The turf

You don’t need a nose-tapping tipster to maximise your winnings

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Master golfer Gary Player had the perfect retort when a 19th-hole pundit on his fourth G&T declared, ‘It’s all down…

In the know

20 August 2015 1:00 pm

Master golfer Gary Player had the perfect retort when a 19th-hole pundit on his fourth G&T declared, ‘It’s all down…

It was a send-off to remember for the Voice of racing, Peter O’Sullevan

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Reviewing a biography of Arkle, Peter O’Sullevan wrote, ‘He had an obit to die for.’ So did The Voice himself.…

Racing loses its Voice

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

Reviewing a biography of Arkle, Peter O’Sullevan wrote, ‘He had an obit to die for.’ So did The Voice himself.…

The man who takes the stress out of training horses

25 July 2015 9:00 am

For all their formidable physical presence, racehorses spook easily. A sudden gust of wind flapping a plastic sack, a page…

Easy does it

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

For all their formidable physical presence, racehorses spook easily. A sudden gust of wind flapping a plastic sack, a page…

Eclipse

The Eclipse Stakes at Sandown: a pulsating contest between two brave horses and two thinking jockeys

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Eclipse was one of the most remarkable racehorses ever. Sired by the then undistinguished Marske, whom mares could visit for…

Eclipse

Dettori’s double

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

Eclipse was one of the most remarkable racehorses ever. Sired by the then undistinguished Marske, whom mares could visit for…

Ryan Moore is the new Lester Piggott

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Nothing pleases the Royal Ascot crowd more than a winner for the meeting’s crucial supporter, the Queen. Imagine, then, the…

Simply the best

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

Nothing pleases the Royal Ascot crowd more than a winner for the meeting’s crucial supporter, the Queen. Imagine, then, the…

Frankie Dettori: Britain’s favourite Italian is back

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Nothing has been lost since William Powell Frith painted his Derby Day panorama in 1858: today, instead of the carriages…

Frankie’s back

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

Nothing has been lost since William Powell Frith painted his Derby Day panorama in 1858: today, instead of the carriages…

Why jockeys prefer riding on the Flat

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Getting to Goodwood last Saturday was an achievement in itself. On the Bank Holiday weekend I calculated a cross-country route…

Flat pack

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

Getting to Goodwood last Saturday was an achievement in itself. On the Bank Holiday weekend I calculated a cross-country route…

My Twelve to Follow are seven up

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Back on political duty with CNN in election week, I came across a dead rat in Downing Street. It had…

Ones to watch

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

Back on political duty with CNN in election week, I came across a dead rat in Downing Street. It had…

Farewell to the iron man, Tony McCoy

2 May 2015 9:00 am

At Sandown Park last Saturday an era ended. Twenty thousand of us turned up to cheer on Tony McCoy as…

The real McCoy

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

At Sandown Park last Saturday an era ended. Twenty thousand of us turned up to cheer on Tony McCoy as…

AP McCoy’s last chance for a fairy-tale ending

18 April 2015 9:00 am

It all depends how you like your fairy tales. OK, so we would have loved the retiring Tony ‘AP’ McCoy,…

No fairy tale ending

16 April 2015 1:00 pm

It all depends how you like your fairy tales. OK, so we would have loved the retiring Tony ‘AP’ McCoy,…

Who will fund a prize for the true fighter pilots of the Turf?

4 April 2015 9:00 am

After listening to a violinist’s justification of his playing, Dr Samuel Johnson responded tartly: ‘Difficult do you call it, Sir?…

The price of success

2 April 2015 2:00 pm

After listening to a violinist’s justification of his playing, Dr Samuel Johnson responded tartly: ‘Difficult do you call it, Sir?…

Disneyland comes to the Cheltenham Festival

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Irish racing guru Ted Walsh was asked at the start of Gold Cup day if retiring champion jockey Tony McCoy…

Going for Gold

19 March 2015 3:00 pm

Irish racing guru Ted Walsh was asked at the start of Gold Cup day if retiring champion jockey Tony McCoy…

Racing’s biggest issue is the decline in field sizes

7 March 2015 9:00 am

‘I don’t want to seem unromantic,’ said Mrs Oakley as St Valentine’s Day approached, ‘but this year please don’t buy…