Vercingetorix’ Purple Patch!

Considering that his progeny have notched up no less than three feature races in the space of a week, Maine Chance stallion Vercingetorix is enjoying a purple patch to say the least

What It’s Really Like to Buy a Record-Priced Yearling

As in all cases of winning and losing, you find that some folk are genuinely pleased, whilst others will frown and call it a get-up, and not wish you well.  You can learn a lot about human nature in horse racing!

World-Class Champion Sprinter Arrives In SA On Friday

Champion Turf Sprinter of Ireland, France and Dubai, A Case Of You (Ire) touches down on Friday

Ng Bids To Win Maiden Trainers’ Championship

Pierre Ng is looking to up the ante in his bid to win a maiden Hong Kong trainers’ championship when he heads to Happy Valley, on Wednesday, armed with eight chances across the nine-race fixture

The Masterful Mr. Mullins!

The prospect of emulating the legendary Vincent O’Brien has loomed large ever since Mullins once again commanded the Cheltenham Festival

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