BHA chairman pays tribute to departing chief executive Paul Bittar

By Simon Jackson.

British Horseracing Authority (BHA) chairman Steve Harman has paid tribute to departing chief executive Paul Bittar who is leaving the organisation early next year. 781 more words

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1987 Buick Grand National

1987 was the last year for the Regal and the Grand National, but Buick decided to go out with a bang (although the rear wheel drive G-body platform would last one more year until 1988). 651 more words


John Burke (1953 - 1995)

Not only was he a tremendous workmanlike jockey, John Burke one of the most likeable guys around.

John Martin Burke was born on 18th February 1953, in County Meath the mid-east of Ireland. 774 more words


The Night I Faced an Ecuadorian Firing Squad

‘Squad’ might be a tad generous.

There were, to the best of my memory, only three rifles aimed at us from the high walls that enclosed the palatial home of… 1,488 more words


Terry Biddlecombe (1941- 2014) A Racing Enigma

                Terence Walter Biddlecombe was born on 2nd February 1941, in the City of Gloucester.

The possibilities of Terry becoming a jockey were double fold from the day of his birth, his mother Nancy a keen racing enthusiast who also rode to hounds. 883 more words


Wednesday Hodgepodge - 16th July

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar.  He’s quoted as saying, ‘Experience is the teacher of all things.’ So, what has experience taught you lately? 887 more words


The Grand National – is it a sport, or torture?

It is not an unusual sight to see a hold up of traffic for a four legged feline or a French bulldog that’s got loose. We are a nation of animal lovers after all. 2,017 more words

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