Murtagh finally scratches Ebor itch

York Press: The team at York Racecourse in north Yorkshire put the finishing touches to the course ahead of welcoming an estimated 100,000 people to the Welcome to Ebor Festival which takes place from 20th to 23rd August. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday A

4:40pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

JOHNNY MURTAGH never won the Betfred Ebor at York Racecourse as a jockey but Mutual Regard ensured Europe’s richest handicap came his way in his first season as a trainer since quitting the saddle.

John Quinn's Great Hall tipped for Ebor Handicap honour

York Press: Trainer Tom Dascombe working for owner Manchester United footballer Michael Owen before their horse came second at Newbury in The CGA Geoffery Freer Stakes at Newbury Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 13, 2011. See PA Stor

11:21am Saturday 23rd August 2014

GREAT HALL is napped to provide John Quinn with a day to remember at York this afternoon by carrying off the £265,000 Betfred Ebor Handicap.

Sole Power grabs Coolmore Nunthorpe glory on Knavesmire

York Press: Sole Power, ridden by Richard Hughes, wins the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on day three of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecoursePicture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

4:51pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BREATHTAKING speed and a brilliant ride from jockey Richard Hughes helped Sole Power (11-4 fav) grab a memorable Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes double at York Racecourse.

Patience sees Smullen grab York glory

York Press:

3:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

PATIENCE propelled Pale Simosa (2-1 fav) and jockey Pat Smullen to Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup glory at York Racecourse’s Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Keep eyes peeled on Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York

York Press: Ryan Moore on The Grey Gatsby wins the Dante.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (9568978)

11:11am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT'S York's ultimate speed test this afternoon - the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

Memorial to Sir Henry Cecil at York Racecourse

York Press: Sir Henry Cecil

11:04am Friday 22nd August 2014

SIR HENRY CECIL is to be permanently remembered at York Racecourse with a set of wrought iron gates.

Frankie Dettori will ride Mighty Yar in Betfred Ebor

York Press: Frankie Dettori in the parade ring before his ride on Eco Warrior in the Coral.co.uk Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Lingfield Racecourse, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 22, 2014. See PA story RACING Lingfield. Photo cred

11:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

LEADING ante-post fancy Mighty Yar has scraped into the field for tomorrow’s Betfred Ebor at York and will be ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Tiggy Wiggy blasts to Lowther glory at York Racecourse

York Press: The team at York Racecourse in north Yorkshire put the finishing touches to the course ahead of welcoming an estimated 100,000 people to the Welcome to Ebor Festival which takes place from 20th to 23rd August. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday A

2:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TIGGY WIGGY broke the two-year-old track record at York Racecourse by a third of a second as she led from pillar to post in winning the Pinsent Masons Lowther Stakes.

Taghrooda suffers shock defeat as Tapestry triumphs in Darley Yorkshire Oaks

York Press: Taghrooda ridden by Paul Hanagan after winning the Investec Oaks during Investec Ladies Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 6, 2014. See PA story RACING Epsom. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wi

4:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUPER filly Taghrooda was turned over as Tapestry (8-1) sprang a huge shock to triumph in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Ellison thrilled Top Notch Tonton back in business

York Press: Brian Ellison’s Top Notch Tonto, which is one of Tom O’Ryan’s ten to follow

3:29pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BRIAN ELLISON is thrilled Top Notch Tonto is “back” in business – despite his stable star being robbed with victory in his grasp at the conclusion of the Clipper Logistics Stakes at the Ebor Festival.

Oaks double on the cards for Taghrooda

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TAGHROODA will go for an Oaks double at York Racecourse today.

Ryan proud but Australia takes the glory

York Press: The Grey Gatsby ridden by Graham Lee wins the John Smith's Median Auction Stakes during the 2013 John Smith's Cup Meeting at York Racecourse, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 13, 2013. See PA story RACING York. Photo cred

4:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

KEVIN RYAN spoke of his huge pride after The Grey Gatsby chased home dual Derby winning hero Australia (8-13 fav) to finish runner up in York’s richest ever race – the £800,000 Juddmonte International.

Ryan return all worthwhile thanks to Blaine's York victory

York Press:

2:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AMY RYAN considered giving up riding after a horror fall at York left her with severe shoulder injuries – but the jockey said horses like Blaine made her return worthwhile after the pair clinched the Symphony Group Stakes at York Racecourse today.

Norton trainer Ellison bags Ebor Festival winner

York Press: Jockey Robert Tart with trainer Brian Ellison after riding Montefeltro to win the Tote Super Trifecta Irish Cesarewitch during Irish Cesarewitch Day at the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 13,

4:45pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BRIAN ELLISON went mob handed in a bid to win the Fine Equinity Stakes at York Racecourse and Edge Of Sanity sprang a 25-1 surprise to give the Norton trainer what he wanted.

Australia fancied to supper Yorkshire hopes in Juddmonte International

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

MUCH as the locals would love to see The Grey Gatsby win today's £800,000 Juddmonte International, the richest race ever staged at York looks more likely to be taken back across the Irish Sea by Aidan O'Brien, courtesy of Australia.

