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Did Cheltenham week sound an alarm for you?

If I’m honest, the first couple of days of Cheltenham were spent in a state of bewilderment. Despite God and Government, we were alive although

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A reader writes…

Pleasingly, the Raceweb church attracts a diverse congregation. One might even, in the context of this article, be tempted to suggest it is catholic. I

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Chair the BHA – I’d rather eat glass.

Those of us cursed with the Lazy Gene, [CLICK HERE for some support of its existence], can instantly summon up a list of 1000 jobs

So much good news…

As various bundles of intelligence thump onto my desk, the headlines make for depressing reading. (I say headlines – I am from the BJ school

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Royal Ascot news! 120 races over two weeks!

Exciting news from HM Vineyards, where Her Majesty’s loyal advisers have produced an exciting programme of more. There are now six extra races, (Sorry about

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Quizzing the future?

What Ho, tout le monde et Bienvenue to racing “in absentia” from Longchamp. Like a Shakespearian speech, the racing was sans crowds, sans le picnic,

Good eggs need your support.

Some years ago, I was introduced to Sam Hoskins who had just launched Hot to Trot, a racing syndicate which, in name at least, had

What’s new and things to do

High Rise has posted two new book reviews, and I am thrilled to discover that I have actually read one of his recommendations!  The reason I

Keep right on to the end of the road….

Somewhere in a rat-infested cellar in Hamburg, will gather tonight a little group of Aryan thugs to celebrate the birth of Adolf Hitler. I can’t

A view of the news

It has been in recent days, increasingly clear from all the various sensory inputs, that we – the general public – are becoming tiresomely self-righteous.

Are we not nearly Good?

At a recent editorial meeting, the head of compliance suggested that in 2020 we should in some way hold ourselves accountable, so that the incurably

They’re Mighty Meaty Matey

Once upon a time, there was a company called Drings, that produced a widely-advertised sausage, under the slogan “They’re Mighty Meaty Matey”. I think there

The weekend rolls on

I’m quite relieved to be socially unattached today. My TV and a roaring planet-destroyer are calling with Racing, EuroFooty, Grand Prix and maybe even a

Those magnificent men still happily at it

My monthly perusal of Drone Wars, while always entertaining, this time contained some proper Sit-Up-Straight-and-Pay-Attention news. It was, in summary, this little insight. Throughout the

You asked – we answered

Crikey, I hear you say, I thought The Tissue had gone on holiday to Georgia for his annual Penguin Counting Festival, did his flight get

Syria 0 Turkey 0 – USA 0 Russia 0

It was once suggested that the US has never actually had a foreign policy per se, but rather it has simply destabilised any region thus

Capt. Knees back in the fold

I am delighted to announce that I shall be taking my annual holiday on Georgia, counting the Penguins and ensuring that the ice in my

All the news that’s fit to print

Having been off-air, (and some might rudely suggest, off-form), last week I thought it time that I bring you up to speed with various happenings.

Mea Maxima Culpa… it’s work (ed)

Darlings, I fear that unless you collectively glance at the pages without my sending you a reminder. you will miss both the opportunities our tips

Thomas Cook – an unfortunate truth

I was slightly surprised that every Thomas Cook customer seen on TV, seemed “horrified”, “surprised”, “dazed”, and “bewildered”, leading me to assume that they had

Raceweb Update

Firstly I’d like to formally welcome The Pharoah of Galway, Peter O’Tool, who will have an irregular column within the pages of Raceweb. Yesterday he

THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

Prorogation, a few facts BACKGROUND Yesterday, August 28th, HM The Queen accepted a request from the government to suspend parliamentary sessions between September 9th and

The Diary

Only this time last week, I was recovering from being at Goodwood for four days and trying to find a winner on Saturday. Same-o same-o.

Goodwood – The Facts

At lunchtime today, I met one of Raceweb’s subscribers, the ever fragrant Ms C. She suggested that – given my tips – I must have

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

It has all been said, and it has all been gone over, but for what it is worth, here is my tuppence-worth, on the most

Well Done Ladies

Apart from being outplayed and out manoevred by an extraordinarily tough team, England Women played a blinder. OK they focused far too much on a