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Author Archives: Lord Ilsley
“Far too many placed horses”. That was my observation to The Trainer at our end of season meeting. It was terse, certainly to the point and quite possibly uneccessary. But that’s what I felt and so I said it. He … Continue reading
Not the sexiest title I’ll grant you that, but I’ve been trying to “sex things down” since I accompanied my great, great grandson to the Justin Bieber concert last week. He was miles away from my veiwpoint – I was … Continue reading
Months of excitement reach boiling point this afternoon as the country’s biggest secret is let loose like a big angry rhino or something. Whatever it resembles, it’s big. Very big. The Olympics have been big news for what seems like decades … Continue reading
America – it’s brilliant. Everything about it is terrific – You’ll not find a single soul in these parts that has a bad word for the place or it’s great sporting people. Go Yankees!
A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH AND FRAUGHT FILMING AS FAT ALI’S SEARCH FOR THE ELUSIVE YEARLING CONTINUES…..
It’s been a while I know, but a cruise around the Aegean is not to be scoffed at, especially when one has the chance to live the highlife courtesy of a beast by the same name. Highlife Dancer’s five timer … Continue reading
It’s been a while, but I’ve been locked away in rehab for the past fortnight. When you reach three figures you see, the sheer scale of the finger food on offer means that The Royal Meeting is a tough course … Continue reading
Things that were not witnessed on Day 1:
They’ve all been here this week. Whilst walking the grounds on Monday the Irish lilt of former crash test dummy Mick Fitzgerald was clearly visible behind the shoulderless frame of Luke Harvey ahead of the Oaks contest. It was the … Continue reading
A heartening moment on Sunday that shows the true spirit of racing really can make a difference and bring a smile to the faces of the public. Zain Al Boldan’s win in the Lingfield Oaks Trial has not only opened … Continue reading
I’m not one to blow my own trumpet. Let’s face it, it’s far easier to have others do it for you, but on this occasion I’m more than willing to claim responsibility for hitting the right note. Time and again … Continue reading