ST Leger winner Encke has been banned from racing after becoming the most high-profile Godolphin horse to fail a drugs test.
THERE was a silver lining when Glen Clayton’s request to her husband Steve for a diamond ring fell on deaf ears.
next stop Epsom after Libertarian became the first Yorkshire winner of the Betfred Dante since Ballymarais prevailed in 1965 – and Elaine Burke made history as the first female trainer to win this most prestigious of Derby trials.
THE French invasion of York has already begun a year before the historic city hosts the start of stage two of the 2014 Tour De France.
LIBERTARIAN was the centrepiece of a Yorkshire four-timer on day two of the Dante festival.
I’VE been doing a theoretical rain dance ahead of the third and final day of York Racecourse’s Dante Festival.
AFTER Auroras Encore ended Yorkshire racing’s 53-year Grand National jinx, it now falls to Libertarian and Windhoek to set their Epsom Derby claims in today’s Betfred Dante Stakes at York.
sir Michael Stoute’s heartwarming resurgence continued when Liber Nauticus provided the former champion trainer with a remarkable eighth win of the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, the first-day highlight of York’s Dante meeting.
THE magnificent Mince hopes to continue her Yorkshire love affair by justifying favouritism in today’s Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes for sprinters.
THESE have been frustrating times for Sir Michael Stoute – he has not enjoyed an English Classic victory since 2010 when Workforce became the first horse in history to bounce back from Dante defeat at York and land the blue riband Epsom Derby.
RACING: Connections of Sky Lantern are to consider supplementing the Qipco 1000 Guineas winner for the Investec Oaks.
RACING: Few on Beverley Westwood anticipated Mey Blossom delivering the goods in Division One of the Annie Oxtoby Memorial Handicap.
THESE are the first images of two developments that will pave the way for improved spectator facilities at York Racecourse.
FERDY Murphy, one of Yorkshire’s most successful National Hunt trainers and the winner of 10 Cheltenham Festival races, is to relocate to France.
I’m thrilled to be succeeding my weighing room colleagues, the two-time champion jockey Paul Hanagan and the ever professional Paul Mulrennan, as the Yorkshire Post Flat racing columnist.
Aidan O’Brien’s Ruler Of The World ran out a wide-margin winner of the MBNA Chester Vase in the hands of Ryan Moore yesterday.
Windhoek may take in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York next week ahead of the Investec Derby.
CLASSIC-winning former jockey George Duffield remains in hospital after breaking a leg in a fall on the gallops.
Amy Ryan, the Yorkshire Post’s new racing columnist, has her eye on the big races. She spoke exclusively to Tom Richmond.
DONCASTER Racecourse’s winning reputation continues to grow after the Town Moor track won two top awards.
ANDREW Tinkler recorded one of the most significant wins of his career when Quentin Collonges won the season-ending bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown.
JASON Maguire will begin his quest to end AP McCoy’s 18-year domination of National Hunt racing at Wetherby tomorrow.
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford spoke of “a terrible day for British racing” after trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was disqualified for eight years after admitting administering anabolic steroids to horses in his care.
SUPERSTAR Sprinter Sacre completed a perfect season when winning the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown.
HORSE racing chiefs were battling to preserve the sport’s integrity last night after the Sheikh Mohammed-owned stables of St Leger-winning trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni were rocked by one of the biggest doping scandals in the sport’s history.
SPRINTER Sacre, steeplechasing’s superstar, has everything to lose – and little to gain – when he travels to Ireland to put his unbeaten record over fences on the line.
HARVEY Smith has appealed to horse racing’s handicapper to treat his John Smith’s Grand National hero Auroras Encore more favourably next season.
RACING: Grand National hero Auroras Encore is “fine” after being pulled up by his jockey Ryan Mania in the Scottish marathon.
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