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The Winning Post – William Buick

by Stable Lad   Occasionally during each season I do take the time out to do a really in depth piece on one of the leading jockeys in our two islands, especially on one who is doing particularly well as I write, and one who has a major attachment to one of the better stables in the annual quest for nearly all of the bigger races on the calendar as

The Winning Post – money talks

by Stable Lad   In the horse racing world, being a millionaire vastly increases your chances of coming across an animal who would be regarded, following a very successful racing career, as something of a legend in the realms of the sport, and, as a result of this, if a colt, will be worth a veritable fortune in the business of going to stud. This, of course, is due to

The Winning Post

 by   Stable Lad   Well, the Cheltenham Festival has passed us by for another year, and while some punters will be counting their good fortune and winnings, it must be said that the vast majority of the punting brigade will be counting their losses, and contemplating just what might have been.

The Winning Post – Cheltenham preview (part 1)

by Stable Lad   THE Cheltenham yearly extravaganza begins at the Cotswold Course on Tuesday next, 11th March, and runs right through to Friday 14th March. In between will be the grand parade of some of the best equine talent that is at present competing for all the top races all over the two islands, but is now concentrated, for these four exclusive days, on the brilliant prizes and the

The Winning Post – Foinavon

by  Stable Lad An incredible story of a past Grand National that may help to entertain you this week happened in 1967, and surely would rate amongst the oddest of all time. This particular piece of Aintree history has come up as a question in many a sporting quiz in the past, and indeed, is very likely to come up again in the future.

The Winning Post

by Stable Lad Something that a seasoned punter said to me last week put me in mind to go over a few things about punting in general. When, on Sunday, I asked him what sort of a punting Friday and Saturday he had been through, he sadly told me that no matter how hard he tried, or what he did, he just could not hit the winning trend, so much