It's shocking to see a horse shot after a racing accident, but a broken leg is a death sentence
Why The Last Samuri, Druids Nephew and Morning Assembly are among the runners to back in the Aintree marathon this year
Will this finally be the year that Willie Mullins is first past the post? Our tips on where to put your money
First female jockey to win the race sees off Frankie Dettori in a story more far-fetched than National Velvet
Five things you might not know about the horse racing commentator, who has died aged 97
The 15-year-old chaser died after suffering pelvis and neck injuries in his paddock
How to get one over on the bookies at the biggest meeting of the flat racing season
The classic flat race takes place on Saturday. Here's how to give yourself a chance of beating the bookies
After more than 4,300 winners and 20 champion jockey titles, McCoy ends with a third-placed finish
AP McCoy on Shutthefrontdoor is the people's favourite: but where should wily punters be putting their money?
Four great days of jump racing come to a climax today with the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Where should you put your money?
While the rest of us relax footballers, rugby players and race horses have to keep going – and we get to watch them
Forget the hats and frocks, and concentrate on the horses worth a flutter over five days of flat racing
How do you choose a colt to put your money on for tomorrow's Derby? Our man offers some pointers
Who's worth a bet? Or what are your chances with the horse you drew in the sweepstake?
Who to back and what to look for at jump racing's equivalent of the Olympic Games
Relief as ginger beer firm signs up to replace John Smith's as sponsor of big Aintree race
There are more 'Dobbins' than Derby winners, but don't rule out a stake in 'totally addictive' sport