The turf

On the money

23 June 2016 2:00 am

Forced to depart Ascot earlier than usual to fulfil a cruise lecture booking on the fjords, I hadn’t reckoned with…

Girl power

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

How much strength do you need to win a horse race? Do women have enough? And if they don’t should…

Girl power

9 June 2016 1:00 pm

How much strength do you need to win a horse race? Do women have enough? And if they don’t should…

The art of picking winners on the Flat

28 May 2016 9:00 am

‘After a few decades of marriage a man ought to be able to recognise his own wife,’ Mrs Oakley observed…

Numbers game

26 May 2016 1:00 pm

‘After a few decades of marriage a man ought to be able to recognise his own wife,’ Mrs Oakley observed…

Numbers game

26 May 2016 1:00 pm

‘After a few decades of marriage a man ought to be able to recognise his own wife,’ Mrs Oakley observed…

How to make a mint at the races this summer

14 May 2016 9:00 am

It has been a little like scraping from the plate as slowly as possible the last traces of Mrs Oakley’s…

Twelve to follow

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

It has been a little like scraping from the plate as slowly as possible the last traces of Mrs Oakley’s…

Twelve to follow

12 May 2016 1:00 pm

It has been a little like scraping from the plate as slowly as possible the last traces of Mrs Oakley’s…

The difference between praying in church and praying at a racecourse

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The difference between praying in church and praying at the racecourse, a gnarled old punter once said, is that at…

Sandown thrills

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

The difference between praying in church and praying at the racecourse, a gnarled old punter once said, is that at…

Sandown thrills

28 April 2016 1:00 pm

The difference between praying in church and praying at the racecourse, a gnarled old punter once said, is that at…

The Grand National a predictable affair? Not a bit of it

16 April 2016 9:00 am

With great victories in Flat racing you witness hats-in-the-air exultation. You see the pride of trainers who nurtured the winner…

National review

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

With great victories in Flat racing you witness hats-in-the-air exultation. You see the pride of trainers who nurtured the winner…

National review

14 April 2016 1:00 pm

With great victories in Flat racing you witness hats-in-the-air exultation. You see the pride of trainers who nurtured the winner…

I managed to miss out on the glory of Cheltenham - financially anyway

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Everybody has their glory memory from Cheltenham this year. Some celebrate the extraordinary seven victories for the quietly confident Willie…

My Cheltenham misery

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

Everybody has their glory memory from Cheltenham this year. Some celebrate the extraordinary seven victories for the quietly confident Willie…

My Cheltenham misery

31 March 2016 2:00 pm

Everybody has their glory memory from Cheltenham this year. Some celebrate the extraordinary seven victories for the quietly confident Willie…

Jump-racing bids farewell to the great John Ferguson

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Writing a Turf column before the Cheltenham Festival, as the Spectator schedule requires, which you are reading only after the…

Farewell to Fergie

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

Writing a Turf column before the Cheltenham Festival, as the Spectator schedule requires, which you are reading only after the…

Farewell to Fergie

17 March 2016 3:00 pm

Writing a Turf column before the Cheltenham Festival, as the Spectator schedule requires, which you are reading only after the…

The second-best jump jockey ever finally gets to finish first

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Richard Johnson, possibly the nicest man to occupy a saddle and certainly the most modest, once said of his Irish…

Nice guys do finish first

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Richard Johnson, possibly the nicest man to occupy a saddle and certainly the most modest, once said of his Irish…

Nice guys do finish first

3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Richard Johnson, possibly the nicest man to occupy a saddle and certainly the most modest, once said of his Irish…

Inside the mind of a racehorse trainer

20 February 2016 9:00 am

There are now two Kings of the Marlborough Downs. Leading jumps trainer Alan King has long trained top horses at…