When Ron and I recorded the Podcast this afternoon (Friday), I did promise a passing mention for the Cheltenham Festival Bumper and having seen the nonsense on the Racing Post website I simply cannot resist. Now I do decry my journalistic colleagues, and I am as aware as anyone that …Read More »
To my rather obvious annoyance the racing grapevine has been conspicuous with their silence this past week, which makes my life so much more difficult, and I may even have to do some real work for a change. At the risk of upsetting Ron lol, does anyone really think it …Read More »
A winner and a non runner in my last article so all to fight for this week, but before that there has been so much going on in the world of racing that I have resorted to making notes to make sure I keep on top of things! Last Sunday …Read More »
Arena cough up at last, and why I love the Dubai World Cup – even if I am in the minority (apparently)
Not a great deal to talk about this week I am sort of glad to say with bad news often the order of the day in the racing press, with the inking of the ARC (Arena Racing Company) deal number one as far as good news is concerned. Everyone seems …Read More »
I love my job! Trips to the handicap lunch, Jonjo O’Neill’s amazing yard, Nigel Twiston-Davies, all in two days!
Two out of three winners last week (poor prices I grant you – sorry), but Ron will not let me sit on my laurels and I have been out and about all week sorting out information for both Cheltenham and beyond. As you may have red in the last two …Read More »
Hello racing aficionados, and isn’t it just amazing how a sport of sunshine brings smiles all round, not to mention the possibility (make that probability) that all race meetings will go ahead as planned this Saturday for the first time in what feels like god knows how long – happy …Read More »
Free publicity but no free bets, is the Gold Cup winner in action Ron, and have the McCain yard finally seen the light?
The real beauty of this sport is that if you sit there long enough, something always comes along worth writing about, and this week we have the so called “Curley Conspiracy”, a wholesale gamble executed to perfection by somebody, and currently used by the bookmakers for unlimited publicity in every …Read More »
Friday from now on for my weekly article as it gives me a chance to see what is running over the jumps on Saturday afternoon but firstly, a little trumpet blowing never goes amiss however rarely I may deserve it! Three each way bets at Santa Anita last weekend saw …Read More »
Where is Noah, a better than expected race at Doncaster, and some Champagne on ice – until next March?
Forty days and forty nights of rain may sound like an exaggeration (because it is!), but I freely admit to sitting there open mouth watching Champions Day from Ascot and instantly identifying the ground as a lot softer than I had calculated for and, worse still, softer once again than …Read More »
Like racing hacks the Country over I cannot morally start this week’s article without at least a mention of the sad passing of Sir Henry Cecil, certainly the greatest trainer of my lifetime, a personal hero, and although it would not be accurate to say friend, more than just a …Read More »