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THE SPORTING LIFE

From playing the field to buying a team

The game changers in the worlds of polo, horse racing, sailing and other sports

September 8, 2017

Dwarfing Misogyny

by Matthew Steeples

Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his ridiculous misogynist views   The first ever female and youngest ever winner of the British GT Championship Jamie Chadwick was interviewed in The Guardian last weekend.   Speaking to the paper’s Giles Richards, 19-year-old Chadwick criticized Bernie Ecclestone’s … Continue reading “Dwarfing Misogyny”

August 15, 2017

A Bargain Boat

by Edward Kay

Edward Kay reports on the sale of a truly striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4 million to build; it is offered for just £1.4 million   As most of Germany is relatively landlocked, with just the borders of the far northern cities meeting the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no surprise that some … Continue reading “A Bargain Boat”

August 10, 2017

Bungling Bernie

by Matthew Steeples

Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend   Bernie Ecclestone – whose Christian name is often used in the context of bungs and bribes – is just the kind of person whose past mistakes keep coming back to haunt him. An encounter with an Australian driver named Alan Jones in … Continue reading “Bungling Bernie”

July 30, 2017

Strictly Come Mayfair

by Matthew Steeples

Grosvenor Square apartment for sale; it comes with access to a private residents’ ballroom and will appeal to any fan of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’   Built circa 1958 on the site of an earlier house damaged during the war, a ground floor apartment within 17 Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair has gone on sale for … Continue reading “Strictly Come Mayfair”

July 24, 2017

Dogging Assange

by Matthew Steeples

Gold wrapped van advertising “elite” dogs parks opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy ‘home’ of bail skipper Julian Assange   The silly season has come early in Knightsbridge: Sighted Sunday evening and parked, rather appropriately, opposite the Embassy of Ecuador ‘home’ of the fugitive bail skipper Julian Assange, was a gold wrapped van advertising protection and guard … Continue reading “Dogging Assange”

June 14, 2017

Waving in the Wheat

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May makes a berk of herself at a football game, gin hater William Hanson and Tory fop Jacob Rees-Mogg MP share their views on wheatfield running   Theresa May just can’t get it right. Whether she’s perched on a sofa with her garden gnome-like husband prattling on about whose job it is to … Continue reading “Waving in the Wheat”

June 2, 2017

Betting on the Blues

by Jon Vine

Jon Vine on betting on Britain’s 2017 General Election   The General Election is just days away and bookmakers are experiencing a surprisingly stronger than usual uplift in interest from political betting punters. After Theresa May called an election back in April, the United Kingdom is going to the polls three years earlier than expected … Continue reading “Betting on the Blues”

May 25, 2017

An Epic Estate

by Matthew Steeples

Scottish sporting estate, once home to Sir Walter Scott, for sale; it comes with nearly two miles of fishing on the River Tweed, 863 acres of land and seven houses   The Scottish estate where Sir Walter Scott, Bt. (1771 – 1732) wrote his narrative poems Lay of the Minstrel and The Lady of the … Continue reading “An Epic Estate”

May 20, 2017

Basement It Like Beckham

by Matthew Steeples

Former Algerian Embassy in Holland Park for sale for £30 million; the detached stucco house needs complete renovation and counts David and Victoria Beckham as neighbours   The former Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Holland Park, W11 has just been placed for sale for the sum of £30 million ($39.1 million, … Continue reading “Basement It Like Beckham”

April 29, 2017

Clocking a Porsche

by Matthew Steeples

1993 Porsche 911 with 6.2 miles on the clock to be auctioned; the price will astound   A racetrack ready 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR that has just 6.2 miles (10 kilometres) on its clock is to be sold in Italy next month.   The 3.8-litre fully race prepared car was special ordered and delivered … Continue reading “Clocking a Porsche”

April 25, 2017

A Star Subaru

by Matthew Steeples

1996 Subaru Impreza – chassis 001 – to be auctioned with an estimate of £175,000 to £200,000; it was driven by amongst others the late Colin McRae   “One of the most important rally cars ever made” – according to Octane magazine – is to be sold at auction this June.   The Subaru Impreza … Continue reading “A Star Subaru”

April 12, 2017

A Balls-Up

by Matthew Steeples

Shame on ‘The Sun’ for publishing a non-story about a child being hit by a football in Belgrave Square; the ball was kicked by a girl who was with the footballer Cesc Fàbregas   On Wednesday, the The Sun indulged in one of their most sensationalist pieces of journalism in recent months when they published … Continue reading “A Balls-Up”

