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  • Owners Needed and a Guineas Preview

    Clear, uncomplicated reality is that the racing industry is dying a slow, tortured, demise as racehorse owners desert the ship faster than Jerry ever ran from Tom. As usual the promoter’s reaction has been myopic. During the COVID-19 enforced break it systematically bullied “Stakeholders” until some key, more affluent...
  • From Roman road to Highway 2000 (Part V)

    So, we come to the weight-carrying feats of local champions of yore. No thoroughbred’s career had a chance of being memorable unless it included at least one weight-defying performance fuelling arguments on street corners, in bars and around domino tables. Derby winners were so rated according to their subsequent...