Pendleton relishes new life as jockey

Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton found herself in a saddle of a different kind as she launched her new career as a jockey in a race at Newbury racecourse in southern England on Thursday.

Kauto Star put down after breaking pelvis in fall

LONDON (Reuters) - Kauto Star, who captured the public's imagination with a string of stirring victories including two Cheltenham Gold Cup successes, has been put down after fracturing his pelvis in a...

Committee hears of live baiting in Tas

Animal welfare advocates have told a parliamentary hearing that live baiting is likely to be occurring in Tasmania's greyhound racing industry.

Drones patrolling Qld greyhound kennels

Drones are being used to patrol greyhound kennels in Queensland as part of a raft of integrity measures aimed at ridding the industry of live-baiting.

Money talks as Qatar joins British racing turf's big hitters

Ascot (United Kingdom) (AFP) - A subtle difference greeted visitors at Royal Ascot this year -- increased on-site branding for Qatari private investment vehicle QIPCO as part of its record £50 million ($79.4m) contribution to British horse racing.

Moore the merrier after setting Ascot record

LONDON (Reuters) - English jockey Ryan Moore broke a post-war record when he claimed his ninth victory of this week's Royal Ascot flat meeting on Friday. The 31-year-old surpassed the t...