As promised (or was that threatened), I am back with a mini post about the racing in Singapore this weekend. Of course I wish I could be there to help you name the filly (my vote has already been lodged with Ron), but duty calls and I will be at …Read More »
I really hate to start my scribblings with anything negative but I do have a question for you – when is a winner not a winner? The answer, I have recently discovered, is when you place a bet on the overall winning distances at a meeting (in this case Fakenham), …Read More »
More of an autopsy than an article this week as both the first two classics are now part of racing history, and we need to be looking at the form to define exactly what happened, why, and what it may well teach us for the future. Starting with the colts, …Read More »
As you will have probably noticed, racing has been busy shooting itself in the foot machine gun style this week, with Gerard Butler the latest to be investigated for steroid use and Graham Gibbons arrested for a non racing incident, all very much in the public eye and none of …Read More »
Dark Days in Newmarket, alternative investments lol, and can the Phoenix rise from the flames please Michael?
Much as I may wish I could just wash over it, and even though I have to confess my knowledge of the details is foggy to say the least, I cannot possibly write anything this week without mentioning the Godolphin debacle. Facts on the table first, I am a big …Read More »
A relatively quiet week has been set alight from Wednesday onwards, starting with the announcement that Black Caviar has run her last race. Personally, I suspect all is not well as she can surely make more money on the track in Australia (if not here) than from one foal a …Read More »
It’s a tough life but someone has to do it! I was lucky enough to be invited back to Newmarket racecourse on Tuesday evening for a supper with the trainers event which they use each year to “chat up” the media and announce their plans for the coming season. This …Read More »
I hate to appear lazy but the wonderful thing about this game is there is always something new to write abut in the world of horse racing and this week it is (unsurprisingly) the Grand National meeting from Aintree – as I suspect you may have guessed? First things first …Read More »
The best thing about writing for Post Racing readers is that they seem to love the sport and more importantly (for me), understand it – such a refreshing change from my average daily article, tip in every race mentality that (unsurprisingly) offers up more losers than winners, also known as …Read More »
Searching for a racing sat nav, my first juvenile bet of the season (?), going over a cliff with a maiden, and two horses worth following.
Ever been sent in the wrong direction? This year (as you know) I was lucky enough to be sent off on five errands to interview the top National Hunt trainers in the land (UK), and duly write some detailed articles complete with tips – but what a disaster that was! …Read More »