The turf

Jumping for joy

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

Thank God for jump racing. The Flat has its glitz and speed and glamour, and we could not help but…

The joys of jump racing

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Thank God for jump racing. The Flat has its glitz and speed and glamour, and we could not help but…

Be warned: the mighty Air Force Blue blows away all before him

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I was both delighted and unsurprised that Denis Healey made it to 98. One day in the 1970s I took…

Be warned: the mighty Air Force Blue blows away all before him

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

I was both delighted and unsurprised that Denis Healey made it to 98. One day in the 1970s I took…

Be warned: the mighty Air Force Blue blows away all before him

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

I was both delighted and unsurprised that Denis Healey made it to 98. One day in the 1970s I took…

Jockey Colm O'Donoghue

The rewards for breaking rules of horse-racing have to stop

3 October 2015 9:00 am

One of Alan Bennett’s characters once lamented, ‘We tried to set up a small anarchist community …but people wouldn’t obey…

Jockey Colm O'Donoghue

Fair minded

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

One of Alan Bennett’s characters once lamented, ‘We tried to set up a small anarchist community …but people wouldn’t obey…

Jockey Colm O'Donoghue

Fair minded

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

One of Alan Bennett’s characters once lamented, ‘We tried to set up a small anarchist community …but people wouldn’t obey…

It's scary what it takes to be (and stay) a jockey

19 September 2015 9:00 am

It’s a tough old business, this racing. Hayley Turner is the best woman rider we’ve ever seen in this country.…

Squeezed middle

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

It’s a tough old business, this racing. Hayley Turner is the best woman rider we’ve ever seen in this country.…

Squeezed middle

17 September 2015 1:00 pm

It’s a tough old business, this racing. Hayley Turner is the best woman rider we’ve ever seen in this country.…

Mrs Oakley has finally seen the light about racing

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Heaven be praised for the sinner who repenteth, however long it takes. For President George Bush Senior, his occasional meetings…

Absolute beginners

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

Heaven be praised for the sinner who repenteth, however long it takes. For President George Bush Senior, his occasional meetings…

Absolute beginners

3 September 2015 1:00 pm

Heaven be praised for the sinner who repenteth, however long it takes. For President George Bush Senior, his occasional meetings…

You don’t need a nose-tapping tipster to maximise your winnings

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Master golfer Gary Player had the perfect retort when a 19th-hole pundit on his fourth G&T declared, ‘It’s all down…

In the know

20 August 2015 1:00 pm

Master golfer Gary Player had the perfect retort when a 19th-hole pundit on his fourth G&T declared, ‘It’s all down…

It was a send-off to remember for the Voice of racing, Peter O’Sullevan

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Reviewing a biography of Arkle, Peter O’Sullevan wrote, ‘He had an obit to die for.’ So did The Voice himself.…

Racing loses its Voice

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

Reviewing a biography of Arkle, Peter O’Sullevan wrote, ‘He had an obit to die for.’ So did The Voice himself.…

The man who takes the stress out of training horses

25 July 2015 9:00 am

For all their formidable physical presence, racehorses spook easily. A sudden gust of wind flapping a plastic sack, a page…

Easy does it

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

For all their formidable physical presence, racehorses spook easily. A sudden gust of wind flapping a plastic sack, a page…

Eclipse

The Eclipse Stakes at Sandown: a pulsating contest between two brave horses and two thinking jockeys

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Eclipse was one of the most remarkable racehorses ever. Sired by the then undistinguished Marske, whom mares could visit for…

Eclipse

Dettori’s double

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

Eclipse was one of the most remarkable racehorses ever. Sired by the then undistinguished Marske, whom mares could visit for…

Ryan Moore is the new Lester Piggott

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Nothing pleases the Royal Ascot crowd more than a winner for the meeting’s crucial supporter, the Queen. Imagine, then, the…

Simply the best

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

Nothing pleases the Royal Ascot crowd more than a winner for the meeting’s crucial supporter, the Queen. Imagine, then, the…

Frankie Dettori: Britain’s favourite Italian is back

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Nothing has been lost since William Powell Frith painted his Derby Day panorama in 1858: today, instead of the carriages…