It’s been a while since I posted on here but I wanted to throw my opinion in on the hot topic surrounding this year’s Derby. This year Epsom Downs will once again host The Derby at it’s iconic track. With a number of horses vying for favouritism and without one clear favourite many of the … More The Derby Dwindling?
Britain’s richest handicap takes place on Saturday afternoon featuring in a card, I deem as the final substantial one in this country before the Cheltenham Festival, obviously we have Leopardstown across the sea on Sunday which is no doubt, one of the most prestigious days this season but everything leads towards the Cotswolds after this … More Betfair Hurdle Preview
There is much to reflect upon when looking back over the fantastic weekend’s racing we just witnessed. With the Gold Cup favourite narrowly defeated by a valiant performance from the late Many Clouds, the turbulence of the Irish Arkle and lack of appearance or true performances from some of Mullins’ star performers, it’s safe to … More Mulling over Mullins
Following the nasty injury to Gigginstown number one rider, Bryan Cooper at Punchestown on New Years Eve we have started to see a little more of the young, and very talented Jack Kennedy. At the age of seventeen you could argue that the followers of the youthful horseman are getting carried away with themselves putting … More A look at rising star Jack Kennedy
With less than two months to the Cheltenham Festival many will either have their, ‘muggy accas,’ all sorted out, or they’ll be filing through the potential candidates for each race and whittling down to their four or five, ‘good things,’ for the week. It wouldn’t be Cheltenham without a Willie Mullins or Rich Ricci hype … More What do we know about Mullins’ Melon?
Across social media, particularly on the lead up to Cheltenham, there is a constant tirade from punters, bookmakers and fans of racing alike about particular owner’s or trainer’s choices on where they should or should not be running each individual horse of their string. Okay, putting aside our retirement fund accumulators, lucky 15’s and lets not … More Where horses run, is it our business?
On the 26th December 2016 we saw the dominant chaser that is Thistlecrack romp home in the King George VI chase at Kempton Park. A fine performance from undoubtedly the most exciting chaser on British soil, beating his stablemate and long time favourite of many, Cue Card. Trainer, Colin Tizzard eluded to the Gold Cup … More Stop comparing and start enjoying…
The recent news of the Kempton Park proposed closure has sparked a reaction within much of the racing community, with calls of the game, ‘dying,’ and Nicky Henderson saying he, ‘fears it will be the nail in the coffin for National Hunt.’ Kempton Park has been part of the National Hunt racing scene since 1878 … More The urgent need for humble horse racing…