• Leicester meeting in balance as BHA plans for further Covid-19 disruption

    Leicester meeting in balance as BHA plans for further Covid-19 disruption
    BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlightHaving staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again will hang in the balance until Friday, after the British Horseracing Authority said it will “have further discussions with the relevant authorities” before deciding whether the card can take place.Tuesday’s meeting at Leicester, with a first race at 4.40pm
  • Leicester meeting in balance as BHA makes plans for further Covid-19 disruption

    Leicester meeting in balance as BHA makes plans for further Covid-19 disruption
    BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlightHaving staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again will hang in the balance until Friday, after the British Horseracing Authority said it will “have further discussions with the relevant authorities” before deciding whether the card can take place.Tuesday’s meeting at Leicester, with a first race at 4.40pm
  • Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown

    Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown
    BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlightHaving staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again in six days’ time will hang in the balance until Friday, after the British Horseracing Authority said it will “have further discussions with the relevant authorities” before deciding whether the card can take place.Tuesday’s meeting at Leicester, wit
  • Talking Horses: Ben Curtis plans Friday prep-ride on first Derby mount

    Talking Horses: Ben Curtis plans Friday prep-ride on first Derby mount
    Weeks after his first Royal Ascot success, this weekend will bring another thrill for jockey whose star is on the riseBen Curtis will be introduced to his Derby mount, Highland Chief, on Friday morning when the jockey who has made so much progress in recent years will make a flying visit to the Whatcombe stables of Paul and Oliver Cole. It is a huge moment for Curtis, who was just a few months old when Cole Sr won the Derby with Generous in 1990. Related: Talking Horses: non-runners and no stall
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  • Talking Horses: trainers criticise BHA decision to let Leicester race

    Talking Horses: trainers criticise BHA decision to let Leicester race
    The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightTwo trainers have decided to withdraw their horses from Tuesday’s race-meeting at Leicester, taking the view that the sport’s ruling body has made a mistake in allowing the fixture to proceed. The British Horseracing Authority announced at 11.19am that, despite the local lockdown to combat a spike in coronavirus cases, racing would go ahead at the Oadby venue, just out
  • Talking Horses: non-runners and no stalls but Leicester races on

    Talking Horses: non-runners and no stalls but Leicester races on
    The Oadby track raced on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightLeicester’s race-meeting went ahead on Tuesday evening, despite the local lockdown being applied in the area, but was in some danger of descending into farce after several trainers withdrew their runners and most of the stalls handlers refused to attend. That meant the nine low-quality races on the card had to be started with a tape, leading to ragged-looking contests for the pa
  • Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

    Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown
    The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdown against the coronavirus. The decision was announced by racing’s ruling body at 11.19am, barely five hours before the first race is due to take place and with racehorses from around the country already on the road towards the venue in
  • Talking Horses: Leicester racecourse to learn if fixture can go ahead

    Talking Horses: Leicester racecourse to learn if fixture can go ahead
    As a local lockdown is applied to the city and surrounding areas, the Oadby track is scheduled to stage races on Tuesday eveningOfficials at Leicester racecourse are waiting to learn whether their fixture scheduled for Tuesday evening can proceed, even as the first local lockdown to combat coronavirus is applied in their area. The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said the city had “10% of all positive cases in the country over the past week”, with the result that non-essential sho
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  • Team tactics never part of racing strategy, promises Aidan O'Brien | Chris Cook

    Team tactics never part of racing strategy, promises Aidan O'Brien | Chris Cook
    Talking exclusively to Chris Cook, the trainer addresses concerns raised by two owners of Saturday’s Derby fanciesTeam tactics form no part of pre-race preparations at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien insisted on Monday. “I promise you, never ever,” the trainer said when the subject was raised by the Guardian, concern having been expressed in public by the owners of the two horses currently at the head of the betting for Saturday’s Derby.“I can guarantee you, every h
  • Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day

    Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day
    ‘Someone was gonna have an accident,’ says PJA chief executive as riders appear content with not rushing to a second venueJockeys’ representatives say that a “silver lining” has emerged from the anti-coronavirus restrictions in the fact that jockeys are currently limited to riding at a single race-meeting per day. While that means some are certainly missing rides they would otherwise have had, it removes any question of them having to travel at speed to a second mee
  • Monday Musings: Bjorn to be King?

