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Talking Horses

David Lawrence takes a weekly look at the racing scene and as well as his horses to follow, has a statistical look at the Ayr Gold Cup, plus ratings for Newbury’s Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup confirmed entries.

Sectional Spotlight

Simon Rowlands outlines how TPD sectionals aided post-race analysis at the St Leger Festival at Doncaster and explains why Chantilly and Longchamp are similar tracks so connections shouldn’t be discouraged from running a horse in this year’s Arc because of the venue.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority give us the latest ratings update from Doncaster’s St Leger Festival, starting with Capri’s victory in the Leger where he gamely held off Crystal Ocean and Stradivarius.


Previous Eyecatchers to win last week were Euginio (11-4), Tor (5-2), Desert Skyline (2-1), Humble Hero (5-4) plus Duretto (11-10) and form expert Alan Thomson has handpicked ten horses to follow from the 2017 St Leger Festival.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake looks back on a memorable William Hill St Leger, which went the way of Irish Derby hero Capri for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore.

Irish Scene

With the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe under two weeks away and all the key trials run, Declan Rix assesses the Irish team who may be bound for Chantilly on October 1.

  • 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.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest update, Dr Peter May takes a view on how punters can profit from non-runners in horse racing.

  • 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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