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Tiger Roll returns with sights on a third consecutive Grand National

Three days after being described as “50-50” to run at Aintree, the odds that Tiger Roll will attempt to win a historic third consecutive...

Talking Horses: One For Arthur 'better than before 2017 Grand National'

One For Arthur is having a better buildup to April’s Grand National than in the year he won the race, his trainer suggested on...

Talking Horses: Tiger Roll 50-50 to run Grand National after weight...

Tiger Roll negotiated another step on the path back to Aintree and an attempt to win a historic third Grand National on Tuesday, as...

Talking Horses: Tiger Roll to learn Grand National fate … and...

There were 105 entries for the Grand National on 4 April when the race closed last month but, for the moment at least, everything...

Talking Horses: weights furore threatens Tiger Roll hat-trick attempt

As anyone who has tried to board a Ryanair flight with a cabin bag a centimetre too wide will confirm, Michael O’Leary is a...

Talking Horses: in defence of the Gigginstown racing operation

There was a certain amount of criticism by Talking Horses regulars of the O’Leary brothers, Michael and Eddie, when I raised the topic of...

Robert Alner, trainer of Cool Dawn and Kingscliff, dies aged 76

Tributes have been paid following the death on Monday night of Robert Alner, a popular West Country trainer whose many big-race successes included the...

Talking Horses: Delayed renewal of ITV deal begins to raise concerns

This time last year it looked like the biggest certainty in racing. The first half of ITV Racing’s four-year deal for the sport’s terrestrial...

Talking Horses: why is it so hard to make a realistic...

I love horse racing movies, or at least I love the fact that they are occasionally made. It’s so encouraging when Hollywood turns the...

Richard Johnson faces losing jockeys’ title after suspected broken arm

Richard Johnson’s hopes of retaining the jump jockeys’ title were hanging in the balance on Tuesday after the four-times champion suffered a suspected broken...

Talking Horses: how to judge the BBC's relationship with racing?

The BBC’s waning interest in racing was highlighted both inside and outside the sport’s media over the weekend. On Saturday, Andy Dunn, the chief...

Bobby Labonte lives up to family name with Hall induction

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The indications were there from that first green flag he took as a little boy growing up in small town...

Bryony Frost: ‘When you connect with your horse it’s a magic...

If there is a gene for positivity, Bryony Frost has it twice. “It’s a long way off if you look at the top of...

Talking Horses: BHA urges Nicky Henderson to clarify Altior plans

In a startling development, racing’s ruling body announced on Wednesday evening that Altior was still entered in Saturday’s Silviniaco Conti Chase at Kempton, despite...

Talking Horses: saddle up for Sandown reward with Wild West Wind

The Veterans Chase series is made for horses like Wild West Wind (3.00), who was never the fastest and had a fallow period in...

Sport in 2020 calendar: your month-by-month guide to the year ahead

January The sporting year’s traditional raucous curtain-raiser, the PDC world darts final, takes place on New Year’s Day. The BDO championship follows, with men’s and...

Welsh Grand National, Leopardstown and Kempton: racing – live!

10.21am GMT10:21 Yesterday, Paul Nicholls said he wouldn’t be surprised if the dual King George winner Clan Des Obeaux’s next appearance would be in the...

Robbie Power has eyes fixed on King George glory with Lostintranslation

For many among the 20,000 crowd at Kempton Park on Thursday afternoon, the King George on Boxing day is as familiar and traditional a...

Talking Horses: Cyrname and Kemboy the big names in racing's festive...

Kempton: 26-27 Dec, Christmas Festival If you’re about to overdo yourself in appalling fashion at the dining table, the healthiest way to work it all...

Talking Horses: much-mocked 'Don Slowly' scores for first time since 2015

As the old saying goes, winning the Derby makes you rich, winning the Grand National makes you famous. Winning a point to point just...

Talking Horses: Keeper Hill to climb at Cheltenham, plus Saturday racing...

It is surely no coincidence Keeper Hill (1.55) showed so much improvement after a wind operation when he scored at Haydock last month. He...

Three Horses to Follow for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival

A triumphant return from Paisley Park to claim the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at @NewburyRacing! pic.twitter.com/uLbKJBmMEN — ITV Racing (@itvracing) November 29, 2019 Which horses have...
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