Twelve To Follow

Farewell to the greatest jump jockey of all time

11 May 2019 9:00 am

So the Silver Fox has called it a day. We will never see Ruby Walsh, the man whom even Sir…

My hot tips for the coming season

24 November 2018 9:00 am

Trainer Dan Skelton and his jockey brother Harry have 100 winners on the board already but for most of us…

My hot tips for the Flat season to come

26 May 2018 9:00 am

In his days as a novice jockey in the West Country, Bob Davies, who was to ride more than 900…

My hot tips for the jump season

25 November 2017 9:00 am

Richard Johnson may already have 100 winners in the bag, and Paul Nicholls may already have banked £750,000 worth of…

Why hard Brexit is bad for horse racing

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having spent three quarters of my life covering politics and the other quarter following racing, I am often asked what…

Our Twelve to Follow for this year’s flat

13 May 2017 9:00 am

The longer Donald Trump sits there the better Ronald Reagan looks, not least because he had a sense of humour.…

The puritan in Theresa May will kill horse-racing

12 November 2016 9:00 am

When Theresa May came to power the Turf community was full of hope. Had she not been, if only briefly…

The Nigel Farage response to officials at continental racecourses is not recommended

9 July 2016 9:00 am

I love Eclipse Day at Sandown, the first occasion in the year when the classy three-year-olds start taking on their…

How to make a mint at the races this summer

14 May 2016 9:00 am

It has been a little like scraping from the plate as slowly as possible the last traces of Mrs Oakley’s…

This year’s Twelve to Follow netted a £328 profit

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Three personalities dominated the Flat season: Gosden, Dettori and Golden Horn. Victories for the trio in the Derby, the Irish…

My Twelve to Follow are seven up

16 May 2015 9:00 am

Back on political duty with CNN in election week, I came across a dead rat in Downing Street. It had…

Disneyland comes to the Cheltenham Festival

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Irish racing guru Ted Walsh was asked at the start of Gold Cup day if retiring champion jockey Tony McCoy…

The Grand National doesn’t need Jeremy Kyle

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Never mind David Cameron. Are you participating in the Great Debate about an event of national significance that stirs the…

Silviniaco answered his critics emphatically at Haydock

29 November 2014 9:00 am

‘I’m going for Al Ferof,’ said a suit in front of me in the Totepool queue at Ascot on Saturday…

Robin Oakley's Twelve to Follow for 2015 (this year's came out ahead)

15 November 2014 9:00 am

November has never been my favourite month, not since the time when as a Rugby-playing student my face was rearranged…

Why does Newbury alienate potential racegoers?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

You don’t realise how much your pleasures mean until you are denied them. It was wonderful to get back on…