Entries by Matt Bisogno

2015 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Preview, Tips

2015 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Preview, Tips Sunday sees the 94th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's flagship middle distance event. And one horse will achieve immortality if she can win an unprecedented third Arc crown. Treve, the mare in question, has already taken her seat in the rarefied company of dual […]

A Great Time to be a Racing Fan…

October is a great month. Quite apart from it being my birth month (ahem), it is more materially the twelfth in which we are served three courses of global gourmet galloping. We start in Paris this weekend for Treve's date with destiny: can she become the first horse ever to win the Arc three times? […]

Sunday Supplement: Fahey Ascends the Trainer Tree

Sunday supplement By Tony Stafford Richard Fahey’s is the busiest stable right now, the Yorkshire-based trainer having sent out a total of 276 horses for upwards of 1,300 races in 2015 <the imprecision is because the Flat trainers’ Championship runs from November to November>. Amazingly, he operates on an even higher level numerically than either […]

Arc Trials Day Preview: Treve’s Back (Allez Treve!)

LONGCHAMP ARC TRIALS DAY, by Nigel Howard Longchamp stages its Arc Trials meeting this Sunday with six Group events on offer, three of which are major prep races for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Top billing goes to the Group 1 Prix Vermeille (1m4f) which sees the return of the mighty Trêve in her […]

Monday Mélange

Is it me, or has this flat season been pretty, well, flat? I mean, don't get me wrong, there have been plenty of great punting opportunities; and the occasional great race - like Saturday's Haydock Sprint Cup... but, in the main the last couple of months seem to have been typified by a glut of unappealing low grade fare […]