Kellie Reilly

Kellie Reilly is a journalist and turf writer specializing in international horse racing.

Top 10 takeaways from Royal Ascot 2024

Mon Jun 24 2024Kellie Reilly

How do you distill five fantastic days of racing, at a sun-baked Royal Ascot? Very subjectively! Here are my main impressions from the week:
2024 Royal Ascot: Selections for Saturday

Fri Jun 21 2024Kellie Reilly

Saturday’s finale features three Group races, anchored by another competitive sprint in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee (G1), and a 17-strong field of juveniles in the Chesham S.
2024 Royal Ascot: Selections for Wednesday

Tue Jun 18 2024Kellie Reilly

The centerpiece of Wednesday’s card at Royal Ascot, the Prince of Wales’s (G1), often produces one of the week’s enduring highlights. The 1 1/4-mile affair promises to deliver once again, as Breeders’ Cup stars Auguste Rodin and Inspiral square off in this “Win and You’re In” for the Turf (G1).
2024 Royal Ascot: Selections for Tuesday

Mon Jun 17 2024Kellie Reilly

Royal Ascot opens with its customary bang on Tuesday. Three Group 1s – including two Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” (WAYI) events and a stellar renewal of the St James’s Palace (G1) – plus the marquee juvenile race of the meeting, the Coventry (G2), make for quite a wagering menu.
2024 Royal Ascot: 5 longshots to consider

Sun Jun 16 2024Kellie Reilly

At this stage, the fields are coming together enough to try to find possible sleepers.
2024 Royal Ascot: Top 10 storylines

Sun Jun 16 2024Kellie Reilly

The most anticipated event of the British summer season returns this week, as Royal Ascot stages its action-packed five-day meeting Tuesday through Saturday.
2024 Royal Ascot: Top 5 favorites to watch

Sat Jun 15 2024Kellie Reilly

Royal Ascot attracts star power of both the equine and human variety throughout its five-day meeting. For that reason, even strong favorites can get upstaged by other top-class rivals.
2024 Royal Ascot: U.S. shippers include proven course performers

Fri Jun 14 2024Kellie Reilly

The U.S. shippers descending on Royal Ascot this year include not only the usual batch of speedy juveniles, but also past winners at the meeting.
2024 Belmont Stakes: Dornoch, Mage join club of U.S. classic-winning siblings

Sun Jun 09 2024Kellie Reilly

Dornoch, a full brother to 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) star Mage, put their dam, Puca, in rare company by taking the Belmont (G1).
Horses of interest on 2024 Belmont Stakes Day card

Fri Jun 07 2024Kellie Reilly

Belmont Stakes Day ranks among the very best of the season, given the strength in depth of races across various divisions. The extravaganza’s transfer to Saratoga hasn’t changed that trend, and another fantastic array of betting opportunities presents itself on Saturday.
2024 Epsom Derby Analysis: More than a tale of two cities

Fri May 31 2024Kellie Reilly

One year after Aidan O’Brien conjured up a dramatic form turnaround for Auguste Rodin at Epsom, it defies belief that the master of Ballydoyle could do it again in Saturday’s Derby (G1).
2024 Irish 1000 Guineas Day: Who can step up if Opera Singer hits wrong note?

Sat May 25 2024Kellie Reilly

Aidan O’Brien will send out short-priced favorites in both of the day’s Group 1s, the feast-or-famine Auguste Rodin in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) and the returning Opera Singer in the Irish 1000 Guineas (G1). But as their descriptors suggest, neither has a straightforward task on Sunday.
2024 Irish 2000 Guineas Day: A 50-1 shot to consider in your wagering strategy

Fri May 24 2024Kellie Reilly

Saturday’s Irish 2000 Guineas (G1) card at the Curragh is part of the Rest of the World Money Back offer on TwinSpires.com.