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Previous Eyecatchers to enjoy their day in the sun last week were Clubbable (11-1), I Am A Dreamer (8-1), First Eleven (8-1), Brother Bear (5-2), Black Sam Bella (13-8) plus Stradivarius (4-6) and form expert Alan Thomson has handpicked six Eyecatchers from York’s Dante meeting.

Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake discusses the recent decision by the British government to reduce the stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops and the ramifications it may have.

Greyhound Derby Countdown

At The Races greyhound expert, Jonathan Hobbs previews the quarter-finals of the Star Sports English Greyhound Derby at Towcester on Tuesday May 22nd.

Declan Rix

Declan Rix casts his eye back on the Grade 1 Lockinge Stakes won by Rhododendron, digs out a strong piece of 2017 Classic form and has an eyecatcher to note.

Sectional Spotlight

Sectional timing expert Simon Rowlands analyses both the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and has fancies in action at York on Thursday and Friday.

Pointing The Way

A must-read Pointing The Way this week as Richard Pugh seemed quite sweet on a few Irish pointing four-year-olds where we had action from Loughanmore and Bartlemy.

  • 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.

  • Handicappers' Blog

    Handicappers' Blog

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from the Newmarket Guineas meeting where Saxon Warrior won the 2000 Guineas and Billesdon Brook won the 1000 Guineas.

  • Winning Systems

    Winning Systems

    In his latest article for, Dr Peter May covers part two of the potential profitably of win and place markets to the head of the betting.

  • 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.

  • Irish Scene

    Irish Scene

    Declan Rix profiles the 14-strong Irish team in the Grand National at Aintree, a race where many Irish contenders are to the fore in the market.

  • 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!

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