Born on 03 March, 1918 in County Down, Ireland, the man known affectionately as the "voice of racing" had a BBC career spanning generations. Tipster, pundit, commentator, owner and enthusiastic philanthropist are all terms that sit well with Sir Peter in explaining a life devoted to racing and the welfare of horses and jockeys.
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Take the abseil challenge at Epsom racecourse in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Come and experience the exhilaration of abseiling 80ft down the Queen's Stand with beautiful views over the North Downs. The Abseil is on Sunday October 11th and the registration deadline is Monday October 5, 2009. Visit... [read more]
Last week it was announced that Kicking King has been retired after persistent injury problems. Kicking King is currently ten years of age but was plagued by a tendon injury, which kept the Irish chaser out of the racing scene for over 750 days. Although he managed to make some sort of comeback from... [read more]
The unbeaten filly, Zarkava, has been handed the accolade of Horse of the Year at the Cartier Racing Awards. In winning the award, she managed to beat Raven's Pass (who won the Breeders' Cup), New Approach, Duke of Marmalade (who managed to win the older horse award), and Henrythenavigator. Zarkava,... [read more]
The Melbourne Cup has been won by Viewed, who was ridden by Blake Shinn at Flemington. A tight finish saw Viewed up against Luca Cumani's Bauer and C'est La Guerre, who is being trained by John Sadler. Bauer eventually finished just behind Viewed, whilst C'est La Guerre claimed third place. Master... [read more]
A hearing in London last week judged that jockeys, Colm O'Donoghue and Johnny Murtagh, and trainer Aidan O'Brien, breached the rules of racing at Newmarket on the 23rd of August. During the Group One event, O'Donoghue, who was riding Red Rock Canyon, made a manoeuvre that benefitted another horse in... [read more]