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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”