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Racing’s latest review still leaves many questions unanswered

The self-styled Informal Racing Review Group (IRRG) finally delivered their thoughts to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) last week, with an implied threat that they should be accepted “or else”. We are told that many great luminaries support this...

There is too much racing, for too little prize money

It may seem incongruous a few days after a King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a race worth £700,000 to the winner, and during Glorious Goodwood, a meeting worth £5.4million, to be talking about improving prize-money. In my...

Changes to whip rules fall short and please no one

The recommendations of the Whip Consultation Steering Group were published last week, having been accepted by the British Horseracing Authority. And the group has tried hard to please everyone; but in so doing, it has satisfied virtually no...

Five race meetings abandoned in unprecedented move due to heatwave warning

The British Horseracing Authority took the unprecedented step of abandoning Monday’s fixtures at Beverley and Windsor and Tuesday’s at Chelmsford, Southwell and Wolverhampton after the Met Office upgraded the extreme heat warning to ‘Red’ from ‘Amber’ on Friday...

Racing needs to get behind biggest changes to whip rules in a decade

To ban the winner, or even the runner-up as well, in races where the current rules (eight over jumps, seven on the Flat) are exceeded by four had to come in. A line had to be drawn in...

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori kiss and make up after post-Ascot spat

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have kissed and made up after their separation less than two weeks ago with the trainer making clear to the former champion that he did not need a part-time jockey who was taking...

Racing great Frankie Dettori ‘frozen out’ by trainer John Gosden

Frankie Dettori returned from a short post-Ascot break abroad on Thursday to find that he has been frozen out of John Gosden’s riding plans for Newmarket on Saturday.  The trainer’s public criticism of the jockey after a couple of...

Marlborough racing tips and best bets for today’s races

Following today’s racing tips? In need of some guidance? Or just fancy a flutter? There is no better place to come.  Each day Marlborough will bring you the best bets from every race at every racecourse around the country. From...
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