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.

Mr Medic and jockey James Best

Can Mr Medic continue Walford's winning run?

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There's never a bad time, as such, to saddle the biggest winner of your training career - but when on the same afternoon the champion two-mile chaser struts his stuff and a popular Grand National hero returns from injury, you don't necessarily receive the headlines you deserve.

That was probably the case with Robert Walford after Walk In The Mill - ridden by jockey James Best in the silks of Baroness Harding - took the Becher Chase, staged over the famous obstacles at Aintree.

Nico de Boinville on Altior

Altior faces test in Tingle Creek Chase

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The star-studded nature of Nicky Henderson's string based at historic Seven Barrows stables outside Lambourn, Berkshire is further emphasised on Tingle Creek day at Sandown.

For the third weekend running, a Henderson big-player is centre stage for the Saturday feature, this time reigning Queen Mother Champion Chaser Altior in a glittering staging of the Tingle Creek Chase, the first Grade One-race target for top notchers in the fast and furious two-mile chasing division.

Mick Channon

'Spring in the step of Channon's team'

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Mick Channon, footballer-turned-racehorse trainer, has made his mark on a string of leading sporting venues.

There's Wembley, of course, where Channon played such a significant role in Southampton's 1976 FA Cup final win over Manchester United; Hampden Park, where the striker's first goal for England came in a 5-0 defeat of Scotland in 1973; The Dell, Southampton's former home, so often the scene of his trademark 'windmill' arm-waving celebration.

Jockey Oisin Murphy

'Playboy' racehorse to rising riding star - Champions Day rundown

Read full article on British Champions Day: Cracksman and Roaring Lion among the Ascot favourites

It's a bit like the racecourse on which it's staged: after initial sniping, most sceptics can't really remember what they didn't like about British Champions Day at Ascot.

Most of the disapproving mutters about the £200m, 18-month redevelopment of the Royal track when it opened up again in 2006 have gone quiet.

Frankie Dettori

'I love her' - Dettori on Arc favourite Enable

Read full article on Frankie Dettori on his love for Enable, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner

Of the many reasons for which Frankie Dettori is admired, none maybe is greater than his staying power.

Set aside for a moment all the success and the famously joyous disposition, and consider that the 47-year-old started his career in this most potentially perilous of sports in Turin in his native Italy aged just 15.

Without Parole wins the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot

Six stories to follow at Glorious Goodwood

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With its spectacular location high up on the West Sussex Downs, summer dress code and top class racing, Glorious Goodwood has long been regarded one of the flat season's most stylish events - as well as the sport's best known piece of alliteration.

BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght considers some of the stories expected to make the headlines during the event, which runs from Tuesday to Saturday.