Who is patronising your NGO?

If you put ‘Prince Charles’ into the search engine of the Wildlife Trusts it asks you whether you mean ‘price charge’ – you have to laugh don’t you? However, if you put ‘HRH The Prince of Wales’ into the search engine then you do find that Prince Charles is the Patron of the Wildlife Trusts….

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Popes and penguins The new Pope is an Argentinian who has taken the name of Francis. The Falkland Islanders, but not the penguins or albatrosses, have voted to remain a British Overseas Territory. Does the Pope like penguins, I wonder?   Kentucky bluebirds etc In two months time this blog will be going on tour…

Normal service will be resumed tomorrow…

So now we know… We know that Sprinter Sacre is as good as we thought he probably was, and that Hurricane Fly was good enough to win back the Champion Hurdle, but that Long Run (good though he is) was not good enough to win back the Gold Cup.  Set against the inexorable rise of…

Cheltenham Day 4 – the last day

The last day – and it will soon be time to start counting down the days to the next Cheltenham Festival. The Big Race of the day is the Big Race of the meeting – the Gold Cup, run over 3.25 miles (and a bit) and with lots of fences to jump too. The Gold…

Cheltenham Day 3 – a day for winning money!

Day 3 – a day for winning money.  This is most people’s least favourite day of the Festival but they are wrong – tomorrow is the worst day of the Festival with just the Gold Cup to look forward to with any real relish. Today the big race is the World Hurdle and that’s a…