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Brave Anna shocks Lady Aurelia in Cheveley Park

Graeme Smith, lead 2yo Handicapper for the British Horseracing Authority, reveals his figures for all the main juvenile action that took place at Newmarket during the three-day Cambridgeshire meeting.

Elimination from big handicaps

Head of handicapping at the British Horseracing Authority, Phil Smith addresses why the elimination system is based on weight rather than rating in all-aged handicaps.

Postponed on top in Juddmonte International

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the best of the action from the Ebor Festival at York which include Postponed’s victory in the Juddmonte International and Mecca’s Angel success in the Nunthorpe Stakes.

Brilliant Limato takes July Cup

The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the best of the action from the Newmarket July meeting which saw a brilliant performance from Limato to win the highlight.

Royal Ascot review

The handicappers from the BHA review the brilliant five-day Royal Ascot meeting and give us an update on their latest ratings.

  • Investec Derby update

    Investec Derby update

    The handicappers from the BHA review the Investec Derby and Coronation Cup at Epsom while also flagging the juveniles who have most caught the eye this season.

  • Post-Guineas report

    Post-Guineas report

    The handicappers from the BHA review the first two Classics of the British flat season which were won by Galileo Gold and Minding.

  • Classic Trials assessed

    Classic Trials assessed

    The handicappers from the BHA review the best of the action from Sandown's end of season National Hunt finale while flat fans can enjoy a round-up of the best Classic Trials action.

  • Flat Classic trials assessed

    Flat Classic trials assessed

    The handicappers from the BHA review the best of the action from the Craven meeting at Newmarket and the Greenham met which was staged at Chelmsford.

  • Aintree Festival 2016 review

    Aintree Festival 2016 review

    The handicappers from the BHA review the action from the 2016 Aintree Festival where Annie Power, Apple's Jade, Thistlecrack and Yorkhill were impressive in winning their respective races.

  • Cheltenham Festival 2016 review

    Cheltenham Festival 2016 review

    The head handicappers from the BHA review the action from the 2016 Cheltenham Festival where Annie Power, Sprinter Sacre, Vautour, Thistlecrack and Don Cossack were impressive in landing the Championship contests.

  • Cheltenham Festival chase previews

    Cheltenham Festival chase previews

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority whet the Cheltenham Festival appetite further by previewing some of the main chase action from Prestbury Park.

  • Cheltenham Festival hurdle previews

    Cheltenham Festival hurdle previews

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority whet the Cheltenham Festival appetite by previewing some of the main hurdles action from Prestbury Park.

  • Handicapping explained

    Handicapping explained

    Get involved in the horseracing and handicapping debate on At The Races.

  • Agrapart not for catching in Betfair Hurdle

    Agrapart not for catching in Betfair Hurdle

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority assesse the performances Agrapart's Betfair Hurdle win, Top Gamble's Game Spirit success and L'ami Serge's flop behind Violet Dancer in the Kingmaker Novices' Chase.

  • Thistle cracks Cheltenham Trials Day

    Thistle cracks Cheltenham Trials Day

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority cast their eye over Cheltenham Trials Day while also looking to a Doncaster card where Vaniteux and Barters Hill won.

  • Old Guard, new dawn

    Old Guard, new dawn

    The BHA Handicappers review the pick of last weekend's action including at Cheltenham where Village Vic won the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and Old Guard landed the International Hurdle.

  • Thief almost mugged as Thistle pricks reputations

    Thief almost mugged as Thistle pricks reputations

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority take a closer look Newcastle's Fighting Fifth Hurdle won by Identity Thief as well as the Long Distance Hurdle which went the way of Thistlecrack.

  • Pharoah slam dunks it!

    Pharoah slam dunks it!

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority take a closer look at the 2015 Breeders' Cup where American Pharoah stole the show with his Breeders' Cup Classic victory.

  • A Golden season for Horn

    A Golden season for Horn

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority cast their eye over the best performances on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe day at Longchamp which includes Golden Horn's win in the showpiece event.

  • Knavesmire showcases Yorkshire's finest

    Knavesmire showcases Yorkshire's finest

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority are back with their latest blog. The brilliant action from the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is covered - now live.

  • Handicappers' Blog (5 August)

    Handicappers' Blog (5 August)

    The head Handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the action from the Qatar Goodwood Festival where star miler Solow took the Sussex Stakes, Muthmir won the King George Stakes and top 2yo Shalaa won his second successive Group 2 in the Richmond Stakes.

  • Handicappers' Blog (28 July)

    Handicappers' Blog (28 July)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action including the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot where Postponed got the better of Eagle Top in a pulsating finish.

  • Handicappers' Blog (15 July)

    Handicappers' Blog (15 July)

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority have a new blog covering the best of the action from Newmarket's July meeting and more. Now live.

