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Irish Scene

With the first Classics of the Irish flat season about to be run, Declan Rix previews the Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas at the Curragh. Declan also casts his eye over the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Talking Horses

David Lawrence takes a weekly look at the racing scene as well as his horses to follow, has a statistical look at Saturday's Amix Silver Bowl Handicap at Haydock and has updated his ratings for the leading Investec Derby hopes.

Greyhound Derby Countdown

Jaytee Jet is bidding to become only the fourth dog to win the Derby in successive years and here Jonathan Hobbs talks to his owner, John Turner.

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.


Previous Eyecatchers to win for Alan Thomson were Hermann (11-2), Nathania (9-2), Materialist (11-8) and Mountain Angel (8-11). Here, Alan has six more taking performances from York's Dante Festival to add to your tracker.

Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake tells the story of brilliant race and broodmare Fanfreluche, who can be considered, the American Shergar.

  • Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands provides analysis of the recent action, including from Doncaster on Saturday, and shortlists runners that recently caught the eye on the clock.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority cast their eye back and analyse the best of the action from Newmarket's Guineas meeting where Churchill won the 2000 and Winter the 1000.

  • 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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