Miss going racing? Check out these 7 fun ideas to satisfy your sporting fix

For those of us who, pre-Covid, enjoyed regular trips to a racecourse to watch live action unfold in front of us, these unprecedented times will be dragging on. With no sign yet of spectators being allowed back at the tracks, we are in no doubt missing watching our favourite sport in person. So here are (some light-hearted) ways to get your racing fix during these torrid times…

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If you’re missing going to the races, we have some other racing ideas for you…

Do you recognise this super-famous racehorse as a foal?

This picture was taken of a young Enable by her breeders at Juddmonte Farms. Fast forward five years and she has become one of the most successful racehorses, scooping her tenth Group One in August in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York and she is now in France bidding to make history in claiming her third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Here are some interesting facts you may not know about Enable…

This famous racemare has just won her 10th Group One race — do you know who she is?

All you need to know about five-star eventer Ivar Gooden *H&H Plus*

Despite having a “cheeky side”, this eventer has an impressive record at five-star level with rider Imogen Murray. Hannah Lemieux speaks to his connections to find out what makes him tick…

Imogen Murray and Ivar Gooden at Burghley Horse Trials.
Imogen Murray on Ivar Gooden at Burghley Horse Trials 2018.

Ivar Gooden Stablename: Charles Age: 13 Breeding: Young Convinced x Coevers Diamond Boy Owners: Aivar Ward and MS Team Rider: Imogen Murray Breeder: Pat Coffey Greatest achievements: sixth Burghley CCI5*-L 2019; sixth Le Pin au Haras CCI4*-S 2019; eighth Badminton CCI5*-L 2019; first Great Witchingham advanced intermediate 2019; 12th Blenheim CCI3* 2016 (now CCI4*-L); third […]

Point-to-point trainer Francesca Nimmo’s life lessons *H&H Plus*

Francesca and her husband Charlie Poste train point-to-pointers and run a breaking-in and pre-training yard. They have produced a number of young racehorses who have gone on to win under Rules and have trained 76 winners between the flags to date.

Francesca Nimmo and Charlie Poste with Scorpion x Country Time at Fran Nimmo and Charlie Poste Point to Point yard in the village of Ettington in Warwickshire in the UK on 8th February 2019

The point-to-point trainer on her daily routine, the importance of manners and being influenced by her father’s meticulous ways