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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 Cambridgeshire Handicap and has ratings for the Middle Park Stakes confirmed entries, both to be run at Newmarket on Saturday.

Handicappers' Blog

In the latest BHA Handicappers’ blog Phil Smith states the case against handicapping restrictions in Novice Chases.


William Hill Ayr Gold Cup hero Brando (11-1), Burren View Lady (10-1), Kaatskill Nap (8-1), Snoano (13-2), Aclaim (4-1) plus Vizier (15-8) were previous Eyecatchers to collect last week and Alan Thomson has shortlisted six more winners in waiting.

Kevin Blake

Following the news that Mehmas will be sent to stud after his run in the Middle Park Stakes this weekend, Kevin Blake explores the commercial reasons why some top-class 2yos are retired after just one season racing.

Winning Systems

In his latest blog for, Dr Peter May discusses how finding improving horses are important to making his punting profitable. In this particular piece, the variable of horses improving for stepping up in trip is assessed.

Irish Scene

Declan Rix casts his eye over every group race run on Irish Champions Weekend starting with a brilliant renewal of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown which sees Harzand and Minding battling for favouritism.

  • Paul Haigh

    Paul Haigh

    In his final update from Mongolia, Paul Haigh looks at the triumvirate who are competing for influence in Chinese Racing - the China Horse Club, Dubai and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

  • Sean Levey feature

    Sean Levey feature

    In the third and final part of our three-piece feature with Sean Levey, Levey talks about some of the great jockeys he's learned from, the Richard Hannon operation, the worst day he's had on a racetrack and looks to the future.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Barry Geraghty

    Our star blogger looks back on his rides at the Punchestown Festival where he rode four winners - three of which were Grade 1s – including the feature contest, the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.

  • 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.

  • Surfing The Sand

    Surfing The Sand

    The third annual All-Weather Championships Finals Day took centre stage on Good Friday when the richest race day of its kind anywhere in Europe was played out in front of a record crowd of over 10,000 at Lingfield Park. Simon Mapletoft looks back at all seven races, which carried a total prize fund of £1.1 million.

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