Trainer Kevin Ryan looks on course for top Yarmouth double

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

KEVIN RYAN, who has booked Richard Hughes to ride The Grey Gatsby in tomorrow's £800,000 Juddmonte International, the richest race ever staged at York, is chasing significantly smaller fry today when he sends two runners on the long haul to Yarmouth.

Thirsk racecourse stalwart Tax Free to file final return

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:16pm Monday 18th August 2014

TAX FREE, one of the most popular sprinters in North Yorkshire, is set to bring down the curtain on his lengthy career at Thirsk this afternoon.

Bryan Smart's Moviesta eyes Ebor glory bid

York Press: Moviesta triumphs at Goodwood to the delight of trainer Bryan Smart and QPR football manager Harry Redknapp

1:06pm Saturday 16th August 2014

BRYAN SMART is dreaming that Moviesta can be picture perfect this time at the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Richard Fahey's assault on Ripon prize

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Richard Fahey with Garswood after the colts return from Deauville, where he won the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest on Sunday.
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1:05pm Saturday 16th August 2014

RICHARD FAHEY, successful 12 months ago in the Great St Wilfrid Handicap with Baccarat, fires four shots at today's William Hill-sponsored Ripon showpiece and can hit the target again with Tatlisu, the mount of crack Irish jockey Declan McDonagh.

Richard Fahey hails rise of York's Ebor Festival

York Press: Trainer Richard Fahey ahead of the crownhotel-bawtry.com Handicap Stakes during The Racing Post Trophy Flat Meeting at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 22, 2011. See PA story RACING Doncaster. Photo

12:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

RICHARD FAHEY believes York Racecourse's Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival is rapidly gaining parity with Royal Ascot - Flat racing's most important festival of the year.

Mark Johnston-trained Summer Times looks to break maiden at Newcastle

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:30am Friday 15th August 2014

SUMMER TIMES, who has filled the frame in all his three outings, can finally break his maiden at Newcastle this afternoon on behalf of Mark Johnston, who is enjoying another bumper campaign.

Ebor Festival: O’Meara’s major Knavesmire Force

York Press:

11:44am Friday 15th August 2014

WILL the Force be with Nawton trainer David O’Meara at York Racecourse’s Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival next week?

Simply Glitz tipped for Beverley success

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:53pm Thursday 14th August 2014

JOHN QUINN, who successfully placed Simply Glitz to win at Thirsk on Monday evening, is aiming to strike while the iron is hot at Beverley today.

Ladies’ day honour beckons for Richard Fahey's Pamushana

York Press: Trainer Richard Fahey ahead of the crownhotel-bawtry.com Handicap Stakes during The Racing Post Trophy Flat Meeting at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 22, 2011. See PA story RACING Doncaster. Photo

12:01pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

IT'S Ladies' Day at Beverley today and Pamushana can strike a blow for the females by opening her winning account.

Apprentice jockey Anna Hesketh tipped for success on return to Carlisle

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:51pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire apprentice Anna Hesketh, who enjoyed a career highlight last week at Carlisle when riding two winners on Ultimate Ladies' Night, returns to the Cumbrian course today with good prospects of adding to her tally.

Beat The Shower tipped to land Thirsk opener

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:43am Monday 11th August 2014

MUD-LOVERS will be in their element at Thirsk this evening and Beat The Shower could well prove an appropriately-named winner of the opening race.

North Yorkshire duo aim to do one better at Redcar racecourse

York Press: Jockey Robert Tart with trainer Brian Ellison after riding Montefeltro to win the Tote Super Trifecta Irish Cesarewitch during Irish Cesarewitch Day at the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 13,

12:02pm Saturday 9th August 2014

TWO horses who finished second at York a couple of weeks ago, can promote themselves to the number one slot at Redcar this afternoon.

Mick Easterby's Unex Michelangelo in the frame for Musselburgh win

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:25am Friday 8th August 2014

VETERAN North Yorkshire trainer Mick Easterby has his horses in flying form and aims to strike while the iron is hot with Unex Michelangelo at Musselburgh this afternoon.

Arctic Feeling to freeze out rivals at Haydock

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:46am Thursday 7th August 2014

SAMANTHA BELL, who shone on Arctic Feeling at York a couple of weeks ago, heads across the Pennines today hoping to complete a quick double on the Malton sprinter.

Mister Manannan primed for success at Pontefract

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:37pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MISTER MANANNAN, who has returned to form with a vengeance recently, is fancied to chalk up a hat-trick of wins at Pontefract this afternoon for North Yorkshire trainer Dandy Nicholls, who has his string in tremendous heart.

Oaks winner Taghrooda has sights set on York

York Press: Taghrooda ridden by Paul Hanagan wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes during the King George Day - Saturday at Ascot Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 26, 2014. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo credit should re

12:50pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

SUPER filly Taghrooda seems York bound after her owners declared the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks her next target.

