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Don’t Panic. Well maybe just a little…

Following my thoughts on Altcar yesterday, Capt. S, whose work in the Intelligence Services is, in some countries, the stuff of legend, sends me a

Hacked Off ain’t in it

So the Scottish have just discovered that it can get quite cold in Scottyland – what a surprise! Quick send more money. Meanwhile to Cork,

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3rd DAY OF CHRISTMAS

My alter-ego Capt. Grinch was delighted for Bryony, pleased for Paul, and indeed was thrilled for Nigel Kent, but in the main he was unsurprisingly

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The 2nd Day of Christmas, St Stephen’s Day

What Ho, Ho, Ho. Yes, it’s true, Capt. Grumpy is becoming imbued with the spirit of Christmas, and is increasingly affectionate with small mammals, children,

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Off to Ascot for A Scotch Egg

I had decided to go on a Business Trip to Ascot, having been invited to trial the proposed Royal Scotch Eggs, which would only be

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My Hard Drive is a distant memory

Inevitably what should have been a slight anecdote about the restoration of Kneesup computer connectivity, has become a saga. Hard Disks that should have been

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The Fighting Fifth and a drop of Hennessy

A cracking race in the Berkshire saw the Memsahib’s grey get up, although she hadn’t backed it because she was busy rallying the troops on

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Perhaps I might become a Stable Lad?

I have no idea what the argument is with Rishi, because I don’t take The Racing Post anymore. (That doesn’t make me a bad person,

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The TV Racing Tips for Saturday

It’s been an interesting week, with a client winning an award for his work during the pandemic as Communicator of The Year, and he later

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The US Masters 2020

How far is it OK to hit a golf ball? There is something incredibly beautiful about Augusta National Golf Club on TV – albeit that

Racing – with not a drink in sight

On Thursday Lockdown 2 started. The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker, all remain open and three Huzzahs for them. That isn’t however the case

Hail the Chief, as we watch the USA implode.

Firstly, my condolences to Anthony Van Dyke’s connections, an unwarranted end to a great horse, and somehow so far from home. Our Melbourne Cup selections

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Well done Ascot – Champions all

Work for some this week will have been, very literally, all hands to the pump. Ascot’s CEO will have been hard at work organising his

Just a thought

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

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Another Massacre or a simple game of Golf?

Tomorrow sees the start of the 120th US Open at Winged Foot. The course is notoriously difficult, and if you’re expecting to see the world’s

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St Leger Day – Doncaster Day 4

Four winners yesterday including a 40/1 shot and a 17/2 (backed down from 10s), heralded the beginning of a busy weekend of top quality racing

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Doncaster St Leger meeting Day 3

The long and complicated story of Phoenix Thoroughbreds is a million miles from being either understood or fully exposed. It involves a Bulgarian-based crypto-currency Ponzi

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Donny St Leger Day 2

A poor start to the morning with an unexpected trip to somewhere miles away with an equally unexpected bill; an unplanned detour to another place

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Doncaster’s Leger meeting Day 1 TV Races

The twilight of the Flat season is creeping in, with talk about the Arc and Melbourne Cup betting markets, and emails containing the words “Breeders

Random Thoughts

An acceleration of the inevitable

This post’s title was contained within an interesting article on the ecosystem in which pubs, clubs, restaurants, breweries and landlords all have to live.  With