We often hear racing contests referred to as historic events, but rarely is the phrase more apt than when referring to Saturday’s big event at Newmarket. Now over 175 years old, the Cambridgeshire Handicap has captured the imagination of the betting public for generation after generation.

The Cambridgeshire is the big betting heat on a quality card at Newmarket this coming Saturday, but we also have two excellent Group 1 contests on offer. The second of which is this six furlongs sprint event for the juvenile colts.

The pick of Saturday’s contests at Newbury is this juvenile sprint event. Won by the likes of Zafeen and Dark Angel in the past, the last couple of years have marked something of a golden period for the race, with Ribchester coming home in front in 2015 and Harry Angel claiming the prize 12 months ago. Who will add their name to the roll of honour this year?

Racing fans have plenty to get stuck into this coming Saturday, with quality Group race action from Newbury and a bumper eight race card up at Ayr amongst the items on the menu. The big race from a betting perspective is undoubtedly this historic 6f handicap. A bumper field go to post and we are hoping for a bumper pay out as we fancy one at a big price here.

Part of the fantastic final day of the St Leger Festival is the Group 2 Champagne Stakes. It sees eight two-year-old colts in action and there is a fair chance that we will see some of the leading runners again in October’s Dewhurst Stakes.

Doncaster’s four-day St Leger festival reaches its crescendo this weekend, with the big race itself providing the centre piece to Saturday’s excellent card. Here we take a look at the main contenders and pick out our best betting option for the oldest Classic contest in the world.

We have a truly stellar card on offer at the Curragh this coming Sunday, with no fewer than five Group races on offer, including three Group 1 affairs. Here we take a look at the big race for the stayers, the 2017 Irish St. Leger.

We have a cracking weekend of action in Ireland to look forward to this week, with top class cards on both Saturday and Sunday. The headline act on Saturday is this 1m2f event which has been won by some of the real legends of the game over the years, including super sire Sadler’s Wells in 1984 and the brilliant Golden Horn in 2015.

One of the biggest sprint contests of the season, the six furlong Sprint Cup, is set to get underway at Haydock Park this Saturday. Part of the British Champions Series, this Group 1 challenge welcomes 12 runners to Merseyside on what is set to be a wet afternoon.

The fillies and mares grace the track in the second of two Group class contests on an excellent card at Sandown this coming Saturday. Run over a trip of one mile, this event was first contested in 1986, but only granted its current Group 3 status in 2012. With a number of this year’s entries having already landed a decent prize or two in their careers to date, the 2017 edition looks well up to scratch.