Cornelius Lysaght

Horse racing correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our horse racing correspondent

About Cornelius

Cornelius joined the BBC in 1990, presenting morning racing bulletins... Read more about Cornelius Lysaght on what was then the brand new sports and children's network, Radio 5 which later became 5 live.

At the forefront of reporting racing, he has broken a string of news stories from the plane crash that nearly killed Frankie Dettori to furious reaction amongst jockeys over new whip rules.

A well-known voice on 5 live, Cornelius led the racing team to success at radio's Oscars, the Sony Awards, for coverage of the Cheltenham Festival in 2003.

He is also one of BBC Sport's most prolific exponents of Twitter.

Hughie Morrison trained Marmelo

Marmelo seeking Melbourne Cup history

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Success for Marmelo in Australia's iconic Melbourne Cup would be historic for British racing, but it would also deliver another twist in the most dramatic of years for his trainer Hughie Morrison.

Morrison, 57 on the day of the 'race that stops a nation', will be saddling the four-year-old in the Flemington feature with a doping mystery hanging over him and his 75-horse string back home in the UK.

Aidan O'Brien

O'Brien: The clean-cut training genius

Read full article on Aidan O'Brien: Profile of record-breaking racehorse trainer

Let me take you back to 1994, and an autumn fixture at leafy Gowran Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland.

I was there because for some time the talk had been growing of a new, rising-star trainer, principally at that stage dealing with National Hunt horses. His name was Aidan O'Brien.

Sir Michael Stoute

Ulysses leads the way as resurgent Stoute enjoys fine 2017

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As the 2017 Flat racing season reaches its final furlong, Sir Michael Stoute is all set to post his most lucrative ever campaign for prize money in Britain.

More than £3.5m - just short of his personal best, achieved in 2003 - has been banked already, principally following the exploits of Ulysses.

Enable with Frankie Dettori and John Gosden

Will Chantilly track undermine Enable's Arc challenge?

Read full article on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Frankie Dettori's Enable favourite but narrow track raises doubts

As John Gosden contemplates a second success in three years in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, this time with star-filly Enable, it's clear there's one big concern on his mind.

Large enough indeed for British Flat racing's pre-eminent trainer, the Arc winner in 2015 with Golden Horn, to repeat it three times during our chat.

One for Arthur

Scotland the 'poor relation' no more

Read full article on Horse racing: Scotland cannot be neglected as 'poor relation' any more

Scottish horse racing is basking in the sunshine provided by turning the popular notion of a North/South divide firmly on its head.

Traditional talk of southern stables dominating many of the most lucrative prizes - particularly jumping-wise - has been somewhat silenced by the results of the sport's two biggest handicap races in 2017.

Big Orange

Big Orange aims for Goodwood history

Read full article on Glorious Goodwood preview: Big Orange has chance to make history

Big Orange has the chance to be the big story at Glorious Goodwood this week - but there are a whole host of reasons to follow this year's five-day festival.

While the most popular horse in flat racing seeks to become the first runner to win the Goodwood Cup three years in a row, other big names are also chasing glory.