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The Grand National Experience

Grand National morning. Christmas, Easter, the first day of the summer holidays. All rolled into one for me. Butterflies. Many a time have I been at Aintree shortly after dawn on National morning. Dew on the ground. Horses pulling out for a stretch of the legs. The smell of bacon. Coffee out of polystyrene was never much good. Stilted conversations between nervous connections. All plans have been made. No last minute tweaking to be done. But better to be doing something rather than nothing as the... Read More >

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The finance of football A commercial look at The Premier League
Welcome to my sport column – An occasional look at various commercial sides of the sports industry which ultimately deliver the live events we enjoy. The Premier League is the single most valuable cog in the sports industry in the UK and it Read More >
What Will be the First $1 Billion Painting? Picasso, Cézanne, Pollock, Rothko or Basquiat?
The answer is none of them... or for that matter, any of the other big names that have been filling the front pages of The Art Newspaper, The Telegraph or the New York Times for the last generation or two. Any art buyer or investor would be Read More >
An investment of the heart Advice for investing in a classic car
One of the first questions we are always asked by new bidders at an auction is, ‘will it make me money?’ Our answer? The infuriatingly mercurial, ‘perhaps.’ Choosing a classic or collectors’ car is a deeply personal process, and for Read More >
Horses jumping over fence Towcester: a charming but challenged racecourse What might the future hold for this independent racecourse?
This is the last in a series of four articles on the history of British racecourses and their struggle for economic prosperity. It focuses on Towcester - an independent, and a prime example of the diversity of British racecourses which add Read More >
Horseracing Newmarket: the headquarters of British racing How the growth of commercial joint ventures is promoting the sport's financial well-being
This is the third in a series of four articles on the history of British racecourses and their struggle for economic prosperity. It focuses on Newmarket – the headquarters of British racing – and the growth of commercial joint ventures in Read More >
Horseracing Lingfield Park and the struggle for modern economic prosperity The second in a series of articles on the history of British racecourses
This is the second in a series of articles on the history of British racecourses and their struggle for modern economic prosperity. It focuses on one of Arena Leisure’s premier dual surface courses. Lingfield Park, a 450 acre estate set in a Read More >
Horseracing The history and economics of British racecourses David Hill begins his series on the status of the horseracing industry
This is the first in a series of four articles on the history of British racecourses providing a context for the existing economic status of the industry. The recent legislation that all betting operators including online companies based Read More >

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