HORSE RACING NEWS

  • THE Grand National has been a lucky race for the north in recent years. Auroras Encore in 2013 caused a huge shock for Sue and Harvey Smith at 66/1. And last year One For Arthur, the cover star of this website, won the “Nash” under......

  • Pic: Racing Post. FIVE years ago, John Dance decided to dip his toe into the waters of racehorse ownership. The investment expert, founder of Newcastle-based stockbroker Vertem Asset Management, admits he has become a little “carried away” and is now one of the biggest owners......

  • TWELVE months ago Nietzsche, trained by Malton’s Brian Ellison, hit the crossbar in the Fred Winter Hurdle at Cheltenham. He was beaten a couple of necks into third place behind Flying Tiger and Divin Bere, but Ellison is planning another raid on the race with......

  • FIVE years ago Selkirk trainer Stuart Coltherd shocked racing by saddling 100/1 shot Tartan Snow to win the Foxhunters over the Grand National fences. On April 14 he could trump that achievement if Captain Redbeard runs in the Randox Health Grand National. The nine-year-old is......

  • MOMENTUM seems to be building in the north. The high-profile victory of Waiting Patiently in the Grade One Ascot Chase sparked an outpouring of emotion. His brilliant success came the day after the funeral of Malcolm Jefferson. Daughter Ruth now holds the licence and has......

  • I LOVE the Cheltenham Festival. The roar. The craic. The Guinness. And, most of all, the racing. But, personally, I don’t enjoy the run-up to the four-day event. The hype. The hyperbole. The endless preview nights. The sometimes brainless bar-room philosophy of pundits and punters.......

  • CAN the north win the Grand National for the second year running? It’s asking a lot but after the National weights were unveiled it’s not an impossibility. Seeyouatmidnight stands out as a well handicapped horse on 10st 8lb and he would give Scotland their second......

  • THE year 2017 will forever be remembered by leading trainer Lucinda Russell. One For Arthur’s Grand National success was a huge achievement for the Kinross handler, as well as providing a huge shot in the arm for national hunt racing in the north and Scotland.......

  • ALAN Brown rode some of the best northern racing legends of the late 1970s and 80s. He worked for the great MH Easterby, that’s Miles Henry to you and me, the greatest dual purpose trainer we’ve ever seen. He now trains horses near Malton. Racing......

  • 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......