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Native back on winning track

Kingsgate Native finally returned to winning ways in Beverley's Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes, but connections are in no hurry to decide whether the popular veteran will race on.

Barzalona bags Educate Cambridgeshire ride

Mickael Barzalona is set for his first ride in Britain since June after being booked by Ismail Mohammed for defending champion Educate in Saturday's Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket. The 23-year-old returned to France at the start of the summer after a couple of seasons for Godolphin in Britain, but has retained his association with the international stable for Andre Fabre as well as riding for a number of other trainers.

Toronado to stand at National Stud

Toronado will next year stand at the National Stud in Newmarket.

Gosden duo given Cambridgeshire nod

John Gosden confirmed he will be doubly represented in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on Saturday, with Cornrow and Maverick Wave attempting to give the trainer his fourth victory in the first leg of the 'Autumn Double'. Only Jeremy Glover managed as many successes in the race during modern times, and Gosden's previous heroes, Halling, Tazeez and Pipedreamer, all turned out to be much better than simply handicappers.

Gosden retains belief in Taghrooda

Taghrooda is likely to continue her preparation for next month's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a racecourse gallop over the next few days, with trainer John Gosden identifying Japanese star Just A Way as a major danger to her Longchamp challenge. The sparkling winner of the Epsom Oaks and King George lost her unbeaten record when beaten half a length by Tapestry in the Yorkshire Oaks.

Francome leads from the front in Pro-Am tournament

Over £4,500 was raised for the Injured Jockeys’ Fund at the annual PJA/Racing UK Pro Am Golf Tournament

Ginge primed for Perth bow

Before the new National Hunt season begins in earnest, Nigel Twiston-Davies is planning to run two of his brightest prospects at Perth on Thursday with Betfair Hurdle winner Splash Of Ginge and Aintree bumper winner Ballybolley set to make the long journey.

Grandeur seeks Goodwood glory

Jeremy Noseda would like to see Grandeur return to winning ways in the RH Hall Foundation Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday before making any more plans.

Gosden enjoying ‘ding-dong’ battle

John Gosden believes he deserves to be second-favourite to Richard Hannon in the battle for the trainers' title. The 2012 champion still has a lead of approaching £250,000 over Hannon, whose father, Richard snr, claimed the prize last year.

Rizeena considered for QEII

Rizeena will run in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco Champions Day at Ascot if she goes to the well once more this autumn.

Kingman retirement a tough call

Teddy Grimthorpe, owner Khalid Abdullah's long-serving racing manager, said the decision to retire Kingman "wasn't taken lightly".

Limato takes aim at Redcar prize

Limato, a late absentee from Saturday's Mill Reef Stakes due to the soft ground at Newbury, will run in Redcar's totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy on October 4 as long as conditions are suitable.

McEvoy parts company with Godolphin

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy has ended his long-standing role as stable jockey to Godolphin.

Murtagh duo confirmed for Melbourne

Johnny Murtagh intends to train Royal Diamond and Mutual Regard for the Emirates Melbourne Cup, according to owner Andrew Tinkler.

Long live the King

Kingman retires to stud the undisputed champion miler of 2014, but the timing of his departure leaves the tantalising prospect of what might have been.

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