The Kempton Park closure conundrum -- sad and wrong, or sensible and crucial?
In one way, it came as a blessed relief. A respite for racing’s news agenda from the interminable debate about ITV’s coverage which, for yawns, was beginning to match the BHA v Jim Best disciplinary saga.
Buxton Cycling Club’s Sam Clark completed a remarkable achievement on Saturday as he cycled until he had completed 8848 metres of climbing - the equivalent of riding to the top of Mount Everest from sea level in one day.
From books to baubles, and hip-flasks to puddings -- what to buy the racing fan for Christmas
Christmas for racing fans means a main course of the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day, followed by all the trimmings of the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow, plus a sumptuous four-day feast at Leopardstown on the side.