March 27, 2017

Bigots & Baseball Caps

by Matthew Steeples

Intolerance comes in many forms but the very worst kind is middle class hypocrisy   In a week when Damien Hirst was told: “Go home!” by animal rights activists in Venice (who also dumped 40kg of dung outside where he is due to exhibit a non-animal related show at the Palazzo Grassi), I, myself, experienced … Continue reading “Bigots & Baseball Caps”

March 12, 2017

The Superstars Set To Clash

by Jon Vine

Jon Vine offers tips for this week’s Cheltenham Festival   The horse racing world was plunged into a wave of disappointment when Colin Tizzard confirmed Thistlecrack had suffered a minor tendon tear and would be forced to miss the rest of the season. The Gold Cup favourite had been wowing fans throughout his first season … Continue reading “The Superstars Set To Clash”

March 6, 2017

The Excitement Builds

by Jon Vine

New contributor Jon Vine previews next week’s Cheltenham Festival   There is no sound in sport that evokes more tension and excitement than the hooves of twenty equine athletes thundering around the final bend at Prestbury Park. Simply remembering all the great names who have bolted up the Cheltenham straight to claim Festival glory makes … Continue reading “The Excitement Builds”

February 10, 2017

Cheltenham Festival 2017

by Matthew Steeples

Excitement over the 2017 Cheltenham Festival has already begun and punters are already eagerly placing their bets   In 2016, our man ‘The Tout’s’ tip for the coveted Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in Gloucestershire, Sprinter Sacre, romped home and beat the favourite by seven lengths. This year’s festival is looking equally … Continue reading “Cheltenham Festival 2017”

January 22, 2017

Upping the E

by Matthew Steeples

Jaguar E-Type sells for world record price   On Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona, auctioneers Bonhams achieved a world record when they sold a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition for £6 million ($7.37 million, €6.94 million or درهم27.27 million).   An Australian GT Championship winner and described as “one of the most original factory lightweights in … Continue reading “Upping the E”

January 13, 2017

Golf in the Garden

by Matthew Steeples

Dorset country house for sale complete with an 18-hole golf course in its grounds   A Grade II listed Regency property near Gillingham in Dorset has come up for sale but unlike most other country residences, it comes with its own golf course.   Bullpits, which includes some 5,750 square foot of accommodation in its … Continue reading “Golf in the Garden”

December 21, 2016

A Boxing Day Treat

by The Tout

The Tout’s tips for The King George 2016   Sometimes the leftovers taste better second time around on Boxing Day and this year there is a real treat in store at Kempton Park while we sit in the armchair getting over the festivities. If you’re not scheduled to go already, you will have to watch … Continue reading “A Boxing Day Treat”

December 4, 2016

Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors

by Matthew Steeples

William Evans 12-bore commissioned by Sir Alec Guinness in 1959 to be auctioned; it cost just £95 new   Sir Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) was undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest ever actors. He is remembered for playing eight characters in Kind Hearts and Coronets in 1949 and also appeared in The Bridge on the … Continue reading “Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors”

November 22, 2016

The Vileness of The Trumps

by Matthew Steeples

The word “vile” truly suits the vile Trump family   On Sunday, I came under attack for describing the Trump family as “vile”. I was told I should be “ashamed of [myself]” by someone named Charlie Roth (whose account was closed shortly after Facebook decided the account was a fake), described as being a “non-liberal” … Continue reading “The Vileness of The Trumps”

November 11, 2016

Ronaldo’s Ride

by Matthew Steeples

Bentley originally owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to be auctioned   In September 2008, the “world’s best footballer” Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a sapphire blue with magnolia leather upholstery Bentley Continental GT Speed. He kept it for several years and now it is to be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 12th … Continue reading “Ronaldo’s Ride”

October 15, 2016

Orvis’ Dog Festival

by Laura Bott

Laura Bott reports on Orvis hosting a dog friendly event at their Lower Regent Street store in London   On 14th September, the Orvis flagship store in London rolled out the green carpet for ‘dogs about town’ and their owners to celebrate the launch of its new dog department. Throughout the day guests were invited … Continue reading “Orvis’ Dog Festival”

