At The Races Blogs

Surfing The Sand

As All-Weather Championships Season 5 swings into its final stages, Simon Mapletoft spotlights the three feature handicaps at Lingfield Park this weekend.

Sectional Spotlight

In his latest column Simon Rowlands looks at a technological innovation which could eliminate jockeys’ overuse of the whip, highlights horses that recently caught they eye on the clock and shortlists selections for this weekend and on Good Friday Finals Day.

Pointing The Way

An extensive edition of the Irish point-to-point landscape this week with Richard Pugh. Having missed last week’s engagement with the Cheltenham Festival on, our pointing expert makes up for lost time in a column not to be missed.


With the Flat season set to get underway at Doncaster on Saturday, form expert Alan Thomson has shortlisted 12 horses it'll pay to keep onside in 2018.

Handicappers' Blog

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority cast their eyes back to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, releasing new official ratings for the winners and some losers.

Barry Geraghty

Our star blogger reflects on his rides at the Cheltenham Festival where he partnered Buveur D’Air to retain the Champion Hurdle and also landed the Grand Annual aboard Le Prezien.

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

    The week after the Cheltenham Festival, Kevin Blake discusses yet more Irish domination at Prestbury Park, success that raises questions about the home challenge.

  • Stable Stars

    Stable Stars

    Week 18 of Stable Stars, and the week after the Cheltenham Festival. There is one bonus race on offer, the Betfred Midlands Grand National – which is live on At The Races – so don’t forget to change your team.

  • From Soba to Moldova - Adapt or Die

    From Soba to Moldova - Adapt or Die

    Paul Jones’s brilliant new book From Soba to Moldova featuring 20 chapters on his punting theories and philosophies is out now and we’ve published a chapter entitled Adapt or Die. It's essential reading ahead of the Cheltenham Festival!

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest column for, Dr Peter May reinvestigates a past system he uncovered, which fell foul to statistical randomness involving handicap hurdlers.

  • Irish Scene

    Irish Scene

    Declan Rix previews the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown in this runner-by-runner guide.

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