East Yorkshire boasts many strong connections to the world of sport these days, thanks to action-packed events like the horse racing held at Beverley and the feats of local heroes such as Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Luke Campbell.
Julie Camacho will this Thursday try to win the William Hill Beverley Bullet for a second consecutive year when Makanah goes for gold in the £30,000 Listed sprint.
The North Yorkshire trainer claimed the five-furlong dash 12 months ago with the 111-rated Judicial.
What does SP mean in horse racing is a common question among people who like to bet. This is especially true with those new to betting.
SP in horse racing means ‘Starting Price’. These are the odds calculated based on those being offered by the bookies at the course. Therefore, when the race actually starts, the odds offered are known as the SP – Starting Price.
Long-standing Beverley racecourse stalwart John Cleverly died on Thursday at the age of 86.
Cleverly was synonymous with the East Yorkshire circuit and served at the track as racecourse manager and clerk of the course between 1973-2000.
In-form filly Colony Queen goes for a third consecutive victory when she runs at Beverley on Tuesday.
Trained in Lincolnshire by Steve Gollings, the four-year-old daughter of Gregorian has been a revelation since her transfer from James Tate’s yard last May.
Trainer Rebecca Menzies bids for a first Beverley winner when Cool Possibility runs in the finale on the Westwood this afternoon.
The four-year-old grey has thrived since having undergone a wind operation in January, since when he has gone unbeaten in three starts.
Popular mare Kylie Rules makes a welcome comeback at her spiritual home when Beverley emerges from lockdown on Thursday.
Trained in North Yorkshire by Ruth Carr, the five-year-old daughter of Aussie Rules enjoyed a golden spring in 2019 with four consecutive victories on the Westwood.
The Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes over the flying five furlongs at Beverley Racecourse is East Yorkshire’s best-known race.
Open to Flat sprinters aged three and above, and held annually at the end of August, it is the biggest day of the year for horse racing in the area. Take a stroll down memory lane with us as we remember two famous racehorses that won the Beverley Bullet.
Beverley has its own racecourse used during the summer months for horse racing, but did you know there are four other Yorkshire tracks within a 50-mile radius?
Home to two Listed races on the Flat, the Hilary Needler Trophy for two-year-olds over the flying five furlongs in May and the Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds and up in August, there is plenty more top-class racing in the White Rose county to enjoy just a short drive away.
So, you’re off to the races for what could be the first time you’ve spent the day at the racetrack.
Whether it’s one of the large national meets or something smaller, knowing your stuff before you set off is going to make the whole experience much more enjoyable – and hopefully bring you better odds for success when it comes to backing those horses.
Beverley residents are rightly proud of the historic horse racing venue in the town. You may wonder whether this is one of the oldest racetracks in the world to still hold races.
A look at some other venues around will help us to get a better feel for its position in the racing world.
Race meetings in the UK will be held behind closed doors from Tuesday and stay that way until at least the end of March.
Currently, the measures will not impact Beverley Races who start their season officially on 15 April 2020.
Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll will potentially head to Aintree in April, seeking a third Grand National win in as many years.
It’s hard to argue against the ten-year-old coming out on top, after blitzing the field with relative ease last year.
The team at Beverley’s award-winning racecourse are already planning new initiatives and a major investment in facilities after a successful 2019 season drew to a close.
Despite facing adverse weather conditions throughout spring and summer, the season attracted similar bumper attendances to last year, with almost 80,000 racegoers enjoying meetings at the picturesque racecourse.
Trainer Scott Dixon expects a big show from Dark Shot when he takes aim at the feature race at Beverley’s final meeting of the season on Tuesday.
The six-year-old gelding is one of seven declared runners for the £20,000 Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes – a race won by estimable sprinters like Tangerine Trees, Kingsgate Native and Alpha Delphini.
Dumfries trainer Iain Jardine challenged Five Helmets to claim a third victory at Beverley in the feature race of the penultimate fixture of the season on Wednesday.
The three-year-old gelding clearly enjoys competing in the East Yorkshire air. After all, he won at Beverley last August, when in the care of Tom Dascombe, before repeating the dose on the Westwood late last month.
Judicial on Saturday showed blistering pace and a genuine will to win to take the spoils in the £62,000 William Hill Beverley Bullet.
Trained in Norton, North Yorkshire, by Julie Camacho, the seven-year-old sprinter already held the five-furlong track record at Beverley.
Fairy Falcon will attempt to uphold family honour when she runs in the William Hill Beverley Bullet on Saturday.
The four-year-old filly is a half-sister to Tangerine Trees and Alpha Delphini, who won Beverley’s big sprint in 2011 and 2016 respectively.