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In the final part of our Rachael Blackmore feature, we learn more about Rachael's intriguing journey to her current career juncture while also discussing a BHA ruling that she thinks is unfair. Here, Rachael talks to Declan Rix.

Barry Geraghty

Top jockey Barry Geraghty looks back on his recent rides including Landofhopeandglory's win in the Grade 3 Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.


Watersmeet (14-1), Harry The Viking (5-1), Sykes (4-1), Dubawi Fifty (6-4) plus Progress Drive (1-2) were previous Eyecatchers to boost the festive funds last week and form expert Alan Thomson has identified six noteworthy horses from the past seven days.

Kevin Blake

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake gives his verdict on a thrilling renewal of the Tingle Creek Chase - where Un De Sceaux defeated the likes of Sire De Grugy, God’s Own and Ar Mad - and analyses the electric two-mile novice chase division.

Paul Haigh

Paul Haigh reports from the sod turning ceremony for The Royal St Lucia Turf Club, where guests included Prince Harry plus Teo Ah Khing of the China Horse Club, who are building a US$2.6 billion racecourse and complex on the Caribbean Island.

Surfing The Sand

The juvenile sprinters are back in action at Wolverhampton on Saturday night in pursuit of a guaranteed place in the £150,000 3YO Sprint Final on Good Friday - Simon Mapletoft previews the contest and shares his latest Eyecatchers.

  • Sectional Spotlight

    Sectional Spotlight

    Simon Rowlands provides sectional timing analysis of last week’s Fast Track Qualifier - the Fillies’ Conditions Stakes, which was won by Volunteer Point - and looks forward to Saturday’s Fast Track Qualifier at Wolverhampton for the 3YO Final.

  • Talking Horses

    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 Becher Chase at Aintree as well as ratings for Sandown's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase entries, both to be run on Saturday.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority cast their eyes back to the Cheltenham Open Meeting and review some of the action.

  • Chris McGrath at Santa Anita

    Chris McGrath at Santa Anita

    In his final blog before the Breeders' Cup Chris speaks to Limato's trainer Henry Candy plus the top US connections whose stars are also out to shine in some of the vintage renewals taking place at Santa Anita this weekend.

  • Winning Systems

    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.

  • Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    Martin Kelly at the Melbourne Cup

    In his final update ahead of Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup, Martin Kelly hears from connections of Ebor winner Heartbreak City who are aiming to realise the American dream in Melbourne.

  • 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.

  • French Classic contenders to follow by Liz Price

    French Classic contenders to follow by Liz Price

    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.

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