Magic of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

WHEN you think of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, what comes to mind? For me, it’s a race full of nostalgia. Hunkering down around the telly as a kid on a miserably damp October Sunday afternoon; listening and watching Peter O’Sullevan effortlessly do his thing; being baffled by the Paris Mutuel and horses being …[Read More]

Konig Dax: The horse who beat Douvan

Konig Dax

HERE’S a pub quiz question. Before his defeat in this year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase when he suffered an injury, who is the only horse to beat the mighty Douvan? You might be surprised that it’s a 74-rated Flat horse who has thus far failed to cut the mustard in four runs in the UK. …[Read More]

Mirage Dancer and Muatadel can strike at Donny

Mirage Dancer

I’M not entirely sure what the highlight is of the opening day of the Doncaster St Leger meeting. It could be the Leger Legends race featuring former jockeys who are now a bit more jowly after discovering the joy of food. Among them, incredibly, is the septuagenarian George Duffield, who will be riding at Town …[Read More]

Six Strings among 10 to follow on the flat

Richard Fahey, trainer of Six Strings

I’VE begun to see horses to follow lists for the 2017/18 National Hunt season. That’s fine but although a huge fan of the jumping game there is so much quality Flat fare to come: the Arc, Champions Day and the late season juvenile jousting among it. So here’s a few horses for the notebook who …[Read More]

Ulshaw Bridge to strike at York Ebor Festival

Ulshaw Bridge

THE Ebor meeting at York is a week away and one of the most eagerly anticipated races of the season lies in wait. The International could see Churchill, Barney Roy and Ulysses lock horns. Throw in the Great Voltigeur and Cracksman v Capri and next Wednesday’s opening day will be graced with a stellar cast. …[Read More]

Horse racing betting explained – which ways should you place your bet?

by PAUL GORDON IF you have never placed a horse racing bet before, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the options that are available to you. No matter what bookmaker you use, you will have a number of different options to choose from. This includes the likes of win, each-way, insure …[Read More]

WIN tickets to Doncaster St Leger festival

2016 Doncaster St Leger winner Harour Law

WE are delighted to team up with Doncaster racecourse to offer our readers a great prize of a day out at the Doncaster St Leger Festival. We have tickets available for all FOUR days of one of the Flat season’s biggest and best horse racing events. The Doncaster St Leger Festival begins on Wednesday September …[Read More]

Glorious Goodwood infographic

THE Goodwood Festival starts on Tuesday August 1, where some of the best horses will race against each other and you can expect to see some spectacular horse racing. Whether you’re interested in the racing or just the Goodwood experience, this festival is a must attend for everyone. For those interested in the festival, this …[Read More]

Six to follow at Glorious Goodwood 2017

Glorious Goodwood 2017

TWO festivals for the price of one this week with both Galway and Glorious Goodwood 2017 kicking off on Tuesday. Goodwood may not start off quite so Glorious with the ground currently on the slow side of good but the weather generally looks fine for the five days of equine excellence. The obvious highlight is …[Read More]

Galway Festival: Bank on Balko Des Flos

Galway Festival

THE Galway Festival is a rather special thing. If you haven’t been then you are missing out. Seriously. Racing festivals are usually three or four-day jamborees but Galway lasts for seven days, a relentless week of flat and national hunt competition. The festival is synonymous with Irish legend Dermot Weld. He has been leading trainer …[Read More]