Empty racing stands

Hi everyone, well, we are all still in lockdown for a while longer yet and it will be interesting to see what the Government announces at the end of the latest 3 week period. Luckily the weather has been good and hopefully, many of you will have been sat in the garden. We do feel…

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Thyme Hill and Richard Johnston in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Firstly credit where credit’s due… Rory Delargy first put me on to this trend, so he gets the kudos.┬áThe Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle is one of only three novice Grade One hurdles run at the Festival and it’s the staying novices championship. Of the three races it definitely has less prestige than both the Supreme…

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Thyme Hill and Richard Johnston in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

Of course, the blatantly obvious one is Jamie Moore aboard Goshen in the Triumph Hurdle, and no matter what happens from here it is something that will probably stay with him for the rest of his life. I’m sure a day (or even an hour) doesn’t go by at the moment without him thinking about…

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Rachel Blackmore and Honeysuckle

My ride of the week was the win of Honeysuckle who won the Mares ridden by Rachel Blackmore… she showed split-second tactical nous of the highest quality that any top jockey of the last 50 years would have been proud of. Obviously this is a highly subjective choice and we’d love to know what your…

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I know, I know, I know… it’s insane! It’s got to be far too early to be thinking of the Cheltenham Festival 2021 but with no racing on the horizon, and with all the action taking place a few short weeks ago and still fresh in the mind, looking forward at next year’s markets may…

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Well, we found ourselves at the fourth and final day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival with plenty of ground to make up, we had jumped the first OK but met the 2nd and 3rd all wrong and it cost us a lot of ground with not much time to make it up… the fact that…

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We hope you are all safe and well and putting this time most of us have on our hands to good use. We never normally have this much space in our lives (excuse the pun) but it can be looked on as an opportunity to reflect and re-examine our lives. I for one have been…

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