Latest Horse Racing News

By Simon Jackson, London24’s horse racing correspondent at Ascot

Lester Piggott signing books during day four of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott is to present the trophy to this year’s champion flat jockey on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on October 17.

Hurricane Fly ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.

Ruby Walsh has paid tribute to Hurricane Fly following news of the 11-year-olds retirement after a career that amassed a record 22 Grade 1 victories.

Storm The Stars ridden by Pat Cosgrave (left) beats Bondi Beach ridden by Joseph O'Brien to win the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes during day one of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse.

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Victoria Pendleton at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury.

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton is set to have her second ride as a jockey at Ripon on Monday where she hopes to partner Royal Etiquette for trainer Lawney Hill.

Pleascach ridden by Kevin Manning (left) beats Covert Love ridden by Pat Smullen to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks  (Anna Gowthorpe/ PA Wire)

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Time Test ridden by Frankie Dettori (right) comes home to win the Tercentenary Stakes during Ladies Day, on day three of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

Trainer Roger Charlton says the Juddmonte International Stakes could be the best race of the season as he readies Time Test for his clash with Golden Horn and Gleneagles.

Trainer Andrew Balding at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire.

Andrew Balding has got the rain he wanted for Here Comes When who heads the betting at 11-4 for the £150,000 Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Sole Power ridden by Richard Hughes (number 6) wins the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes Day during Day Three of the 2014 Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, York.

Frankie Dettori has been confirmed as the rider of Sole Power who bids to win the valuable Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes for the third time at York on Friday week.

Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh created history when he won the Australian Grand National on topweight Bashboy on a whirlwind trip to Australia at the weekend.

Frankie Dettori celebrates with Time Test after winning the Tercentenary Stakes during Ladies Day, on day three of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

Bookmaker Paddy Power is taking no chances with impressive Royal Ascot winner Time Test in his clash with Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International at York on August 19.

Richard Hughes smiles as he is given a guard of honour before he rides for the final time as a jockey, during day five of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, Chichester.

Both flat and national hunt racing will have new champion jockeys this season following the retirement of reigning flat champion Richard Hughes at Goodwood on Saturday.

Big Orange ridden by Jamie Spencer (second right) on their way to victory in the Qatar Goodwood Cup during day three of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, Chichester.

The Melbourne Cup is the target for Big Orange who narrowly prevailed in a three-way finish from Quest For More and Trip To Paris in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup.

The Grey Gatsby ridden by Ryan Moore wins The Betfred Dante Stakes during day two of the Dante Festival at York Racecourse.

The Grey Gatsby may have the chance to reverse the places with Golden Horn in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October, trainer Kevin Ryan has revealed.


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