Six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon, 42, and two other riders were involved in plot to cheat in 27 races, a court in London, England, was told Oct. 8.
- By Mark Popham
The "Racing Post," Great Britain's daily racing paper, has been bought as expected by an Irish private equity investment firm, but the price of Â£170 million ($340 million) is less than owner Trinity Mirror had hoped for.
Milk It Mick, an English champion at 2 and U.S. grade I winner, will enter stud at David Scott and Sarah Stoneham's Lone Oak Stud near Newmarket, England.
- By Mark Popham
The children of the late Robert Sangster recently announced plans to sell the international bloodstock empire that he established.
Footpaths and bridleways near a cattle farm that had an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease will be closed, the British Horse Society announced Aug. 8.
British officials confirmed another outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease on a cattle farm in England. Horses can no longer travel freely among Britain, France, and Ireland.
TVG, in partnership with At The Races in the United Kingdom, will carry live racing from the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting, which runs June 19 through June 23. The partnership will allow racing fans in the United States to watch and wager on every race from the Royal Ascot,
Jon Pullin will succeed David Mackinnon as managing director of Windsor Racecourse in England in September. He will assume his role when Mackinnon leaves Arena Leisure to be managing director of Sandown Park Racecourse.
- By Mark Popham
Lisa Hancock, managing director of Newmarket Racecourses in England, unveiled a £10-million redevelopment of the historic July Course June 11, which involved extending the area for racegoers at the back of stands and improving facilities without hopefully changing the unique ambience.
Tattersalls' inaugural Guineas Breeze-Up Sale in Newmarket, England, on Friday saw 76 lots sell for 2.129 million guineas.
Discussions could lead to the merger of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales of England and Goffs of Ireland.
A total of five horses have been added to the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) at the second entry stage: Dijeer, Mythical Kid, Dubai Twilight, Finicius, and Kid Mambo.
HorseRacing TV has reached an agreement with Racing World, a television and wagering rightsholder, in both the British and Irish markets, to provide its coverage of North American-based racetracks into homes in England and Ireland, beginning March 28.
The Vodafone Oaks (Eng-I), first run at Epsom Downs in 1779, takes place at the historic Surrey venue June 1, and promises plenty after receiving 73 entries. A quartet of horses trained by Henry Cecil, and headed by group I winner Passage Time, are among the early hopefuls.
The 2007 Vodafone Derby (Eng-I) has 165 horses standing their ground after the first forfeit stage. European champion juvenile Teofilo heads the list of possible runners for the classic race at Epsom Downs June 2.
Turfway Park will begin distributing simulcast signals from racetracks in Great Britain beginning March 31.
Leslie Harrison, long time racing and breeding manager for Lord Howard de Walden's Plantation Stud in Newmarket, England, died Feb. 11. He was 63.
Top British jockey Robert Winston was banned from race riding for 12 months at a resumed Horseracing Regulatory Authority disciplinary hearing in London Feb. 16. Winston is one of four riders found guilty, under British racing's rules, of providing information for reward or corrupt gain.
A Danehill Dancer colt out of Littleton Arwen brings a sale record price of 190,000 guineas at the Tattersalls February mixed sale Thursday in England.
The British Horseracing Board reported record prize money of more than £104 million was offered in British races during 2006, marking only the second time that the £100-million mark has been exceeded.
The successes of David Junior and Red Rocks this year earned Brian Meehan the International Trainer of the Year Award at the 40th Derby Awards, held by the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association in London, England, Dec. 4.
Recent group I Sun Chariot Stakes heroine Spinning Queen (by Spinning World) spear-headed a dramatic opening breeding stock day at the Tattersalls December Sale in Newmarket when selling for 3 million guineas (about $6.1 million), a record at the event.
Day two of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a Kyllachy colt out of the unraced mare Halling mare Haste, bred by Cyril Humphris and consigned from the Elms Stud.
A 58,000 guineas (about $115,450) Dansili colt topped day one of the Tattersalls December foal sale in Newmarket Nov. 21 when selling to Ciaran (Flash) Conroy of County Tipperary-based Glenvale Stud.
