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A quiet day for Miss Nightshade

The race was not run in the dark because, (of course), the sun sets in the west; ergo while it is becoming dusky over here on the Eastern seaboard it is more than bright enough to see the goings on … Continue reading

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Running in the dark

The jocks will be wearing miner’s helmets with the headlights set to full beam for the final hurdle, the 5.10 at Exeter, which surely only firms up blog favourite MISS NIGHTSHADE’S chances (on the well-established ‘name-relevant-to-situation’ system). Here is what … Continue reading

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Wild Horses

After a busy morning’s faffing about I was very late having my breakfast. This situation saw me settling down with a bowl of porridge to watch the 2.40 “E. B. F. Mares’ ‘national Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle (qualifier)” from Leicester. I … Continue reading

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Franz Marc

Was a German Expressionist, a very keen and vibrant nature / animal painter. He put together a movement together with one of my other great favourites, August Macke, called Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider). Both artists died as young … Continue reading

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