UK Horse Racing

Pineau De Re Wins Chaotic Grand National At Aintree

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport

Pineau De Re, at odds of 25-1, won a chaotic 2014 Grand National by five lengths at Aintree. Trained by Dr Richard Newland and ridden by Leighton A...

What Time Is The Grand National On? Your Guide To Aintree

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

The Grand National, horse racing's greatest steeplechase, is nearly upon us and to prepare you for the Saturday race here is a quick guide to the show...

Is That Appropriate Attire? The Best And Worst Dressed At Aintree (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

Grand National Ladies' Day is upon us, and judging by the sartorial style in recent years, the ladies do like to put on a show at Aintree. Grand Na...

Cut Out And Keep: Download Your Grand National 2014 Sweepstake Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport

Not a betting man? Well even the most miserly make an exception on Grand National, so ahead of Saturday's Aintree 16:15 race time at Aintree here is a...

Lord Windermere Claims Gold Cup At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Lord Windermere came from last to first to snatch victory in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Cheltenham Races: Daryl Jacob Conscious After Horse P...

Jockey Jacob Conscious After Horse Crashes Through Rail

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Sport

Jockey Daryl Jacob was taken to hospital, but conscious, after his horse Port Melo crashed through rails at the Cheltenham Festival. Cheltenham Rac...

WATCH: Rabbit Wins Netherlands Horse Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

It's a rabbit winning a horse race in the Netherlands. And no, we don't know what the commentator is saying. (Video via Eurosport)...

Dettori Suffers Sprained Ankle At Nottingham (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport

Frankie Dettori sustained a sprained ankle at Nottingham before the start of a race. The jockey, who is due to ride leading Prix de l'Arc de Triomp...

Jockey Simone Montgomerie Dies At Royal Darwin Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Sport

Jockey Simone Montgomerie has died after being thrown from her horse during a race in Darwin. The 26-year-old was riding Riahgrand at the Fannie Ba...

Legendary Trainer Sir Henry Cecil Dies, Aged 70

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Henry Cecil has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with stomach cancer. Responsible for 25 British Classic winners and crowned champion ...

UK Jump Racing: Just an Unlucky 13?

Dr Mark Kennedy | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Sport
Dr Mark Kennedy

The risk of horses dying in steeplechases, such as those at Aintree, is around six per 1,000 horse starts; in hurdle racing, the other form of jump racing in the United Kingdom, is around four per 1,000 horse starts.

Grand National-Winning Rider Mania To Be Released From Hospital

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Sport

Ryan Mania will be released from hospital this afternoon after an MRI on his back and neck revealed just minor injuries. The John Smith's Grand Nat...

Little Josh Put Down After Fracturing Shoulder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport

Little Josh has become the second horse to die at Aintree ahead of the Grand National, after a shoulder fracture. Having sustained the fatal break ...

Ladies' Day At Aintree (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport

Freezing temperatures and cloudy skies have failed to steal the thunder of the fashionistas as Ladies' Day got under way at the Grand National meeting...

Bobs Worth Wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

Bobs Worth has won the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 11-4 favourite made a late surge to overtake Long Run and Sir Des Champs and win by seven leng...

JT McNamara Remains In Coma After Fall At Cheltenham

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Sport

The climax of the Cheltenham Festival will be set alight by the Gold Cup today, with favourite Bobs Worth heading an 11-strong field. But the thoug...

Fergie And Pippa At Cheltenham (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Sir Alex Ferguson and Pippa Middleton were in attendance on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Racing fanatic Fergie opted looked like he had re...

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day Two

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport

Sprinter Sacre won the Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two at the Cheltenham Festival to stretch his unbeaten record over fences to eight. The 1...

Hurricane Fly Retains Champion Hurdle (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

Hurricane Fly became the first horse to regain the Stan James Champion Hurdle since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 as he showed substantial guts to go with ...

Cheltenham Festival 2013: Pictures From Day One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Sport

One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar got under way on Tuesday as thousands of punters descended on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week. ...

Undercover - Cheltenham Festival Braces Itself For Freezing Conditions (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport

Cheltenham Racecourse was undercover ahead of the start of the 2013 Festival, as attendants are braced for a cold reception. Bookmakers have said s...

'It Was One Night Of Madness'

PA | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Sport

Jockey Frankie Dettori fears he may never repair the damage done to his reputation by a failed drugs test which has seen him handed a six-month ban. ...

Frankie Dettori Given Six Month Worldwide Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Sport

Frankie Dettori has been given a six-month worldwide racing ban for failing a drugs test. The Jockey, 42, failed a test at Longchamp in September, ...

Dettori Faces Inquiry After 'Positive Test' At Longchamp

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Sport

Frankie Dettori faces an inquiry in France after the jockey gave a "positive test" at Longchamp racecourse in September. Dettori's solicitor Christ...

PICTURES: McCoy Bandaged Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Sport

Tony McCoy sported a bandage protecting his nose as he got back in the saddle at Kempton racecourse on Monday. McCoy had been floored by a thud...