Eye-catching entries for York’s Dante Festival

A look at the eye-catching entries for next month’s Dante Festival at York The first Pattern race of the York season, the Group 2 Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes could again be an...

Irreplaceable

Mike Deasy on an irreplaceable loss, no wonder the tips are free, the Sunday Times shines in a dearth of racing coverage, and a touch of Tommoballs  Little more than a week after racing...

Basking in the feel good factor

Mike Deasy on a history making Grand National win, the Sun hitting the stupid button, the Times abandoning balanced journalism to attack Denise Coates, signing a great sponsorship deal and a trophy missing the...

The Richard Johnson Fact File

Four-times champion jump jockey Richard Johnson has announced his retirement from the race riding with immediate effect Johnson broke the news at Newton Abbot and said: “After nearly 30 years in the saddle, the...

Owners Association continues to draw flak

Mike Deasy on more scrutiny for the Racehorse Owners Association, prize money should be just that, the Post’s deft signing and the Doncaster triangle Not for the first time, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)...

Irish eyes were smiling

Gary McKenzie looks back on the Cheltenham Festival 2021 and picks out his highlights  I am biased but oddnce again the Cheltenham Festival delivered. In spades. There is always drama. There are always brilliant...

The Irish question

After a bit of an absence, explained below, Mike Deasy’s Of Course column returns to look at Ireland’s Festival dominance, Rachel Blackmore’s outstanding performance, healthy TV viewing figures and the lingering odour from last...

Europe’s 2020 top two-year-olds

The Aiden O’Brien-trained St Mark’s Basilica leads Europe’s colts as three fillies share top billing in the two-year-old European Classifications A tumultuous 2020 delivered little in the way of familiarity but not everything changed...

The world’s best Flat racehorses 2020

Ghaiyyath is the world’s best Flat racehorse in the Longines World Racing Awards after a 2020 campaign which saw him win three Group 1s Owned by Godolphin, Ghaiyyath (pictured), the son of Dubawi, was...