Britain's best young hopes for success in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre have become the latest victims of gear failure.
Recent protests have on occasion turned violent and Hodgson admits it will be a main concern of the Three Lions's security team
History and fiction blend in this cunningly mixed cocktail of wartime skullduggery
His neighbours in the London suburb of New Malden would be amazed to learn that the quiet man who had lived in their street for the past 60 years, 40 of them in retirement, had been involved in two of the most exciting and dangerous activities of the mid-20th century.
While Frankie Dettori continues his mortifying hunt for a first winner since before Royal Ascot, the champion jockey himself has gained stunning impetus after ending his own frustrations at that meeting. Until overcoming a nightmare draw on Sky Lantern in the Coronation Stakes on the Friday, Richard Hughes had endured a maddening week, repeatedly finding himself stuck in traffic or caught out by the draw. As soon as Ascot was out of the way, however, Hughes promptly accumulated 20 winners in eight days – with a treble at Windsor on Monday evening completing the fastest hundred of his career.
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Actress Lisa Riley is suffering shoulder pains caused by gruelling rehearsals to perform the salsa on this week's Strictly Come Dancing.
Victoria Pendleton is getting back in the saddle by riding a flying bike for her routine on this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing.
The boss of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing says stars are desperate to appear in the Christmas special after seeing the success of the latest series.
In a shocking move certain not to rumble the foundations of Britain's glorious monarchy, Harry Windsor has been voted 'Man of the Year' by the intellectual titans of Tatler magazine, a distinguished journal for men and women of high ideas and higher ideals, founded by Sir Richard Steele in 1709. Unfortunately you have to part with four English pounds and ten pence to acquire the detail of Mr Windsor's deserved award, which comes, of course, barely weeks after he was pictured naked at a Las Vegas pool party. But never fear! IV Drip has a sneak preview for you.
The Ballydoyle game plan could not be more transparent. However remote the prospect of inflicting a first defeat on the great Frankel, Aidan O'Brien and his patrons have plainly decided to go for the jugular at York tomorrow.
The UK is in for more rain as the jet stream moves south again, but forecasters say the weather for the start of the Olympics will not be as bad as it has been for much of the summer.
He could not quite pull off the Derby itself last year, but his fulfilment – and the gratification of royalist punters – may prove to have been merely deferred. For Carlton House (3.45) has excellent prospects today of winning the monarch her first Group One race since 1977, another jubilee year, in the 150th running of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Whether you are a mouse, a man or an O'Brien, your best-laid schemes can go agley. Young Joseph of the latter ilk may have given Camelot an inch-perfect ride to take the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, but two days later at the Curragh he for once seemed to get the fractions wrong on one of the Ballydoyle older stars, St Nicholas Abbey.