Horse Racing

QIPCO British Champions Series - Game of Thrones

With Game of Thrones gearing up for its series finale this weekend, the QIPCO British Champions Series has launched its own map of Westeros.

Inspired by the hit show’s famous opening sequence, the horse-racing series will deliver guides to each of its 10 kingdoms – or racecourses – that make up this year's calendar of events. The feature will culminate when the series descends on King’s Landing (Ascot) on 19th October.

The first episode takes a look at Newbury Racecourse, home of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, the second race in the mile category of this year’s series.

The Jockey Club - Qipco Guineas Festival

Newmarket Racecourse has staged its first-ever guinea pig race as it prepares for its showpiece Qipco Guineas Festival this weekend.

In a tongue-in-cheek video released by The Jockey Club, Newmarket's Rowley Mile course staged the 'Guineas Two Metres', which was won by 9-4 favourite Too Darn Soft.

The video features ITV racing commentator Richard Hoiles and presenter Ed Chamberlin, who ends the film by inviting viewers to watch the "real thing" this weekend.

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.


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