Blade set to cut down rivals at Wolverhampton

10:34am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VERY FIRST BLADE would most certainly not be winning out of turn when he has his 21st start at Wolverhampton.

Hamza’s chance to shine

The Northern Echo: JUMPING FOR JOY: Frankie Dettori makes his trademark dismount from Sandiva after winning the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket

11:01am Thursday 17th April 2014

HAMZA’S claims of becoming one of the leading sprinters in the land can be bolstered by victory in the Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at Newmarket.

Happy end for Story

10:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

TRUE STORY looked a horse with a bright future when landing the Listed ebm-papst Feilden Stakes at Newmarket in good style yesterday.

Racing Briefs: Middleham Open Day defies introduction of Good Friday racing

The Northern Echo: Visitors to Ben Haslam’s yard enjoy the Middleham Stables Open Day

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE organisers of Friday’s Middleham Open Day are confident the event will prove as popular as ever despite the introduction of Good Friday racing at Lingfield and Musselburgh.

Talking Horses: Tuer busier than ever as he enjoys a racing retirement

The Northern Echo: NO SETTLING DOWN: Edwin Tuer, pictured this week at his stables in Birkby, near Northallerton

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WHEN Edwin Tuer retired from farming, he decided he needed a hobby.

Easterby celebrates a Pontefract double

The Northern Echo: HEADING HOME: Silvestre De Sousa and Ansaab, right, hold off Andrew Mullen-ridden Stellar Express to win the Full Ponte Package New For 2014 Handicap at Pontefract

10:08am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TIM EASTERBY narrowly missed out on the Scottish Grand National with Trustan Times but he saddled his first two winners of the new Flat season at Pontefract.

All-weather racing at Newcastle moves closer

The Northern Echo: ALL-WEATHER PLANS: Newcastle Racecourse want to build all-weather facilities ahead of the 2015 season

3:53pm Friday 11th April 2014

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE’S hopes of building a new all-weather track have moved a major step closer after the planning committee of Newcastle City Council voted to approve the first stage of the venue’s plans.

Victor Chandler on the weekend racing

12:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

THERES a quite wonderful day of racing on Saturday with the Scottish Grand National from Ayr and the first two Classic trials of the season at Newbury, and we start on the Flat with top class renewals of both the Fred Darling and Greenham.

Kingston Hill set for Epsom Derby

10:47am Friday 11th April 2014

RACING POST Trophy winner Kingston Hill is among 15 second entries for the Investec Derby at Epsom on June 7.

Trainer Earle 'taking punt' on Headly's Bridge at Ayr

10:46am Friday 11th April 2014

TRAINER Simon Earle is looking forward to the hat-trick-seeking Headly’s Bridge testing his powers at a higher level in the Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase at Ayr.

Progressive sprinter Dutch Masterpiece can spoil party at Newbury

10:44am Friday 11th April 2014

DUTCH MASTERPIECE can make a brisk start to the season by winning the Dubai Duty Free Handicap at Newbury.

Theatre will provide the drama for owner Stoute

12:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the season’s darker horses for top honours gets his campaign under way as Festival Theatre makes his seasonal reappearance in the Follow BetVictorRacing On Twitter Handicap at Kempton.

Glorious result for Walker

12:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WARREN PLACE in Newmarket is a far different place without the late Sir Henry Cecil around but the historic stable produced three winners for two different trainers on a fine spring afternoon at Lingfield.

Dettori thrilled by Treve form

The Northern Echo: BACK IN THE SADDLE: Frankie Dettori

10:46am Wednesday 9th April 2014

HARRY HERBERT reported Frankie Dettori to be ‘‘seriously excited’’ after partnering brilliant filly Treve in a workout at Chantilly yesterday.

Lanigan wants happy ending to Biographer’s story

10:44am Wednesday 9th April 2014

BIOGRAPHER failed to make the expected impact last term but further improvement is anticipated as he makes his seasonal bow in the totepool EBF Stallions Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham.

Cossack heads field for Fairyhouse

The Northern Echo: WINNER: Holywell and Tony McCoy win the Betfred Mobile Mildmay Novices Chase last week at Aintree

1:08pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DON COSSACK heads the weights after 69 horses were entered for the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

Dettori jetting in for Treve work

The Northern Echo: BACK IN THE SADDLE: Frankie Dettori

1:05pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FRANKIE DETTORI is looking forward to putting the ‘‘finishing touches’’ to Treve on Tuesday morning ahead of her eagerly-awaited return to action in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp later this month.

Botti’s runner can turn on charm with victory at Redcar

11:22am Monday 7th April 2014

LATIN Charm struck gold over a mile at Redcar on his final start last and he can make a triumphant return back over that trip and track this afternoon.

