Scottish Grand National Preview with The Tower

Scottish Grand National Preview with The Tower

THE highlight of Scotland’s jumps season has arrived and, after a fortnight basking in the glow of One For Arthur’s success at Aintree, focus north of the Border shifts to our very own edition at Ayr. The race in this part of the world has been run at Ayr...

Northern Trainers to Follow with The Tower

IF equality is your watchword, horse racing probably shouldn’t be your game. And nowhere has a gulf been more evident in recent years than the yawning gap between northern and southern training ranks. The recent Cheltenham Festival was just one crystal clear...

Scottish Grand National Preview with The Tower

Scottish Grand National Preview The Scottish Grand National is a race steeped in history and, this year, packed with more sub-plots than a classic crime novel. Normal renewals of the Scottish Grand National can have something of an ‘after the Lord Mayor’s...

Ignore the Draw?

Ignore The Draw? When the draw was made for the Ayr Gold Cup back on the 17th September in the Owners Club of Ayr Racecourse, it was evident that all trainers wanted that golden opportunity to have a high drawn horse to take advantage of the supposed clear bias that...

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup – September 19th

The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, Scotland’s premier flat race, has attracted yet another stellar field to contest this year’s £180,000 renewal. The race is run over a stiff six furlongs and often requires a horse who comfortably gets 7f to come and take the...

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