Horse Racing

Jockeys launch Know Thy Nuts campaign

Men's health charity Movember has teamed up with three of horse racing’s leading jockeys in a new campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Three young jockeys  – Oisin Murphy (23); Charlie Bishop (25) and Tom Marquand (21) – feature in a video launched to coincide with April's Testicular Cancer Awareness Month.

The stars are seen stripping off in the shower, demonstrating the best way for men to check themselves for the disease.

Jockey Club turns star horses into Marvel superheroes

In the run-up to the 2019 Randox Health Grand National, The Jockey Club has teamed up with Marvel to create the world’s first comic book showcasing British racehorses as superheroes.

Red Rum, Frankel and Kauto Star are among the equine stars immortalised in the publication, joining the likes of Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel in achieving Marvel comic book fame.

GBR - Shining a Light on Racing’s Stars

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Great British Racing is showcasing extraordinary women in jump racing ahead of The Festival presented by Magners, at Cheltenham Racecourse. 

Women have historically achieved great results at The Festival and 2018 saw a new record set with four women riding winners during the most fiercely contested week in the jump racing calendar.

To celebrate their accomplishments, Great British Racing has created a video featuring three of those winning jockeys still currently riding, Lizzie Kelly, Bridget Andrews and Harriet Tucker.

Rolex Grand Slam - Surpass yourself and become a legend

Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is celebrating the results of its multi-platform campaign, Surpass yourself and become a legend’, launched in March last year.

The campaign centred on a commercial designed to promote the dedication and passion required to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. The film has so far reached 12 million on Facebook and scored over 3.6 million views on YouTube, according to the latest results.

Equine Flu a “wake-up call”

A leading sports insurance broker has claimed that the temporary horse racing ban caused by an outbreak of equine flu should act as a “wake-up call” for the sport industry.

Carl Baxter, Sports and Entertainment Broker at Miller Insurance Services LLP, said that the minimum weeklong ban announced by the British Horseracing Association (BHA), threw a spotlight on standard exclusion clauses within event cancellation policies.

When 'Beef' met AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald

As part of a series that will run throughout the 2018/19 season, Grand National-winning jockey and ITV presenter Mick Fitzgerald, has been travelling the country in search of the stories that make up The Festival presented by Magners Four Days of Extraordinary.

In this latest episode, English golfer Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston took to the green of Cheltenham Festival Racecourse for a series of golfing challenges against Fitzgerald and 20-time Champion jockey Sir AP McCoy. Roles were later reversed as Beef took to the saddle to test his riding skills and the mechanical Equicizer.


Youngsters from Brixton, one of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in London, were treated to a very special Christmas gift as they visited Ascot Racecourse and Uplands Stables in Lambourn, courtesy of Great British Racing.

The three teenagers from Ebony Horse Club, a community riding centre in South London that teaches life skills and provides opportunities for children from disadvantaged areas, gained the ultimate behind-the-scenes introduction to the world of horse racing.


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