Racing League

Team TalkSPORT Triumphs as Racing League Concludes

The William Hill Racing League ended at Newcastle on Thursday evening with Team talkSPORT crowned the winner. A total of 12 teams competed in the weekly Thursday races that began six weeks ago, with Gosforth Park, Doncaster, Windsor and Lingfield (twice) all hosting a night. Each race carried a £50,000 purse, with 25 points awarded to the winner, with points available through 10th place. Besides the £1.8 million in prizemoney on offer throughout the contest, another £200,000 in bonuses was on off with £150,000 going to the winning team. At...

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Goat Makes Up Ground In Racing League

It will be a neck-and-neck battle to the finish line next Thursday at the final meeting of The Racing League at Newcastle, with Team Thoroughbid leading by a mere four points (321) after Thursday's penultimate meeting at Lingfield. Goat Racing-comprising Newmarket trainers Charlie Fellowes, Hugo Palmer, Tom Clover and George Scott-cut into Team Thoroughbid's lead with two wins at Lingfield, both with the team's reserve rider Louis Steward in the saddle. The horses were the Palmer-trained Red October (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) and the Fellowes-trained Billhilly (Ger) (Sea The Stars...

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Team ThoroughBid Takes Racing League Lead

A win during Thursday's Racing League card at Windsor helped vault Team ThoroughBid to the top of the Racing League standings with 245 points and with two meetings still to go in the contest. Hayley Turner rode the Andrew Balding-trained Quickstep Lady to victory for Team ThoroughBid, propelling herself to the lead in the League's jockey standings. "It was a strong gallop and she ground it out really well," Turner told Sky Sports Racing. "She goes so well at home and looks a million dollars so it was nice it...

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Team Racehorse Lotto Moves To Top Of Racing League

Team Racehorse Lotto has risen to the top of the Racing League ranks after racking up a handful of placed efforts during the league's second card at Doncaster on Thursday evening. Team Newmarket Red, which held the lead after last week's opening meeting of the league at Newcastle, dropped to seventh but remains joint favourite with Racehorse Lotto, which won one race at Newcastle, to take the competition at 5-1 with Betfair. Team Racehorse Lotto holds a narrow three-point lead over Team BullionVault, with Josephine Gordon riding a winner for...

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Newmarket Red Leads Racing League

Team Newmarket Red leads the Racing League standings after the first card at Newcastle on Thursday evening, despite failing to post a winner. The six-race card was the first of six meetings that comprise the £1.8-million Racing League, which pits 12 teams against each other in races worth £50,000 apiece. Team Newmarket Red, comprised of Robert Cowell, John and Thady Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott and David Simcock recorded three seconds and two thirds, good for 85 points. Team talkSPORT sits second. Broadcaster Rupert Bell, who manages Team talkSPORT along with...

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£200,000 in Racing League Prizes Announced

A total of £150,000 will be split amongst the winning team of the Racing League, with an additional £50,000 to be divided between the three jockeys with the most points across the 36-race challenge, the Racing League announced on Wednesday. There was already £1.8 million in guaranteed prize money on offer, bringing the total over £2 million to be decided across six race days and 12 teams this summer. The extra £200,000 will be shared by the winning team and leading jockeys as follows: £60,000 to the trainers £30,000 shared...

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Border Issues Rule French Out Of Racing League

Issues surrounding COVID-19 and Brexit have ruled French trainers Philippe Decouz and Edouard Monfort out of the inaugural Racing League competition. The two trainers were due to comprise one of the 12 teams taking part in the six-meeting fixture starting at Newcastle on July 29. Four Newmarket trainers--George Boughey, James Ferguson, William Knight and Stuart Williams--will instead form a replacement side, with jockeys Nicola Currie, Marco Ghiani and Daniel Muscutt their appointed riders. Olivier Delloye, chief executive officer of France Galop, said, "France Galop is disappointed that Covid and Brexit...

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Four Team Sponsors Announced For The Racing League

Four sponsors were revealed for a quartet of teams in the Racing League. The sponsors are: national radio station talkSPORT, LADbible Group's online betting community ODDSbible; social investment platform eToro and social media marketing agency The Goat Agency. The Racing League sees 12 teams-each consisting of two to four trainers working together, three jockeys, stable staff and a squad of 30 horses-competing at six consecutive Thursday evening race meetings, with the series opener taking place at Newcastle Racecourse on July 29. Team talkSPORT comprises Michael Bell, James Fanshawe, Ed Dunlop...

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The Weekly Wrap: Fools Rush In
The Weekly Wrap: Fools Rush In

If there was a lesson to be learned in the last week, it is not to issue press releases on April Fool's Day. The great news that the Derby has a new multi-year sponsor, after being dropped by Investec last year as the pandemic took hold, was sidetracked by its release date. It can be hard to tell real news from fake news these days but Cazoo, an online car dealership with an amusing name but serious credentials, is indeed the new sponsor of the 'Derby festival' (if we must—I...

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Racing League Jockeys Revealed

Several big names have been added to the upcoming Racing League competition this summer. Frankie Dettori, Oisin Murphy, Jim Crowley and Hollie Doyle are all set to take part. Dettori is part of the Newmarket team, along with fellow riders Jamie Spencer and Luke Morris, who are paired with trainers John Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock. Murphy, Hayley Turner and Sean Levey are riding for Andrew Balding and Richard Hannon. Murphy said, "This is an exciting innovation and considering the prize money there should be fierce...

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Racing League Teams Taking Shape

John Gosden, alongside fellow Newmarket trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock, will make up one of the dozen teams of the Racing League tournament which begins next summer. Another Newmarket team is comprised of Michael Bell, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe and Roger Varian. Clive Cox, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Hills and Jamie Osborne are representing Lambourn. Another team is Mick Appleby, Michael Dods, David O'Meara and Paul Midgley. Mick Channon has joined Paul and Oliver Cole, Eve Johnson Houghton and Hughie Morrison. France will also send a team...

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Dates, Venues Locked Down For Racing League

Six meetings have been designated next summer for the Racing League, Britain's team contest that will see £1.8-million distributed in prizemoney. As part of the Racing League, 12 teams consisting of two to four trainers, three jockeys and 30 horses will compete in 36 races across the six meetings and accrue points for their finishing positions. Each race in the league will be worth £50,000. The team that has gained the most points at the end of the competition will win the league. The meetings for the Racing League will...

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