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Kevin Blake

The debate of pacemakers arose once more after the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting. Some are in favour of their use, with others against, but here, Kevin puts forward his case for their continued participation.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority assess the best of the action from the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting in a bumper blog.

Irish Scene

Now the dust has settled on Royal Ascot, Declan Rix highlights his top five Irish performances of the week and gives his leading eyecatchers who can get their heads in front back on home soil.


Snoano (25-1), Euchen Glen (8-1), Atty Persse (7-1), Stradivarius (11-2), Cosmic Ray (13-8), Euro Nightmare (6-4) and Mabs Cross (10-11) were all previous last week to collect for the column last week and form expert Alan Thomson has flagged up ten to follow from Royal Ascot 2017.

Greyhound Derby Countdown

The 2017 Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester is drawing to a fascinating close as we now head to the semi-final stages. Here, greyhound expert Jonathan Hobbs previews Saturday's action.

Talking Horses

As well as his horses to follow, David Lawrence takes a weekly look at the racing scene and has a statistical look at Royal Ascot's Cold Cup as well as ratings for the leading European older horses of 2017

  • Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands reviews the pick of the action from the recent Windsor and Wolverhampton meetings. Four horses caught Simon's eye while two bets are shortlisted for this weekend's action.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest update, Dr Peter May takes a closer look at summer jumping, trying to unearth profitable trends having analysed different variables, including age, ratings and different race types.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Barry Geraghty

    In his final blog for the campaign, top jockey Barry Geraghty offers an update on his injury and looks back on the highlights of the 2016/17 National Hunt season in which he partnered Buveur D'Air, Defi Du Seuil, Unowhatimeanharry and Yanworth to Grade 1 glory.

  • Surfing The Sand

    Surfing The Sand

    Simon Mapletoft reflects on the fourth annual All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, when some of the best horses of their kind in Europe went head-to-head in six different categories for £1 million in prize money. Some explosive action unfolded in front of a record crowd of 10,817.

  • Liz Price's French Classic contenders to follow

    Liz Price's French Classic contenders to follow

    With the Classic season across the Channel fast approaching Liz Price, our French racing form expert, has handpicked the horses it will pay to keep onside in the prestigious Gallic 3yo contests, which you can see live on At The Races.

  • Breakfast With The Stars

    Breakfast With The Stars

    Declan Rix reports from Breakfast With The Stars at Meydan racecourse, where he hears from leading trainers Bob Baffert, Roger Varian and Tony Martin about their big hopes for Dubai World Cup Night on Saturday.

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