8th July 2019
By now you will have read many words about the death of John McCririck. A larger than life character...
14th February 2017
Alastair Down writes of his love for the Cheltenham Festival
7th June 2016
I was always against moving the Derby from its traditional place on a Wednesday to the weekend, writes Vernon...
21st October 2015
There’s no shortage of folk keen to point a finger and blame the producers of Channel 4 Racing for...
5th March 2015
Alastair Down never misses the Cheltenham Festival. He’s been waylaid once or twice in his racing lifetime. Stayed in...
6th February 2015
Alastair Down and the Cheltenham Festival are natural bedfellows. They are each to be treasured by those who love...
30th April 2014
The flat season is here. That means that those who love the jumps must now take a back seat...
27th March 2013
I have seen quite a few fellow fans of racing bemoaning the rising cost of the Racing Post newspaper....
8th March 2013
Alastair Down is a man worth listening to before betting on big races. So here is his take on...
6th March 2013
Alastair Down is worth listening to when he has a strong fancy for a race at the Cheltenham festival....