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Allister Hood wins the SPILLERS®/Showing World Outstanding Achievement Award

Allister Hood wins the SPILLERS®/Showing World Outstanding Achievement Award

It was a night of standing ovations as showing’s leading luminaries were recognised by the showing community at the seventh Showing Council/Showing World Show Personality of the Year Awards, Supported by SPILLERS®. Allister Hood was the delighted winner of showing’s most prestigious honour the SPILLERS®/Showing World Outstanding Achievement Award and in his acceptance speech paid tribute…

1 in 4 Brits Aspire to the Simple Life

1 in 4 Brits Aspire to the Simple Life

MORE than a quarter of Britons dream of a simple life in the countryside to relieve the stresses and strains of city living, according to new research. A survey of 1,007 people conducted by home heating specialist Emo Oil has revealed that 27% of British adults dream of a life in the country in a…

Research sheds new light on Equine Grass Sickness

New research on equine grass sickness (EGS), published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) this month (http://bit.ly/2dC7Drr), has improved our understanding of this devastating disease. Four separate studies are included, reporting novel risk factors for the disease, identifying key differences between EGS and botulism (questioning the hypothesis that EGS is…

The ‘Horse in Art’ 2016 Annual Open Exhibition

The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) is relocating its 2016 Annual Open Exhibition, The Horse in Art from London to the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art (formerly the National Horseracing Museum), in Newmarket. This will be the 37th Annual Exhibition and the Society’s seventh as an Open Show and will include…

Discover Newmarket launches new History and Heritage Tour

Discover Newmarket launches new History and Heritage Tour

To celebrate the official opening of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House, Discover Newmarket has today announced details of a special new excursion perfect for tourists and locals alike, the History and Heritage Tour. The tour officially launches today, with two 2016 dates now available for booking, the 26th…

Valegro to bow out in style at Olympia Horse Show

Organisers of Olympia, the London International Horse Show have revealed that Olympic equine star, Valegro, will be appearing alongside Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester, in London this December. Valegro’s official retirement from competition will take place in the Grand Hall on Wednesday 14 December. The retirement ceremony will follow the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Freestyle…

New study shows majority of injuries in thoroughbred flat racing are minor

Findings from a recent study by the Royal Veterinary College show that 70 percent of injuries recorded among thoroughbred flat racing horses on race-day were minor and not career-ending. Using 14 years’ of data, the study found that soft tissue injuries, respiratory conditions and gait abnormalities were the most commonly reported issues. Soft tissue injures include wounds and…

ITV Racing line-up announced

ITV Racing line-up announced

A range of key presenting, reporting, commentating and on-screen expert roles have been filled as ITV gears up to broadcasting its first race on New Year’s Day. Oli Bell will present ITV’s weekly racing morning magazine show and Richard Hoiles will be the lead commentator, joined in the commentary box by Mark Johnson. Experts on…

ALMANZOR AND FOUND MEET AGAIN ON QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY

ALMANZOR AND FOUND MEET AGAIN ON QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY

A dazzling cast has been declared for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday. Britain’s richest fixture, which boasts prize money of £4.26 million, will be contested by 81 runners and there are equine stars at every turn with 23 individual Group 1 winners, who have together won 42 races at the highest level….