At The Races Blogs

Irish stewarding standards simply not good enough

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake has his say on what he deems to be an ongoing issue with Irish stewarding, with the jurisdiction failing to meet standards which have a knock-on effect on perception.

Champion Hurdle division gets shaken up

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake looks at how the two Grade 1 two-mile hurdles which took place over Christmas have impacted on the Champion Hurdle in March.

Footpad eclipsed as Saint Calvados powers home at Naas

Leading racing writer Kevin Blake reflects on the disappointing return of Footpad in the Grade 3 Poplar Square Chase where Harry Whittington’s Saint Calvados started his season in sensational style. Kevin also analyses the novice chase debut of leading Arkle contender Kalashnikov.

Kevin Blake

In his latest column Kevin reflects on the 2018 Breeders' Cup, giving his views on Enable's landmark triumph as well as Christophe Soumillon's controversial ride in the Classic.

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