The turf

Women simply don't understand sport's importance

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was once challenged with the story that for their wedding anniversary treat he had taken his…

Women’s ways

6 February 2014 3:00 pm

Liverpool manager Bill Shankly was once challenged with the story that for their wedding anniversary treat he had taken his…

When lawyers take to racehorses

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Can you be both restless and content? Standing last week with Graeme McPherson on the viewing platform over his sharply…

Man with a plan

23 January 2014 3:00 pm

Can you be both restless and content? Standing last week with Graeme McPherson on the viewing platform over his sharply…

How jockeys play dirty

11 January 2014 9:00 am

At Christmas a friend from CNN sent me the story of a US officer on a European train. Searching for…

Talking dirty

9 January 2014 3:00 pm

At Christmas a friend from CNN sent me the story of a US officer on a European train. Searching for…

Why does Newbury alienate potential racegoers?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

You don’t realise how much your pleasures mean until you are denied them. It was wonderful to get back on…

Hennessy Day highlights

12 December 2013 3:00 pm

You don’t realise how much your pleasures mean until you are denied them. It was wonderful to get back on…

Christmas racing reading

7 December 2013 9:00 am

In one of those old Mae West films a girl admires her friend’s jewellery: ‘Goodness, what lovely pearls,’ only to…

Dirty rotten scoundrels

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

In one of those old Mae West films a girl admires her friend’s jewellery: ‘Goodness, what lovely pearls,’ only to…

Racing: Here are the 'Twelve to Follow' for winter

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Women truly are different. Recovering in a spare bedroom from the wonders of a hip replacement (don’t ever jump on…

Twelve to Follow

21 November 2013 3:00 pm

Women truly are different. Recovering in a spare bedroom from the wonders of a hip replacement (don’t ever jump on…

How the slowest horse won — and caused the biggest upset in Grand National history

9 November 2013 9:00 am

On a grey October morning, along a Berkshire lane leading up to the Ridgeway amid fields stuffed with pheasant, 30…

The day of fallers

7 November 2013 3:00 pm

On a grey October morning, along a Berkshire lane leading up to the Ridgeway amid fields stuffed with pheasant, 30…

The Qataris are influencing every aspect of racing

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Not having the odd £100,000 to spare, I had never before joined the world’s richest owners and their bloodstock agents…

True gamblers

24 October 2013 2:00 pm

Not having the odd £100,000 to spare, I had never before joined the world’s richest owners and their bloodstock agents…

The turf: bad-mane day for Tropics

12 October 2013 9:00 am

At the degenerative stage of a dinner party recently I heard related with perfect timing the tale of the gent…

Great expectations

10 October 2013 2:00 pm

At the degenerative stage of a dinner party recently I heard related with perfect timing the tale of the gent…

Dean Ivory — from mechanic and welder to enthusiastic and successful trainer

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Trainers used to come into racing with Aunt Agatha’s legacy after a short service commission, having probably worn a trilby…

Towering Ivory

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

Trainers used to come into racing with Aunt Agatha’s legacy after a short service commission, having probably worn a trilby…

Robin Oakley: Henry Candy's brilliant bargains

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Cape Peron was my easiest choice for our Twelve to Follow. When Henry Candy smiles his gentle smile, as he…

Hot Candy

12 September 2013 1:00 pm

Cape Peron was my easiest choice for our Twelve to Follow. When Henry Candy smiles his gentle smile, as he…

Most of the racing crowd were saddened that Godolphin was dragged through the mire

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Driving to Newmarket through a biblical-style deluge that had sheep, cattle and horses queuing in twos in case Noah had…

The turf

29 August 2013 1:00 pm

Driving to Newmarket through a biblical-style deluge that had sheep, cattle and horses queuing in twos in case Noah had…

Age triumphs at Ascot

17 August 2013 9:00 am

As part of the after-dinner entertainment on a cruise ship recently, I encountered a couple of comedians. One claimed he…