Mabs Cross in Nunthorpe tilt

Mabs Cross

MICHAEL Dods has already done it twice. Now he is aiming to do it again. Speed freak Mecca’s Angel won back-to-back renewals of the Coolmore Nunthorpe in 2015 and 2016. Now sprint specialist Dods is hoping that Mabs Cross can follow in the hoof-prints of his former star in the Nunthorpe at York on August …[Read More]

Expert Eye supplemented for Sussex Stakes

Expert Eye

Without Parole and supplementary entry Expert Eye are among 13 horses going for the £1,066,250 G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes over a mile, the centrepiece of the meeting on the second day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival next Wednesday. Both three-year-olds won at Royal Ascot on their latest starts, with Without Parole maintaining his unbeaten record in the mile G1 …[Read More]

A Weekend In Paris: Plan a trip to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

by ANNIE DALE PARIS may be considered the most romantic city in the world but it also provides one of the greatest races in the horse racing calendar. A two-day festival, the big race takes place on October 7 and returns to the famous Longchamp after being held in Chantilly for the past two years. …[Read More]

Can Forest Ranger spring a surprise?

Forest Ranger

JOCKEY Tony Hamilton is hoping the Richard Fahey-trained Forest Ranger can upstage Classic winners Masar and Saxon Warrior in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and provide him with the biggest success of his career. The Group One summer showpiece, which forms part of the 35-race QIPCO British Champions Series, has drawn a final field of eight. It carries prize …[Read More]

Heroes of The Grand National

Neptune Collonges

by MACIEJ KUREK THERE aren’t many races in the horse racing calendar as well known as The Grand National. Throughout the year, there are some top events, such as Royal Ascot, but it’s The Grand National that appeals to all. This annual event sees everyone, not just horse racing fans, on the edge of their …[Read More]

Dettori leading Royal Ascot rider after day one

Frankie dettori

FRANKIE Dettori recorded an 87/1 treble on day one of Royal Ascot and his 59th victory overall at the Royal Meeting, where he is the leading jockey after day one. It followed the impressive success of 8/1 shot Monarchs Glen, trained by John Gosden, also landing a treble on the day, in the concluding Listed …[Read More]

Changes in online sports betting

online gambling

by STACY SMITH Sports betting is on the rise, as is all online gaming. Recently the UCGC put restrictions on live betting and the use of free bets as they believe it promotes repetitive gambling, and this caters for gambling addiction. Probably not a coincidence, as the British Gambling Commission is a very active and efficient organ. The …[Read More]

Justify bids for Triple Crown glory

Triple Crown Justify

JUSTIFY will bid to become the 13th horse to win the American Triple Crown on Saturday. American Pharoah in 2015 is the only horse to achieve the treble of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes since Affirmed and Steve Cauthen went into racing folklore in 1978. Some of the other equine legends to …[Read More]

2018 Epsom Derby: Young Rascal the value

Young Rascal and the 2018 Epsom Derby

THERE was something about William Haggas after his strapping young colt Young Rascal had won the Chester Vase. After the race, he couldn’t stop talking. Quizzed by the press pack about his young colt, he found himself waxing lyrical about what he had just done and what he could become. It resonated in a way …[Read More]

Dante: 1945 Derby winner

Dante

by GRAHAM OLIVER THE Dante Stakes at York is named after the 1945 Derby winner. He was trained by Matthew Peacock at Middleham in North Yorkshire and was the last northern-trained Derby winner, and the first since Pretender in 1869. Dante was a brown colt by the unbeaten Nearco, out of Rosy Legend (Dark Legend). As a …[Read More]