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The celebrations knew no bounds when Triple Crown's Redzel won the world´s richest turf race, The Everest, at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Oscar Colman. Courtesy of Racing NSW.

The sport of Kings & Mortals

It is not without reason that horse racing is often referred to as ‘the Sport of Kings’. Due to the prohibitive costs involved in purchasing and keeping ...
Ride a race horse on the beach!
Haras du Morne on the spectacular Le Morne peninsula on the southern tip of the island.

Mauritius – the racing island in the sun

Imagine a tropical paradise, far from everything. A place where almost everybody speaks both English and French, where beaches look like they come out of lottery ...

Things to do in Mauritius

Mauritius is a tiny island, far away from everything. But is a fantastic place to visit, especially if you're a racing fan. Here are a few ...
Lillie Langtry was the Kim Kardashian of her era.

Femme Fatale

Now and again the name Lillie Langtry pops up in various contexts. A mare by that name is the mother of Coolmore’s fantastic filly Minding, and ...
Take a quick look. See for yourself. A map of the United States shows the Mississippi River flowing north to south. The downward descent is more or less a straight line until it approaches the Gulf of Mexico where it begins to twist, turn and fold back on itself like the lower intestinal tract of the human body.

Post cards from – Cajun Country

Take a quick look. See for yourself. A map of the United States shows the Mississippi River flowing north to south. The downward descent is more ...
Arrogate, the steel-grey son of Unbridled’s Song.

THE RISE of ARROGATE

A 100-foot statue of the mythical equine Pegasus looms over the Florida landscape, crushing into submission a writhing steel dragon. With no hint of understatement, this ...

THE MAN, who changed the racing world

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, gave an exclusive interview to Gallop Magazine. On June 20, 1977, a six-year-old mare named Hatta won a race in ...
Del Mar, the beautiful track at the edge of the Pacific Ocean or, as it says in the song, “Where the Turf Meets the Surf.”

Where the Turf meets the Surf

In May 1936, in the aftermath of the American Depression, a hastily convened meeting took place at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, California. The reason ...
On June 6 2015, a talented bay colt went to the front of the 1 ½-mile contest and never looked back. With his victory, American Pharoah became the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978.

The Triple Crown

In the world of horse racing, the Triple Crown is the title awarded to a racehorse who wins the biggest three races on the flat for ...

The Triple Crown Winners

Each year in May, the racing world is asking the same question: Will we have a Triple Crown winner this year? Will one three year old ...

The GRAND NATIONAL from the back of a horse

The start of the Grand National. The Grand National is probably the most well known horse race in the world. Controversial. Loved by some. Hated by ...
An early August morning in Newmarket. Ed Dunlop’s string is on its way to Warren Hill.

Newmarket, a town that is all about horse racing

It’s early morning in Newmarket, 60 miles from London. The town is awakening. Hardly any traffic – maybe one or two garbage trucks. And a couple of ...
JetBoat Xtreme in Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is the kind of place where racing lovers can take their not-so-racing-loving family members for a week of racing events without creating trauma. ...
Turfers Paradise The Magic Millions Carnival starts with a party on the beach—with horses.

Turfers Paradise

Australian horse racing is more than just the Melbourne Cup. At the Gold Coast in Queensland, you can experience racing in an environment that at first ...

Welcome to Florida

Birds fly south for the winter in the USA, and so do people. Often, many of the best race horses, trainers and jockeys find themselves in ...

BEING AP

Making a living from a sport where breaking your body is part of the game, AP McCoy might not strike you as a man of fear. ...

Lucky until The End

[dropcap]In 1834, [/dropcap]at the age of 6, Elias Jackson Baldwin and his mother, father and three siblings moved from Hamilton, Ohio, to an 80-acre farm in ...

Racecourse handbags – off course…

ARKLE, HYPERION, GOODWOOD are names that are familiar to all Brittish racing fans. They are also names for really cool handbags from Osprey London. The company’s ...
Morning exercise at Meydan.

The guy with the golden smile

The best-kept secrets are often hiding from the spotlight. The Guy with the Golden Smile is one of them. We’ve met Dihigi Gladney, the exercise rider ...
Victor Espinoza dips down his ten-million dollar winning whip.

The Espinoza revolution

The winning jockey in the 2016 Dubai World Cup was Victor Espinoza. A 44-year-old rider recognized as one of the world’s best. “Why do you guys ...
Dubai and Burj Khalifa.

Turning sand into GOLD

Twenty-five years ago, the United Arab Emirates was like a desert flower in the sand waiting patiently for the rain to make it blossom. In 1996, ...
Melbourne Cup 2015.

Girls – Rule the world

In its 155-year history, the Melbourne Cup has been won by female owners, trainers and horses. And now, finally, by a female jockey. When a 100-1 ...
You can almost see how quiet it is…

Swedish racing

Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the northernmost racing cities in the world. Unlike how it’s done in many other countries, Sweden does not have a system ...
The mafia boss Al Capone, whose interest in gambling and horseracing made lasting marks on the sport in the Chicago area.

CHICAGOLAND RACING

When I first found myself in Chicago, back in the autumn of 1987, it was by pure chance. The first of many on my racing travels. ...
Roccam Shots.

ELINA BJÖRKLUND

Once in a while you just fall upon photos that won’t let you go. That is what happened when we were invited to like the Facebook ...
Sunday Silence

SUNDAY SILENCE

Twenty five years after his greatest moments on the racetrack, Sunday Silence remains a cautionary tale about bias and a story of triumphant victory. The near black ...