The late Jim Callaghan told a few of us one day about life in the House of Lords after being an MP in the Commons
Keeping thin enough to star in your sixties comes hard, and the recently sadly deceased George Melly once inquired of Mick Jagger why the rock supremo’s face was so lined. ‘Laughter lines,’ replied the Rolling Stone.
Arab mums, like British trainers, tend to wear rose-tinted spectacles
There is no cannier, or more careful, man in racing than Sheriff Hutton trainer Mick Easterby
George Bernard Shaw once asked a female acquaintance on a cruise ship, ‘Will you sleep with me for £10,000?’
Forget clipped hedges, purring security gates and decorated dovecotes
There was at least one game girl on the race train back from Newbury on Saturday. ‘You didn’t smell very…
What makes a successful racehorse trainer? Patience and an eye for detail.
Impressing your children, even when they are film directors of 30-plus, isn’t easy
While you don’t have to be a masochist to be a jump jockey it surely helps.
When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better
I was determined to make it to Champions’ Day at Newmarket
A vicar at a wedding I was at last week told of a driver who broke down with a lorryload of penguins
Listing page content here Watching the woman in front of me in the Ascot Tote queue backing five horses in…
‘The unexpected ones are always the sweetest,’ said J.P. McManus
We all have our rituals. Swans and ducks migrate, the ones that aren’t riddled with H5N1 anyway.
Singing in the rain
Stars of the future
A good read