January 1979 was harsh and a lot of racing was abandoned. Here’s the cards from this day in history. Just look at the line-up for the Embassy Premier Chase final!
I’ve laughed at this sketch for years without realising that one of Borat’s unsuspecting victims is non other than corinthian jockey of the 70s and 80s, Broderick Munro-Wilson!
Just for fun, I’ll give a free racecard package of your choice up to the value of £30 to the first person who can correctly name the jockeys, courses and trainer in the image of the blog’s header. Reply in the comments. Deadline Friday 19th January.
Only two meetings on Saturday January 11th 1969, but still fascinating to look back at.
It was a grim Tuesday on this day in 1978. That can only mean Leicester, Fontwell, and the late, lamented Teesside Park…
Not much going on today in 1978, except for a novice chaser who would go on to nearly win a Grand National…