speakers include Mark…

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