Welsh National: Paul Nicholls duo Truckers Lodge and Highland Hunter set for prep run before Chepstow feature | Racing News

Paul Nicholls looks set to have a strong hand in this year’s Welsh National as Truckers Lodge and Highland Hunter gear up for a key preparation run ahead of the Christmas function in Chepstow. Truckers Lodge, second in the race in 2019 before winning the Midlands National last year, heads to the Welsh track for … Read more

Trainer Alex Hales considers options for Millers Bank | Racing News

Thrilling novice hunter Millers Bank could head to Ascot on a salvage mission after missing a chance to win in Newbury on Friday. The seven-year-old coached by Alex Hales looked sure to score when left in the lead in a second year at the Berkshire site, but toppled Harry Bannister at the penultimate close, leaving … Read more

Robbie Dunne ‘opened towel and shook himself’ at Bryony Frost, jockey tells BHA hearing of ‘inappropriate’ behaviour | Racing News

Bryony Frost alleged Robbie Dunne “opened his briefcase and shook himself” in front of her as she testified at a British Horseracing Authority Disciplinary Board hearing. Frost testified in person on the second day of the hearing on seven individual counts against Dunne of prejudicial conduct and violent and threatening behavior. Dunne, who was also … Read more

Champ to sidestep Many Clouds engagement in favour of potential Ascot Long Walk Hurdle run | Racing News

Champ will not compete in the Unibet Many Clouds Chase at Aintree this weekend, with coach Nicky Henderson aiming for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot. The nine-year-old coached by Nicky Henderson has not been seen since appearing at the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March in what was only his second round of the season. … Read more

Goshen lined up for Christmas Hurdle at Kempton | Racing News

Goshen could take on Awe-inspiring, Royal Seal and last year’s winner Silver Streak in a potentially tantalizing Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle in Kempton on Boxing Day. Winner of the Kingwell Hurdle last season, Goshen lost all chance in the Champion Hurdle in March as he clung badly to his right, and was beaten 11 lengths by … Read more

Jim Crowley tells High Court that Graham Gibbons’ breath smelled of alcohol on day of Freddie Tylicki collision | Racing News

Graham Gibbons’ breath smelled strongly of alcohol the day the horses he was riding and Freddy Tylicki collided in Kempton, fellow jockey Jim Crowley said at a High Court hearing. Tylicki filed a High Court complaint against Gibbons for his crash during the 3:20 p.m. race at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey on October 31, … Read more