Gone fishin’

by Matthew Steeples

The ultimate fisherman’s toy is headed to auction   Fisherman’s widows everywhere look away: The ultimate vehicle for pescophiles is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s forthcoming Hershey sale on the 6th to 7th October.   Offered with an estimate of £77,000 to £116,000 ($100,000 to $150,000 or €89,000 to €133,000) a 1931 Ford Model … Continue reading “Gone fishin’”

September 24, 2016

Company Sport

by Matthew Steeples

Company owning 21,000 Scottish sporting estate placed for sale for £25 million; the process of sale supposedly will also minimise taxation liability   Featuring 21,768 acres in total, 8 miles of fishing on the River Spey, two driven grouse moors, red and roe deer stalking, six farms, amenity and commercial forestry and 32 houses, a … Continue reading “Company Sport”

September 17, 2016

Shoot and Stay

by Kelly Double

Kelly Double suggests where to learn to shoot and where to stay within easy reach of London   There’s seldom a diversion from city life as effective as a session of clay shooting. In the wake of Team GB’s Olympic successes and as the shooting season is getting underway, there’s never been a better time … Continue reading “Shoot and Stay”

September 8, 2016

Fishing in Devon

by Kelly Double

New contributor Kelly Double extols the virtues of fly fishing and Devon and introduces free fly casting lessons in London   North Devon and Exmoor is one of the best places in Britain to experience the ultimate in traditional fieldsports. Fishing is no exception here, with salmon and sea trout caught frequently across the north … Continue reading “Fishing in Devon”

August 1, 2016

Racing on

by Matthew Steeples

Dorset racing stables and stud for sale   Horse racing fans with £4.75 million ($6.26 million or €5.64 million) to spare could do worse than buy Whitcombe Monymusk Racing Stables & Stud, near Dorchester in Dorset.   Offered for sale after the death of its owner, Liz Nelson MBE, in 2014, the stud and training … Continue reading “Racing on”

July 20, 2016

Pandemonium of Park Parakeets

by Matthew Steeples

Rose-winged parakeets are prospering in Kensington Gardens and bringing joy to visitors   Bringing a note of joy to our otherwise troubled world, a pandemonium of rose-winged parakeets are currently entertaining visitors to Kensington Gardens.   Over fifteen of the green birds are now to be found next to the park’s The Long Water in … Continue reading “Pandemonium of Park Parakeets”

July 4, 2016

The art of adventure

by Matthew Steeples

London’s art fairs and auction houses celebrate the spirit of adventure in general and Oates, Scott and Shackleton in particular   Uniting Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia and at a forthcoming Christie’s auction also, works of art and memorabilia connected to the escapades of Captain Lawrence ‘Titus’ Oates, Captain Robert Falcon Scott … Continue reading “The art of adventure”

May 14, 2016

Gone fishing

by Matthew Steeples

Week of prime fishing on the River Tay for sale for £145,000

April 28, 2016

The Guineas 2016

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas

April 27, 2016

Take me to the TARDIS

by Matthew Steeples

Land Rover Defender with a difference offered for sale – you won’t believe what is inside

April 24, 2016

A Grace Estate

by Matthew Steeples

Site of polo club owned by the late Peter Grace OBE for sale for £12 million

March 26, 2016

A boat named Daniel

by Matthew Steeples

Oxford name their boat ‘Daniel’ in honour of the late, great Daniel Topolski

March 24, 2016

A red Riva

by Matthew Steeples

Rare Ferrari Riva boat to be auctioned in Monaco

March 17, 2016

The dream of Sprinter Sacre

by Matthew Steeples

The Tout’s first tip at the Cheltenham Festival – Sprinter Sacre – romps home in spite of all the hurdles he faced

March 16, 2016

Touting Cheltenham

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2016

March 14, 2016

Give it some welly

by Matthew Steeples

Hunter wellington boots created for the Boat Races go on sale for £100 per pair

March 13, 2016

The 70mph shed

by Matthew Steeples

Garden shed capable of speeds of in excess of 70mph takes to the roads

March 1, 2016

Fishing in Green Park

by steepleadmin

New columnist Laura Bott takes a group fishing in Green Park, London with Orvis

December 3, 2015

Gareth’s gold

by steepleadmin

Gold ceramic rugby boots made to mark Sir Gareth Edwards’ 60th birthday for sale

November 24, 2015

Wally of the Week: Oscar Pistorius

by Matthew Steeples

Despite remaining under house arrest, disgraced athlete turned killer Oscar Pistorius has plainly not learnt any humblesse

