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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.


Previous Eyecatchers to win last week for Alan Thomson were Marmajuke Bay (16-1), Lincoln Rocks (10-1), Beck And Call (6-1) and Humble Hero (4-5). Here, Alan has six horses to add to your At The Races Tracker who are worth noting going forward.

Irish Scene

With Irish-trained horses boasting a record ten-win haul at the 2016 Royal meeting, Declan Rix highlights six Emerald Isle runners that may continue the good run this year.

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 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.

Kevin Blake

With Godolphin chief executive John Ferguson quitting his role, Kevin takes a closer look at the ever-changing landscape of the powerhouse racing operation over the last decade, and the decisions that failed to see The Boys In Blue return to past glories.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    Head of handicapping at the British Horseracing Authority, Phil Smith casts his eye back to the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom, rating the winners of the Oaks, the Derby and the Coronation Cup.

  • 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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