Monthly Archive: April 2016

One Year On

A year ago I was living the dream. I had just passed the halfway point in my quest to watch racing at all the British courses in eighty days, trying to comprehend what I had started, and whether I would…
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Greed

Sometimes in life, you look back and say “that was obvious really”. The 2016 Grand National was a case in point. I refer, of course, to the bookies shortening up the price of virtually every horse in the minutes before…
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The Long Walk

Yesterday I caught up with Richard Farquhar on the final leg of his quest to walk between all the racecourses of Great Britain. It has taken him 13 months, seven pairs of trainers and one dog-bite to complete the 2,915…
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The Grand National

So here’s the thing. Today I was ready to tell you the winner of the Grand National. Highland Lodge has been a revelation since joining trainer James Moffatt and won the Becher Chase in December, over the National fences, from…
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