Talking Horses Sunday 20/06/21

Back to standard fare after Royal Ascot. Hexham’s a lovely wee track if you’re ever in that neck of the woods. A day there or at Kelso could be memorable entries on your bucket list.

Have a peaceful Sunday. If life gives you Spain today, give it back Poland.



  1. Great week watching ascot – bets weren’t up to scratch. Left yesterday alone. Well done Mickle and those who had a profitable week !

    One bet today – Contact 9/4 at pontefract. I think this one could do the business for Hollie Doyle. Step up in trip and looks well at the weights.


    1. It’s a decent card at Ponty today. How about the double with Mr Wagyu in the last. The horse is flying!


  2. One thing that come out of the lockdowns is my intention to visit every racecourse in the U.K. There’s some way to go, as I am only a third of the way through!


    1. As a young bloke in the UK, when I first got my driving license (aged 19 in 1976) I had an old Ford Anglia and driving to racecourses and football grounds was the way I learned my geography of the country. Having grown up in London I had hitherto no other reason to go north of Watford!


      1. This has inspired me to do the same. I haven’t seen much live racing. I went to Leicester race track recently and will go more having moved quite close. I’ve been to lingfield a few years ago on a lovely summers evening and it was fantastic. Warwick is nice and I used to enjoy going to towcester.


  3. Reply to DNB

    Double sounds good! Pays a very respectable 10-1 !

    Next trip to a racecourse for me is Carlisle on Wednesday. First trip there and also first trip to the races in a long time!

    Hope to get a few others further south later in the year. Got a soft spot for York especially !


  4. Totally agree with York. The racing was wonderful at Ascot on the first three days. I was there on Tuesday, but give me York as a race-going experience any time.


  5. There’s a book on that very subject. It’s a reasonable read; ‘From Aintree to York’ – fella does exactly that! I’m not sure anyone has done it here in Ireland, but it would be more of a pamphlet than a book 😉


  6. Had a much better day than all of Ascot combined in terms of winning. I love festival though even if I don’t win.


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