Cheltenham… triumph and tragedy

THE majestic view of Cleeve Hill bathed in sunshine. Guinness. The sight of Vautour clearing the last like Ed Moses in his pomp. The constant smell of pulled pork baps. More Guinness. The optimistic chatter and bar-room philosophy of punters. Some clued–up, others clueless. Another Guinness. This was the Cheltenham Festival, the greatest show on …[Read More]

Cheltenham Festival: Horses to Follow debrief

IN OCTOBER this website began building a list of horses to keep on the right side of during the National Hunt season. I was thrilled that 10 of these talented beasts lined up at the Cheltenham Festival. I was even happier with how most of them ran and so was my bank balance. Here is …[Read More]