    Monday Musings: Bjorn to be King?
    Almost a month in from the resumption of racing, today we await the publication of the names of the horses that will comprise the first-ever five-day entry for the Derby, writes Tony Stafford. Historically a race which closed long before any of its eventual protagonists had even flexed their muscles on a racecourse, this year […]
  • Stat of the Day, 29th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 29th June 2020
    Saturday's pick was... 3.00 Newcastle : Nkosikazi @ 5/1 BOG (7/2 after a 30p Rule 4 deduction) WON at 9/4 (Made all, driven and joined over 1f out, stayed on well and pulling away inside final 120 yards to win by 2.5 lengths) Monday's pick runs in the... 2.20 Windsor : Before I post the […]
  • Horse racing helping jockeys tackle mental health issues | Chris Cook

    Horse racing helping jockeys tackle mental health issues | Chris Cook
    The pressures on professional riders are well-documented and in the wake of Liam Treadwell’s death the sport plans to do even more to offer support to those affected“I absolutely hated racing that season,” says Harry Teal, reflecting on the time, just a couple of years ago, when he was struggling to establish himself as a jockey while in the grip of a serious depression. Not that he recognised the illness for what it was; instead, he tried to soldier on without help for the be
  • SotD Update, 22nd to 27th June 2020

    SotD Update, 22nd to 27th June 2020
    Definitely a week of ups and downs starting with a run of four defeats including a few poor performances and then a better end to the week with two winners. And despite both winners having their odds reduced by Rule 4 deductions denying us 2pts profit, we still cleared almost 3pts on the week. So […]
  • Pyledriver a genuine Derby hope for 'bits and bobs' owner Guy Leach | Chris Cook

    Pyledriver a genuine Derby hope for 'bits and bobs' owner Guy Leach | Chris Cook
    An unexpected victory in the ‘Ascot Derby’ have shortened the odds on the colt for the real version at Epsom“It’s been a complete whirlwind,” says Guy Leach, one of those owners who have been supporting racing for decades without attaining any kind of fame. His involvement, while enjoyable, has generally been confined to Mondays at Chepstow and Tuesdays at Wolverhampton, where whirlwinds are rarely to be found, but now, thanks to the magnificent Pyledriver, Leach is
  • Sunday TV Trends: 28th June 2020

    Sunday TV Trends: 28th June 2020
    This Sunday (28th June 2020) there is more LIVE ITV horse racing to enjoy with seven races spread across both Windsor and Newmarket. We’ve got the key trends and stats for each race, plus our FREE TIPS. Use these key trends to whittle down the runners and find the best past winning profiles.   Windsor […]
  • Stat of the Day, 27th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 27th June 2020
    Friday's pick was... 12.15 Doncaster : National Anthem @ 7/2 BOG (3/1 after a 20p Rule 4 deduction) WON at 10/3 (Awkwardly away, soon prominent towards far side, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on well to win by a length) - Nice to get back amongst the winners again. Saturday's pick runs in […]
  • Talking Horses: Kevin Manning hopes to splash out on Fiscal Rules

    Talking Horses: Kevin Manning hopes to splash out on Fiscal Rules
    The Irish Derby winner seven years ago is confident of a repeat in this year’s race – even at the age of 53At 53, Kevin Manning has been going a lot longer than the men with whom he shares the weigh rooms of Ireland but the suggestion of retirement gets short shrift just the same. “It feels no different to me now than it did 25 years ago,” Manning said on Friday, after a session in the sauna followed by a run.He may be the envy of his younger colleagues on Saturday evenin
  • Sat TV Trends: 27th June 2020

