Last week, the head of Fifa’s referee committee, Pierluigi Collina claimed that 99.3% of “match-changing” decisions have been, thanks to the newly introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, called correctly at the World Cup.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Due to the problem I spoke of in this column last week - rain, or, more specifically, the lack of it - we’re still waiting to really get going with our National Hunt horses, but Don Cossack didn’t half throw down an early marker with a brilliant comeback this week at Punchestown.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Freddy Head has been lucky enough to have trained some of the best milers of recent years and Solow is rapidly heading towards the top of the list after taking his unbeaten run to eight in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood yesterday.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Cirrus Des Aigles (13/8) and FreeEagle (3/1) and now head the market with Paddy Power for Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot following the defection of Australia and the news that The Grey Gatsby won’t run despite being left in the race but will stay in training next year.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
It is not by luck that Ryan Moore has become perhaps the world’s most in-demand jockey as he offered the perfect example of his evident superiority aboard The Grey Gatsby in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday night.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Only four remain in today’s feature at Glorious Goodwood, the Sussex Stakes, but the leading players stand their ground and that provides an opportunity for the John Gosden-trained Kingman to prove himself the star miler across the generations.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2014