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When No News is Big News

When No News is Big News

The press were out in good numbers for ‘Breakfast with the Stars’ at Epsom on Thursday. Unfortunately ‘stars’ were in slightly shorter supply. Looking through the quotes emerging from the Derby preview event online on... read more »

 

Frankie Fined for Newbury No Show

Frankie Fined for Newbury No Show

A BHA Disciplinary Panel has fined Frankie Dettori for his failure to ride Diamond Vision at Newbury on 13th May. I wrote about the incident at the time. Initial reports at the course on the day suggested that Dettori was obeying Godolphin team... read more »

 

A Flying Start for Varian

A Flying Start for Varian

The circumstances under which Roger Varian took over the Michael Jarvis string were sad, with illness forcing the retirement of one of the most widely respected trainers around. The start that Varian has made to his career though could hardly... read more »

 

Derby to ‘Stop the Nation’? I Wouldn’t Bet On It

Derby to ‘Stop the Nation’? I Wouldn’t Bet On It

Carlton House was a good winner of a very good Derby trial. He’s trained by the right man, ridden by the right man and has shown the right stuff to be a legitimate Derby favourite. The fact that he is owned by the Queen is a wonderful... read more »

 

The Filly Factor?

The Filly Factor?

No, not a debate on the weight for gender allowance. The Filly Factor is the name given to the latest initiative on Racing For Change’s ‘Lovetheraces’ website. It’s a competition to find ‘Britain’s first ever... read more »

 

Time For a Punters Tariff?

Time For a Punters Tariff?

I’ve been thinking recently about the Horsemens Tariff system and been meaning to write a piece on what’s happening with that. And I will. But in the meantime I offer this. The concept is a simple one, a punters tariff. Punters will... read more »

 
 
 
 
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