Demi O'Byrne -- acting for Coolmore partners John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith -- set a record price for the Tattersalls December yearling sale in Newmarket, England Monday when paying 700,000 guineas ($1.39 million) for a Dalakhani -- Solo de Lune filly.
Exciting Times, the dam of this year's Beverley D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Gorella, will be offered during the Tattersalls December sale, scheduled for Nov. 20-30 in England.
Trade at the upper end of the market stepped down a level at Part 2 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Thursday, with two 100,000-guinea lots sharing the top billing.
Ballydoyle-trained stars Dylan Thomas and Alexandrova will not compete in the Breeders' Cup World Championships, trainer Aidan O'Brien told the Racing Post Oct. 12. In another development, Ouija Board will pass the Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 14 and point for the Emirates Airline Breeders'Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
There can have been few days as momentous for Irish consignor Michael Downey, whose only two colts, by Captain Rio and Invincible Spirt, realized 300,000 guineas each the share a price record for Part 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
Newmarket trainer John Gosden topped Tuesday's pipe-opener to part two of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England when paying 250,000 guineas for a first-crop Oasis Dream colt out of Top Flight Queen (by Mark Of Esteem), consigned from Salah Fustok's Deerfield Farm.
Fillies by Sadler's Wells and Key of Luck topped the final day of the Tattersalls October yearling sale part 1, realizing 1.2 million guineas and 900,000 guineas, respectively.
Trade on day three of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England failed to match the 2005 levels when the turnover of 12,308,000 guineas fell 24% and the average price of 109,893 guineas dipped by 12%.
There was no six-figure transaction Wednesday, but the results were more solid during the second session of the Tattersalls October yearling sale in England.
A complete dispersal of horses owned by Roger Baines' Britton House Stud is scheduled for the Tattersalls December sale in England.
Tattersalls, a sale company based in England, has appointed two new overseas representatives.
Tattersalls will conduct a second breeze-up sale in 2007 in England.
The Tattersalls July breeze-up sale concluded in England Friday with records across the board.
- By Mark Popham
The Horseracing Regulatory Authority decided July 7 not to allow six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon to ride in Great Britain effective immediately.
Records tumbled at Tattersalls' 18th annual breeze-up sale in Newmarket,
England, with the 625,000 guineas for a Green Desert colt being the
highest amount ever paid at a European 2-year-olds in training auction.
A study in England commissioned to look at how many horses make the races found almost 40% of 2-year-olds in training fail to start. Of those that do start, two-thirds fail to win.
Tattersalls finished its Thursday last night with 185 million guineas turnover as its December sale concluded.
The one session devoted to yearlings in Tattersalls' December sales produced records for gross revenue and average price.
The group I-winning duo of Maids Causeway and Donna Blini are among the top horses scheduled to be offered during the Tattersalls December mixed sale Nov. 21- Dec. 1 in England. The catalogue is the auction's largest ever with 2,944 lots, including 1,281 weanlings and 1,383 broodmares and fillies in training.
Freshman Shadwell Stud stallion Sakhee dominated Thursday's trading at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Part 2) in England, supplying the two top-priced lots.
The opening session of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Part Two in England on Tuesday returned very strong figures.
Part one of the Tattersalls October yearling ended its four-day run in England Friday with an average price of 119,509 guineas that was up 16% from a year ago. The median price remained the same at 70,000 guineas.
The magic seven-figure mark was breached at the Tattersalls October yearling sale Thursday in Newmarket, England.
Europe's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October yearling sale (part 1), enjoyed an excellent start in Newmarket, England, on Tuesday.
Retrieval missions will be high on the agenda in some of the major races in Europe this weekend, when Whipper and Somnus both seek to return to winning ways in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) Sunday while Damson, Ireland's champion juvenile filly of last season, is dropped back to 6 furlongs for the Patrick P O'Leary Memorial Phoenix Stakes (Ire-III).
A ruling in the British Court Of Appeal against the British Horseracing Board has finally sunk the financial strategy being pursued by racing's rulers since 2000.
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