About the Racing Hub and Contact Us

The Racing Hub is run by racing fans for racing fans

Features and articles

  • Racecourse guides – an expanding portfolio of guides from the Secret Racegoer to British and Irish racecourses, including how to get there, the choice of enclosures and what’s on offer for food and drink
  • Of Course – our regular comment column
  • Horses to Follow – start of the season thoughts on the horses considered profitable to follow
  • Notebook – our team of writers on horses and rides which caught the eye
  • Horse-by-Horse Guides – we assess each of the runners in the big races, with the Racing Hub Verdict
  • Big Race Trends – we set out big race stats (trainers, age, sex, weight, ratings, draw, SPs) plus Number Cruncher’s Form Pointers
  • The Gary McKenzie View – a look at past major races, the previous seven-days’ racing and a preview of the big weekend action
  • The Danny Scutchings Irish View – comment on all things Irish plus selections for the top Irish racing
  • News Update – major racing news stories as they break
  • The Dashboard  – updated daily, you’ll fund racing’s top stories in a nutshell, plus upcoming fixtures, big race diary, TV schedule and more
  • What the Papers Say – the big race selections from the top racing tipsters
  • Special features and series – reviews, quizzes, Racing Heroes, profiles, racing history and more


  • Doug Campbell’s Best Bets – value-based bets especially for each-way punting
  • Racing Hub Daily Tip – our nap of the day
  • TV Selections – tips for races on ITV and RTE
  • Whistlejacket – Saturday and festival betting plans
  • Handicap Shortlist – we whittle down the big handicap fields to no more than five horses to back against the field
  • Gary Sears Selects – shrewd picks for from Gary Sears
  • Number Cruncher – analysis of big race stats plus Form Pointers
  • Old Nell’s Fancy – selections from our veteran follower of trainers, mostly into the Owners’ and Trainers’ Bar
  • Kyle Merrick’s Quick Picks – Saturday and big race selections


  • Doug Campbell provides The Racing Hub with horses to follow and value bets
  • Mike Deasy writes the Of Course comment column and previews big midweek fixtures
  • Gary McKenzie looks back at key performances, previews the big races and provides selections for the major fixtures
  • Kyle Merrick provides his Quick Picks and administers the Notebook
  • Gary Sears provides the Sears Selects feature for Saturdays and big race days, as well as horses to follow
  • Danny Scutchings with comment and selections for the Irish racing scene including horses to follow
  • The Secret Racegoer reports from the racecourse on matters of little or no importance unless it’s the price of Guinness

Contact Us

Need to contact The Racing Hub?

Just send an email to deasy.mike@yahoo.co.uk