Will Honeysuckle provide her biggest magic moment yet with poignant win in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle?

Ronan Groome's Racing News | December 3rd, 2022

IRISH PERSPECTIVE by Ronan Groome It’s some day at Fairyhouse on Sunday. It always is. Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, Drinmore, Royal Bond. A triple Grade 1 meeting. And all the rest. The Drinmore and Royal Bond should unearth a couple of … Read More »

Constitution Hill

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 2nd, 2022

I just want to write a few words about Constitution Hill. I had suggested beforehand that the five-year-old, who had yet to race outside novice company, was too short at 1/4 to concede 7lbs to Epatante, the winner of six … Read More »

England V Iran Review

Football | November 23rd, 2022

England Match Review: Relentless Three Lions score six in Group B opener England have got their World Cup campaign truly up and running with a dazzling 6-2 win over Iran. Iran, currently managed by former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos … Read More »

World Cup Opinion Piece

Football | November 22nd, 2022

First of all I would like to say this article isn’t everything I wanted it to be. I wanted to write a long analytical article, like I did for the EUROs. However, due to a mixture of working and sickness … Read More »

Why I think Danny Welbeck should go to Qatar

Football | November 6th, 2022

There’s been much discussion about which striker Gareth Southgate should select to deputise for Harry Kane at the 2022 World Cup. There are no standout candidates, with recently capped Tammy Abraham and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both struggling for goals this season. … Read More »

Busy Times Ahead

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 4th, 2022

Hi there! It was good to see Bravemansgame back to something close to his best in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday. The seven-year-old won his first four chases last season before ending the campaign finishing last of … Read More »

Mick Channon’s Retirement

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 4th, 2022

Hi there! I was saddened, but not surprised, to read that Mick Channon has decided to bring to an end his 33-year training career at the close of this season. Our paths met fleetingly many years ago, when he first … Read More »

Making the special moments count

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 28th, 2022

I ebb slightly. It’s just a silly phase I’m going through. (10cc around 1975? I think so.) My Brighton day was good fun, which is all I ask, but everything has gone up and for the first time in ages … Read More »

The future looks bright for Manchester United

Football | October 28th, 2022

Erik ten Hag has had a mostly positive start to life as Manchester United boss. Since the first two games, both defeats, and taking away a bad day at the office against the neighbours Manchester City, United have steadily improved. … Read More »

Reflections on the Arc

Marten's Current Racing Diary | October 4th, 2022

Hi there! Few results could have given the visiting racegoers to Paris on Sunday greater pleasure than the victory of Alpinista in Europe’s greatest race. Although she had sound claims on the book – having won five consecutive Group 1 … Read More »

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