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James Stevens

James Stevens is a leading horse racing journalist contributing to Racing Plus, Racing Ahead and ITV. A football writer for Newport County AFC, he covered his side’s remarkable Great Escape from relegation. Still ecstatic after tipping Labaik at 50-1 at the Cheltenham Festival.

 

 

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James Stevens' Horses To Follow Today
Fancies For Today's Racing At Ascot, York And Newmarket
Well sadly this is my last column for The Sportsman, and I must give everyone involved with putting this together a lot of credit. It’s…
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Saturday Racing Tips
ITV Racing Tips July 7th: Lion Can Roar In Exciting Looking Eclipse
This week I’ve had the pleasure of spending the first of two weeks in Newmarket. It’s a surreal place with horse racing at the centre…
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The Latest Racing Eyecatchers
Extra Elusive Amongst This Week's Eyecatchers To Add To Your Trackers
For those who follow some of my regular eye-catchers I am sure you enjoyed the Irish Derby on Saturday. Latrobe and Rostropovich battled it out in…
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Short-Priced Fav On Comeback Mission At The Curragh
Will Saxon Warrior Battle Back To Form In The Irish Derby?
The Irish Derby has been completely dominated by Aidan O’Brien in recent years, with Ballydoyle claiming nine of the last nine renewals. This however, remains…
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Tips For All Today's Live TV Races
ITV Racing Tips Saturday 30 June: Fancies From All Live TV Races At Newcastle & Newmarket
You may realise racing starts much earlier this afternoon, an attempt from ITV’s producers to try and get as many viewers to watch their coverage…
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Tips For All Today's Live TV Races
ITV Racing Tips Friday 29 June: Fancies For All Live TV Races From Gosforth Park
Well, Royal Ascot was certainly a week to remember, five great days and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. It’s a…
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A Few From The Notebook From Royal Ascot
La Pelosa Among Our Royal Ascot Eyecatchers
I hope you have caught your breath back after what proved a pretty extraordinary Royal Ascot with everything from top-class performances to some big disappointments.…
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Royal Ascot Day 5 Round-Up: Diamond Jubilee Delight For O'Brien
Aidan O€™Brien Celebrates As Merchant Navy Completes 'Impossible Job' With Diamond Jubilee Victory At Royal Ascot
Aidan O’Brien claimed he was ‘over the moon’ as Australian-born sprinter Merchant Navy came out a narrow winner of the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes,…
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Diamond Jubilee Preview
Diamond Jubilee Preview: Redkirk Warrior A Fascinating Contender For Royal Ascot Group One
The Diamond Jubilee is the final Group One race at Royal Ascot, typically one of the best sprint races in Europe it has attracted top-class…
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Global Future Ahead For Royal Ascot
 Royal Ascot€™s International Appeal €“ It€™s Only The Start For The Star-Studded Meeting
At twenty past four this afternoon, Bound For Nowhere will stand in the stalls a matter of inches away from Redkirk Warrior as both await…
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Today's Tips From Ascot
ITV Racing Tips 22 Friday June: Fancies From Day 4 Of Royal Ascot
It’s the penultimate day of Royal Ascot, but I have to say it’s the stand out one of the Festival on paper. With two Group…
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World Class Jockey Goes Without Big Race Rides
The Curious Case Of Silvestre De Sousa: Britain€™s Two-Time Champion Jockey But Still Waiting His Career-Defining Moment
Ryan Moore, James Doyle, Frankie Dettori and William Buick have all hit the headlines this week, blessed with big winners at Royal Ascot. But for…
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New Stayer In Town After Thrilling Gold Cup At Ascot
Stradivarius €˜Brave As A Lion€™ As John Gosden And Frankie Dettori Glitter In Gold Cup At Royal Ascot
Frankie Dettori compared Stradvarius to a lion after John Gosden’s four-year-old came out victorious in one of the most thrilling Gold Cup finishes in history.…
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Leicester Owner's Horse Well Fancied At Ascot
Leicester City Chairman Eyes Further Glory In Elite British Sport: King Power Racing Hope To Stamp There Big Ambitions With Their First Royal Ascot Winner
It’s generally believed when you win once, all you want to do is continue winning – and thus is the case for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. For…
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Brilliant Stoute Makes Ascot History
Sir Michael Stoute Enters Royal Ascot Record Books With Poet's Word Success
Prince Of Wales odds-on favourite Cracksman was surprisingly overturned by Poet’s Word, as Sir Michael Stoute enjoyed a historic Royal Ascot double, making him Royal…
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