The Kempton Park closure conundrum -- sad and wrong, or sensible and crucial?
In one way, it came as a blessed relief. A respite for racing’s news agenda from the interminable debate about ITV’s coverage which, for yawns, was beginning to match the BHA v Jim Best disciplinary saga.
Jacksdale racer Kyle Ryde has bounced back from the disappointment of suddenly being left without a team for the 2017 World SuperSport series by signing a contract with the Kawasaki Pucetti Racing Squad.
From books to baubles, and hip-flasks to puddings -- what to buy the racing fan for Christmas
Christmas for racing fans means a main course of the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day, followed by all the trimmings of the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, plus a sumptuous four-day feast at Leopardstown on the side.
“Kisses and cuddles” with racehorses “treated like royalty” -- the life of award-winning Gemma Hogg
They are the unsung heroes of racing. The stud and stable staff who look after the horses and keep the whole show on the road while the rest of us lounge in our armchairs watching Racing UK or reading the ‘Racing Post’.
Atzeni’s amazing four-timer at Doncaster exposes the irrelevance of the jockeys’ championship
Vying with the chasing debut of the mighty Thistlecrack, the standout performance of the week was reserved for jockey Andrea Atzeni, who rode the winner of the Racing Post Trophy for the fourth year running.