Annie Power, unbeaten in eight starts, goes on trial at Cheltenham on Wednesday in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle, but nobody seems really sure which Festival race she is on trial for.
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Holy Grocery Grapple! Batman, Robin, David Hasselhoff, a giant Smurf and a scuffle in the toilet roll aisle as 'superheroes' nab attacker
Friday 08 November 2013
The attacker soon found he had messed with the wrong group of fancily-dressed persons
Sunday 18 August 2013
Annie Musselman first came across the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center by happenstance: on finding a sick pigeon wobbling around her home city of Seattle in the US, she called the emergency services. Moments later, she received a call from a man at Sarvey – 50 miles away – who said he'd be there within the hour.
Monday 22 July 2013
It was a King George who described an English summer as “three fine days and a thunderstorm”, so it seems somewhat appropriate that this hot spell is about to give way to heavy rain as Ascot prepares to stage the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Unbeaten as he is, for now the Derby winner is arguably not even the most accomplished thoroughbred who happens to have an engagement on Saturday. For a few hours after Ruler Of The World attempts to extend his Epsom supremacy on to home soil, in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, an outstanding American champion sets a fresh challenge to such parochial perspectives as may have been re-inforced by the failure of Animal Kingdom at Royal Ascot last week.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Hearts will rule many heads tomorrow, albeit resistance should perhaps be fairly minimal anyway after events here. For it is not just sentiment that will unite punters behind two Warren Place runners who seek to emulate the success of Riposte. The form book, after all, gives Joyeuse and Disclaimer strong claims – quite apart from the air of destiny preceding both. But that does not alter the fact that those hard enough of heart might find better value elsewhere.
Friday 14 June 2013
Excavating buried pasts to soothe unhappy souls
Wednesday 15 May 2013
If this was supposed to be the preliminary sketch for an Epsom masterpiece, then for now Liber Nauticus remains closer to an oil tanker than a dashing ocean clipper. Nonetheless she finds herself disputing favouritism for the Investec Oaks, bookmakers having taken an indulgent view of the heavy weather she made of her trial here.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Sunday 31 March 2013
You don't have to be a hipster to dine at The Clove Club – just open the door (if you can)
Friday 29 March 2013
Adaptable US runner can lift World Cup while Bancnuanaheireann offers value in Lincoln
Sunday 10 February 2013
Dinner time for daddy makes your flesh creep
Thursday 31 January 2013
Musselburgh trials day does not quite have the same ring to it as Cheltenham trials day, but racing is nevertheless most grateful to the enterprise shown at the Scottish racecourse and those at other venues responsible for keeping the jumping show properly on the road over the next few days.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
View From the Sofa: McCririck has gone, raging impotently against the dimming of the studio light
Saturday 01 September 2012
Friday 29 June 2012
The best site for the freshwater pearl mussel – supposedly the reason Julius Caesar invaded Britain – has been seriously damaged by low flows in the Cumbrian river.
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