Grand National

Silent Auction prize is a tour of renowned Kinross-shire racing yard

Perth Silent Auction includes a lot which will draw in anyone who'd likes to see winning racehouses. One top lot is a tour of the yard at Milnathort …

National Hunt Racing

Talking Horses: Has Evan Williams found another Grand National type?

The Welsh trainer has an excellent record of making the frame in the Aintree race and Cesar Collonges could be going there one day<p>Today’s best bets, by Chris Corrigan<p>Evan Williams, the Vale of Glamorgan trainer, achieved the astonishing feat of saddling horses to finish placed in five consecutive …

Sport (UK)

Mule Motorcycle's Racing Replica—From The Archives

<i>This article was originally published in the April-May 1999 issue of Cycle World's Big Twin magazine.</i><p>Professional dirt-track racing, just in case you …

Motorcycles

Ruby Walsh: At home with a family that lives and breathes horse racing

<b>It is a career that has delivered over 2,000 race victories.</b><p><i>Now aged 38, Ruby Walsh is an elite jockey who has been at the forefront of his sport for over two decades - and has a particular attitude to the physical pain his occupation regularly delivers.</i><p><i>As the National Hunt season gets under way,</i> …

Sport (UK)

Young Hustler would have won a modern Grand National, says trainer

• Cheltenham 1993 Festival winner, now 30, had 65 races and won 15 • Anything he lacked in ability he made up for in heart, says Peter Scudamore<p>As the major races of a new jumps season heave into view, what better moment to drop in on a star of winters long past, now enjoying an easeful life, …

Sport (UK)

S&S Cycles Grand National Milwaukee-8 Slip-Ons

“I'm pretty stoked on this one. We're getting our heads around the Milwaukee-8 powered Softails and starting to make some real power. High flow …

National Hunt Racing

Mr. Hot Stuff Ekes Out Grand National Victory

In a thrilling, heart-pounding finish, the oldest runner in a field of eight came back in the last two strides to nip Robert Kinsley's Modem in the …

Horses

‘He changed my life’: Many Clouds tribute film heads to New York

A moving tribute to Grand National hero Many Clouds has been <b>nominated for two awards</b> at a prestigious New York film festival.<p>Many Clouds, The …

Horses

Blind man burgled by his apartment concierge insulted by Grand National ticket "goodwill gesture"

A blind man who caught his apartment building concierge burgling with THIS hidden camera footage said he was insulted to have been offered tickets to …

National Hunt Racing

Gloam lights up Newmarket sales ring with £4.2m price tag after bidding war

• Sheikh Mohammed wins fierce battle for 19-month-old filly • Sheikh ended his 12-year boycott of Coolmore-produced horses last month<p>One precious young filly carries a price tag of £4.2m after a bidding war at a Newmarket sales ring on Thursday. Gloam, who is 19 months old, is now part of Sheikh …

Sport (UK)

British horse racing targets true fans among young

Horse racing in England is on an “upward curve” but faces challenges in keeping both the traditionalists and the younger generation happy, a leading …

Sport (UK)

The Road to Morgan Grand National – Building a Budget

It is no secret that being an equestrian is expensive. Even if you don’t have a horse of your own, you can spend an astronomical amount on lessons, …

Money

Wells makes it three Grand National steeples at Ballarat

Former champion jumps jockey Craig Durden, now assistant trainer to his wife, said Sunday's victory was his biggest thrill in racing.<p>"I had a lot of …

Australian News

Ngario a non-starter for Grand National Hurdles

Ngario, the 2016 Grand National Hurdles winner, is out of the 2017 edition of the race.<p>Defending Grand National Hurdles winner Ngario is a shock …

New Zealand News

Power Rankings: Barracuda Championship

As the PGA TOUR season nears its conclusion, the annual pressure cooker is plugged in and turned on high. Everything from qualifying for the FedExCup …

Golf

S&S Cycle Grand National Slip On Mufflers

<b>NEW - Grand National Slip On Mufflers for Touring Models</b><p>S&S Cycle’s latest exhaust offering is the 4” diameter Grand National Slip on for HD touring …

If the BBC had advertising...

Because of "the unique way the BBC is funded", the Corporation doesn’t feature advertising in its programmes – and with the license fee secured till …

British Cuisine

One-off supercharged Eldorado to appear at Cadillac & LaSalle Club Grand National

<i>Photo by Aaron Summerfield, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.</i>It apparently paid to know people who worked at Cadillac during the Fifties. Call ’em up, and …

Classic Cars

RDA transforms life of nine-year-old with passion for ponies

<b>The mother of a nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy says introducing her daughter to riding “was the best thing she ever did”.</b><p>Sophie Wade has been …

Horses

The Shetland Pony Grand National: if only we were small enough to take part…

Even the darkest of moods can be remedied with the sight of the <b>Shetland Pony Grand National</b>. Pint-sized ponies thundering over pint-sized fences with …

Horses

Shetland Pony Grand National

The rules for racing in the Shetland Pony Grand National are simple: You have to be between 8 and 13 years old, and shorter than five feet. That’s it.<p>I came across a clip of children racing in the Shetland Pony Grand National on the BBC Sports website last year and immediately thought it would make …

Opinion

Jockeys’ children to battle it out in Shetland Pony Grand National

<b>Dettori and Aspell will be taking to the racetrack this month — but on much smaller steeds than usual.</b><p><b>Rocco Dettori, son of champion jockey Frankie,</b> …

Horses

American Flat Track Springfield TT: Bryan Smith Stays Perfect On the Miles

American Flat Track’s defending Grand National Champion Bryan Smith has yet to be defeated on a Mile in 2017. He’s also won the last four races, …

National Championship

Many Clouds rated top staying chaser after poignant Cheltenham win

• Many Clouds collapsed and died seconds after outbattling Thistlecrack • Douvan finishes campaign highest-rated jumper of the season<p>Senior handicappers from Britain and Ireland found themselves fending off accusations of sentimentality after naming Many Clouds as the best long-distance chaser of …

Sport (UK)

First Look Flashback: 1987 Buick GNX

Way back in 1987, we knew the GNX would become seriously collectable. Did we dream one could sell for $165,000, though? Maybe.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 1987 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>It's this easy: Find a lonely straight road, preferably a drag strip. Make certain the engine of the …

National Hunt Racing

Is horse racing really as deadly and cruel as people think?

The sport of horse racing will always be scrutinised for the welfare of its competitors, amid claims that it is sometimes fatal.<p>The facts however …

Sport (UK)

Grand National 2017: 26 jockeys given one-day bans over Aintree false start

<b>Twenty six jockeys have each been given a one-day ban after a false start delayed this year's Grand National.</b><p>The riders, including Derek Fox, who rode winner One For Arthur, accepted they did not properly follow the starter's instructions.<p>They will serve their suspension on various dates later in …

National Hunt Racing

Horse racing: 2000 Grand National winner Papillon dead at 26

LONDON (Reuters) - Papillon, the horse that gave Irish jockey Ruby Walsh his first Grand National win in 2000 at the first attempt, has died at the age of 26.<p>FILE PHOTO: Grand National winner, Papillon examines his victors rug in his homeyard in Kill, County Kildare, April 9. Papillon, trained by …

National Hunt Racing

Terminally-ill patient reunited with beloved horse in emotional final farewell

A dying lady was <b>able to say a last goodbye to her beloved horse</b> after hospice staff arranged for him to visit in her final hours.<p>The owner, who the …

Horses

1 runaway dressage horse and 7 other great pieces of horsey social media this week

Enjoy some of our favourite updates from equestrian social media channels during the past week. From a tearaway dressage horse to a flashback to the …

Horses