    Sat TV Trends: 27th June 2020
    Another decent day of LIVE ITV this Saturday as the cameras head to Newcastle and Newmarket.  The Northumberland Plate takes centre stage at Newcastle racecourse, while the ITV cameras also head to Newmarket, plus it’s Irish Derby Day over at the Curragh - here at GeeGeez.co.uk we've got all the TV races covered from a […]
  • Stat of the Day, 26th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 26th June 2020
    Thursday's pick was... 7.40 Bath : Princess Way @ 6/1 BOG 9th at 9/1 (Keen led after 2f, clear with one other over 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out)  Friday's pick runs in the... 12.15 Doncaster : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how […]
  • Talking Horses: Breeze-up sales hint at financial impact of shutdown

    Talking Horses: Breeze-up sales hint at financial impact of shutdown
    Two juvenile sales were squeezed into one day at Tattersalls, with the market hit by the loss of nearly three months’ racingA handful of vendors made a return on their investments as Britain’s breeze-up sales finally got under way at Tattersalls on Thursday, more than two months later than normal with only a handful of socially-distanced bidders in the auction ring.The significant numbers were much reduced across the board, as the market for race-ready two-year-olds adapted to the lo
  • Ride Like a Girl review – Michelle Payne biopic is a feelgood victory lap

    Ride Like a Girl review – Michelle Payne biopic is a feelgood victory lap
    Rachel Griffiths’ film about the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup is an underdog story that clears every hurdleThe big-heartedness of this film won me over despite my utter ignorance of the racing world. It’s a bit hammy and TV-movie-ish, but you can’t help smiling at its feelgood directness and warmth. Directed by Rachel Griffiths, Ride Like a Girl is the true story of Michelle Payne, who in 2015 became the first female jockey to win Australia’s prestigious Melbourne
  • Stat of the Day, 25th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 25th June 2020
    Wednesday's pick was... 2.40 Haydock : My Valentino @ 10/3 BOG 7th at 9/1 (Slowly away and hampered leaving stalls, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out and made no impression) The less said the better : just poor. Thursday's pick runs in the... 7.40 Bath : Before I post the daily selection, just a […]
  • Talking Horses: Aidan O'Brien outlines plans for quick Derby double

    Talking Horses: Aidan O'Brien outlines plans for quick Derby double
    Record-seeking trainer could rely on Russian Emperor, Mogul and Vatican City at Epsom, but Mogul’s prep has been rushedRussian Emperor, Mogul and possibly Vatican City look like forming the core of Aidan O’Brien’s challenge for the Derby a week on Saturday. Victory for the Irishman would break the trainer’s record of seven wins in the Epsom race, which has stood since Robert Robson was the first to reach that total in 1823, but O’Brien lacks an obvious star and the
  • Talking Horses: the lessons for racing in Royal Ascot's TV success

    Talking Horses: the lessons for racing in Royal Ascot's TV success
    ‘There is an audience for pure racing’ says Mark Johnston and others after sport achieves best viewing figures for eight yearsWhat could be more encouraging for horse racing, a sport that seems to struggle for self-confidence much of the time, than the strong viewing figures recorded by ITV for its coverage of Royal Ascot last week? Here was a race-meeting shorn of flummery, sideshow and distraction, so that the focus had nowhere else to go but on the action and the horses, and large
  • Stat of the Day, 24th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 24th June 2020
    Tuesday's pick was... 6.40 Chepstow : Peachey Carnehan @ 10/3 BOG 5th at 11/4 (In rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and late headway, never dangerous) Wednesday's pick runs in the... 2.40 Haydock : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Currently, I'll identify and share the selection between […]
  • Liam Treadwell, 2009 Grand National-winning jockey, dies aged 34

