The January issue of Course Specialist reviews Thistlecrack’s memorable King George VI Chase win and all the action from the Hong Kong International meeting. Also in this month’s magazine: Jamie Snowden talks training, we review 2016’s two year old colts, we pay a trip to La Zarzuela Racecourse in Spain, report on how Pearl Secret is getting on in his new role at stud and look at the history of the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot.