Eagle Top set to join stablemate Taghrooda

11:33am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ROYAL ASCOT hero Eagle Top looks set to join Investec Oaks-winning stable companion Taghrooda in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes after being supplemented for Saturday’s Ascot feature.

A day to remember as McCoy surpasses Pipe’s record

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Monday 21st July 2014

TONY McCOY gained great satisfaction from another personal milestone as he overtook his former boss and mentor Martin Pipe with victory aboard It’s A Gimme in the Betfred Summer Plate at Market Rasen on Saturday.

Niall Hannity on the weekend racing

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 30/07/2013 of trainer Mark Johnston. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday December 29, 2013. Middleham trainer Mark Johnston is hoping to top his best previous annual total after equalling his record haul when sending out his 216th

6:30pm Friday 18th July 2014

HORSE racing is part of the Yorkshire fabric. With so many talented trainers in the White Rose County it provides employment, tourism and today it shows itself off as the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival gets underway at Ripon, ending at York next Saturday.

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

6:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

As well as excellent Flat action from Newmarket, Newbury and Haydock there is summer jumping from Cartmel and Market Rasen, the latter with a 15-runner field for the £50,000 Summer Plate.

Lay down and dream of victory at Bath for Jacob’s Pillow

10:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

JACOB’S PILLOW can emerge as the best of a fairly average-looking bunch in the Western Daily Press Handicap at Bath.

Fanning flying as he racks up a century of winners

9:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

LINDA PERRATT took a chance in running Dark Crystal back quickly at Ayr but it resulted in an 100th winner of the year for in-form jockey Joe Fanning.

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

6:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Irish handler Eddie Lynam holds all the aces in Saturday afternoon’s July Cup at Newmarket with both Royal Ascot winners Sole Power and Slade Power (3.50) chasing a memorable G1 sprint double.

Double joy for Johnston

The Northern Echo:

10:46am Friday 11th July 2014

TORCHLIGHTER followed up a recent win at Windsor in impressive fashion in the boylesports.com Dowlnload Our App Handicap at Newmarket.

Pontefract in sights for tipped Pavlosk

11:31am Tuesday 8th July 2014

PAVLOSK can make the most of having her sights lowered and clinch Listed honours in the Weatherbys VAT Services Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract.

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

6:10pm Friday 4th July 2014

The state of the ground is fundamental to any turf race - and with rain forecast at Sandown ahead of Saturday's card the hope is that the ground doesn’t deteriorate too much from the good ground which Clerk Of The Course Andrew Cooper was describing the track yesterday.

Stoute hails Estimate's Gold Cup display as career-best

8:54am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

SIR Michael Stoute has hailed Estimate’s narrow reverse in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot as a career-best display.

Hard Core Debt can cash in at Catterick

8:52am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE rather pessimistically named Hard Core Debt can finally cash in at Catterick.Trainer Brian Ellison has been unable to get a win on the board with the four-year-old since his arrival from Ireland last summer, but that may change after the Yorkshire Welcomes Le Grand Depart Handicap.

Pinzolo added to Deutsches Derby mix

9:16am Tuesday 1st July 2014

AIDAN O’BRIEN has supplemented Geoffrey Chaucer for the 145th Deutsches Derby at Hamburg on Sunday.

Bond’s major Master plan

9:15am Tuesday 1st July 2014

MASTER BOND can scorch a trail to victory in the Chatelherault Palace Handicap at Hamilton.

Charlie McCann on the Northumberland Plate

7:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

The Northumberland Plate, one of the most prestigious races in the calendar, is the big betting race of the weekend and the highlight of Newcastle’s excellent card.

Guide to second day of Northumberland Plate race meeting at Gosforth Park

9:04am Friday 27th June 2014

AN EXCELLENT evening card at Gosforth Park for the second day of their Northumberland Plate meeting and the feature is the listed Hoppings Stakes for fillies’ and mares’ over the extended mile-and-aquarter.

Northumberland Plate: Guide to key runners on first day of Newcastle meeting

9:17am Thursday 26th June 2014

IT’S the first day of the Northumberland Plate meeting at Gosforth Park, Newcastle this afternoon.

Nashville could have more to offer on quicker ground

9:27am Thursday 26th June 2014

NASHVILLE is unlikely to be too far away in the Betfred Racing Like Us On Facebook Handicap at Newcastle.