    Liam Treadwell, 2009 Grand National-winning jockey, dies aged 34
    Treadwell rode 100-1 winner Mon Mome in 2009He suffered a head injury in a fall at Bangor in 2o16Liam Treadwell, the jockey who achieved an improbable victory aboard a 100-1 shot in the Grand National in 2009, has died. The 34-year-old was found at his Shropshire home on Tuesday morning.Treadwell’s racing career was closely associated with the trainer Venetia Williams, who gave him the National-winning ride aboard Mon Mome when her principal jockey chose to ride her other runner. “It
  • Hancock tried to block plan to build 400 homes in Newmarket

    Hancock tried to block plan to build 400 homes in Newmarket
    Exclusive: the health secretary claimed the scheme would damage the racing industryThe health secretary Matt Hancock repeatedly urged fellow Conservative ministers to block a plan in his constituency to build 400 homes and a primary school, claiming it would damage the horse racing industry.His opposition to the development came as senior figures in horse racing leading the opposition made financial donations to him. Continue reading...
  • Tony Keenan meets Feidhlim Cunningham

    Tony Keenan meets Feidhlim Cunningham
    Feidhlim Cunningham – From Trading Room to Training Yard Racing and betting can be uncomfortable bedfellows, especially if you listen to some trainers about bookmakers, but the association does not seem to bother Champion Hurdle-winning handler Gavin Cromwell. Instead, Cromwell has been using the relationship to his advantage, employing former Paddy Power odds complier Feidhlim […]
  • Stat of the Day, 23rd June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 23rd June 2020
    Monday's pick was... 8.30 Windsor : Air Force Amy @ 13/2 BOG 2nd at 9/2 (Tracked leaders, effort and hung left from 2f out, ridden and went 2nd towards finish) Tuesday's pick runs in the... 6.40 Chepstow : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Currently, […]
  • Talking Horses: Marquand 'jocked off' as Dettori lands plum Derby ride

    Talking Horses: Marquand 'jocked off' as Dettori lands plum Derby ride
    English King is now a 3-1 shot for the Classic after Frankie Dettori was given the nod to ride in place of Tom MarquandFrankie Dettori has been booked to ride English King for Ed Walker in the Derby on 4 July, removing any lingering doubt that the colt will set off as favourite for the Classic at Epsom on Saturday week.English King returned to action with an impressive two-and-three-quarter length win in a fast time in the Lingfield Derby Trial on 5 June, and the form was backed up when second-p
  • ‘Money Without Work’ 6: Bond, Bloom, Benham and Buffett – Variance and EV+

    ‘Money Without Work’ 6: Bond, Bloom, Benham and Buffett – Variance and EV+
    In part 6 of his outstanding series, Russell Clarke looks at the bigger picture through the prism of short-term hiccups. Russell's previous articles can be found here. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ODDS Value betting as an accepted modus operandi is a relatively recent concept in the mainstream betting world. The Pricewise column in the Racing […]
  • Betway dispute highlights problem of punters gaining access to winnings

    Betway dispute highlights problem of punters gaining access to winnings
    Doug Shelley took legal action to access £108,000 winnings costing £10,000 before Betway eventually settled paymentThe obstacles that punters sometimes need to overcome before they can withdraw their winnings - or even their initial stake for a winning bet - from an online bookmaker have featured in this column with some regularity.The story of Doug Shelley, a businessman from the north east who had been trying to withdraw £108,000 in stakes and winnings from his Betway account
  • Monday Musings: He Who Dares…

    Monday Musings: He Who Dares…
    In the event, I didn’t dress up for Royal Ascot, writes Tony Stafford. Lockdown Tuesday has become our day for Tesco shopping and Mrs S didn’t see any reason to alter the schedule even for a fixture she likes to visit once every year. She timed it nicely, so I was able to watch the […]
  • Stat of the Day, 22nd June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 22nd June 2020
    Saturday's pick was... 5.35 Ripon : Highland Acclaim @ 6/1 BOG 9th at 12/1 (Chased leaders, lost place over 1f out) - The market got this one spot on, I'm afraid. Monday's pick runs in the... 8.30 Windsor : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. […]
  • Royal Ascot's week of drama cannot hide racing's bleak bottom line | Greg Wood

