Melbourne Cup 2017

The Melbourne Cup has always stopped the Nation of Australia, but the world’s most valuable handicap and the staying race has become and international battleground and perhaps Britain can strike for the first time with Hughie Morrison’s Marmelo (below, front)   Hughie Morrison’s contender was a stayer with promise last year who always promised to… Read More Melbourne Cup 2017

Coral-Eclipse 2017

Ask a racing fan about anything that involves ‘Goldi’, and they will reply Goldikova, the superhuman equine star who dominated the mile scene. However, there might be a Goldilocks story in the Coral-Eclipse (3.35) today, with Eminent likely to find the trip just right. Martyn Meade’s stable star might have found a mile at the… Read More Coral-Eclipse 2017

Prix Diane 2017

John Gosden has a huge week coming at Royal Ascot and he can prepare in the best possible way by taking the Prix de Diane with Shutter Speed. The Juddmonte Filly showed significant promise when taking a Yarmouth maiden at the backend of last season and took the chance to show what she was really… Read More Prix Diane 2017

Kentucky Derby 2017

  This year’s Kentucky Derby looks to be one of the most difficult renewals to call of recent times. About the only certain thing is that the track will be wet, given that rain is sure to fall for the second day, with the potential for all sorts of pace scenarios likely given the cloudy… Read More Kentucky Derby 2017

Kentucky Oaks 2017

The storm clouds are gathering over America… for another reason than politics as the Kentucky Oaks and Derby take place at a wet and wild Churchill Downs. The rains have come and at the time of writing the track was sloppy for the first, which was won from wire-to-wire by Naylor – and also the… Read More Kentucky Oaks 2017

Dubai World Cup 2017

Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Meydan Sobha (Group 2) (11:45): The market is finding it impossible to split North America, so impressive when he won the Firebreak Stakes by seven lengths, and Sharp Azteca, a deeply impressive winner of the Gulfstream Park handicap. The two should take the beating but it would be no surprise if… Read More Dubai World Cup 2017

The Keejay’s 2016

What a year. We had more shockers than a night at Fundalk, no matter what you did in 2016. We had Trump, Brexit, Duterte, a 50/1 National winner, a BHA warning off case, Roger…. And so much more. For this, people deserve some recognition. Sir AP McCoy Award for Ride of the Year: In a… Read More The Keejay’s 2016

Fillies’ Mile 2016

Aidan O’Brien continued to astound with his domination and he’s aiming for a hat-trick here with Rhododendron and Hydrangea, third and second in the Moyglare Stud Stakes last time. Both have had that form boosted since by the return to form of Promise To Be True in France last weekend. They are both major players,… Read More Fillies’ Mile 2016