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
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
THIS weekend, Liverpool, or Aintree, as it is more popularly called, stages the most talked about race on the Racing Calendar, The Grand National, with the course literally situated in what one could call the middle of that city’s housing complexes.
by Stable Lad At the outset, it must be said that the traditional opening of the flat racing season, in Ireland last week, and in Britain this week, is so far removed from what it traditionally was, that it seems hardly recognisable.
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.
by Stable Lad Having covered the first two days of the Cheltenham Festival last week, here we go into the fray for the last two days of this wonderful exhibition of horse racing at its very zenith.
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
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.
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
by Stable Lad Has it ever struck you that, in a county as big as Cork, along with the number of training establishments that are dotted around the county, that this Rebel County of ours has only one recognised racecourse to its name.