In Mordin On Time, Nick sets out his unique method for answering the most fundamental question facing punters in any race, namely: which is the fastest horse? Nick's credentials in this area are second to none. He was timing the sections of races with a stop watch, estimating wind strength and direction, adjusting for movements of running rails, using projected times and calculating average times years before the best-selling American books on speed rating were published.
Now a new edition of this groundbreaking book is out. It incorporates much new material, including, for the first time anywhere, standard times for all Irish racecourses (plus the major French ones). Mordin On Time remains the only book in the world which enables the reader to construct their own speed ratings wherever they live.
The Punchestown Festival is one of the highlights in the racing calendar
The 2016 Festival runs froms Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April 2016.
The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival is one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar. The special combination of thrilling sporting action, brilliant live entertainment, delicious food and drink, family fun, dazzling glamour or casual comfort is unequalled thanks to the unique Punchestown Festival atmosphere.
Racing: The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season with top class horses, trainers and jockeys from both sides of the Irish sea converging on the Kildare venue to settle scores and confirm reputations. The quality of racing is unrivalled with a total of 12 Grade 1 contests taking place. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan.
Tuesday: BoyleSports Champion Chase Day
The opening day is a feast for racing fans with three Grade 1 races including the feature BoyleSports Champion Chase. In addition there are two other Grade 1's, The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle over 2 miles and the Growise Novice Chase over 3 miles. There are 7 races this day. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm. Wednesday: Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup Day
The highlight of the chase calendar with the Grade 1 Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup. This day also features the hotly contested Attheraces.com Irish Champion Bumper,The Grade 1 Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle over 3 miles and the Weatherbys GSB EBF Mares Flat Race (Listed Race). First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm. Thursday: The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle Day
There are two Grade 1 races including the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle and the Ryanair Novice Chase over 2 miles not to mention the famous La Touche Cross Country race on day three of the festival. First race 3.40pm and the last race is at 7.15pm. Friday: The BETDAQ Champion Hurdle day
The jewel in the crown of the Festival. A favourite with race goers, locals and socialisers alike. This day gets the largest crowds and has a real party atmosphere. The quality of racing is fantastic with the best two mile hurdlers battling for the champion title.First race 3.40 last race 7.45pm. Saturday: The AES Festival Family Day
Since its introduction as a Festival day the Saturday has become the second biggest day of the entire event festival. The focus is on youth with the Champion 4 year old hurdle being the feature race. The Junior Jockey Fun Club is also available that day with pony rides, face painting, bouncy castles and so much more. A favourite with groups, locals and families. First race 2.30 last race 6.45pm.
Lincoln Handicap The Doncaster Racecourse Experience
We bring you an insight into the Doncaster Racecourse experience
The Lincoln Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Doncaster in late March or early April.
It is traditionally the feature event on the first Saturday of Britain's turf flat racing season. It usually takes place one or two weeks before the Grand National, and for betting purposes the two races form the Spring Double.