Posts tagged with ‘george’

  • In memory of Hugh McIlvanney. The greatest sportswriter.

    By on 15th May 2019

    The great and the good will gather on Thursday. The venue will be St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street....

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  • So there you have it. The King George VI is over with for another year and a new star is born. If, that is, a 9 year old can be classed as being born.

    We won today on Thistlecrack at odds of 6/4. That turned out to be value. The horse has proved conclusively that he is a chaser with a bright future when winning the King George VI at Kempton on Boxing Day. Do not underestimate that victory. It is rare for a novice to win such a big race. He'd only raced over the larger obstacles . . .

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    By on 26th December 2016
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  • Tizz the season to be jolly

    By on 21st December 2016

    Colin Tizzard sends Thistlecrack and Cue Card to Kempton Park on Boxing Day. What’s the secret of his recent…

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  • I heard Tom Segal (Pricewise in the Racing Post) talking lots of sense earlier this week.

    He was bemoaning how his favourite flat race, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is not what it was. And he's right. Like Tom, this feature race scheduled for Saturday has long been a favourite of mine. You were always sure of a top quality event and entrants that had raced in the Derby or other earlier feature races in the flat season.

    Tom laid the blame for how the race as been diminished at the obsession with the Prix de . . .

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    By on 21st July 2016
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  • Sam the man Sunderland want

    By on 8th October 2015

    I feel for Sunderland fans, writes Vernon Grant. The manner in which owner Ellis Short has turned that club...

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  • Watch Novellist win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    By on 28th July 2013

    Novellist wrote his name in history on Saturday when the German colt created a course time record by winning...

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  • King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Saturday July 27th, Ascot – Preview

    By on 25th July 2013

    In a week when a future King has been named George, one of the best annual flat races takes...

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  • Tom George on Cheltenham

    By on 3rd March 2013

    Trainer Tom George speaks about the horses he is taking to Cheltenham. At the moment his Lordofthehouse will compete...

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  • The magic of Messi

    By on 10th December 2012

    I have said it before. I shall say it again. Lionel Messi is the best footballer I have seen...

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