Riding legends the real McCoy for aspiring jockeys

ASCOT, United Kingdom (AFP) - Bob Champion battled back from cancer to win the Grand National whilst record breaking AP McCoy broke nearly all the bones in his body before finally triumphing in the world's greatest steeplechase at his 15th attempt. Champion may be 70 now and his magical win on Aldaniti almost 40 years […]

Racing legend Lester Piggott hospitalised

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been admitted to hospital although his family say it is for purely precautionary reasons. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. "He'll be […]

Finishing line looms for Maisons-Laffitte

PARIS, France (AFP) - Parisian racecourse Maisons-Laffitte is to be closed next year as part of a cost-cutting measure to counter dwindling betting revenue, French racing's ruling body France Galop announced on Wednesday. The track along the banks of the Seine will stage its last race at the end of 2019, almost a century and […]

Track that hosts Preakness should be demolished

BALTIMORE (AP) — The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of US$424 million, according to a report issued Thursday (December 13, 2018). The Maryland Stadium Authority, in the second phase of a comprehensive study of Pimlico Race Course, recommends demolishing […]

She’s A Maneater returns after Diamond Mile horrors – check gallopja.com odds

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reigning Horse of the Year, four-year-old bay filly She’s A Maneater makes her return to competitive racing on Saturday, December 15, 2018, after bolting in the December 1, 2018, Diamond Mile plus jumping over the rails onto the infield. She’s A Maneater handicapped with 126 lb allows approximately 16 lbs to each […]