At The Races Blogs


Nicklaus (5-1), Daawy (5-1), Hajjam (5-1), Trouble And Strife (5-2) plus Ghaiyyath (19-10) were previous Eyecatchers to do the business last week and form expert Alan Thomson has handpicked six horses that ran during the past seven days that it will pay to follow.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake covers drugs in the Irish race horse industry this week; the rise of positive tests and trainer Shark Hanlon’s recent case.

Declan Rix

News this week confirmed Sheikh Mohammed has sent mares to Coolmore’s Champion Sire Galileo for the first time. Here, Declan Rix expands on the topic, starting off with Darley’s self-imposed 2005 ban on buying Coolmore produce.

Nicholas Godfrey on the Breeders' Cup

In the first of a brand-new series on, Nicholas Godfrey, a leading writer on US racing, examines the long-standing and deep-seated rivalry between America’s two most prominent racing communities in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Winning Systems

In his latest article for, Dr Peter May has analysed official British Horseracing Authority ratings in a number of different spheres to see if they’re profitable, coming up with some interesting results.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert has examined the performances of the winners of the seven-furlong and fourteen and a half-furlong races at the William Hill St Leger Festival and the seven-furlong two-year-old races at the Curragh on Sunday - he also has selections online for Newbury and Newcastle on Friday.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    British Horseracing Authority head handicappers analyse the pick of the performances at the William Hill St Leger Festival, headed by Kew Gardens’s victory in the world’s oldest Classic.

  • The future of international racing in Singapore

    The future of international racing in Singapore

    Having attended Singapore's Kranji Mile meeting, Paul Haigh spoke to the Singapore Turf Club's Chief Operating Officer Soong Tze Ming to see where exactly the direction of Singaporean international racing is now heading.

  • Pointing The Way

    Pointing The Way

    It’s the final Pointing The Way of the 2017/18 National Hunt season and Richard Pugh has five horses that caught his eye last week from meetings at Kinsale and Ballingary.

  • Stable Stars

    Stable Stars

    Congratulations to Mark Sweeting whose team “Sea The Stars” have won the 2017/18 At The Races Stable Stars competition and a first prize of £8,000.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Barry Geraghty

    In his final blog of the season, Barry Geraghty reflects on the 2018 Punchestown Festival.

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