McCoy Thinking Of Retirement

Yes, it's true, AP McCoy has hinted that he's thinking of retirement which, although bad news for us fans, is probably great news for the rest of the jockeys who ever hoped to take the Champion Jump Jockey title which McCoy has held since 1996! No…

AP Shocks With New Book

These days it's quite acceptable that celebrities knock out an autobiography that mainly consists of fluff and the odd salacious tit-bits that gets the tongues wagging, but certainly nothing that could ever compromise their seemingly endless…

Johnny Farrelly Takes A Tumble

Grand National veteran jockey, Johnny Farrelly, has taken a knock and broken his collarbone, following a fall at Fontwell on Tuesday 6th December 2011. He was taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester after coming down on 8/1 Reymysterio…

Will A Woman Ever Win The National?

In the film ‘National Velvet’ Elizabeth Taylor rides her horse Pie to victory in the Grand National only to be disqualified when it’s discovered that she’s a girl masquerading as Pie’s Latvian male jockey. Fiction obviously; but fiction…
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Welsh Grand National Weights

Hot off the press, the weights for the Welsh Grand National have just been announced and there's some great news for connections of Synchronised who, despite winning the event earlier this year, has been given the same weight he won off last…

McCoy Launches Autobiography

A legend both on and off the course, Tony McCoy was in Belfast on Sunday to launch his new autobiography, aptly titled “A P McCoy – My Autobiography.” The latest book published by Orion Books is a much more in depth view of McCoy and his…
Ginger McCain With Red Rum

Memorial Service For Ginger

Famous not just in horse racing but across the world, Ginger McCain, the legendary racehorse trainer was celebrated in a memorial service at Liverpool Cathedral on November 15th 2011. McCain, who recently died at the age of 80, trained Red Rum…

Trevor Hemmings

Worth an estimated £1 billion, Trevor Hemmings is one of the most famous names in British Horse racing. Born in 1935 in London, he grew up in Leyland, Lancashire and currently resides in the Isle of Man but also has homes in Jersey and Ireland. He…

McCoy Faces 'Long Winter'

New whip rules are causing all kinds of havoc for the jump jockeys this season and the latest, in a string of high profile names, to fall foul of the of the BHA is Champion jockey Tony McCoy after he received a five-day whip ban at Ffos Las…