My heart goes out to Ralph Beckett, Andrea Atzeni and all
involved with Simple Verse. Jamie Spencer can be included in
the hard done by collective as he suffered the indignity,
sorry a similar fate for the same team at Woodbine aboard
Connoisseurs of the sport are not convinced this is the best
Juddmonte International we’re about to see, but they paw
over the figures and will dust down the archives to reveal a
race of the highest calibre. I respect their abacus, but
at times their analytical nature misses the point.
Flaming June, or so it’s meant to be. For racing it is
packed full of fun from the Investec Oaks and Derby to the
John Smith’s Northumberland Plate, with Royal Ascot
pleasingly placed in the from the 16th to 20th. I’m in
the privileged position to be in attendance for each and
every one of the aforementioned and I can’t wait.
The British Horseracing Authority announced details of a
new Horseracing Bettors Forum, which will allow people who
bet on British Racing to provide the BHA with constructive
suggestions about how the sport can develop and change, for
the benefit of the betting public.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, that was the 2015 Cheltenham
Festival which I hope many of you were able to
attend. Thank you for such a warm welcome into the
Racegoers Club marquee and for your patience. I trust
you’ve put it in the diary for 2016!