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The Finish Line with Dr Johnny Hon

The Finish Line with Dr Johnny Hon

As a trained psychiatrist, I’m good at working out people. We have an expert in the company for each sector we are involved in but for me, the most important thing is looking for a g...

Making his mark

Making his mark

Coming from a family with no racing connection – your dad invests in property and your mum is a self-employed jeweller – what first attracted you to the sport? Living near Cheltenh...

Toast of Lambourn

Toast of Lambourn

A convivial morning on the gallops with Jamie Osborne has somehow morphed into a lesson in economics. The atmosphere remains convivial because if anyone can make you laugh while expla...

Going global

Going global

By their very nature, the breeze-up community are a resilient group and so there is a sense of cautious optimism as they approach this year’s sales season. The breeze-up market c...

National pride

National pride

As the March issue went to print, the evergreen Flemensfirth was preparing for an incredible 20th covering season at the Beeches Stud in County Waterford. Remaining at a career- high...

Put to the test

Put to the test

In 2016, Annie Power became only the fourth mare to win the Champion Hurdle in the 90-year history of the race. Heading into this year’s Cheltenham Festival, three of the top horses...

The Finish Line with Phil Kirby

The Finish Line with Phil Kirby

I went from training greyhounds with my dad in Lancashire to playing for the under-18s at Preston North End hoping to become a professional footballer. I was good when I was younger b...

Still on top

Still on top

It is 17 years since Moscow Flyer provided your first Cheltenham Festival winner in the 2002 Arkle Trophy. What do you remember about that day – and do you still get as big a buzz fro...

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

To the hordes descending on Cheltenham, it won’t feel like a decade since Celestial Halo came within a neck of completing the greatest heist of all. The five-year-old was touched...

Kentucky’s leading man

Kentucky’s leading man

The stature of Mill Ridge Farm as an esteemed part of the Kentucky fabric remains undimmed as it enters its 57th year of operation. Founder Alice Chandler, 93, worked her way into rac...

The finish line with Rachael Blackmore

The finish line with Rachael Blackmore

Rachael Blackmore, the first woman to become champion conditional jockey in Ireland in 2016/17, is now battling it out with Paul Townend and Davy Russell in the title race, currently...

Aiming high

Aiming high

When you started training in 2016 you were Britain’s youngest trainer at 24. Before you set up in Newmarket you had learnt your trade in some of the best establishments in the world...

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