Keyword: England

  • York Group I Races Moved to Newmarket

    England's York Racecourse announced Aug. 20 that racing for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22, which were the remaining days of the Ebor Fesitval, has been abandoned because the racing surface has failed to recover from the recent heavy rain.

  • Treptow Active at Tattersalls

    Virginia-based owner-breeder Jim Treptow provided a boost to the four-day Tattersalls July mixed sale, July 8-11, in Newmarket, England. He purchased six lots for a total of 329,000 guineas.

  • Tattersalls July Sale Figures Decline

    Tattersalls' July sale finished in Newmarket, England, July 11 with figures notably down from 2007. The gross of 7,515,200 guineas dropped by 31%, the average price of 14,823guineas fell by 20%, and the median of 7,900 guineas declined 28%.

  • 'Cinq' Tops Tattersalls' Third Day

    Maiden 4-year-old Cinquante Cinq (by Danehill) topped third day of trading at Tattersalls' July mixed sale in England, bringing 100,000 guineas from Australian agent Sheamus Mills.

  • Elusive Quality Colt Stands Out

    An American-bred 2-year-old Elusive Quality colt, which had failed to go under the hammer at Tattersalls' Guineas breeze-up sale in May, topped the second day of the company's July sale in Newmarket, England, July 9 when making 55,000 guineas.

  • Welsh Cake Leads Way at Tattersalls

    Five-year-old Welsh Cake (by Fantastic Light), a half-sister to Prix du Rond-Point (Fr-II) winner Trans Island (by Selkirk), topped breeding stock-orientated first session of the Tattersalls July sale in Newmarket, England July 8.

  • Read the Footnotes

    Read the Footnotes Gets First Winner

    Read the Footnotes notched his first winner June 26 when Sapphire Prince won June 26 at Great Leighs in England in his second start.

  • Henrythenavigator rolls to his third consecutive Group One win in the St. James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4865476%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    King Henry Rules at Royal Ascot

    The Aidan O'Brien-trained Henrythenavigator won the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) on opening day of Royal Ascot meeting. Other winners on the day include Haradasun, winner of the Queen Anne (Eng-I), and Equiano, winner of the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Tattersalls to Offer New Race in Series

    A six-furlong, £250,000 event will be added to the Tattersalls Timeform Millions races, which are open to graduates of Book 1 of the 2008 Tattersalls October yearling sale.

  • British Purses Get a Boost

    Purse money in British racing will rise on average by 20 % with quality race -- listed and group racing--benefiting the most. The increases are expected to begin in the second half of the 2008 season.

  • Speightstown

    First Winner for Speightstown

    Freshman sire Speightstown (Gone West-Silken Cat, by Storm Cat) was represented by his first winner May 15 at York in England.

  • Tattersalls Guineas Sale Set for Friday

    Tattersalls' second 2-year-olds in training auction of the year, the Guineas breeze-up sale, takes place Friday in Newmarket in England. The auction was held for a first time in 2007 and follows a record-breaking flagship Craven breeze-up sale at Tattersalls a fortnight ago.

  • Lot 46, Haafhd  --  Allespagne filly, brought 380,000 guineas at Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale April 16.

    Business Booms at Craven Sale

    With several of the world's biggest owners present -- including Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan, and Michael Tabor -- Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale began Wednesday night in England with its most successful ever session.

  • Great Leighs at Last

    The first new racecourse to open in Britain since 1928 is finally meant to stage a race meeting, April 20, over 18 months late.Great Leighs, which has a Polytrack surface, was meant to open in October 2006 but various delays, most involving planning and construction, have occurred

  • Loder, Godolphin Active at Doncaster

    Doncaster's April 10 breeze-up sale in England -- featuring 50 fewer lots than in 2007 and reduced from two days to one -- was dominated by a couple of purchases made by agent David Loder on behalf of Godolphin.

  • BHA Considers World Racing Event

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships should be run in Britain, British Horseracing Authority chairman Paul Roy reiterated Feb. 25 and, if that is not possible, then the country should stage its own world championship event.

  • House In Wood (FR), Woodman - Housatonic by Riverman, brought 450,000gns at Tattersalls February Sale.

    'Tango Dam Tops Tattersall's Sale

    House In Wood (Fr), dam of the grade I Garden City Stakes winner Alexander Tango (Ire), topped yesterday's one-day Tattersalls February Sale in Newmarket.

  • Tattersalls Sale Gets Under Way

    The Nov. 27 opener of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a Clodovil colt out of Inching, by Inchinor, bought for 60,000 guineas (about $130,000) by pinhooker Jimmy Murphy of Redpender Stud.

  • Tatts Starts Foal Sale Nov. 27

    Tattersalls' December sale - which began with a yearling session - continues Nov. 27 with the five-day foal sale followed by four days of breeding stock, starting Dec. 3.

  • Jamie Spencer

    Leading Jockey Battle Ends in Tie

    Criticism that the turf flat season in Great Britain tends to end with a whimper rather than a bang looked somewhat misplaced at Doncaster Nov. 9 when the race for champion jockey ended in a tie for the first time in 84 years.

  • Part Four Down, But Total Figures Up for October Sale

    A Gainsborough Stud-bred Indian Ridge colt out a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Lit de Justice (El Gran Senor) brought 25,000 guineas (about $54,000) to top part four of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Nov. 1.

  • Sadler's Wells filly tops day one of Tattersalls yearling sale.

    Record Filly Fuels Tattersalls Business

    With a world-record yearling filly in the mix, business during the final session of Book One of Tattersalls' 2007 October sale is strong with an 18% upswing in gross over last year's total.

  • FMD Outbreak Closes Some U.K. Bridleways

    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.

  • FMD Outbreak Restricts European Horse Travel

    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 to Televise Racing from Royal Ascot

    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,

  • Pullin Named Managing Director, Windsor Racecourse

    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.

  • Updates to Newmarket's 'July Course' Complete

    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.

  • Five Added to Vodafone Derby

    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.

  • Cecil Quartet Among 73 Fillies Entered in the Vodafone Oaks

    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.