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QIPCO British Champions Day

A quiet lunch in East Garston, where I see the shoot wagon bringing in hungry souls all sporting long woollen socks and rather bizarrely in

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Warning: Work can kill you

What I have always suspected, has now been proven in a study, undertaken by that august body the Chinese-run WHO and the  International Labour Organisation

Golf Tips

I’m too lethargic for ennui

Something is amiss in the life of Kneesup. I have been trying to become enthused by The Ryder Cup, and the probable massacre by the

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Gant Biggles – a name to conjure with?

The mail box started to receive the first of the yankee tip sheets today. These advised me that the conundrums presented by the approaching Breeders

St Leger Festival

Massively under-exercised

Dear old Mark Twain, who could be something of a dark cove when it came to amusing, intelligent writing, once said: “I have never taken

Weekend Racing Tips

Who Cares – Cha Cha Cha

Yesterday I went to London. It was exactly 77 weeks to the Friday in March 2020, and once again I was lunching in a London

Weekend Racing Tips

It was ghastly and mawkish and I miss it

I saw most of the Olympics through the eyes of the BBC and mostly with Clare Balding and former-professional International footballer Alex Scott. Clare is

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A pretty classy day’s racing

If Magners, aka Bulmers, is successful in its bid to avoid paying the sponsorship fees for Cheltenham March 2020, is it possible that I and

July Festival

Newmarket Day 3 and the ITV races.

Not the most sparkling Friday, and I apologise. I think there are days when one is simply trying to over-deliver – certainly I overthought it.

July Festival

Newmarket July Meeting Day 2

Yesterday’s Raceweb advisory was a tale of two halves. On the real and considered side of the equation, we were +4pts with a win and

Weekend Racing Tips

24th in line to becoming French

We are rapidly approaching a moment in time when it really will be statistically more likely that you will be killed by your toaster than

Weekend Racing Tips

Up the Amazon, without a cooker.

All in all a pretty good week, certainly in terms of my sitting for a few moments of respite on The Moral High Ground. This

Golf Tips

Sunday Brunch

I owe you all a huge apology. I was so wrapped up in the whole stick-in-tonsils-swizzle-test thing that I forgot myself. The Drowning and the

Royal Ascot

Ascot Day Sank

How went your day at the bio-secure experiment that was Ascot’s Day 4? I hear you ask. Well, my dears, there was horrendous traffic thanks

Royal Ascot

Ascot Day 4

It was a day when the Shortlist produced 3 winners and the final selections looked like after-thoughts. Mark you, much of the day was lost

Royal Ascot

Ascot Day 3

Work raises its ugly head and delays matters, while winking at me from the sideboard are the 227 tests I have to take before Friday’s

He's just discovered there IS a God.
Royal Ascot

Ascot Day 2

Sometimes you have days when God leaps out of bed and says “Here I am – and because you have recently been less of an

Royal Ascot

For a brief moment we all became Christians

Thanks to the Welsh, the first score draw arrived on Saturday, while I travelled back from Newmarket, having spent the morning with William Knight and

Euro 2020/21 Tips

Euro 2021 – Free Interactive spreadsheet

The entire Derby news flow seemed to judgementally focus on the “jocking off” of Adam Kirby from John Leeper and his reinstatement on Adayar, forgetting

Epsom Derby

The Derby

While that wretched Liberal-wet, Green-belt-destroying PM has failed to make 4th June a National Holiday, (he’s always looked like he’d have been happier at Harrow),

Golf Tips

USPGA

The first round gets underway in about an hour, and you would have had this sooner, but I fell into bad company yesterday at that

Weekend Racing Tips

Chips with everything. Huzzah!

This diet malarkey is doing my head in. I am obsessed with the numbers of Kcals (what was wrong with Cals?), and the difference between

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The Dante Meeting Day 2

Yesterday – I discovered appropriately today – was National Diary Day. In that vein, yesterday’s selections weren’t so appalling, but still, we were down a

Weekend Racing Tips

The 1000 Guineas – and a Thank You

I know, I know. I was going to take a day off. But lying abed, feeling sorry for oneself, only works for so long, and

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Punchestown Day 3 Pfizer Vaccine 2

Another day, another jab, so far so good. However, as days go this has so far been relentless. Over an hour to get to the

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Punchestown Day 1 (and The Notts Oaks)

Over the next five days, we’ll see the lowering of the curtain on the Irish National Hunt season. We’ll see Rachel Blackmore trying to make

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The last Huzzah of the Winter Game

The social whirl of dinners and drinks invitations this week suggested post-lockdown merriment is an unstoppable train. We have been flat out on the supper

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Kick-on Sunday

With the void left by Polly Dog and The Duke of Edinburgh, across our personal and national psyches, the unelected medical elite has decided to

Cheltenham March

Newmarket 3 Cheltenham 2

The tips for today’s TV racing are here. Very brief. Will explain more tomorrow.

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Newmarket Day 2 Cheltenham April

What a lovely thing to see young Jack Mitchell power ahead yesterday in the 3:55. He was always a good little jockey even when a