At the age of 51, Kieren Fallon has retired from race riding and closed an umpteenth chapter in his remarkable life.
Racing at the Cheltenham Festival has been marred by a serious injury to a jockey. JT McNamara who was hurt in a fall during
The feature race on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival is the World Hurdle and, with the ground drying up all the time, Oscar Whisky looks likely to go off favourite for the race although there remains a nagging doubt that he is not a true stayer and the intermediate 2m 4f trip of the Aintree Hurdle.
The feature race on the opening day is the Champion Hurdle with favourite Hurricane Fly (3.20) bidding to become the first horse since Comedy Of Errors in 1975 to regain the crown having first landed the prize in 2011.
It's been said that the ratio of driver-to-car impact on racing has steadily been reduced since somewhere in the mid-seventies. The advent of driver aids and technology have some pundits arguing that a race is really 80% the car and 20% the driver.
They have helped make stars and history, formed political fashions and pharaohs' essentials for the afterlife and are counted as one indicator of economic boom and bust. They also stay closer to men for longer than their wives or girlfriends ever will. So, why is it that men apparently give so little consideration to their underpants?