Nature Strip heads strong Australian team at Royal Ascot

Sun Jun 12 2022Alastair Bull

Australians haven’t come to Royal Ascot in such large numbers in the last decade. But this year they are triple-handed, and two of them are absolute top-liners.
A longshot for every day of Royal Ascot 2022

Sun Jun 12 2022Kellie Reilly

While Royal Ascot showcases the talents of the superstars, the ultra-competitiveness of the summer festival can also produce some big prices. Here are five contenders likely to get overlooked amid the depth on offer.
Five British stars to watch at 2022 Royal Ascot

Sat Jun 11 2022Kellie Reilly

Here are five celebrities who can light up each day at Royal Ascot for the home team.
Ward's Golden Pal, Campanelle top American hopes at 2022 Royal Ascot

Sat Jun 11 2022Kellie Reilly

Twelve-time Royal Ascot winner Wesley Ward returns to the June 14-18 meeting with Golden Pal and Campanelle leading his team. But a few other American-based horsemen are also taking the plunge.
How to handicap Royal Ascot stakes for juveniles

Sat Jun 11 2022Vance Hanson

One of the distinguishing features of Royal Ascot is the six stakes devoted to two-year-olds during the annual five-day meeting.
Belmont Gold Cup International Scouting Reports: Loft, Outbox

Thu Jun 09 2022Kellie Reilly

European invaders have plundered the past four runnings of the Belmont Gold Cup (G2), after a second-place finish in 2016. Two more have arrived for Friday’s renewal – Germany’s Loft, a proven stayer with upside, and British veteran Outbox, who has smart form in the book, if he can duplicate it over further.
Hong Kong Preview: Drops Of God seeks deserved victory

Tue Jun 07 2022Alastair Bull

Drops Of God can break through for a well-deserved win against a handy Class 3 field in the Calla Lily Handicap at Happy Valley June 8.
Epsom Preview 2022: Spot Plays for Derby Day

Fri Jun 03 2022Alastair Bull

“The Thoroughbred exists because its selection has depended, not on experts, technicians or zoologists, but on a piece of wood: the winning post of the Epsom Derby.”
Epsom Preview 2022: Spot Plays for Oaks Day

Thu Jun 02 2022Alastair Bull

After weeks of anticipation, the two most important Classics in British racing have arrived.
Hong Kong Preview: Maldives can atone

Tue May 31 2022Alastair Bull

Maldives can atone for an unlucky effort at Sha Tin with victory in the Caine Handicap at Happy Valley June 1.
Great Britain Preview: Spot Plays for May 28

Fri May 27 2022Alastair Bull

The focus is on Haydock, between Liverpool and Manchester, where two Group 3 races highlight the card.
Hong Kong Preview: Special M seeks limelight

Tue May 24 2022Alastair Bull

With his two toughest rivals absent, Special M can score a well-deserved victory in the Deep Bay Handicap at Happy Valley May 25.
Great Britain & Ireland Preview: Irish Guineas weekend

Fri May 20 2022Alastair Bull

Most attention this weekend is on The Curragh, where the Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) and 1,000 Guineas (G1) are being staged.