Category : Horse Racing

Cause for celebration at Sandown at jumping finale

1 year ago / 0 comments

As another jumps season draws to a close for racing fans, it’s difficult to know where attention should be focussed. Perhaps it should be on Nicky Henderson, who has beaten off pre-eminent handler Paul Nicholls and late blooming up-and-comer Colin Tizzard to surely secure a famous victory in the Trainers’ … Read More

Festival fever for racing fans as Cheltenham approaches

2 years ago / 0 comments

Here we go again then. On Tuesday at 1:30pm at Cheltenham, horse racing’s biggest week of the year gets underway with 28 races of the highest quality to keep fans enthralled and engaged over the following four days. The 2017 Cheltenham Festival promises to be the usual incredible spectacle for … Read More

Depleted field won’t affect spectacle of The Festival

2 years ago / 0 comments

The issue of ‘absent friends’ can often overshadow a sporting event. Regularly an injury or suspension will overshadow a major fixture to the extent that more people are bothered about who isn’t in attendance than who is. With so many superstars both equine and human for racing fans to fawn … Read More

A new King is crowned at Kempton Park

2 years ago / 0 comments

As always it’s a been a busy few days for horse racing with the usual array of post-Christmas treats for followers of the sport up and down the country. Here The Gryphon’s resident turf enthusiast John Gibby rounds up the highlights. It’s a horrible cliche heard in all reaches of sport journalism, … Read More