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Hello and welcome along to the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing website, and especially if you're dropping by for the first time. Here’s what’s on at the moment.

Latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), new March 4th 2019:
This Is NOT The Final PLOG
It's become a good time to write the latest PLOG (Punter's Blog), after recent tweets and emails in which I've contemplated the future of the website - so am I staying or am I going? Is anyone interested in what I think Cyrname should be rated? Have a read and find out.

Race Meeting Review, posted December 4th:
Fairyhouse, Saturday December 1st
A full review of day one of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival, perhaps not as star-studded as the Sunday, but by no means without interest, with novice chaser Duca De Thaix winning the feature EasyFix Handicap Chase.

Posted September 9th:
Ten Horses To Follow for 2018/19
Here's the annual list of good prospects, promising sorts, untapped potential, whatever you want to call them... it's the #rwsteeplechasing Ten To Follow for the 2018/19 jumps season.

Posted September 2nd:
Jockey To Watch for 2018/19
Trainer To Watch for 2018/19
Here's a talented conditional jockey and an equally talented rookie-trainer that are worth keeping an eye on this season.

Posted September 2nd:
The Jumps Scene pages for 2018/19
It's the annual predictions... potential Champion Hurdle candidates discussed in my look at the current and future crop of top two-mile to to 2m4f hurdlers, a few lines about the staying hurdlers, my look at the top two-mile to 2m4f chasers and, added last but by no means least, my take on the top staying chasers.

Last updated in September 2018:
the Roy Waterhouse Steeplechasing guide to
British National Hunt racecourses

Newly updated in time for the 2018/19 season proper, and sadly with news of two tracks under threat of closure at the time of writing, click the link to read my write-ups on all Britain's National Hunt racecourses.

New June 3rd:
FOR 2017/18

With the 2017/18 jumps season in Britain and Ireland done and dusted, I'm pleased to publish my Top 20s for the campaign - find out who are my top chasers, hurdlers, juveniles and mares.

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