Scott recalls Queen Elizabeth II discussed horses with trainer two days before her death

“Broadcaster and former jockey Brough Scott has revealed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II discussed horse racing just two days before her passing, which showed her love for the sport. Horse racing was a major passion for the Queen throughout her life since she first rode a horse at six years old, through to her last conversation about it 90 years later.”Source

British Horseracing Authority cancels racing on day of Queen’s funeral

“No racing will take place on Monday September 19 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest. The St Leger takes place in Doncaster on Sunday, with the race holding particular emotional significance for the Queen following victory in 1977 with her horse, Dunfermline. The Champagne Stakes, the Park Stakes, the Doncaster Cup and the Flying Childers Stakes also take place on Sunday.”Source

Blackmore becomes first woman to win Grand National

“Rachael Blackmore made Grand National history by becoming the first female jockey to win the race as she steered Minella Times across the finishing line at Aintee on Saturday. The Irishwoman, who became the first leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival last month, timed her finish to perfection as Minella Times surged ahead after the 30th and final fence.”Source

Jockey James apologises for climbing on dead horse

“Jockey Rob James has apologised after a video of him climbing on a dead horse was published on social media. James says the incident happened in 2016 after the mare died of a cardiac arrest. The apology comes just 24 hours after Irish trainer Gordon Elliott was temporarily banned from racing in Britain when a photograph of him sitting on a dead horse circulated online.”Source

Racehorse trainer Elliott condemned for ‘appalling’ photo on dead horse

“Horseracing bodies have joined in condemnation of Irish trainer Gordon Elliott after a photograph showed him sitting on a dead horse. The picture has been called \”appalling\” and \”totally unacceptable\” while Elliott said that he was taking a phone call and \”without thinking\” sat down to sit on the horse.”Source