Johnno can emerge on top in Carlisle Bell

9:40am Wednesday 25th June 2014

JOHNNO ran an excellent race in defeat last time and can emerge on top in another competitive renewal of the bookmakers.co.uk Carlisle Bell at the Cumbria venue.

Rizeena could break Newmarket duck

9:34am Wednesday 25th June 2014

RIZEENA is likely to get the chance to break her Newmarket duck in the Qipco Falmouth Stakes on July 11.

Brown Panther to defend Goodwood Cup crown

9:33am Wednesday 25th June 2014

TRAINER Tom Dascombe plans to give Brown Panther the chance to defend his crown in the Goodwood Cup on July 31.

Graham Lee to take charge of Sir Ector in John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Jockey Graham Lee puts his helmet over a plaster after receiving treatment for an injury he sustained as he walked his mount Son Du Silence round the Paddock ahead of the Betfred Watch TV Pushes Handicap during John Smiths Northumberland Plate Day at Newc

9:32am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Jimmy Lambe has secured the services of last year’s winning jockey Graham Lee for Sir Ector in the John Smith’s Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on Saturday.

Telescope connections have sights on King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes

10:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

CONNECTIONS of Telescope have their sights firmly focused on the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes after his impressive victory at Royal Ascot.

Joy can Spring forward if successful at Newbury

9:59am Tuesday 24th June 2014

JOYS OF SPRING can finally get a win on the board in the Pegasus Pumps Ltd Fillies’ Handicap at Newbury.

Simenon heads list of Plate possibles

9:59am Tuesday 24th June 2014

SIMENON heads the weights after 60 horses were left in Saturday’s John Smith’s Northumberland Plate at Newcastle at the five-day stage.

Old Guard has the nous to enjoy victory at Warwick tonight

10:21am Monday 23rd June 2014

ROGER CHARLTON’S Old Guard showed enough on his debut at Warwick in April to suggest there may be a good deal of improvement to come in the WSM Communications In Aid of CLIC Sargent Maiden Stakes at Windsor.

Northumberland Plate in sight for Ascot winner Pique Sous

10:20am Monday 23rd June 2014

ROYAL ASCOT winner Pique Sous will seek a notable double when he turns out in the John Smith’s Northumberland Plate, the showcase feature of Newcastle’s Flat season, on Saturday.

Royal Ascot winner seeking Northumberland Plate success at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: NEWCASTLE BOUND: Pique Sous, ridden by Ryan Moore, wins the Queen Alexandra Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot

12:46pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

ROYAL ASCOT winner Pique Sous will seek a notable double when he turns out in the John Smith's Northumberland Plate, the showcase feature of Newcastle's Flat season, on Saturday.

Weekend racing with Bet Victor.com

4:41pm Friday 20th June 2014

Berkshire’s win in Saturday’s opener The Chesham Stakes proved to be some of the strongest two-year-old form of last season, beating the trio of Bunker, Ihtimal and Somewhat in impressive fashion.

Inchila bids to prove Epsom was no fluke

11:35am Thursday 19th June 2014

INCHILA will be sent off at nowhere near the 40-1 on offer in the Investec Oaks as she bids to prove her Epsom fourth was no fluke in today’s Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Owen swaps World Cup for Gold Cup

11:33am Thursday 19th June 2014

BROWN PANTHER can continue his progression by landing the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for trainer Tom Dascombe and part-owner Michael Owen.

Weekend racing with Bet Victor.com

12:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

Today’s Epsom Derby is worth £782,314 to the winning owner, or about a fortnight’s wage if you are Wayne Rooney.

Kall to arms at Newbury

11:02am Thursday 12th June 2014

KALLISHA can claim a valuable Listed success in the Lord Weinstock Memorial Stakes, the feature event at Newbury.

Australia could happy step up to a mile

The Northern Echo: EASING TO VICTORY: Australia romps home at Epsom

2:32pm Monday 9th June 2014

JOSEPH O’Brien insists he would have no qualms about taking on the best over a mile once more with Australia following his thrilling victory in Saturday’s Investec Derby.

Why Australia is the one to beat at Epsom

4:34pm Friday 6th June 2014

I was lucky enough to work for Aidan O’Brien as a young lad, for me the best trainer ever, and today at Epsom he bids for his fifth Investec Derby today, saddling four of sixteen runners.

