How Are Race Horses Named?

One of the most remarkable aspects of horse racing is the spectacular and sometimes tongue-in-cheek names of the horses. Back in the 1700s, names were not recorded and so more than one racehorse was named Eclipse or was named after his or her owner, which makes the history of thoroughbred pedigrees quite confusing at times. […]

Elisabetta Gregoraci Horses Around with her Son in Italy

The paparazzi are always following Flavio Briatore – let’s be honest he makes for interesting reading what with his flings with Naomi Campbell, his relationship with Heidi Klum and of course his expensive lifestyle – so it wasn’t any shock to see his wife Elisabetta Gregoraci going horse riding with her adorable son in Italy.  […]

Epsom Derby 2012

This year’s Investec Epsom Derby will take place on Saturday 2nd June 2012, already a national institution, the Derby promises to be extra special in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, it will mark the beginning of a weekend of celebrations in her honour. One of the five Classic races that form the backbone of English […]

Murtagh Signs Off With Potential Star Recital

It may be a very long time before the full story behind Johnny Murtagh’s shock resignation as stable jockey to the tremendously powerful Ballydoyle yard of Aidan O’Brien becomes known, but the highly popular Irish jockey signed off in the best possible fashion when partnering O’Brien’s Recital to an effortless success in the Group 1 […]