Racing League

Loughnane Hoping To Bounce Back Quickly After Thumb Injury

Billy Loughnane says that he will be "pushing to be back as soon as I can" after a thumb injury suffered at Nottingham has left him facing a spell on the sidelines. The 17-year-old has established himself as one of the rising stars of the weighing room since bursting onto the scene over the winter and is bearing down on a century of winners having continued to have success throughout the summer. However, his quest for triple figures has been halted following the injury sustained in a stalls incident aboard...

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Racing League Team Managers Announced Ahead of Jockey Draft

The seven team managers for this year's Racing League were announced on Tuesday just days ahead of the jockey draft, which is set for Saturday, Apr. 1 at Doncaster. Frankie Dettori was added to the roster of seven managers attempting to win this year's competition and leads a strong East team which will be one of the favourites to wrestle the title from last year's winners, Jamie Osborne's Wales & The West. "Racing League brings something different into racing and I've really enjoyed being part of it for the last...

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2023 Fixture List Amended By BHA As Racing League And Sunday Series Returns

After the announcements that the Racing League and Sky Bet Sunday Series will return in 2023, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has amended the 2023 fixture list. The changes to the fixture list are below: May 2: Wolverhampton (additional evening fixture) May 8: Newcastle (additional evening fixture) May 9: Newcastle (additional evening fixture) May 14: Hamilton Park (Sunday Series, additional fixture) June 11: Beverley (Sunday Series, additional fixture) June 13: Southwell (additional afternoon fixture) July 27: Doncaster becomes an afternoon fixture July 27: Yarmouth becomes an evening fixture Aug 6:...

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Racing League Reveals Team Managers And Jockey Draft For 2022

The seven team managers for the 2022 Racing League were announced on Tuesday. In addition, there will be a jockey draft held at Doncaster on Saturday, Mar. 26. The second season of the Racing League, featuring prizemoney of £2 million, will begin at Doncaster on Aug. 4 and end at Newcastle on Sept. 15. Other Thursday evening fixtures in the series are at Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Windsor, and Southwell. All six meetings will be shown live on ITV Racing alongside long-term partner Sky Sports Racing. As part of a new...

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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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