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Welcome to Course-Specialist is a fresh look at horse racing, providing news, views and insight into horse racing’s topics of the day. What makes us different? Not just a horse racing blog, we are independent and aim to celebrate the best of British and Irish horse racing. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York, Newbury and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, will give you information on the history of horse racing, the big names and latest news and provides a big race preview section.


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The impressive figures at Galway continued at the third session of the Festival, Galway
Dermot Weld sent out his fifth winner of the week at Galway when Brooch (4/9)
The Stewards met to consider a report from Chris Gordan, Turf Club Senior Security Officer,


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  • Cavalryman beats Hillstar in the Princess of Wales's Stakes

Image by Glorious Goodwood Day Three Preview - The Thursday of Glorious Goodwood primarily features the historic Goodwood Cup but has an eye to the future with the Richmond Stakes. The first of these terrific contests is the Group 2 Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes over 6 furlongs. Richard Hannon will be hoping to repeat that success this year with his very smart juvenile […]
  • Road To Riches wins dramatic Galway Plate - From the front proved the best tactic as Road To Riches avoided all sorts of trouble and shenanigans in behind, to win the Galway Plate. The classy novice chaser from last season provided Noel Meade with a first Galway Plate after a trying winter and was a first major winner for seven pound claimer […]
  • Kingman surges to the front ahead of Toronado (centre) and Darwin in the Sussex Stakes

Image by Steven Cargill Kingman turns on the turbos to beat Toronado - The debate over who was the better miler was settled irrefutably as Kingman blitzed Toronado with a demonstration of natural raw speed in the final furlong in the Group 1 Qipco Sussex Stakes. The most anticipated race of the week got underway with Darwin fast away and the giant 4 year old went on very […]

Latest Features

  • Spring Heeled impresses in the Kim Muir Challenge Trophy

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Cheltenham Racecourse Big Race Preview: Galway Plate - With the Galway Festival well and truly underway, Wednesday sees the feature race of the week as the Galway Plate takes place over 2 miles and 6 furlongs. A field of 22 is set to go to post, headed by the classy Kid Cassidy, who had his biggest day by far last November, when […]
  • Toronado (right) beats Dawn Approach in the 2013 Sussex Stakes

Image by Big Race Preview: Qipco Sussex Stakes - The Group 1 Qipco Sussex Stakes is the jewel in the crown of Glorious Goodwood and goes a significant way to helping define the champion miler for the season. This year’s races has again been billed as the “Duel on the Downs” between last year’s winner Toronado and the exciting Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Kingman. […]
  • Toronado (right) beats Dawn Approach in the 2013 Sussex Stakes

Image by Big Race History: Sussex Stakes - High class championship racing over a mile, on the glorious undulations of the South Downs. Glorious Goodwood takes place at the height of the English summer’s splendour and offers racing fans five days of top class action, with the Sussex Stakes the undoubted highlight of the week. The Group 1 contest takes place over a […]