Horse racing matters

Well, now the baseball season is over, I’d better get back to other issues! Please, its very hard to talk about transgender issues, without knowing what people would like to know about, so feel free to give me ideas in the comments section, and I will see what I can do.

In the good old days, this week would have marked the end of the flat season, in horse racing. In terms of turf racing, it still is, but nowadays we have all year around all weather racing, so the cut off point has got totally lost in the process. To be fair, with summer jump racing too, its even harder to spot where that starts and ends, but anyway…

But in a sense, the working week starts tomorrow, and a great deal of the interest will not revolve around a race in this country, or indeed this hemisphere. Early Tuesday morning our time, we will have the race that supposedly stops Australia for the afternoon, the Melbourne Cup. But because of the time difference, all betting shop bets will need to be placed tomorrow. Beyond the year that Dermot Weld won the race with Vintage Crop, and indeed started the UK and Ireland invasion of the race, it hasnt really crossed my concious that much.

But I’m told that its a combination of Cheltenham Festival (though on the flat), and Royal Ascot rolled into 1 day! No, I doubt I will ever see it, far too far away for my elderly body to go visit. And yes, too early in the morning to worry about getting up and watching it!

So the video, well, its an Aussie, singing about ‘That Day’, seems rather apt.

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