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glorious goodwood report from Friday
Horse RacingJuly 30, 20210

Glorious Goodwood Friday

Baaeed made it four wins from four starts when trouncing his rivals in the Group Three Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes for trainer William Haggas and jockey Jim Crowley. Sent off the 2/5 favourite his jockey just had to sit there such was the ease of the win.

alex bird the life and secrets of a professional punter
Horse RacingJuly 21, 20210

Remembering Alex Bird

I wasn’t quite 18 when I discovered the wonderfully seedy world of 1980’s betting shops. Soon after becoming a regular losing my wages week in week out I became enthralled by Barney Curley, my first realisation that there were professional gamblers…

horse racing fans on the racecourse in 2021
Horse RacingJuly 19, 20210

Weekend Round-Up

Saturday’s racing was embroiled in controversy early on when the inconsistency of stewarding decisions were highlighted in stark fashion. First up was the opening race at Newbury, the bet365 EBF Novice Stakes. The punters thought they gotten off to a great start…