FAMOUS HORSES

  • DEFINITLY RED emerged as a genuine Cheltenham Gold Cup contender for the north after winning the Cotswold Chase on Saturday. There has not been a northern-trained winner of jump racing’s blue riband since Jodami in 1993. Here we look back at the awesome Jodami and......

  • THIS Saturday marks the 70th running of the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster. Or the Great Yorkshire Chase to give it its original title. First run in 1948, the Sky Bet Chase has become a bit of an institution in the northern jump racing scene.......

  • WE all had our favourite horses when we were kids. One of mine was a horse who epitomised the word “enigmatic”. Ekbalco was trained by Roger Fisher in the Cumbrian town of Ulverston, famous as the birthplace of Stan Laurel. Fisher was a character. He......

  • HORSE racing is a wonderful sport. But there are lows as well as unspeakable highs, and occasionally there is a tragedy that hits us like a sickening punch to the stomach. The death of Many Clouds almost a year ago was such a moment. Down......

  • I GOT hooked on racing at a fairly young age, probably because it was always on the telly. As a result, it slowly seeped into my blood. Certain famous horses struck a chord in those early days and it was usually the jumpers. Apart from......

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