York raider Taghrooda is the one to watch in Oakes

The Northern Echo: EPSOM CHOICE: Look no further than Taghrooda, left, at Epsom today in the Oakes

9:49am Friday 6th June 2014

THE third classic of the Flat season, the Investec Oaks, will be run on perfect ground at Epsom today with Clerk of the Course Andrew Cooper describing the turf as good, good to soft in places, but with a dry day forecast.

Snow Sky out of Derby

9:48am Friday 6th June 2014

SNOW SKY will not run in tomorrow’s Investec Derby at Epsom after failing to adequately recover from a minor setback.

All eyes on Hardwicke for Telescope

The Northern Echo: ON THE LOOKOUT: Telescope has confirmed his place at Royal Ascot after featuring among a group of Sir Michael Stoute’s big names working along the Rowley Mile yesterday

10:57am Thursday 5th June 2014

TELESCOPE has confirmed his place at Royal Ascot after featuring among a group of Sir Michael Stoute’s big names working along the Rowley Mile yesterday morning.

Going to be good for Oaks

10:56am Thursday 5th June 2014

EPSOM clerk of the course Andrew Cooper believes the going for tomorrow’s Investec Oaks will “not be far off good”.

Aegean may go to Ascot

10:55am Thursday 5th June 2014

ROYAL ASCOT could be next on the agenda for Blue Aegean after she ran away with the Bet totejackpot Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Nottingham.

O’Meara hoping for a Shou-in at Hamilton

10:55am Thursday 5th June 2014

DAVID O’MEARA has his horses in rampant form at present and Irish recruit Shouranour has an excellent opportunity to add to the talented trainer’s tally at Hamilton.

Epsom ground a concern for Australia

The Northern Echo: DERBY HOPEFUL: Frankie Dettori

11:02am Friday 30th May 2014

AIDAN O’Brien is wary about the prospect of soft ground at Epsom next Saturday for Investec Derby favourite Australia.

Candy looks a sweet pick

11:01am Friday 30th May 2014

ROCK On Candy holds outstanding claims in the Anne And Tony’s 30th Wedding Anniversary Handicap on Catterick’s evening card.

Noble Mission plans assault on Sandown spectacular

10:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

NOBLE Mission will be considered for all the top mile-and-a-quarter races, including the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, after his superb victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday.

Ajmany worth a look in Zetland Gold Cup

12:11pm Monday 26th May 2014

AJMANY failed to make the anticipated progress last term but he is worth another shot in the Happy 10th Birthday Racing UK Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar.

Punter wins £1,342,599 share of Scoop6 jackpot from £2 stake

12:14pm Monday 26th May 2014

A LONDON-BASED credit controller has emerged as one of the three small-staking punters to have become Scoop6 millionaires over the weekend.

Streak's a Hot shot at Haydock

The Northern Echo: Observational (right) ridden by James Doyle comes home to win The Casco EBF Stallions Cocked Hat Stakes from second placed Marzoco, (left) ridden by Ryan Moore during day two of the May Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

6:02am Saturday 24th May 2014

WHEN it gets to this time of the year it is quality racing all the way, and this afternoon is certainly that. On a busy day, I'm looking forward to Haydock's fixture the most, in which the Group 2 Betfred Temple Stakes is the flagship event.

Talking Horses: Toomey comes back from the brink - and vows to ride again

The Northern Echo: FIGHTING BACK: Jockey Brian Toomey, who is hoping to regain his jockey's licence after recovering from a life-threatening fall at Perth. Picture: TOM BANKS

7:02am Wednesday 21st May 2014

SOME people say that when you have a life-changing moment, it replays in your head forever. In jockey Brian Toomey’s case, it doesn’t have to. He can watch it whenever he wants on his mobile phone.

All eyes on Newbury after York excitement

The Northern Echo: G Force ridden by Daniel Tudhope wins the Ralph Raper Memorial Stakes during the Dante Festival 2014 Festival at York Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 16, 2014. See PA Story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorp

7:02am Saturday 17th May 2014

AFTER three fantastic days at York, attention turns to Newbury this afternoon, and more Group 1 race action with the JLT Lockinge Stakes taking centre stage, a race that should get Olympic Glory's season of to the perfect start.

Hannon in double Newbury bid to win his first Group One

7:01am Saturday 17th May 2014

IT MAY not be the greatest weekend’s racing but the Scoop 6 is likely to be won and good luck to all getting involved. The Lockinge Stakes at Newbury is today’s feature event, a Group One contest over the straight mile for four-year-olds’ and older horses.

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