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Queen Elizabeth II Stakes may be more open than some might believe

The odds on Inspiral to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by Qipco) at Ascot (3.20) on Saturday may be as short as Evens today but this is far from a one horse race. The John and Thady Gosden trained filly comes into the race off an excellent win in Deauville. The Prix Du Haras De Fresnay Le Buffard Jacques… Read More »Queen Elizabeth II Stakes may be more open than some might believe

William Haggas bids to become the first trainer to win back-to-back Rockingham Stakes at York today

With two geldings in the race today, William Haggas is going all-out to be the first back-to-back winning trainer of the Listed Rockingham Stakes, in the 2.05 at York today. The Rockingham Stakes is a tough one to win. Just a quick glance down the honours board for the race reveals that no trainer, or jockey for that matter, has… Read More »William Haggas bids to become the first trainer to win back-to-back Rockingham Stakes at York today

A bumper weekend of great juvenile action kicks off with victory for Rumstar in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket

It’s a great weekend of action for the juvenile division, the feature of which will be Saturday’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. The action got underway at Newmarket with success for trainer Johnathan Portman in the 1:50 at on the Rowley Mile, as Rumstar pulled off a convincing win off an SP of 9-1. This had the look of a… Read More »A bumper weekend of great juvenile action kicks off with victory for Rumstar in the Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket

Laurel continues her improvement in Group 1 company at Newmarket

On the back of two novice wins over a mile, the John and Thady Gosden trained 3-year-old filly, Laurel, made an impressive step forward in finishing runner-up to Fonteyn in Grade 1 company for the first time at Newmarket today. Following up on a dominant display at Kempton Park 10 days ago, in only her third race, the bay filly… Read More »Laurel continues her improvement in Group 1 company at Newmarket

Adam Farragher, the young apprentice jockey, ‘rated highly’ by William Haggas

As Thunder Legend passes the post an impressive 5 1/2 lengths ahead of his nearest rival, the shutter on my camera fires a dozen times and I have my photo. For 22-year-old apprentice jockey, Adam Farragher, today’s winner is a welcome tonic. In the 4.54 at Newmarket, on the 26th August, Farragher’s nightmare summer has come to an end. He… Read More »Adam Farragher, the young apprentice jockey, ‘rated highly’ by William Haggas

Two Hertfordshire race fans take their love of racing to the next level

Dean and I have gone back and forth on Twitter for a couple of weeks. I’ve liked a few of his Twitter posts about the Hasmonean Racing syndicate and followed one of his horses at Kempton Park for an article on final2furlongs.com. The syndicate has caught my eye and I’m keen to find out more.

Racing tips – Saturday 20th August 2022

Today’s Racing Tips 20th August 2022: I have trawled through the tipster columns, form guides, blogs and podcasts to bring you my best value Back and Lay exchange bets for today’s racing.

Racing tips – Thursday 18th August 2022

Today’s Racing Tips 18th August 2022: I have trawled through the tipster columns, form guides, blogs and podcasts to bring you my best value Back and Lay exchange bets for today’s racing.