‘Horse Talk with Simon Jackson’ is taking a break and returns weekly on Friday, August 26

Horse Talk with Simon Jackson has appeared continuously since 2009 in London-based newspapers and websites; offering news and tips from all over the UK while focussing on the interests of racegoers in London and the south east. The latest news from the capital’s six closest racecourses – Kempton, Lingfield, Ascot, Sandown, Epsom and Windsor is featured, along with breaking…

Paul Nicholls congratulates Sir Anthony McCoy on his knighthood

By Simon Jackson. Top trainer Paul Nicholls has paid tribute to multiple champion jumps jockey AP McCoy who received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours List. The now Sir Anthony McCoy retired from race-riding in April 2015 and received the honour following a hugely successful career that included victories in the Cheltenham Gold Cup…

ARC boosts prize money at racecourses in the south east

By Simon Jackson. Arena Racing Company (ARC), the owners of south east tracks Lingfield Park, Royal Windsor, Fontwell Park and Brighton, has announced a significant increase in prize money across their 14 racecourses. ARC will be increasing their contribution towards total prize money from £11.3 million to £14 million. The boost to funding means that…