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Talking Horses

With British Champions Day soon upon us, David Lawrence takes a statistical look at the British Champion Stakes as well as releasing his figures for the British Champions Sprint. Numerous taking performances and a pair of horses working well at home - Roger Varian and Paul Nicholls-trained inmates – also get positive mentions.

Pointing The Way

A new blog to, Pointing The Way will highlight young, up-and-coming point to point horses in Ireland - with the help of Richard Pugh - that can be followed as their careers progress.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands has analysed the stride of Glendevon - a smart 2yo trained by Richard Hughes - highlighted a trio of horses that have recently caught the eye on the clock and shortlisted his selections for Newcastle and Uttoxeter on Thursday.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority cover the best of the action from Future Champions Weekend from Newmarket, starting with U S Navy Flag’s impressive Dewhurst Stakes victory.


Court Minstrel (14-1) was flagged up last month for the totepool Silver Trophy at Chepstow and did the business along with other previous Eyecatchers Eartha Kit (5-1), Shantou Rock (7-2), Ghaiyyath (11-4), Rock The Kasbah (2-1) and A Genie In Abottle (6-4) and form expert Alan Thomson has shortlisted six to follow from Chepstow’s Jumps season curtain-raiser.

Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake has reflections on the Dewhurst Stakes won by US Navy Flag, who lead home a 1-2-3-4 for Aidan O’Brien.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest update, Dr Peter May compares the profitably of The Tote to SP, comparing numbers from work conducted 20 years ago to today. The fairly recent introduction of exchanges into Great British betting also sees those figures cross referenced.

  • Paul Haigh

    Paul Haigh

    Paul Haigh recaps on his latest visit to Yiqi, Inner Mongolia where the burgeoning world power of the China Horse Club held its sixth Chinese Equine Cultural Festival, a meeting at a top-class racecourse that saw 16,000 attendees.

  • Greyhound Derby Countdown

    Greyhound Derby Countdown

    Our greyhound expert, Jonathan Hobbs reflects on the first Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester which went the way of shock 28-1 winner Astute Missile for the Seamus Cahill family.

  • 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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