Seagram. April 6th 1991

April 6th 1991 was the day I was wealthy and planning a holiday in my head. Until Seagram overtook him on the run in…


Nottingham’s final leap 1996

Today’s historic racecards alluded to the sad demise of Nottingham as a jumping track. A decision as puzzling to me today as it was then. Look at how many runners were declared at the final meeting on February 29th 1996! The last race was won by Dominie, for Kim Bailey, ridden by a young 3lb claimer called Timmy Murphy!

On this day in 1991

Remember the dreaded all-weather jumps? They were happening at Southwell on this day in 1991. Ironically, proper jumping also took place at Wolverhampton, which is now a dog track for horses. How time changes things. Not always for the better!


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Racing on TV through the years

Well after 6 weeks of wrangling I’ve finally got access to my blog back. It’s a long story.

We all love to go racing but the next best thing is watching it on TV. Here’s a look back at some old theme tunes and intros from across the terrestrial network with, to finish, the greatest piece of music ever associated with horse racing.