Friday the Thirteenth at Doncaster!

Readers of Raceweb enjoyed a bumper day yesterday with The Tissue picking five out of seven winners at Doncaster. The legend of Longcot started off with a 170-1 treble courtesy

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Donny Day 2

I was reminded of late, about the dreadful old Saturday magazines that contained vast numbers of advertisements for chest expanders, which would ensure that never again would one have sand

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Donny, Leger and a proper chap

There are few races that don’t have some history attached to them. A fatal accident, a crowd gone awry, a fortune lost, another gained. The St. Leger, not least because

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Haydock and Salisbury

HAYDOCK 14:50 GRAND BAZAAR 2pts win CALEDONIAN CRUSADE 1pt e/w There is nothing particularly rare about a John Gosden trained horse, ridden by Frankie Dettori being favourite for a big

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Three for today

As I write, a new MP is taking her seat in the House and unfolding events require our focus. However, all work and no play etc. so I give you

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Tuesday September 3rd

Today’s selections: 14:45 Goodwood LADY LYNETTA 2pts win The entries in the two-year old races at Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire meeting are a good guide to the view of trainers on their

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Saturday’s Racing Tips

Well, Friday wasn’t a train crash by any means. A 10-1 Irish Cambridgeshire winner in JASSAAR. My first choice CURRENT OPTION was 2nd. Two other horses I mentioned filled the

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Irish Cambridgeshire

A brief lull in the day and, as I haven’t been called up by The Sealed Knot Society to defend Parliament, my mind has inevitably turned to The Irish Question.

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A view from the track

Exchequer 17:45 Thirsk A bit of a longshot but possibly very good value at his current 33-1. He’s value at 20s and a shortening of the price would provide further

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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 sent me an email with

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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 October 14th – to prorogue

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York Day 3

I had lunch yesterday in Farnham with Peter O’Tool, The Oracle of Galway, who seemed terribly pleased to inform me, thirty seconds before the off, that Mums Tipple could not

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York Ebor Meeting Day 2

Excruciating pain from watching Frankie in the first, come 5th at 20/1 in a bunch finish, the first five covered by no more than 1¼l and well done the BHA

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York Ebor meeting Day 1

One of our brethren contacted me to say he was struggling to [a] send me an email and [b] understand my apparent support for Patrick Deenan’s definition of modern liberalism.

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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. The next day a drinks

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