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 »
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 »
Tons of statistics (literally), the podcast returns, toys out of the ARC Pram, and something for the weekend Sir?
When the racing world sends me a story that fascinates me then I can but hope the same information appeals to you as well, so fingers crossed today! Keeneland in Kentucky (home of the Breeders Cup 2015) have relaid their “dirt” surface with what they are saying is the best …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 »
All the talk this week about whether or not the likes of Fran Ferris and Fergal Lynch should or should not be allowed to ride again (no comment) has made me think about then current crop of jockeys and who I would or would not want on my side. Before …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 »
Goodwood Day Four and the Godolphin horses look to be on their way back judged on the running of 2012 St leger winner Encke, who ran a blinder to finish second to Pether’s Moon in the opener here. Where he heads next could be interesting (Irish St Leger at a …Read More »
The smoke lingers in the air and the bang reverberates around my ears from the sound of me shooting myself in the foot not once but a few times – what an idiot. Glorious Goodwood has been (and continues to be) the clear highlight of the week, but as I …Read More »
Goodwood Day Two and the bookmakers could be heard cheering miles down the road as Maid In Rio failed to get home in the opener after cruising up to take the lead. Backed down to a frankly ridiculous 11/8 at the off, Mark Johnston’s three year old filled the bookies …Read More »
With Goodwood now under way at least I can add a review aspect to the article and not make myself look quite so stupid with my advanced comments of horses that now appear more likely to finish last than first! Running through the card from Tuesday (even I can’t get …Read More »