November 20, 2015

Celebrating Orvis

by Matthew Steeples

Orvis marked thirty years on the British high street with a party at their flagship London store

November 13, 2015

Rogues on the Road

by steepleadmin

Cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter take to the stage in Covent Garden for one night only

October 29, 2015

The Tout on The Breeders’ Cup 2015

by steepleadmin

This year’s Breeders’ Cup looks set to excite suggests The Tout whilst he concludes that Tuesday’s memorial service for Sir Peter O’Sullvevan was a truly perfect sendoff

October 1, 2015

Touting The Arc

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s tips for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

September 21, 2015

Unfair Game

by Matthew Steeples

CLA cancels the much loved Game Fair

August 13, 2015

Life is cheap

by Matthew Steeples

It is a disgrace that Oscar Pistorius is to be released after serving just 10 months for slaying Reeva Steenkamp

July 20, 2015

Wally of the Week: James McClean

by Matthew Steeples

Footballer James McClean is happy to be paid and pay taxes on his vast income in England yet turns his back when the English flag is displayed; the answer is crudely simple: this wally has the right to leave

July 14, 2015

Repeating May

by Matthew Steeples

Brian May’s statements on fox hunting are as boringly irrelevant as Paul McCartney’s

July 11, 2015

Meddling McCartney

by Matthew Steeples

Sir Paul McCartney has no place sticking his oar into the debate over the reintroduction of fox hunting

June 16, 2015

Beavering at Ascot

by Matthew Steeples

A £25,000 top hat suitable for a gent who wants to stand out at Royal Ascot

June 13, 2015

Royal Ascot in London

by Matthew Steeples

Belgravia restaurant Motcombs to host special Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day lunch

June 4, 2015

Touting The Derby

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s tips for The Investec Derby on Epsom Downs

A trainer on Treve

by steepleadmin

Trainer Victoria Haigh reports on recent events in French racing and on the prospects for Treve

May 24, 2015

Mocking marriage

by Matthew Steeples

An image of a newly married couple with a zebra they’d just killed shows disrespect for the institution of marriage as much as for the prey the pair have just killed

May 21, 2015

A light mile

by Matthew Steeples

Running shoes in which Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile to be sold for £30,000 to £50,000 in the Christie’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ sale

May 19, 2015

Caravan Coleen

by Matthew Steeples

Wayne and Coleen Rooney buy a caravan – They should have bought the entire park

May 1, 2015

Picture of the Week: Prince Ping

by Matthew Steeples

The Prince of Wales sportingly joined in with a game of table tennis and tried out an exercise bike during the official opening of a new sports centre on the Dumfries House Estate this week

April 30, 2015

Going for the Guineas

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas and the Betfred Dante Stakes

April 24, 2015

A round with Frankie

by Matthew Steeples

Invitation to participate in Frankie Dettori and Your Golf Travel’s annual golf day at The Berkshire on Monday 15th June

April 23, 2015

Picture of the Week: A taxi for Kermit

by Matthew Steeples

Image of a frog hitching a lift on the back of a snail is a reminder that sometimes it isn’t a bad thing to take things easy

April 11, 2015

Tagging the Grand National

by steepleadmin

The Tout shares his tips for the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National and a photo montage of the most ‘classy’ racegoers seen already at Aintree this week

February 1, 2015

RIP Rangers

by steepleadmin

Football expert Pontus Maltborg reports on the beckoning of a new Glaswegian derby

January 17, 2015

Booted

by Matthew Steeples

Footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger shows finality in erasing his on-off girlfriend’s name from his boots

December 24, 2014

Making a King

by steepleadmin

The Tout’s take on the King George VI at Kempton Park

December 8, 2014

A load of hot air?

by Matthew Steeples

Is it really worth paying £3.3 million to fly over Everest?

October 4, 2014

Parisian glory

by Matthew Steeples

The Tout’s tips for the Parisian spectacle that is the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe

October 2, 2014

From the snatches of defeat…

by Matthew Steeples

England qualify for the 2015 FIP World Championships   From the snatches of an extremely close defeat and one whose umpiring decisions were questioned by even Claire Tomlinson, the chairman of the Beaufort Polo Club, the English team have unexpectedly found themselves headed to Chile for next year’s 2015 Federation of Intertnational Polo World Championships.

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