Geoffrey Hughes, Director of Osborne Studio Gallery, is a lover of horse racing and the racing world. For at least twenty five years he has held an annual show of the best contemporary equestrian art during Ascot Week. Read more
A horse found abandoned in South London at just a few months old has made an amazing transformation and is enjoying a new lease of life as a companion for young racehorses with her Suffolk rehomers, the Southcott family.
When World Horse Welfare Field Officer Nick White first visited Polaris in January 2016, he found her in fly-grazing in a field on Purley Way in Croydon with one other young foal and a mare in poor condition.
Royal Shetland Race for The Queen’s Birthday
A Royal Shetland Race in honour of The Queen’s 90th birthday took place earlier today, 9th May 2016, at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Six Shetland ponies charged down the Windsor straight over two and three quarter furlongs (approx. 550 metres), with all riders donning the distinctive and prestigious Royal jockey silks owned by Her Majesty The Queen. Each of the ponies were temporarily re-named after one of the Queen’s most successful racehorses and included the likes of a mini ‘Estimate’ whose great namesake famously won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013.
Teenage Jockey Makes History
Teenage jockey makes history by riding last pony race and winning first point-to-point race on same day
- Seavington Hunt fixture sees 16-yr-old Ben Godfrey take 2nd in 148cm pony race before winning with debut ride in Hunt Members’ race.
- Training boosted by £500 RaceTech Graduate Award from Pony Racing Authority.
Reigning Champion Jockey for 20 years, AP has now retired after an illustrious career in racing and recently visited his Champion Hurdle winning partner ‘Make a Stand’ at Henrietta Knight’s yard. Make a Stand produced one of AP’s most memorable wins in the 1997 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham where he led all the way, now 25 years old the chestnut gelding lives at Henrietta’s Oxfordshire yard with Edredon Bleu (whom AP won the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2000).
Davina to Feature Shire Horse Race on National TV
Television favourite Davina McCall will be guest of honour at Lingfield Park’s annual award-winning Shire horse race as the event takes on an intriguing twist in its fourth year on April 9th 2016.
The presenter will be featuring the Showerking Flying Feathers Shire Horse Race on a brand new C4 documentary – after challenging a completely novice rider to take part alongside professional jockeys.