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.

Lady Cecil

Lady Cecil on a mission at Ascot

Read full article on Ascot: Frankel's brother Noble Mission gives Lady Cecil hope

Noble Mission is indeed on a mission in the Champion Stakes, the feature race on the £4m Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.

The younger brother of Flat racing's all-time great Frankel - himself twice a star of Britain's richest raceday - can lift an only okay season for his trainer Jane Cecil into something considerably more spectacular on Saturday.

Quinn focused on Swnymor after Paris

Read full article on John Quinn focused on Swnymor after Arc weekend

The mood in a packed Gare du Nord the morning after Treve's repeat win in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was almost tangibly upbeat.

A memorable result, combined with magnificent runs in defeat by leading British hopes Taghrooda and Kingston Hill, plus three successes in the 'undercard' races for the cross-channel raiders, ensured it.

Who will shine on Ebor stage?

Read full article on Australia & Taghrooda to shine on York's Ebor stage

Not everybody calls York's Ebor Festival 'the Royal Ascot of the North'; some more exuberant members of the North of England and Scottish circuit have been known to declare Ascot 'the Ebor of the South'.

The answer is, of course, somewhere in between.

McCoy closes on new winners landmark

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

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.

Veteran Fallon eyes Derby triumph

Read full article on Epsom Derby: Fallon comeback down to 'change of lifestyle'

Kieren Fallon puts much of his acclaimed 2014 resurgence down to a dramatic change of lifestyle.

The 49-year-old admits that late last year he feared that a career that had netted him six flat jockeys' championships and success in 16 British Classic races, including the Derby three times, might be over.

Italian Atzeni targets Derby success

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

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.