Adams Ale to provide the most fitting toast at Ripon

York Press: Trainer John Quinn during day one of the October Finale 2013 meeting at York Racecourse, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 11, 2013. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.  (8901867)

2:06pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

NORTH Yorkshire racing fans have a double treat today with an afternoon meeting at Catterick and an evening fixture at Ripon where the late, great David Chapman is honoured with a race in his memory.

David O’Meara’s sprint star can Out Do Ripon field

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:48am Monday 4th August 2014

OUT DO may still be awaiting his first success of the season, but opportunity is expected to come knocking for David O'Meara's talented sprinter in the feature race at Ripon this afternoon.

Wetherby to hold first flat racing fixture

York Press: horse racing - zxc

2:23pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

WETHERBY will host its first Flat racing fixture next year.

Tim Easterby hopes to add to winning tally at Thirsk with Pacngo

York Press: Malton trainer Tim Easterby at York Racecourse on the third day of the Ebor Festival. Picture : Garry Atkinson (8841940)

2:02pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

TIM EASTERBY who saddled three winners at Thirsk last Friday, can add to his course tally this afternoon by taking the opening contest on the seven-race card.

Harry's Dancer in hunt for an encore at Thirsk racecourse

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:31am Friday 1st August 2014

HARRY'S DANCER, who gained a wide margin win on her debut at Thirsk in May, returns to same course this afternoon aiming for an encore.

A Glorious chance for Fahey trio at Goodwood

York Press: Trainer Richard Fahey ahead of the crownhotel-bawtry.com Handicap Stakes during The Racing Post Trophy Flat Meeting at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 22, 2011. See PA story RACING Doncaster. Photo

12:02pm Friday 1st August 2014

MALTON trainer Richard Fahey has three bullets to fire at tomorrow’s 32Red Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

Queen’s horse is primed for Glorious display at Goodwood

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:32am Thursday 31st July 2014

HER Majesty the Queen's Estimate, who sensationally failed a dope test after finishing second in last month's Ascot Gold Cup, turns out in today's Artemis Goodwood Cup and will be the subject of close attention.

Ryedale jockey Jake Butterfield tipped to extend purple patch

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JAKE BUTTERFIELD, who has ridden three winners in the last week, has good prospects of adding to his tally at Redcar this afternoon.

Nawton trainer David O’Meara tipped to keep up winning sequence

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:35pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DAVID O'MEARA, who pipped Richard Fahey right on the line to clinch the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival leading trainers' title, which concluded at Pontefract on Sunday, can continue his winning run at Beverley today.

Trainer David O’Meara on course to retain Knavesmire crown

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12:55pm Monday 28th July 2014

DAVID O’MEARA appears to be on an inexorable journey towards a second straight top trainer’s championship at York Racecourse after Alejandro (15-2) displayed true grit to win the Skybet Best Odds Guaranteed Stakes.

David Simcock’s Sheikhzayedroad wins Skybet York Stakes

York Press: York Races, Saturday. The finish of the 3.30pm race. N0 13 Muthmir winning. Picture David Harrison. (8642012)

11:41am Monday 28th July 2014

SHEIKHZAYEDROAD’S passport is going to get a lot of stamps in the next few months after his victory in the Skybet York Stakes at York Racecourse.

Winning milestone for North Yorkshire Mark Johnston

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:29am Monday 28th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston, who reached a milestone at York on Saturday when saddling his 150th winner of the year with Indescribable, can maintain his top form in Scotland today.

Trainer Paul Midgley's hopes for Line Of Reason

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:50am Saturday 26th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Paul Midgley, who has been taking all before him in recent weeks with his sprinters, heads to York today hoping to strike it rich with the high-flying Line Of Thunder - but he just might be upstaged by his Irish colleague David Marnane in the £50,000 Skybet Dash.

Anderiego makes a winning return to York Racecourse

York Press: Joys of Spring leads home Top of The Glas in the DRS Television Apprentice Stakes at YorkPicture: David Harrison

9:03pm Friday 25th July 2014

ANDERIEGO likes nothing better than a win at York Racecourse.

Quick double on the cards for Ralph Beckett's Regardez

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

NORTH YORKSHIRE racegoers have an exciting double-header lined up today with an afternoon meeting at Thirsk and an evening fixture at York, separated by a mere 40 minutes and spanning a total of 13 races.

Doncaster chance for Goldie’s oldie, Nanton

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

NANTON, in the autumn of his career, can show his junior rivals a clean pair of heels at Doncaster this evening.

Dandy Nicholls' Cahal napped for Summer Festival success at Catterick

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:19pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival rolls on to Catterick today and North Yorkshire trainers Dandy Nicholls and Mark Johnston are fancied to figure among the winners.

North Yorkshire runner on a Cumbrian mission

York Press:

1:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Peter Niven, who sent out Sugar Town to win at 33-1 at Thirsk last week, heads to Carlisle this evening aiming to complete a quick double with the lightly-raced filly.

Ollie Pears' Noodles Blue Boy tipped for return to form

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:33am Monday 21st July 2014

NOODLES BLUE BOY, who is no stranger to success at Beverley, returns to the Westwood this evening with a sound chance of resuming winning ways.



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