Horses for Sale

    Beautifully bred son of a   
Cheltenham Festival winner! 

by Robin des Champs 
ex Gaspara

Your chance to own a good-looking
three year old son of our
Imperial Cup-Cheltenham Festival
winning mare GASPARA,
by super-sire Robin des Champs.

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Cheltenham Festival 2018

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Another glorious day and another day without any jump racing.  There are no fewer than six meetings taking place this afternoon but there is not a National Hunt fixture to be seen!  Today's action comes from Newmarket, York, Ascot, Musselburgh, Carlisle and Chepstow.  There is another good card from Newmarket for day two of their July Cup meeting - the highlight is the Group One Falmouth Stakes and it looks as though the prize is going back to Ireland courtesy of Roly Poly who is partnered by Ryan Moore.  I bet there are a few jockeys who would like to ride at Ascot today, but the trouble is that it is an afternoon card (the same as Newmarket).

Talking of Ryan Moore, it looks like being a hectic day for the former champion jockey as he flies from Newmarket to France for the ride aboard Order Of The Garter in the Group One contest at Saint-Cloud.  Boss Aidan O'Brien has three runners in the race.  Meanwhile, Hughie Morrison has a runner in the Group Two race on the same card.  We once spent a lovely holiday in one of Hughie's houses on the beautiful island of Islay off the Scottish coast.

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Johanna Konta's Wimbledon is over for another year having suffered a straight sets defeat by Venus Williams in their semi-final match.  I must say that even at the age of 37 Williams looked to be completely different class to her opponent and still hits the ball remarkably hard.  She now plays Garbine Muguruza in the final and the last (and only) Spanish lady to lift the title was Conchita Martinez in 1994 who just so happens to be Muguruza's coach.

England's cricketers take on South Africa in the second test match which gets underway at Trent Bridge today.  I am told that the pitch is set up for fast bowlers so that is promising for England.  Play starts at 11am on Sky Sports.

I see that Kyle Walker is going to Manchester City for £55 million.  How can a full-back be worth that sort of money?  When I was a kid playing football at school, if you were the full-back it was normally because you weren't very good!  How times have changed...

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I see the moving staircase debate is escalating!

 

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