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All eyes on Stoute's Expert as dazzling Goodwood winner faces crucial test

Expert Eye will have expert assistance from the saddle as he seeks to reverse the hero to zero collapse that turned him from being last season's most exciting juvenile into a Classic aspirant with much to prove.

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Previous two winners clash in Scottish Champion Hurdle

The last two winners of this race clash in this Grade 2, with last year's hero County Hurdle fourth Chesterfield – who was pulled out at Aintree – taking on Ch'Tibello, the 2016 winner, given time to recover from his run in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

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Varian can't wait to get Defoe back on winning trail after Leger flop

Defoe, one of last year's most progressive three-year-olds, bids to get back to winning ways after a below-par performance in the St Leger ended a four-race winning run.

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Gavota camp hoping for a black-type boost and a springboard to Longchamp

A long time has passed since the Fred Darling Stakes acted as a springboard to Qipco 1,000 Guineas glory and it is highly improbable that trend will change this year, with the most obvious Newmarket Classic candidate considered more likely to run in a 1,000 Guineas not run in Britain.

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Nicholls feels everything is right as Vicente bids to be a hat-trick hero

Should either Vicente or Fagan capture the most valuable prize in Scottish horseracing a hat-trick hero will be crowned.

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BHA appoints Brant Dunshea as Chief Regulatory Officer

The British Horseracing Authority has chosen Brant Dunshea to be its new Chief Regulatory Officer.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The Charles Town Classic heads the agenda this weekend in thoroughbred racing as the Kentucky Derby contestants gather at Churchill Downs and Hong Kong preps for its springtime international festival.

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Aheadbyacentury set for season’s debut in Queenston Stakes

Horse racing fans will get a chance to scope out a handful of Queen’s Plate hopefuls in Sunday’s stakes action at Woodbine, which launches its new season this weekend.

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Zarkamiya makes a winning start

Zarkamiya, a daughter of Frankel out of wondermare Zarkava, made an impressive start to her career when cosily winning a warm-looking three-year-old fillies' maiden at Longchamp on Thursday.

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Exciting Mrs Danvers makes eagerly awaited comeback from injury

Speed is the name of the game on Bath’s all-sprint card and they don’t come much faster than an on-song Mrs Danvers, who swept all before her in five wins at two, culminating in a Group 3 success at Newmarket.

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Brando scores again first time out as Ryan strengthens grip on Group 3

Kevin Ryan proved he is truly the master of the Group 3 Abernant Stakes as Brando, who was winning first time out for the fourth year in a row, gave the trainer his fourth win in the Group 3 in the last five years.

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Masar's blitz leaves Appleby excited about 2,000 Guineas chance

It is not yet certain where Ryan Moore will head on the first Saturday of May, but there is absolutely no doubt the only place William Buick wants to be is Newmarket after Masar transformed himself into a major Qipco 2,000 Guineas contender with a stunning Rowley Mile romp.

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Harrington's tribute to 'gentle giant' Our Duke

Jessica Harrington on Thursday paid tribute to Our Duke after the death of last season's Irish Grand National winner.

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Owners compensated after Cheltenham race abandoned

Jockey Club Racecourses has moved to compensate owners of horses declared to run in the JRL Group Mares' Handicap Chase that was due to be staged over three and a quarter miles at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon (3.50pm), following the abandonment of the race.

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Gosden, Fabre and O'Brien runners among 19 entries for Investec Blue Riband Trial

Epsom Downs opens its doors for the first time in 2018 with the Investec Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 25, when the highlight is the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 19 entries) for three-year-olds.

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Expert Eye heads eight runners for Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes

Newbury Racecourse's Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Weekend continues on Saturday, April 21, with a terrific eight-race programme headlined by the £60,000 Al Basti Equiworld Supporting Greatwood Greenham Stakes.

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The Scottish Grand National - the odds - all you need to know

What are the odds for the Scottish Grand National? When is it? Who is the favourite? - All you need to know

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Soliloquy leaves Appleby with supplementary dilemma for Guineas

Soliloquy raised more questions than she answered after the Godolphin-owned three-year-old produced a solo performance to win the Group 3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes from the front.

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High hopes for Pink Lloyd in Woodbine opening day Jacques Cartier Stakes

The hottest horse of the 2017 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine will make his 2018 debut during the Woodbine season opener in the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes this Saturday

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DePaulo holds a strong hand in opening day Wando

Trainer Mike DePaulo, who finished sixth in the trainer standings last year with 38 wins, will look to fly out of the gates on Saturday when he saddles four runners on the 10-race card, at Woodbine.

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