Greg Wood, The Guardian

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The Guardian

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Recent articles by Greg:

Talking Horses: racing’s factions bury differences in bid for brighter future

New structure to run the sport could end the factionalism and squabbling that has dogged the Turf for decades → Read More

‘Unfinished business’: Nube Negra eyes Champion Chase after Cheltenham win

With Edwardstone, last year’s Arkle Trophy winner, scratched from the Shloer Chase, Nube Negra was left with an exercise gallop at odds of 1-10 to land a £57,000 first prize at Cheltenham → Read More

Ga Law overhauls French Dynamite late on to clinch Gold Cup at Cheltenham

Jamie Snowden’s six-year-old won by three-quarters of a length, while the pre-race favourite, Stolen Silver, unseated its rider → Read More

Talking Horses: Alex Ferguson’s Cheltenham winner hailed by Nicholls

Paul Nicholls’s horses are in exceptional form and Hermes Allen posted an impressive frontrunning success at Cheltenham → Read More

Talking Horses: Flightline the high point of revitalised Breeders’ Cup

Flightline’s memorable run set the perfect seal on an event that showed the extent to which US racing is beginning to find its feet after years of decline → Read More

Unbeaten Flightline crushes field to soar to Breeders’ Cup Classic win

Runners from Europe equalled their best overall result in the 39-year history of the Breeders’ Cup and also set a new record for winners in the meeting’s seven turf events on Saturday → Read More

Flightline demolishes Breeders’ Cup Classic field – as it happened

The odds-on favourite took off in the showpiece race on a day Charlie Appleby’s Rebel’s Romance won the Turf race under James Doyle → Read More

Meditate wins Juvenile Fillies’ Turf on big day for Europeans at Breeders’ Cup

European-trained runners won the three turf races on the first day of the Breeders’ Cup meeting in Kentucky, with Meditate’s victory in the Juvenile Fillies’ Turf the highlight → Read More

Talking Horses: Pogo can upset home American team at Breeders’ Cup

Charlie Hills’ runner is a cracking bet on ITV Racing’s 10-hour marathon including all the action from the big Keeneland card → Read More

Flightline, a horse for the ages, faces date with destiny at Breeders’ Cup

The hot favourite for the Classic on Saturday bids to join the meeting’s 39-year-old honour roll of all-time greats → Read More

Talking Horses: Flightline poised for all-time great status at Breeders’ Cup

America’s multi-million dollar meeting will overshadow the Melbourne Cup and the jumps racing at Aintree this week → Read More

Talking Horses: Ahoy Senor can deny Bravemansgame in Charlie Hall

Lucinda Russell’s front-running chaser has plenty in his favour for the first big clash of the new jumps season at Wetherby → Read More

Talking Horses: Queen’s horses going to auction is not the shock it seems

No one in racing ever imagined the late monarch’s huge investment in bloodstock would be maintained after her death → Read More

Talking Horses: No regrets over shock Cheltenham Festival five-day decision

Even bookmakers were less than ecstatic about the prospect of adding another meeting to the jumps season’s highlight → Read More

Talking Horses: shock Festival move not to add fifth day the right one

The Jockey Club has announced the Cheltenham Festival will continue to be staged over four days → Read More

Baaeed loses winning record to Bay Bridge in Champion Stakes farewell

Baaeed was sensationally beaten for the first time on his final career start, as Bay Bridge caused an upset in the Champion Stakes at Ascot → Read More

Talking Horses: Modern Games can leave Inspiral in a spin at Ascot

Charlie Appleby’s colt has the pedigree and form to cause an upset by getting the better of unpredictable favourite → Read More

Baaeed bows out: unbeaten record on the line in Champion Stakes farewell

William Haggas’s exceptional colt runs the final race of his career on Saturday with a place in history at stake → Read More

Hollie Doyle: ‘Hopefully I can inspire others and change a few mindsets’

Groundbreaking flat jockey on her constantly changing goals and why she is determined to make a name for herself racing in Japan → Read More

Talking Horses: what could King’s coronation mean for the Derby?

British Flat season is built around a Derby in the first week of June, so it can not move too far without a shift in balance → Read More