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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Whip Hand

All time
Mark Your Card: Derby Day at Epsom
Our racing expert Mark Hobbs give you a steer ahead of another busy day of racing. Even the Queen – and former Big Brother contestants – are down the bookies today.
Underwhelming feel to 2000 Guineas day
Here’s who to back despite the small field and absence of a real superstar like Frankel.
Mark your card: Stables stars clash in Lockinge
Who’s our nap of the day, you ask? Well it’s…
Mark your card: Easter Sunday at Fairyhouse
If you followed Mark Hobbs’ advice yesterday you’d have an extra few quid in the pocket. Here’s today’s preview of the action at Fairyhouse.
Best bets for Sandown’s finale
Mark Hobbs tells you everything you need to know ahead of the racing today.
Frankel speaking: no value in the Greenham
Mark Hobbs previews the Scottish Grand National at Ayr while the Guineas trials take centre stage at Newbury.
Best bets as flat season opens in Doncaster
Mark Hobbs the action at the Lincoln Handicap.
Betting for Dubai World Cup Day
Mark Hobbs previews a big day of racing in the middle east.
Flat racing season opens at the Curragh
After a good week of Cheltenham tipping, Mark Hobbs turns his expertise in the Curragh’s direction.
The calm before the storm
In the last weekend before the Cheltenham Festival, Mark Hobbs picks over the action.
Teenager Newmill to upset young guns
In-house racing supremo Mark Hobbs offers his thoughts on today’s Shamrock Paddy Chase at Gowran Park today.
Zeb top of the class at Leopardstown school
Cheltenham preparations going well for last year’s Queen Mother Champion Chase hero jumped six fence.
Nacarat out to avenge last year’s defeat
Tom George’s charge will be there or there abouts today.
Midnight Club heads for National as Solwhit plans world domination
The Willie Mullins-trained gelding put in an impressive performance at Fairyhouse.
Best bets on a busy day
Mark Hobbs previews the weekend racing.
Leopardstown hosts its flagship day with Joncol centre of attention
The rescheduling of Leopardstown’s Hennessy card to today means racing fans will have an exceptionally good card to look forward to on what is normally a relatively low-key day in Ireland. Mark Hobbs takes a look at the three most intriguing races on an eight-race card.
Medermit targeting big win
Mark Hobbs previews the weekend’s horse racing as Medermit is fancied at Sandown.
Trials day in Cheltenham as punters seek clearer picture
Cheltenham’s card has just survived an inspection and there’ll be plenty to glean from today’s action ahead of the March festival.
The social network: you can own part of a horse as top trainer includes fans on Facebook
Henry de Bromhead tells Mark Hobbs about his innovative plan to use Facebook to include racing fans in horse ownership and training.
Fascinating weekend as Cheltenham-bound stars aim to stake their claims
Mark Hobbs previews a busy weekend of action on both sides of the Irish Sea.