Tag : thistlecrack

Depleted field won’t affect spectacle of The Festival

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The issue of ‘absent friends’ can often overshadow a sporting event. Regularly an injury or suspension will overshadow a major fixture to the extent that more people are bothered about who isn’t in attendance than who is. With so many superstars both equine and human for racing fans to fawn … Read More

A new King is crowned at Kempton Park

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As always it’s a been a busy few days for horse racing with the usual array of post-Christmas treats for followers of the sport up and down the country. Here The Gryphon’s resident turf enthusiast John Gibby rounds up the highlights. It’s a horrible cliche heard in all reaches of sport journalism, … Read More