The turf

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…

Size matters

5 March 2015 3:00 pm

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

Why Mark and Sara Bradstock have only 12 horses is a mystery to me

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Some mysteries will never be solved, like why planes and boats disappear in the Bermuda Triangle, cats always land on…

The Bradstock mystery

19 February 2015 3:00 pm

Some mysteries will never be solved, like why planes and boats disappear in the Bermuda Triangle, cats always land on…

This autobiography written by a horse that is not as offputting as it sounds

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Banks only lend money to those who can prove they don’t need it and it has not been a happy…

From the horse’s mouth

5 February 2015 3:00 pm

Banks only lend money to those who can prove they don’t need it and it has not been a happy…

The Grand National doesn’t need Jeremy Kyle

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Never mind David Cameron. Are you participating in the Great Debate about an event of national significance that stirs the…

Best of Luck

22 January 2015 3:00 pm

Never mind David Cameron. Are you participating in the Great Debate about an event of national significance that stirs the…

Venetia Williams: an enigmatic woman who trains winners

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Welsh Grand National day at Chepstow could not have had a better climax than the big race. After slogging three…

Conquering Emperor

8 January 2015 3:00 pm

Welsh Grand National day at Chepstow could not have had a better climax than the big race. After slogging three…

Christmas reading for racing folk

13 December 2014 9:00 am

‘Hang on a minute—he’s a bit wobbly,’ trainer Oliver Sherwood told photographers imploring him to stand with his winner when…

Gold standard

11 December 2014 3:00 pm

‘Hang on a minute—he’s a bit wobbly,’ trainer Oliver Sherwood told photographers imploring him to stand with his winner when…