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Royal Ascot

Too Hot for fun

Apart from drinking tea, when the temperature heads this far north, we deploy the electric fan, my last punkah wallah having disappeared back to Wolverhampton

Royal Ascot

The Aga Can’t.

For a brief and glorious moment, I truly thought I was home free. Arriving back last night to Camp Tamarkan, the temperature was slightly north

Epsom Derby

The 243rd Derby Day

I have captured a photograph of the great tipster Prince Monolulu who would stand on the Downs by the rails and shout to the crowd

Epsom Derby

The Derby Meeting – Oaks Friday

Overarching all that we do in these brief few days, the aura of Her Majesty’s presence shines out. From the top of White Horse Hill,

Epsom Derby

It wasn’t just Derbys…

Quite rightly, there have been thousands of words written this last 48 hours about Lester. Everyone has their favourite stories and every hack has crafted

Golf Tips

No Nay Never No More

I know – for one brief joyous moment you thought there would be no more from Kneesup. No, I will probably take a break for

Dante Meeting

York’s Dante Meeting Day 3

Normal service resumed today and I am beginning to scratch the scalp. Certainly, some of the results have been very unexpected, but nonetheless, I am

Dante Meeting

The Dante Meeting Day 2

Another (as in rare and yes we have had them before), profitable day at Raceweb Towers! The crowd at York was down – but according

Dante Meeting

The Dante Meeting Day 1

It wasn’t a bad weekend for results, which started to bring us back towards the sunny uplands, and away from the Slough of Despond. We

Chester May Meeting

The looming of a long weekend.

I’m still slightly reeling – as indeed is The Hon. – at the result of Man City, Real Madrid. We had both been given free

Chester May Meeting

Chester May Meeting Day 1

Many years ago, Brough Scott, the late great Tony Fairbairn and I went to see Woodrow Wyatt the late and not very great chairman of

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

1000 Guineas

The Almost God of Thirsk smiled briefly in our collective direction when I wrote, DUBAI LOVE is getting first-time cheekpieces from S Bin S and

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

I almost made 2000 Guineas today

A day of almosts… we almost had a wonderful set of fourfold accumulators come off; we almost got it right on Ricci Rich having the

Tips

Punchestown Day 4

This looks like a day for favourites – or certainly top of the market players. I have suggested doing an accumulator at the bottom of

Newmarket Guineas Meeting

The Guineas Meeting Day 1

It isn’t every day that we pull a 25/1 winner out of the hat, but that is what we did in the Bumper yesterday at

Tips

Punchestown Day 3

Unlike other racing columns, this one is totally transparent in keeping its readers abreast of its own follies. Yesterday, and not to put too fine

Tips

Punchestown Day 2

Not the worst day I’ve ever had at Punchestown, helped by a winner and a couple of places, which in turn were helped by the

Tips

No time to spare

I once had to write 1000 times Procrastination is the thief of time: Anon Today has been nothing but a sea of procrastinators delaying me

Weekend Racing Tips

The Irish Grand National.

I wanted to touch briefly on The Cheltenham Festival which the Jockey Club seem determined to have as a five-day meeting regardless of the outcome

Just a thought

So farewell Cheltenham…

Just one more day of potentially impactful racing at the home of NH racing, for which I have just two tips. The purists amongst you

Tips

Welcome to The Twilight Zone

I have this vision of hundreds of people around the country, wandering around in their Jim Jams and dressing gowns, shuffling from fridge to kettle

Tips

Sunny side up – at last

What a weekend for sunshine and sunny moments. Sam Waley-Cohen being hugged by Marcus Armytage – a rare and precious mantle now shared. Scottie Scheffler

Aintree GN

Lumme – What went right there?

By crikey – even I startled myself. It’s been a while since I did a bit of banking, but e/w doubles and trebles, the favoured

F1

You thought I had forgotten?

Yeah, yeah – I know it’s The Dubai World Cup and that the shoulder races to the big one are all very high quality. Yes,

Weekend Racing Tips

Cheltenham – An Apology

The management would like to apologise to all those who feel in any way underwhelmed by the astonishing absence of success delivered by Captain Kneesup’s

Cheltenham March

The Last Post of Cheltenham

There was a moment on Thursday when the Kneesup world took a definitive turn for the worse. Not the excessive prices that Cheltenham has been

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Thursday St Patrick’s Day

I have just read some unutterable drivel that suggests that the Turners Novice Chase, while not totally brilliant with only the four horses competing in

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Ladies Day – Wednesday

A very jolly lunch with racing and pointing folk. Our host has of late become increasingly deaf, and lives in a world where TVs are

Cheltenham March

Cheltenham Day 1

No time for chit chat. I’m building a website for a charity; I’ve got an environmental campaign to put together; I’ve just come back from

Cheltenham March

The Cheltenham Question

I had a jolly Fish and Chip supper at a local pub last night with my old friend The FinTech Brain, and while inventing a