Big first winner at Ripon

9:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ZEBELINI gave Ilka Gansera- Leveque her first winner of the season when outrunning odds of 40-1 in the At The Races Sky 415 Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Ripon.

Charlie McCann 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

5:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Betfred Ebor is the big betting race of the day and having backed Mighty Yar (3.50) antepost I am glad he has scraped into the race at the foot of the weights. Frankie Dettori, successful in the race two years ago, with Willing Foe takes the ride for Lady Cecil who saddled the winner 12 months ago.

Unbeaten record is smashed by Tapestry

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

A LADIES DAY crowd on the Knavesmire was left as surprised as connections of Taghrooda as the unbeaten record of a filly that had looked little short of exceptional was ended by Tapestry in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Climb the Mountain at York

10:09am Friday 22nd August 2014

COUGAR MOUNTAIN can ensure the sponsors keep hold of the winner’s purse with victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, the highlight of the third day of the Ebor meeting.

Charlie McCann on Friday's action at York

7:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The forecast rain did reach the Knavesmire on Thursday with the ground easing to Good, although the time for the first race suggested it was still on the fast side of good.

Australia oozes class with Juddmonte win

10:59am Thursday 21st August 2014

A REPUTATION can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track.

Time to go Dutch at York

10:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUTCH Connection can continue his ascension by taking the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes on the first day of the Ebor Festival at York.

Charlie McCann on Day one of the York Ebor meeting

3:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The Group One Juddmonte International is the feature race on day one of York’s Ebor meeting and it is an intriguing clash of the generations with the three-year-olds represented by Derby winners Australia (English & Irish) and The Grey Gatsby (French) going head-to-head with two top-class older horses, Eclipse winner Mukhadram and King George runner up Telescope.

O’Brien’s Australia worries

The Northern Echo:

9:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AIDAN O’Brien has issued concerns over the potential fitness of Australia as the dual Derby winner is pitched into all-aged competition for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York on tomorrow.

O’Meara and Tudhope keep hold of the Ripon showpiece

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Monday 18th August 2014

DAVID O’Meara and Danny Tudhope won the William Hill Great St Wilfrid at Ripon for the third time in four years as Out Do prevailed in a blanket finish.

Weekend racing with Charlie McCann

12:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The ground was soft at Newbury for yesterday’s meeting but it is likely to be holding and tacky for today’s card with no further rain forecast.

Inside Racing: big guns go head to head at Ripon

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Richard Fahey with Garswood after the colts return from Deauville, where he won the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest on Sunday.
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5:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

Niall Hannity on Ripon's big day

Talking Horses: Raising a glass to one of the greats of North-East racing

The Northern Echo: GOLDEN DAY: Denys Smith, with a portrait of Red Alligator, the horse he trained to victory in the 1968 Grand National

7:02am Wednesday 13th August 2014

WALK into the Red Alligator pub, in South Church, near Bishop Auckland, and there’s a fair chance you’ll see him just to the right of the door.

Huge treble landed for in-form Fanning

10:05am Monday 11th August 2014

JOE FANNING lit up Haydock with a sparkling 329-1 treble that included the two feature races on Amralah and Token Of Love.

There’s a Silvanus lining on the cards at Ripon

10:53am Tuesday 5th August 2014

SILVANUS can be another decent sprint winner for trainer Paul Midgley when taking the feature event at Ripon.

Weekend racing with Bet

5:05pm Friday 1st August 2014

The Naussau Stakes is the feature race at Goodwood on Saturday, but the defection earlier in the week of Roger Charlton’s Thistle Bird and the retirement earlier in the season of 2012 winner The Fugue makes it a sub-standard renewal.

Wetherby Racecourse gets date for historic first flat meeting

The Northern Echo: Goldan Jess in the parade ring at Wetherby Racecourse before a race

11:11am Friday 1st August 2014

WETHERBY RACECOURSE will stage its first ever flat meeting next April, but chief executive Jonjo Sanderson insists there is no intention to abandon jumps racing.

Stoute enjoys an eighth win

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

SNOW SKY gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute his eighth Neptune Investment Management Gordon Stakes as the first of the significant Ladbrokes St Leger trials took place at Goodwood.

Molecomb Stakes Glory at Glorious Goodwood for Cotai

10:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

COTAI GLORY shone as brightly as the Glorious Goodwood sunshine as he offered Charlie Hills some respite with his first British Group winner of the season in the bet365 Molecomb Stakes.

Trip to Scotland pays off for trainer Moss

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE journey from South Yorkshire to Scotland paid off for Garry Moss as the trainer was on hand to welcome his two runners on the afternoon into the Ayr winner’s enclosure.

Hannon looking to follow in father's footsteps and dominate Downs

9:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SEA SHANTY and Beacon can get Richard Hannon off to a fantastic start with a double on the opening day of Glorious Goodwod.

Johnston's repeat performance

10:22am Monday 28th July 2014

HEAVY METAL (33-1) gave trainer Mark Johnston and jockey Joe Fanning back-toback victories in the Longines International Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Burke’s Lady an Explosive prospect for potential buyers

10:21am Monday 28th July 2014

EXPLOSIVE Lady has attracted plenty of interest from prospective buyers on the back of an excellent run in the Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

7:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

The presence of unbeaten Oaks winner Taghrooda (3.50) gives added spice to Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, one of the great races of the Flat season pitching the classic generation against their elders over the Derby/Oaks distance of a-mile-and-a-half.

Pack Together raised royal spirits in Sandown's Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes

10:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

PACK TOGETHER can raise royal spirits by presenting her owner, The Queen, with Listed glory in Sandown’s Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes.

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 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 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.

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