Lorna Brooke "critical but stable" after Taunton fall

Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke is reported to be in a “critical, but stable” condition in hospital in Bristol following her fall at Taunton last week. Brooke was riding Orchestrated for her mother, Lady Susan Brooke, when falling at the third fence in the Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Handicap Chase. Racing

“British Bulldog” Addeybb once again shows his superiority over Verry Elleegant in Queen Elizabeth

Addeybb, the “British Bulldog” did it again. He beat Verry Elleegant at her own game. English maestro William Haggas was watching the race at his Newmarket stable and the two champs had barely passed the post when his phone rang. It was Chris Waller, trainer of Verry Ellegant. “Chris just

Addeybb wins Queen Elizabeth Stakes for second year running

William Haggas is “savouring the moment” after Addeybb won his latest battle with great Australian rival Verry Elleegant to take the Group One Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the second successive year at Randwick. Haggas’ Champion Stakes hero was taking revenge on Verry Elleegant, who had beaten him into second

Selino wins the 2021 Sydney Cup at Randwick on April 17

The Chris Waller-trained Selino has given Ron Stewart the biggest win of his career with a victory in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick. The former import relished the rise to 3200m as he hit the front at the 250m and gave a strong kick to score by

Hurricane enters Derby picture at Newbury

Hurricane Lane further strengthened Charlie Appleby’s potential Classic hand with a gutsy success at Newbury on Friday. Appleby has enjoyed a fruitful week with his three-year-old colts, with Highland Avenue and Secret Protector filling the first two places in Tuesday’s Feilden Stakes at Newmarket, before Master Of The Seas and

Glen Shiel set to return to action in Greenlands Stakes

The Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh has been identified as a likely comeback target for star sprinter Glen Shiel. Bought for £45,000 out of Andre Fabre’s yard in the spring of 2019, the Pivotal gelding has proved an excellent acquisition for the successful Hambleton Racing team. The seven-year-old has won

Wisden Almanack captures a broader sense of abnormality beyond cricket

Stuart Broad wears a mask to England training All Wisden Almanacks are collector’s items. But some editions, such as the 2021 publication, are more so than others. Dubbed the “Coronavirus Edition”, number 158 is sleeker in the shelves than 157 – some 288 pages shy of 2020’s 1,563, which had

Flemington trainer Nick Ryan’s stable star Mahamedeis ripe for VOBIS Gold Heath

Rising star trainer Nick Ryan could have a million reasons on Saturday to rue not keeping a small share in Mahamedeis, his $24,000 yearling purchase-turned-stable poster boy. Yet the gun jockey-turned-trainer, who only recently set up shop at Flemington after eight seasons at Caulfield, cannot be happier about the six-year-old

Rachael Blackmore: Grand National winner reveals congratulations from Ringo Starr and Billie Jean King

Rachael Blackmore was amazed to receive congratulatory messages from tennis legend Billie Jean King and musician Ringo Starr after becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National. Blackmore, who rode Minella Times to victory at Aintree says her achievement still hasn’t sunk in, but she feels the win