The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved

Revisiting one of the Good Doctor’s greatest hits “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved” By Hunter S. Thompson From Scanlan’s, June 1970 (Apparently, the muckraking Scanlan’s magazine was named after a “universally despised Irish pig...

Barney Curley: Only fools and horses

From Christmas 2014 – “The Economist” Specials How the perfectly legal heists of a racehorse-trainer and former seminarian made him the bane of the bookies INDUS VALLEY is an unremarkable horse, or so punters thought when it ran in the 4.25 at Kempton Park, a...

Flat Racing Review: Navan (7 April 2018)

Navan: 7 April 2018 (heavy)  5f 3-y-o+ maiden Without even checking the form lines of King Of Leinster (by Zoffany) I would be likely to be interested in him as he is very familiar to trainer James Barrett who has previously handled four of the family for the same...

Flat Racing Review: Cork (31 March 2018)

Cork 31/3/2018 (heavy) 10f 3-y-o maiden Stepping up to 10f for the first time following two runs over a mile at two, For Pleasure once again showed some ability when staying on late to claim fourth 16L off the winner on very heavy ground. By Excelebration, he cost...

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