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Racehorse Training – What Is Involved?

Horse racing is many things: a sport, an industry, a hobby and a social outlet. Predominately, it can be broken into two sections: flat and jumps. We have taken a look at what is involved in getting...

Saturday Preview – All Eyes On Altior

It's day two of the Sandown festival and it's all about jump racing and in particular all about Altior who bids to extend his winning record. The fan favourite Black Corton also bids to regain the winning...

Jessica Harrington Stable Tour

Alpha Centauri’s four Group 1 wins last season contributed handsomely to Jessica Harrington’s best Flat campaign in terms of winners and prize-money, and by her own admission it will be a hard act to repeat that level of success this year.

Roger Varian Stable Tour

One thing you can rely upon with Roger Varian is consistency. Since he started training in 2011, the trainer is yet to dip below a 17 per cent strike-rate for a year, and in 2018 he had a runner...

Donald McCain – Bangor & Chepstow Runners Guide

It's a very busy day on Friday with lots of runners at one of my local tracks; Bangor and then two heading for Chepstow. I'll be staying close to home where it looks like we've got a...

10 Horses To Follow For 2019 Flat Season

The Flat season is very much upon us, so I have trawled through the notebook and gone back over the video replays to pick my 10 horses to follow for the season ahead. There is a...

Sandown Friday Preview – Stoute Looks For More Crystal With Ocean

There is a great card of racing to look forward to at Sandown on Friday and the ITV racing team are bringing us live action of the four best races on the day. There is a great...

Aidan O’Brien Stable Tour

The Ballydoyle assembly line is rolling into action as the season gathers momentum, with the Guineas meeting at Newmarket once again providing the first significant fixture for Aidan O'Brien's powerful team of approximately 200 horses. Already the...

Dermot Weld Stable Tour

Imaging, an early-season Listed winner for Dermot Weld This time last year thoughts of Pat Smullen weighed heavily on the mind of Dermot Weld, distraught at the serious illness that had befallen his stable...

Charlie Appleby Stable Tour

Charlie Appleby, with his job at Marmoom Stables in Dubai done in fine style, is back in Britain and looking forward to a stellar season Ground-breaking successes in the Derby and Melbourne...