The turf

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…

King of the hills

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

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

King of the hills

18 February 2016 3:00 pm

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

Hot tips for next month’s Cheltenham Festival

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Racing Life is all about judgment and I got one thing right at Cheltenham last Saturday after the overnight rain.…

Second thoughts

4 February 2016 3:00 pm

Racing Life is all about judgment and I got one thing right at Cheltenham last Saturday after the overnight rain.…

Second thoughts

4 February 2016 3:00 pm

Racing Life is all about judgment and I got one thing right at Cheltenham last Saturday after the overnight rain.…

The small wonders of horse racing

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Cheltenham, Ascot and Sandown Park are wonderful but without the little tracks racing would be lost. It was perishing cold…

Small wonder

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

Cheltenham, Ascot and Sandown Park are wonderful but without the little tracks racing would be lost. It was perishing cold…

Small wonder

21 January 2016 3:00 pm

Cheltenham, Ascot and Sandown Park are wonderful but without the little tracks racing would be lost. It was perishing cold…

Why the north needs Red Rum

9 January 2016 9:00 am

The well-bred Sea Pigeon, who had finished seventh in the Derby when trained at Beckhampton by Jeremy Tree, was later…

North-south divide

7 January 2016 3:00 pm

The well-bred Sea Pigeon, who had finished seventh in the Derby when trained at Beckhampton by Jeremy Tree, was later…