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Masar ready for QIPCO 2000 Guineas test

Just 16 days on from registering a resounding nine-length victory over the same course and distance, Masar will face 13 rivals in the first British Classic of the year, the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas over a mile of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday.

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Rayya giving Baffert confidence going into Kentucky Oaks

UAE Oaks winner Rayya will make her first start outside of Dubai on Friday in the US $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky

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Faugheen has surgery to remove growth in groin

Faugheen has had a growth in the groin area the size of a mandarin orange removed on Wednesday, his trainer Willie Mullins reported.

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Frankie Dettori: Altyn Orda will run a big race in 1,000 Guineas

Frankie Dettori believes his Qipco 1,000 Guineas mount, Altyn Orda, will run a big race at Newmarket on Sunday in what the world's most famous jockey feels is a wide-open fillies' Classic.

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Harrington has million reasons to smile after Torcedor storms into Cup picture

Jessica Harrington has her eye on a £1 million payday after classy stayer Torcedor put a disappointing effort in Dubai behind him to run out a thoroughly convincing winner of the Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes.

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Tough call for Buick as he ponders 1,000 Guineas bid

William Buick has a big decision to make as he weighs up the relative merits of leading Qipco 1,000 Guineas fancies Soliloquy and Wild Illusion ahead of a Classic weekend at Newmarket, where Godolphin will be hoping to put one –or even two – over rival superpower Coolmore.

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Three-time winner Caspian Prince among entries for Epsom 'Dash'

Caspian Prince is one of three past winners among the 42 entries for the £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking 'Dash' Handicap (3.45pm) over the world's fastest five furlongs at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 2.

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Paddy Power Betfair put poor first quarter results down to new betting taxes

"In Australia, Sportsbet continues to perform well and is targeting further market share growth, with additional investment planned to take advantage of any disruption arising from market consolidation and the introduction of increased taxes"

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NHK Mile Cup (G1) - Preview

Top level horseracing action in Japan switches to Tokyo on Sunday, May 6, when the Fuchu track gears up for its five-week stint of Grade 1 races, beginning with the NHK Mile Cup.

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Peslier shines as Luminate keeps unbeaten record for Head and Highclere

Luminate battled back under an ice-cool Olivier Peslier to make it three wins from three and keep alive dreams of Classic success in the Prix de Diane Longines for her Highclere syndicate owners.

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O'Brien reports Mendelssohn in fine shape for Kentucky Derby after eventful trip

Aidan O'Brien has reported Mendelssohn in rude health in advance of his bid to become the first European-trained winner of the Kentucky Derby, for which he will break from stall 14 of the 20 runners.

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Gosden's Without Parole forced to miss 2,000 Guineas after setback

Without Parole, who was generally sixth favourite for the 2,000 Guineas at around 12-1 on the back of an impressive six-length triumph at Yarmouth last week, was ruled out on Tuesday after a setback.

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Frankie Dettori eyeing Classic upset after being confirmed for James Garfield

Frankie Dettori will be reunited with his Greenham winner James Garfield in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas on Saturday, and the jockey and trainer George Scott are purring at the prospect of him causing a Classic upset.

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UAE Derby and Oaks winners arrive at Churchill Downs

The winners of the UAE Derby (G2) and UAE Oaks (G3) have arrived at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, for their respective tilts in the US $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks on Saturday and Friday

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Addeybb on Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes trail as 25 go forward for Newbury Group 1

The £350,000 G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, run over the straight mile for four-year-old's and upwards and the highlight of Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury on Saturday, May 19, has 25 contenders going forward

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Dettori or no Dettori? Scott waiting to find out who will ride James Garfield

George Scott faces an uncertain 24 hours to see if Frankie Dettori will be free to ride his live hope James Garfield in Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

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Record 2018/19 UAE race fixture list approved

A record fixture list for the 2018-19 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority

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Sporting legends Botham and Edwards eye Classic glory with Dan's Dream

A spinal charity could reap a £315,000 windfall this weekend after the owners of Dan's Dream on Monday paid £30,000 to supplement the filly for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas - Dan's Dream, a top-priced 16-1, was named after Dan Nicholls, who became paralysed from the neck down aged 18. He broke his neck when he dived into a wave and hit a hidden sandbank at Bondi Beach in Australia

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Chester and Bangor to join ambitious 'game changer' Sky Sports Racing

The team behind Sky Sports Racing, the new name for At The Races (ATR) from the start of next year, said on Monday the new-look channel would be a "game changer" and that they would be happy to talk to any racecourse who wishes to join them.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Review

Cracksman kicked off his 4-year-old season with a stirring win at the new ParisLongchamp and Pakistan Star got his act together to win the finale of three Group 1 races in Hong Kong Sunday while the last pieces of a potentially epic Kentucky Derby were falling into place at Churchill Downs.

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