Fred Winter, the Jockey.

On 20th September 1926 at Andover in Hampshire, Frederick Thomas Winter was born.

His father Fred Senior won The Epsom Oaks on Cherimoya at the very young age of 16 in 1911. 2,051 more words

Horse Racing

Early thoughts on the Grand National

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Grand National ante post market since last April but the publishing of the weights this week means the pace now quickens in search of the 2015 winner. 17 more words

Racing Previews

No hurdle too high

Tony McCoy’s record doesn’t get the credit it deserves, but it’s what lies behind that makes him Ireland’s greatest modern sportperson and his a story we should all ingest before it’s too late, writes Ewan MacKenna…
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All These Things 22.03.14: Ed's Easy Diner | Threshold 2014 | Grand National

In this fortnight’s blog Nicola Denton talks about her trip to 50s America at the newly opened Ed’s Easy Diner, seeing bands and exhibitions at Threshold Festival and the run up (or should we say “gallop up”) to this year’s Grand National. 459 more words

Liverpool Live Blogs

Champion jockey Tony McCoy to retire by the end of the current jumps season

By Simon Jackson.

Multiple champion jockey Tony McCoy has announced that he will retire from race-riding by the end of the current jumps season that finishes in April. 342 more words

London24 Simon Jackson

From Rocking Horses to Don Quixote

One of my favourite children’s books was ‘Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse.’

Today, whilst researching for this blog I discovered that Ursula Moray Williams… 911 more words


Obstacle course + squirrels + commentary = prime sporting event

Why is this not on TV?

Who wouldn’t want to see competitors such as Lady Bobtail or the Ninja Nutcase race over a purpose built high wire course? 157 more words