  • Handicappers' Blog (30 June)

    Handicappers' Blog (30 June)

    The latest blog from the head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority takes a look at the 2015 Royal Ascot meeting.

  • Handicappers' Blog (20 May)

    Handicappers' Blog (20 May)

    The latest blog from the head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority takes an in-depth look at the Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications.

  • Handicappers' Blog (14 May)

    Handicappers' Blog (14 May)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action including the QIPCO 1000 Guineas meeting while also assessing races from Chester's May meeting and the Swinton Hurdle.

  • Handicappers' Blog (7 May)

    Handicappers' Blog (7 May)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from Newmarket's QIPCO Guineas meeting while also assessing a classy sprinter at Ascot.

  • Handicappers' Blog (24 April)

    Handicappers' Blog (24 April)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from Newmarket's Craven meeting, Newbury's Greenham meeting and more - now online.

  • Handicappers' Blog (15 April)

    Handicappers' Blog (15 April)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from Aintree's Grand National meeting - now live.

  • Handicappers' Blog (12 February)

    Handicappers' Blog (12 February)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action from Newbury's Betfair Hurdle day which also featured the Denman Chase and the Game Spirit Chase.

  • Handicappers' Blog (6 January)

    Handicappers' Blog (6 January)

    The head handicappers at the BHA review the pick of the recent action including the King George VI Chase and the Christmas Hurdle from Kempton on Boxing Day.

  • Handicappers' Blog (2 December)

    Handicappers' Blog (2 December)

    The head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority are back with another valuable blog. This week sees the best of the action from Newbury's Hennessy meeting and Newcastle's Fighting Fifth fixture covered.

  • Handicappers' Blog (26 November)

    Handicappers' Blog (26 November)

    A bumper blog from the head handicappers at the British Horseracing Authority which starts with Silviniaco Conti's good win in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

  • Handicappers' Blog (20 November)

    Handicappers' Blog (20 November)

    In this week's BHA Handicappers' Blog their head men discuss the Paddy Power Gold Cup and a number of other races from the Open meeting.

  • Handicappers' Blog (5 November)

    Handicappers' Blog (5 November)

    In this week's BHA Handicappers' Blog their head men discuss the Charlie Hall Chase, the JNWine.com Chase, the bet365 West Yorkshire Hurdle and more.

  • Handicappers' Blog (22 October)

    Handicappers' Blog (22 October)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the action from British Champions Day and Future Champions Day. Now live.

  • Handicappers' Blog (7 October)

    Handicappers' Blog (7 October)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the action from Arc weekend at Longchamp and analyse the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

  • Handicappers' Blog (18 September)

    Handicappers' Blog (18 September)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the flat action from Doncaster's St Leger Festival while casting an eye back to Haydock's Sprint Cup result.

  • Handicappers' Blog (28 August)

    Handicappers' Blog (28 August)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the flat action from York's Ebor Festival in a detailed blog. Get their reaction and new official marks for some of those who ran right here.

  • Handicappers' Blog (8 August)

    Handicappers' Blog (8 August)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the flat action from Glorious Goodwood in a detailed blog. Get their reaction and new official marks for some of those who ran right here.

  • Handicappers' Blog (29 July)

    Handicappers' Blog (29 July)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the flat action from Ascot's King George meeting while also covering some of the action from York's Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival.

  • Handicappers' Blog (9 July)

    Handicappers' Blog (9 July)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the flat action from Sandown's Coral Eclipse meeting.

  • Handicappers' Blog (2 July)

    Handicappers' Blog (2 July)

    The head handicapper from the British Horseracing Authority, Phil Smith gives two of his highlights from Royal Ascot.

  • Handicappers' Blog (23 May)

    Handicappers' Blog (23 May)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the recent flat action from Newbury's Lockinge meeting, the York Dante Festival and recent Classic Trials run.

  • Handicappers' Blog (8 May)

    Handicappers' Blog (8 May)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the recent flat action from Newmarket's Guineas meeting where the first Classics of 2014 were run.

  • Handicappers' Blog (24 April)

    Handicappers' Blog (24 April)

    The head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the pick of the recent flat action, from the Craven meeting at Newmarket to Lingfield's Good Friday fixture.

  • Handicappers' Blog (8 April)

    Handicappers' Blog (8 April)

    The head handicappers from the British Horse-Racing Authority review one of the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

  • Handicappers' Blog (19 March)

    Handicappers' Blog (19 March)

    A new blog to At The Races, the head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the season's highlight, the Cheltenham Festival.

  • Handicappers' Blog (12 February)

    Handicappers' Blog (12 February)

    A new blog to At The Races, the head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the weekend's best action from Newbury, where the Betfair Hurdle was run, and Warwick.

  • Handicappers' Blog (28 January)

    Handicappers' Blog (28 January)

    A new blog to At The Races, the head handicappers from the British Horseracing Authority review the weekend's best action from Cheltenham, Doncaster and Leopardstown.

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