Frankel himself struggled to preserve the dignity of Glorious Goodwood last year, when obliged to compete with the London Olympics. Today the fixture’s claims as the most charming ritual of the British Turf are threatened with dilution only by the weather forecast, which has rather too equivocal a look for the liking of either punters or aesthetes. The latter most cherish the swaying backdrop of cornfields and woodland when bathed in sunlight; while the former have more practical distaste for rain clouds.
Wetsuits designed to make wearer more safe in shark-infested waters
Teams clear up anything from cigarette butts to medical waste
It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst
The surfer won two Brits for his affable folk. But, he tells Elisa Bray, he's sensitive to the idea that he's too safe
I can safely say that this is the only gig I’ve ever been to where oven gloves are a feature of the merchandising stall. But then Kid Koala is no ordinary performer.
Pristine sands, golden shores, sea turtles, luxury wellness, fun surf and seafood shacks
A row of men clutching surfboards stand waist-deep in a sludge-coloured river, buffeted by a chill wind. As a distant roar draws near, they look nervously over their shoulders.
Harlequins 40 Biarritz 13: Quins tear French side apart in second half but lose Evans to injury
Our first family holiday was anything but a holiday, I realised, at 4am in a turquoise-walled suite in the South of France, where the peace was broken at regular intervals by a wailing baby. Correction: my wailing baby. While we were trying to introduce her to a new routine, it seemed that she was breaking us into a completely new way of being, a holiday where we couldn't relax, even when she was sleeping.
Laidback leader hails from Elvis country – but will he get caught in a trap over the weekend?
Western Australia called on the federal government yesterday to lift a ban on the fishing of great white sharks following an unprecedented fifth death in its waters within less than a year.
The super-salty Salton Sea is one of California’s quirkiest secrets. Simon Calder visits ‘Slab City’, then climbs Salvation Mountain.
The town may be overrun by mankini-clad Borats, but this coast still offers scenic solitude and rolling surf, says Emily Dugan
A pocket rocket of a player, he is now eyeing glory as a coach. He talks to Dave Hadfield
With 100 days to go before the country decides, Sarkozy is campaigning as an outsider