    Royal Ascot's week of drama cannot hide racing's bleak bottom line | Greg Wood
    Fully completed five-day meeting was a triumph for organisers but with very little raceday income, financial worries remainIt was a Royal Ascot that had everything except a crowd: a performance for the ages from Stradivarius in the Gold Cup, a winner for the Queen, the biggest winning SP in the meeting’s history and a final-day flourish from Frankie Dettori to retain the prize for the week’s top jockey.Those are just the most obvious headlines that come to mind at the end of five day
  • Royal Ascot's many successes cannot hide underlying financial problems

    Royal Ascot's many successes cannot hide underlying financial problems
    Fully completed five-day meeting was a triumph for the British Horseracing Authority but with very little race-day income, the bottom line is unsustainably bleakIt was a Royal Ascot that had everything except a crowd: a performance for the ages from Stradivarius in the Gold Cup, a winner for the Queen, the biggest winning SP in the meeting’s history and a final-day flourish from Frankie Dettori to retain the prize for the week’s top jockey.Those are just the most obvious headlines th
  • SotD Update, 15th to 20th June 2020

    SotD Update, 15th to 20th June 2020
    I think it was almost inevitable that our third week of the month was going to struggle to live up to the exploits of the previous fortnight, but a run of results reading 212239 suggests we're still backing the right horses. Saturday's pick ran a stinker, admittedly but the form figures from the previous five […]
  • Tiz the Law becomes first Belmont Stakes winner from New York since 1882

    Tiz the Law becomes first Belmont Stakes winner from New York since 1882
    Tiz the Law becomes first New York-bred winner since 1882Triple Crown to continue with Kentucky Derby in September
    Tiz the Law has won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule and crossing the finish line in front of eerily empty grandstands.The three-year-old colt from upstate New York charged to the lead turning to the frontstretch and now can set his sights on the Kentucky Derby (on 5 September) and Preakness (3 October
  • Frankie Dettori rides hat-trick to claim seventh jockeys' title at Royal Ascot

    Frankie Dettori rides hat-trick to claim seventh jockeys' title at Royal Ascot
    Jockey boots home treble including big-race winner Palace PierNando Parrado at 150-1 biggest-priced winner ever at meetingWhenever they have a big occasion at Ascot racecourse, Frankie Dettori is liable to take over and so it was on Saturday, when the Royal meeting finished with an eight-race bang and the effervescent Italian won three of them. This has been the busiest ever Royal Ascot, extended to 36 races, and must surely have been a severe test of the fitness of a 49-year-old jockey who had
  • Royal Ascot 2020 final day: Dettori seals hat-trick on Palace Pier – as it happened

    Royal Ascot 2020 final day: Dettori seals hat-trick on Palace Pier – as it happened
    Frankie Dettori won the St James’s Palace Stakes on Palace Pier after Nando Parrado became Royal Ascot’s biggest-priced winner ever 5.31pm BST There were no crowds and no royalty; no fashions and no bookmakers. Royal Ascot this year may have lacked spectacle and colour but the action more than made up for that and this will go down as a memorable meeting for the right reasons too now. For equine brilliance nothing was going to match Stradivarius, who with conditions all against him o
  • Nando Parrado at 150-1 is biggest-priced winner in Royal Ascot history

    Nando Parrado at 150-1 is biggest-priced winner in Royal Ascot history
    Clive Cox-trained winner springs surprise in Coventry StakesWinner is the biggest-priced winner ever at Royal AscotThe final day of a busy and difficult Royal Ascot for punters brought the least expected winner in the event’s long history. Nando Parrado was a decisive winner of the prestigious Coventry Stakes at 150-1 and was well named for overcoming the odds, as the original Nando Parrado was a survivor of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes.The coronavirus played its part in producing suc
  • Royal Ascot 2020: Dettori seals hat-trick on Palace Pier – final day live!

