Tagged: horse racing

Will Flutter dispose of anything else?

  Mike Deasy on will Flutter sell anything else after Oddschecker, Ascot moves to placate annual members, racecourses opt for vague Covid rules, it still looks like a struggle for the Racing League and...

Eclipse memories

P Gary McKenzie looks back at past Eclipse Stakes I was very fortunate in that, around the time I really started to take an interest in horseracing, there were some fantastic horses in their...

Bolger still not naming names

Mike Deasy on Jim Bolger still not naming names, ITV’s boost for the Breeders’ Cup, racing’s second-class citizens, BoyleSports enter the race for Hills, and more There is no questioning Jim Bolger’s ability as...

Is a Cheltenham Festival fifth day worth the risk?

Mike Deasy on the risk of adding a fifth day to the Cheltenhm Festival, hope for the jockeys’ insurance scheme, mixed advertising messages from bookmakers and cutting a hat down to size Whether or...

Fingers crossed for Adayar

Mike Deasy on hoping Adayar can boost the Derby and Ascot’s King George, Steve Cauthen – the Kentucky Kid’s 14-year English Odyssey, Irelands call – to support England, and more Twelve months ago these...

Rain? You can put your shirt on it

Mike Deasy on a bad week for Adam Kirby, Epsom’s lack of protection from the weather and a great day for a racing first-timer It’s not ben a great week for Adam Kirby. Twice...