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Goldikova Back With A Bang

Goldikova (l) does her winning thing

Last year, Goldikova finished seventh in the Prix d’Ispahan, her yearly debut; it seemed that the extra furlong and soft going were not to her taste. There were no such questions this year – the 5-year-old mare set a new stakes record in the same race, capturing her […]

Year-End Round-Up

It’s year-in-review time, naturally (although that has not stopped Walmac from campaigning to become Barbaro’s new home via the press); given the amount of preparation I need to undertake to get ready for New Year’s Eve, here’s a quick list to hold you over until January when there will be actual prose again. NB: This […]

Plotlines

Although Ouija Board was scratched from the Hong Kong Vase, there was a great story on the day in her absence. Collier Hill’s victory in the race no doubt seemed unlikely back in his steeplechase days. (Yes, he’s a former steeplechaser. Did we mention he’s eight years old and has raced with distinction in France, […]

A Recommendation

Indulge me, dear reader, in a slight departure before I get into the horse racing. Today the latest album by The Divine Comedy, “Victory for the Comic Muse,” is released in the UK and Ireland (it’s been out in Europe for a day or so already). I strongly urge you to purchase this album, either […]