Clive reflects on tipping up two winners last week in the Six Nations and eyes up a few more. Can England, Wales and Scotland all do the business for favourite backers?
by Clive Harris · Wed 19 Feb
What’s the story, Rory’s glory?
The world number one spot has been occupied twenty-one times by six different golfers since Rory McIlroy’s reascension to the throne. In that time, not one of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose or Brooks Koepka managed to rack up more than the 95 cumulative weeks that Rory had achieved by 2015. This week he made it an astounding 96 weeks on top of the world. A century beckons imminently. However, by the time the Masters swings by in April, talk will have shifted back once more to his quest to complete the career Grand Slam at Augusta. Going into the fourth day in 2011, we would have offered some fairly eye-bulging odds that Rory would still be chasing his maiden Masters by the end of the decade. Here he is, and here we are. The only unsurprising facet to his career is that he is the current favourite for this year’s renewal at 17/2.
by Harry Light · Thu 13 Feb
Clive calculates the Calcutta Cup
by Clive Harris · Thu 6 Feb
Welcome to Miami, again
by Bobby Burns · Thu 30 Jan
Nicky Henderson’s Cheltenham chances
Ed Guiver · Tue 28 Jan
Rallying for Australia
By Rory Fairfax · Thu 9 Jan
The Fitzdares Peterborough Chase
The 8th of December 2019 will live long in the memory for all at Fitzdares. Not only did Jacqueline Jossa beat Andy Whyment to win I’m A Celeb but we sponsored the 50th running of the iconic Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon racecourse.
The build up started back in September with the announcement of the aptly named ‘Best Mate Bonus’. It was a simple idea conceived in the office one summer afternoon. Half a million pounds to any horse that can win the Fitzdares Peterborough Chase, the King George VI at Kempton and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Simple, eh? Well, no. Only one horse, Best Mate, has ever achieved such glory. But still, people love to dream.
By Bobby Burns · Tue 8 Jan
Smashing the odds
You should always expect the unexpected in sport, even when the miracles of 2019 are staring you down.
by Rory Fairfax · Mon 2 Dec
Wizard of odds
By Glyn Warne · Wed 11 Dec
Training in the noughties
by Michael van Gerwen and Bobby George · Thu 2 Jan
The spot market
by Dietmar Hamann · Fri 13 Dec
by Charlie Fellowes · Mon 2 Dec
High Life & Low Life
My finest filly
There are some racehorses’ names which resonate with the public and racing community long after their careers are over. Hunters of Brora is one of them.