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The Big Interview: Barry Irwin of Team Valor

The Big Interview: Barry Irwin of Team Valor

Barry Irwin has made a huge success of Team Valor, his ownership vehicle that has captured major races all over the world. So what are the secrets behind his global operation? By Fran...

Julian Muscat, February 2011

Our columnist is dismayed by racing’s inability to address an overloaded fixture list and bemused by the findings of the international handicappers Some things in racing just don’t...

Julian Muscat, January 2011

What will 2011 hold for horseracing in Britain? Our columnist can foresee surprises at the sales, a big-name retirement and an upset in the Derby… JANUARY Racing rejoices when Jerem...

Julian Muscat, December 2010

“Never forget the horse,” said Pat Eddery 20 years ago. Shame his words have not been heeded by journalists...and it’s getting worse in Blighty Some moments live long in the ...

Richard The Kingmaker

Richard The Kingmaker

Richard Fahey was the driving force behind Paul Hanagan’s successful jockeys’ title bid last season and in Wootton Bassett the top trainer has a live contender for Classic glory By...

The National Stud

The National Stud

Now firmly established in his role as Managing Director of the National Stud, Brian O’Rourke is upbeat about his team’s advances in profitability and a shift in public perception B...

Buyers’ demands reflected in changing market

Buyers’ demands reflected in changing market

Bloodstock auctions have faced tough times of late, but Brightwells has created a niche market for sales of jumpers in training, which have prospered while others have slumped By Edwar...

Flat season preview

Flat season preview

With Frankel and Wootton Bassett set to put their unbeaten records on the line in the coming months, which less-heralded thoroughbreds could make their mark in 2011? The much-anticipat...

Racing in the Recession

Racing in the Recession

In January 2008, this magazine spoke to leading all-weather owner Nigel Shields, following the success of Lang Field in a Grade 1 in America, earning him the Owner of the Month accolade. ...

Gold Cup hunter

Gold Cup hunter

It is the energy of the man that is so striking. Other qualities – presence, wealth, loquaciousness, enthusiasm – come easily to mind as he strides around his Warwickshire estate in m...

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