Upping the Ante: Crazy weather, horseracing’s at the end of its tether

The unseasonally warm January has resulted in absurdly quick ground at a number of racecourses, harming the chances of many horses

13th January, 2019
Trainer Nicky Henderson

On Twitter over Christmas, an associate of mine decried a species.

“Of all the deadly creatures in this wonderful country, the one wild animal that attacks me is a bloody goose,” he raged. “The featured aggressor approached silently from behind and drew blood with a peck to the ear.”

He concluded the tweet with a disparaging appraisal of the belligerent bird, to which I replied: “Imagine what they must think of...

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