Hearing to be held into National start

The Northern Echo: NATIONAL HERO: Pineau De Re (centre) on the way to victory in the the Grand National

11:21am Monday 7th April 2014

IT IS likely to be a couple of days before a date is announced for the referral hearing into the start of the Crabbie’s Grand National.

Claines now on the map

11:18am Monday 7th April 2014

DR RICHARD Newland seems to be one of those rare people who would achieve in whichever field they desire and the residents of Claines are grateful his passion is for horse racing.

Everything points to a big day for Module

The Northern Echo: CHARGE: Early days in the Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree yesterday

11:47am Friday 4th April 2014

MODULE has plenty in his favour as he shoots for a first Grade One win in the Betfred Melling Chase on the second day of the Crabbie’s Grand National meeting at Aintree.

York the stage for Astaire

11:46am Friday 4th April 2014

CLASSIC contender Astaire has the option of dropping back to a sprint trip at York in May should he not look like shaping into a Qipco 2000 Guineas contender.

Star names all declare their Grand National interest

11:46am Friday 4th April 2014

TIDAL BAY and Long Run head a maximum field of 40 for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree tomorrow after all the leading fancies stood their ground at the final declaration stage.

Silviniaco returns to winning ways

The Northern Echo: WELL DONE: Owner Chris Giles congratulates Silviniaco Conti on winning the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree yesterday

11:45am Friday 4th April 2014

SILVINIACO CONTI got back on the winning trail with a determined victory in the Betfred Bowl at Aintree for Paul Nicholls and Noel Fehily.

Dynaste can Bowl ’em over

The Northern Echo: ROUND THE BEND: Runners and Riders during The 32Red Tomb Raider Slot Handicap Stakes at Southwell yesterday

10:59am Thursday 3rd April 2014

DYNASTE can again remind racegoers what all the fuss is about by winning the Betfred Bowl on a cracking day of sport at Aintree.

Warhorse bids for glory at Aintree

The Northern Echo: WAR FRONT: Eventual winner Western Warhorse ridden by Tom Scudamore (left) gets up to beat early front runner Champagne Fever ridden by Ruby Walsh in yesterday’s Arkle Challenge Trophy

10:58am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SHOCK ARKLE winner Western Warhorse gets the chance to prove his Cheltenham success was no fluke when he steps up in trip for the Pinsent Masons Manifesto Novices’ Chase at Aintree today.

Walsh on standby

The Northern Echo: Smoking Aces ridden by Mark Walsh (right) wins the Caffrey's Bar And Restaurant Of Batterstown Handicap ahead of Portrait King ridden by Davey Condon during the Premier Jump Racing Weekend at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath in 2011

10:56am Thursday 3rd April 2014

MARK WALSH will partner Colbert Station if Tony McCoy opts to ride Double Seven in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

Dude’s all the rage for Grand National

The Northern Echo: ALL INVOLVED: Trainer Michael Scudamore (centre) with part Owners Mike Tindall (right) and Stockton-born James Simpson- Daniel (left) with Monbeg Dude during the stable visit at Eccleswall Court, Ross-on-Wye

11:22am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AS the market intensifies ahead of Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree, Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude was the one most punters were interested in on Tuesday.

Top weight for Tidal Bay in National rankings

The Northern Echo: TOP WEIGHT: Tiday Bay is one of 65 still in contention for a Grand National place

11:33am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TIDAL BAY remains at the summit of the weights for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, for which 65 horses are still in contention.

Dods hoping Mass Rally will produce flying start to Flat season

The Northern Echo: GOOD GOING: Michael Dodds with Mass Rally at his stables in Denton, near Piercebridge. Dodds says he is "pretty happy with where we're at"

7:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

MICHAEL DODS is hoping his star sprinter, Mass Rally, will get the new Flat season off to a flying start when he contests the William Hill Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster this afternoon.

Victor Chandler writes...

2:06pm Friday 28th March 2014

Saturday's William Hill Lincoln will be run on soft ground after heavy overnight rain on Thursday changed the going, and led to the defection of antepost favourite Captain Cat who was withdrawn by trainer Roger Charlton.

Bygones of Brid tipped to win again at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: SILVER SERVICE: Silver Token ridden by Tom David jumps the last on the way to victory in the Llewellyn Humphreys Novices Hunters Chase at Ffos Las yesterday

10:41am Friday 28th March 2014

BYGONES OF BRID has been a terrific stalwart for Karen McLintock and is taken to bring home a double in the IJF Farrell/Brookshaw Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Newcastle.

Chorister in tune for Kempton

11:13am Thursday 27th March 2014

MIDNIGHT CHORISTER ought to go pretty well on his handicap debut at Kempton.

Ambitious Fahey wants his yard to be the best

The Northern Echo: AIMING HIGH: Trainer Richard Fahey, centre, with Gabrial’s Kaka ridden by Barry McHugh, right, and Hi There ridden by Tony Hamilton at his Mews House stables. The Malton trainer says he is in year three of a five-year plan.

