Cornelius Lysaght

BBC 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.

McCoy closes on new winners landmark

7 July 2014

AP McCoy is bearing down hard on one of the most personally significant landmarks of his glittering career, equalling the number of winners clocked up by his mentor and friend Martin Pipe, the 15-time champion jumps trainer.

At one point, there was even speculation that McCoy, who passed the 4,000 winner mark amid a blaze of publicity in a race at Towcester in November, might use the occasion to call it a day.

Read full article, AP McCoy: Jockey closes on Martin Pipe winners record

Italian Atzeni targets Derby success

30 May 2014

Italian-born jockey Andrea Atzeni is increasingly fancied to have to wait considerably fewer years than his compatriot Frankie Dettori to win the Investec-sponsored Derby at Epsom.

When Authorized provided Dettori with his first success in 2007, the colt was ending a losing streak for his rider that stretched back over 14 frustrating stagings of British Flat racing's greatest prize.

Read full article, Epsom Derby: Italian jockey Andrea Atzeni targets race success

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