NAMING CORNER

NAMING CORNER Naming a racehorse cements the bond between owner and horse. It is a major factor in the passion that makes ownership so special.  Breeders naming foals that they will sell is unique to South Africa amongst mainstream thoroughbred nations. Nowadays some...

STAYING ALIVE OR IS IT…..AND IS IT MIDDLE DISTANCE RACING ANYWAY?

STAYING ALIVE OR IS IT…..AND IS IT MIDDLE DISTANCE RACING ANYWAY? During the continuous live broadcast from Kenilworth on Met Day, one presenter remarked “for 1800 and 2000 metres of course you need an out and out stayer”. I don’t know how many people were...

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT “My” Liverpool as a young lad was a Second Division side of no great account until promoted in 1962. Bill Shankly put it all together with the great team inspired by Ian St John, all 5’7″ of him, and...

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT At my own club West Bromwich Albion – a committed supporter since I was 6 years old, never missed a beat – the affiliation is not for geographical reasons but something in the mind of a 6 year old that has never...

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT A German prisoner of war, Trautmann stayed on in England and in that odd way of things, was taken to the hearts not only of Manchester City people but also of football supporters across the land who welcomed him...

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT

FOOTBALL – THE BEAUTIFUL GAME – LIFETIMES OF SUPPORT Observations of football over several decades One of the most remarkable – but actually predictable – sporting developments took place in the UK recently. The “Premiership” (launched in 1992/93 replacing League...