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Wednesday 22 June 2011
There will still be four runners from Ballydoyle in Sunday's Irish Derby, but not the four originally envisaged. Treasure Beach, Memphis Tennessee and Seville are still on course for the Classic that has become a benefit for their trainer Aidan O'Brien, but Recital was not on top form yesterday morning and his place in the squad will be taken by Roderic O'Connor.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Penn Badgley is to portray Jeff Buckley in a new movie, it has been confirmed.
Friday 17 June 2011
A fatal explosion last month at an American plant run by the industrial and engineering group GKN will result in a £30m one-off hit, before insurance claims, to GKN's profits, the company said yesterday.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Epsom week got off to a pretty sensational start yesterday when Kieren Fallon discarded one of the leading fancies for the Investec Derby in order to rebuild bridges with his former employers at Ballydoyle. Nor were his incentives for breaking a commitment to Native Khan confined to Recital, one of four runners for the Co Tipperary stable on Saturday. Fallon has also been booked for Wonder Of Wonders, who has outstanding prospects in the Investec Oaks the previous afternoon.
Monday 30 May 2011
Yesterday was a time for some i-dotting and t-crossing, and a little head-scratching, in mission control at Ballydoyle. In the morning, Aidan O'Brien's squad for the Derby was finalised; a quartet – Seville, Recital, Treasure Beach and Memphis Tennessee – is set to challenge for the £1.25m Investec-sponsored purse at Epsom on Saturday, with another who might have done so, Roderic O'Connor, heading for the Prix du Jockey-Club at Chantilly the following day.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
Thursday 12 May 2011
I spent last week with a river lapping at my feet. I was in America's sublime Deep South, researching a story about music; from Memphis, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I drove through a thousand miles of Mississippi, the poorest state in the Union, and everywhere we went, the river came too. It wasn't just a conversation topic; it was the only topic – the river and how much it might inundate the homes of its inhabitants with its greasy, muddy, cold, brown presence.
Monday 09 May 2011
it was easy to see why connections should have wanted a jockey who could also ride Recital in the Investec Derby; less obvious, however, was how some bookmakers could be persuaded to make the colt second favourite.
Monday 09 May 2011
Residents of Memphis have begun to abandoning low-lying homes as the dangerously surging Mississippi River threatens to crest in coming days just shy of a 48.7ft record set by a devastating flood in 1937.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
Laura and Lydia Rogers are twenty-something sisters from Alabama.
Saturday 26 February 2011
Lamar Fike was one of Elvis Presley's career-long entourage who became the singer's friends, foils, scapegoats, bodyguards, road managers, lighting technicians, punchbags, babysitters (for the singer himself) and procurers of girls, pills or sweets. Or, as Fike put it, "his buffer zone."
Friday 21 January 2011
Thursday 23 September 2010
With over 500 recorded songs, Hank Cochran was a prolific and successful country-music writer. He rarely strayed from country music but "I Fall to Pieces" and "Make the World Go Away" became standards known the world over. He had considerable integrity and he would say, "I would rather have a friend than a hit."
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