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Your guide to big races on Champions Day

Media playback is not supported on this device Qipco British Champions Day Venue: Ascot Date: Saturday, 21 October Race times: 13:25-16:30 BST (Champion Stakes 15:50) Coverage: Updates and big-race commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live Flat racing’s 2017 season climaxes ...

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Churchill among O'Brien's hopes for Champions Day

Qipco British Champions Day Venue: Ascot Date: Saturday 21 October Race times: 13:25-16:30 BST (Champion Stakes 15:50) Coverage: Updates and big-race commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live Churchill and Highland Reel are among the leading hopes for record-chasing trainer Aidan ...

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'I've wanted to prove a point' – De Sousa on second title

Qipco British Champions Day Venue: Ascot Date: Saturday 21 October Race times: 13:25-16:30 BST (Champion Stakes 15:50) Coverage: Updates and big-race commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live Silvestre de Sousa says he is riding better than before as he prepares ...

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Thornton to return after almost 10 months out

Veteran jump jockey Andrew Thornton returns to the saddle on Tuesday after a prolonged period on the injury list, and with no immediate plans to retire. The 44-year-old injured a knee while returning to the winners’ enclosure on his 1,000th ...

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O'Brien waits in record chase after blank in Canada

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien must wait for his chance to set a new record for top-level wins in a year after drawing a blank in Canada on Sunday. Idaho and Rain Goddess were unplaced in races at Woodbine for O’Brien, ...

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US Navy Flag leads O'Brien 1-2-3-4 at Newmarket

US Navy Flag won the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a 1-2-3-4 and leave him one away from the record Group One tally in a year. The 5-1 shot, ridden by Ryan Moore, headed home 50-1 ...

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Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stables injury

A man has died after being injured at Kempton Park racecourse in Surrey. Saturday’s fixture was abandoned with two races remaining when the man in his 50s was injured in the stable yard. Police were called to the Sunbury-on-Thames venue ...

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Kempton: Meeting abandoned after serious injury in stable yard

Kempton’s Saturday evening meeting was abandoned with two races remaining after a medical emergency in the stable yard. It is understood a stablehand was seriously injured after being kicked by a racehorse. An announcement saying the fixture had been called ...

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Laurens beats September by a nose to win Fillies' Mile

Laurens won the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in a photo finish from September to deny record-chasing Aidan O’Brien another top-level victory. The 10-1 winner, trained by Karl Burke, held on by a nose to give rider PJ McDonald a first ...

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Enable: Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner to remain in training in 2018

Five-time Group One winner Enable will remain in training next season, owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has confirmed. The John Gosden-trained three-year-old won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Chantilly on 1 October, a record fifth win in the race ...

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