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Capt. Kneesup

Weekend Racing Tips

Dum di dum di dum di dum…

Once upon a time, a long while ago, I was staying with my cuz in Middle Wallop, where he was with the Army Air Corps,

Weekend Racing Tips

Haydock off – An amended view

Saturday morning 10:00am: Andy Murray is giving it some welly on Eurosport and being hugely supported. I am totally bamboozled by how he’s doing it

Weekend Racing Tips

Going Cuckoo in Purdah

The trouble with managing this lurgi is the absence of the guiding bark. The Hon is absent having gone to London and then Liverpool for

Weekend Racing Tips

The Red Wall crumbles

The week has positively flown by, disappearing almost as quickly as the beating heart of my spread-betting account. In the middle of it all, I

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Racing, Footy and a Freebie!

What a week. The Aga saga, which has moved on to the construction of the Kneesup Kitchen at the Chateau d’If, took a turn for

Weekend Racing Tips

The Handmaid’s tipping sheet

I arrive, as ever, late to the party and so am finally able to say “Lumme. That Margaret Attwood and her Handmaid’s Tale. Bleak? …

Weekend Racing Tips

Cunning plans heaped upon cunning plans.

The torrid arguments about the future of racing continued apace this week. Various pointless assurances about its future have been uttered, and all of them

Tips

Up the Amazon without a stamp

A little shout-out to Amazon, from whom I bought some stamps last June in bulk. What can go wrong with that transaction, I thought. Nothing

Weekend Racing Tips

Through a glass darkly.

Since we were last together, it is accurate to say that the world has changed, and the impact of those changes is primarily unseen and

Life & Living

GOD SAVE THE KING

Raceweb will not be published until after Her Majesty’s Funeral, as a mark of our respect. We give you thanks, O Lord, for the reign

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Like Meghan, I am blessed

As the world descends into chaos and the End of Days announces itself with a viral outbreak “of concern” in the Argentine, my week finishes

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The circus comes to town.

This week’s diary found me pinning a badge saying “I like Milk from Cows” on a small Ukrainian child. As you might imagine, my historical

York Ebor Racing Festival
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The York Ebor Day 4

An agonisingly slow day in the office – but not at York where the ground simply got faster. No Stradivarius (not as predicted) and no

York Ebor Meeting

York Day Three

A day full of mixed emotions. The exam results bode well for young Theocrates with two A* and an A. Does this get him into

York Ebor Meeting

York Day 2

Well, there can’t be many times when you get beaten out of sight and you’re cheering the photograph that shows you coming third. The result

York Ebor Meeting

York Day 1

Thank God the rain has come. Except, of course, that the concrete-baked ground cannot soak it up, so it runs off. That in turn will

Weekend Racing Tips

But where do I put my Swan?

Just as I was about to send you some small note last Saturday on the weekend’s racing, The Hon Plantagenet dragged me away to give

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And so it begins….

There is a lot of pressure this week as we prepare for the builders to arrive and we also move into temporary offices. The Wifi

July Festival

Newmarket July Festival Day 3

A dreadful day at Newmarket for readers of this column where we lost two selections in a horrific on-track accident. Both TRIBAL ART and SUMMER’S

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