Horse racing

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Shishkin gets better of Energumene in classic Clarence House Chase duel
The long-awaited first meeting between Shishkin and Energumene lived up to every expectation as two exceptional chasers duelled around two miles at Ascot before Shishkin edged in front in the final strides

Greg Wood at Ascot

22, Jan, 2022 @4:19 PM

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Talking Horses: Shishkin v Energumene is a duel to relish
Jockeys fail to find fault with the mounts as racefans prepare for a clash to savour at Ascot on Saturday

Greg Wood

21, Jan, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Talking Horses: Dunne lodges appeal against 18-month ban for bullying Frost
The jockey, who denied all but one charge against him last month, appeals against both the finding and penalty imposed

Greg Wood

20, Jan, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Prince Andrew scandal results in track renaming the Duke of York Stakes
York racecourse have decided to rename the Duke Of York Stakes, a prestigious race for sprinters run each year at its May meeting, in a bid to distance themselves from the embattled Prince Andrew

Tony Paley

18, Jan, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Talking Horses: Energumene and Shishkin can stage a race for the ages | Greg Wood
Saturday should see the rare sight of two potential champions taking each other on before Cheltenham week comes around

Greg Wood

17, Jan, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Talking Horses: Up For Parol can get backers out of jail in Lanzarote Hurdle
The selection has yet to race over the trip but he is bred to improve for the step up in distance at Kempton

Greg Wood

14, Jan, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Talking Horses: BHA hatches plan for British jumps racing to reel in Ireland
Increasing prize money is a sensible idea but there is little immediate hope of ending Irish trainers’ dominance

Greg Wood

10, Jan, 2022 @3:46 PM

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Talking Horses: Indy Five can be an each-way force at Sandown
The Tolworth Hurdle is a highlight of Saturday’s action, but the following race there offers even more interest

Greg Wood

07, Jan, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Dunne given appeal deadline as written reasons in Frost case revealed
Robbie Dunne has been given seven days to appeal against a finding that he subjected his fellow rider Bryony Frost to a prolonged and deliberate campaign of bullying and harassment

Greg Wood

06, Jan, 2022 @6:36 PM

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Talking Horses: our tipping contest triumph and New Year’s Day pointers
Zanza could get the better of Coole Cody at Cheltenham … and there is good reason to follow Greg Wood’s advice

Guardian sport and Greg Wood

01, Jan, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2021
The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2021 and recalls the stories behind them

Tom Jenkins

31, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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2021, the year of women in sport: Shriever and Capsey lead the way
From the Olympics to the oche, women trained, performed and competed on the same stage as men in a breakthrough year

Emma John

30, Dec, 2021 @4:04 PM

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