Will racing go back behind closed-doors?

Mike Deasy on low crowd numbers and what racecourses might do, culling the race programme, retraining racehorses, Windsor’s u-turn, and more It shouldn’t come as too much a surprise that racecourse attendances are in...

Battle lines drawn over culling 300 races

Mike Deasy on what it means to be a winning jockey, the bust-up between Arena Racecourses and the Jockey Club, getting sensible about dress codes, forgetting racegoers in the five-day Festival debate, and more...

A little local difficulty for York racecourse

Mike Deasy on York’s Ebor meeting title sponsor going bust, racecourses fuelling the sport’s drink problem, Ed Whitaker posts 35 years as the sport’s top snapper, runners desert Newmarket, racegoers desert Ascot, and more...

A noble farewell

A look back at a noble winner of the Grand National by Gary Mackenzie Every year the Grand National throws up a story. Red Rum’s third win, Bob Champion and Aldaniti, and of course...

Racing meets Jurassic Park

Mike Deasy on the Jurassic attitudes at Robbie Dunne’s appeal, bet365’s National nightmare, a date with racing’s rich history, keeping up the fight against draconian betting regulation, and more  Something went horribly wrong at...

The Gary McKenzie Cheltenham Awards

Presenting the Gary McKenzie 2022 Cheltenham Festival Awards, or Gazza’s for short The “wow” award Every year we see great performances but I think the manner of Constitution Hill’s victory in the Supreme was...