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The trials and tribulations of owning horses A personal narrative of man and equine through the seasons

ARTICLE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED APRIL 2018 Dawn no more than a sliver of grey light on the distant horizon. Darkness not going down without a fight. Shadows flickering hither and thither across the stable yard. Feeding done. Water buckets to fill. Ice on the ground. Puddles picked out in the barn lights. Horses blowing ‘dragon’s breath’ […]

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The brutal unpredictability of sport Horse racing is not about petty politics and in-fighting, but is actually about sport

Sport. The very fine margins. The difference between winning and losing. The moments that define a career. The moments that define a life. There has been an awful lot of talk recently about FOBT’s. About levels of prize money. About fighting in the bars, and fighting on the lawns. About a crisis within BHA Towers. […]

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The Iroquois Steeplechase Ascot is caviar and champagne, Nashville is southern fried chicken, coleslaw and Jack D

The second Saturday of May. Percy Warner Park. First race due off at 1.00pm. By which time a huge crowd will have assembled. The infield strewn with vast pick up trucks, parties of young men and Southern Belles dressed to impress, seersucker suits, barbecue smoke hanging lazily in the still humidity. Nashville, Tennessee. The Iroquois […]

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