November Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2014, NEWSLETTER So how was that for you? The flat season, I mean. Better than the previous one, surely. At least when it came to the quality of the racing on offer. I thought the past flat season travelled some way back to offering  Continue Reading …

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Life is suddenly sweet for Alan Pardew as Newcastle beat Manchester City

It's likely that nobody loves Alan Pardew more than he loves himself. I very much doubt he can walk past a mirror without taking a sneaky peak at himself. Say what you like about the man, but he's not your typical football manager. But he appears  Continue Reading …

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Harry happy again as QPR beat impotent Villa

Football fans have often accused sports journalists of being biased when it comes to Harry Redknapp. They point the finger at newspaper reporters and allege they have too often acted as unofficial Public Relations executives for Redknapp. They cite  Continue Reading …

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Featured Racing

November Newsletter

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NOVEMBER 2014, NEWSLETTER So how was that for you? The flat season, I mean. Better than the previous one, surely. At least when it came to the quality of the racing on offer. I thought the past flat season travelled  Continue Reading …

On the Mark. Trainer Mark Johnston on when the going gets soft

Horse Racing - The 2013 John Smith's Grand National - Preview Day - Aintree Racecourse

The watering of racecourses has been one of the consistently controversial topics of the past flat season. Champion jockey Richard Hughes has been critical of courses watering, as has the always frank speaking trainer Mark  Continue Reading …

Watch tricky Treve win the Arc

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Treve bounced back to form when winning the 2014 running of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in impressive fashion last Sunday. It was the second successive year she won the race. A feat that looked unlikely after she ran  Continue Reading …

Featured Football

Life is suddenly sweet for Alan Pardew as Newcastle beat Manchester City

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It's likely that nobody loves Alan Pardew more than he loves himself. I very much doubt he can walk past a mirror without taking a sneaky peak at himself. Say what you like about the man, but he's not your typical football  Continue Reading …

Harry happy again as QPR beat impotent Villa

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Football fans have often accused sports journalists of being biased when it comes to Harry Redknapp. They point the finger at newspaper reporters and allege they have too often acted as unofficial Public Relations executives  Continue Reading …

My time tunnel: Barry Davies, commentator, gentleman and back seat driver!

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I have been fortunate, writes Vernon Grant. Since joining Yorkshire Television in 1980 I have gone on to work with some of the best sports commentators in the business. Moos of that time was spent in commercial  Continue Reading …

Featured Videos

Meet Geoff Banks – Part 1 (of 3)

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In an age when punters think the only bookmakers are those faceless ones online, it is reassuring to know that there are still independent bookies working at racecourses. Geoff Banks is such a man.  Continue Reading …

Meet Geoff Banks, Bookmaker – Part 2

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Geoff Banks is a bookmaker whose own father was a well know man of the turf. Indeed, John Banks was a legend of the betting ring. Geoff was brought up surrounded by the well known faces of racing. And  Continue Reading …

VG TIPS meets Mark Halsey

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We football fans think we know better than referees. We can do that job, can't we? We can do it better, surely? That's what we are so often guilty of thinking when we are sat or stood on the  Continue Reading …