So here we are, the Royal Ascot meeting.
All top hats, fascinators, pomp, ceremony, royal carriages and - thank heavens - some of the very best flat racing to be seen anywhere in the world.
And, credit where it is due, for those of you who cannot get there and prefer not to pay satellite broadcasters; Channel 4 becomes the very first broadcaster to show every single race of the five day meeting. Credit to all concerned.
We may all have our grumbles about this presenter or that presenter. But those of us who champion free to air sport on television (that . . .
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