Category: Race Previews

Desert Crown makes it six of the best

  Gary McKenzie salutes Sir Michael Stoute and laments on what might have been in the Derby  Sir Michael Stoute has been one of the most successful trainers of the last forty years but...

Lester Piggott 1935-2022: Fact File

Lester Kieth Piggott: a first winner aged 12, a record nine Derby winners and an unnparalleled haul of international big race winners – here’s our Fact File on a stupendous career   Born Wantage...

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...

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...

Honeysuckle bidding for a third Hatton’s Grace

We look at a star-studded line-up for Sunday’s Winter Festival fixture at Fairyhouse featuring three Grade 1 contests Honeysuckle heads a field of 11 horses remaining in the BARONERACING.COM Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, one of...

Torqautor wins but will he get due credit?

Gary McKenzie looks back at last Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and doubts the winner will get full credit Sassafras, Star Appeal, Urban Sea, Marienbard, Solemia, and Trempolino. All of these horses won...