Some feel winter is here when the clocks change, others wait for the first frost, but I am told in no uncertain terms by the switch to a Friday article as the National Hunt races come with a 24 hour declaration process that means I have to switch days to …Read More »
Apologies for my later than normal musings this week but I am down with the old “man flu”, and am hoping that a day wrapped up has got the little grey cells working again at last. Lots to mention this week starting with Cigar who Ron and I talked about …Read More »
And they’re off – which of your Arc fancies do I give a snowballs chance in hell to – and which have I written off (and am I remotely correct)? Flintshire – anything trained by Andre Fabre cannot be written off, and the four year old has some solid …Read More »
I have, as I said in the Podcast, been a bit hard on myself regarding the Cambridgeshire as I did indeed reach a crossroads, go left and it was draw bias, go right and it was age grouping. Both were narrow lanes as neither really gave me a definitive to …Read More »
Plenty of top quality racing this weekend to talk over but before that I need to at least mention the excellent ride given to Tiggy Wiggy last weekend by a certain Richard Hughes – but how poor I thought pretty much all the other jockeys in that race were to …Read More »
Removing temptation would be a good starting point as racing hits the media for all the wrong reasons – oh and “je ne comprends pas” after the Arc trials!
This time last week I had the temerity to comment that there was precious little worth writing about so lo and behold, the racing World rains down a ton of stories for me to sift through and cherry pick the ones I want to talk about. As if by magic, …Read More »
First things first and the good news is that we are planning to reintroduce the podcast as of next week so you can all hear my ramblings (and Ron’s) as well as read them – a double whammy, though some will see that as good, the rest of you won’t …Read More »
Farewell to a true gentleman, it’s the Aussies as well as us – and two unfit horses to back or not – your choice?
A million and one things to write about this week means a longer than normal article but then I have used a bit of cut and paste for some of it, so guilty as charged your honour! First things first and I feel the sad passing of Sir Eric Parker …Read More »
This week the discussions have been flying back and forth between members and Ron regarding 48-hour declarations and the numbers of non-runners so being the hungry journalist, I need to throw my hat in to the ring! For the sake of clarity I have called the BHA Press Office and …Read More »
Goodwood Day Five and after a real marathon as far as I am concerned, we wrap up the Glorious meeting for another year. In all honesty I cannot day it was one of my better Goodwood’s financially, but that’s only because I am stupid enough to get involved in too …Read More »