11:10am Wednesday 26th March 2014

RICHARD FAHEY has no intention of taking his foot off the gas as he continues to develop his burgeoning empire in the pursuit of winners.

Kaka can open the Flat season in style for Fahey

The Northern Echo: HIGH HOPES: Richard Fahey (front right) leads down his three Lincoln runners Gabrial's Kaka ridden by Barry McHugh (right), Hi There ridden by Tony Hamilton and Brae Hill ridden by Ben Hamilton (centre) at Mews House Stables, Malton.

11:57am Tuesday 25th March 2014

RICHARD FAHEY is confident Gabrial’s Kaka is ready to take his game to another level this season ahead of his tilt at the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

McCain has a Joker up his sleeve at Sedgefield

12:59pm Friday 21st March 2014

DONALD McCain can strike gold with Cloudy Joker in the Betfred Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Race Final at Sedgefield.

Mouse Morris is aiming to Rule the World

12:58pm Friday 21st March 2014

MOUSE MORRIS will consider dropping Rule The World back in trip for a potential second clash with The New One in next month’s Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.

Culloty Cup hero is rested

The Northern Echo: FAB FOUR: Jim Culloty with his four Golds Cup, three for riding Best Mate and one for     training Lord Windermere, at his stables at Churchtown, near Mallow, in County Cork

12:55pm Friday 21st March 2014

JIM CULLOTY already has one eye on Lord Windermere’s Cheltenham Gold Cup defence next March after revealing his stable star will not run again this season.

Carry on Regardless

11:16am Thursday 20th March 2014

TIZLOVE REGARDLESS took a few starts to get the hang of thing but now he is on a roll, he is hard to oppose in the Follow At On Twitter Handicap at Kempton.

Bookmakers on red alert after possible coup

11:15am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE racing industry was once again on gamble alert after the authorities were made aware of possible coups at two meetings yesterday.

Talking Horses: Cheltenham Festival Review

The Northern Echo: Day three of the Cheltenham Festival

7:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Last week’s Cheltenham Festival provided its usual blend of thrills and spills, with the drama not really letting up from first race to last. Talking Horses takes a look back at a fabulous four days of drama

National can be of real Service over at Southwell

10:36am Tuesday 18th March 2014

NATIONAL SERVICE can continue to gain plenty of new admirers by winning the Handicap at Southwell.

Bobs Worth in line to retain Gold Cup

The Northern Echo: DYNASTE DELIGHT: Tom Scudamore punches the air in delight as Dynaste is walked into the winners’ enclosure after winning the Ryanair Chase during St Patrick’s Day at Cheltenham yesterday

10:58am Friday 14th March 2014

THE Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband of jump racing and, having spoken to jockey Barry Geraghty on Wednesday, it is fair to say that confidence behind Bobs Worth (3.20) retaining his crown is growing.

Nicky banks on Bobs Worth

10:57am Friday 14th March 2014

NICKY HENDERSON is banking on Bobs Worth again winning the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup to help fill the massive void left by a couple of his absent stablemates.

Palace is ready for showdown

10:57am Friday 14th March 2014

CONNECTIONS of Kings Palace are confident Briar Hill will not have things all his own way in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham today.

There’s No More Of That as Big Buck’s is retired

The Northern Echo: DELIGHT: Barry Geraghty celebrates on More Of That yesterday after winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham

10:56am Friday 14th March 2014

MORE OF THAT upstaged the unbeaten Annie Power to win the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival – as four-time victor Big Buck’s was retired.

Easterby satisfied with Trustan Times’ fourth place

10:55am Friday 14th March 2014

TIM EASTERBY couldn’t quite land a Cheltenham Festival double, but the Great Habton trainer still declared himself “delighted” after Trustan Times claimed fourth in the Pertemps Network Final.

Bookies have the Power

10:54am Friday 14th March 2014

MORE Of That rescued the bookmakers on day three of the Cheltenham Festival as Jonjo O’Neill’s unexposed youngster maintained his unbeaten record at the expense of the heavilybacked favourite Annie Power in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

Four-timer Big Buck’s can return to winning ways

The Northern Echo: WHISPER IT: Whisper, ridden by Nico de Boinville, centre, jumps clear to go on to win the Coral Cup during Ladies Day at Cheltenham yesterday

11:11am Thursday 13th March 2014

THE Ladbrokes World hurdle is today’s feature race at Cheltenham and I hope to see Big Buck’s (3.20) return to winning ways having finished third here in January on desperate ground coming back from a long absence.

Local knowledge could prove key for Whisky

11:10am Thursday 13th March 2014

CONNECTIONS of Oscar Whisky are convinced his Cheltenham nous could be a defining factor in the JLT Novices’ Chase today.

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