Former racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79
John McCririck has died at the age of 79.
Dual Derby winner Australia has been retired to stud, said a Coolmore representative.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
My Tent Or Yours could go novice chasing when the jumps season moves through the gears later in the year.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Channel 4 remains "proud" of its Royal Ascot coverage, despite dwindling audiences throughout the week.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
Proud owner Andy Stewart insists Big Buck’s remains at the top of his game at the age of 11 and expects him to fight all the way in an attempt to regain his stayers’ crown at Cheltenham.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
Trainer Nicky Henderson has given Sprinter Sacre the green light to make his seasonal reappearance in the williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on December 27.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013
John McCririck fears he has become a “pariah” who will struggle to find work again after losing his age discrimination case against Channel 4 on Wednesday.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2013
Flamboyant racing pundit John McCririck was sacked by Channel 4 because his “pantomime persona” is “unpalatable” to a wide audience, an employment tribunal ruled.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2013
Racing pundit John McCririck has lost his age discrimination employment tribunal case against Channel 4.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
Trainer Nicky Henderson insists superstar chaser Sprinter Sacre will not be entered in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on December 26.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2013
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s premier middle-distance all-aged Flat race, will return to terrestrial television in October after Channel 4 Racing announced a deal had been struck.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2013
John McCririck has been given the go-ahead to take Channel 4 to employment tribunal over his dismissal last year.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013
Ruby Walsh does not believe Hurricane Fly has been seen at his very best on either of his previous two trips to the Cheltenham Festival.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
Former Channel 4 Racing pundit John McCririck yesterday revealed he has started legal proceedings against the broadcaster as he seeks damages totalling £3m following his axing from its racing coverage.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2013
Racing pundit John McCririck is to sue Channel 4 for £3m (€3.7m) claiming the broadcaster axed him from its racing coverage because he was too old.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2013
Racing pundit John McCririck today said he is to sue Channel 4 for £3m (€3.7m) claiming the broadcaster axed him from its racing coverage because he was too old.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
Channel 4 Racing have appointed Clare Balding as their new lead presenter.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
British Horseracing Authority head of handicapping Phil Smith is keen to see Investec Derby hero Camelot tested against older horses so his full potential can be realised.
Mon, 04 Jun, 2012
Paul Nicholls is preparing for “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make” regarding whether to let Kauto Star take his chance in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2012
This weekend’s ‘Super Saturday’ fixture had to be abandoned after an inspection yesterday morning due to snow on the track, but the British Horseracing Authority reached an agreement with Newbury, Betfair, the Levy Board and Channel 4 Racing to restage the superb card next Friday.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2012
EARLIER this week’s boxing’s ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali, celebrated his 70th birthday and 50 years ago yesterday, National Hunt racing’s equivalent, the peerless steeplechaser Arkle, gained his first victory in a modest novice hurdle at Navan.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2012
JOCKEYS in Britain will face stiffer penalties for use of the whip in new rules being introduced in two weeks’ time following a 10-month review by the British Horseracing Authority.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2011
Racing pundit John McCririck believes the sport has missed an ideal opportunity to boost its image in the UK by failing to ban hitting horses with the whip.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
Ante-post favourite Dare To Dance has been ruled out of this afternoon’s Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket on account of the ground.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2011
RYAN Moore is planning to take just a handful of rides when he returns to the saddle next week to ensure he is at the peak of his powers aboard Workforce in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2011
HENRY Cecil confirmed the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes as the next intended port of call for incredible Sussex Stakes winner Frankel.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2011
HENRY Cecil makes his first ever visit to the Cheltenham Festival today and could even mark his appearance with a winner.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2011
Simon Claisse is prepared to water the track at Cheltenham during the meeting due to the lack of recent rain.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
Imperial Commander continues to please Nigel Twiston-Davies ahead of his totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup defence on Friday.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
Ted Walsh has revealed his son Ruby is nearing a return to action as he continues to recuperate from a double fracture of his right leg.
Sun, 13 Feb, 2011
John McCririck believes Long Run's victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase and the demise of Kauto Star has signalled the dawn of a new generation.
Sun, 16 Jan, 2011
A decision is set to be made on Monday on whether Imperial Commander will clash with Kauto Star in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Sat, 27 Nov, 2010
JOHN McCRIRICK has plumped for Rewilding at Epsom today – but not with tremendous confidence in what he describes as an “enigmatic” Investec Derby.
Sat, 05 Jun, 2010
Champion jockey Tony McCoy believes he learnt plenty from riding Denman in the Aon Chase at Newbury despite the pair failing to complete the course.
Sat, 06 Mar, 2010
Sun, 31 Jan, 2010
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls reports Denman to be in rude health following his heroics in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury last weekend.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2009
TRAINERS Tony Martin and Edward O’Grady carry the hopes of Ireland as they bid to end a 29-year-old drought in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham today.
Sat, 14 Nov, 2009
Legendary jockey Lester Piggott last night led the tributes to the training genius of Vincent O’Brien, who died on Monday morning at the age of 92.
Tue, 02 Jun, 2009
Johnny Murtagh defended his decision not to seize the initiative aboard Frozen Fire in yesterday’s ludicrous renewal of the betchronicle.com Ormonde Stakes at Chester.
Sat, 09 May, 2009
This afternoon’s meeting at Kempton goes ahead after the track passed an 8am inspection.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2009
Tatenen made light work of his rivals in the Independent Newspaper Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham, cementing his position at the head of the Arkle betting in the process.
Sun, 16 Nov, 2008
Brian Meehan landed the last Group One of the season in Britain as Crowded House came with a scything run down the outside to win the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2008
JIM Bolger does not expect New Approach to be troubled by his abortive trip to York as he lines up in the rescheduled Juddmonte International at Newmarket today.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2008
Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore kicked off their Glorious Goodwood week in fine fashion when 10/1 shot Gulf Express comfortably landed the Bank Of Scotland Investment Service Stakes.
Tue, 29 Jul, 2008