Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Thursday 17 March 2005
Saturday 12 February 2005
Monday 10 January 2005
Wednesday 01 December 2004
Tony Blair has failed to make a list of the five most successful prime ministers. Clement Attlee, whose post-war Labour administration founded the welfare state, topped the Mori poll of academics published yesterday.
Sunday 31 October 2004
Saturday 09 October 2004
Wednesday 15 September 2004
Frankie Dettori is now favourite to land the Flat jockeys' championship after drawing alongside Kieren Fallon with a 14-1 double at Yarmouth yesterday.
Tuesday 14 September 2004
Wednesday 08 September 2004
Huge costs, political infighting, architecture as punch-bag. But today, the new Scottish Parliament stands below Edinburgh's glorious Salisbury Crags having lived up to the metaphor that drove its architects, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, to the very edge of architectural possibility - and to an earthy conception of nationhood.
Friday 03 September 2004
Despite all the attention at Salisbury yesterday being centred on Kieren Fallon, Suez managed to turn a few heads in her direction in winning the Dick Poole Stakes. Both bookmakers and punters took notice of her eye-catching display and her 1,000 Guineas odds were cut to 14-1 from 25-1 by Coral.
Tuesday 03 August 2004
Sunday 27 June 2004
Saturday 05 June 2004
It is 9am at West Ilsley and Mick Channon has been up since five, swearing.
Tuesday 18 May 2004
Salisbury is the latest course to sign up to The Horse Racing Channel, taking the total number of courses committed to the venture to 28.
Friday 14 May 2004
It was a scene of huge embarrassment here yesterday after Day Flight had made a mockery of the mild Derby trial which is the Glasgow Stakes. Awkward for those behind the three horses which had finished 20 lengths and more in arrears of the winner and awkward even for connections of Day Flight himself.
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