Course Specialist is your source of news, views and information. Please click the above link to view our exclusive interviews with jockeys, trainers, racecourses, stud farms and horse racing personalities. From the Cheltenham Festival to the Grand National, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, York’s Ebor meeting, Newbury’s Winter Festival and Kempton’s King George VI Chase, Course Specialist provides big race previews and a look at the history of the big races, including our Big Races section and the popular Memory Lane, plus exclusive interviews with those involved.
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No race in the world compares with the drama, sense of history and achievement of winning the Grand National.
Whilst the 30 formidable fences have been modified and the course is now less than 4 and a half miles, the… Read More
A season which offered much, delivered in spades and finished early, albeit packed with stories and emerging stars.
Long before the nights began to draw in and the flat turf
petered out, reigning Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls had set out… Read More
Grands Crus in racing action Image supplied by Julie Reynolds
In a quiet, tucked-away
corner of Gloucestershire, an almost white horse, unassumingly wanders in a
paddock, without a care in the world.
During a particularly
muddy winter, it has been… Read More
Image supplied by The Jockey Club
The 2020 Cheltenham Festival has taken place.
Crowns have slipped, new champions crowned. Crowds
enthralled, crowds returning home with memories anew.
For everyone one of them, it was a relief, a blessing, to
make… Read More
‘Fearless … The Tim Brookshaw Story’ is the extraordinary story of a one-time champion jockey and inspirational figure who transcended the sport of horse racing.
Another master piece of writing from renowned racing
historian Chris Pitt; meticulously researched and lovingly… Read More
Cheltenham week attracts just under a quarter of a million race goers for the Festival each March, with the Friday the busiest day when the Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place. The race is regarded as the Blue Riband of National… Read More
The horse racing website www.course-specialist.co.uk has
reached a quarter of a million unique visitors.
The website, launched in November 2013, provides coverage of
British and international racing and bloodstock news and looks behind the
scenes at the racing and bloodstock… Read More
Inaugurated in 1959, the Queen Mother Champion Chase has established itself as one of the highlights of the entire National Hunt season.
This two mile championship race leaves no margin for error and there have been numerous occasions where a… Read More