Cleeve’s weekly wrap – racing news roundup… w/c 13th April

As part of our jobs, we need to keep up with what's going on in our industry, and it can be a real schlep trying to keep up with all the latest racing news with so many different racing news sites out there that, as the picture above shows it can be like trying to take a sip of water out of a fire hydrant... you'll get very wet before you have satisfied your thirst!

So as we're already doing this work, we've thought we could take it off your plate and produce a bite-sized weekly digest that gives you our pick of what we feel is the most interesting and relevant stories of the week. We'll be sending this out to you on a Friday, which hopefully means that you can have a look through it when you have a bit of downtime over the weekend.

We'll be aiming to cover the main industry-related stories, top racing news and the latest bookmakers shenanigans. And we'll mix that up with educating posts that can help you to improve your punting along with useful tools and resources that can be used as reference tools...

The team at Cleeve

This week's pick of the racing news

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Latest BHA update on how/when we can expect horse racing to resume. They're talking resuming behind closed doors sometime in May, over-optimistic? Read more
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A badly-judged BHA request for funding in response to COVID-19? This article by Mike Cattermole struck a chord with us. What do you think?

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One of our favourites... the Latest Final Furlong pod. Sometimes irreverent always insightful. This week top Irish jockey Pat Smullen looks to the season ahead.  listen to the FF pod


Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor - Punting guru Hugh Taylor ID's trainers with profitable stats with horses returning from an absence. This is especially relevant after the enforced break.

Read Hugh's trainers to note



Godolphin's top sire Shamardhal producer of Pinatubo dies aged 18. The dual Classic winner passed away on Thursday and pedigree expert Claire Tulley reflects on his Group One=winning sons in 2019

Read Claire's piece here


Geegeez Trainers

Our good friend Chris at Geegeez has published a great a little system trainers to follow with their 2-y-o debutantes. As usual a thoroughly researched piece from the Geegeez team.

Check out Chris's 3 trainers to follow


  1. Stuart Rains on April 19, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Good idea ….thanks

  2. Russ on April 19, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Thanks, guys. Very useful you rounding up the essentials and saving us the time.