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This day and that Day.

The Augustinian, German theologian Martin Luther was known for his well-meant interference in early 16th-century religious beliefs, and his fanatical hatred of Jews, Catholics, Anabaptists,

Life & Living

Kneesup goes a la mode.

This week I have started the heavy-lifting for the Cheltenham Festival. Just as I got my metaphorical crayons out I became involved in a question

Festival Trends

At Last – Some Irish Craic

I am aware that many of the Trends in this section are negative, but I hope will allow the reader to avoid backing horses that

Festival Trends

Ignore Weak Ratings.

For the Lord sayeth that many are called, but few are chosen and at Cheltenham, the meek and those rated 112 or below will not

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Crikey Bruce – that’s a bit rum

While Europe tries to remember its manners and its debt to others, and decides whether the subjugation of moral principle by political ideal merits such

Day 4 (19th March)

The Wellchild Cheltenham Gold Cup

22nd February 2021 Willie Mullins talking about AL BOUM PHOTO: I’ll give him a big bit of work this week. He’s in great shape. He

Day 3 (18th March)

Daylesford Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

18th Jan SKYACE (20/1) will head straight to the Festival. The ex-Mullins bumper cost just €600 at Tatts Ireland, having failed to win three bumpers

Day 4 (19th March)

Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

15th Jan 2021 BARBADOS BUCK’S had a 10lb penalty for his two Southwell wins over brush hurdles and was rated 131, when arriving at the

Day 4 (19th March)

JCB Triumph Hurdle

27th Jan 2021 Fry is hoping he could provide the fourth successful female winner of the JCB Triumph Hurdle with FORTUNES MELODY. A Listed winner

Day 3 (18th March)

Pertemps Network Final

11th February 2021 Hendo’s CHAMPAGNE PLATINUM may be aiming for this race, although at the time of writing he does need to qualify. Which was

Day 2 (17th March)

Ballymore Hurdle

8th February 2021 GAILLARD DU MESNIL got things underway at Leopardstown’s Dublin Racing Festival,  with a brilliant performance in the opener. The five-year-old was cut

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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

The Coat of Arms of Sir Anthony St. Leger KG
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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

The Coat of Arms of Sir Anthony St. Leger KG
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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

The Coat of Arms of Sir Anthony St. Leger KG
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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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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

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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…

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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

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

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