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Barry Geraghty

Our star blogger gives his verdict on his rides on the final two days of the November Meeting at Cheltenham, featuring Le Prezien in the BetVictor Gold Cup and Tigris River in the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.

Surfing The Sand

The All-Weather Championships spotlight shines on Lingfield Park on Saturday and Simon Mapletoft previews the two Listed Fast Track Qualifiers for the Middle Distance and Sprint Finals, as well as a valuable mile handicap.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands shines a light on several smart juveniles that look set to progress in 2018 and he also has selections in action at Lingfield this weekend.

Stable Stars

With the third season of Stable Stars due to kick off on Friday November 17, At The Races team members try to get you off to a positive start. Explained are the new changes to the game and advice on getting the best out of your team. Good luck!

Pointing The Way

Plenty of exciting horses to note in this week’s blog. Richard Pugh unearths recent four-year-old winners from Ballinaboola, Dromahane and Loughbrickland, all of whom are up for sale at Cheltenham on November 17.


Last week was a successful one for Alan Thomson’s previous eyecatchers with Saunter (6-1), Star Rock (5-1), Louis’ Vac Pouch (5-2), Mia’s Storm (9-4) and Bags Groove (2-1) all winning. Here, Alan has six more horses to add to your At The Races Tracker.

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

    With the Flat season in England and Ireland now finished, Kevin Blake recaps on what was a memorable year for the likes of Aidan O’Brien, Colin Keane and Ger Lyons.

  • Talking Horses

    Talking Horses

    In his final Talking Horses column, David Lawrence analyses the horses that caught his eye most over the last week. A statistical look at the November Handicap, his final ratings of this season’s top juvenile fillies and a number of horses to be working well in Newmarket and Lambourn will need adding to your ATR tracker.

  • Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    With Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo vying for favouritism in the Emirates Melbourne Cup, Martin Kelly talks to the British-based trainer about the chance of his classy stayer in the 'Race That Stops A Nation'.

  • Irish Scene

    Irish Scene

    With Aidan O’Brien breaking Bobby Frankel’s record of top-level victories in a season, Declan Rix discusses five related talking points in a remarkable campaign for the Irish trainer.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority analyse the action from British Champions Day, including the huge news of why they have rated Cracksman as the best horse in Europe - ahead of Enable - on the back of his Champion Stakes romp.

  • 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.

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