Category: Horse Racing Articles

Oh so close

Gary McKenzie on a week of close calls, including a decent Placepot  I have watched last weeks 2000 Guineas again and again, and I am convinced Master Of The Seas was unlucky. Not unlucky...

Salute the Brigadier

Gary McKenzie looks back to the 1971 Guineas when Brigadier Gerard swept past Mill Reef “It was fifty years ago today” to paraphrase Lennon and McCartney. Just like today, the 2000 Guineas of 1971...

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...

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...

Truly a Prince among men

Gary McKenzie pays tribute to Prince Khalid Abdullah, a great man of the turf and a man of great loyalty The thoroughbred world lost one of its biggest and most influential supporters this week...

We are so spoiled

Bryony Frost with Frodon at Manor Farm Stables, Ditcheat. Gary McKenzie on being spoiled by the festive season racing I have loved the King George since the early eighties when Wayward Lad strutted his...

The year belongs to ITV Racing

Mike Deasy on ITV Racing delivering the goods in a horrible year, John Gosden playing the blame game, Nick Rust leaving the BHA with credit, and the Sky falling in on Post advertising We’ve...