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

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

Melbourne Cup 2015

A fiendishly competitive renewal, representative of the modern Melbourne Cup with an ever rising standard of European raiders combating a home team full of high class Northern Hemisphere imports. Another caveat has been the recent rain which has hit the track – with the inside of the home straight said to be riding much quicker… Read More Melbourne Cup 2015

Irish Champions Weekend 2015 – Sunday 13th September (The Curragh)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund ‘Bold Lad’ Sprint Handicap (3yo Plus) (2.00) – Plenty of rain has fallen and it should have gone into the ground so an ability to handle cut would be useful today. George Bowen was unlucky not to finish much closer at Goodwood when seventh after being cut up in… Read More Irish Champions Weekend 2015 – Sunday 13th September (The Curragh)