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The nights are drawing in, and my dear wife informs me that the heating must go on. I watched the weather forecast yesterday and it appears that a series of low pressure systems are ‘nose to tail’ stretching across the Atlantic all the way to the USA. Apparently Ascot’s dress-code for this Saturday has been [...]

Author: 1 week ago

Lisa Von Hallwyl millinery is a couture brand creating amazing unique hats and bridal pieces for all occasions. Featured heavily in the press including TATLER with her famous Aphrodite headpiece a head turner at horse racing events. Lisa set up her company just under 2 years ago and has’t looked back, building up my business [...]

Author: 2 weeks ago

Hello to all National Hunt fans! It’s Jonathan Pack here. With the 2014/15 season on the horizon the excitement and tension is getting closer. I, like so many, cannot wait for the winter campaign to begin. A very special thank you to JP for giving me this opportunity plus a thank you mention to Frances Jowett [...]

Author: 3 weeks ago

It can’t wait any longer! The 2014-15 jumps season is looming on the horizon and with a month to go until the Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham, I have decided to post a list of twenty horses from both England and Ireland which I feel are worth following throughout the season. I would like to thank [...]

Author: 1 month ago

The Galway Festival is only a few days away so here’s a preview for you. Irish racing’s summer spectacular runs over a stamina sapping seven days. Around 150,000 fans will attend, many for the full week, determined to soak up every last drop of Galway hospitality. The racing is of course the centre of attention, [...]

Author: 2 months ago

There where the course is, Delight makes all of the one mind, The riders upon the galloping horses, The crowd that closes in behind: – (The Galway Races – W.B. Yeats) I attended the Galway Festival for the first time in 2011. I think I managed around four hours of rest in the whole of [...]

Author: 2 months ago

Market Rasen holds its most prestigious meeting on Saturday with the highlight being the Betfred Summer Plate. Summer Jump racing may not be to everyone’s taste but this meeting at the Lincolnshire course always attracts an enthusiastic crowd with races attracting strong competitive fields. Indeed the main event featured a future Grand National winner in 2012 [...]

Author: 3 months ago

There’s a strong connection between Cheltenham and Ascot racecourses. Cheltenham stages the pinnacle of Jump Racing and Ascot stages the summer highlight of the Flat with Royal Ascot and since last year, the end of season Flat finale with Champions Day. Trainers who would be better known in the jumping sphere rather than on the level have [...]

Author: 4 months ago