STORIES

The KING & QUEEN

Royal Ascot is always that … Royal. But never was it more Royal than 2012. We don’t talk about the fact that Queen Elizabeth II celebrated ...
Elizabeth Arden, ”Silent Tom” and Jet Pilot.

Elizabeth Arden

Almost everyone knows Elizabeth Arden as the woman behind a brand of cosmetics. But in the 1940s and ’50s USA she was almost as famous because of her ...

From WAR HORSE to RACE HORSE

It all started in the Middle East. The bedouins there had a different kind of warfare. Something the crusaders from Europe soon discover – the hard way. ...
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TRUE COLOURS – your design on your horse

Formula 1 cars. Soccer teams. Corporations. Everyone’s got identifying colours today. But the tradition of colours may be the oldest in horse racing. Racing authorities require ...
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John Henry

Many contemporary equine heroes are the inspiration for sentimental  movies and posters on little girls’ boudoir walls. John Henry, on the other hand, was the archetype, the encouragement, ...
English bookies.

THE DAY THE BOOKIES CRIED

When Milan-born jockey Lanfranco Dettori arrived at Ascot racecourse on 28 September 1996, he was quite well known in the British domestic racing scene and had ...