JOSEPHINE GORDON JOINS 32RED AMBASSADORS’ STABLE

Gordon joins Spencer at 32Red to add further strength to Flat season content 32Red are delighted to welcome Josephine Gordon to their stable of brand ambassadors. Gordon will join existing 32Red brand ambassador Jamie Spencer at 32Red – as well as our National Hunt team of Bryan Cooper, Paddy Brennan and Nico de Boinville – in providing a regular blog, covering her prominent rides across the upcoming Flat season, including daily coverage at the major festivals. Gordon became only the third female jockey to win…

World class talents and rising stars among the G1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup selections

A captivating edition of the HK$20 million Group 1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) on Sunday, 30 April at Sha Tin racecourse is set to feature nine contenders from five international jurisdictions, with last year’s champion facing a clutch of rising stars. Werther was an emphatic winner from top-class rivals in 2016 and will line up once again: this time the challengers will include one of Japan’s smartest talents, Neorealism, as well as the classic-placed Dicton from France, Mubtaahij from the UAE, Australia’s…

Elliott reveals formidable Punchestown squad

Cheltenham winners Apple’s Jade, Fayonagh and Labaik among those on target Ireland’s leading trainer this season, Gordon Elliott, looks set to unleash a formidable team at the 2017 Punchestown Festival as he bids for his first championship. Elliott has currently won around €355,000 more than 10-times title-holder Willie Mullins and the Punchestown Festival – with over €2.9 million in prize money – is likely to be crucial in the battle for the trainers’ championship. The season finishes at the end of Punchestown on Saturday, April…

Potts, Power and Tizzard on top at the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival

The Randox Health Grand National Festival was staged from Thursday, April 6 through to Saturday, April 8 and saw awards go to top jockey Robbie Power, leading trainer Colin Tizzard and the most successful owners Ann and Alan Potts. Robbie Power scooped the Racing UK Leading Jockey Award thanks to four winners at the Randox Health Grand National Festival. Barry Geraghty was second with three victories, with no other jockey riding more than one winner. Power, who won the Randox Health Grand National a decade…

Bridgwater has high hopes for Cohesion in Good Friday’s Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships

Trainer David Bridgwater is looking forward to giving Ryan Moore the leg up on Cohesion in the £150,000 Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships (2.10pm, 17 entries) at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, April 14. Cohesion will be tackling two miles for the first time after a gutsy length and a quarter victory over Winterlude (Jennie Candlish) in a 12-furlong class two Tapeta handicap at Wolverhampton on March 6. The four-year-old cost connections 85,000 guineas at Tattersalls Sales in October after winning two of his four starts…

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