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Winx: Farewell to a great

With Winx retiring after her 33rd victory in a row at Royal Randwick in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth...

Tiger confirms all-time great status on Merseyside

The day after Tiger Roll won his second Grand National, Declan Rix remains in awe of the winner and his connections, as he looks back on what he considers to be one of racing's greatest ever horses.

Cheltenham: The future is bright

As ever, there were many highs and some lows at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Over the four days, it was the performances of novices that caught the eye of Declan Rix, and he discusses those here.

The talking is nearly over

Declan Rix sets the scene for the Cheltenham Festival's big chase and hurdle races, the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle.

Angels strengthens Supreme chance despite surprise defeat

There were Supreme Novices' Hurdle and Triumph Hurdle clues at Kempton on Saturday, in the Dovecote Novices' Hurdle and Adonis Juvenile Hurdle, and here Declan Rix looks at a pair of horses who have strengthened their chance of Cheltenham Festival glory.

Cyr now a name to recognise

A nine-race card at Ascot on Saturday was made shorter thanks to three classy performances. Here, Declan Rix takes a closer look at the victories of Cyrname, Clan Des Obeaux and Al Dancer, and the ramifications they could have on the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Trials Day reflections

The day after Cheltenham hosted their Trials Day card, Declan Rix recaps on the action and comments on the ramifications the performances may have come March.

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