Category: General

  • Author and Acknowledgements

    Bernard Simpson started his career after attending a farm management degree at The Hampshire College of Agriculture after which he took ran a stud farm of about 120 acres. After spending twenty very happy years, he and his wife moved to the Cotswolds. The farm was laid down to grass which was proven to produce […]

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  • Lester Piggott

    A few days before the Epsom Derby, we learned of the passing of one of the greatest jockeys the world has ever seen – maybe the greatest – Lester Piggott. He had a varied life and was not always the most popular with his peers, and he was always fiercely competitive in a race; and […]

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  • HM The Late Queen Elizabeth II

    It was a huge and sad loss to the world that The Queen died at Her Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday 8th September 2022. Many obituaries and comments have been written about Her Majesty and we are not about to write another. However, The Queen was a stalwart supporter of horse racing and was […]

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  • Our Champions 2022

    These are our personal choices as our Champions of the year. Some may have been recognised by other bodies, but this is the list of those who caught our eye in particular in 2022. In each category, because this year has been vintage in so many of Europe’s equine activities, it has been very difficult […]

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  • Winners Table of European Sires

    In this section, we have provided tables of the top sires in Europe by order of prizes money. The actual prize money earned by a stallion is not recorded, but the name of the sire and his parentage, the number of runners, winners and stakes winners are. The records show the top first season sires […]

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