Larkhill point-to-points racecourse saved

Defence Secretary saves iconic Larkhill point-to-point racecourse from closure Rural campaigners have welcomed a last-minute intervention by the Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, following reports that the much-loved Larkhill point-to-point racecourse had been earmarked for closure.  A report in The Sunday Telegraph confirms Mr Wallace has stepped in to stop the closure and was only […]

REVIEW Grafton Point-to-Point , Edgcote 

REVIEW Grafton Point-to-Point , Edgcote Sunday 15th May 2022, written by Jake Exelby The Grafton point-to-point at Edgcote on Sunday 15th May – sponsored by Michael Graham – saw 33 runners in seven races, several hot favourites turned over and doubles for two trainers and a pair of jockeys. Just two went to post for the feature race, the Beachborough School Novice […]

Grafton Point-to-Point at Edgcote Preview

Grafton Point-to-Point at Edgcote Preview Sunday 15th May 2022 First Race 2.00pm Written by Jake Exelby The Grafton point-to-point at Edgcote on Sunday 15th May – sponsored by Michael Graham – has attracted an entry of 67 for the seven races on the card, which start at 2.00pm. Clerk of the Course Graham Tawell reported […]

Review North Warwickshire Club Point-to-Point Mollington

Review North Warwickshire Club Point-to-Point Mollington Written by Jake Exelby The North Warwickshire Club point-to-point at Mollington on Saturday treated spectators to 30 runners in the six races, some impressive performances, doubles for jockey Dale Peters and trainer David Kemp and a local success in the Grand National, shown on the big screen after racing! […]

Kimblewick Hunt Point-to-Point Preview

Kimblewick Hunt Point-to-Point Preview Key details: Sunday, March 27, 2022 Written by Russell Smith ALAN Hill is hoping better ground will see Polydora provide him with a seventh success in the Ineos Grenadier Home Counties Grand National Mixed Open at the Kimblewick Hunt meeting at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor, on Sunday. The Oxfordshire trainer has […]

VWH Point-to-Point Preview Siddington

VWH Point-to-Point Preview Siddington Key details: Saturday 26th March 2022 | First Race 1.30pm Written by Jake Exelby Siddington, near Cirencester, is one of the longest standing point-to-point courses in the country, having first raced in 1909. The VWH meeting has been run on the course since 1934 and this year’s renewal on Saturday 26th March […]

Exclusive interview with Martin Brassil

Exclusive interview with Martin Brassil: Forget Cheltenham – Dublin Racing Festival ‘best of the best’ Speaking exclusively to BoyleSports, Irish trainer Martin Brassil has talked up the success of the Dublin Racing Festival and outlined his vision for how it can compete with Cheltenham amid the strength of the Irish economy. At Leopardstown this weekend, Brassil has […]

8 Different Types of Horse Races 

One of the oldest and most recognized sports in the world is horse racing. It has its roots in the time of Zeus’s chariot racing in ancient Greece. Today, a number of horse races with varying styles and rules are offered for betting. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced horse race enthusiast, understanding the […]

Jim Wilson to be remembered at Heythrop Hunt

Heythrop Hunt Point-to-Point Preview Sunday 22nd January – Written by Russell Smith CHELTENHAM Gold Cup-winning jockey Jim Wilson is to be remembered with a race run in his honour at the Heythrop Hunt meeting at Cocklebarrow, near Aldsworth, in Gloucestershire on Sunday (12noon). Jim, who died in August aged 72, was the senior steward at […]

Trainer Talk: Myles Osborne

Written by Jake Exelby 21-year-old Myles Osborne enjoyed a fine season as a trainer last year, with six winners from just 12 runners – four coming from stable star Moratorium, on whom Myles enjoyed his first riding success at Larkhill in January, and two from Broomfields Cave, subsequently second in an Aintree bumper and sold to […]

Trainer Talk: Claire Hart

Written by Jake Exelby Claire Hart has been one of the most successful female riders of the past decade, notching up 101 victories between the flags – many of which she trained herself – alongside another 14 in Hunter Chases, and finishing runner-up to Gina Andrews in the Ladies Championship twice. Best-known for her association […]

Top racehorses recognised during ROA Northern Racing Awards

Magic Moments celebrated in the north as Highfield Princess crowned the success story of the year On Friday 25th November the who’s who of northern racing came together to celebrate a stellar year of sporting achievements at the ROA Northern Racing Awards. The black-tie event, hosted by Racing Welfare at Newcastle racecourse, celebrated racing successes across […]

Kimblewick Hunt fightback against rural crime

Kimblewick Hunt launch community fightback against rural crime On 3rd October, the Kimblewick Hunt held the first of a series of Network Farming Forums, with farm security, rural crime, and fly-tipping as discussion topics.  Thames Valley Police, a small number of suppliers of security gates and CCTV systems, and over 40 farmers from the area […]

Richard Johnson, multiple time jump jockey champion, has retired

Richard Johnson, multiple time jump jockey champion, has retired Johnson, 43, announced his surprise decision after finishing third at his last race on Saturday at Newton Abbot with Brother Tedd, according to many resources, including He said, that the outcome of this race was extremely relevant. Richard Raced not only for himself but for Philip […]

BETA Safety Week New Dates Announced

BETA Safety Week New Dates Announced The organisers of BETA Safety Week have announced new dates for the 2020 campaign following the postponement of April’s schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic. The annual campaign that raises awareness for rider safety and the importance of correctly fitted up to official standards gear will now run from […]

Good Ground for Higham Races Heralds Bumper Entry

Good Ground for Higham Races Heralds Bumper Entry Higham Races is defying the odds by declaring Good going ahead of their Waveney Harriers meeting this weekend, Sunday 23rd February.  Not only have the weather Gods seemingly smiled on the East Anglian fixture, but the entries have flooded in with a field of 109 across six […]