Lester Piggott

Why the Derby is the ultimate test

8 June 2019 8:00 am

There is a danger that memories of the 2019 Epsom Derby will be swamped by statistics. By training his seventh…

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…

My first Arc de Triomph was a triumph

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Aboard our coach from Rouen to Paris for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe our lady guide put it succinctly:…

How jockeys play dirty

11 January 2014 9:00 am

At Christmas a friend from CNN sent me the story of a US officer on a European train. Searching for…