The Raceweb Library

The Coat of Arms of Sir Anthony St. Leger KG

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

Read More »
The Coat of Arms of Sir Anthony St. Leger KG

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

Read More »

What is a forecast

What Is A Straight Forecast? A bet requiring specific selections to finish in specific positions, such as Chelsea to win the league and Man City

Read More »

The PGA Championship

Work has once again raised its ugly head and my mind is full of useful words like “…unifying points of entry”. No, me neither, but

Read More »

Goodwood Day 3

The Keeper of The Privy Purse or the Hon. Kneesup as she prefers to be known, has berated me for failing to provide adequate description

Read More »

Goodwood Day 2

Not a bad day at the coal face, and my call on Stradivarius’ race was bang-on.  Well that’s enough preamble…

Read More »

Goodwood Day 1

As you probably gathered from the results, I did not manage to get hold of Angelina for her input, (see raceweb passim), so it was

Read More »

Saturdays TV Races

Well, the Golf is 50/50 having lost Kevin Na in the Cut but with Tyrell Hatton looking to initiate a Day 3 charge. He’s still

Read More »

Sunday, bloody Sunday

Well stap me vitals, and call me Greta – nine TV races on a drizzly, blowy Sunday afternoon and 56 runners between them. Just goes

Read More »

Strange times indeed

If you thought this week that Time had taken leave of his/her/its senses, then you are not alone. Most of this week seems to have

Read More »

We need some Guineas

It was a real delight to see the resurrection of The Pharoah of Galway, Peter O’Tool and his wise insights into the 2000 Guineas. On

Read More »

Apologies

Hours of work have simply disappeared when I hit the Publish button. It was the second time today it has happened and I have obviously

Read More »

Day 2 of the return.

While I would love to pass off my crude notes as some sort of well-honed guidance, the reality is of course that I am, like

Read More »

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

Read More »

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,

Read More »

GBH by Ted Lewis

Published in 1980 this was Lewis’s last book before he died of the drink aged 42. A very large proportion of my (male) friends would

Read More »

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.

Read More »

The Corona Commonplace

Some of you may be familiar with our small Christmas booklet, a collection of little pieces that have caught our fancy, taken our imagination or

Read More »

Theatre Notes

When Raceweb’s Editor said: “I’m thinking of adding a new literary review and wondered whether you would be prepared to knock me out a thousand

Read More »

CHELTENHAM 2020 DAY TWO

1.30 BALLYMORE NOVICES HURDLE Envoi Allen is the favourite and probably will win. But I don’t like that price in a race like this at

Read More »