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-Horse racing photography exhibition at the Blowing Stone-

-Horse racing photography exhibition at the Blowing Stone-

  Since the 2nd of August well known racing pub ‘The Blowing Stone’ in Kingston Lisle has been home to an exhibition of horse racing inspired photography artworks. It provides an outstanding opportunity to have a nice pub lunch, as well as being able to […]

Glorious Goodwood 2016 – a couple of firsts

Glorious Goodwood 2016 – a couple of firsts

Whilst driving to beautiful Sussex, the sun was out in full force. A glorious day must be on the cards, perfect for horseracing, picnics and, most important, photography. Horses simply do not look as good without the sun lightening up their coats, causing a diamond-like […]

Newmarket adventures: the Moët & Chandon July Festival

Newmarket adventures: the Moët & Chandon July Festival

Against a backdrop of Tattersalls’ record shattering July Sale, which concluded with a total turnover of 12,311,329 guineas, breaking the previous record set a decade ago, the Adnams July Course accommodated its biggest fixture of the year in shape of the three-day Moët & Chandon July Festival.

The July Course

Thursday, colloquially referred to as ladies day, featured a successful continuation of Big Orange’s Group 2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes reign, as a result of a daring front ride from Godolphin retained jockey James McDonald for Michael Bell, which provided the New Zealand born with his first Group winner in Great Britain.

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Darley, the 2016 stallion parade

Darley, the 2016 stallion parade

Each July the famous Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket hosts a showcase of Sheikh Mohammed’s breeding operation. A mere once a year our eyes are allowed to feast on the Darley stallions, against a setting of champagne, a string quartet and top quality cuisine.

Sandown’s Coral-Eclipse showdown in pictures

Sandown’s Coral-Eclipse showdown in pictures

Only a short visual blog post for today: a visual impression of Sandown’s richest meeting, with Hawkbill carrying the Godolphin flag to victory in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse.

Pakistan Star – the racehorse that set alight social media

Pakistan Star – the racehorse that set alight social media

The horse racing industry is a colourful world inhabited by genuine fans, horse lovers, desperate punters and staff from all walks of life. Yet lifestyle of the racing insiders, those cavalry troops on the ground, remains largely unknown to most of the onlookers. This high risk, and usually anything but glamorous culture is generally hidden in dawn’s semi darkness.

However, one horse from the Hong Kong Jockey Club International Sale managed to invade into the ‘mainstream’ world, courtesy of an incredible debut performance at Sha Tin racecourse on Friday, combined with an interesting name.

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Coral-Eclipse Day at Sandown Park Racecourse: fashion in the rain

Coral-Eclipse Day at Sandown Park Racecourse: fashion in the rain

Every. Single. Time. Every time it rains during a mid-summer race meeting, I wonder why I didn’t properly prepare. After all, the English summer can be characterised by copious amounts of rain. The result is getting soaked, Great-Britain style. Maybe I should leave England (I […]

First: Royal Ascot

First: Royal Ascot

The worldly Royal Ascot carnival, version 2016, is over. Done and dusted. The social and horse racing highlight of the year, producing five days packed with top quality performances of human and equine athletes alike, did not disappoint. My personal highlights, strong races and incredible performances are […]

Royal Ascot 2016 – a historical presentation of Britain’s most iconic racecourse

Royal Ascot 2016 – a historical presentation of Britain’s most iconic racecourse

Start your Royal Ascot Racecourse history journey:

Due to my imminent BSc exam period, which culminates in the week of Royal Ascot 2016, I have refrained from posting any content/adventures on this space. However, I’m back! Nearly. After Royal Ascot, that is.

Nonetheless, let this post be your source for last-minute information on Royal Ascot’s history, useful for impressing one’s peers, colleagues and friends. The above timeline presents a visual story of Ascot’s racecourse, dating back to its inception over 300 years ago.

Furthermore, for the ladies and gentlemen who will be attending this year’s social highlight of the 2016 sports calendar, feel free to use the outfit ideas below to assemble a last-minute attire; an outfit that does not ooze the ‘je ne sais quoi’ attitude adored by the French, but an elegant get up, exactly as expected during the Royal Meeting.

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The first leg of the British Classics: Newmarket’s Guineas meeting in pictures

The first leg of the British Classics: Newmarket’s Guineas meeting in pictures

  From running up stairs in barely contained anticipation, to the sharp intake of breath when favourite Jack Hobbs was pulled up in the last furlong: unbridled emotion was the key ingredient at the Rowley Mile. It had been a while. Time had passed since […]


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