Netflix: The Potential New Dark Horse in Racing Content?

Could Netflix change the face of UK horse racing? Image of Netflix logo

Rumours of Netflix getting into UK horse racing persist but what would it mean in the real world of UK horse racing? Find out more in our article below. Netflix, known for reshaping the landscape of television consumption, has been subject to much speculation about an audacious move into the realm of horse racing content. But what could this shift mean for traditional television, dedicated sports provider, race goers and betting? What might a Netflix racing catalogue look like? Let’s trot through the possibilities. The Current State of Horse Racing…

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Back to Back Wins for Al-Hatab

Al-Hatab and Mohammed Tabti win the (0-55) handicap at Lingfield Park © John Hoy

Al-Hatab made it back-to-back wins this afternoon at Lingfield Park when winning the £4,000 (0-55) handicap over a mile and five furlongs, ridden by Mohammed Tabti. The pair pulled clear to win by a decisive four lengths, from Aloof ridden by amateur Lewis Saunders, who finished six lengths ahead of Heritage Valentino and fellow amateur, Jamie Gambin. This was also the second win on the five-year-old for Tabti who commented, “He jumped well from the stalls, we had a good lead. He was nice and settled, going really well and when…

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Frankie Dettori presented with giant retirement card

Frankie Dettori with giant farewell card

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori was presented with a giant retirement card at Doncaster Racecourse following his final UK Classic race, the Betfred St Leger. Dettori, who rode 23 wins in UK Classic’s, finished second on 11/4 favourite Arrest in the Betfred St Leger before receiving his farewell card. Arrest would have cost the bookies a pretty penny if he’d won the St Leger as sponsors Betfred have worked out that the jockey has cost the bookmaking industry as a whole over £400 million in pay-outs across his previous 23 Classic…

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Willie Mullins Prepares for National Hunt Season

Willie Mullins prepares for national hunt. Image of a horse in race training

Despite the 2024 Cheltenham Festival still being some way off, preparations at the powerhouse yard of Willie Mullins are well underway ahead of the new National Hunt season.  The campaign doesn’t really come into the racing public consciousness until November with the Charlie Hall Steeplechase at Wetherby on the 4th, a race won last year by Cheltenham Gold Cup second Bravemansgame.  But the eyes are never far away from the Prestbury Park showpiece meeting next March, where tour de force Mullins is set to have another big say in proceedings. …

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Racing Fans Flock to Malton Open Day for Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Racing Welfare was the official charity for the Malton Open Day last weekend. Image of horse racing enthusiasts attending one of the stable yards in Newmarket

Over 1,000 racing fans attended ‘behind the scenes’ tours during the annual Malton Open Day on Sunday, September 10th 2023. The day saw 11 racehorse trainers open their yards to help raise funds for charity, Racing Welfare. Those trainers participating in the annual event included Richard Fahey, John Quinn and Tim Easterb. The star of the day was undoubtedly Julie Camacho’s dual Group 1-winner, Shaquille, who, despite performing unexpectedly below par at Haydock the day before, attracted a constant stream of visitors throughout the morning.  Speaking on the day, Julie…

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QIPCO British Champions Day: A Celebration of UK Horseracing Excellence

QIPCO British Champions Day 2022 at Ascot Racecourse. Image retrieved from Ascot Racecourse

In the pantheon of UK horseracing events, few days shine as brightly as the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot. As one of the most prestigious fixtures in the racing calendar, it encapsulates the very essence of elite British racing – a culmination of the Flat racing season that draws in the creme de la creme of the racing world. Dive into a day replete with heritage, thrilling competition, and facts that will leave every horseracing aficionado eager for more. QIPCO British Champions Day Though Ascot’s rich history dates back…

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Queen Elizabeth II Exhibition Now Available Online

queen elizabeth II Royal Ascot images presented at Ascot Racecourse

Howden and Ascot racecourse has announced a Getty-curated online presentation using carefully selected images of Queen Elizabeth II as a way to mark the one-year anniversary of her death (Friday, September 8th 2023). Previously available to those who attended Royal Ascot in June this year, the now virtual exhibition completes a year-long commemoration dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II who demonstrated an enduring commitment to horse racing throughout her lifetime. The virtual exhibition will be available from September 8th to December 8th, 2023. This provides a chance for those who couldn’t view…

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Thaydah Athbah Maintains Her Unbeaten Record at Haydock

Haydock Racing Course - Thaydah Athbah

Thaydah Athbah maintained her unbeaten record when winning the £20,000 Group 3PA HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup at Haydock Park on Saturday. The Athbah Racing homebred came home four and a quarter lengths ahead of Upstart Crow and Miss Teagan Padgett, with Mayfair and Marco Ghiani a further four lengths back in third. Watch win Thaydah Athbah and Tadhg O’Shea win the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup (Gr3PA) at Haydock Park below Ridden by ten times UAE champion jockey Tadhg O’Shea, Thaydah Athbah was the pick of three…

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A Competitive Arabian Field Head to Haydock on Saturday

Completing the field is the Delyth Thomas owned and trained Paramer Angel. Racing haydock news piece

The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) have announced a competitive field ahead of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Cup Group 3PA to be run over a mile at Haydock Park on Saturday 9 September. Thaydah Athbah and Upstart Crow, who are both unbeaten this season, will put their spotless records on the line in the £20,000 race, both are trained in Newmarket by trainers with several ARO titles under their belts. Thaydah Athbah was the pick of three entries from current leading ARO owner, Athbah Racing and is trained by two-time ARO leading trainer and…

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QIPCO British Champions Day to host new horses-in-training sale

QIPCO British Champions Day. Image copyright Ascot Racecourse

QIPCO British Champions Day is set to host a new boutique horse-in-training sale on Saturday 21st October 2023, Ascot Racecourse, Goffs and British Champions Series Limited have announced. The Goffs QIPCO British Champions Day Sale at Ascot will offer approximately 12 elite horses in training, with the auction conducted from the Ascot winner’s podium. QIPCO British Champions Day is Britain’s richest race day with a prize fund of over £4 million. It is a thrilling finale to the Flat racing season that features four Group 1 races and is attended…

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