The Best Horse Racing Photos Of 2017


Another fantastic year of racing is coming to a close, but 2017 was packed with memorable events and it won’t be forgotten. We have put together our favourite photographs of the year. Let’s hope that 2018 will produce just as much great action and as many amazing images! All of these terrific shots are thanks to the amazing team of photographers, at the Racing Post. They continue to set the standard, when it comes to capturing the heart and soul of the sport. Click here to view their full archive. New images are added, every day.

Thistlecrack exercises with his groom Paul O’Brien at Colin Tizzard’s base near Sherborne, Dorset. (Edward Whitaker 13.01.2017)

The first foal of 2017 (a chestnut filly by Flemensfirth) is born at the Irish National Stud. (Patrick McCann 18.01.2017)

Nicky Henderson admires his star inmate, Altior, at Newbury. (Edward Whitaker 11.02.2017)

Sheikh Joaan Al Thani at the Al Shaqab farm in Doha, Qatar. (Edward Whitaker 24.02.2017)

Shout It From The Roof Top Syndicate members celebrate Ministerforsport ‘s and Pat Collins win in the 2m 2f point-to-point flat race, at Gowran Park. (Patrick McCann 11.03.2017)

At the Cheltenham Festival, Jack Kennedy celebrates winning the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Labaik. (Patrick McCann 14.03.2017)

Rich Ricci celebrates, at Cheltenham. (Edward Whitaker 16.03.2017)

Robbie Power kisses the Cheltenham Gold Cup, following his victory on Sizing John. (John Grossick 17.03.2017)

Aintree Jockeys visit to Alderhay Childrens Hospital on the Eve of the Grand National with Previous winner Neptune Collonges and Randox Brand Ambassidors AP McCoy and Katie Coyle. (John Grossick 07.04.2017)

Ed Chamberlin with Chester primary school children involved with the BHA “ Racing To School” initiative, which encourages them to learn about horse racing. (Edward Whitaker 12.05.2017)

Carly Baker poses with her edible hat, at Royal Ascot. (Edward Whitaker 20.06.2017)

Freddie Tylicki

Just months after sustaining life-changing injuries, on the track, Freddie Tylicki laughs with Saeed bin Suroor. (Edward Whitaker 23.06.2017)

Her Majesty the Queen shares a joke, at Royal Ascot. (Edward Whitaker 24.06.2017)

Mawaany (Coline Keane) jumps from the stalls for the Cork Derby Premier Handicap. (Patrick McCann 18.06.2017)

Hayley Turner walks into the paddock, for the Porsche Handicap at Ascot. (Edward Whitaker 29.07.2017)

Rivellino and Lisa O’Neill wins the 7f handicap, on Laytown Beach. (Patrick McCann 05.09.2017)

Saxon Warrior, under a ride from Ryan Moore, wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. (Martin Lynch 28.10.2017)

Frankie Dettori, in the paddock at Del Mar. (Edward Whitaker 02.11.2017)

Joseph O’Brien holds the Melbourne Cup with jockey Corey Brown, after Rekindling’s amazing win. (John Grossick 07.11.2017)

Tom Bellamy cannot hide his delight, after winning at Cheltenham in November. (Edward Whitaker 18.11.2017)

The runners clear the water in a 2m novice handicap chase, at Wincanton. (Edward Whitaker 23.11.2017)

Delire D’Estruval jumps the final flight of hurdles, at Haydock. (Edward Whitaker 25.11.2017)

Reel Steel shows outstanding jumping technique, when winning the Cahir Maiden Hurdle at Thurles. (Patrick McCann 30.11.2017)

David Bass warms his hands in the weighing room, ahead of his ride on Red River in the Winter Novices Hurdle at Sandown. (Edward Whitaker 08.12.2017)

John Oxx’s string, on a snowy morning at the Curragh. (Patrick McCann 08.12.2017)

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