Is 2015 the year of the mare?

The number of mares in eventing appears to be on the rise and the past two years in particular have proved extraordinarily successful for mares. Paulank Brockagh put mares firmly back in the spotlight last year by winning Badminton with Australian Sam Griffiths. Carole Mortimer takes a look at the 12 mares entered for this year’s Mitsubishi […]

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Horsey things to do over Easter

There are plenty of horsey events taking place over the Easter break. Derby House Post selects the best for enthusiasts of all disciplines Go to a point to point There is a plethora of fixtures taking place around the country on Easter Saturday and Monday. (http://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/fixture_list_2013.html) They include the Cazenove Capital Point to Point and […]

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15 minutes with… Alice Oppenheimer

Dressage rider Alice Oppenheimer, 25, hit the international headlines last week with wins at the two-week international show in Vidauban in the South of France. With Tantoni Sir Soccrates, an eight-year-old British-bred gelding by Sir Donnerhall owned by Tantoni Warmbloods, she won four small tour classes; two prix st georges and two intermediaire I for 7-9 […]

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Cheltenham Festival 2015: Gold Cup day

And so to the final day of this liver-crushing, wallet-bending, roller-coaster of a week. And guess what? It’s raining. And it’s cold. Very cold indeed. But it’s scarcely enough to chill the bones on a day when National Hunt enthusiasts worship in their most swollen numbers for the Blue Riband event of the Turf – […]

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A smoking start to Cheltenham Festival

It’s amazing how many people still smoke. This has always been my first reflection each year for the past decade or so as I park my car up in the Press car park on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. The scene is always, reassuringly, the same. Jockeys, grooms, trainers, horse-whisperers, all puffing away, […]

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