    Royal Ascot 2020: Dettori seals hat-trick on Palace Pier – final day live!
    Live updates from the final day of racing150-1 Nando Parrado becomes biggest-priced winnerFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 3.39pm BST They’re off ... Hello Youmzain is fast away but Sands Of Mail joins him ... and he is way over the far side ... on his own ...3.23pm BST We are going to miss Frankie Dettori so much when he hangs up his saddle. Let’s hope it’s not for a few years yet. Ascot's biggest smile belongs to @FrankieDettori
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  • Nando Parrado at 150-1 becomes biggest-priced winner ever at Royal Ascot

    Nando Parrado at 150-1 becomes biggest-priced winner ever at Royal Ascot
    Clive Cox-trained winner springs surprise in Coventry StakesWinner is the biggest-priced winner ever at Royal AscotNando Parrado, named after one of the survivors of the infamous 1972 Andes plane crash, won at 150-1 and left punters shell-shocked in the Coventry Stakes as he ran out the biggest-priced winner in modern times at Royal Ascot.The Clive Cox-trained youngster was only fifth on his racecourse debut at Newmarket earlier this month, but that did not stop connections from trying the son o
  • Royal Ascot 2020: Nando Parrado a shock 150-1 winner on final day – live!

    Royal Ascot 2020: Nando Parrado a shock 150-1 winner on final day – live!
    Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 2.30pm BST 1 Alpine Star (L Dettori) 9-2
    2 Sharing (Oisin Murphy) 16-5
    3 Quadrilateral (Jason Watson) 2-1 Fav
    7 ran
    Also: 12-1 So Wonderful 4th 2.27pm BST They’re off ... Run Wild leads with Cloak Of Spirits trying to close ... Cloak Of Spirits goes for home with Alpine Star just getting through on the inside to win from fast-finishing Sharing.
  • Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!

    Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!
    Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 10.44am BST It’s overcast here in north London but apparently the sun is (or at least has been) shining at Ascot where it was a dry night. Clerk of the course Chris Stickels has the latest going news ...It's the final day of Royal Ascot 2020 and the sun is shining!Here is Clerk of the Course, Chris Stickels, with the latest on the going and con
  • Stat of the Day, 20th June 2020

    Stat of the Day, 20th June 2020
    Friday's pick was... 4.25 Lingfield : Tabaahy @ 7/2 BOG 3rd at 18/5 (Slightly slowly away and held up towards rear, ridden and quickened over 1f out, never nearer) Saturday's pick runs in the... 5.35 Ripon : Before I post the daily selection, just a quick reminder of how I operate the service. Currently, I'll […]
  • Talking Horses: Wichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clash

    Talking Horses: Wichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clash
    Wichita, narrowly denied in the 2,000 Guineas, can gain compensation in the big race on the final day of Royal AscotWichita (3.00) was denied victory in the 2,000 Guineas by mere inches. The Irish colt can gain compensation in the St James’s Palace Stakes, the big race on the final day of Royal Ascot.Arizona had seemed to be Aidan O’Brien’s main contender but the market spoke in favour of Wichita and we saw why on the track. Pinatubo hit a flat spot at a crucial stage and may b
  • Ayr Draw & Pace Bias

    Ayr Draw & Pace Bias
    The lockdown is easing and racing will resume in Scotland from this week. Time for a trip north, then, to analyse the draw and pace data from Ayr racecourse, writes Dave Renham. As with previous articles in this series I have used some of the tools available on the Geegeez website, specifically the Draw Analyser, […]
  • Royal Ascot 2020: day four – as it happened

    Royal Ascot 2020: day four – as it happened
    Frankie Detorri rode his 70th Royal Ascot winner on Fanny Logan while Golden Horde took the Commonwealth Cup 5.25pm BST Here’s our day four report: Related: Frankie Dettori has 70th Royal Ascot winner on 30th anniversary of first5.18pm BST I was wondering yesterday how we could top a memorable day in Royal Ascot history when Stradivarius put up a storming display to win the Gold Cup and while today didn’t match that there was an awful lot to savour. Two impressive winners in the earl

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